Sustainable Buildings through Performance Based Procurement for New Construction

High Performance Buildings

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO

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University of Chicago No. Residence Hall, Chicago IL

Performance based procurement empowers building owners and developers to achieve high energy performance goals by changing the way they procure their buildings.

Building owners prioritize project goals, specify an energy performance requirement and select the design and contractor teams based on their ability to meet it. Then they measure energy performance to verify that the contract requirement is met.

The Institute for Sustainable Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab, and Seventhwave, a team of nationally recognized experts, will support Connecticut building owners by integrating performance-based procurement into their next new construction or major renovation project. This approach has been proven to help owners achieve high performance buildings or even net zero energy buildings at little or no additional cost.

Check out the links

PBP One sheet

Performance-based procurement overview

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Performanced-based procurement article from The ASHRAE Journal

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Performance-based procurement PowerPoint presentation





Seventhwave – Accelerate Performance

Interested? Have questions? Contact Lynn Stoddard at (860) 465-2813 or