Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Retail Buildings
The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is one of five retrofit guides commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). By presenting general project planning guidance as well as more detailed descriptions and financial payback metrics for the most important and relevant energy efficiency measures (EEMs),the guides provide a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements in existing buildings. Retail buildings in the U.S. are second only to office buildings in total energy consumption and represent approximately 13% of energy use in commercial buildings nationwide. This guide is primarily designed for facility managers and energy managers of existing retail buildings of all sizes.