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Title: DOE's Public Database for Green Building Case Studies: Preprint

Abstract

To help capture valuable information on''green building'' case studies, the U.S. Department of Energy has created an online database for collecting, standardizing, and disseminating information about high-performance, green projects. Type of information collected includes green features, design processes, energy performance, and comparison to other high-performance, green buildings.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15006752
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-550-35424
TRN: US200411%%297
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2003; Related Information: Prepared for the GreenBuild Conference sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, 12-14 November 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; BUILDINGS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; DOE; HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS; BUILDINGS DATABASE; GREEN BUILDING

Citation Formats

Torcellini, P. A., and Crawley, D. B. DOE's Public Database for Green Building Case Studies: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Torcellini, P. A., & Crawley, D. B. DOE's Public Database for Green Building Case Studies: Preprint. United States.
Torcellini, P. A., and Crawley, D. B. Sat . "DOE's Public Database for Green Building Case Studies: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15006752.
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abstractNote = {To help capture valuable information on''green building'' case studies, the U.S. Department of Energy has created an online database for collecting, standardizing, and disseminating information about high-performance, green projects. Type of information collected includes green features, design processes, energy performance, and comparison to other high-performance, green buildings.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2003},
month = {Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2003}
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