Boston Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust, and co-development partner, Hines, announced that Salesforce Tower is now the tallest building in San Francisco and will soon be the tallest office building west of Chicago. It features an HVAC system that will distribute outdoor air to each floor.
High-performance-building-related credentials from certifying bodies like ASHRAE, the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and many others can help mechanical contractors show they have expertise and experience in certain areas.
With commercial building codes mandating increasing levels of efficiency and energy prices only continuing to rise, many building owners are looking for ways to boost building performance in both new and existing buildings. These case studies highlight several ways in which HVACR solutions have been implemented to help building owners meet their energy-efficiency and comfort goals.
Standard is open for public comment until May 9, 2016
May 3, 2016
An ASHRAE draft standard that describes a methodology to apply building energy modeling to the design process is open for industry input. ASHRAE Standard 209P defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance using building energy simulation and analysis.
Trimble has announced the acquisition of London/New York-based Sefaira Ltd., a leading developer of cloud-based software for the design of high-performance buildings. Trimble said the acquisition expands its design-build-operate (DBO) portfolio.
In an effort to provide Congress with appropriate guidance on the impact buildings have on our health, safety, and welfare, the HVAC industry has banded together to form the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC).
Acquisition to complement and augment JLL’s growing focus on high-performance buildings
June 19, 2015
JLL has signed a letter of intent to acquire CoR Advisors, a smart building consulting and solutions business. Founded in 2009 by Darlene Pope, CoR Advisors specializes in helping transform buildings into energy efficient, high-performance facilities. The acquisition is expected to close this month.
Conference Focuses on the Practical Application of High Performance Building Modeling
May 14, 2015
ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its “Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings,” Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2015, in Atlanta, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
With today’s technology, it’s possible for a high-performance building to integrate and optimize all its major functions while also ensuring energy efficiency and comfort. Yet, while opportunities abound for HVAC contractors in this niche, many say there are still barriers restricting the growth of high-performance buildings.