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#Post-occ studies now made easier via the cloud

#Post-occ studies now made easier via the cloud

Credit: Credit: *clairity* / Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license Enlarge Close LEED certification is no guarantee of building performance. A 2008 New Building Institute (NBI) study —funded by the U.S. Green Building Council with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—found that 25 percent of 121 LEED certified buildings had an Energy Star rating below 50—that is, “they used more energy than average for comparable existing building stock.” But post-occupancy studies of allegedly sustainable projects are few and far between. One reason for this is that owners don’t have the resources—time, budget, staff, or equipment—to monitor building performance after move-in. As a result, architects lose an opportunity to analyze if and how their sustainable design efforts work in the real world. Technology has recently stepped in to ease the burde...

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