The focus on energy-efficient design has been on the rise for decades. While new technologies and renewable energy systems grab headlines, energy efficiency remains the single most cost effective way to cut energy use in buildings.
According to 2018 study by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), when compared to legacy stock buildings, high performance buildings show:
23% less energy use
28% less water use
23% lower building expenses
9% lower waste landfilled
2% higher tenant satisfaction.
Today’s building owners have gotten the message that energy efficiency is good business. Sustainable and airtight buildings are high on the priority list for new commercial construction.
Recently, Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing was tasked with providing guidance on how to help an owner achieve his goal of constructing a building envelope that was twice as thermally efficient and four times more airtight than code requirements. Read this case study to see how single source responsibility, vigorous inspection and testing were instrumental in achieving these lofty requirements:
How an Office Building was Built 4X Tighter than Code