DOE's High Performance Buildings Database Provides Valuable Sustainable Buildings Data

April 30, 2003

Interested in real world successes and lessons learned from sustainable building design? DOE's High Performance Buildings (HPB) Database provides public access to case study data on more than 40 high performance buildings worldwide. The database, launched in May 2002, is a centralized clearinghouse showcasing projects–from office buildings to campuses and whole neighborhoods–that have incorporated sustainable design principles. Information on facilities appears in a standard format, with details ranging from a basic overview to detailed cost and performance data. As the HPB Database nears its first anniversary, it continues to grow in size and scope, developing into a resource which DOE hopes will ultimately improve building performance nationally and globally. Search the database at www.highperformancebuildings.gov/case_studies.

For more information, please contact Drury Crawley of DOE's Building Technologies Program at 202-586-2344 or drury.crawley@ee.doe.gov.