Audits allow for the identification of building energy performance issues and opportunities for maximizing energy efficiency in buildings. Check out our collection of resources below to learn more about these measures.

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Putting Data to Work: Using Data from Action-Oriented Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies

Audit, Retrocommissioning, and Building Performance Standard Implementation Considerations for Policymakers This resource was developed as part of Putting Data to Work, a multi-year pilot project that analyzed ways to use building performance data generated by city policies to improve energy efficiency program design and delivery in the District of Columbia and New York City. Putting … Continued

High-Performance Buildings and Property Value

High-performance commercial buildings (often described as “green”) are becoming increasingly common in the marketplace. Recognizing this market growth, this guide aims to help lenders understand the valuation of high-performance buildings. As a companion piece to the 2013 primer Green Building and Property Value, this report examines the relationship between lenders and appraisers and how green features … Continued

Smart Investments in Energy Efficiency

A Look At The Portrait Building in Washington, D.C. How can energy upgrades enable forward-thinking building managers to provide considerable value to both owners and tenants? This case study examines recent energy improvements to The Portrait Building in downtown Washington, D.C. as a real-world example of the potential gains. Three efficiency measures, completed for a … Continued

Commitment Phobia

Can slow, modest paybacks get people to commit to home energy upgrades?

Relationships Matter

What spurs homeowners to make energy upgrades to their homes? Relationships. 

Human Behavior

Signing up for an energy audit required a little behavior modification on my part.

CASE STUDY 5 | Streamlining Compliance Processes

This study examines how streamlining can improve compliance with building energy codes. Streamlining is the practice of improving building regulatory processes to remove overlap and duplication and create more efficient administrative procedures. The study argues that streamlining not only makes building departments more efficient and effective at enforcing construction code requirements, but also improves customer … Continued