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Evaluation Methods for High-Performance Green Buildings

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Course Length: 3 hours

Today, building design and operation are focused on “high performance” and “sustainability.” In practice, the challenge is to define and quantify performance criteria to determine if operating targets have been met.  

Building performance design guidelines and evaluation metrics include LEED, Portfolio Manager, Green Globes, ISO 50001, IPMVP, and ASHRAE Standards and guidelines, including Standards 90.1 and 189.1. Each serves a specific purpose; some are focused on a single aspect, others view performance in a holistic sense. Selecting a guide or metric depends on design goals and target audience.

This course introduces various guidelines and their applicability to high-performance buildings. It then discusses establishing design goals, the need for verification, performance evaluation methods, implementing specific methods, and identifying corrective actions as needed.

Demonstrations of relevant tools such as Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will be conducted.

Recommended References

ASHRAE Guideline 14-2014, Measurement of Energy, Demand, and Water Savings

Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

Course Instructor

Mark Stetz, P.E.

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All courses and webinars are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. They may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar, course, or webinar at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event or as a webinar.