Suggested Reading: Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings

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Read the Deep Savings in Existing Buildings: 2011 Summit Summary Report detailing the outcomes of the Boulderado summit in September 2011 

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


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. - Institute for Market Transformation & National Resources Defense Council


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