Newman Vertical Campus

Further Resources

Central Park


Energy Use and Electricity

Energy Star's Guiding Principles for high performance buildings

US DOE Energy Savers site:

Energy Star's Portfolio Manager: rate your building's energy performance

The Department of Design and Construction's guide to high-performing buildings

Guidance for Electric Metering in Federal Buildings

Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy

Two Pathways To Energy Efficiency: An Energy Star Case Study

Best Practices Case Study: New York Home Performance with ENERGY STAR


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. DOE:

Lighting technology and designs from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Seattle, Washington Case Studies

California Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings: Tier 1

Midwest Illumination Case Studies

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop Case Studies

Manual for Quality Energy Efficient Lighting

Indoor Air Quality

IAQ and productivity

IAQ, health and productivity (PDF)

IAQ in large buildings

Environmental Design and Construction Magazine - 3 Case Studies for
Improved IAQ

Thermal Comfort

Window treatments

Seasonal heating tips

Efficient heating and cooling



Waste and Recycling

About recycling

NYC Sustainability

Council on the environment of NYC

Construction and Demolition Waste Manual

Local Law 87 - Recycling for businesses

Commercial Recycling Regulations

Waste prevention tips for the office


Water Usage

Water conservation information from NYC

About greywater

EPA Water Efficiency Tips for Businesses

Photo credits

All images on the Building Performance Toolkit website are from the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute or the Building Performance Lab unless otherwise credited.