Incorporate solar PV on your commercial buildings

These guides and case studies explore the benefits, barriers, and strategies to installing solar on leased buildings, including commercial real estate.

  • TOOLS
    This report provides guidance for businesses considering implementing solar PV, as there are widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures, utility policies, regulatory structures, and permitting requirements.
    Nixon Peabody has made a number of energy efficiency renovations to their Washington, D.C. office, including a three story living wall, which is watered using condensate from the HVAC system. The firm also is incorporating renewable energy.
    The Tower Companies is committed to being an environmental leader in the real estate industry and pursued its first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation on a large, class A office building in Washington, D.C.
    WDT Indio performed a whole-building retrofit on the 40-year-old concrete structure, installing a 138 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array to contribute 80 percent of the building’s energy consumption.
    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.


Sector:

Commercial

Barrier:

Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies

Tool type:

Toolkit

Building Type:

Office

Technology:

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Renewable Energy, Solar PV