National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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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.
Commercial buildings – Energy consumption; Energy consumption; Energy efficiency; Energy simulation; Model apartments; Net-zero energy; Reference building; United States. Dept. of Energy
Environmental Design | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability
U.S. Department of Energy commercial reference building models of the national building stock.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/renew_pubs/44