Rising to the 2030 °Challenge

Lorenz, Michael R.; Schwarz, Michael H.
September 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Sep2007, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p24
The article highlights the process of evaluating a near-complete design of a commercial building project in New Jersey as part of the 2030 °Challenge, which advocates an immediate 50-percent reduction in the fossil-fuel-based energy consumption of new buildings. The phases include determining how the building compared with a code/baseline energy model, selecting some viable design features and technology options that could further reduce energy usage and adding some viable alternative energy generation technologies to the proposed design.


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