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As we advance toward a more energy-efficient built environment, building owners are seeking guidance on how to maximize the energy performance of their buildings. Many owners are concerned about the cost and effectiveness of the tools necessary to achieve this goal, but tools such as the Retrofit Savings Estimator help streamline the energy analysis process, Colorado Real Estate Journal reported. (9/2/2015) Read article

"NIBS and USDOE have created a set of clear and concise definitions for zero energy buildings that will help to narrow the broad array of terminology currently used in the industry,” said Ralph DiNola, CEO of New Buildings Institute. After leading an extensive stakeholder engagement process over the past year and a half, the Energy Department released its findings in the recently published A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings. Read more

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Congressional Members Look at Reinventing Existing Buildings

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I had the honor recently of addressing members of Congress on opportunities for “reinventing” existing buildings to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and productivity. The morning briefing was hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy.

Why existing buildings? Here are the stats: Read more »


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