Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency June 18, 2019

What is Standard 189.1, and why does it matter?

ASHRAE Standard 189.1: International Green Construction Code is gaining industrywide consensus and momentum to become the all-in-one, go-to solution for code-enforceable green building design.

By Adam McMillen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, IMEG Corp., Naperville, Illinois
Energy Efficiency June 12, 2019

The new norm of energy efficiency

Energy-efficient buildings and products are becoming the norm rather than the exception.

By Amara Rozgus
Energy Efficiency June 10, 2019

How to use IgCC and Standard 189.1

The 2018 edition of the International Green Construction Code unifies several energy-efficiency and green building codes and standards.

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP; DNV GL, Oak Brook, Ill.
Energy Efficiency June 4, 2019

How is a municipal building in Illinois helping lead the way in sustainable design?

As the first net zero energy designed municipal building in the state, the Countryside City Hall and Police Department is leading the way as an example of sustainable design and civic architecture for Illinois.

By Jonathan Tallman
Energy Efficiency May 28, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Sustainability and energy efficiency

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects that require energy-efficient designs. In essence, they could be considered giant people storage facilities for different stages of life. College dormitories, for example, contain young adults in their late teens and early twenties. Assisted living facilities hold people in their later years. However, engineers know these structures are more than just simply boxes to keep human beings in. They’re as complex and varied as the people inside.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Energy Efficiency May 23, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Codes and standards

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects with highly specialized codes and standards that must be adhered to.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Energy Efficiency May 22, 2019

Power generation: Where were we then? Where are we now?

A change in tide in domestic fuel resources and the introduction of renewables transforming how we operate our grid has led to significant shifts in the energy industry.

By Joe Estrada
Energy Efficiency May 13, 2019

Green Trends in Higher-Ed Design

Over the last 10 years, some of the biggest changes seen in higher education projects are in the standards now expected for green design.

By Lawrence Speck and Freddy Padilla
Energy Efficiency May 6, 2019

Faster building performance analysis helps architects meet AIA 2030 goals

Autodesk reached out to develop a case study about Page's experience, which also allows the firm - and others in the industry - to easily assess progress against the AIA 2030 Commitment from the earliest stages of the design process.

By Page
Energy Efficiency May 3, 2019

What you need to know about building commissioning

The unprecedented technology advancements of the last three decades have only made the built environment more sophisticated, but at the same time the perceived relevance of commissioning has suffered.

By John Wixson