CBECS – Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey
USGBC – United States Green Building Council
ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers
Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential
Standard 189.1 – Design of High Performance Green Buildings
The greatest opportunity to change energy consumption in the built environment is through modification of existing buildings. Only 2 percent of building stock is built new each year, so focus must be given to the 98 percent of existing buildings if we are to reach the much-needed worldwide reduction in energy consumption for which we have been striving.
It features case studies reflecting all aspects of analysis, design, construction and performance within existing buildings.
Existing buildings represent the greatest opportunities for ASHRAE to make a difference in energy use. Existing buildings also present the greatest challenges.
Commercial, apartments, large population cities, climate regions, benchmark buildings, sq ft size, how is energy being used in restaurant or hotel. Residential, nonresidential building types. High albedo roofs,
ASHRAE - High Performance Green Buildings – standard 189.1
Site sustainability – mixed use, density, access to public transportation.
Water Use Efficiency – water utilities, plumbing, indoor /outdoor (landscape irrigation), potable/non-potable, smart controllers - real time weather data to control irrigation, Plumbing: toilets, urinals, faucets, showers, clothes washers, dish washers, epa.gov/watersense;
Building Impact on the atmosphere, materials, and resources – construction waste mgmt, refrigerants/fluorescents, storage and collection of recyclables, reduced impact of materials. Divert materials from landfills or incineration. Fire suppression – no halon. Refurbishment of construction materials, regionally extracted near project site. life cycle assessment. Linoleum/limestone floor, countertops, recycled ductwork
Energy – measurement and verification, energy use reporting
indoor air quality, humidity control
construction and operation plan
IESNA – Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
LPD – Lighting Power Density
New Buildings Institute
AEDG - Advanced Energy Design Guide –
building envelope, interior lighting, HVAC equipment and systems, service water heating, exterior façade, parking lot lighting, plug loads.
Energy goals and strategies, “how to’s” for implementation, and quality assurance practices.
Department of Conservation and Resource
AIA – American Institute of Architects
AEE – Association Energy Engineers
CEM - Certified Energy Managers
USGBC – US GreenBuilding Council
Building Technologies Program
Innovations in energy-efficient building envelopes, equipment, lighting, daylighting, and windows, in conjunction with advances in passive solar, photovoltaic, fuel cells, advanced sensors and controls and combined heating, cooling, and power, have the potential to dramatically transform today's buildings. These technologies—coupled with a whole building design approach that optimizes the interactions among building systems and components—will enable tomorrow's buildings to use considerably less energy, while also helping to meet our national goals for sustainable development, environmental protection, and energy security.
The US Department of Energy office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) division has a vast array of building specific energy programs and data: