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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 10, 2021
This blog originally appeared August 9, 2021, on DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is recognizing 14 organizations for their leadership in the Better Buildings Building Envelope Campaign (BEC). This campaign, introduced in 2020,...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 14, 2017
Better Buildings Affiliate Seventhwave advances sustainability as an independent non-profit through energy consulting, continuing education, research and program design for the residential and commercial building sectors. Want a piece of their institutional wisdom? Based on recent projects,...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jan 18, 2017
When we think of building technologies and energy efficiency, we usually jump to things like lighting, HVAC, and building automation systems. However, the first system of a building that plays a role in its efficiency and performance is the envelope. The building envelope – walls, windows, roofs,...