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Achieving real-world building energy performance

In an article published in Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Connor Jansen of Seventhwave discusses how building project performance goals can have a better chance of remaining front-and-center throughout the design process. Read more.

Seventhwave receives $1 million to advance performance-based design

Seventhwave will receive $1 million from DOE to demonstrate new approaches for procuring high efficiency buildings through its Accelerate Performance project. Performance-based contracts provide an incentive to build efficiently, encourage going beyond code requirement minimums, and provide an excellent return on investment with low risk. Learn more.

Driving owner demand for verified energy performance in commercial buildings

Some building owners achieve performance by setting an absolute, measurable energy goal at the beginning of the project. This emerging contract method spurs energy efficient building and balances risk to create cost effective solutions. Millions of square feet are built every year that will not perform as expected. This new procurement approach drives better design and guarantees performance. Read more about it in the April edition of the ASHRAE Journal. Article co-authored by Adam McMillen of Seventhwave; Paul Torcellini, NREL; and Sumit Ray and Kevin Rodgers, University of Chicago.

ASHRAE features Hackel/Schuetter article

The April 23 issue of HVAC&R Industry, ASHRAE's free weekly eNewsletter, features a 2013 article by senior energy engineers Scott Hackel and Scott Schuetter on best practices for commissioning automatic daylighting controls. Download the full article.