Presentation by NREL researcher Shanti Pless about Controlling Capital Costs in High-Performance Buildings Using a Performance Based Design-Build Process
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is devising a new design-build project delivery model for fast-tracked, net-zero energy building. The process is progressive, performance-based design-build.
Presentation slides from Integrated Design presentation given at the NASA Net-Zero Energy workshop June 5-6, 2012.
Design Team Commitment: Contractor Perspective on an Integrated Design Process presentation given at the NASA Net-Zero Energy workshop June 5-6, 2012
Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process presentation given at the NASA Net-Zero Energy workshop June 5-6, 2012
Design Team Commitment: Contractor Perspective on Cost Control presentation given at the NASA Net-Zero Energy workshop June 5-6, 2012
Maps and detailed statistics regarding green building adoption in markets throughout the U.S.
This multimedia toolkit is designed to guide energy efficiency program administrators through the process of planning, implementing and measuring a large-scale, deep retrofit energy efficiency program for small-to-medium businesses (SMB). We provide downloadable tools and forms you can adapt for use in your own program.
This guidebook is a reference to help other program sponsors and implementers develop and deliver a full-scale and comprehensive small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) energy efficiency program that can achieve similar results. The online SMART Scale Toolkit accompanies this guidebook.
A demonstration of the SMART Scale model in the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) on over 700 projects indicates that an average whole building electricity savings of 20% from the baseline is possible while remaining cost-effective, with a cost of $0.0346 per lifetime kWh and an estimated total resource cost of 3.1. Previous generations of DI programs were capturing only 10% to 12% of whole building electricity savings through approaches dominated by lighting measures.
This guide primarily applies to facility managers and energy managers of large existing office buildings larger than 100,000 square feet, but also includes considerations for small and medium office buildings. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, this guide provides a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.