DLR Group and Building Energy Inc. Announce Partnership

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Building Energy cloud based technology will enable integrated design firm DLR Group to provide a true data driven design approach to achieve carbon neutrality in buildings.

DLR Group announced today it will use innovative cloud based software from Building Energy Inc., to enhance the firm's ability to provide data driven design solutions to clients. DLR Group design teams will collaborate with Building Energy experts to develop empirical measures for the design and successful implementation of carbon neutral buildings. The partnership allows DLR Group to provide clients a unique cradle-to-cradle service to monitor and improve building performance from the inception of a building to the end of its useful life.

The Building Energy technology platform will enable DLR Group integrated design teams around the world to collect and analyze both design and building performance data in real time. This will enable DLR Group to make data based design decisions to deliver high performance buildings in order to meet the carbon neutrality goal of the Architecture 2030 Challenge.

“Incorporating the Building Energy platform to enable true data driven design puts us at the forefront of innovation in this space,” said DLR Group Global Sustainability Leader Premnath Sundharam, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. “The design industry needs advanced tools like Building Energy’s robust data management and visualization technology to achieve the goals of Architecture 2030. This technology is not a nice to have; in our view this is a must-have for data-driven sustainable design.”

"DLR Group and Building Energy have a commitment to carbon neutral buildings that goes beyond mere words," said Magnus Cheifetz, Building Energy CEO. “This partnership will result in new practice and technology to bring carbon neutral buildings into being."

DLR Group is an early signatory and proponent of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and an initial signatory of the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment. Building Energy Inc., is a technology company transforming the way building owners and their service providers generate successful energy and water efficiency projects. Its mission is to bring better buildings into the world, elevating economic, social, and environmental outcomes for society.

About DLR Group
DLR Group is an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, and building optimization to meet the unique needs of our clients in locations around the globe. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Detention, Energy Services, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Retail, Sports, and Workplace. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us at Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Building Energy Inc.
Building Energy Inc. is a technology company that combines fintech, cleantech, and information technology to transform the way building owners and their service providers generate successful energy and water efficiency projects. Building Energy’s cloud-based software is used to design, implement, and finance energy and resource projects by building owners and managers, energy management companies, and sustainability professionals. The Building Energy Marketplace connects those who pay utility bills with capital for measures such as advanced LED lighting, HVAC improvements, smart thermostats, sensors, and controls, and solar and storage technologies.

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