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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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Energy incentive programs, green building rating systems, and energy labeling programs are commonly based on percent savings past code minimum. This white paper proposes a more stable scale to replace percent savings. Project developed by Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) with funding and guidance from Southern California Edison.
This is the companion Technical Support Document for the 2012 IECC commerical Proposal which outlines the energy simulation methodology that was used to predict the energy savings for new commercial buildings. These savings are based on NBI’s Core Performance Program, a voluntary prescriptive program intended to provide predictable energy savings for new commercial buildings.
The Office of the Future (OTF) is a consortium of some of North America’s largest and most progressive energy utilities committed to finding new ways to address energy efficiency in the commercial buildings market.