The editor of High Performing Buildings will consider suggestions for case studies and columns. E-mail abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Guidelines for Case Studies
The content is intended for owners, architects, engineers and facility managers. While articles should not be overly technical, authors should recognize that readers are professionals who have a working knowledge of buildings, and an interest in energy efficiency and in green building design and operation strategies. Please avoid superfluous quotes and the temptation to promote sources. Let the building and its performance speak to this.
Elements of the Content: Each article should cover the most important element(s) of the building that lead to its designation as a high performance building. In addition, all articles should review other aspects of the building that contribute to energy performance. This may include both the equipment and operational strategies, and how these elements are integrated into the whole building, both functionally and aesthetically.
- Lessons Learned section of successes and failures as a sidebar.
- Building At A Glance sidebar with building , address/location, size in ft2, year construction was started, year construction was completed, building use, total building cost, distinctions (such as LEED rating and awards).
- Breakout listing of key players who make up the “building team” such as owner, architect, engineers, contractor, etc., for a Building Team sidebar.
- Energy use per ft2. Include at least 12 months of actual data for existing buildings. An important issue in building energy performance is the gap between expectation (simulation) and actual performance.
- Delineate where energy is being saved.
- Construction and operating costs (total and cost/ft2).
Length: Articles should be about 2,000 words.
Graphics: Photos of buildings are critical in presentation. Authors should submit a variety of images with each article. Charts, especially showing energy consumption, also are encouraged.
Procedures: The selection of case studies will be made by the editor with the help as needed by editorial advisors. Editorial advisors will review articles, making suggestions that will enhance the content, keeping the audience in mind.
Commercialism: Names of commercial products should be avoided unless the of the products helps explain a technology, system or approach.