07 Apr '11, 12pm

Green Building Takes Off at Airports

Green Building Takes Off at Airports

Rob: I think the issue is not just the quality of the modeling but several other key issues that crop up on most projects. 1. Duty cycles for buildings are often much longer than facility managers or clients are willing to admit, especially in academic and other similar uses. More run time for the building = more energy use. In one academic building I know of, the facility managers insisted the run time was 6 to 6 Monday-Friday, when we all know academic buildings are almost in 24/7 use a good part of the time. Why? Because it would cost more to design a facility to achieve given energy results for a longer duty cycle and they had under-budgeted the project. 2. Facility managers often override the controls on which models are based. Heard of a hospital with extensive daylighting that runs its lights all the time because of a few complaints; this hospital also had a high ef...

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