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Posted @ 7/27/2016 3:33 PM By Martha Parsons
Zondits, July 2016, by Matt Lockwood.
"This month, our State of Technology series focuses on energy codes. Let’s talk about two innovations in development over the last decade in energy codes: outcome-based energy codes and zEPI [Zero Energy Performance Index]. Both started as dreams of energy code wonks to address the problems with existing code and benchmarking solutions, and both have been gaining prominence and momentum in the energy codes world."
Posted @ 6/8/2016 5:15 AM By Martha Parsons
Engineered Systems, May 2016, by Chris Miller and Eddie Ortiz.
"Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the authors pursue some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll."
Posted @ 6/15/2015 1:20 PM By Martha Parsons
Sustainable Business.com, News, May 26, 2015.
"Seattle has settled on Smart Buildings as part of their next stage of economic growth.... The business plan centers around a Smart Buildings Center - a hub for collaboration on these technologies - and a degree program that trains professionals in the field at South Seattle College - a BA in Sustainable Building Science Technology that begins this year."
Posted @ 6/1/2015 5:29 AM By Martha Parsons
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), Report #E15-289, May 20, 2015.
"The report highlights trends, barriers, and opportunities for high-performance projects, with a focus on Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. This 2014 study discusses potential intervention strategies to increase adoption of new design and construction best practices for high-performance commercial buildings. CLEAResult led this project - which includes literature review, market data and stakeholder interviews - with additional support from New Buildings Institute."
Posted @ 4/6/2015 5:48 AM By Martha Parsons
Home Power, Mar.-Apr. 2015, by Katrin Klingenberg and others.
"The Passive House approach to passive solar home design optimizes a home’s energy and economic performance with the three tenets of passive design—insulation, windows, and mass."
Posted @ 4/1/2015 6:09 AM By Martha Parsons
Engineered Systems, Mar. 2015, by Mohamed Abaza.
"The importance of focusing on energy optimization in existing buildings is crucial to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In the U.S., existing buildings represent 85-90% of entire building stock (75+ billion sq ft). Buildings are responsible for an estimated 40% of U.S. primary energy use, 72% of electricity consumption, 39% of carbon emissions, and1 13.6% of potable water consumption."