Suggested Reading: Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings

Read the Deep Savings in Existing Buildings: 2011 Summit Summary Report detailing the outcomes of the Boulderado summit in September 2011 (PLEASE NOTE: If you have problems opening the file, try using a browser other than Internet Explorer or simply right click the link to the report and choose "save link as" to save the file to your computer.)

Getting to Zero 2012 Status Update: A First Look at the Cost and Features of Zero Energy Commercial Buildings - NBI, 2012

Retrofit Industry Needs Assessment Study - Rocky Mountain Institute/Pike Research. 

Eleven Case Studies from: A Search for Deep Energy Savings – NEEA/ New Buildings Institute. 

A Search for Deep Energy Savings Meta Report – NEEA/ New Buildings Institute.

The Role of District Energy in Greening Existing Neighborhoods - National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab.

Outcome-Based Energy Code for Existing Buildings: Seattle Model Energy Code Project – National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab.

2011 Energy Efficiency Indicator Global Survey Results-  Institute for Building Efficiency – an initiative of Johnson Controls.

Advanced Energy Design Guides - U.S. Department of Energy, 2011, 2012
The Guides provide practical approaches to achieve 50% energy savings compared to base code requirements. Download them free from ASHRAE:
• Small and Medium Office Buildings
• K-12 School Buildings
• Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings


Finance

Innovations and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency Finance - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 2012

Key Steps to Monetizing Building Portfolio Energy Savings Opportunities - Anthony Buonicore 2012

Energy Efficiency Financing - Models and Strategies - Greg Kats, 2011

United States Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Market Sizing and Financing Models - Deutsche Bank Group DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) & The Rockefeller Foundation, 2012

What does Green Really Cost?- Peter Morris, 2007

The Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasibility and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption - Davis Langdon, 2007

Value Beyond Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties - Scott Muldavin, 2010

Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies - Greg Kats, 2010

Energy Efficiency Financing in California: Needs and Gaps – Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations – California Public Utility Commission.

Climate Change, Land Use, and Energy 2010: New Tools, New Rules - Urban Land Institute.

High Performance Buildings: Value, Messaging, Financial and Policy Mechanisms – Molly McCabe.


Benchmarking & Codes

Building Energy Transparency:  A Framework for Implementing U.S. Commercial Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy – Institute for Market Transformation.

Model Progressive Building Energy Codes Policy for Northeast States – NEEP.

Buildingrating.org - Institute for Market Transformation & National Resources Defense Council

 

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