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A Graphical Approach to Evaluating High-Performing Buildings:Indoor Air Quality, Energy, Water, and Waste

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Author(s)

Kevin Y. Teichman, Steven J. Emmerich, Andrew K. Persily

Abstract

In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a graphical approach to illustrating the performance of high-performing buildings. Our approach enables building designers, owners, operators, and occupants to evaluate the performance of a building as designed and as operated with respect to four key attributes of high-performing buildings: indoor air quality, energy use, water consumption, and waste generation. Drawing upon both simulated and measured data, graphical representations of different buildings are presented that enable comparisons among these four attributes. Special attention is given to indoor concentrations of potential concern, on-site energy generation, water reuse, and the reduction of waste generated during construction.
Proceedings Title
ASHRAE IAQ 2013
Conference Dates
October 15-18, 2013
Conference Location
Vancouver

Keywords

energy efficiency, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, simulation, source control, ventilation

Citation

Teichman, K. , Emmerich, S. and Persily, A. (2014), A Graphical Approach to Evaluating High-Performing Buildings:Indoor Air Quality, Energy, Water, and Waste, ASHRAE IAQ 2013, Vancouver, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913899 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created February 20, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017