Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

Office and retail building owners, facility managers and energy managers have a new resource to help them make informed decisions when planning and implementing energy efficiency upgrades – the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs). These guides, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, were produced in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Lab and PECI, and are available as free downloads.

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Office Buildings
The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Existing Buildings have been developed to help building owners, facility managers and energy managers select the energy efficiency improvements that best suit building type and location, and successfully execute those improvements. Emphasis is put on actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and objective evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. This guide addresses office buildings, which represent approximately 17% of energy use in commercial buildings nationwide. This guide primarily applies to facility managers and energy managers of large existing office buildings (>100,000 sf), but also includes considerations for small and medium office buildings.

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings
The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Existing Buildings have been developed to help building owners, facility managers and energy managers select the energy efficiency improvements that best suit building type and location, and successfully execute those improvements. Emphasis is put on actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and objective evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. This guide addresses retail buildings, which represent approximately 13% of energy use in commercial buildings nationwide.