The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory estimates that between 5% and 30% of a building’s energy use is wasted due to faults and errors in operations. That’s where Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) comes in.
As the continent containing the most skyscrapers above 150 meters, each new high-rise in Asia must compete within a landscape of tall, supertall and megatall buildings – each of which demands more efficient performance benchmarks than the last.
Great news for buildings using ENERGY STAR to benchmark and earn recognition for energy performance: Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed its months-long review of its current ENERGY STAR scoring model for office spaces, which was implemented in August 2018 and which caused scores in office buildings to drop, particularly in cold climates.
Companies across the United States could save roughly $1 billion annually in energy costs by replacing 10-to-20-ton rooftop air conditioning units (RTU) with ones that meet the high performance RTU specification.