All articles with the tag "building performance".
Even Buildings Need Owner’s Manuals: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
published Sep. 2015
Buildings with complex, constantly changing, and intermittent occupancy require easy-to-use controls that can respond to the building’s changing heating and cooling needs. Without such systems, it can be too convenient to run buildings in “occupied mode” all of the time, which results in wasted energy.
Submetering is Key for Verified Performance: New Orleans BioInnovation Center
published May. 2015
The actual utility bills for the initial 12 month period (120kBtu/sf/yr) closely track that projected by computer simulation (119 kBtu/sf/yr). This level of verified performance is reinforced at the operations level by fine-grained energy and comfort monitoring. Each ~1000sf lab + support area unit is individually metered, enabling the building owner to track and compare lighting and plug load consumption, identifying best-practice high performers.
You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure (with Dashboards): J. Bennett Johnston Hall Renovation
published Mar. 2015
Labs use about four times more energy than office buildings and are among the highest energy users of any building type commonly built, surpassed only by data centers and fast food restaurants. Lab energy use is driven by ventilation requirements and lab equipment, so for the J. Bennett Johnston Hall Renovation at Tulane University, providing an energy dashboard for the building staff and students was a high priority.
Buildings Are Only As Good As Their Occupants: 930 Poydras
published Jan. 2015
How much do occupants drive energy consumption in multifamily building types? Our research at 930 Poydras starts to provide insight into this important question for energy efficiency. The project was the first residential high rise built after Katrina, and contains 250 units on top of an 8-story parking garage and 1st floor retail space that meets the street. Each month, EDR manually reads and records all of the meters in each mechanical room throughout the building to collect fine-grained energy use data on the building for research purposes.
From $60,000 to $30,000 Per Year for Utility Bills: Transfiguration of the Lord Church
published Oct. 2014
Six months after reopening, the Transfiguration of the Lord Church, a post-Katrina renovation project that we completed in 2011, was on track to spend $60,000 a year in energy costs - more than 8 times the national average for houses of worship.
EDR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE
published Jun. 2012
In a new role as Director of Sustainability and Building Performance, studio Associate Z Smith, PhD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is now leading major advancements for Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in our long-term commitment toward enhanced environmental performance.