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LEED v4 Now Fully Active

LEED v4 Now Fully Active

Beginning Nov. 1, the fourth version of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program will be its only active certification.
Products Showcased at Expo, High Above the City

Products Showcased at Expo, High Above the City

The 531 exhibitors on display at the 2016 Greenbuld International Conference & Expo 2016 Oct. 5-7 offered opportunities to see a wide variety of products and services available to professionals within the sustainable building industry.
Evaluation of Factors Impacting EUI from High Performing Building Case Studies

Evaluation of Factors Impacting EUI from High Performing Building Case Studies

A recent study investigated case studies from High Performing Buildings magazine and ASHRAE Technology Awards from 2010 to 2015. It evaluated the impact of factors such as location, climate, HVAC and building type.
Balancing Glazing, Building Envelope, and Thermal Comfort

Balancing Glazing, Building Envelope, and Thermal Comfort

In the developed world, mechanical systems such as perimeter heating, compensate for shortcomings in envelope performance to provide a thermally comfortable environment. However, with an increased interest in maximizing energy efficiency and fa├žade transparency, as well as providing healthy spaces for occupants, this model is due for reconsideration. 
Working Outside the Box: Pros, Cons of Open-Plan Offices

Working Outside the Box: Pros, Cons of Open-Plan Offices

The open-plan office spaces now ubiquitous across many industries are a source of annoyance for some people, especially those who prefer freedom from distractions, and for those who want to control their interactions with others. Generally speaking, research suggests that people in open-plan offices are less happy with their workspaces overall, and may be more likely to call in sick.

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Finding Common Ground: Defining Zero Energy Buildings

Finding Common Ground: Defining Zero Energy Buildings

Buildings that produce more energy than they consume have moved from concept to increasingly common reality in recent years. But until a few months ago, no general, industry-wide agreement existed as to what exactly defined such a building.
Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

When disasters strike, buildings can turn into traps as they did in Hurricane Katrina, or they can provide places of refuge. 
LED Lighting

LED Lighting

When designers of the first net zero energy school in the U.S. considered how they would approach the lighting design differently using today’s LED technology, the results extended far beyond just switching out the lightbulbs.

HPB Chinese Edition

ASHRAE is pleased to announce publication of its first Chinese Edition of High Performing Buildingsmagazine!

Visit www.hpbmagazine.org/chinato learn about reducing environmental impacts of buildings in Asia and elsewhere.

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