Advanced Building Analysis provided the PHIUS+ Rating Certification services for the Bayside Anchor Affordable MultiFamily Project in Portland, ME. NESEA will be conducting a Tour of the Site Bayside Anchor Tour on Friday April 7th.
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Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting HERS Raters: They Do Play Well With Others at NESEA Building Energy Boston on Thursday March 9th.
Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, is an active member of the Energy Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS)
Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting A16: Turning “HERS Rating” into “HERS Designing” at Architecture Boston Expo 2015 on Tuesday, November 17th.
Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting the full day seminar: Complying with the Massachusetts State Residential Energy Conservation Code.
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Natick, MA through Half Moon Education, Inc.
Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting B03: The Power of Construction Cost Analysis with HERS Rating at Architecture Boston Expo 2014 in the Construction Conference Track on Wednesday, October 28st.
ABA will be presenting two seminars at Jackson Lumber Builders Show at the old race track at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Our seminars are tailored specifically for builders about the new 2012 IECC Code and Stretch Code Requirements. Join us Wednesday, April 9th from 2 – 7pm.
3-4pm – The HERS Index for Stretch Code Compliance
5-6pm – 2012 IECC Code Requirements Effective July 1st
PHIUS+ Rating Services are now being offered by ABA.
Check out the PHIUS website for further information about the Passive House Institute US.
ADVANCED BUILDING ANALYSIS, LLC IS RECOGNIZED WITH A 2012
ENERGY STAR® LEADERSHIP IN HOUSING AWARD
Advanced Building Analysis, LLC earns award for verifying new homes that protect the environment through energy efficiency
Amesbury, MA – Advanced Building Analysis, ABA, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution ABA has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying over 170 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year and over 640 ENERGY STAR certified homes since 2007. Collectively our 2011 certified homes will save our customers approximately $75,000 on utility bills each year.
The environmental benefits of ABA’s 2011 ENERGY STAR certified homes are equal to the equivalent of:
• Eliminating the emissions from 85 vehicles;
• Saving 500,000 lbs of coal;
• Planting 140 acres of trees; or
• Saving the environment 1,000,000 pounds of CO2 per year.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 20% more efficient than standard new homes built today.
“ABA is pleased to receive this honor for the fourth year consecutive year,” said Mike Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, LLC. “We would also like to congratulate our builders for working with us to achieve ENERGY STAR Homes qualification.”
ENERGY STAR certified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.
“ENERGY STAR builder partners offer new homes that are designed and built to standards well above most others on the market today” said Jonathan Passe, Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential Branch. “Because ENERGY STAR certified homes undergo rigorous independent inspections and testing, homebuyers who choose ENERGY STAR can be confident that their new home will offer real energy efficiency, comfort, durability, and value for years to come.”
Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR and partners, Americans saved nearly $400 million on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 510,000 vehicles. More than 1.3 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built in the United States since the program first began labeling homes in 1995.
About Advanced Building Analysis, LLC (ABA)
ABA is an industry leader of energy diagnostic and verification services in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. ABA’s HERS Raters help architects and builders to meet or exceed their efficiency goals. Typically we assist builders qualifying for local energy code, Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR, New Hampshire ENERGY STAR Homes, and various pilot programs. Whether computer modeling to assess thermal performance from plans, on-site diagnostic testing, or sharing best practices with builders to optimize thermal performance, ABA has the experience and talent to help achieve the common goals of building healthy, cost effective, efficient buildings for today and the future. ABA’s team is committed to being the builder’s partner throughout the design and construction processes resulting in superior performing buildings. For more information about Advanced Building Analysis, visit www.advancedbuildinganalysis.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 127,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in 2011, by partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
MA Amendments to Energy Code now allow a HERS Rating to be used for 2009
IECC “Performance” Path Compliance.
For 1-4 unit residential homes, the 8th edition residential code has an
alternative “Performance” path for homes with HERS Ratings of 75 or less.
Detailed information from the Mass.Gov is available at this link:
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/inf/780-8th-51.pdf See pages 22-23.
And the following was just approved by the BBRS this week. For residential
buildings larger than 1-4 units, the 8th edition base code now allows HERS
ratings to be used for residential units up to 5 stories including mixed use
buildings. The HERS rating of each individual Home must be 70 or less and
will satisfy the “Performance” requirements of the 2009 IECC.