Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have a commercial building science, certification, product or general question from visiting this site? Submit your questions to Info@BuildingNC.org with you name, company and question(s) and we will email you back with an answer and additional resources! We will also add the resources to the FAQ page for your reference.
What types of rebates and financial incentives are available to support my project?
Savings Category: Water Heaters, Compressed air, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Industrial Systems General, HVAC
- Check out the DSIRE Database for the most up-to-date listing of local, state and federal incentives
- See What Tax Credits, Rebates, and Savings are Available in North Carolina
- Find Product Rebates and Other Special Offers
What are some best practices for planning the procurement process?
A project energy efficiency goal is the foundation for the energy-performance-based procurement process described in this guide. The goal, though, is not sufficient for success. A project delivery approach that incentivizes an innovative design and construction team to meet the energy goal in design and operations is also critical. Using a well-planned energy-performance-based procurement process, which includes an energy goal and an appropriate project delivery approach, owners can be confident that their projects will have system-integrated, cost-effective efficiency strategies and renewable technologies that will perform as intended. Owner confidence in reduced operational costs and emissions is necessary if an energy efficiency focus is to prevail as a common project requirement; this guide aims to close the loop between industry expectations and results. Read more from the links below:
- How-To Guide for Energy-Performance-Based Procurement
- Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget
- An Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint
What if my building has water or moisture damage?
Avoiding moisture in buildings is not as simple as it may seem, as evidenced by the large number of commercial and residential buildings with moisture problems. Experts agree that by far the most effective manner of avoiding problems associated with moisture such as mold, bacteria, and allergens, is to prevent the unplanned wetness in the first place.
- Moisture in Buildings A Practical Guide to Avoiding Moisture & Mold
- WBDG Mold and Moisture Dynamics
- High Performance Building Solutions in Charlotte, NC: Moisture Issues Case Study
FAQ’s on Federal Buildings: 2016 Guiding Principles
FAQs for the Guiding Principles for New Construction and Modernization and for the Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings are found on separate tabs. Each tab includes a section for general topic areas and a section broken out by Guiding Principle. To provide feedback on these questions or to ask a new question, contact Nic Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org. These FAQs will be updated quarterly.