The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a non-profit organization that promotes regenerative design and administers building certification programs such as the Living Building Challenge and the Net Zero Energy Building certification. ILFI developed the Reveal label as a simple, graphical tool for project teams to publicly disclose the energy consumption and renewable energy use of a building. ILFI is currently using the Zero Tool to generate baselines, targets and scores for use in the Reveal label.
ASHRAE Building EQ
Building Energy Quotient is a building energy rating program that provides information on a building’s potential/designed energy use and/or operational energy use. Building EQ was developed by ASHRAE, a not-for-profit organization of engineers and other specialists dedicated to the advancement of building technology for the public’s benefit. Building EQ rests on ASHRAE methodologies and standards and the experience of qualified practitioners.
The Zero Tool – an Architecture 2030 project – was developed for building sector professionals to establish energy reduction baselines and targets, compare a building’s energy performance with similar buildings and to codes, and understand how a building achieved its current energy performance.
Architecture 2030, in offering the Zero Tool, accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the baseline and target data estimated by the Zero Tool, or for the design of buildings utilizing Zero Tool baselines and targets. The underlying assumptions and methodologies of the Zero Tool are based on those developed by EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, and are intended to serve as guidelines when setting performance targets and understanding (relative) building performance.