U.S. Department of Energy Releases Guide for More Energy Efficient Office Buildings

A series of building guides, promoting the goal of reducing the use of energy in commercial buildings by 50%, were announced by the U.S. Department of Energy last month. The Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) are intended to assist architects and engineers in the design of energy efficient office buildings and will ideally increase demand for energy-saving products as well. These guides will provide unique and innovative recommendations detailing how designers can incorporate technology to achieve energy savings.

The “50 % AEDG for Small and Medium Office Buildings,” has just been released and is available online for download, is the first offering in a series of four guides to be released within the coming months. The “Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings” will be the second guide to be developed.

The “Advanced Energy Design Guide” series is being developed through a partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Advanced Control Corporation is a member of USGBC and is a long-time developer of environmentally sound methods of building automation and management.  For 20 years, we have pioneered new green building solutions, like the first LEED certified building in Broward County.  Our commitment to energy management and conservation through the designing, installation and servicing of large commercial solar energy systems has reduced the carbon footprint of several thousand buildings throughout Florida.

To learn how we can make your building more energy efficient, call 954-491-6660.