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 (download at right). Article co-authored by Adam McMillen of Seventhwave; Paul Torcellini, NREL; and Sumit Ray and Kevin Rodgers, University of Chicago.