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Chicago Publishes Inaugural Report of Energy Use in Commercial Buildings Chicago Publishes Inaugural Report of Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

The Windy City's evaluation highlights that reducing energy intensity could lead to a 23-percent drop in energy use and $77-million in annual savings. Read more

The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the Next Big Thing in Green Building
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The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the Next Big Thing in Green Building

How the USGBC and other organizations are starting to gather data that can change... Read more

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Denver City Energy Project Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions, Energy Use Denver City Energy Project Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions, Energy Use

The voluntary program encourages commercial and multifamily building owners to measure building performance using Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager tool. Read more

Greenbuild Preview: Three Product Trends to Watch For
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Greenbuild Preview: Three Product Trends to Watch For

On view at the annual sustainable design event in New Orleans this year will be... Read more

Architects are More Productive Than Statistics Indicate
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Architects are More Productive Than Statistics Indicate

In the past 50 years, productivity in the construction industry has dropped 0.32... Read more

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Foresight for Year of Change Foresight for Year of Change

Unleashing the power design, one architect at a time. Read more

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2013 R+D Awards Winner: Wireless Sensor Network 2013 R+D Awards Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

The basic steps to improving building performance—add insulation, update windows, etc.—are obvious, but KieranTimberlake wanted to prove that they work. Read more

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Plus ça Change Plus ça Change

Foregrounding performance metrics with the COTE Top Ten Plus Award. Read more

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Incorporating Building Management Systems into Architecture Incorporating Building Management Systems into Architecture

Building management systems bring us one step closer to dummy-proofing your clients’ lives—if we can design and program them correctly. Read more

Philadelphia to Require Energy Benchmarking
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Philadelphia to Require Energy Benchmarking

By June 1, 2013, non-residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet will be... Read more

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