How does the Green Globes system ensures that a buildings energy use is considered as a primary area for gaining efficiency?

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How does the Green Globes system ensures that a buildings energy use is considered as a primary area for gaining efficiency?

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Out of 1,000 overall points, the largest percentage of points are contained in the Energy assessment area, which is focused on reducing energy consumption, increasing use of renewables, and decreasing carbon emissions. Green Globes uses performance benchmark criteria to evaluate the probable energy consumption of a building. However, instead of comparing a building design to the performance of a hypothetical structure designed to ASHRAE 90.1 standards, Green Globes compares against data generated by the EPA’s Energy Star tools; specifically these are better performing buildings in the Energy Star database. In addition to the energy performance benchmark criteria, the Green Globes system directly addresses microclimatic design considerations, space optimization and the use of energy efficient technologies.

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