Trends that will Drive Performance Based Design in 2014

2014 promises significant changes in the architecture industry. In this blog we explore six key trends that will drive building performance throughout the industry, and what architects can do to prepare.

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US Energy Codes Could Surpass LEED

There is a quiet revolution underway in the US: energy codes are being adopted rapidly throughout the country, and the standards on which they are based are becoming increasingly stringent. Within the next decade, all buildings will be required to meet aggressive efficiency goals — in many cases, better than the required performance for LEED.

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How California’s Net Zero Energy Mandate Will Shift the US Construction Industry

California’s energy code requires all buildings to be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2030. Here are five ways this mandate will shift the US construction industry.

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Part L 2014: How to Adapt to Regulation Changes

Discover how to efficiently respond to government building regulation changes, such as Part L. In this three-part series of articles, we’ll investigate how architects can optimise their designs to respond to the pending changes in Part L Building Regulations between 2014 and 2020, using a phased project in Leyton, East London.

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