Are you picturing a bumble bee drinking espresso? Not exactly the intended image this group wanted. Actually it’s “HiPerB”, which is short for “High Performance Buildings”. The HiPerB group is a collaboration of industry professionals throughout North Carolina with an interest in studying and learning from the performance results of buildings designed, constructed and/or renovated and commissioned with sustainability in mind. NC DENR (former State Energy Office) began this informal group almost 2 years ago. Adam Spach and Bill Smith with Stanford White both engage, along with other design and commissioning professionals, as well as facility owners such as NCCU, NCSU, UNC-W, NC SCO, Wake County Schools, Wake County, Wake Tech CC and RTI.