Whole Building Efficiency for Whole Foods: Preprint

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnered with Whole Foods Market under the Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program to design and implement a new store in Raleigh, North Carolina. The result was a design with a predicted energy savings of 40% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, and 25% energy savings over their standard design. Measured performance of the as-built building showed thatthe building did not achieve the predicted performance. A detailed review of the project several months after opening revealed a series of several items in construction and controls items that were not implemented properly and were not fully corrected in the commissioning process.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference - Dallas, Texas
Duration: 26 Jan 201330 Jan 2013


Conference2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference
CityDallas, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-56331


  • Commercial Building Partnership Program
  • commercial buildings
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Whole Foods Market


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