Non-Residential New Construction Best Practices Report

The Non-Residential New Construction Best Practices Report (Volume NR8) presents results of a comparative analysis of six programs, all of which seek to capture time-dependent opportunities in non-residential new construction and renovation projects. Programs typically took a whole building approach or blended a whole building and systems approach to energy efficiency. Key systems components targeted include lighting, HVAC, and shell improvements. There was less focus on refrigeration, motors, and process improvements, as program sponsors typically targeted those end uses through separate initiatives. The best practices team identified three themes that seem to drive the success of programs in non-residential new construction: integrated design and design assistance, relationship building, and long-term commitment.

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List of Best Practices