HPBC Presents High-Performance Building Report to Congress
Last month, the High-Performance Building Council (HPBC) presented
a report to the US Congress and US Department of Energy. The report
to Congress was only the first phase of the HPBC's effort. The HPBC
is launching its second phase, which will consist of profiling the
attributes, metrics, measures, and standards for high-performance
HERE to view the report.
According to Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) executive
director Sophia Greenbaum, "We absolutely see a role for glass
in high-performance buildings. Innovations in glazing products have
led to improved energy efficiency and increased safety and security
in high-performance buildings."
The SBIC serves as the secretariat of the HPBC.
The HPBC's report is a response to Section 914 of the Energy Policy
Act of 2005, which addresses the need not just for "green"
but for high-performance buildings in order to reduce resources
and energy consumption, while improving the environmental impact
and functionality of buildings and the comfort and productivity
of their occupants.
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