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Energy is one of the most significant aspects of green architecture. Recognizing this, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has given energy a prominent role in its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Standard. Projects pursuing LEED Certification must meet a minimum level of energy efficiency to comply with LEED’s Energy and Atmosphere section. The New Construction Guide has been recognized by the USGBC as meeting its minimum requirements for energy efficiency in its latest version of LEED, version 4.  

NEW RELEASE! A new guide from Advanced Buildings, "Rooftop Unit HVAC Efficiency: Repair, Retrofit, Replace," provides a framework for energy savings in unitary rooftop equipment. This primer for contractors, operators, efficiency program managers and others provides solutions to improve the efficiency of existing unitary heating and cooling equipment, known as rooftop units (RTUs). Learn more

The Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NE-CHPS) has adopted the Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide as a prescriptive path to meet the energy performance requirements of Version 3 of the NE-CHPS Criteria.  The New Construction Guide can be used as an alternative to modeling to meet NE-CHPS's energy prerequisite and superior energy performance requirement.

Don't miss the 2015 Getting to Zero National Forum highlighting the advanced design practices, policies and programs that drive exemplary energy performance in buildings. Architects, engineers, owners and other building professionals who want to learn more about low-energy buildings and even zero energy performance shouldn't miss this premier event! Learn more and register


Now available on-demand, "Staying ahead of advancing energy codes with the Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide". Learn more

Up to 40% better energy performance for new commerical projects using the New Construction Guide from Advanced Buildings. Learn more