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ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG)

Free downloadable guides: The ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) are a series of publications designed to provide AEDGBookrecommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. The initial series of guides have an energy savings target of 30% which is the first step in the process toward achieving a net zero energy building - defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources. Each 30% Guide addresses a specific building type. Additional guides for existing buildings and at 50% energy savings towards a net zero energy building are also planned. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, the energy conservation standard published at the turn of the millennium, provides the fixed reference point for all of the 30% Guides in this series. The primary reason for this choice as a reference point is to maintain a consistent baseline and scale for all of the 30% AEDG series documents.