Retail Stores

Retail stores have diverse loads, long operating hours, and often high occupancy in the evenings. Planning for energy-efficient retail buildings starts in the design stages and should involve careful consideration for lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and space-conditioning systems and how they integrate together.

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  • Beyond Title 24 2013 Energy Standards - NonResidential
    December 11, 2014
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    The Savings By Design Program (SBD) provides design assistance and substantial financial incentives to owners and design teams that apply energy efficiency, green building and sustainability best practices to realize high performance nonresidential projects.

    Incentives of up to $150,000 are available to owners, plus up to $50,000 more for design teams that engage SBD assistance at the earliest stages of the design process.

    New construction, additions, and major rennovation projects all qualify...

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  • e-News #94: Lighting Performance Advances
    September 17, 2014
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    New Sources & Controls... Through the past 20 years, new lighting technologies have been a major driver of increasing energy efficiency in buildings. Lighting specifiers and consumers have embraced CFLs, LEDs, and other highly efficient lighting options. How can even more efficiency savings be mined from the lighting end use?

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Fenestration
    July 22, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Small Commercial HVAC Changeouts
    July 22, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Interior Lighting Alterations
    July 15, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential HVAC Controls
    July 7, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Fact Sheet: Nonresidential Lighting Mandatory Controls
    June 30, 2014
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Fact Sheet: Nonresidential Cool Roofs
    November 22, 2013
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Exterior Lighting
    November 21, 2013
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Lighting Control for Additions and Alterations
    November 21, 2013
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • e-News #88: Outdoor Lighting
    December 16, 2012
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    We need light outdoors at night for safety, security, productivity, and enjoyment. Guidelines and technologies available today can help meet these lighting needs while providing good quality lighting that minimizes light pollution, conserves energy, and enhances community ambience, including the effect on wildlife and our view of the starry night sky.

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  • e-News #84: Building Information Modeling
    February 1, 2012

    BIM is the process of building a 3D data-rich model of all architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems in the building. The model is not only used to design the building and document it for construction, it's also used as the primary tool to create and coordinate design solutions.

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  • e-News #77:The Doctor is Always In - Maintaining Optimum Performance with Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD)
    December 13, 2010
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    With the trend towards increasing complexity of the lighting and mechanical systems of today's buildings, there is a broad gap between the design intent and the actual operational performance of buildings. A technology that has emerged over the last few years to address this problem is fault detection and diagnostics (FDD).

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  • e-News #76: Vertical Transportation
    October 21, 2010
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    Elevators in modern buildings are faster and more comfortable than their counterparts decades ago. But even when you are standing inside an innovative looking elevator cab, it is hard to identify the green features in the elevator and recognize their energy savings. This issue of e-News details major sustainable features in elevators and escalators and some design considerations.

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  • Design Brief: Cool Roofs
    January 12, 2009
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    On a sunny summer day, a typical roof surface can reach temperatures that are nearly 100°F above the ambient temperature. A cool roof, by contrast, stays at or near the ambient temperature due to the characteristics of its outer layer.

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