We need middle schools, high schools and 2 to 4 story office buildings from around the country that were designed to comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 (or equivalent) or ASHRAE 90.1-2004 code (or equivalent).

Why? We are conducting a study to collect and analyze basic building data including actual monthly energy use of 168 secondary schools and medium offices in 14 climate subzones across the U.S. The study will be based on actual energy cost analysis, with supporting building energy modeling, energy audits, and surveys of construction, facility, and operations staff. The study will be used to determine common factors among best and worst buildings and to provide recommendations for future energy codes and standards developments.

Do you know of any such building and want to help the project? Please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Joe Zhou, at jzhou@seventhwave.org or fill out a simple, two-minute online survey. We will then contact the building owner or designer for additional information.