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Publish Date: December, 2009

Science & Engineering (S&E) Building I is one of five buildings in the initial phase of development at UC Merced. This case study examines the actual post-occupancy energy performance of S&E in relation to design elements and objectives.

Publish Date: November, 2009

National Lighting Power Density Comparisons. This table shows NBI's Core Performance LPD figures alongside all comparable codes.

Publish Date: November, 2009

Fenestration Proposal and Reason Statement EC165. The commercial fenestration requirement, sponsored jointly by New Buildings Institute (NBI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

IECC Opaque Proposal (43.37 KB PDF)
Publish Date: November, 2009

Opaque Proposal and Reason Statement EC147. A comprehensive change for commercial energy code requirements, sponsored jointly by New Buildings Institute (NBI), the American Institue of Architects and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Publish Date: October, 2009

A synopsis of the comprehensive and integrated  revisions to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) submitted by NBI, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Publish Date: September, 2009

Can an old brick barn, converted into office space, really be among America’s most energy efficient buildings? It’s starting to look that way. A look at the challenges and benefits of a late-nineteenth century brick barn turned office space.

Publish Date: September, 2009

The year-long study, "Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings," suggests significant opportunities for program improvement, even while it is clear that LEED is having a positive impact on building energy performance. As this information has been made publicly available, several common questions have been asked about how LEED data was summarized in the report. While many of the answers to these questions are addressed in the report itself, we have developed a factsheet of Frequently Asked Questions to facilitate access to the answers.

Publish Date: August, 2009

The Core Energy Code represents the proposed 2012 IECC language for additional energy efficiency in commercial buildings. It is based on proposals submitted jointly or severally by New Buildings Institute, American Institute of Architects and the US Department of Energy to the 2012 International Code Council. It may be subject to revision during the IECC Code Development Cycle.

Publish Date: August, 2009

Green building program energy efficiency strategies often use integrated design, precluding the measurement of results simply from deemed savings of specific measures. This paper describes the use of whole-building measured energy use, by month and fuel, to evaluate the achievements of high performance building programs at both the individual building and program level.

Publish Date: July, 2009

Under a project for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NBI researched trends and new technologies in advanced metering as used in energy information systems (EIS).