Getting to Outcome-Based Building Performance Event Report

Report / May 6, 2015 / Codes And Policy

This report summarizes the work undertaken by a group of building industry thought leaders who gathered for a Performance Outcome Summit in August 2014 in Seattle, Washington. During a day and a half workshop, the group examined the opportunities, barriers and next steps that will transition the commercial building industry from estimating energy use, based on models in the design phase, to measuring real performance outcomes, based on actual energy use in an occupied building. This report was developed by the event hosts, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and New Buildings Institute (NBI).