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Document type: Presentation
Publication Date: June 2011
Focus: Code Development, Green and Advanced Codes

Presentation given at the ASHRAE Annual Meeting, ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Committee; June 29, 2011; Montreal Canada.

Main topics included:

  • Progress Indicator and Prototype Models developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Energy Use Comparison Between ASHRAE Standards 189.1-2009 and 90.1-2010
Document type: Other
Publication Date:
Focus: Green and Advanced Codes

This article (published in ASHRAE Journal, January 2005) presents a compilation of resources available to assist designers in the various stages and aspects of sustainable building design.

Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Date:
Focus: Adoption, Green and Advanced Codes

This study analyzes measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction (NC) buildings, providing a critical information link between intention and outcome for LEED projects. The results show that projects certified by the USGBC LEED program average substantial energy performance improvement over non-LEED building stock. This Executive Summary briefly summarizes key study findings. See the full report for further detail on study methodology and results.

Document type: Comparison
Publication Date: May 2011
Focus: Green and Advanced Codes

Green building codes should save energy — use this comparison to evaluate how the energy efficiency requirement of basic compliance with these green building codes and beyond code programs compare to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and meet the sustainability goals of your community.

Document type: Resource Guide
Publication Date: September 2011
Focus: Adoption, Code Development, Green and Advanced Codes

The Going Beyond Code Guide is designed to help state and local governments design and implement successful "beyond code" programs for new commercial and residential buildings. The goal is to help states and localities establish voluntary or mandatory programs that go well beyond traditional minimum code requirements for new buildings.

Document type: Brochures/Fliers, Program Information
Publication Date: June 2011
Focus: Adoption, Green and Advanced Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program offers experience ranging from energy to wastewater and all sections of green building programs in between.