Low Energy Buildings

Energy efficiency is central to most definitions of high-performance buildings. It is also central to BSC’s consulting, research, and education activities. At BSC, we believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.

The documents below discuss why energy is critical to sustainability and how to define and understand energy use (for example, through energy metrics). They also touch on key issues in energy reduction in buildings, such as thermal control and advances in window technology for commercial and residential buildings.

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BSD-139: Deep Energy Retrofit of a Sears Roebuck House—A Home for the Next 100 Years

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  909.9 KB


BSI-025: The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate low-energy houses

By John Straube
Download.pdf  518.6 KB


CP-1102: San Francisco Bay Area Net Zero Urban Infill

By Kohta Ueno and John Straube
Download.pdf  440.3 KB


CP-1103: New England Net Zero Production Houses

By Daniel Bergey and Kohta Uneo
Download.pdf  467.5 KB

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