The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 19-page chapter for supermarkets and grocery stores addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter for K-12 schools addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy-use profile
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 23-page chapter addresses:

  • Central cooling systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Unitary systems
  • Additional strategies

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 27-page chapter addresses:

  • Air-handling system types
  • Air-handling components
  • Best opportunities

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter addresses:

  • Reducing equipment energy use
  • Upgrading the building envelope

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 37-page chapter addresses:

  • The importance of lighting
  • A whole-system approach
  • Lighting design
  • Use efficient light sources
  • Use efficient luminaires
  • Automatically control lighting
  • Build in an operations and maintenance plan

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 17-page chapter addresses:

  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Tune-up opportunities

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This nine-page chapter addresses:

  • Purchasing equipment and services
  • Leasing
  • Performance contracting
  • Unconventional opportunities

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 12-page chapter addresses:

  • Analytic conventions
  • Cash-flow analysis tools
  • Selecting an analysis tool
  • The investment analysis process
  • Other considerations

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 12-page chapter defines benchmarking, what successful benchmarking looks like, and types of benchmarking. It also addresses how to develop and implement a robust benchmarking plan.