As proof of the real estate industry’s growing commitment to decarbonization, membership in the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance has grown to more than 70 companies.
To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.
National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council report addresses ways to improve the performance of the nation’s existing building stock and outlines efforts undertaken to date and the challenges that still remain.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.
This program evaluates commercial properties in six areas, including operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; and training and education.
Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.
Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
There are no prerequisites for the HP Principles course—industry professionals of all levels are invited to participate.
National Institute of Building Sciences makes free tool available to the public via the WBDG.
As an alternative to rectangular ducting, this approach is a more efficient delivery system when conditions are suitable. From the August 2013 issue.
“A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance” assesses specific building improvements and identifies the best performing solutions.
As the nation’s largest holder of real estate, the federal government has the opportunity and resources to influence the development and implementation of integrated building operation, maintenance, and space utilization practices.
EIA is suspending work on its 2011 survey due to budget constraints, which means the last reliable data, from the 2003 survey, is nearly a decade old.
Citing the gap between existing construction codes and green rating systems has been filled, the ICC encouraged the U.S. government to reference the IGCC in an effort to apply sustainable design principals to the design and construction of new federal buildings.
Recognizing his lifetime commitment to sustainable building practices, ASHRAE President Gordon Holness has been recognized with the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) Award.
Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.
These awards recognize facility managers and other building industry professionals for their support of high performance commercial buildings in the Northwest with an emphasis on energy efficiency.
If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare industry.
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