We are so proud and excited to congratulate Integral Group, for their recognition as International Project of the Year by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CISBE). The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognize the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. The Awards focus on actual, measured performance, not design intent or performance specifications. A panel of distinguished industry leaders judged the award entries. Winners of the CISBE Awards are acknowledged as best in class.
Integral won for its innovative, energy efficient design and strategy for the DPR Construction building in San Francisco. The DPR building has achieved Net Positive Energy status each year since May 2014. Using Lucid BuildingOS to capture and manage energy use data, Integral was able to make adjustments to and fine tune energy use and to implement strategies that resulted in Net Positive status.
• Produced more energy than was used every year over the past two years.
• San Francisco’s first certified Net Positive commercial building
• Used Lucid to fine tune energy use to better align with needs of the building and conservation goals.
• Implemented extensive real-time data to monitor and manage energy use across the building in real-time
Speaking to to Dylan Connelly, PE and Mechanical Engineer who managed the project, I learned that net positive energy status is achievable for most buildings. “While DPR is the first to achieve Net Positive Energy status in San Francisco, it shouldn’t be the last. Current off the shelf tools and technology have made Net Positive commercial buildings an achievable and cost effective goal.” To see the winning building, please visit the website for DPR building.
CISBE aims to provide best practice advice, technical guidance, and standards to support conservation initiatives. The UK-based organization is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering. It publishes guidance and codes, which are internationally recognized as authoritative, and sets the criteria for best practices in fighting climate change. To learn more about CIBSE, subscribe to CIBSE Journal and regular email newsletter.