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[17 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 3,654 views]
DOE Announces Guide for More Energy Efficient Retail Buildings The following post appeared in Environmental Design and Construction on January 10. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of the third installment in a series of four 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs). This latest guide will help architects, engineers, and contractors design and build highly…

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,078 views]
Atlas Shrugged:  The Burden of Energy Performance As an architect or engineer striving to increase building energy performance, do you often feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? The combined load of client expectations, the 2030 Commitment, energy models addressing multiple baselines, and LEED documentation, must all be optimized within budget constraints as you…

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[3 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 4,175 views]
On the Path: Rating the Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings Wouldn’t it be convenient to compare the energy performance of commercial buildings as readily as you can compare the mileage ratings of different vehicles? Local and state governments around the Northwest are implementing programs to facilitate this process. While the proposed programs, so far, will all rely on EPA’s ENERGY…