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The Edge: Atlanta

Existing buildings hold tremendous potential for reducing the overall environmental impact of energy used by buildings. One Atlanta design firm sought to prove the possibilities for energy excellence in an existing building by transforming a 1940s former hardware shop. Located in a historic neighborhood undergoing revitalization, the project also exemplifies the complexities involved and care required to maintain ongoing performance in a living, breathing building.

Roxbury E+ Townhomes: Boston

Conceived as a replicable prototype for family-friendly, energy-efficient urban townhomes, this four-unit project in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood is proving the possibilities for market-rate, high performance housing. Traditionally, highly sustainable housing has been designed on a custom basis, available to customers willing to pay the associated cost premium. This net positive energy project proves that sustainable housing can also be affordable for homeowners, make business sense for developers and help reinvigorate urban neighborhoods.

Web Exclusive Q&A: Corporation Hall

Making a building from the late nineteenth century into a high-performing showplace is no easy feat. Author Perry Hausman, P.E., talks about the challenges of retrofitting an historic building.

Web Exclusive Q&A: Bullitt Center

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

Web Exclusive Q&A: Sweetwater Spectrum

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

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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