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The Daylighting Pattern Guide (DPG) is a free, interactive tool that helps design teams incorporate proven daylighting strategies into commercial building projects for substantial reductions in lighting power consumption and overall building energy use. Learn more in this print friendly factsheet.
With rising demand for green building, lighting design professionals are called upon not only to deliver great lighting plans but also to incorporate the most advanced, energy-saving strategies and technologies. For nearly two decades, the Advanced Lighting Guidelines (ALG) has helped. Learn more in this print friendly factsheet.
Advanced Buildings® is a suite of tools and resources that helps design teams create high performance commercial buildings that stand out for their energy efficiency and healthy environments. The suite is managed by NBI. Learn more in this print friendly factsheet.
The Core Performance Guide is a prescriptive path that results in buildings that are up to 25 percent more energy efficient than conventional buildings. Learn more in this print friendly factsheet.
This training facility showcases the organization’s conservation activities. The LEED Gold rating reflects the mission of the Trustees of Reservations, which is “To preserve for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.”
This series of smaller buildings in San Rafael, CA reflects a contemporary vision that includes a strong commitment to environmental responsibility.
One of the explicit energy goals for this building was to achieve net-zero carbon emissions on a recurring annual basis. The most significant strategies employed to maximize energy conservation focused on the building’s cooling, heating, and lighting systems. Due to the warm climate, the building’s largest energy load is cooling.
Plano Elementary School serves 435 students in Warren County, Kentucky. The building includes 32 classrooms, 14 offices, six resource centers, media center, gym, server room, and cafeteria with kitchen. There are 20 public schools in this district and five of those have received Energy Star labels.
In Falmouth, MA a 19th-century summer home is respectfully adapted with the addition of a contemporary office, laboratory, and common spaces. The integration of passive-solar and energy-conservation strategies, optimal performance, and onsite renewable power generation make this building 83% more efficient than a minimally ASHRAE compliant building.
For this two-story building in Cupertino, CA the design process moved through six steps to responsibly approach carbon neutral operation and roughly track increasing cost effectiveness.