Jayson Antonoff of the Global Buildings Performance Network argues the benefits of linking building energy codes with benchmarking and disclosure policies.
We must start addressing operational performance to meet sustainability goals on a large scale, says Mark Frankel of the New Buildings Institute.
The move will sync the code with Standard 189.1 to provide a single resource for code officials and project teams while likely modifying LEED.
Current codes are too full of red tape to foster innovation housing and building. Are pink codes the solution? Why some say yes and others say not so fast.
Expanding our range of expected outcomes from high-performance buildings is key to meeting aggressive environmental goals.
While all energy codes strive for continual improvement, they reflect different philosophies affecting buildings' form and performance. In the U.S., jurisdictions prescribe specific practices at the design and construction stages, while Europeans tend to set broad benchmarks, implement post-occupancy enforcement, and let technical advances flourish.
Builders and environmentalists take to the courts to sort out which energy regs will prevail.
Parker became a national energy exemplar under the stewardship of one inspired building official.
Using the International Energy Conservation Code as a guide for improving existing buildings.
Stretch or reach codes help states and jurisdictions push baseline efficiency levels. Could they spur national code development and adoption?
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