Strategic use of renewables can help businesses reduce energy costs and their environmental footprint. The Renewables Integration Technology Research Team is pleased to provide resources, information and guidance on integrating renewable energy into your building portfolio.
Better Buildings partners participate in webinars, peer-exchange calls, meetings, and industry workshops and conferences. Browse upcoming events and opportunities to participate by month.
The Renewables Integration Team collaborates with researchers and industry experts to promote awareness and energy reduction through new technologies. Contact the Better Buildings Alliance to learn how you can get involved.
To-date, Better Buildings partners have saved nearly 1.4 quadrillion Btus, achieving more than $8 billion in energy and cost savings.
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Commercial Rooftop Solar FAQ GuidanceWhen a commercial building owner first considers installing solar PV, the first questions they ask typically involve how the system will be mounted to their roof and its impact on the roof warranty. This fact sheet addresses such common questions as identified by the Better Buildings Alliance’s Renewables Integration Team.
Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Find policies and incentives by state.
SunShot Resource Center
The Solar Energy Resource Center has over 100 unique documents developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, national laboratories and SunShot awardees.
The articles below go into detail on the rationale and business case to do metering and monitoring of solar PV systems on commercial buildings:
Meet the Technology Expert
Rois Langner has worked as a building scientist and architectural engineer in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at NREL since the beginning of 2010. Her past research efforts have focused on building energy efficiency projects that utilize OpenStudio software to analyze and optimize building design and performance for military and large commercial buildings. She has worked with organizations to develop, implement, and maintain energy management policies and systems for continual energy improvement. More recently, she has worked to support the small commercial building sector in overcoming barriers that inhibit the adoption of energy efficiency solutions. Additionally, Rois supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance, leading the Renewables Integration Technology Research Team. If you would like more information on the Renewables Integration Team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.