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12/06/2013

How New Commercial Buildings Could Save Big

 
New California construction would see a drastic cut in energy use.

According to a recent report, new California construction could see a drastic cut in energy use if the state upgraded its commercial building energy codes to a “Low Energy Case,” which is a model that increases building energy efficiency beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Potential figures are:

  • Energy use: -19.8%,
  • Energy costs: -24.5%
  • Carbon emissions: -22.6%
  • Life-cycle cost: -1.3%

The report, “Benefits and Costs of Energy Standard Adoption in New Commercial Buildings: State-by-State Summaries,” makes use of a new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) database and software, which allows for the simulation and analysis of energy efficiency measurements for buildings. The tool, known as Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS), is expected to be publicly released as a free resource in the upcoming year.

Energy standards currently adopted by states range from ASHRAE 90.1-1999 to ASHRAE 90.1-2007, while some states do not have a code requirement for energy efficiency. This report allows users to see how upgrading to newer codes could affect the local jurisdiction.

To see how other states stack up, see NIST's full report.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
04/24/2015

New technology could reduce risk of hospital-acquired infections.

04/23/2015

Seismic activity shown to affect nearly half of Americans.

04/22/2015

New technologies will cut use of climate-damaging refrigerants.

04/21/2015

Guidelines will ensure reliability of solar investments.

04/20/2015

Cloud-based application measures the effect of climate change on facilities.

04/17/2015

Rule will improve energy efficiency for wide range of pump types.

04/16/2015

Emissions rise marginally in 2013.

04/15/2015

Protocol will speed introduction of new roof products. 

04/14/2015

Better food choices, exercise options at work shown to reduce obesity.

04/13/2015

New design responds autonomously to changes in thermal energy.

04/10/2015

Guidelines include short-term, long-term energy efficiency goals.

04/09/2015

1.5 MW milestone reached.

04/08/2015

Plant molecule to improve roofing sustainability.

04/07/2015

ASHRAE revision will incorporate new developments, strategies to improve air quality.

04/06/2015

Green programs combine to improve building sustainability.

04/02/2015

New guides will drive down startup costs.

04/01/2015

Green features expected in hospitality facilities.

03/31/2015

U.S. photovoltaic capacity reaches new record for photovoltaic installations.

03/30/2015

New technology driving increased demand on healthcare systems.

03/27/2015

Capital ranks #1 in certified buildings.

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