Commercial building owners, operators and tenants can start saving energy today and use those cost savings for other critical parts of their businesses. The Building Technologies Office offers Commercial Buildings Resource Database and opportunities to partner with peers and technical experts.

Manage Organizational Energy Use

Managing energy by creating a culture of efficiency throughout an organization can result in significant energy and monetary savings.

Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL PIX 20913




Design and Construct a New Building

There is a great opportunity to optimize energy efficiency at the start of the construction process, and pursuing this opportunity increases the options available that lead to an efficient building.

Credit: Pat Corkery, NREL PIX 16440




Improve Operations and Maintenance

Effective operations and maintenance is one of the most cost-effective strategies for ensuring optimal equipment performance and the highest level of building efficiency.

Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL PIX 19294




Retrofit an Existing Building

Commercial buildings waste up to 30% of the energy they consume. Upgrading an existing building to reduce that waste is an opportunity to improve building performance and add value to your company.

Credit: Downtown Denver Partnership



Find Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Multiple financing opportunities exist for energy efficiency improvements, including tax credits, grants, rebates, loans, leasing, and other approaches.

Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL