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What is an Energy Efficient Retrofit?
Energy efficient retrofitting involves modifications to existing industrial and commercial buildings to either improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand.
This process can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, or help to attract new tenants. Properties with Energy Star certification have sold for two to five percent more than buildings without such certification.
How much of a difference can a retrofit make?
For most office buildings, the energy cost is around $2–3 per square foot, per year. Healthcare buildings are one of the most expensive types, with energy costs closer to $11 per square foot.
A typical building can cut its energy use by up to 15 percent by implementing no- and low-cost efficiency measures, and more than 45 percent by implementing more extensive retrofit measures. These retrofit projects will reduce operating costs and improve occupant comfort.
How do you approach an energy retrofit? Where do you start?
To reach optimum retrofit goals, many factors must be considered, including:
Energy and water systems
Natural and artificial lighting
Ventilation and fresh air
Roofing and windows
Building age and location
Building energy use
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Making the switch to energy efficiency in your home or business can significantly reduce your utility bills. Tax incentives for installing energy efficient systems can make them even more cost-effective opportunities.
Here are 5 ways to upgrade your home's energy efficiency.