The primary goals of a High Performance & Secure Commercial Building Program are to develop and deploy energy saving technologies, strategies, and techniques to improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings and to improve the security, health, comfort and productivity of occupants. The program’s energy savings goal aims to mainstream the above strategies to cost-effectively achieve energy savings levels that were previously achieved only in aggressive research: 70% in new construction and 50% in major retrofits.

The program’s economic goals are to strengthen the state’s growing energy efficiency industry, providing jobs for companies in hardware, software, design and building services.