This report on Energy Efficient Buildings examines the concepts of energy efficiency in both commercial and residential building designs.
This report discusses the methods, planning, and technologies facility managers, and energy engineers are using to reduce energy costs, and increase efficiencies. Efficient energy use means simply using less energy to provide the same level of service. Examples include insulating a building, and installing fluorescent lights and/or skylights. Efficient energy use is achieved primarily by means of a more efficient technology or process rather than by changes in individual behavior.
This report includes case studies of various types of facilities that have successfully implemented technologies and processes to reduce energy use. Some of the methods used include site planning, maximizing passive solar heating, tight building design, and thermal insulation of walls, basement slabs, and foundations to reduce heat loss by 25 to 50%.
Green building now integrates a wide range of building design, construction, and operation and maintenance practices to provide healthier living and working environments and minimize environmental impacts. Crucial to the success of green building has been the application of integrated design principles, a whole-building-systems approach, which brings together the key stakeholders and design professionals as a core team to work collaboratively from the early planning stages through to the building's occupation.
Case Studies include:
Masdar City, Dubai
Energy-Efficient Building Designing of the Louisiana Capitol Complex
Energy Efficient Building Programs in Hawaii
Enermodal Engineering's Building
Major Players mentioned in this report:
In this comprehensive report, you'll learn about trends in technologies, building design concepts, government incentives, and funding an energy efficiency project.
This report is a guide for the energy engineer, facility manager, VC investor and commercial building owner or operator.
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Publication Date: January 2011
Publisher: Energy Business Reports