Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) is a building energy labeling program that lets commercial building owners zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value. The bEQ label is actually two labels in one: an In Operation label that rates a building’s energy performance by using actual measured energy use , and an As Designed label that rates the as-built conditions of the building by using modeled energy use under standardized conditions. What makes bEQ unique is the depth of the analysis upon which the rating is based.
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Who developed bEQ?
A team of leading building design and systems engineers developed bEQ. These experts drew upon years of experience in real world settings measuring and analyzing energy consumption, performing indoor environmental quality screening, estimating the impact on operating costs, and identifying investment options to increase a building's value. ASHRAE, a not-for-profit organization focused on building system performance with more than 50,000 members worldwide, administers bEQ and developed the audit upon which bEQ is based.