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50% AEDG Technical Support Documents

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Large Hospitals
Bonnema, E.; M. Leach, and S. Pless. 2013.  Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals - 50% Energy Savings. TP-5500-52588. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO.

This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building. The Guide provides design guidance for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in large hospitals over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004,Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The Guide was created for a “standard” mid- to large-size hospital, typically at least 100,000 ft², but the strategies apply to all sizes and classifications of new construction hospital buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for K-12 School Buildings
Bonnema, E.; M. Leach; S.D. Pless, P.A. Torcellini. 2013. Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools – 50% Energy Savings. TP-5500-51437. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO.

This Technical Support Document (TSD) describes the technical analysis aimed at providing design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in K-12 school buildings over the energy efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings
Bonema, E; M. Leach; S.D. Pless. 2013. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail -- 50% Energy Savings. TP-5500-52589. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO.

This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the  development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buidlings:  Achieving 50% Energy Savings towards a Net Zero Energy Building including the charge given to the committee, the development schedule, and the modeling assumptions used in the simulations for the both the baseline and the advanced buildings.  The Guide provides design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in medium box retail stores over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004,Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Small Office Buildings
Thornton BA, W Wang, Y Huang, MD Lane, and B Liu.  2010.  Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Small Office Buildings.  PNNL-19341, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

This Technical Support Document describes the technical analysis aimed at providing design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in small office buildings over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Medium Office Buildings
Thornton BA, W Wang, MD Lane, MI Rosenberg, and B Liu. 2009. Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Medium Office Buildings. PNNL-19004, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

This Technical Support Document describes the technical analysis aimed at providing design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in medium office buildings over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Grocery Stores
Leach, M.; Hale, E.; Hirsch, A.; Torcellini, P.Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document. TP-550-46101. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO.

This Technical Support Document describes the technical analysis aimed at providing design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in grocery stores over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design for Highway Lodging Buildings
Jiang W, K Gowri, MD Lane, BA Thornton, MI Rosenberg, and B Liu. 2009.Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Highway Lodging Buildings. PNNL-18773, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

This Technical Support Document describes the technical analysis aimed at providing design guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in highway lodging buildings over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

 

Technical Support Document:  50% Energy Savings Design for Quick Service Restaurants
Zhang J, DW Schrock, DR Fisher, A Livchak, DA Zabrowski, RA Athalye, and B Liu.  2010. Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Quick-Service Restaurants.  PNNL-19809, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

This Technical Support Document describes PNNL's project to develop a package of energy efficiency measures for quick-service restaurants that demonstrate the feasibility of achieving energy savings of at least 50% over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildingswith a simple payback of 5 years or less.