SBIC Symposium Goes Beyond Green™, Looks at High-Performance Homes
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SBIC Symposium Goes Beyond Green™, Looks at High-Performance Homes


How do you reach and maintain high performance levels in buildings? Meeting the criteria for low-energy usage and the efficient use of resources required to build and maintain high performance in buildings—especially residential structures—can be confusing. The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) SymposiumBeyond Green™: Guidance for Life-Cycle Performance, will address the confusing criteria and clarify the priorities for consideration when building and maintaining high-performance homes and other structures. The SBIC Symposium to be held Wednesday, January 8, 8:00 am -11:45 am, is part of Building Innovation 2014: the National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo.

SBIC recently released the Beyond Green™: Guidelines for High-Performance Homes—Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes. These Guidelines provide a framework for incorporating high-performance attributes into the design, construction and operation of homes. A number of chapters in the Guidelines are applicable to both residential and commercial construction. Using the Beyond Green™: Guidelines for High-Performance Homes as the kick-off point, Symposium speakers will discuss how to effectively achieve specified levels of performance across a building’s life-cycle.

In addition to offering an introduction to high-performance attributes and the importance of a life-cycle approach to achieving an owner’s performance goals, the SBIC Symposium also will feature the 2013 Beyond Green™ Awards recipients and include case studies that exemplify how high-performance attributes can contribute to a sustainable building and show attendees ways attributes were incorporated into real-world buildings.

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About the National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.

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