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Show Me the [Efficiency] Money

Five real estate executives weigh in on what it will take to unlock $1.4 trillion in net energy savings through commercial building efficiency.
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Retrofit Depot

Your Premier Resource for Deep Energy Retrofits! You may be able to find a lot of information and guides on energy retrofits, however none are focused on catalyzing deep energy retrofits across the U.S. commercial building stock. To this end, Retrofit Resources offers news, community, and tools for deep energy retrofits that are unbiased by commercial interests.. The site shows you how to build the case for a deep energy retrofit and walks you through how to enact a deep energy retrofit from idea to completion. Whether you're an owner considering the value of deep energy retrofits, a service provider interested in building a skill set, or a sustainability evangelist for your organization, we've got you covered. Dig in.

How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value

Energy efficiency projects in the United States and around the world are attractive investments, but receive far less attention and capital than they deserve. This is in part due to a narrow definition of their value that typically focuses on saved energy costs. Investors often ignore additional value—a robust land of untapped opportunity that sits just beneath the surface of the saved-energy-cost tip of the value iceberg—to their own financial detriment. Including all value created by highly efficient buildings when investing will enable more low-energy buildings and retrofits—particularly deep retrofits. Deep retrofit value is the net present value of all of the benefits of a deep energy and sustainability investment. The Deep Retrofit Value Guide documents the compelling logic of how deep energy efficiency and sustainability retrofits create value and introduces RMI’s Deep Retrofit Value models, providing the foundational methodology necessary to calculate and present value to retrofit decision makers.