The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs) are hosting the inaugural day-long Building Envelope Supplier Summit in Chicago on Tuesday, November 16, the day before the USGBC’s Greenbuild 2010 opens. The conference will be held at the Westin Michigan Ave.
New and emerging practices and technologies can be used to make existing commercial buildings 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient. Moreover, these same technologies can be used in constructing new commercial buildings that use 25 to 50 percent less energy than their traditional counterparts. These super-efficient buildings can have a dramatic impact on the United States’ energy use and carbon emissions.
As NFRC members and others in the industry recognize, the building envelope—windows, roofs, insulation, foundations, and other components—and the suppliers of these products are the most crucial elements of these equations.