Best Buy Corporation partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement solutions to achieve 50% energy savings in new construction versus requirements set by ASHRAE/ANSI/IESNA Standard 90.1-20041 as part of DOE’s Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical expertise in support of this DOE program
Best Buy's Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) new construction project is a single story medium box store in Lakewood, Colorado. The construction is complete, and the store is now in the monitoring and verification stage of the CBP process.
Best Buy's goal was to measure the performance of its latest “high performance” store design and to explore new energy efficiency measures (EEMs). Best Buy’s energy use is dominated by the electronics products on display.