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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 3,396 views]

Many design practitioners believe that a collaborative design and construction team processes will lead to better decision-making, but improved relations alone do not necessarily mean increased energy efficiency. Along with the pursuit of deeper energy savings, Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”) is one of the most intriguing current innovations in the…

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[16 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 5,739 views]
The Future is Now – Two Buildings Certified as “Net Zero”

Earlier this year, we covered the launch of the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Certification.  The certification, which is the first program that provides third party certification of net zero energy performance, builds upon the Living Building Challenge framework made up imperatives focusing on performance criteria.  Read …

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[11 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 3,484 views]
The Bullitt Foundation’s Cascadia Center’s Energy Performance


Designed to be the most energy efficient commercial building in the world – at least for the moment – the Bullitt Foundation’s Cascadia Center… will achieve this objective through integrated architectural and engineering design, cutting-edge technology and components, carefully selected building materials and conscious choices by tenants.
In 2007, Congress

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[24 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,200 views]
Free Design Guidance for Small and Medium Office Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy has released the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small and Medium Office Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Building…—the first in a series of four new construction Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs). K-12 Schools, Medium to Big Box Retail

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[16 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,453 views]
What’s in Your Net Zero Energy Design Toolkit?

Analytical software? Diagnostic tools? Have you started putting a toolkit together? Do you know where you’d begin?
A team of University of Oregon undergraduate architecture students, members of the UO student ASHRAE… (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) chapter, will soon be able to provide some advice.