Evidence-Based Design and Operations PIER Program: Improving the Real World Performance of Commercial Buildings

Report / April 23, 2013 / Building Innovation

This Final Project Report presents the results of the Evidence-based Design and Operations Research Program led by New Buildings Institute from 2008-2013. The program included four technical projects for commercial buildings. This work included the development of feedback tools for designers, operators/owners and tenants as aides to reduce building energy use. Projects also included plug loads, skylight systems and rooftop heating and cooling units.This report was prepared as part of the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.