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A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency
This presentation will discuss a 30% reduction in Natural Use that was achieved by benchmarking two very similar buildings within a commercial property management portfolio. The Existing Building Commissioning (EB Cx) 4 Phase approach was used to reveal the reasons for differing energy intensity levels of almost 50%. The 'perceived' better performing building was actually using more natural gas. The significance of the Understand Right, Use Right, Buy Right philosophy was confirmed. More important, the EB Cx process identified and developed the energy efficiency measures needed to cut the wasted energy use.
Rouse, S. (2011). A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from