Top 9 reasons to find out more about HPB by GilbaneInc


									                     Top 9 reasons to find out more about HPB

1. Integrated Design offers the most cost effective means to achieving energy efficient
    and environmentally sustainable design.

2. The High Performance Plan (HPP) is an interactive road map in the High
    Performance Program that assists project teams in making the most cost effective
    decisions for the life cycle of the building.

3. Dovetails with LEED The HPP includes all LEED requirements and automatically
   will populate a LEED checklist based on responses provided. The HPP also
   references industry specific programs, such as GreenGuide for Healthcare, Green
   Globes, CHPS and STARS. At every step of the HPP process, you’ll know exactly
   where your project stands against your specific goals and the USGBC’s rating

4. Life Cycle Cost Analysis balances the long term operations and maintenance with
    your first cost budgetary concerns. By working with our estimators and using
    information provided by Energy Models, we can help the project tem maximize the
    return on investment.

5. Energy Modeling is an integrated whole building hourly energy simulation. Simply
    stated, it is a tool used to predict annual energy consumption in a building.

6. Whole Building Simulation for LEED modeling is available to satisfy the
   requirements of LEED Energy & Atmosphere Credits. In addition to modeling the
   building and creating the documentation for the submission, we can provide full
   LEED Project Administration to facilitate the submission process for both Design
   and Construction Credits.

7. Utility Consumption Analysis Using benchmark data for similar buildings from the
   Department of Energy’s 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey
   (CBECS), this national sample survey collects energy-related building
   characteristics, consumption and expenditure data on U.S. Commercial Buildings.

8. Grand, Rebate and Financial Incentive We can help you develop action plans to
   offset the first costs of energy conservation measures. In many cases, rebates and
   incentives may also be available for ongoing operation and maintenance, including
   discounted utility rates.

9. Public Information and Carbon Footprint Monitoring: We can design an information
    monitoring and smart metering display system that can be used for tracking,
    reporting and sharing the sustainable design features of a building and real-time
    energy use data. This type of system can be used for educating building occupants
    and for monitoring the effects of the energy conservation measures in real time.
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