Achieving 50% Energy Savings in Office Buildings, Advanced Energy Design Guides: Office Buildings (Brochure)

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Abstract

This fact sheet summarizes recommendations for designing new office buildings that result in 50% less energy use than conventional designs meeting minimum code requirements. The recommendations are drawn from the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings, an ASHRAE publication that provides comprehensive recommendations for designing low-energy-use office buildings withgross floor areas up to 100,000 ft2 (see sidebar). Designed as a stand-alone document, this fact sheet provides key principles and a set of prescriptive design recommendations appropriate for smaller office buildings with insufficient budgets to fully implement best practices for integrated design and optimized performance. The recommendations have undergone a thorough analysis and reviewprocess through ASHRAE, and have been deemed the best combination of measures to achieve 50% savings in the greatest number of office buildings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

For more information, contact Bob Hendron at Bob.Hendron@nrel.gov.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5500-62283

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102014-4449

Keywords

  • advanced energy design guides
  • ASHRAE
  • EE
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • office buildings

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