12 Jan '18, 12pm

Ultimate Building Efficiency Requires Team Integration

Ultimate Building Efficiency Requires Team Integration

The report promotes integrated project delivery as a way to achieve the greatest energy efficiency. Image: Alliance to Save Energy How much more efficient can HVAC, lighting, and other building systems get? Not much more while still remaining cost effective, according to a recent report from the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). In the face of these diminishing returns, claims the report, the best way to coax our buildings to save more energy is through systems efficiency . That means finding ways to integrate high-performing systems so that they perform even better as a whole. An example of systems efficiency is capturing heat from wastewater to pre-heat domestic hot water. The report includes extensive recommendations for building professionals, policymakers, equipment manufacturers, and others. To maximize the benefits of systems efficiency for a given project, design prof...

Full article: https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/ultimate-building...

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