Energy-Efficient Buildings Needed
- Energy Policy Act of 2005 Incentivizes Energy-Efficiency Initiatives. // Buildings;Mar2006, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p24
The article provides information on the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the first effort of the U.S. government to address U.S. energy policy since the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The law provides new tax incentives for a number of solar and energy-efficiency measures. The article presents the...
- Study explores efficiency in commercial buildings. // New Hampshire Business Review;1/13/2012, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p25
The article reports on a findings of a study conducted by New Buildings Institute, which summarizes the extent to which operations and occupant behavior impact a building's energy use compared to design characteristics, and provides perspectives on building energy performance.
- 20 by 20. // ASEE Prism;Sep2012, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p19
The article offers information on the Philadelphia Navy Yard, consisting of 120 firms such as Tasty baking Co., which is a test bed to reduce energy consumption of commercial buildings in the U.S. by 20% by 2020.
- Time is running out to take advantage of tax incentives on your building's efficiency. Czarnota, Michael; Cummings, Daniel // Illinois Banker;Oct2008, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p12
The article offers information on the Energy Policy Act of 2005 in Illinois. As stated, the bill has incentives designed to nudge commercial property owners toward greater energy-efficiency and long-term energy savings. In addition, the high cost of fuel, coupled with the opportunity to save the...
- 50 steps to efficient design. Bisel, Clark // Energy User News;Aug98, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p16
Presents information on fifty energy efficiency issues associated with commercial building design. Mission which energy efficiency has taken; Result of maximizing energy efficiency gains; In-depth look at the fifty energy efficiency designs. INSET: Six steps to integration.
- Survey paints picture of building energy use. // Health Facilities Management;June97, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p8
Reports on how much the United States commercial buildings spent on energy consumption in 1992 according to the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. The survey as a part of the International Facility Management Association's 1996 Corporate Facilities Monitor; Findings of the survey.
- Go Public with Building Performance. Penny, Janelle // Buildings;Dec2011, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p18
The article discusses how energy rating requirements affect the U.S. commercial building market by rewarding high-performing buildings. It says that the free Portfolio Manager of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely the most popular operational rating tool with more and more...
- Energy performance optimization for Army installations. Zhivov, Alexander; Liesen, Richard J; Richter, Stephan; Jank, Reinhard; Underwood, David M; Neth, Dieter; Woody, Alfred; Björk, Curt // Building Services Engineering Research & Technology;Feb2013, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p87
Buildings contribute to a large fraction of energy usage worldwide. In the United States alone, buildings consume about 40% of total energy expenditure, including 71% of electricity and 54% of natural gas.1 The Army alone spends more than US $1 billion for building-related energy expenses. The...
- Pipe Dreams, Markham Realities. Smith, John G. // Canadian Consulting Engineer;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p22
The article features the city of Markham in Canada whose 30 million square feet of residential, commercial and institutional buildings rely on a central district energy system. Markham District Energy thermally connects 7 million square feet of commercial, institutional and residential space by...