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Deep Retrofits Next Market for Struggling Architects - EBN: 22:8 via @sharethis

AIA lends business advice to architects facing a down economy: start selling deep energy retrofits. By Candace Pearson A deep retrofit of the California Department of Motor Services Building shows there are exciting opportunities in existing buildings for architects to sell their expertise. The Lionakis Group achieved $126,000 in annual energy cost savings for this building, in part by installing a dual-skin façade for passive ventilation. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have co-published a new guide for architects on deep energy retrofits . But this is not just a technical design guide; instead, the report explains why deep retrofits offer architects a good business opportunity and outlines the financial arguments and incentive programs needed to sell retrofit designs to clients. Let the hard times roll The report, Deep En...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/7/29/D...

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