Energy Performance Optimization Guide

CMI High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project

This Energy Performance Optimization Guide is a resource describing how to develop, quantify, implement, and measure energy performance solutions in a commercial office space. The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Center for Market Innovation (CMI) developed, tested, and refined this process during the execution of live tenant projects included in its High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project. The goal was to find common solutions applicable across a broad spectrum of tenant conditions. The guide features three modules: Project Initiation, Value Analysis, and Implementation/Measurement and Verification. It is a framework that works together with a set of supporting tools to map out an energy performance analysis process that is integrated into each phase of the tenant’s process—site selection, design, construction, and occupancy