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Building Envelope

Building Envelope March 26, 2013

Building envelope: Testing and commissioning best practices

Due to the increased interest in high-performance buildings, more attention is being paid to how envelope assemblies affect interior comfort and energy performance.

By James Bochat, LEED AP, NEBB Cx, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix
Building Envelope October 23, 2012

Commissioning best practices for building performance

Follow these best practices to ensure a building meets the performance standards required by the owner and design engineer.

By Jim Bochat, LEED AP, NEBB CCP, NEBB RCCP, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix
Building Envelope October 12, 2012

Commissioning HVAC systems thoroughly

By examining all aspects of the HVAC system and its components—from design through commissioning—the system will run more efficiently and effectively.

By Edward Hurtz, PE, LEED AP, CxA, GRAEF, Milwaukee
Building Envelope January 1, 1970

Lab-planning details that matter

If a researcher is struggling to perform a particular task, making a change to the architectural details of the lab space can help improve productivity.

By Mark Paskanik, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CRB, Raleigh, N.C.