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Less is More: Energy Efficiency Guidance from ASHRAE

Energy Efficiency for Existing Commercial Buildings

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This two-book set includes both Energy Efficiency Guides for Existing Commercial Buildings. The first in the series provided a business case for energy efficiency and was targeted to building owners and managers, and the second is aimed at providing technical guidance in undertaking existing building renovation programs.


Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Second Edition

Commercial Building Energy Audits.jpgThis reference:

  • Defines best practices for energy survey and analysis for purchasers and providers of energy audit services.
  • Provides a reference guide for building owners, managers, and government entities as to what to expect from an audit
  • Shows how to conduct effective energy audits that lead to actionable audit reports
  • Includes more than 25 guideline forms plus access to the forms in spreadsheet format for easy customization


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ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 - Energy Conservation in New Buildings Except Low Rise and Residential Buildings

  • Provides the minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of most buildings.
  • Has been a benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards worldwide for more than 35 years

Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Communities: ERDC Published Research 2006-2016

  • Summarizes research findings from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) regarding energy efficiency in buildings and communities.
  • Provides researchers and practitioners with practical guidance regarding building- and community-scale energy efficiency.

Advanced Energy Design Guides

  • Designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.

Standard 100-2015 - Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings

  • Provides criteria that will result in the conservation of energy resources in existing buildings

Standard 105-2014 - Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance (ANSI Approved)

  • Provides a method of energy performance comparison that can be used for any building, proposed or existing, and allows different methods of energy analysis to be compare

citybynight.jpg Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification

 ASHRAE has developed the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification program in   collaboration with representatives from IESNA, NIBS, SMACNA, and TABB.

 The purpose of this program is to certify individuals’ ability to audit and analyze residential, commercial, and   industrial buildings including determining project scope, collecting data, analyzing building performance,   interpreting results, evaluating alternatives, submitting recommendations for energy conservation measures,   and assisting with the implementation of these recommendations.