New procurement approach delivers superior building performance

Seventhwave, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, entered a $2 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to launch a groundbreaking pilot program that will transform the procurement paradigm for the built environment. Read the entire news release.

By leveraging the DOE investment, Accelerate Performance will revolutionize the way building contracts are established. It will make energy performance a key metric for selecting design teams and contractors, and will catapult performance to the forefront of design decisions. “New buildings will account for 25 percent of building energy use by 2030,” said Adam McMillen, Director of Energy Consulting, Seventhwave. “Codes aren't always enforced, but contracts are.”

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