General Energy Resources
This page contains general energy resources relating to US commercial buildings. In addition, information about the US Building Energy Efficiency market size and K-12 energy retrofits are also available here.
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Annual Energy Outlook 2017
The Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050. It includes cases with different assumptions of macroeconomic growth, world oil prices, technological progress, and energy policies.
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) 2012
The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial buildings. It includes energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data (consumption and expenditures). CBECS includes building types that might not traditionally be considered commercial, such as schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, and buildings used for religious worship. In addition, traditional commercial buildings such as stores, restaurants, warehouses, and office buildings are included.
Electric Power Annual 2015
State-by-state listing of the average kWh charge for Residential and Commercial Customers (cents/kWh).
United States Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Market Sizing and Financing Models March 2012
Upgrading and replacing energy-consuming equipment in buildings offers an important capital investment opportunity. In the United States alone, more than $279 billion could be invested across the residential, commercial, and institutional market segments.
Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance K-12 Schools, NREL
The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for K-12 Schools is one of five retrofit guides commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The guide presents general project planning guidance as well as more detailed descriptions and financial payback metrics for the most important and relevant energy efficiency measures (EEMs). The guide provides a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements in existing buildings.
Energy Savings Performance Contracting: A Primer for K-12 Schools, US DOE 2016
This primer explains how schools can use ESPC to save money by improving energy efficiency and reducing operating costs while increasing occupant comfort and productivity. It provides K-12 faculty, school boards, and building managers with an introduction to ESPC benefits, guidance for getting started, and resources to support the ESPC implementation process.
Current Size and Remaining Market Potential of the U.S. Energy Service Company Industry, Lawrence Berkeley Labs for US DOE 2016
Study analyzing market size, growth projections and industry trends for the U.S. ESCO industry, drawing on information from interviews with ESCO executives.