Energy Design Guidance is a management approach for commercial new construction projects. It is a set of suggested actions for building owners and design professionals to establish energy efficiency goals and to ensure that energy is addressed at all levels of the project. This guide was designed to supplement technical design references for incorporating energy efficiency strategies and technologies. EPA encourages the following best practices for energy design as part of the overall design, construction, and operations process to translate design intent into buildings that perform and earn the ENERGY STAR.
Figure 1: When to incorporate energy targets, analysis, and tracking during design and operating phases of the building
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