GLRPPR Sector Resource: Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium Box Retail -- 50% Energy Savings
Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium Box Retail -- 50% Energy Savings
This report provides recommendations that architects, designers, contractors, developers, owners, and lessees of medium box retail buildings can use to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The recommendations are given by climate zone and address building envelope, fenestration, lighting systems, HVAC systems, building automation and controls, outside air treatment, service water heating, plug loads, and photovoltaic systems. The report presents several paths to 50% savings, which correspond to different levels of integrated design. These are recommendations only, and are not part of a code or standard. The recommendations are not exhaustive, but we do try to emphasize the benefits of integrated building design, that is, a design approach that analyzes a building as a whole system, rather than as a disconnected collection of individually engineered subsystems.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date of Publication:
September 1, 2008
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