ASHRAE releases efficiency guide for existing buildings
Making a case for energy efficiency in existing buildings: new industry publication now available from ASHRAE.
Improving energy use all comes down to green - the green of energy efficiency and resource sustainability as well as the green of money.
So, show them the money. Building owners and managers of existing buildings need to understand the economic benefits of improving systems and operations. A new publication from leading industry organizations provides guidance for the business case to achieve energy savings as much as 30%.
Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers provides the rationale for making economic decisions related to improving and sustaining energy efficiency in existing buildings. Approximately 86% of U.S. annual building construction expenditures relate to renovation of existing buildings vs. new construction.
The cost of Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers is $69 ($59, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), or visit www.ashrae.org/energyguide .
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