Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings is the third in a series designed to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2004. The energy savings target of 50% is the next step toward achieving a net zero energy building, which is defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2004 provides the fixed reference point and serves as a consistent baseline and scale for all of the 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides.
This Guide focuses on box retail buildings ranging in size from 20,000 ft² to 100,000 ft² and applies to general merchandise, specialty, department, and other types of stand-alone retail buildings. Space types covered include vestibules, administrative and office, sales floor areas, fitting rooms, corridors, break rooms, restrooms, and stocking areas. This Guide does not cover large centralized refrigeration systems, commercial kitchens, or restaurants.
The specific energy-saving recommendations are summarized in a single table for each climate zone and will allow contractors, consulting engineers, architects, and designers to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without detailed energy modeling or analyses.
In addition, this Guide provides information on integrated design, including best practices, as a necessary component in achieving 50% energy savings. A chapter on energy modeling and benchmarking strategies is also included to guide teams who do not wish to follow the specific energy-saving recommendation tables.
Those looking for help in implementing the climate-specific recommendations of this guide will find an expanded section of tips and approaches in the “How to Implement Recommendations” chapter. These tips are cross-referenced with the recommendation tables. This chapter also includes additional “bonus” recommendations that identify opportunities to incorporate greater energy savings into the design of the building. Case studies and technical examples throughout the guide illustrate the recommendations and demonstrate the technologies in real-world applications.
Page Count: 176 pages (Softcover)
Publisher: ASHRAE/AIA/IES/USGBC/DOE (2011)
Dimensions: 8½” x 11″