Build Smart DC The mission of BuildSmart DC is ambitious but simple: sharing energy data, both good and the bad, will empower operators, occupants, and DC residents to take action towards unprecedented energy savings.
Building Technology Heritage Library The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books, and technical building guides.
Buildings Performance Database The Building Performance Database (BPD) is an anonymized database that contains energy use intensity data for hundreds of thousands of buildings in the United States. It is built by the Department of Energy in the United States and maintained by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Deep Energy Retrofits: An Architect’s Guide to the Energy Retrofit Market A co-publication between AIA and Rocky Mountain Institute. The guide serves to introduce architects to the concept of deep energy retrofits, inform them of the significant business opportunity deep energy retrofits represent, educate them on the deep energy retrofit process and the architect’s role in it, and familiarize them with the financial tools and incentives needed to participate in this promising market sector.
EnergyIQ EnergyIQ is an action-oriented benchmarking tool for non-residential buildings developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Energy managers, building owners, architects and engineers use it to identify energy efficiency opportunities, save money, and reduce carbon emissions.
Facades Confidential Ignacio Fernández Solla's blog discusses building facade materials, technologies, design, performance and history.
High Performance Buildings Database The High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's performance, such as energy, materials, and land use.
Living Building Challenge The Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.
Low Energy Building Database The Low Energy Building Database is a repository of low-energy building information created to help inform the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment.
Rocky Mountain Institute: Retrofit Resources The Rocky Mountain Institute's Retrofit Resources is focused on catalyzing deep energy retrofits across the U.S. commercial building stock. The organization offers news, community, and tools for deep energy retrofits that are unbiased by commercial interests.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.
The Skyscraper Center Produced by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), The Skyscraper Center is the world’s most comprehensive resource for data and information on tall buildings. The Skyscraper Center contains detailed profiles and images on every completed building in the world taller than 200 meters, as well as thousands of other buildings in various stages of development.
Whole Building Design Guide A program of the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Whole Building Design Guide aims to create a high-performance buildings by applying an integrated design and team approach to projects during the planning and programming phases.
Zero Energy Buildings Database Produced by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Zero Energy Buildings Database profiles commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year.