Commercial & Industrial Buildings

Workers, customers, owners and operators are all impacted by the performance of the building they work, eat, worshop or spend time in. Studies show that high performance buildings result in more productive workers, more satisfied customers, greater market value and less maintenance.  All these benefits come with high performance design, construction and maintenance, which also reduces environmental impacts from buildings.

Buildings, Building Owners & Operators

NCBPA provides these resources to support commercial and industrial consumer education:

  • Now available!  NCBPA recently launched as a one-stop online resource for learning about, and taking action on, building performance.  The website provides:
    • Best practices for designing, constructing, improving and maintaining buildings to perform well.
    • Rebates and incentives for owners and operators.
    • DIY tips for restaurants, retail shops and many other building types to save energy and improve performance.
    • Contractor Directory for architects, commissioning agents and other contractors able to improve the performance of buildings across North Carolina.
  • Click here to view the educational workshops we offer building owners, operators and contractors.
  • Visit our Member Directory to find a member company in your area.

The Business Case for High-Performing Buildings

Now more than ever, commercial real estate brokers have many reasons to pay attention to green and high performance building practices. From new technology and regulations, to corporate responsibility and sustainability programs driving demand for more efficient spaces and buildings that achieve designations such as LEED or ENERGY STAR, green is more than just a trend in commercial real estate; it’s here to stay.

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) offers a course that explains how once-niche green concepts are evolving into high-performance standards across office, retail, and industrial segments, and what commercial practitioners can do to take advantage of long- and short-term sustainability trends and best practices. Drawing from real-world examples, The Business Case for High-Performance Buildings shows how leading property owners incorporate energy efficiency and broader sustainability elements into their operational and investment decisions.

Watch the below video for an abbreviated version of this course.  Click here for more information.

Jarrett Davis of member company Hall a/e/c talks about ways that architects and engineers can work with builders and contractors to achieve high performance construction

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Watch this video to learn about zero energy buildings

Video courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy.

Phil Wilson of member company HICAPS speaks to the services his company provides to commission commercial buildings to assure high performance

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