High Performance Buildings Blog

Industrial Energy Efficiency is Key to Global Competitiveness

Neil Maldeis October 23, 2013 05:00 AM

The BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations, recently released a new policy report on industrial energy efficiency. It notes that America’s manufacturing sector – the world’s largest – can keep its lead by taking advantage of the huge opportunities to increase energy efficiencies, cut waste and save on operating costs.

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Windy City Makes Building Owners Prove Energy Savings Claims Aren't Blowing Smoke

Neil Maldeis October 17, 2013 05:00 AM

Although several U.S. cities have energy efficiency requirements for large commercial and residential buildings, Chicago has become the first one to mandate the verification of building energy data.

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The Real Drivers of High Performance Buildings

Neil Maldeis October 11, 2013 05:00 AM

There has been a lot of discussion in the industry lately about the factors that are really driving how people are thinking about high performance buildings.

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Don't Let Rising Costs of Building Materials Cut Short Your High Performance Buildings Journey

Trane High Performance Buildings September 25, 2013 05:00 AM

According to a study by Navigant Research, the worldwide market for green construction materials will more than double in the next seven years to more than $250 billion by 2020. Just how this impending spike in demand will impact the cost of green construction is difficult to predict, but it's safe to say that construction costs will increase for projects that involve these materials.

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Is the Construction Industry Resisting Lifecycle Cost Decision Metrics?

Lou Ronsivalli, Jr September 9, 2013 05:00 AM

A recent Environmental Leader article claims that decision-makers at many organizations are faced with budgetary restrictions that often hinder the adoption of the best suited technology or project, even when the better solution will cost less over the long haul.

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