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Title: A Drop in the Bucket or a Pebble in a Pond: Commercial Building Partners’ Replication of EEMs Across Their Portfolios

This study presents findings from questionnaire and interview data investigating replication efforts of Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) partners that worked directly with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL partnered with 12 organizations on new and retrofit construction projects as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CBP program. PNNL and other national laboratories collaborate with industry leaders that own large portfolios of buildings to develop high performance projects for new construction and renovation. This project accelerates market adoption of commercially available energy saving technologies into the design process for new and upgraded commercial buildings. The labs provide assistance to the partners’ design teams and make a business case for energy investments. From the owner’s perspective, a sound investment results in energy savings based on corporate objectives and design. Through a feedback questionnaire, along with personal interviews, PNNL gathered qualitative and quantitative information relating to replication efforts by each organization. Data through this process were analyzed to provide insight into two primary research areas: 1) CBP partners’ replication efforts of technologies and approaches used in the CBP project to the rest of the organization’s building portfolio (including replication verification), and, 2) the market potential for technology diffusion into themore » total U.S. commercial building stock, as a direct result of the CBP entire program.« less
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Conference: 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings, August 17-22, 2014, Pacific Grove, California, 3-1 - 3-13
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington DC, United States(US).
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
Commercial Buildings; Diffusion; Replication; Commercial Building Partnerships; Energy Efficiency Measures