27 Jul '12, 1pm

The Not-So-New Next Big Thing: #Retrofits | Path to Zero Energy Buildings: #zeb #eefficiency #conservation #opportunity

For several years, NBI has been exploring and researching strategies to drive deep energy savings across the existing commercial building sector. As we've noted before , there are upwards of 71.6 billion square feet of commercial space across the U.S. and significant energy savings potential to go with that. It's certainly a wise energy investment. Earlier this year, a report released by Deutsche Bank’s DB Climate Change Advisors and The Rockefeller Foundation asserted that an investment of $279 billion to simply upgrade and replace energy-consuming equipment in U.S. buildings could yield $1 trillion or more of energy savings over 10 years. That's a 258 percent gain (on the principal) just for equipment upgrades and replacement. This week, Michael C. Polentz and Clayton B. Gantz of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips published a list of 10 reasons why commercial building retrofits w...

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