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For its first year of full occupancy, the nation's biggest energy miser—the nearly two-year-old 220,000-sq-ft Research Support Facility of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory—met its modeled annual energy-use targets, reports the Golden, Colo.-based NREL. ----- Advertising ----- Related links Green Design-Build Model Crafted for Buildings To Achieve Net-Zero Energy Use But a market-rate, low-energy-use office building doesn't happen by accident. "It's not going to work unless the owner takes responsibility both in planning and operating the building," says Jeffrey M. Baker, director of NREL operations for the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. For the 12 months beginning in February 2011, the building's annual energy-use intensity was 35,400 Btu per sq ft per year, compared to the goal of 35,100 Btu per sq ft per year, says the 77...

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