High Performance Buildings Blog

Benchmarking Can Reveal Surprising Results

Trane High Performance Buildings June 11, 2013 05:00 AM

We’ve discussed the critical importance of evaluating high performance buildings often on this blog (for example, here and here), and a recent article from Greentech Media highlights this again. In short, it’s never enough to simply cut the ribbon on a high performance building and pat ourselves on the back. Continuously evaluating and benchmarking against business goals is the only way we will continue to strengthen our technology, the buildings we support and the industry as a whole.

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A Collective Approach to Increase High Performance Building Adoptions

Trane High Performance Buildings June 5, 2013 05:00 AM

The research firm Frost & Sullivan recently noted the changes and evolution of the high performance building industry in the last several years, driven in large part by the growing IT influence on physical systems and the recession’s financial pressures, have sped up the development and adoption of many efficiency technologies.

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Trane High Performance Building Profiled in Case Study

Trane High Performance Buildings May 29, 2013 05:00 AM

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization, has released a case study of the energy savings of Godrej Bhavan building in Mumbai, India. Trane was a significant partner in the upgrades and transformation of this high performance building, including manufacturing and installing the HVAC and building management system with digital energy meters that continuously monitor and adjust energy use.

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Sweat the Small Things; They may Make a Huge Difference

Trane High Performance Buildings May 13, 2013 05:00 AM

We often think about high performance building construction or retrofits as large, multi-month or multi–year projects. But it’s important not to overlook the small things that may end up making a huge difference in the performance of your building and the health of your occupants.

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Subjective Assessments of High Performance Buildings: What the Numbers Don’t Tell You

Trane High Performance Buildings May 7, 2013 05:00 AM

When measuring the performance of a building, whether new or retrofitted, it’s easy to get caught up in the metrics: the speeds, the volumes, the percentages, the of lengths time…the list goes on and on. But what many of us forget is the importance of subjective assessments when evaluating the operations of our high performance building (HPB).

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