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Cascadia POE Shows Encouraging Results

Much of the POE focused on the buildings’ energy performance. Analyzing information obtained from building owners, CGBC found that six of the ten buildings with design-phase energy modeling used less energy than those models predicted, by an average of 30%. One outlier, the study’s only anonymous building, used three times more energy than it was projected to use, and the remaining three used an average of 27% more energy than their projections. Nine buildings also had base-case models showing how much energy a similar, but conventionally designed, building would use; all nine came in below these baselines, by an average of 39%.

Published April 3, 2006

Boehland, J., & Auerbach, R. (2006, April 3). Cascadia POE Shows Encouraging Results. Retrieved from