Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued an ambitious challenge to architectural firms in 2006: Make all new buildings, developments, and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. In the intervening decade-plus, more than 400 firms with projects in nearly 100 countries have signed onto the AIA’s … Read more…

Energy Efficiency Best if ‘Built-In’ from the Start

Energy Efficiency Best if ‘Built-In’ from the Start

To be most effective, building energy modeling should be used early in the design process when decisions that have significant impact on energy performance – building orientation, shading, light exposure, window-to-wall ratios, mechanical system type – are finalized. However, architects and engineers often use rules … Read more…

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