Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Office building in Greensboro, North Carolina

Built in 1971 and located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, this office building is one of a number of commercial buildings constructed for local banks during the 1970s. Self-Help has owned and operated the property since 1998, and it currently houses 21 office tenants, all of which are non-profit organisations. The building is a representative example of the large stock of B-class commercial office buildings that make up the skyline of most U.S. cities.

Tusco Display

Tusco Display’s facilities in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, are an impressive example of how investing in the energy efficiency of buildings can boost profits in a competitive market. The custom fabrication company has used energy efficiency as a strategy to lower costs, improve productivity, and remain competitive in a challenging commodity market with both domestic and international competition.

Biological Sciences Laboratory - University of Minnesota

The retrocommissioning of the University of Minnesota’s Biological Sciences laboratory is an outstanding example of a modest efficiency investment that delivered strong financial performance.

Constructed in 1969, Biological Sciences is a dual-purpose teaching and research laboratory with eight floors, located on the University’s St. Paul campus. No significant efficiency improvements were made to the building in the years preceding the recent retrocommissioning effort, which began in June 2013 and concluded in January 2014.

HORIZON 2020: Call for energy-efficient buildings

On 15 October 2015 , the new energy-efficient buildings (EeB) calls for 2016 were launched in the context of Horizon 2020. The calls aim to help deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease CO₂ emissions, both in relation to new buildings and to the renovation of existing buildings.

 

SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses, in an attempt to meet tough new targets for zero carbon housing.