The District of Columbia's Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is enacting new Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) to help DC become the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the country. More
Net Zero Buildings Magazine explores how the ZEN Building, the largest zero energy-capable facility in the nation, is a test bed for emerging building technologies and shows the world what can be economically accomplished today.
The balance of creating beautiful and innovative embassies that also exceed stringent safety, efficiency, and accessibility requirements is explored in the recent CNN article, “Diplomatic Design: New U.S. Embassies Make an Architectural Statement.” The EYP-designed embassy in Oslo, Norway, is one of only five global facilities selected to demonstrate successfully meeting this challenge.
Building energy use is the primary contributor to greenhouse gas emissions for colleges and universities. Benchmarking and monitoring allows institutions to identify which buildings have the greatest savings opportunities, and what technologies and changes are appropriate for those buildings. In our work with colleges and universities, we’ve identified campus wide savings potential between 18% and 56% of their current cost and carbon impacts. We have help our clients achieve these savings with proven cost effective technologies and maintain this savings over time. We have also helped our clients understand their energy use and performance and avoid costly and unnecessary audits and studies by simply tracking and comparing energy and emissions use. More
EYP engineer George Marshall authors this article in Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine on how clients can take advantage of HVAC energy savings by having their engineers rethink heating-water temperatures with sustainability in mind. See what George says about how energy efficiency demands impact HVAC design, how various new products and systems help users achieve efficiency in water-heating systems, and the benefits of low-temperature hot water systems.