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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning: State and Local Policy Design Guide and Sample Policy Language

Title:
Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning: State and Local Policy Design Guide and Sample Policy Language

Abstract:
This guide provides information to help state and local policymakers better understand the value of energy audits and retro-commissioning; discussion to help them consider the applicability of policies to drive energy audits and retro-commissioning activity among public and private sector buildings; and resources to draft, enact, and implement policies addressing energy-related assessments of or improvements to existing commercial and public buildings. In recent years, a number of jurisdictions have enacted ordinances or taken other measures to require building owners to conduct energy assessments or "audits" of their facilities, to improve the operating efficiency of existing buildings through "retro-commissioning," or both. This guide distills the experiences of early-adopter jurisdictions into three main elements required for consideration, development, and implementation of the above energy management policies: (1) an introduction to the concepts of energy audits and retro-commissioning; (2) a discussion of key issues for consideration in policy design; and (3) sample language for policy formulation and implementing regulations.

URL:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/seeaction/pdfs/commercialbuildings_audits_rcx_policy_guide.pdf

Source:
State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEEAction)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
July 2013

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