Baseline energy use intensity for the Power House in St. Louis, a 1928 building adapted by Cannon Design for its regional office, was 182 kBtu/ft2, while modeled design projected 139 kBtu/ft2. Actual energy use in the building’s first year of operation exceeded expectations at 91 kBtu/ft2.
Test your energy personality! How much energy our buildings use matters to you, but comparing from building to building is tricky. Answer these questions and we’ll tell you which energy metric suits you best.
A. I want to be able to check my utility meter and my solar panel output and call it a day.