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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is developing a new rating system for buildings that gives an energy efficiency grade between A and F.
Date: 08/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
Autodesk is working on upgrading their building performance modeling software to make energy retrofits cheaper, easier, and more accessible to small scale building owners.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
By designing buildings to be super energy efficient and then generating any energy they need through rooftop solar, net-zero energy buildings are possible.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
By investing in energy efficient appliances and systems, a building owner can save money and make their property more appealing to tenants.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
To reduce the energy used by commercial buildings, the International Code Council has launched the International Green Construction Code initiative, which models code for new and existing buildings.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
According to a recent study of 25 LEED commercial projects, buildings that invest heavily in energy efficiency performed better than those that focused on other aspects of the LEED certification.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling, Economic Impact
The US Green Building Council is attempting to improve the LEED building certification due to inaccurate projections of energy use.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling

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