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Corporation Hall: Kalamazoo, Mich.

Home to America’s first outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, Kalamazoo, Mich.’s downtown has persisted as a vital part of the city, making it the ideal location for a developer seeking to revitalize the neglected 137-year-old Corporation Hall by integrating technology with sustainable and energy-efficient design.

Web Exclusive Q&A: Corporation Hall

Go in depth with author Perry Hausman, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED AP BD+C.

Bullitt Center: Seattle, Wash.

Learn how the Bullitt Center is pushing the bounds of sustainable design—and how tenant buy-in is contributing to lower than expected energy use.

Web Exclusive Q&A: Bullitt Center

Learn more about the authors behind the Bullitt Center case study.

Sweetwater Spectrum: Sonoma, Calif.

Sweetwater Spectrum is a new national model for supportive housing, designed to offer life with purpose and dignity for adults on the autism spectrum.

Web Exclusive Q&A: Sweetwater Spectrum

Learn more about how the authors approached this project and the challenges they encountered.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center: New Orleans, LA

Recognizing that the most important product of a research lab is not chemicals, but insights and innovation, designers of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center sought to maximize human performance with daylight, views to nature, and places for reflection and collaboration.

Web Exclusive Q&A: New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Go in depth with author Z Smith.

Progress and Products at Greenbuild

The green-building industry gathers annually at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for education, networking and to see the latest in green products and innovative ideas.

Ten Tips for Operating and Maintaining High Performance Buildings

High performance is a journey, not a destination, and for most building operators and managers, it comes in incremental steps.
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Finding Common Ground: Defining Zero Energy Buildings

Buildings that produce more energy than they consume have moved from concept to increasingly common reality in recent years. But until a few months ago, no general, industry-wide agreement existed as to what exactly defined such a building.

Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

When disasters strike, buildings can turn into traps as they did in Hurricane Katrina, or they can provide places of refuge.

LED Lighting

When designers of the first net zero energy school in the U.S. considered how they would approach the lighting design differently using today’s LED technology, the results extended far beyond just switching out the lightbulbs.

IAQ in HPB Case Studies

Good indoor environmental quality is a key goal of high performing buildings, but often is not factored into sustainable building discussions and programs.

Rainwater: The Untapped Resource

Energy and water are inextricably linked. Roughly one quad of energy per year could be saved in the United States if we reduced water consumption by 10%.
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VRF Zoning: An Ideal HVAC Solution for Multifamily Applications

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Greenheck Project Profile: Wausau Curling Center

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Seismically Certified HVAC Equipment

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HPB Chinese Edition

ASHRAE is pleased to announce publication of its first Chinese Edition of High Performing Buildings magazine!

Visit www.hpbmagazine.org/china to learn about reducing environmental impacts of buildings in Asia and elsewhere.

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