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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?

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Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing:
What We Have Learned and
What We Still Need to Know

conferences and trade shows, BuildingEnergy
Pro Tours, BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines and more.

New technology-from rooftop solar to smart thermostats to smartphones-
is upending utility monopolies with rapid innovation.
By John Farrell

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Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging
in Rainscreen Systems

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My PEI is Better Than Your PEI

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Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design

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From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward
Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home

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Solar Policy in the Northeast:
What's New, What's Next?

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BuildingEnergy Green Pages

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Index to Advertisers / Ad.com

A NESEA membership is $55/year, which includes
BuildingEnergy magazine.

How the Mayor's Office of Sustainability's Building Technical Working Group turned
Building Data into 80 x 50 Interventions.
By Liz Hanson and John Lee

Even if we were to plan adequately for "the next Sandy," the next disaster will not be
exactly like the last. We should also be thinking about earthquakes, heat events, and
man-made disasters.
By Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP

the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the
to NESEA members), our annual BuildingEnergy

Strategic Planning 2016: The NESEA Board and Membership guide the "what;"
the staff determines the "how."
By Jennifer Marrapese and Michael Bruss

New York City is Transforming Buildings
for a Low Carbon Future

systems thinking and clean technology. We advance
built environment through this magazine (distributed

From the Executive Director and Board Chair

Results show that it is possible to reduce thermal bridging by 50 percent or greater by
employing careful detailing and products that are readily available.
By Andrea Love

Using Personal Energy Intensity (PEI) to influence occupant behavior and maximize
energy project impact.
By Saheel Chandrani

New software tools enable designers to perform life cycle assessments directly in a
building model, enabling life cycle-based product decisions as building designs are
generated.
By Roderick Bates

Can you really build a net zero energy house based on learnings from an online course?
The short answer is yes!
By Tom Lambert

If solar businesses in the nine Northeast states can harmonize and prioritize their issues
first, they can become more effective leaders for solar policy region-wide.
By Karl R. Rábago and Mike Trahan

This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond
is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year's Green Pages and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016

From the Executive Director and Board Chair
New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?
Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Rainscreen Systems
My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
BuildingEnergy Green Pages
Index to Advertisers / Ad.com
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - BuildingEnergy Green Pages
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