Energy Efficiency: Strategic Facility Guidelines

Authored by: Steve Doty

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120043042

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Abstract

The intent of this entry is to offer a convenient list of strategic guidelines to help steer new building designs toward energy efficiency. It is hoped that the project owner, interested in achieving greater than average savings, will provide this list to the design team as part of their project intent instructions. To encourage its use and acceptance, emphasis is placed on keeping the list at a manageable size, with only proven solutions. Through a top-down approach, using this document as a convenient tool, building owners can set the expectations of energy frugality, create positive changes in building practices, and reward themselves with operational savings.

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