22 Sep '11, 12pm

The Three Factors Behind a 'Moon Shot' for Building Energy Efficiency

The Three Factors Behind a 'Moon Shot' for Building Energy Efficiency

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein There's nothing like an audacious challenge to inspire innovation -- and one is certainly being set out by asking building owners, facility managers, designers and contractors to drastically reduce the energy consumption in their buildings. We're not talking about 15 percent or even a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption; something we may be able to attain and be satisfied with in the here and now. The coming mandates and regulations, as well as the softer policies and initiatives, could require 60 percent or 70 percent energy consumption reduction and eventually net-zero buildings with the significant use of renewable energy. The teeth in this challenge will bite down hard, primarily in new construction codes that are already in the pipeline, not to mention the series of new governme...

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