By Steve Rizer
There are many online tools currently available in cyberspace that may prove quite helpful when undertaking a project to bolster a building’s energy performance, Kelly Gearhart, founder and principal with the international consulting firm Triple Green Building Group LLC, told a group of professionals attending a webinar that WPL Publishing hosted April 10. During her presentation, she provided a list of 20 website addresses that could come in handy for such a project.
During the webinar, Gearhart presented attendees the following four “learning objectives” for them to follow, accompanying each objective with multiple website addresses that can help them attain their goals:
Assess Strategies -- Assess fundamental and enhanced strategies for improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Stories from Practice: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=2357
Living Building Challenge Case Studies: https://ilbi.org/lbc/casestudies
Green Building Information Gateway: http://gbig.org/
U.S. Green Building Council Research Publications: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=77
U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings Database: http://eere.buildinggreen.com/
Review Technologies -- Review appropriate technologies for improving energy efficiency in existing buildings.
Understand Returns -- Understand energy-related investments and returns that enhance the asset value of existing building stock.
Anticipate Roadblocks -- Anticipate common roadblocks and implement strategies for success in upgrading building portfolios.
The interactive webinar targeted a wide range of professionals in the construction community, including construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, public and private owners, consultants, architects, engineers, and facility and property managers.
To inquire about obtaining the recording of the webinar, call WPL Publishing at (301) 765-9525.