Commercial

Commercial projects can take years to plan and construct so careful planning can be essential for a successful project outcome. Properly facilitated design charrettes can add new insight and additional value to commercial projects by involving selected professionals to the meetings.

There is a free charrette platform for commercial projects available from ARCAT* and here is the link to check it out: https://www.arcat.com/main

*DesignCharrette.com is not affiliated with ARCAT in any manner. DesignCharrette.com does have an online project and charrette management platform but there is a fee associated with its use. Information on how to register and access the DCcom platform will be included on this website soon.

Meanwhile, sometimes a quick read of a suitable reference is all that’s needed to help get things started…

One free resource is the Handbook for Planning and Conducting Charrettes for High-Performance Projects produced by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). (PDF download)

If you are looking for additional resources then here are a few more to consider:

National Green Building Programs

State Energy Codes: https://www.energycodes.gov/status-state-energy-code-adoption

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