27 Nov '16, 12am

Information is the critical step in reducing #energy use in a building

Information is the critical step in reducing #energy use in a building

On July 19, during the Alliance to Save Energy’s EE Noon webinar, we posed the following question: What if you could determine the efficiency capability of your building by measuring how it uses energy? Well, actually, you can: ASHRAE has created a building energy rating program – the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) – that can determine your building’s energy performance based on its potential and actual performance. The process involves an audit completed by an experienced practitioner using ASHRAE’s methodology. Information leads to action Obtaining information is the critical first step in reducing energy use and making necessary choices and changes. Making that information publicly available is also a powerful motivator, which is why ASHRAE is creating a label that communicates a structure’s Building Energy Quotient. Our industry has already experienced mandator...

Full article: http://www.ase.org/blog/understanding-your-building-energ...

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