Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mikaila Ullal
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Center for Building Knowledge

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Center for Building Knowledge (CBK) is a 30-year-old research, training, and technical assistance institute affiliated with the Hillier College of Architecture and Design. CBK is dedicated to generating new knowledge to improve the built environment and enhance facilities' planning, design, construction, and operation. CBK’s mission is to help individuals and communities make better-informed decisions about building performance, sustainability, and resilience nationwide.

The Center is dedicated to generating new knowledge to improve the built environment and enhance facilities' planning, design, construction, and operation. CBK’s mission is to help individuals and communities make better-informed decisions about the performance, sustainability, and resilience of buildings and communities.

The Center created and currently manages the New Jersey Clean Energy Learning Center, a unique online energy-efficiency training and resource platform for the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. CBK also manages and is currently updating a national online training platform funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and focused on training building owners and operators on how to use the DOE’s Asset Score energy optimization tool. The tool evaluates the energy efficiency of key physical assets within a facility – its building envelope, lighting, and HVAC systems – and tabulates an “asset score.”

In addition, CBK recently received a three-year grant from the DOE’s Building America program. The Re-Side Right project will test and validate a new, two-component insulation/air/water barrier system that can be used to significantly improve the energy efficiency of typical re-siding jobs in the U.S.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://centers.njit.edu/cbk/new-homepage/
https://research.njit.edu/cbk/

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