A Path To Achieving Higher Building Performance Through Retrofits And Ongoing Operational Improvements
To date, much of the industry research on improving the performance and greening of our nation’s existing building stock has been focused on well-managed facilities seeking to increase ENERGY STAR® scores, improve energy performance, or achieve the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED certification. In other words, much research has been done on how owners have made high performing buildings even better.
However, our nation’s building stock is not uniform; owners have buildings of varying ages and a wide range of performance levels across their portfolios. It is within this context that Siemens embarked upon a study in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Construction to provide key metrics and map a path for building owners and managers to migrate lower performing facilities toward higher stages of sustainability.