25 Jun '13, 1pm

Ant Wilson of @AECOM talks about optimising the operational performance of buildings in this new blog:

Ant Wilson of @AECOM talks about optimising the operational performance of buildings in this new blog:

With energy bills now a major factor in the outgoings of most businesses, optimising the operational performance of buildings has never been more important. The good news is there is scope in the design of building services to select more efficient equipment both in terms of the operational energy it will consume during its life time and the embodied carbon/energy in the system. One area that has been repeatedly raised at workshops on heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting is to do with using the correct calculation methods and knowing how to select the most appropriate design conditions. There seems to be a big buzz in the industry at the moment about the “Performance Gap” – the difference between how buildings are intended to perform on paper and how they actually perform in the real world. It appears to me that many of the discussions about this are like comparing a...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/doing-more-less

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