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E d i t o r ’ s c o M M E n t a r y Market Transformation t’s been four years since we launched this magazine in the midst of an historic construction meltdown. The environment couldn’t be more different as we enter our fifth year of publishing case studies with verified performance. A report* from McGraw Hill says that the value of green construction starts grew 50% between 2008 and 2010, and now represents more than 25% of the market for new construction. What’s even more important is that the transformation is continuing. The report says nonresidential green building activity is expected to triple in five years when it will represent 40% to 48% of new construction, and $14 to $18 billion in major retrofit and renovation projects. This is spilling over into production of new technologies and building design where high performance has become a competitive advantage. An example is the dramatic growth** in the market for high-efficiency HVAC systems. The market is expected to more than double to $6.4 billion between 2011 and 2017. THERE ARE probably many reasons for transformation to more sustainable buildings. First is the strong business case that includes reduced operating cost, and increased building value and return on investment. There are also the environmental drivers. Buildings represent 38.9% 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: HPBmagazine@ashrae.org Editorial advisory Board I of energy consumption and account for 38% of CO2 emissions. Another is codes, standards and regulations that mandate improved performance. One is ASHRAE Standard 189.1, which has given jurisdictions a tool to codify green building practices. Meanwhile, ASHRAE Standard 90.1 has raised the minimum efficiency for nonresidential buildings by 30% since 2004 with plans to raise it by 50% by 2013. THEN THERE’S the development of a base of expertise to design, apply and operate high performance buildings. More than 170,000 people now have received LEED credentials and opportunities continue to grow for people who want to learn to apply green technologies and improve energy efficiency. And possibly most importantly, public support for sustainability continues to expand. This is translating into political support and a corporate culture that sees value in a green image. WITH ALL of this progress, there’s still much to be learned and that’s where we hope this magazine helps. We provide actual performance data in each case study so building professionals can better understand what works, and how well. We also include lessons learned so professionals can learn from the experience of others. This edition is filled with more examples. We hope you enjoy it. Lindsay Audin, Energywiz 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 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 Jeri Eader, jeader@ashrae.org EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR d E s i g n 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 Vanessa Johnson, vjohnson@ashrae.org advErtising ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER ADVERTISING PRODUCTION P u B l i s h E r 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 2012 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 40037127. Canadian return address: Station A, P.O. 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Greenhouse Wood Use Net Energy Gases Wastewater Solid Waste 13 tons (89 28 Million 8,443 lbs CO2 40,665 2,469 trees saved) BTUs saved equiv. saved gallons saved pounds less Publication disclaimer ASHRAE does not necessarily agree with any statement or opinion in this publication. The appearance of any technical data, editorial material or advertisement in this publication does not constitute endorsement, warranty or guarantee by ASHRAE of any product, service, process, procedure, design or the like. *McGraw-Hill Construction. “Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth.” **Pike Research. “Energy Efficient Buildings: Global Outlook.” http://www.HPBmagazine.org http://www.HPBmagazine.org/subscribe http://www.HPBmagazine.org/addresschange http://www.HPBmagazine.org/addresschange

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