BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint

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This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet thecooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 ASHRAE Annual Meeting - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 200628 Jun 2006


Conference2006 ASHRAE Annual Meeting
CityQuebec City, Quebec, Canada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-550-39533


  • Bighorn Home Improvement Center
  • commercial building
  • energy-efficient
  • photovoltaic


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