Tag: LEED

City Gateway, said Cathy Higgins, director of research at the New Buildings Institute, is “the first in the Southeast of this type to reach this ambitious level.”

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“Until now, there has been no independent way to design, measure, and verify the benefits of a smarter, more sustainable grid,” said David Chiesa, Senior Director of Development at S&C Electric. “Now we can answer the question: What did our upgrade to a smarter system deliver for our customers?”

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To hear some industry pros explain it, only about 5% of all commercial buildings in the U.S. have achieved, or are about to achieve, what Siemens considers to be the “holy grail” of energy demand response management. These are facilities owned by companies that are not only holistically integrating sustainability into their operations and culture…

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is testing a new credit for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system that earns points for buildings that have installed automated demand response tools. Buildings satisfy the credit by demonstrating their ability to shift energy consumption by at least 10 percent of peak load demand….

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