A new procurement approach for superior energy performance.

Accelerate Performance

Accelerate Performance is a U.S. Department of Energy funded initiative that empowers owners and developers to achieve desired energy performance goals. It will change the way they procure their buildings.

Building owners prioritize project goals, specify an energy performance requirement and select the design and contractor teams based on their ability to meet it. Then they measure energy performance to verify that the contract requirement is met.

By leveraging the DOE investment, our team of nationally recognized experts will support owners by integrating performance-based procurement into their next new construction or major renovation project. This approach has been proven to help owners achieve high performance buildings or even net zero energy buildings at little or no additional cost.

Please see our overview sheet and press release.

NREL's Research Support Facility, Golden, CO (DOE/NREL photo #19548). EUI goal of 34 kBtu/ft2/yr; actual performance of 33 kBtu/ft2/yr.
NREL's South Table Mountain Campus, Golden, CO (SOURCE: DOE/NREL)
Cafe on NREL's South Table Mountain Campus, Golden, CO (DOE/NREL photo #21698). EUI goal of 190 kBtu/ft2/yr; actual performance of 143 kBtu/ft2/yr.
Parking structure, NREL's South Table Mountain Campus, Golden, CO (DOE/NREL photo #22471). Energy goal of 175 kBtu/space/yr; actual performance of 163 kBtu/space/yr.