Mechanical & Plumbing
ASHRAE offers Advanced Energy Design Guide for retail stores – Feb 2012
March 6, 2012 - ASHRAE is encouraging facility owners, engineers, designers, architects and others on the building team to download Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net-Zero-Energy Building, which aims to create a cost-effective design for retail buildings with gross floor areas between 20,000 - 100,000 sf. The guide features recommendations for different climate zones, case studies and technology examples, best practices and proposed energy-use targets. CLICK HERE for a free download of the guide. Additional design tips include: daylighting solutions, sample design layouts for ambient lighting, ways to reduce exterior lighting energy use, and HVAC ventilation air control strategies.