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12.01.17 - Seventhwave offers free energy analysis tools
ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings publication featured several Seventhwave energy analysis tools that are available online for free. These tools and resources gauge the impact of design decisions and help building owners and design teams set realistic energy performance goals.

11.22.17 - The EUI Analyzer Tool from Seventhwave
Facility Executive magazine featured an article on Seventhwave’s EUI Analyzer Tool. This tool was developed to support the Department of Energy’s Accelerate Performance utility new construction program. This online energy analysis tool is designed to help building owners, facilities managers, and design teams establish energy use intensity (EUI) targets for the buildings they own, operate, and design.

11.21.17 - Right from the beginning
Seventhwave’s Brett Bridgeland provided insights on the importance of early design charrettes and scaling performance-based procurement to help owners and design teams achieve aggressive and achievable energy performance goals.

11.20.17 - University of Chicago project honored for community impact, design, construction
The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons has won three Design-Build Institute of America awards, including the first-ever Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility.

08.14.17 - ComEd adopts DOE Accelerate Performance pilot as official new construction program offering
Seventhwave is working closely with leading electric utility provider, ComEd, to launch an innovative new construction program to support customers in achieving superior energy performance. In June, ComEd adopted Accelerate Performance as an official offering through its energy efficiency program portfolio.

02.20.17 - Accelerate Performance recognized by E Source
As E Source put it, the year 2016 was tumultuous for energy efficiency. We’re proud to be recognized on their list of top 20 technologies and trends (alongside Amazon, Tesla and others) for our Accelerate Performance initiative—an innovative procurement approach for superior energy performance.

02.02.17 - Turning energy goals into reality
Seventhwave’s Connor Jansen and Dave Vigliotta team with NREL’s Paul Torcellini to help building owners get the energy performance they demand. Performance-based procurement raises the bar on actual energy performance without raising the cost.

10.18.16 - Accelerate Performance recently featured in Minnesota CIP News

09.20.16 - Gang: Design-build dorm 'supreme success'

09.08.16 - "Mouth, meet money"
Seventhwave's Adam McMillen talks to Building Green about performance-based procurement and how the industry is doing on performance outcomes.

06.24.16 - AASHE hosts webinar with Seventhwave and University of Chicago
On June 22, Adam McMillen, director of energy consulting at Seventhwave and Mike Stopka, sustainability director at University of Chicago delivered a webinar on performance based procurement for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Watch the archived version at the link above.

06.23.16 - Infusing your design-build contract with energy requirements
Seventhwave's Adam McMillen, director of energy consulting, and Dave Vigliotta, director of marketing and strategic partnerships, were featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Sustainable Chicago Magazine. Adam and Dave discuss our U.S. Department of Energy initiative Accelerate Performance and how owners can benefit by including a measurable EUI target in their new construction RFP or contract.

02.25.16 - 4D modeling guides residence hall enclosure

12.09.15 - Studio Gang: City Hyde Park and University of Chicago Campus North Residence Hall

12.01.15 - High-performance buildings: update on NREL facility in Colorado

10.06.15 - ECSU part of $2M green building pilot
ECSU's Institute for Sustainable Energy will work with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Wisconsin-based Seventhwave to incentivize developers to enter into energy performance-based contracts.

10.01.15 - Upending convention, design-build dorm pushes style
A discussion about design-build at the University of Chicago.

09.15.15 - Accelerated Performance press release