Innovative Facility Managers Look To Save 40-50 Percent on Energy With Deep Energy Retrofits

Published by Facilities Net: A small but growing number of buildings have adopted an innovative, highly impactful approach to energy efficiency. Known as deep energy retrofits, these projects aim for big energy savings — sometimes 40 to 50 percent.

The key to deep energy retrofits is to take a holistic, integrated approach in planning. Different building systems, such as HVAC and lighting, interact. A whole-building approach aims to optimize those interactions to capture cross-savings and get past “a widget-based energy-efficiency approach,” says Alexi Miller, Associate Technical Director, New Buildings Institute.

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