High Performance Buildings Blog

How Does Your Company Define Sustainability?

March 11, 2014 02:33 PM

Green construction is expected to increase along with overall construction activity in 2014. Despite market pressures, or perhaps because of them, companies and building owners are emphasizing sustainability measures that lead to greater building efficiency, lower costs and a more productive workforce.

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How Energy Modelling Tools Can Create Efficient High Performance Buildings

Neil Maldeis, Energy Engineering Manager March 6, 2014 09:40 PM

An inside look at why it is important to engage in modelling before you make retrofit decisions, including financial factors to consider and how to use energy modelling to predict results

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What's Next for High Performance Buildings?

February 28, 2014 03:34 PM

Green builder Hammer & Hand recently released its ten predictions for the US high performance building industry in 2014. To no surprise, the predictions cover a wide-range of variables, including the impact of new products entering the market, procedural and policy shifts that focus on performance-based measures, and the international energy efficiency movement’s effect on the US market.

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Improving the Performance of Historic Buildings While Preserving Their Unique Characteristics

Trane High Performance Buildings January 11, 2014 06:00 AM

More than 1.4 million places – including buildings, districts and landmarks – are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which receives more than 30,000 applications each year. Most are at least 50 years old and meet one or more of the following four criteria for historic status: recognized as the site of an historic event, associated with a famous person, designed or built in a distinctive way, or yielded important historic or prehistoric information.

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How Building Owners can find the Right Way Forward in Energy Efficiency

Sean McBride January 2, 2014 06:00 AM

Energy efficiency is a journey, and the sooner started the better. Waiting for the next generation of technology sacrifices a significant net present value opportunity, and can also lead to the paralysis of...

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