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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.
This research is part of an effort to develop a reliable commercial rooftop unitary (RTU) field service/repair (also known as “retrocommissioning”) protocol, along with a higher level of confidence in the associated energy savings necessary to justify RTU service programs. This report documents the results of the Phase 2 project.
This white paper, also known as "My Car Is Smarter Than Your Building," looks at the lessons controls-savvy cars can teach us about how high performance and enlightened controls standards can lead to more energy efficient buildings.
The 25% Solution developed by the Office of the Future Consortium (OTF Consortium) strives to reduce the site electrical energy use in office spaces by 25% or more, using Title 24-20051 as a baseline for minimum performance in California and ASHRAE 90.1-20042 as the minimum baseline for the rest of the country.