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SEDAC’s Fact Sheets for New Construction provide practical information for the building owner’s involvement in the design process, as well as high-level explanations of the major energy-using building systems. Remember, while the cost of construction seems high, the long-term operational costs of a building are much higher.  A smart, efficient design means long-term energy cost savings, plus many other benefits, for you and your tenants. It has a positive impact on the bottom line for decades to come.

This Owner’s Guide fact sheet focuses on the overall process of pursuing energy efficiency, and outlines five key times when the owner can act:

  1. Setting initial energy goals
  2. Selecting a design team
  3. Promoting efficiency during design
  4. Verifying goals were achieved
  5. Planning for maintenance

Read our Energy Smart Tip