Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub at The Navy Yard
Reynolds was hired by Penn State University to complete a Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program for the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), formerly the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in The Navy Yard, Philadelphia. The objectives were to have an experienced BEAP-certified professional perform the rating process as if contacted by a private building owner; gauge the cost to perform the rating; complete the in-operation workbook and submittal process; and provide feedback about the process.
The audit was completed in June 2012 and submitted to ASHRAE in August 2012. Building 101 is the first building to be awarded an official bEQ In Operation Rating. The official bEQ In Operation Rating for Building 101 resulted in a “C” or average rating.
ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) is a new building energy labeling program designed to give building owners reliable information on how to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions on to how to increase a building’s value.
The bEQ process primarily includes a Level 1 Energy Audit, end-use analysis, and an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) screening. The process must be performed by an ASHRAE-certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP.)
- ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit
- Building Energy Quotient (bEQ)