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E D I T O R ' S C O M M E N T A R Y Excellent Examples O nly four times in the 25-year history of ASHRAE's Technology Awards program has a project been selected to receive the Award of Engineering Excellence. This award, which recognizes the best of the best in innovative building design, was given in 2014 to Peter Rumsey, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, for the net positive energy David & Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in Los Altos, Calif. A case study in this issue delves into the design and performance of this project that achieves a trifecta of energy efficiency, comfort and beauty. Building operators have actually reduced energy use since the building opened in 2012, all while improving occupant comfort- the Foundation's number one goal. CHILLED BEAMS reduce heating and cooling energy, while an enhanced envelope eliminates the need for perimeter heating. Design strategies such as operable windows, individually dimmable lighting and a dedicated thermostat per chilled beam in each office give more control to users, enhancing comfort. The Headquarters demonstrates the Foundation's commitment to restore and protect the planet while also improving communities. In its effort to drive a sustainable future, the Foundation is encouraging the 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 replication of its headquarters' base design by providing project details on its web site. THE PACKARD FOUNDATION is one of four case studies in this issue designed to operate on a net zero energy basis, and three of those projects have reached or exceeded the goal. The projects, which include educational facilities, an office and a bank, branch represent the broadening appeal of net zero design as more building owners recognize the array of benefits that it offers. And Oakland University's Human Health Building represents the expanding view of sustainability that is increasingly including human health. Considering that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors (according to the EPA), it makes sense to consider the built environment's role in human health and wellness. The health education facility is designed to enhance the quality of life for building occupants in addition to promoting environmental wellness. Measures to promote good indoor air quality, ample daylighting, spaces to relax and interact, and views of a restored wetland support physical health as well as mental well-being. We hope you enjoy this issue. Charlotte Tubbs 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. 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 Kent Peterson, P.E., P2S Engineering Kenneth Seibert, P.E., CMTA Consulting Engineers Donald Winston, P.E. 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 Alger, jalger@ashrae.org ASSISTANT EDITOR Tani Palefski, tpalefski@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 David Soltis Jayne Jackson, Tracy Becker PUBLISHING SERVICES MANAGER PRODUCTION ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, ASHRAE MEDIA ADVERTISING Greg Martin, gmartin@ashrae.org ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Vanessa Johnson, vjohnson@ashrae.org P U B L I S H E R W. Stephen Comstock ISSN 1940-3003 (print) and 1940-3054 (digital) Published Quarterly Copyright 2015 by ASHRAE, 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. 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High Performing Building saved the following resources by using Somerset Matte Recycled and Escanaba Matte Recycled papers. 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. http://www.HPBmagazine.org http://www.HPBmagazine.org http://www.HPBmagazine.org/subscribe http://www.HPBmagazine.org/addresschange

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of High Performing Buildings - Winter 2015

High Performing Buildings - Winter 2015
Oakland University Human Health Building
David & Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters
Locust Trace AgriScience Center
PNC Net Zero Bank Branch
Portland Community College Newberg Center
HPB Technology
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High Performing Buildings - Winter 2015