High Performance Buildings
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
About the HPB Database
The US Department of Energy developed the High Performance Buildings Database in recognition of the need to design high performance buildings, with energy, economic and environmental performance that are substantially better than standard practice. This project has been adopted Council, and others.
We have developed the database and the cold fusion software for this applicaiton, including multipe front-end (skins) for this applicaiton, as well as an extensive application for submitting projects. We are also the production host for this application as well as the following organizaitons:
- DOE's High Performance Buildings Web site, which features projects with reliable energy performance data and exemplary energy performance;
- The Federal Energy Management Program, showcasing federal projects;
- The U.S. Green Building Council, which displays buildings that have been certified through its LEED® Green Building Rating System;
- The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment, publishing buildings that have been selected through its annual Top Ten Green Projects competition;
- BuildingGreen, Inc., featuring projects that exemplify the green design products and practices described in its BuildingGreen Suite online information resource;
- The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, soon to display in-depth case studies, created by teams at various universities, of projects that have benefited from grants provided by MTC;
- The Cascadia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, displaying projects located in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon;
- Efficiency Vermont, showcasing energy efficient and high performance buildings located in Vermont.
To learn more about this project, visit the website.
Custom front-ends display the database embedded in partner websites.
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Design Harmony, Inc.
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