CBEI researchers have moved into their new home in November of 2014 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The new headquarters building was designed as a living laboratory for building science researchers to test the real-world application of a number of energy conservation measures.
The Asset Score Tool (AST) is a quick and easy way to determine the overall energy efficiency of your building's physical characteristics and corresponding energy consumption independent of occupant behavior.
The energy use in commercial buildings is not constant. It changes with the seasons, from year to year, as tenants come and go, and with changes to building components. Building science researchers know that the energy performance of commercial buildings declines over time – different parts of the system start to age and building occupants invariably alter the “optimal” settings.
The EEB Hub held its first Occupant-Led Energy Efficiency Workshop on January 14, 2014. This event convened representatives from eight innovative, energy-focused companies, EEB Hub researchers, and a large portfolio holding company, to discuss the current state of technology that engages tenants with energy efficiency in commercial buildings.