Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

2-2011

Publisher

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

First page number:

1

Last page number:

118

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program has set the aggressive goal of producing marketable net-zero energy buildings by 2025. This goal will require collaboration between the DOE laboratories and the building industry. We developed standard or reference energy models for the most common commercial buildings to serve as starting points for energy efficiency research. These models represent fairly realistic buildings and typical construction practices. Fifteen commercial building types and one multifamily residential building were determined by consensus between DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and represent approximately two-thirds of the commercial building stock.

Keywords

Commercial buildings – Energy consumption; Energy consumption; Energy efficiency; Energy simulation; Model apartments; Net-zero energy; Reference building; United States. Dept. of Energy

Disciplines

Environmental Design | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability

Language

English

Comments

NREL Report No. TP-5500-46861


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