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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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[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…

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,159 views]
Deep Retrofit Resources If you are not familiar with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) you should be. With a mission “to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources”, the non-profit develops strategies “to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables.” For up-to-date resources supporting high performance…

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[30 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,498 views]
Brand New Energy Modeling Guidelines While you may not find them on the racks at airport bookstores, COMNET’s recently published Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines and Procedures are a lot more interesting than you might imagine. While intended as a guideline for building energy modelers and simulation software developers, architects interested in learning to increase…