more comfortable, cost less to operate, and have higher resale
value than their 'standard' counterparts. Today there are a wealth
of new materials, skilled professionals, and analytic techniques to
help new and existing homeowners in California and across the
country green their homes and enjoy the benefits.
- Design Brief: Central DHW Systems in Multifamily Buildings
especially in California's coastal towns. While each new
construction project will have a different ratio of energy end
uses, one can look at the existing building stock to get an idea of
how much is attributable to DHW systems. According to the
Department of Energy's Residential Energy Consumption Survey
(RECS), DHW accounted for around 32% of overall energy use for
existing multifamily units in the late 1990's.
- Design Guidelines: EDR Multifamily Design Guide for Energy Efficiency
provides a summary of resources, methods, and
tools to assist the design community in building more energy
efficient multifamily buildings, which are increasingly popular in
- Case Studies: An Energy Efficient Multifamily Development
had few incentives or disincentives to
incorporate high efficiency design features and appliances into
- Design Brief: High-Performance New Homes
in new homes designed to provide comfortable living environments
with lower energy consumption and operating costs.
- Design Guidelines: Skylighting Guidelines
are a collection of documents intended to help architects and engineers use skylights to maximum advantage in commercial and industrial buildings.