High Performing Buildings - Winter 2008 - (Page 1)
EDITOR’S COMMENTARY Reaching Out H IGH P ERFORMING B UILDINGS 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-2305 Phone: 404-636-8400, Fax: 404-321-5478 www.HPBmagazine.org EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD W elcome to High Performing Buildings. This new quarterly magazine is published by ASHRAE and distributed to building owners, facility managers, architects and engineers. Our mission is to help decision makers in the building community learn about the beneﬁts of innovative technologies and energy-efﬁcient design and operation. We’ll be doing this with case studies of exemplary buildings, developed through the support of leading practitioners in the sustainability movement. Most case studies will include measured performance, and try to answer the critical question: Is the building working as intended? This is important to the credibility of the sustainability movement as the ﬁrst wave of environment friendly buildings has been part of the building landscape for several years. Articles also will include a “lessons learned” section where building designers and operators explain what went right, what went wrong, how problems were resolved, what could have been done better, and a lot more. We believe this is almost required reading for the building community. We’ll also be providing special perspectives. An example in this issue, “The Proof Is Performance,” is especially relevant. It was written by practitioners involved in some of New York City’s most notable sustainable buildings. Some might ask, Why is ASHRAE launching a magazine on sustainable buildings, when this industry is being served by many excellent magazines and newsletters? The answer is that ASHRAE, as the engineering engine that drives sustainability, has committed itself to creating a more sustainable built environment and is developing the technical resources to make this possible. Examples include ASHRAE’s goal to increase the stringency of the U.S. national energy standard (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1) by 30% by 2010, to develop guidance that will lead to net-zero energy buildings by 2030, and to publish the nation’s ﬁrst sustainability standard for high performance buildings. This magazine is an important part of this commitment, says 2007 – 08 ASHRAE President Kent Peterson, P.E. “It is essential that ASHRAE share both the technologies and measured performance of high performance buildings if we’re going to change the status quo and help transform the building industry to a more sustainable built environment.” We hope you enjoy this new magazine, and take advantage of a free subscription at www.HPBmagazine. org. We’d also like to hear from you, so send your letters, comments and suggestions to HPBmagazine@ ashrae.org. Allan Daly, P.E., Taylor Engineering Roger Frechette, P.E., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP David Grumman, P.E., Grumman/Butkus Associates Sheila Hayter, P.E., National Renewable Energy Lab Donald Winston, P.E., Durst Corporation EDITORIAL Fred Turner, email@example.com Sarah Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org ASSOCIATE EDITORS Jamie Graebner, email@example.com Rebecca Matyasovski, firstname.lastname@example.org COPY EDITORS Jeri Eader, email@example.com Christopher Weems, firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR DESIGN Susan Carabetta, Carabetta Hayden Design PUBLISHING SERVICES PUBLISHING SERVICES MANAGER PRODUCTION David Soltis Jayne Jackson, Tracy Becker Greg Martin, email@example.com Vanessa Johnson, ADVERTISING ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER ADVERTISING PRODUCTION COORDINATOR firstname.lastname@example.org C I R C U L AT I O N CIRCULATION SPECIALIST David Soltis, email@example.com PUBLISHER W. Stephen Comstock M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T High Performing Buildings describes measured performance of practices and technologies to promote better buildings, presenting case studies that feature integrated building design practices and improved operations and maintenance techniques. ISSN 1940-3003 (print) and 1940-3054 (digital) Published Quarterly Copyright 2007 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329. Standard class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia, and additional mailing ofﬁces. Letters/Manuscripts Letters to the editor and manuscripts for publication should be sent to: Fred Turner, Editor, High Performing Buildings, firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscriptions High Performing Buildings is free to qualiﬁed subscribers. Nonqualiﬁed subscriptions cost $19 in the U.S. and Canada and $31 outside the U.S. and Canada. Single copies are $6 in the U.S. and Canada and $12 outside the U.S. and Canada. Subscriptions can be completed at www. HPBmagazine.org/subscribe. Postmaster Canadian Agreement Number 40031197. Canadian return address: Station A, P.O. Box 54, Windsor, ON N9A 6J5. E-mail: returnsIL@imex.pb.com. Change of Address Send current address to High Performing Buildings, P.O. Box 1254, Skokie, IL 60076 or visit www. HPBmagazine.org/addresschange. Digital Copies High Performing Buildings can be viewed digitally at no cost by visiting www.HPBmagazine.org. Environmental Impact Statement High Performing Buildings is printed on ST Generation II, surface treated opaque paper containing 30% recycled post-consumer ﬁber, EcoLogo certiﬁed and manufactured using Biogas Energy. Fred Turner Publication Disclaimer ASHRAE does not necessarily agree with any statement or opinion in this publication. 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