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Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

2017 was a weird year as far as weather goes, hitting close to home for our DNV GL family. A colleague in Colorado evacuated due to flash flooding in July. A month later, our DNV GL Houston office employees were left without power for days after ...

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Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Recently I was on a panel at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference that explored the relationship between human engagement and climate resilience and discussed effective behavior change strategies for resilience and energy efficie ...

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Climate Change: Implications for Buildings – AR5 Summary

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be ...

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Future-proofing buildings – Part 2: Why LEED is not enough

Future-proofing buildings – Part 2: Why LEED is not enough

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In Part 1 of Future-proofing buildings, we described the three primary drivers that should motivate building owners to address resiliency at the facility level: cost to insure, cost to operate and business ...

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How will Title 24 affect energy efficiency programs moving forward?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. On July 1, 2014, California’s Energy Commission dropped a regulatory bomb on the energy efficiency industry. Its name is Title 24, a set of aggressive building standards that aims to reduce energy usage by ...

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Top 5 Tips: What building owners should look for in a commissioning authority

Many building owners come to commissioning somewhat begrudgingly. Whether the requirement is local code or a decision by upper management to pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification ...

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