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Editor’s commEntary Beyond Green 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, E-mail: info@HPBmagazine.org Editorial advisory Board W e realize that this is beating our own drum, but we want you to know that High Performing Buildings magazine recently received one of the two grand prize awards from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). The 2008 Beyond Green™ HighPerformance Building Awards recipients were honored Feb. 26 on Capitol Hill as part of a Congressional briefing to recognize outstanding initiatives and real-world applications that shape, inform, and catalyze the market for high-performance buildings. ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings magazine won the overall award for High Performance Initiatives. This annual award is presented for policy programs, educational initiatives, consumer awareness efforts, research product development or new construction initiatives. The other major award, for High-Performance Buildings, was presented to HOK/Devrouax and Purnell Architects for Washington Nationals Ballpark, the first major league green stadium. WHILE AWARDS are nice, and this one is especially important, the true measure of success is whether we’re meeting the needs of readers. We are well aware that magazines are competing for people’s time, and people today have lots of options. With this in mind, we are working with our editorial advisors to add new features and improve our coverage. One of the improvements is to develop a consistent and simple way to report energy use. The purpose is to help readers readily assess how well the building is performing, and make the articles easier to read. Providing energy data is our biggest challenge, but it remains the most important way to determine if a building is really high performing. We also plan to add columns and articles on buildings that were designed to be high performing but didn’t work as intended. We believe there is much to be learned from these buildings. Some of these columns might be anonymous. We also plan to add letters from readers, so send them in. And we’ll be adding at least one page in each issue on innovative products. WHAT WE don’t plan to change is our focus on working exemplary buildings. This issue is filled with examples. These features demonstrate that high performance is attainable and cost-effective. Sophia Greenbaum, SBIC’s executive director, said this perspective led to the Beyond Green award. “While SBIC places an emphasis on sustainability, we’re here to show that sustainability can be achieved in the real world even when multiple goals compete for attention and budgets.” The Editors David Grumman, P.E., Grumman/Butkus Associates Sheila Hayter, P.E., National Renewable Energy Lab Adam W. Hinge, P.E., Sustainable Energy Partnerships Vivian Loftness, FAIA, Carnegie Mellon University Michael Nicklas, FAIA, Innovative Design Donald Winston, P.E., The Durst Organization Editorial Fred Turner, fturner@ashrae.org Sarah Foster, sfoster@ashrae.org associate editors Rebecca Matyasovski, rebecca@ashrae.org Charlotte Tubbs, ctubbs@ashrae.org Christopher Weems, cweems@ashrae.org copy editor Jeri Eader, jeader@ashrae.org editor managing editor dEsign Susan Carabetta, Carabetta Hayden Design P u B l i s h i n g s E r v i c E s a n d c i r c u l at i o n publishing services manager production David Soltis Jayne Jackson, Tracy Becker Greg Martin, gmartin@ashrae.org Johnson, vjohnson@ashrae.org advErtising advertising sales manager advertising production Vanessa 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 2009 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-2305. Standard class postage paid at Atlanta, Georgia, and additional mailing offices. 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 40064709. Canadian return address: Station A, P.O. 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High Performing Buildings - Spring 2009
Two Harbors High School
Normand-Maurice Building
VSP Vision Care
Szencorp Building
Concord Retrofit
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High Performing Buildings - Spring 2009