“Industry Research and Recommendations for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios”- NREL

Latest technical report from NREL :

Target audience for this paper:

  • buildings smaller than 50,000 ft2
  • average small building is smaller than 8,000 ft2
  • portfolios of buildings that include only a small number of small buildings 
  • portfolio owners and managers who generally do not have staff and other resources

The largest reported barriers include:

  • Limited capital
  • Higher transaction costs relative to energy cost savings
  • Lack of time to research and implement energy efficiency solutions
  • Split incentive obstacles between owners and tenants
  • Lack of available sector-specific resources and technologies.                  “

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