Meta Report: A Search for Deep Energy Savings

Report / August 23, 2011 / Deep Energy Retrofits

A report from NEEA's BetterBricks program and New Buildings Institute investigates* 11 energy retrofits in existing commercial buildings that, on average, resulted in energy use 50% less than the national average – many with an energy use intensity (EUI) below 40 kBtus per square foot. The report provides an in-depth review of these buildings, looking at building characteristics, efficiency measures, motivations, money, measured energy performance, market and tenant outcomes, and barriers and innovations. Results from an initial search which found 50 buildings with 30% or more savings are also included.
*with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Kresge Foundation