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-011: Thermal Control in Buildings

By John Straube
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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


BSD-151: Understanding Primary/Source and Site Energy

By Kohta Ueno/John Straube
Download.pdf  804.0 KB


BSD-152: Building Energy Performance Metrics

By Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  2.9 MB

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