High Performance Buildings

In this issue of High Performance Buildings (HPB) learn how the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate project team gained employee support of energy-efficiency goals even before the building opened. Integrated design maximizes passive strategies such as daylighting, but employee cooperation, especially involving plug load reduction, has proven key to the project’s exemplary energy performance. This issue also features the Zero Net Energy Center, which was transformed from a typical 1980s commercial building at a cost comparable to a conventional retrofit.

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HPB Spring 2015

This issue of High Performing Buildings features a museum, an airport terminal and a project that includes a lab and data center, all inherently high energy-consuming building types. Learn how the facilities capture energy resources from their surroundings, including the use of bay water for heating and cooling and the use of waste heat from a data center, to reduce energy use. A Singapore case study demonstrates how net zero energy performance can be achieved in the tropics.

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