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Seventhwave Offers Free Energy Analysis Tools

Seventhwave, the nonprofit high performance building design think tank, has recently released several energy analysis tools online for free. These tools and resources gauge the impact of design decisions and set realistic energy performance goals

Vapor Intrusion Best Practices for Brownfield Redevelopers

Across the country, former industrial facilities are finding new life as they are repurposed for use as nonindustrial commercial spaces, such as retail, churches and even schools.

Five Questions to Ask When Considering Automated Demand Response for Facility

Residential demand response programs are growing in popularity. Residents reduce their energy bills while maintaining control over their home’s comfort, and utilities increase reliability by reducing strain on the grid.

Embracing Change with the Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech

Next-Generation Professionals Designing the Future of Buildings

College students worldwide are developing their building science knowledge and skills through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero). They design and present zero-energy-ready buildings in well-defined contest areas

West Branch Library

A California city started from scratch for its new library instead of renovating after it outgrew space for its vital community programs. The new, net zero energy library will meet its diverse community’s needs for years to come.

Enhancing Value of LED Commercial Lighting Investment with Tubular Daylighting Devices

Incorporating TDDs into a building design enhances the value of an LED investment. TDDs deliver this result by reducing electric lighting and HVAC energy expense as well as deferring LED replacement costs.

Measuring Water Conservation Against Performance

Living Building at Georgia Tech: Designing and Operating for Health and Happiness

Given the fact that Americans spend 90% or more of their time in and around buildings, careful design of these environments is increasingly important. As the Living Building at Georgia Tech nears completion of the design development phase, careful attention is being paid to ensure that the project provides a “nourishing, highly productive, and healthy built environment.”

From Reactive to Predictive: A Shift in Facilities Management Practices

Today’s businesses are rethinking the way they operate their facilities, using IoT and analytics to transform operations from reactive to predictive-based. Forward-thinking facility managers are, in turn, able to optimize comfort, energy spend, and maintenance at the same time via intelligent analytics gleaned from connected building systems.
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