New Construction & Major Renovations
Incentives, ideas and expertise for building energy efficiency into every project.
Everyone is looking for value more than ever these days. We can help you create that value—and long-lasting energy savings—in all your project designs. We can even show you how to offset the incremental construction and design service costs associated with the inclusion of more energy-efficient equipment and systems. Engage with us early (during concept and early schematic design) to take advantage of the widest range of pathways options.
Whether your project is large or small, National Grid offers a range of paths you can take to elevate building performance, comfort, health and, of course, long-term energy savings:
Path 1: Zero Net Energy (ZNE)/Deep Energy Savings
Focuses on design as well as post occupancy energy use intensity (EUI)** outcomes
- Solutions for buildings 20,000 square feet or greater that engage early in schematic design
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for zero net energy (ZNE), ZNE ready, very low EUI* and passive house projects
Path 2: Whole Building EUI Reduction
Focuses on EUI project design outcomes for larger and fairly complex projects
- Solutions for buildings 50,000 square feet or greater that engage before the end of design development
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for meeting EUI reduction goals
Path 3: Whole Building Streamlined
Focuses on energy reduction opportunities for smaller and less complex buildings
- Solutions for buildings between 20,000—100,000 square feet that engage before the end of design development
- Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for non-energy-intensive projects
Path 4: Systems
Focuses on providing flexible options to support smaller projects and projects that fall outside the whole building program pathways.
- Prescriptive for buildings under 20,000 square feet, partial building major renovations, or projects engaging late in design.
What path is right for your next project?
*A major renovation would qualify if the scope is such that occupancy is not possible during construction and where scope includes at least 3 of the following 5 systems: 1) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, 2) Domestic Hot Water, 3) Lighting, 4) Building Envelop, and 5) Process Equipment.
**Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is calculated as KBtu per square foot per year. It is a way to compare the energy use of a building against other and against itself over time.