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Methodologies to Improve Commercial Building Code Compliance

Methodologies to Improve Commercial Building Code Compliance

Presented at the AESP 26th National Conference on February 3, 2016 Ari Michelson, Brian McCowan, Frances Chase, ERS Building energy codes in the U.S. have come a long way in the past three decades, increasing in complexity along the way. This is especially true for the commercial building sector, where codes have rapidly transitioned from

how buildings actually perform

It is Time to Learn How Buildings Actually Perform

Brian McCowan for Zondits, May 15, 2015. Image credit: gr8effect The move toward outcome-based building performance assessment and code compliance is a major step forward for energy efficiency efforts. The outcome-based methodology is so logical, in fact, that most people outside this industry already assume that the energy performance of commercial buildings, and especially those