Case Studies and High Performance Building Database

Below you will find case studies that demonstrate the 'whole building' process in facility design, construction and maintenance. Click on any arrow in a column to arrange the list in ascending or descending order.

Case Study Category Building Type Size Beyond Green™ Award Winner  
The Bullitt Center Project: New Construction Office Building 52,000 ft² 2014 The Bullitt Center
Karuna House Project: New Construction Single Family 3,261 ft² 2014 Karuna House
Smart Supermarkets Program Innovation: Design, Construction or Operations Processes     2014 Apples
Timber Tower Innovation: Research     2014 Prototype of the Timber Tower
Building Envelope Enclosure Renewal for: Design, Construction, or Operations Processes Innovation: Design, Construction or Operations Processes     2013 The Belmont
Chemeketa Community College Health Sciences Complex Project: New Construction Academic 70,000 ft² 2013 Chemeketa Community College Health Sciences Complex
DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office Project: Existing Building Renovation or Retrofit Office Building 16,533 ft² 2013 DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office
The George D. Aiken Center at the University of Vermont Project: Renovation / Addition Institutional / Academic 40,000 ft² 2013 The George D. Aiken Center at the University of Vermont
Indoor Air Quality Research Innovation: Research     2013  
Retrofit Chicago Initiative: Building Community Activities     2013 Retrofit Chicago
SageGlass Product: High Performance     2013 SageGlass
Bertschi School Living Science Building Project: New Construction / Addition Educational 1,425 ft² 2012 Bertschi School Living Science Building
Federal Center South Building 1202 Project: New Construction Low-rise Office Building 209,000 ft² 2012 Federal Center South Building 1202
Redding School of the Arts Project: New Construction Educational 77,091 ft² 2012 Redding School of the Arts
Synergy Rewards Program Initiative: High Performance     2012 Synergy Rewards Program
Magnify Credit Union-South Lakeland Branch Project: New Construction Commercial 4,151 ft² 2010 Magnify Credit Union - South Lakeland Branch
Third Street Center Project: Building Preservation with Occupancy Change and Retrofit Single Level Institutional / Non-Profit Center 45,100 ft² 2010 Strategic Computing Complex
California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters Complex Project: New Construction Mixed-Use Office Building 1,100,000 gross ft² 2009 CalPERS Headquarters Complex
Charlotte Vermont House Project: New Construction Single Family 2,800 ft² 2009 Photo of Charlotte Vermont House
Emerson Global Data Center Project: New Construction on an Existing Site Mission-Critical Global Data Center 35,000 ft² 2009 Photo of Emerson Global Data Center
Kitsap County Administration Building Project: New Construction Office Building 75,379 ft² 2009 Kitsap County Administration Building
Home Depot Smart Home Project: New Construction Residence Hall 6,000 ft² 2008 Home Depot Smart Home
The Mutual Building-Christman Company Headquarters Project: Office / Historic Rehabilitation Office Building 57,875 ft² 2008 The Mutual Building - Christman Company Headquarters
Center for Neighborhood Technology Project: New Construction Institutional 13,800 ft² 2004 Center for Neighborhood Technology
Empire State Building Retrofit Project: Historic Retrofit Historic Skyscraper Office Building 2,100,000 ft²   Photo of Empire State Building
EPA New England Regional Laboratory Project: New Construction Laboratory, Office, and Hazardous Materials Storage Building 72,000 ft²   EPA New England Regional Laboratory
EPA Region 8 Headquarters Project: New Construction Leased Office Building 248,849 rentable ft²   EPA Region 8 Headquarters
Mercy Emergency North Project: New Construction Free-Standing Hospital Emergency Dept. and Clinic 23,995 ft²   Mercy Emergency North
NAVFAC Building 33 Project: Renovation / Modernization Office Building 156,000 ft²   Interior view of NAVFAC Building 33
One and Two Potomac Yard Project: New Construction Office Building 654,000 ft²   One and Two Potomac Yard
Strategic Computing Complex Project: New Construction Super Computing Facility with Office Space 300,000 ft²   Strategic Computing Complex
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High Performance Federal Building Database

The High Performance Federal Buildings Database showcases sustainable, high-performing buildings in the federal government. These buildings feature various combinations of energy-efficient practices, such as daylighting, and renewable energy technologies, such as building integrated photovoltaics. This database taps into the High Performance Buildings Database of the DOE Building Technologies Program and provides valuable project-related information. Depending on the project, this information can include details about finance, land use, building materials, and many other project elements.

Submit Case Studies to WBDG

The WBDG is seeking case study examples that demonstrate the Whole Building Design process. The template below has been developed to get at information specific to that process so that others may learn and implement these concepts into future projects:

Case Study Template (MS Word 48 KB)

To submit a project to WBDG, please insert text in all sections as requested. Maximum words counts have been provided. If information is not available or not applicable to the project, simply type N/A in the space. Send the completed template to the WBDG Site Manager with any additional information you feel would be pertinent. The site manager will review the template and forward it to the appropriate committee for consideration.