New design guide for zero-energy office buildings released

July 16, 2019

A new advanced energy design guide is now available to help office buildings achieve zero-energy goals. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com[1]
A new advanced energy design guide is now available to help office buildings achieve zero-energy goals.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

A new publication provides direction for designing and constructing zero-energy office buildings in all climate zones.

The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers[2] (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects[3] (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society[4] (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council[5] (USGBC), along with the U.S. Department of Energy[6] (DOE) through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory[7] (NREL).

“This guide provides a pathway to zero energy and presents design teams with strategies for achieving energy-saving goals that are financially feasible, operationally workable, and readily achievable,” says Paul Torcellini, project committee chair.

This guide offers user-friendly directions for the construction of new, low-energy, small to medium office buildings and also applies to retrofits of existing structures, depending on the depth and breadth of the project. Strategies for reaching zero, including energy-efficient targets and how-to recommendations can also be found throughout the guide.

Additional features include:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Opener-7.jpg
  2. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers: https://www.ashrae.org/
  3. American Institute of Architects: https://www.aia.org/
  4. Illuminating Engineering Society: https://www.ies.org/
  5. U.S. Green Building Council: https://new.usgbc.org/
  6. U.S. Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/
  7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: https://www.nrel.gov/

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