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LEED Platinum building

Our new home in the University Crossing development has successfully earned LEED Platinum Core and Shell Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first building in the development to receive official certification, with certification expected soon for the UW Health Digestive Health Center and the office interiors of Potter Lawson and the Energy Center. Read more.

Webinar: energy efficiency for small businesses

The Energy Center’s Tracy La Haise moderated a webinar for AESP on September 25 entitled From Behavior Change to Deep Energy Retrofits: Capturing Savings in the Small Business Market. View the recording.

Predicting climate change impacts

Doug Ahl will speak at the ASERTTI Fall Meeting about an Energy Center project that used a modeling framework to examine the impacts of future climate variability on energy consumption, peak demand and costs at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi.

NASA project featured in the ASHRAE Journal

Read about the Energy Center’s NASA project in the September 2014 issue of the ASHRAE Journal.

Chicago luxury apartments achieve LEED Gold

Attesting to the demand for sustainability in the upscale housing market, 500 Lake Shore Drive received LEED Gold certification. The developers worked with the Energy Center on ComEd’s incentive program. Don Biernacki, with Related Midwest, believes the partnership led to creative thinking on the project. Read about it in the fall issue of Sustainable Chicago.

Named to national advisory group on utility regulation

Steve Kihm has been named to LBNL’s advisory group for a series of concept papers on future electric utility regulation. Steve joins experts from across the country, including Audrey Zibelman, chair of the New York State Public Service Commission; Jan Beecher, director of Michigan State’s Institute of Public Utilities; and Ralph Cavanagh, director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Featured events

FORT ATKINSON, NOV 11 > HVAC retrofits for energy conservation HVAC retrofits for energy conservation
MADISON, NOV 12 > Commercial building airtightness: details and testing Commercial building airtightness: details and testing

Cool stuff for energy geeks

Monitor our energy use Building energy dashboard
There's an ENERGY HOG lurking in your restaurant... Operating an energy efficient restaurant (video series)
View our technology profiles New and market-ready efficient technologies
Technical resources and tools formerly hosted on the Daylighting Collaborative website Daylighting guidance