Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

As design and construction techniques to advance sustainability become increasingly important, wood continues to present itself as one of the most environmentally beneficial materials.

Type: Infographic




Solar water heating helping Mass. multifamily buildings save energy

Solar water heating helping Mass. multifamily buildings save energy

The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings has worked with builders to assess the most practical cost-effective means to reduce home energy consumption and approach zero energy. Especially in multifamily applications, CARB has seen more developers explore solar domestic hot-water systems as part of the least-cost pathway.

Type: Case Study




Multifamily buildings balance hydronic systems

Multifamily buildings balance hydronic systems

Most older multifamily buildings in Chicago are heated by centrally metered steam or hot water systems. These buildings cannot operate effciently when these systems become imbalanced. The buildings become under­ and over­ heated, which causes tenant discomfort and higher energy use intensity.

Type: Case Study




Chicago project illustrates financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Chicago project illustrates financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Research showed the average net income increased by 1.6 percent.

Type: Case Study




Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

This document helps utilities identify new, untapped datasets that are emerging related to the energy performance of buildings, and how this information can be applied to expand market intelligence and create business value.

Type: White Paper




A look at the future of air conditioning

A look at the future of air conditioning

This report characterizes the landscape and trends in the global air conditioning market, including discussion of direct and indirect climate impacts and potential global warming impacts from global A/C usage. It also documents solutions that can help achieve international goals for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Type: White Paper




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