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From the Board Chair

12

Product Choices for High-Performing Building:
Materials Matter

18

Designing Solar for High-Density Areas

22

High Performance Building Valuation Techniques

26

Starting with the End in Mind:
Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations

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Seeing the Future of NESEA. The time has come for a shift in scale, scope and urgency.
By Phil Kaplan

For designers and builders seeking to build a better project, materials selection is the
next frontier.
By Charley Stevenson and Matt Root

An exploration of the opportunities, challenges and potential of urban solar.
By Eric Wallace and Alex Mirabile

Practical guidance for getting the fairest appraisal for your high performance properties.
By James F. Finlay MRICS, with support from Bruce Wiley

Planning, client engagement and training are the keys to long term, efficient operations
and maintenance.
By Nathan Gauthier

31

Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational
Change in Commercial & Public Buildings:
The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
It takes educated, motivated occupants for buildings to perform as designed.
By Temur Akhmedov, LEED AP, CEM and Dr. Mark Meo

36

Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work

41

Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy
For Energy Savings

45

Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side
Operations for NYC Agencies

51

The Retrofit Revolution

60

Index to Advertisers

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Capacity Campaign donations are more than just money; learn how to get involved.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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From the Executive Director

Equipment upgrades provide significant opportunity to meet aggressive energy reduction
goals in existing buildings.
By Barry Stephens

Stretch codes offer a high impact approach to higher building efficiency and lower
environmental impact in local housing stock.
By Mark Frankel and Stacey Hobart

New York City's Division of Energy Management has introduced a data-driven approach to
optimizing energy loads in public buildings.
By Susan Cohen and Tarek M. Arafat

Creating standardized, scalable solutions to improve the look, comfort and energy
performance of New York State's affordable housing stock.
By Loic Chappoz

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018

From the Executive Director
From the Board Chair
Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
The Retrofit Revolution
Index to Advertisers
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - intro
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover1
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover2
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 3
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 4
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 5
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Executive Director
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 7
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 8
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 9
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Board Chair
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 11
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 13
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 14
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 15
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 16
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 17
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 19
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 20
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 21
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 23
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 24
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 25
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 27
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 28
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 29
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 30
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 32
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 33
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 34
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 35
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 37
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 38
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 39
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 40
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 42
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 43
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 44
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 46
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 47
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 48
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 49
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 50
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - The Retrofit Revolution
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - insert1
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - insert2
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 57
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 58
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 59
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 61
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 62
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover3
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