Tools & Resources

Getting to the significant energy efficiency targets established by the 2030 Challenge and related efforts by cities, counties and the private sector will require significant changes in the way buildings are designed and built. Rapid diffusion of innovation will be required. The fundamental innovations needed to immediately cut average energy use in half will have to come from designers learning to rethink the way they design buildings. Thus, the need for integrated design and supporting technologies.

In this section Northwest architects and engineers can find resources that will help them create energy efficient buildings as well as improve their firm's business practices to deliver high performance buildings. These resources are divided into the following sections:

Design Firm Business Practices

Integrated Design Process & Tools

Advanced Design Strategies & Technologies

Prescriptive Standards & Codes

Technical Support

Additional D&C Partners & Resources

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