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    20% Stretch Code Provisions

    Guideline / February 14, 2019 / Energy Codes

    The 20% Stretch Code Provisions describe a set of code strategies that represent a 20% performance improvement for commercial buildings over the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 code baseline (and approximately similar savings over the IECC 2015 baseline) that can be adopted by…

    40% Stretch Energy Standard

    Guideline / February 14, 2019 / Energy Codes

    The 40% Stretch Energy Standard is a set of stretch code strategies that target 40% better efficiency in commercial buildings than current national model energy codes. Stretch codes, also called reach codes, provide an opportunity to introduce advanced practices in…

    HVAC Primer

    Guideline / December 19, 2015 / HVAC

    This newly updated primer describes energy savings opportunities and context for packaged rooftop units (RTUs) for utility energy managers and their trade allies. RTUs are ubiquitous in commercial spaces but are also a difficult market to reach. Analysis shows many…

    Multifamily Building Guide

    Guideline / September 6, 2017

    A new Multifamily Guide offers an advanced standard that addresses the issues faced when applying building code to multifamily buildings. This single prescriptive standard delivers savings regardless of whether the project is subject to the residential or commercial versions of…

    New Construction Guide

    Guideline / December 12, 2015

    Increasing energy code stringency and owner demand for higher efficiency in buildings are challenging design teams to deliver high performance without adding costs. The New Construction Guide offers a comprehensive approach to new commercial construction projects that achieves efficiencies up…