High Performance Buildings Blog

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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Sustainability in Higher Education - Bringing New Life to Old Institutions

Rich Penner December 26, 2013 06:00 AM

When most people hear the word “sustainability” they think of consumer products, like post-consumer paper cup`s from a local coffee shop. It’s harder to get people to understand how sustainability applies to our infrastructure, like the buildings in which we all live, work, learn and play.

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Data Centers, Warehouses, and Others Impacted by Newest Version of LEED

Trane High Performance Buildings December 20, 2013 06:00 AM

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched the newest version of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Program, LEED v4, at the Greenbuild International Conference on November 20, 2013 in Philadelphia.

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Get Your Ducts in a Row to Unlock Hidden Energy Savings Potential

Trane High Performance Buildings November 25, 2013 06:00 AM

Is there money hidden in your building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? One often overlooked cost savings opportunity may be lurking in your ducts if your building uses a traditional...

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Green Building Congress Sets Construction Goal for India Buildings - What will it Take to get There?

Neil Maldeis November 21, 2013 06:00 AM

There is a huge opportunity to expand the number of green buildings in India, which currently make up less than five percent of the market, according to recent discussions at the 2013 Green Building Congress...

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