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Buildings Performance Database Overview  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Buildings Performance Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Buildings Performance DOE Buildings Performance Database Paul Mathew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pamathew@lbl.gov (510) 486 5116 April 3, 2013 Standard Data Spec API 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Large-scale high-quality empirical data on building energy performance is critical to support decision- making and increase confidence in energy efficiency investments. * While there are a many potential sources for such data,

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High Performance Buildings Database  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

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Building Performance Database Analysis Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The BPD statistically analyzes the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database offers two primary methods to analyze building performance data. These are “Explore”, which allows users to browse a single dataset within the BPD, and “Compare”, which allowed users to compare multiple datasets within the BPD side-by-side.

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About the Building Performance Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Recent technology, market and policy drivers - smart meters, energy performance disclosure laws, etc. - are resulting in a rapid increase in generation of data about buildings and their energy performance. But this data is still hard to access, and analyze because it is being housed in many decentralized and often proprietary databases. The DOE Building Performance Database (BPD) aims to bridge this gap by compiling and cleansing a large dataset required to assess the likely performance of energy efficiency retrofit measures and services. By making the data available anonymously and in aggregate, the BPD enables the public to gain value from the data while addressing the privacy needs of contributors.

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Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Buildings Performance Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

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Buildings Performance Database - Datasets - OpenEI Datasets  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Performance Database Dataset Activity Stream Buildings Performance Database The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance...

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Buildings Performance Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Buildings » Buildings Performance Database Buildings » Buildings Performance Database Buildings Performance Database The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance data. The platform enables users to perform statistical analysis on an anonymous dataset of tens of thousands of commercial and residential buildings from across the country. Users can compare performance trends among similar buildings to identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements. Access BPD Contact Us Key Features The BPD contains actual data on tens of thousands of existing buildings -- not modeled data or anecdotal evidence. The BPD enables statistical analysis without revealing information about individual buildings.

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Buildings Performance Database | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Performance Database Buildings Performance Database Dataset Summary Description This is a non-proprietary subset of DOE's Buildings Performance Database. Buildings from the cities of Dayton, OH and Gainesville, FL areas are provided as an example of the data in full database. Sample data here is formatted as CSV Source Department of Energy's Buildings Performance Database Date Released July 09th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords Buildings Performance Database Dayton Electricity Gainesville Natural Gas open data Residential Data application/zip icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential csv files in a zip file (zip, 2.8 MiB) text/csv icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential Building Characteristics data (csv, 1.4 MiB) text/csv icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential data headers (csv, 5.8 KiB)

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Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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High Performance Buildings Database | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database Jump to: navigation, search The High Performance Buildings Database (HPBD), developed by the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is "a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad."[1] Map of HPBD entries Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":1000,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"-","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Building Performance Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the DOE Buildings Performance Database (BPD).

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the DOE Buildings Performance Database (BPD). General What is the purpose of the BPD? What building energy performance data is included in the BPD? Access Information How can I access the database? How can I contribute data to the BPD? Database and Analysis Information What kinds of buildings does the BPD have? What are the data sources that populate the BPD? Does the BPD have time series data? How do you ensure that the data from these multiple sources is consistent and valid? What data format does the BPD utilize?

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Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Buildings Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools The Buildings Performance Database will offer four analysis tools for exploring building data and forecasting financial and energy savings: a Peer Group Tool, a Retrofit Analysis Tool, a Data Table Tool, and a Financial Forecasting Tool. Available now: Peer Group Tool The Peer Group Tool allows users to peruse the BPD, define peer groups, and analyze their performance. Users can create Peer Groups by filtering the dataset based on parameters such as building type, location, floor area, age, occupancy, and system characteristics such as lighting and HVAC type. The graphs show the energy performance distribution of those

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DOE Buildings Performance Database, sample Residential data | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Performance Database, sample Residential data Buildings Performance Database, sample Residential data Dataset Summary Description This is a non-proprietary subset of DOE's Buildings Performance Database. Buildings from the cities of Dayton, OH and Gainesville, FL areas are provided as an example of the data in full database. Sample data here is formatted as CSV The Buildings Performance Database will have an API that allows access to the statistics about the data without exposing private information about individual buildings. The data available in this sample is limited due to the nature of the original datasets; the Buildings Performance database combines data from multiple sources to improve overall robustness. Data fields stored in the database can be seen in the BPD taxonomy: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/buildingsperformance/taxonomy.html

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fuel Type of fuel used in the building record. Units Unit ofRequirements a) Each building needs to have a continuousPreparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database

Walter, Travis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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About the Buildings Performance Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » About the Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » About the Buildings Performance Database About the Buildings Performance Database "Upgrading the energy efficiency of America's buildings is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to save money, cut down on harmful pollution, and create good jobs right now." -President Obama Open data has fueled entrepreneurship and transformed fields such as weather, GPS and health. Yet in the energy efficiency market, one of the primary challenges is the lack of empirical data demonstrating the relationship between building characteristics and energy performance. Rigorous performance risk assessments of potential energy efficiency measures could support better decision-making among building owners and

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

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Buildings Performance Database (BPD)- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The overall goal of the Buildings Performance Database (BPD) is to provide public access to high-quality building characteristics and energy consumption data to incentivize, analyze, and validate energy efficiency investments.

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Building Performance Database | Department of Energy  

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in the peer group that fall within consistent intervals of energy use intensity (EUI) i.e. the annual energy use per gross square foot of the building. Scatter Plot. The...

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

SciTech Connect

The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) includes empirically measured data from a variety of data sources with varying degrees of data quality and data availability. The purpose of the data preparation process is to maintain data quality within the database and to ensure that all database entries have sufficient data for meaningful analysis and for the database API. Data preparation is a systematic process of mapping data into the Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES), cleansing data using a set of criteria and rules of thumb, and deriving values such as energy totals and dominant asset types. The data preparation process takes the most amount of effort and time therefore most of the cleansing process has been automated. The process also needs to adapt as more data is contributed to the BPD and as building technologies over time. The data preparation process is an essential step between data contributed by providers and data published to the public in the BPD.

Walter, Travis; Dunn, Laurel; Mercado, Andrea; Brown, Richard E.; Mathew, Paul

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Database  

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Buildings Database Welcome Guest Log In | Register | Contact Us Home About All Projects...

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Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

More Documents & Publications Building America System Research Better Buildings Alliance Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump - 2013 Peer Review Buildings Home About Emerging...

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Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy performance of LEED for new construction buildings:New Buildings Institute.New Buildings Institute. 2013. Buildings database, http://

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Performance Database Overview  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

such as lighting and HVAC type. * Create graphs of the selected dataset comparing: * Energy metrics such as: energy use intensity, source consumption, site consumption, electric...

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Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers  

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Performance Metrics Performance Metrics Tiers to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software

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Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

available from authors. DOE EERE. High Performance BuildingsProgram: Building Database. DOE EERE; August Available from:buildings/database/. DOE EERE. State Energy Alternatives:

Selkowitz, Stephen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency Project Decision Making  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE's Buildings Performance Database, launched in June 2013, provides access to empirical data on the actual energy performance, as well as physical and operational characteristics of commercial and residential buildings.

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Communicating Building Energy Performance  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Communicating Building Energy Performance Communicating Building Energy Performance Speaker(s): William Bordass Date: August 26, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew The heightened interest in building energy performance has exposed problems with reporting and benchmarking. Established conventions may no longer suit current needs, and new complications are emerging as national and corporate reporting (e.g. for carbon accounting and trading) begin to impact on the certification and labelling of building energy performance. If we are to achieve genuinely low-energy and carbon buildings, we need to get much better at reporting and benchmarking our intentions and outcomes, and particularly making performance visible and communicating it to all the people concerned. In design, this could help us to reduce the persistent

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Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 January 2009 Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology To clarify how the terms are used in the Department of Energy's Performance Metrics Research Project, a list of terms related to performance metrics are defined and include examples and comments. Visit www.commercialbuildings.energy.gov/performance_metrics.html to learn more. Baseline - a standard reference case used as a basis for comparison Examples: a simulation model of an ASHRAE 90.1 compliant building, control building, measurement of energy consumption prior to application of an energy conservation measure Comments: Establishing a clearly defined baseline very important and is often the most difficult task. Defining a repeatable baseline is essential if the work is to be compared to results of other

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, which contains performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 energy retrofit measures. To date, it is used in four prominent DOE software packages to help optimize energy-efficiency recommendations.

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An overview of building morphological characteristics derived from 3D building databases.  

SciTech Connect

Varying levels of urban canopy parameterizations are frequently employed in atmospheric transport and dispersion codes in order to better account for the urban effect on the meteorology and diffusion. Many of these urban parameterizations need building-related parameters as input. Derivation of these building parameters has often relied on in situ 'measurements', a time-consuming and expensive process. Recently, 3D building databases have become more common for major cities worldwide and provide the hope of a more efficient route to obtaining building statistics. In this paper, we give an overview of computations we have performed for obtaining building morphological characteristics from 3D building databases for several southwestern US cities, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

Brown, M. J. (Michael J.); Burian, S. J. (Steven J.); Linger, S. P. (Steve P.); Velugubantla, S. P. (Srinivas, P.); Ratti, Carlo

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance More Documents &...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

used to improve energy performance of building envelopes while dealing with issues like ice damming during exterior "overcoat" insulation retrofits? How can deep energy retrofits...

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of  Three  Building  Energy  Modeling  Programs: and D.  Zhu.  Building energy modeling programs comparison: Comparison  of  building  energy  modeling  programs:  HVAC 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

technologies, integrated design, building operation andperformance,  integrated  building design and operation, Integrated  Design  and  Operation  for  Very  Low  Energy  Buildings

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,Part ? : Fundamentals. Building Simulation, 1: 95 ? 110.Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(virtual) representations of the database history, (b) XQuery to express powerful temporal queriesUsing XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases the ArchIS system that achieves full-functionality transaction-time databases without re- quiring temporal

Zaniolo, Carlo

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

low  energy  buildings,  with  site  EUI  of  40  or  lower buildings  in  the  US  (EUI  of  90  kBtu/ft²).   This the  bubble  represents  the  EUI.   These  buildings  were 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LEED­NC Certified Buildings                                              (courtesy New Building Institute)  Figure 3 – Measured Energy Use Intensities of Big?Box Retails in US and Canada (

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a California commercial building benchmarking database  

SciTech Connect

Building energy benchmarking is a useful starting point for commercial building owners and operators to target energy savings opportunities. There are a number of tools and methods for benchmarking energy use. Benchmarking based on regional data can provides more relevant information for California buildings than national tools such as Energy Star. This paper discusses issues related to benchmarking commercial building energy use and the development of Cal-Arch, a building energy benchmarking database for California. Currently Cal-Arch uses existing survey data from California's Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), a largely underutilized wealth of information collected by California's major utilities. Doe's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is used by a similar tool, Arch, and by a number of other benchmarking tools. Future versions of Arch/Cal-Arch will utilize additional data sources including modeled data and individual buildings to expand the database.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2002-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practice Commissioning Database for Green Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

via internet that can be continually updated. Usually, measures to enhance energy efficiency are realized together with repairs or renewals of systems or major building renovations or refurbishments. In these cases, energy savings are often a... & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc.) has been working on Commissioning (Cx) projects for existing commer- cial buildings. The findings of the analysis of 1,000 buildings of the City of Munich, Germany, the collec- tion of measures for the worldwide...

Baumann, O.; Domke, M.; Reiser, C.; Umpfenbach, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.sustainablebuildingscentre.org/pages/beep Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/building-energy-efficiency-policies-b Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: "Building Certification,Building Codes,Enabling Legislation,Energy Standards,Incandescent Phase-Out" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse  

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme Speaker(s): Paul Bannister Date: August 21, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Selkowitz (Two topics): Benchmarking Building Performance: In a variety of voluntary and regulatory initiatives around the globe, including the introduction of the European Building Performance Directive, the question of how to assess the performance of commercial buildings has become a critical issue. There are presently a number of initiatives for the assessment of actual building performance internationally, including in particular US Energy Star Buildings rating tools and the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme. These schemes seek to assess building energy performance on the

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Building Performance Compass  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Building Performance Compass Building Performance Compass Building Performance Compass logo Building Performance Compass analyzes commercial and multi-family building energy use patterns in a simple, easy-to-use Web-based interface. Using building details and energy data from the building’s utility bills, it is unique in its ability to benchmark and compare all buildings, whether residential or commercial. Recent enhancements to Building Performance Compass include new multi-family support, the ability to track non-energy quantities such as water and waste, and features such as its fast-feedback report, which enables reporting energy savings as early as one month after work is completed. Building Performance Compass also provides extensive tracking of building data and usage, as well as the ability to upload and track

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Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for  

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Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Title Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-6303E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette Date Published 05/2013 Keywords building performance, energy efficiency, energy modeling, optimal operation, urban scale. Abstract This paper describes work in progress toward an urban-scale system aiming to reduce energy use in neighboring buildings by providing three components: a database for accessing past and present weather data from high quality weather stations; a network for communicating energy-saving strategies between building owners; and a set of modeling tools for real-time building energy simulation.

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High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State South Dakota Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Office of the State Engineer In March 2008, South Dakota enacted legislation mandating the use of high-performance building standards in new state construction and renovations. This policy requires that new and renovated state buildings

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Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance  

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Global Superior Energy Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

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Linking occupant complaints to building performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and A. -C. E. , U.S. Green Building Council. , & CharteredD.C. 28. United States Green Building Council. “Certifiedfor performance in green buildings are a good basis for

Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Building Standards in State Buildings | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Performance Building Standards in State Buildings High Performance Building Standards in State Buildings High Performance Building Standards in State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Oklahoma Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Oklahoma Department of Central Services In June 2008, the governor of Oklahoma signed [http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08bills/HB/hb3394_enr.rtf HB 3394] requiring the state to develop a high-performance building certification program for state construction and renovation projects. The standard, which

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable...

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Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Whole Building Performance-Based Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training TDM - Shalon Brown (BTO) Shanti Pless National Renewable Energy Laboratory Shanti.Pless@nrel.gov 303-384-6365 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Project Definition Replicating NREL/DOE procurement process successes in reaching 50% building energy savings at typical construction costs, by: - Creating a how-to guide that outlines the entire acquisition process, including: setting a building energy requirement, project

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Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

SciTech Connect

Energy consumed by buildings accounts for one third of the world?s total primary energy use. Associated with the conscious of energy savings in buildings, High Performance Buildings (HPBs) has surged across the world, with wide promotion and adoption of various performance rating and certification systems. It is valuable to look into the actual energy performance of HPBs and to understand their influencing factors. To shed some light on this topic, this paper conducted a series of portfolio analysis based on a database of 51 high performance office buildings across the world. Analyses showed that the actual site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the 51 buildings varied by a factor of up to 11, indicating a large scale of variation of the actual energy performance of the current HPBs. Further analysis of the correlation between EUI and climate elucidated ubiquitous phenomenon of EUI scatter throughout all climate zones, implying that the weather is not a decisive factor, although important, for the actual energy consumption of an individual building. On the building size via EUI, analysis disclosed that smaller buildings have a tendency to achieving lower energy use. Even so, the correlation is not absolute since some large buildings demonstrated low energy use while some small buildings performed opposite. Concerning the technologies, statistics indicated that the application of some technologies had correlations with some specific building size and climate characteristic. However, it was still hard to pinpoint a set of technologies which was directly correlative with a group of low EUI buildings. It is concluded that no a single factor essentially determines the actual energy performance of HPBs. To deliver energy-efficient buildings, an integrated design taking account of climate, technology, occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance should be implemented.

Li , Cheng; Hong , Tianzhen

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Residential Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost- effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. This database: * Provides information in a standardized format. * Improves the technical consistency and accuracy of the results of software programs. * Enables experts and stakeholders to view the retrofit information and provide comments to improve data

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Robust cost data for energy-efficiency Robust cost data for energy-efficiency measures provide an essential framework for transforming the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and designers. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy-efficiency measures. The database, called the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, can be found at www.buildingamerica.gov. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residential buildings.

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High Performance Sustainable Building - DOE Directives, Delegations...  

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6A, High Performance Sustainable Building by Adam Pugh Functional areas: Program Management, Project Management This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure...

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Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the  

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Frequently Asked Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database on AddThis.com...

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[ HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARD] STATE OF MONTANA HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARDS  

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[ HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARD] PART 2 HPBS STATE OF MONTANA HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING. These High Performance Building Standards are promulgated to implement the directives established in SB 49 which amended Section 17-7-201, MCA. B. These High Performance Building Standards were adopted on June 1

Dyer, Bill

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Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems  

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implementation issues. Database systems with temporal support maintain history data on line together with current. Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems TR86-018 August. #12;Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems by Ilsoo Ahn

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

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Best Practices Guide for High-Performance Indian Office Buildings  

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targets  during  building  modeling  (design  phase)   and  both  for  building  modeling  (design  phase)  and  performing  building  energy   simulation  and  modeling  

Singh, Reshma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications  

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BBA Equipment Performance BBA Equipment Performance Specifications William Goetzler Navigant Consulting william.goetzler@navigant.com (781) 270 8351 April 4, 2013 Better Buildings Alliance BTO Program Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Project Overview The BBA Performance Specifications project provides information and tools to help BBA members and other commercial building owners/operators specify and purchase high efficiency equipment. - Ensures targeted technologies are of interest to end users and manufacturers

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Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BBA Equipment Performance BBA Equipment Performance Specifications William Goetzler Navigant Consulting william.goetzler@navigant.com (781) 270 8351 April 4, 2013 Better Buildings Alliance BTO Program Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Project Overview The BBA Performance Specifications project provides information and tools to help BBA members and other commercial building owners/operators specify and purchase high efficiency equipment. - Ensures targeted technologies are of interest to end users and manufacturers

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Kohta Ueno, Building Science Corporation. Kohta will discuss BSC's research on ductless heat pumps versus mini-splits being used in high performance (high R value enclosurelow...

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Aerodynamic Loads on Tall Buildings: Interactive Database Yin Zhou. M.ASCE1  

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Aerodynamic Loads on Tall Buildings: Interactive Database Yin Zhou. M.ASCE1 ; Tracy Kijewski, S database of aerodynamic loads is presented, which can be accessed by any user with Microsoft Explorer, the nondimensional aerodynamic loads can be used to compute the wind-induced response of tall buildings

Kareem, Ahsan

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New...

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building...

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS GUIDANCE Final (12/1/08) PURPOSE The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG), as a subcommittee of the Steering Committee established by Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, initiated development of the following guidance to assist agencies in meeting the high performance and sustainable buildings goals of E.O. 13423, section 2(f). 1 E.O. 13423, sec. 2(f) states "In implementing the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the head of each agency shall: ensure that (i) new construction and major renovations of agency buildings comply with the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings set forth in the Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding (2006)

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Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

The Building Technologies Office is conducting ongoing outreach to public and private organizations to contribute data. Collected data points include building location,...

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High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance (Final, 2008...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Existing Buildings, clarifies reporting guidelines for entering information on Sustainability Data Element 25 in the Federal Real Property Profile database, and explains how...

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Commercial Building Partners Catalyze High Performance Buildings Across the Nation  

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In 2008 the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Commercial Buildings Partnership (CBP) project to accelerate market adoption of commercially available energy saving technologies into the design process for new and upgraded commercial buildings. The CBP represents a unique collaboration between industry leaders and DOE to develop high performance buildings as a model for future construction and renovation. CBP was implemented in two stages. This paper focuses on lessons learned at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the first stage and discusses some partner insights from the second stage. In the first stage, PNNL and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recruited CBP partners that own large portfolios of buildings. The labs provide assistance to the partners' design teams and make a business case for energy investments.

Baechler, Michael C.; Dillon, Heather E.; Bartlett, Rosemarie

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may...

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High Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

are groups from the public and private sectors recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their commitment to high-performance green buildings. Groups that met...

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Learning from Buildings: Technologies for Measuring, Benchmarking, and Improving Performance  

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and P. Price, 2009. “Building Energy Information Systems:2011. Learning from buildings: technologies for measuring,Information to Improve Building Performance: A Study of

Arens, Edward; Brager, Gail; Goins, John; Lehrer, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Energy Consumption Database Management System of Existing Large Public Buildings  

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The statistic data of energy consumption are the base of analyzing energy consumption. The scientific management method of energy consumption data and the development of database management system plays an important role in building energy...

Li, Y.; Zhang, J.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Name or Ancillary Text Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Building America Technical Update Meeting - April 29, 2013 Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Eric Werling Building America Coordinator Denver, CO April 29, 2013 Building Technology Office U.S. Department of Energy EERE's National Mission Mission: To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down Barriers to Market Entry 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Why It Matters to America * Winning the most important global economic development race of the 21 st century * Creating jobs through American innovation

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Building a Discriminative Dental Database for Dental Image Analysis , Dongqing Chen1  

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technology can provide the orthodontist with some 3-D information of the jaw. While dental radiology is now1 Building a Discriminative Dental Database for Dental Image Analysis Aly Farag1 , Dongqing Chen1 of the proposed framework. E-mail: aly.farag@louisville.edu URL: www.cvip.louisville.edu Keywords: Dental Database

Louisville, University of

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NIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind  

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climatological information on extreme wind speeds and their direction-dependence can be used in conjunction; aerodynamics; extreme winds; database-assisted design; structural dynamics; wind directionality; wind forcesNIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind: Concepts, Software

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Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding...

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Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater...

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Groundbreaking High-Performance Building Districts  

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Groundbreaking High-Performance Building Districts ESL-KT-14-11-28 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 ? The Centre for Building Performance is a Registered Provider with The American Institute...-11-28 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 ? This program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval...

Jordan, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/buildings_certification.pdf Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: nergy Performance Certification of Buildings[1] Logo: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency

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Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

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Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Research Projects » Commercial Building Research Projects » Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation The Building Technologies Office (BTO) uses performance metrics to standardize the measurement and characterization of energy performance in commercial buildings. These metrics help inform the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings and highlight opportunities to improve performance. Various tiers of metrics are available for different users. Performance Metrics Objectives Performance metrics deal with building energy consumption and on-site energy production. To be useful, industry must agree on standard definitions for these metrics and share consistent procedures for collecting and reporting data as well as ensuring data quality.

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Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the potential to build a high-performance building to be limited by the initial cost. A different approach-performance-based design build-makes high performance the priority, from start to finish. Contracts are developed that focus on both limiting construction costs and meeting performance targets. The approach is not a source of funding, but rather a strategy to make the most out of limited, appropriated, funds.

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

SciTech Connect

In order to succeed in developing a more sustainable society, buildings will need to be continuously improved. This paper discusses how to rate the energy performance of buildings. A brief review of recent approaches to energy rating is presented. It illustrates that there is no single correct or wrong concept, but one needs to be aware of the relative impact of the strategies. Different strategies of setting energy efficiency standards are discussed and the advantages of the minimum life cycle cost are shown. Indicators for building energy rating based on simulations, aggregated statistics and expert knowledge are discussed and illustrated in order to demonstrate strengths and weaknesses of each approach. In addition, the importance of considering the level of amenities offered is presented. Attributes of a rating procedure based on three elements, flexible enough for recognizing different strategies to achieve energy conservation, is proposed.

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to...

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Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance  

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Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership Graphic of Global Superior Energy Performance working groups, including energy management led by the United States, power led by Japan, combined heat and power led by Finland, steel led by Japan, cool roofs led by the United states, and cement led by Japan. GSEP, a multi-country effort to create and coordinate nationally accredited energy performance certification programs, comprises a number of working groups. Credit: DOE The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, which provides industrial facilities and commercial buildings a framework for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining market competitiveness. SEP aims to provide a transparent, globally accepted system for energy management and continuous energy performance improvement.

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Improved Building Performance Through Effective Communication & Training  

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IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & TRAINING Rick Bates Project Manager Environmental Education Foundation Gilbert, AZ ABSTRACT This paper describes the procedures involved in the development of a...) PNC Multi-Family Capital Pure Air Control ESL-IC-10/05-51 4 RickBates.net The HVAC Source The National Air Quality Institute, LLC Thomas Rutherfoord Inc. Trade-Winds Environmental Restoration Vesar, Inc. XL...

Bates, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Performance Analysis of an Academic Building Using IFC BIM-Based Methodology  

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This paper discusses the potential to use an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)/Building Information Modelling (BIM) based method to undertake Building Energy Performance analysis of an academic building. BIM/IFC based methodology provides a...

Aziz, Z.; Arayici, Y.; Shivachev, D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance  

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A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Title A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number 0360-1323 Year of Publication 2012 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Michael Wetter, Prajesh Bhattacharya, and Philip Haves Journal Building and Environment Volume 54 Start Page 100 Pagination 100-108 Date Published 08/2012 ISSN 0360-1323 Keywords building controls virtual test bed, building performance, energy modeling, energyplus, real-time building simulation Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures. One approach to addressing this problems is to compare the predictions of an energy simulation model of the building to the measured performance and analyze significant differences to infer the presence and location of faults. This paper presents a framework that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The realization of the framework utilized the EnergyPlus, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) and the Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) was developed. An EnergyPlus model that represents expected performance of a building runs in real time and reports the predicted building performance at each time step. The BCVTB is used as the software platform to acquire relevant inputs from the EMCS through a BACnet interface and send them to the EnergyPlus and to a database for archiving. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented.

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Performance Sustainable High Performance Sustainable Building Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O High 0 This Re Les OFFICE OF h Perform CD-1 eview Module ssons learned f F ENVIRON Standard R mance Su Revi Critical D CD-2 M has been pilot from the pilot h NMENTAL Review Plan ustainabl iew Module Decision (CD C March 2010 ted at the SRS have been incor L MANAGE n (SRP) le Buildin e D) Applicabili D-3 SWPF and MO rporated in Rev EMENT ng Design ity CD-4 OX FFF projec view Module n Post Ope cts. eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings  

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Commercial Reference Commercial Reference Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score

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Databases  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

This page contains several databases that provide comprehensive information to expand your biomass knowledge. Use the descriptions and links provided to access the database that best meets your...

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An energy performance index for historic buildings.  

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??This thesis reports studies conducted on historic buildings from the 1880 to 1900 era. These buildings were recently renovated and many more years of service… (more)

Campbell, Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Durham County - High-Performance Building Policy | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Durham County - High-Performance Building Policy Durham County - High-Performance Building Policy Durham County - High-Performance Building Policy < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Durham City and County Durham County adopted a resolution in October 2008 that requires new non-school public buildings and facilities to meet high-performance standards. New construction of public buildings and facilities greater than

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and...

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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America Top Innovations. Recognizing top innovations in building science. Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have boosted the performance of more than 42,000 new homes. Learn more about Building America Top Innovations. 2013 Top Innovations New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Learn more about the 2013 Top Innovations recently

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Using Building Commissioning to Improve Performance in State Buildings  

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reports the results of a recent survey of members of the National Association of State Facility Administrators (NASFA) on their use and understanding of commissioning for new construction and existing buildings. The results of two commissioning case...

Haasl, T.; Wilkinson, R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Commercial Buildings Technology Roadmap | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » High Performance Commercial Buildings Technology Roadmap Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: High Performance Commercial Buildings Technology Roadmap Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/30171.pdf References: High Performance Commercial Buildings Technology Roadmap[1] Overview "This technology roadmap describes the vision and strategies for addressing these challenges developed by representatives of the buildings industry. Collaborative research, development, and deployment of new technologies, coupled with an integrated "whole-buildings" approach, can shape future

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmark Commercial Buildings in California  

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The 2006 Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) database developed by the California Energy Commission is a far richer source of energy end-use data for non-residential buildings than has previously been available and opens the possibility of creating new and more powerful energy benchmarking processes and tools. In this article--Part 2 of a two-part series--we describe the methodology and selected results from an action-oriented benchmarking approach using the new CEUS database. This approach goes beyond whole-building energy benchmarking to more advanced end-use and component-level benchmarking that enables users to identify and prioritize specific energy efficiency opportunities - an improvement on benchmarking tools typically in use today.

Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Building Standards in New State Construction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15...

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Procedure for Measuring and Reporting Commercial Building Energy Performance  

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This procedure is intended to provide a standard method for measuring and characterizing the energy performance of commercial buildings. The procedure determines the energy consumption, electrical energy demand, and on-site energy production in existing commercial buildings of all types. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks to evaluate performance and verify that performance targets have been achieved.

Barley, D.; Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits Howard County - High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate High Performance Buildings: none specified High Performance R-2, R-3 Buildings: $5,000 per building or owner-occupied unit Green Buildings (w/energy conservation devices): limited to assessed property taxes on the structure Program Info Start Date 07/01/2008 State Maryland

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India Speaker(s): Saket Sarraf Date: May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Girish Ghatikar The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The 'intention' based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the 'achieved' energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process.

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Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Digg

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U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Plan outlining DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB).

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

2 2 Case Study, The Cambria Department of Environmental Protection Office Building, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania (Office) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Open office space (1) File storage area Two small labratories Conference rooms Break room Storage areas Two mechanical rooms Telecom room Shell Windows Material: Triple Pane, low-e with Aluminum Frames and Wood Frames Triple Pane Triple Pane Aluminum Frames Wood Frames U-Factor 0.24 U-Factor 0.26 Wall/Roof Primary Material R-Value Wall : Insulating Concrete Forms 27.0 Roof: Decking and Insulation 33.0 HVAC Total Capacities(thousand Btu/hr) 12 Ground Source Heat Pumps 644 (2) 12 Auxiliary Electric Resistance Heaters 382 (3) Lighting Power Densities(W/SF) Open Office Area: 0.75 Office Area Task Lighting(4): 0.5 Energy/Power PV System: 18.2 kW grid-tie system (5)

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

water intrusion, capillary action from concrete to wood connections, and through wetted building materials such as siding from rain splash back. Results of WUFI modeling and...

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Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting  

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Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting August 19, 2013 Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting August 19, 2013 This memorandum is intended to provide a summary of a meeting between the American HighPerformance Buildings Coalition (AHBPC), a coalition of industry organizations committed to promoting performance-based energy efficiency and sustainable building standards developed through true, consensus-bases processes, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) that took place on Monday, August 19, 2013. Memorandum of AHPBC DOE Meeting_8_19_2013_FINAL_SIGNED More Documents & Publications Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum

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Better Buildings Alliance for the Public Sector  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Scoring Tool Buildings Performance Database Green Button Data Access Map Real Estate appraisal work 3 Make public, commercial, and industrial buildings 20% more...

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About the Data in Buildings Performance Database | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

College* Arlington County, VA* Arvada, CO* Atlanta, GA* Beaverton, OR* Boston, MA* Camas School District, WA* Chicago, IL* Clark County, NV* Cleveland, OH* Columbia, MO*...

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

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energy use intensities (EUI’s) or misrepresents buildingswill provide justifiable EUI results for comparing buildingenergy use intensity (EUI) is the main metric reported back

Walter, Travis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

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fuel Natural Gas Natural Gas Propane Natural Gas NaturalGas Natural Gas Propane Bottled gas (LPG or propane) Liquid Propane Fuel Oil Fuel Oil No.1 Fuel

Walter, Travis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

should be scaled down by a factor of 1631 before being added to the energy total. Conversion Factors The following multipliers should be used to convert energy data from various...

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"Performance and Optimization of Building Evacuation Models" Andrea Weiss  

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"Performance and Optimization of Building Evacuation Models" Andrea Weiss Faculty Mentor: Dr. James in ensuring safety of individuals inside a building. In order to determine the most efficient paths, models that can be made when representing a building. By breaking the rooms and hallways into smaller sections

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Performance and Optimization of Network Building Evacuation Models  

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Performance and Optimization of Network Building Evacuation Models Andrea Weiss, Dr. Jim Mac/G/C/C queues, a simulation program was used to model two buildings on the Umass Amherst campus: Machmer Hall expedient paths are taken. Research Objectives · Create a realistic model of buildings with large

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

organizations committed to promoting performance-based energy efficiency and sustainable building standards developed through true, consensus-bases processes, and the U.S....

119

Developing Performance-Based Policies for Commercial Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) recently released a report, Greater Energy Savings through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy and Program...

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WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance...  

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WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions WM2014 Conference -...

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121

Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

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1 1 Case Study, The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (Education) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Footprint: 3 Classrooms (1) 1 Conference Room 1 Adminstration Office Auditorium, 100 seats 6 Small Offices Atrium Wastewater Treatment Facility Shell Windows Material: Green Tint Triple Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Grey Tint Double Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Fenestration(square feet) Window Wall (2) window/wall l Atrium, Triple Pane (3) Building, Double Pane North 1,675 4,372 38% l U-Factor 0.34 U-Factor 0.46 South 2,553 4,498 58% l SHGC 0.26 SHGC 0.46 East 1,084 2,371 46% l West 350 2,512 14% l Overall 6,063 43% l Wall/Roof Main Material R-Value Wall : Face Brink 19 Roof: Steel/Stone Ballast 30 HVAC COP(4) Offices/Classrooms: Individual GSHPs (5) 3.9-4.6

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

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6 6 Case Study, The Solaire, New York, New York (Apartments/Multi-Family) Building Design Floor Area: 357,000 SF Units: 293 Maximum Occupancy: 700 Floors: 27 Site Size: 0.38 Acres Typical Occupancy(1): 578 Black-Water Treatment Facility (2) Shell Windows Material: Double Glazed, Low-e, Thermal Breaks with Insulated Spacers Operable Windows Fixed Windows Visual Transminttance 0.68 0.68 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.35 0.35 U-Factor 0.47 0.41 Wall/Roof Material R-Value Exterior Walls: Insulated brick and concrete block 8.4 Roof: Roof top garden(green roof) 22.7 HVAC Two direct-fired natural gas absorption chillers 4-Pipe fan-coil units in individual aparments Power/Energy(3) PV System(4): 1,300 SF (76 custom panels) of west facing PV rated for 11 kW . These panels are integrated into the building facade.

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and  

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and Disclosure Policies Encourage U.S. Energy Efficiency Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition

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The SACADA database for human reliability and human performance  

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Lack of appropriate and sufficient human performance data has been identified as a key factor affecting human reliability analysis (HRA) quality especially in the estimation of human error probability (HEP). The Scenario Authoring, Characterization, and Debriefing Application (SACADA) database was developed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to address this data need. An agreement between NRC and the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) was established to support the SACADA development with aims to make the SACADA tool suitable for implementation in the nuclear power plants' operator training program to collect operator performance information. The collected data would support the STPNOC's operator training program and be shared with the NRC for improving HRA quality. This paper discusses the SACADA data taxonomy, the theoretical foundation, the prospective data to be generated from the SACADA raw data to inform human reliability and human performance, and the considerations on the use of simulator data for HRA. Each SACADA data point consists of two information segments: context and performance results. Context is a characterization of the performance challenges to task success. The performance results are the results of performing the task. The data taxonomy uses a macrocognitive functions model for the framework. At a high level, information is classified according to the macrocognitive functions of detecting the plant abnormality, understanding the abnormality, deciding the response plan, executing the response plan, and team related aspects (i.e., communication, teamwork, and supervision). The data are expected to be useful for analyzing the relations between context, error modes and error causes in human performance.

Y. James Chang; Dennis Bley; Lawrence Criscione; Barry Kirwan; Ali Mosleh; Todd Madary; Rodney Nowell; Robert Richards; Emilie M. Roth; Scott Sieben; Antonios Zoulis

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A building life-cycle information system for tracking building performance metrics  

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Buildings often do not perform as well in practice as expected during pre-design planning, nor as intended at the design stage. While this statement is generally considered to be true, it is difficult to quantify the impacts and long-term economic implications of a building in which performance does not meet expectations. This leads to a building process that is devoid of quantitative feedback that could be used to detect and correct problems both in an individual building and in the building process itself. One key element in this situation is the lack of a standardized method for documenting and communicating information about the intended performance of a building. This paper describes the Building Life-cycle Information System (BLISS); designed to manage a wide range of building related information across the life cycle of a building project. BLISS is based on the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) developed by the International Alliance for Interoperability. A BLISS extension to th e IFC that adds classes for building performance metrics is described. Metracker, a prototype tool for tracking performance metrics across the building life cycle, is presented.

Hitchcock, R.J.; Piette, M.A.; Selkowitz, S.E.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

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4 4 Case Study, The Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland (Office) Building Design Floor Area: 31,000 SF Floors: 2 Footprint: 220 ft. x (1) 2 Floors of open office space Attached pavilion containing: Meeting space Kitchen Staff dining Conference room Shell Windows U-Factor SHGC (2) Type: Double Pane, Low-e, Argon Filled Insulating Glass 0.244 0.41 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value Interior Wall plywood, gypsum, SIP foam, and sheathing 28.0 Exterior Wall gypsum and insulated metal framing 9.3 Roof plywood, gypsum, SIP foam, and sheathing 38.0 HVAC 18 ground source heat pumps fin and tube radiators connected to a propane boiler 1 air condtioning unit Lighting Power Densities (W/SF) First Floor: 1.2 Second Floor: 1.6 Conference Room: 1.4 Energy/Power PV System: 4.2 kW thin-film system

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

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3 3 Case Study, The Visitor Center at Zion National Park, Utah (Service/Retail/Office) Building Design Vistors Center (1): 8,800 SF Comfort Station (2): 2,756 SF Fee Station: 170 SF Shell Windows Type U-Factor SHGC (3) South/East Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Low-e, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.44 0.44 North/West Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Heat Mirror, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.37 0.37 Window/Wall Ratio: 28% Wall/Roof Materials Effective R-Value Trombe Walls: Low-iron Patterned Trombe Wall, CMU (4) 2.3 Vistor Center Walls: Wood Siding, Rigid Insulation Board, Gypsum 16.5 Comfort Station Walls: Wood Siding, Rigid Insulation Board, CMU (4) 6.6 Roof: Wood Shingles; Sheathing; Insulated Roof Panels 30.9 HVAC Heating Cooling Trombe Walls Operable Windows Electric Radiant Ceiling Panels

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

5 5 Case Study, The Thermal Test Facility, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (Office/Laboratory) Building Design Floor Area: 10,000 SF Floors(1): 2 Aspect Ratio: 1.75 Offices Laboratories Conference Room Mechanical Level Shell Windows Material U-factor SHGC(2) Viewing Windows: Double Pane, Grey Tint, Low-e 0.42 0.44 Clerestory Windows: Double Pane, Clear, Low-e 0.45 0.65 Window Area(SF) North 38 South(3) 1,134 East 56 West 56 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value North Wall Concrete Slab/Rigid Polystyrene 5.0 South/East/West Steel Studs/Batt Insulation/Concrete 23.0 Roof: Built-up/Polyisocianurate Covering/Steel Supports 23.0 HVAC VAV air handling unit Hot water supply paralell VAV boxes Direct and Indirect evaporative cooling system Single zone roof top unit(4) Hot Water Coil(4)

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy...

130

High Performance Building Façade Solutions  

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Sponsors Sponsors High Performance Building Façade Solutions High Performance Building Façade Solutions Buildings Technology Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sponsors California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Buildings End-Use Energy Efficiency Program Michael Seaman, California Energy Commission Contract Manager http://www.energy.ca.gov/research/index.html U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs Office of Building Research and Standards Marc LaFrance, Program Manager http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ In-kind Cost-share Advanced Glazings Ltd. Hunter Douglas Köster Lichplanung

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Energy saving performance of green vegetation on LEED certified buildings  

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Abstract Sustainable building practices can considerably reduce building's environmental impact in energy consumption. Covering a building envelope with green vegetation, such as green roof and green wall, is considered a sustainable construction practice, as green vegetation has a positive performance in energy savings. It reduces heat flux and solar reflectivity, generates evaporative cooling, increases thermal performance of the building envelope, and blocks the wind effect on the building. This paper analyses the energy performance of green vegetation in a high occupancy LEED Gold standard building in Canada. DesignBuilder software was used to model the energy consumption for heating and cooling, and EnergyPlus software was used to perform the detailed energy simulations. The developed simulation model was validated with the actual energy consumptions of the selected building. Three different scenarios of green vegetation were simulated and the results show that green vegetation could considerably reduce the negative heat transfer through the building façade in summer and winter months. However, the analysis demonstrated that the green vegetation is not cost-effective in winter months or cold climatic regions due to the low energy savings performance. The paper concludes with recommendations to improve the overall energy performance in green buildings.

H. Feng; K. Hewage

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High Performance  

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Advanced Insulation for Advanced Insulation for High Performance Cost-Effective Wall, Roof, and Foundation Systems Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High Performance Cost-Effective Wall, Roof, and Foundation Systems Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High Performance Cost-Effective Wall, Roof, and Foundation Systems Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High Performance Cost-Effective Wall, Roof, and Foundation Systems Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High Performance Cost-Effective Wall, Roof, and Foundation Systems Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Insulation for High

133

Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings  

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2nd report on the performance of GSA's sustainably designed buildings. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of measured whole building performance as it compares to GSA and industry baselines. The PNNL research team found the data analysis illuminated strengths and weaknesses of individual buildings as well as the portfolio of buildings. This section includes summary data, observations that cross multiple performance metrics, discussion of lessons learned from this research, and opportunities for future research. The summary of annual data for each of the performance metrics is provided in Table 25. The data represent 1 year of measurements and are not associated with any specific design features or strategies. Where available, multiple years of data were examined and there were minimal significant differences between the years. Individually focused post occupancy evaluation (POEs) would allow for more detailed analysis of the buildings. Examining building performance over multiple years could potentially offer a useful diagnostic tool for identifying building operations that are in need of operational changes. Investigating what the connection is between the building performance and the design intent would offer potential design guidance and possible insight into building operation strategies. The 'aggregate operating cost' metric used in this study represents the costs that were available for developing a comparative industry baseline for office buildings. The costs include water utilities, energy utilities, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, waste and recycling, and janitorial costs. Three of the buildings that cost more than the baseline in Figure 45 have higher maintenance costs than the baseline, and one has higher energy costs. Given the volume of data collected and analyzed for this study, the inevitable request is for a simple answer with respect to sustainably designed building performance. As previously stated, compiling the individual building values into single metrics is not statistically valid given the small number of buildings, but it has been done to provide a cursory view of this portfolio of sustainably designed buildings. For all metrics except recycling cost per rentable square foot and CBE survey response rate, the averaged building performance was better than the baseline for the GSA buildings in this study.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.; Henderson, Jordan W.; Kora, Angela R.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Enhancing the performance of building integrated photovoltaics  

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Recent research in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is reviewed with the emphases on a range of key systems whose improvement would be likely to lead to improved solar energy conversion efficiency and/or economic viability. These include invertors, concentrators and thermal management systems. Advances in techniques for specific aspects of systems design, installation and operation are also discussed.

Brian Norton; Philip C. Eames; Tapas K. Mallick; Ming Jun Huang; Sarah J. McCormack; Jayanta D. Mondol; Yigzaw G. Yohanis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION USING SPATIAL ARCHETYPES  

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is spent for heating and cooling systems, see Figure 1.2. Figure 1.1 Primary energy consumption by sector, 1970-2020 in quadrillion Btu (EIA, 2001) Figure 1.2 Residential Primary Energy Consumption by end use encouragement, love and support #12;1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1. Energy Consumption Energy conscious building

Papalambros, Panos

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High Performance Building Façade Solutions  

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High Performance Building Façade Solutions High Performance Building Façade Solutions High Performance Building Façade Solutions Buildings Technology Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Glazing and façade systems have very large impacts on all aspects of commercial building performance. They directly influence peak heating and cooling loads, and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered. In addition to being a major determinant of annual energy use, they can have significant impacts on peak cooling system sizing, electric load shape, and peak electric demand. Because they are prominent architectural and design elements and because they influence occupant preference, satisfaction and comfort, the design optimization challenge is

137

Guide for High-Performance Buildings Available  

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This article is an overview of the new "Sustainable, High-Performance Operations and Maintenance" guidelines.

Bartlett, Rosemarie

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Confortable Performance: Retro-Commissioning Building Operations  

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troubleshooting ? New controls strategies ? Equipment schedule optimization ? Comfort improvements 7 ESL-IC-13-10-07 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 Tools ? Actuator... Operations, Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 Example 1 ? Problem ? Monday morning ?too cold? complaints ? Solution ? Heating system start-up on Sunday at 2:00pm ? RCx Investigation ? Tenant MAU running 24x7 with no heat (space temperature...

Botan, L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

High Performance Building Facade Solutions: PIER Final Project Report  

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High Performance Building Facade Solutions: PIER Final Project Report High Performance Building Facade Solutions: PIER Final Project Report Title High Performance Building Facade Solutions: PIER Final Project Report Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4583E Year of Publication 2009 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., Stephen E. Selkowitz, Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Joseph H. Klems, Robert D. Clear, Kyle Konis, Robert J. Hitchcock, Mehry Yazdanian, Robin Mitchell, and Maria Konstantoglou Date Published 12/2009 Abstract Building façades directly influence heating and cooling loads and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered, and are therefore a major determinant of annual energy use and peak electric demand. façades also significantly influence occupant comfort and satisfaction, making the design optimization challenge more complex than many other building systems.

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Part I The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014, focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

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High Performance Commercial Building Systems William L. Carroll  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy underHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems William L. Carroll Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley.2 ­ Retrofit Tools Task 2 HPBCS E2P2.2T3 LBNL - 57775 California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy

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EIS-0061: Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Conservation and Solar Energy prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of implementing the Energy Performance Standard for new buildings, as mandated by Congress in Section 305 of the Energy Conservation Standards for New Buildings Ac t of 1976.

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Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint  

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NREL experienced a significant increase in employees and facilities on our 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado over the past five years. To support this growth, researchers developed and demonstrated a new building acquisition method that successfully integrates energy efficiency requirements into the design-build requests for proposals and contracts. We piloted this energy performance based design-build process with our first new construction project in 2008. We have since replicated and evolved the process for large office buildings, a smart grid research laboratory, a supercomputer, a parking structure, and a cafeteria. Each project incorporated aggressive efficiency strategies using contractual energy use requirements in the design-build contracts, all on typical construction budgets. We have found that when energy efficiency is a core project requirement as defined at the beginning of a project, innovative design-build teams can integrate the most cost effective and high performance efficiency strategies on typical construction budgets. When the design-build contract includes measurable energy requirements and is set up to incentivize design-build teams to focus on achieving high performance in actual operations, owners can now expect their facilities to perform. As NREL completed the new construction in 2013, we have documented our best practices in training materials and a how-to guide so that other owners and owner's representatives can replicate our successes and learn from our experiences in attaining market viable, world-class energy performance in the built environment.

Scheib, J.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Sample ENERGY STAR performance documents | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Existing buildings Existing buildings » Use Portfolio Manager » Verify and document your savings » Sample ENERGY STAR performance documents Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager The new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager How Portfolio Manager helps you save The benchmarking starter kit

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Real Performance for Real Buildings- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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Presenter: Shanti Pless, National Renewable Energy Laboratory This project aims to develop deployable resources to assist building decision makers in understanding and replicating the benefits of using measureable energy performance targets to better connect design and operations.

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V-016: HP Performance Insight Bugs with Sybase Database Let Remote Users  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6: HP Performance Insight Bugs with Sybase Database Let Remote 6: HP Performance Insight Bugs with Sybase Database Let Remote Users Deny Service and Take Full Control of the Target System V-016: HP Performance Insight Bugs with Sybase Database Let Remote Users Deny Service and Take Full Control of the Target System November 5, 2012 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: HP Performance Insight Bugs with Sybase Database Let Remote Users Deny Service and Take Full Control of the Target System PLATFORM: HP Performance Insight v5.31, v5.40 and v5.41 running on HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows and using Sybase as the database ABSTRACT: Two vulnerabilities were reported in HP Performance Insight. REFERENCE LINKS: HP Support Document ID: c03555488 SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027719 CVE-2012-3269 CVE-2012-3270 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION:

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Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications Building America System Research Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump - 2013 Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO...

149

Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories

150

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional  

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Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions Title Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions Publication Type Conference Proceedings Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-81770 Year of Publication 2012 Authors Feng, Wei, Nan Zhou, Chris Marnay, Michael Stadler, and Judy Lai Conference Name 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012 Date Published 08/2012 Conference Location Pacific Grove, California ISBN Number 0-918249-XX-X Notes LBNL - XXXXX Refereed Designation Refereed Attachment Size PDF 5 MB Google Scholar BibTex RIS RTF XML Alternate URL: http://eetd.lbl.gov/node/52998

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Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Project Decision Making EERE's Buildings Performance Database, launched in June 2013, provides access to empirical data on the actual energy performance, as well as...

152

DOE Building Technologies Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Overview Overview September 2013 Buildings.energy.gov/BPD BuildingsPerformanceDatabase@ee.doe.gov 2 * The BPD statistically analyzes trends in the energy performance and physical & operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database 3 Design Principles * The BPD contains actual data on existing buildings - not modeled data or anecdotal evidence. * The BPD enables statistical analysis without revealing information about individual buildings. * The BPD cleanses and validates data from many sources and translates it into a standard format. * In addition to the BPD's analysis tools, third parties will be able to create applications using the

153

Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) This fact sheet provides a summary of how NREL's technical assistance in Greensburg, Kansas, helped the town rebuild green after recovering from a tornado in May 2007. 53539.pdf More Documents & Publications From Tragedy to Triumph: Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas To Be a 100% Renewable Energy City: Preprint Rebuilding It Better; BTI-Greensburg, John Deere Dealership (Brochure) (Revised) Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study;

154

High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations October 4, 2013 - 4:52pm Addthis New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the

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European Union Energy Performance of Building Directive and the Impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency  

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consumption. The European Union's 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive takes this fact into account and formulates savings goals. A resulting European standard, and uniform certification, applicable throughout Europe, form the foundation since... to standardized utilization of the building?. The energy consumers concerned are heating, water heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting; also included is the auxiliary electric power require to operate these systems. One of the basic requirements of the EPBD...

Wirth, U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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157

Building Technologies Office: Webinars  

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Webinars Webinars Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Webinars to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database

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Best Practices Guide for High-Performance Indian Office Buildings  

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energy  efficiency  in  commercial  office  buildings.  energy  efficiency  in  commercial   office  buildings.  energy  efficiency  in  commercial  office  buildings.  

Singh, Reshma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

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performance characterization of each of its buildings, looking specifically at the typology of canteen. Developing building energy performance benchmarking systems enables the comparison of actual consumption of individual buildings against others of the same...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Draft or breeze? preferences for air movement in office buildings and schools from the ASHRAE database  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

17-22, Copenhagen. Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-17,and 6% wanted less. Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-17,Slightly warm Warm Hot Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-

Hoyt, Tyler; Zhang, Hui Ph.D; Arens, Edward

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds  

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Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds By Tiphaine Williamsa ABSTRACT: When tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and other extreme wind events make landfall-rise construction in these regions, as well as other areas impacted by extreme wind events, generally reveal

Kareem, Ahsan

162

New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and the Bonneville Power Administration, allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for...

163

Preliminary investigation of the use of Sankey diagrams to enhance building performance simulation-supported design  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Building performance simulation (BPS) is a powerful tool for assessing the performance of unbuilt buildings to improve their design. However, numerous obstacles resulting from limited resources of designers and poor presentation of results reduce the ... Keywords: Sankey diagrams, building performance simulation, design tools, high-performance building design, user interface

William (Liam) O'Brien

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Title Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44331 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Xu, Tengfang T., François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Duo Wang, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 215-226 Abstract This paper presents major findings of a field study on the performance of five thermal distribution systems in four large commercial buildings. The five systems studied are typical single-duct or dual-duct constant air volume (CAV) systems and variable air volume (VAV) systems, each of which serves an office building or a retail building with floor area over 2,000 m2. The air leakage from ducts are reported in terms of effective leakage area (ELA) at 25 Pa reference pressure, the ASHRAE-defined duct leakage class, and air leakage ratios. The specific ELAs ranged from 0.7 to 12.9 cm2 per m2 of duct surface area, and from 0.1 to 7.7 cm2 per square meter of floor area served. The leakage classes ranged from 34 to 757 for the five systems and systems sections tested. The air leakage ratios are estimated to be up to one-third of the fan- supplied airflow in the constant-air-volume systems. The specific ELAs and leakage classes indicate that air leakage in large commercial duct systems varies significantly from system to system, and from system section to system section even within the same thermal distribution system. The duct systems measured are much leakier than the ductwork specified as "unsealed ducts" by ASHRAE. Energy losses from supply ducts by conduction (including convection and radiation) are found to be significant, on the scale similar to the losses induced by air leakage in the duct systems. The energy losses induced by leakage and conduction suggest that there are significant energy-savings potentials from duct-sealing and insulation practice in large commercial buildings

165

Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume Purchase  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase High Performance Windows Volume Purchase DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is coordinating a volume purchase of high performance windows, and low-e storm windows, to expand the market of these high efficiency products. Price is the principal barrier to more widespread market commercialization. The aim of this volume purchase initiative is to work with industry and potential buyers to make highly insulated windows more affordable. Announcement EPA Most Efficient Program for window technology to launched in January 2013. Program Highlights Features Image of person signing document. Volume Purchase RFP Arrow Image of a question mark. Frequently Asked Questions Arrow Image of low-e storm window with two orange-yellow arrows hitting the window and reflecting back inside. Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog Arrow

166

Possible correlation between acoustic and thermal performances of building structures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Most European standards required high performance values for sound and thermal insulation in building structures according to Directive EEC 89/106. Sound transmission and heat transfer in structures have different physical and analytical approach and specific parameters of performance (i.e. sound transmission loss or thermal transmittance) are not directly correlated each others; many kind of structures have also different behaviour depending on mechanical properties of materials numbers of layers of materials etc. The aim of this work is to analyse possible correlation between sound transmission performances and thermal properties values in order to evaluated common trends related to physical properties of the various building components like for example density or surface mass.

Giovanni Semprini; Alessandro Cocchi; Cosimo Marinosci

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing  

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approaches for building energy modeling: forward model andbe developed for rapid building energy modeling at the urbanbuilding performance, energy efficiency, energy modeling,

Pang, Xiufeng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

attention to “sustainable” building design is reflected bySustainable Hospitals 10.1. Effect of building form and systems designsand sustainable hospital designs. • Study building & staff

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs12pless040413.pdf More Documents & Publications Building America...

171

Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Higher Performance Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 1, 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Agenda * Imagine Homes - An Overview * 2010 Occupied Test House - Objectives - From Modeling through Monitoring * 2012 Occupied Test House - Objectives - What's Next * Closing Remarks Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Overview: * San Antonio, TX * 68 Homes in 2011 * $140k - $425k * 1,300 - 4,500 ft 2 Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Environment: * Hot-Humid * 2,996 CDD * 1,546 HDD * 31" Rainfall Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Imagine Homes History: * Established 2006 * Partnership with Beazer Homes * Builders Challenge * Building America

172

Building a disordered protein database: a case study in managing biological data  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A huge diversity of biological databases is available via the Internet, but many of these databases have been developed in an ad hoc manner rather than in accordance with any data management principles. In addition, in the area of disordered protein ... Keywords: biological data management, disordered proteins

Arran D. Stewart; Xiuzhen Zhang

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Thermal Performance Evaluation of Innovative Metal Building Roof Assemblies  

SciTech Connect

In order to meet the coming energy codes, multiple layers of various insulation types will be required. The demand for greater efficiency has pushed insulation levels beyond the cavity depth. These experiments show the potential for improving metal building roof thermal performance. Additional work is currently being done by several stakeholders, so the data is expanding. These experiments are for research and development purposes, and may not be viable for immediate use.

Walker, Daniel James [ORNL; Zaltash, Abdolreza [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Terry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking  

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source energy use in trillion Btu) R2 = 0.7816 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gross Square Feet (millionsTerry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking 3rd U.S. Army Energy Workshop January 25-26, 2007 EPA Energy Star Program and Energy Data Normalization Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;Why You

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

175

Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building

Xu, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Hotbox Test R-value Database and the Building Envelopes Program (BEP)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Building Envelopes Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a program within the Buildings Technology Center (BTC), the premier U.S. research facility devoted to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Our program is divided into two parts: building envelope research, which focuses on the structural elements that enclose a building (walls, roofs and foundations), and materials research, which concentrates on the materials within the envelope systems (such as insulation). The building envelope provides the thermal barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment, and its elements are the key determinants of a building's energy requirements that result from the climate where it is located. [copied from http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/

177

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This webinar was presented on July 16, 2014, and provided information about improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

178

Greensburg, Kansas: Building a Model Green Community, How Would You Rebuild a Town- Green? April 2009 (Brochure)  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This brochure describes the rebuilding of Greensburg, Kansas, highlighting the Greensburg High Performance Buildings Database as a source of information for energy-efficient building techniques.

179

High Performance Building Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Incentive Program Incentive Program High Performance Building Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate Residential loans/loan guarantees: 100,000 Commercial loans/loan guarantees: 2 million Grants: Lesser of 10% of project costs or 500,000 Program Info Start Date April 2009 State Pennsylvania Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Vary by project, but program generally requires matching funds at least equivalent to DCED funding Provider Department of Community and Economic Development

180

Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Document details the Memorandum of Understanding that committed Federal agencies to designing, constructing, and operating high-performance, sustainable buildings.

183

Broadband Model Performance for an Updated National Solar Radiation Database in the United States of America: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Updated review of broadband model performance in a project being done to update the existing United States National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB).

Myers, D. R.; Wilcox, S.; Marion, W.; George, R.; Anderberg, M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

185

Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

186

Ventilation performance prediction for buildings: Model Assessment Qingyan Chena,b,*  

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1 Ventilation performance prediction for buildings: Model Assessment Qingyan Chena,b,* , Kisup Leeb building, but cannot provide detailed flow information in a room. The zonal model can be useful when a user ventilation systems for buildings requires a suitable model to assess system performance. The performance can

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

187

Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures: Report of Discussions  

SciTech Connect

How to ensure the appropriate performance of our built environment in the face of normal conditions, natural hazards, and malevolent threats is an issue of emerging national and international importance. As the world population increases, new construction must be increasingly cost effective and at the same time increasingly secure, safe, and durable. As the existing infrastructure ages, materials and techniques for retrofitting must be developed in parallel with improvements in design, engineering, and building codes for new construction. Both new and renovated structures are more often being subjected to the scrutiny of risk analysis. An international conference, "Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures," was held in May 1997 to address some of these issues. The conference was co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Architects, and Sandia National Laboratories and convened in Albuquerque, NM. Many of the papers presented at the conference are found within this issue of Techno20~. This paper presents some of the major conference themes and summarizes discussions not found in the other papers.

Hunter, Regina L.

1999-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

188

Performance assessment of low-energy buildings in central Argentina  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results obtained from the energy and thermal performance assessment of residential and non-residential low-energy buildings that were designed to minimize fossil energy use. They are located in the province of La Pampa, central Argentina, in a temperate continental climate that shows extreme hot and cold records during the summer and winter seasons, respectively. The common applied technologies for saving energy were passive solar heating, natural ventilation for cooling and daylighting. The glazing area in the principal functional spaces facing to the North oscillates between 11 and 17% of the building useful areas. All the studied buildings are massive, with the exception of an auditorium that was designed with a lightweight insulated technology. The mean thermal transmittance of the envelope is 0.45 W/(m2 K). Double glazing and hermetic carpentry were used to reduce thermal losses (U-value = 2.8 W/(m2 K)). The volumetric heat loss coefficient (G-value) oscillates between 0.90 and 1.00 W/(m3 K). During the design and thermal simulation convective-radiative heat transfer coefficients were estimated through a dimensional equation (h = 5.7 + 3.8 ws, wind speed). On internal surfaces, convective-radiative heat transfer coefficients of 8 and 6 W/(m2 °C) (for surfaces with and without solar gain, respectively) were applied. The monitoring process provided information on the energy and thermal behaviour under use and non-use conditions. The measured value of energy consumption was similar to the expected value that was used during the pre-design stage. Building technologies work well during the winter season, allowing 50–80% of energy savings. However, overheating is still an unresolved problem during the summer. Interviews with occupants revealed that they need both, information about functional details, and good-practice guidance to manage thermal issues of the building. In most cases, the annual consumption of energy was lower than those established by the Low Energy Housing German Standards and the Minirgie Switzerland Certificate. Despite their relative cost increase during the last years, the use of insulation technology and the application of passive solar devices involved an extra cost of only 3% in our works. Provided the expected depletion of natural gas production in the coming decade, the importance of applying energy-efficiency guidelines will increase very soon in Argentina in order to match the requirements of a new national energy matrix.

C. Filippín; A. Beascochea

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Furnace Blower Performance Improvements- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research into improving efficiency of furnace fan blowers.

190

Methodology for Modeling Building Energy Performance across the Commercial Sector  

SciTech Connect

This report uses EnergyPlus simulations of each building in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to document and demonstrate bottom-up methods of modeling the entire U.S. commercial buildings sector (EIA 2006). The ability to use a whole-building simulation tool to model the entire sector is of interest because the energy models enable us to answer subsequent 'what-if' questions that involve technologies and practices related to energy. This report documents how the whole-building models were generated from the building characteristics in 2003 CBECS and compares the simulation results to the survey data for energy use.

Griffith, B.; Long, N.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.; Crawley, D.; Ryan, J.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Procedure for Measuring and Reporting the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Buildings  

SciTech Connect

This procedure provides a standard method for measuring and characterizing the long-term energy performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in buildings and the resulting implications to the building's energy use. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks for evaluating system performance and verifying that performance targets have been achieved. Uses may include comparison of performance with the design intent; comparison with other PV systems in buildings; economic analysis of PV systems in buildings; and the establishment of long-term performance records that enable maintenance staff to monitor trends in energy performance.

Pless, S.; Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.; Hayter, S.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Best Practices Manual Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools Acknowledgements The U.S. Department of Energy would like to acknowledge the help and assistance of the EnergySmart Schools team and the many authors and reviewers that provided input and feedback during the process of developing the report. Those include: US Department of Energy: David Hansen, Daniel Sze; EnergySmart Schools Team: Larry Schoff; US Environmental Protection Agency: Melissa Payne, Bob Thompson; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Rick Diamond; National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Ren Anderson, Zahra Chaudhry, Jeff Clarke, Kyra Epstein, Tony Jimenez, Patty Kappaz, Patricia Plympton, Byron Stafford, Marcy Stone, John Thornton, Paul Torcellini; Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Andre Desjarlais,

193

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems -An analysis of solution  

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Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis performance simulation of buildings and heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems can help, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for 10%-60% of the total building

194

Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly...

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Integrated design, incorporation of models from other advanced buildingsand building operators. Communication with users through integrated designintegrated design process has great potential to advance cost-effective reductions in energy intensity – often while improving building

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

ASHRAE's New Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Services Administration. 10 IEA is the International Energy Agency. ESL-IC-08-10-11 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 2 The resultant protocols are intended to provide... Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 3 Chapter 1: Energy (Authors: MacDonald, Haberl). In Chapter 1 the protocols for measuring the building?s energy useare presented. These protocols begin with acollection of facility information...

Haberl, J.; Davies, H.; Owens, B.; Hunn, B.

197

Whole Building Cost and Performance Measurement: Data Collection Protocol Revision 2  

SciTech Connect

This protocol was written for the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to be used by the public as a tool for assessing building cost and performance measurement. The primary audiences are sustainable design professionals, asset owners, building managers, and research professionals within the Federal sector. The protocol was developed based on the need for measured performance and cost data on sustainable design projects. Historically there has not been a significant driver in the public or private sector to quantify whole building performance in comparable terms. The deployment of sustainable design into the building sector has initiated many questions on the performance and operational cost of these buildings.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Spees, Kathleen L.; Kora, Angela R.; Rauch, Emily M.; Hathaway, John E.; Solana, Amy E.

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

198

Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

one element of sustainable building design, and we hope thatDesign (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildingsdesign expectations for energy performance is just one step towards moving the existing commercial building market towards a more sustainable

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Find out how the Energy Department is working to improve the energy efficiency, design, construction and operation of high-performance commercial buildings through research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's new FLEXLAB, Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings.

200

Energy Performance and Comfort Level in High Rise and Highly Glazed Office Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal and visual comfort in buildings play a significant role on occupants' performance but on the other hand achieving energy savings and high comfort levels can be a quite difficult task especially in high rise buildings with highly glazed...

Bayraktar, M.; Perino, M.; Yilmaz, A. Z.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Better Indoor Climate With Less Energy: European Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The European Commission's Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (2000) indicated the need for specific measures in the building sector. In response, the European Commission (EC) published the proposed Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings...

Magyar, Z.; Leitner, A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

Oh, Sukjoon

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

203

Getting a Better Performing Building: Commissioning and Real Time Data Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

based on real time system operational data. Because of the dynamic nature and complexity of commercial building HVAC systems, they are the perfect target for periodic performance assessments, or recommissioning. Today's buildings are expected to supply...

Barba, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that have implemented technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability.

205

Green Building Performance Evaluation in the United States: Measured Results from LEED- New Construction Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

participating in Bonneville Power?s Energy Edge program, and a 2003 New Buildings Institute study of 157 California commercial buildings show as-constructed savings (compared to code) ranging from -100% to +50%. It is time to narrow this variability... participating in Bonneville Power?s Energy Edge program, and a 2003 New Buildings Institute study of 157 California commercial buildings show as-constructed savings (compared to code) ranging from -100% to +50%. It is time to narrow this variability...

Hewitt, D.; Turner, C.; Frankel, M.

206

A Sensitivity Study of Building Performance Using 30-Year Actual Weather  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Sensitivity Study of Building Performance Using 30-Year Actual Weather Sensitivity Study of Building Performance Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data Title A Sensitivity Study of Building Performance Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2013 Authors Hong, Tianzhen, Wen-Kuei Chang, and Hung-Wen Lin Date Published 05/2013 Keywords Actual meteorological year, Building simulation, Energy use, Peak electricity demand, Typical meteorological year, Weather data Abstract Traditional energy performance calculated using building simulation with the typical meteorological year (TMY) weather data represents the energy performance in a typical year but not necessarily the average or typical energy performance of a building in long term. Furthermore, the simulated results do not provide the range of variations due to the change of weather, which is important in building energy management and risk assessment of energy efficiency investment. This study analyzes the weather impact on peak electric demand and energy use by building simulation using 30-year actual meteorological year (AMY) weather data for three types of office buildings at two design efficiency levels across all 17 climate zones. The simulated results from the AMY are compared to those from TMY3 to determine and analyze the differences. It was found that yearly weather variation has significant impact on building performance especially peak electric demand. Energy savings of building technologies should be evaluated using simulations with multi-decade actual weather data to fully consider investment risk and the long term performance.

207

Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the 51 buildings variedof the correlation between EUI and climate elucidatedubiquitous phenomenon of EUI scatter throughout all climate

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

integrated design and collaborating with utilities, large buildingintegrated design and collaborating with utilities, large buildingissues with integrated façade design. 2) For building owners

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet) The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) team conducted a deep retrofit project...

210

U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance Software U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance Software December 14, 2011 - 3:00pm Addthis This screenshot from cleantech start-up company FirstFuel's building energy efficiency performance software shows users a building's response to all forms of weather, operational schedules, key energy metrics, daily consumption patterns, seasonal analysis, peak loading, and shell integrity. | Photo courtesy of FirstFuel. This screenshot from cleantech start-up company FirstFuel's building energy efficiency performance software shows users a building's response to all forms of weather, operational schedules, key energy metrics, daily consumption patterns, seasonal analysis, peak loading, and shell integrity.

211

Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper demonstrates the benefits of optimal control in well-designed and operated buildings using a case study. The case study building was built in 2001. The HVAC and control systems have been installed with state-of-the-art equipment which...

Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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Buildings consume more than one-third of the world?s primary energy. Reducing energy use in buildings with energy efficient technologies is feasible and also driven by energy policies such as energy benchmarking, disclosure, rating, and labeling in both the developed and developing countries. Current energy retrofits focus on the existing building stocks, especially older buildings, but the growing number of new high performance buildings built around the world raises a question that how these buildings perform and whether there are retrofit opportunities to further reduce their energy use. This is a new and unique problem for the building industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods are inadequate to look deep into the energy use of the high performance buildings. This study aims to tackle this problem with a new holistic approach powered by building performance data and analytics. First, three types of measured data are introduced, including the time series energy use, building systems operating conditions, and indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. An energy data model based on the ISO Standard 12655 is used to represent the energy use in buildings in a three-level hierarchy. Secondly, a suite of analytics were proposed to analyze energy use and to identify retrofit measures for high performance buildings. The data-driven analytics are based on monitored data at short time intervals, and cover three levels of analysis ? energy profiling, benchmarking and diagnostics. Thirdly, the analytics were applied to a high performance building in California to analyze its energy use and identify retrofit opportunities, including: (1) analyzing patterns of major energy end-use categories at various time scales, (2) benchmarking the whole building total energy use as well as major end-uses against its peers, (3) benchmarking the power usage effectiveness for the data center, which is the largest electricity consumer in this building, and (4) diagnosing HVAC equipment using detailed time-series operating data. Finally, a few energy efficiency measures were identified for retrofit, and their energy savings were estimated to be 20percent of the whole-building electricity consumption. Based on the analyses, the building manager took a few steps to improve the operation of fans, chillers, and data centers, which will lead to actual energy savings. This study demonstrated that there are energy retrofit opportunities for high performance buildings and detailed measured building performance data and analytics can help identify and estimate energy savings and to inform the decision making during the retrofit process. Challenges of data collection and analytics were also discussed to shape best practice of retrofitting high performance buildings.

Hong , Tianzhen; Yang, Le; Hill, David; Feng , Wei

2014-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

214

Risk Perception in Performance-Based Building Design and Applications to Terrorism-Resistant Design  

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Risk Perception in Performance-Based Building Design and Applications to Terrorism-Resistant Design-offs in "acceptable" risk versus cost must be made. As terrorism represents a constantly changing design challenge; Terrorism. Introduction Risks have always been associated with buildings. However, as buildings become

Bank, Lawrence C.

215

Apply: Funding Opportunity- Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Application Deadline: February 4, 2015 The Building Technologies Office (BTO)’s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117.

216

High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes work with Urbane Homes of Louisville, Kentucky, to build a high-performance home that cost $36 per ft2 (not counting the lot).Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to construct nearly 3,000 HERS

217

SPECIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IFC BASED PERFORMANCE METRICS TO SUPPORT BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF HYBRID  

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with the introduction of tighter building codes have done little to stem the poor energy performance in commercial on owners to quantify the energy usage of their buildings against benchmarks set by government energy (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA ABSTRACT Minimising building life cycle energy consumption is becoming

218

The effect of side-restraint bearings on the performance of base-isolated buildings  

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1 The effect of side-restraint bearings on the performance of base- isolated buildings J P Talbot * Corresponding author. Email: jpt1000@eng.cam.ac.uk Abstract: Base-isolation of buildings is a common solution vibration isolation bearings between a building and its foundation, aligned in the vertical direction so

Talbot, James P.

219

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut...

220

Funding Opportunity Webinar – Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This webinar provides an overview of the “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations” Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0001117.

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221

Funding Opportunity Webinar – Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations (Text Version)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Below is the text version of the Funding Opportunity Webinar, Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations, presented in November 2014.

222

U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan More Documents & Publications Three Year Rolling Timeline Slide 1 Three-year Rolling Timeline...

223

Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Federal Energy Management Program provides guidance to help agencies comply with the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.

224

Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation is part of the SEE Action Series and provides information on Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

225

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs.

226

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Introduction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, held on August 13, 2014.

227

Development of discrete event system specification (DEVS) building performance models for building energy design  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The discrete event system specification (DEVS) is a formalism for describing simulation models in a modular fashion. In this study, it is exploited by forming submodels that allow different professions involved in the building design process to work ... Keywords: DEVS, energy simulation in building design, modular BPS, stochastic occupant models

Huseyin Burak Gunay; Liam O'Brien; Rhys Goldstein; Simon Breslav; Azam Khan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Building Technologies Office: News  

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News to someone by News to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database Financial Opportunities Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities Tax Incentives for Residential Buildings

230

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Americas Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. The U.S. home building industry represents a significant opportunity for energy savings, accounting for nearly one-fourth of U.S. energy consumption, but the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new energy-saving technologies. This is largely due to the industry's unique disaggregation, with thousands of small business owners lacking adequate resources and capabilities to invest in research and development. DOE established the Building America program in 1995 to address both the huge energy-saving opportunity and the critical research gap

231

Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies February 12, 2015 3:00PM to 4:30PM EST This free webinar will focus on on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high...

232

Hybrid Model for Building Performance Diagnosis and Optimal Control  

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and two capacitances, is used to simulate building envelope whose parameters are determined in frequency domain using the theoretical frequency characteristics of the envelope. Internal mass is represented by a 2R2C thermal network model, which consists...

Wang, S.; Xu, X.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding  

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FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING PURPOSE: With this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signatory agencies commit to federal leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High- Performance and Sustainable Buildings. A major element of this strategy is the implementation of common strategies for planning, acquiring, siting, designing, building, operating, and maintaining High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. The signatory agencies will also coordinate with complementary efforts in the private and public sectors. BACKGROUND AND FEDERAL POLICY: The Federal government owns approximately 445,000 buildings with total floor space of over 3.0 billion square feet, in addition to leasing an additional 57,000 buildings comprising 374 million square feet of

234

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING PURPOSE: With this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signatory agencies commit to federal leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High- Performance and Sustainable Buildings. A major element of this strategy is the implementation of common strategies for planning, acquiring, siting, designing, building, operating, and maintaining High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. The signatory agencies will also coordinate with complementary efforts in the private and public sectors. BACKGROUND AND FEDERAL POLICY: The Federal government owns approximately 445,000 buildings with total floor space of over 3.0 billion square feet, in addition to leasing an additional 57,000 buildings comprising 374 million square feet of

235

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING PURPOSE: With this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signatory agencies commit to federal leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High- Performance and Sustainable Buildings. A major element of this strategy is the implementation of common strategies for planning, acquiring, siting, designing, building, operating, and maintaining High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. The signatory agencies will also coordinate with complementary efforts in the private and public sectors. BACKGROUND AND FEDERAL POLICY: The Federal government owns approximately 445,000 buildings with total floor space of over 3.0 billion square feet, in addition to leasing an additional 57,000 buildings comprising 374 million square feet of

236

U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan August 15, 2008 U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan TABLE OF CONTENTS ACRONYMS................................................................................................................................. iii 1 DOE COMMITMENT TO HPSB .......................................................................................... 1 1.1 Federal HPSB Drivers and Commitments ........................................................................... 1 1.2 DOE-Specific HPSB Commitments .................................................................................... 2 2 DOE HPSB DIRECTIVES..................................................................................................... 3

237

Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study  

SciTech Connect

This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

Wang, Na

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

238

Development of whole-building energy performance models as benchmarks for retrofit projects  

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This paper presents a systematic development process of whole-building energy models as performance benchmarks for retrofit projects. Statistical regression-based models and computational performance models are being used for retrofit projects in industry ...

Omer Tugrul Karaguzel; Khee Poh Lam

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Building performance evaluation and certification in the UK  

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targeted analysis. ? A large database containing information about each specific dwelling thus makes it possible to target whole boroughs, communities and streets for simultaneous improvement. Targeting the best improvements on a street-by- street... methods for the calculation of boiler and heat pump efficiencies; improved calculation of thermal bridging; and updated weather data tables and CO2 emission factors. Despite widespread use, there is still much confusion about what BREDEM, SAP and Rd...

Kelly, Scott; Pollitt, Michael G.; Crawford Brown, Doug

2012-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

240

Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

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the measured and design energy use intensity are the same. Project Description NBI will begin this shortfall is critical as the focus on moving toward zero net energy buildings and carbon reduction of variation in individual results. Figure ES4 to the right shows the measured energy use intensity (EUI

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241

Duct Thermal Performance Models for Large Commercial Buildings  

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Energy Technologies Division Indoor Environment Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of the U.S. Department) for his assistance in defining the duct surface heat transfer models described in the body of this report

242

Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High PerformanceEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division May 2014 ThisRevisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The webinar on Nov. 18, 2014, continued the series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

244

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014 focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

245

Development of a Model Specification for Performance MonitoringSystems for Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The paper describes the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings. The specification focuses on four key aspects of performance monitoring: (1) performance metrics; (2) measurement system requirements; (3) data acquisition and archiving; and (4) data visualization and reporting. The aim is to assist building owners in specifying the extensions to their control systems that are required to provide building operators with the information needed to operate their buildings more efficiently and to provide automated diagnostic tools with the information required to detect and diagnose faults and problems that degrade energy performance. The paper reviews the potential benefits of performance monitoring, describes the specification guide and discusses briefly the ways in which it could be implemented. A prototype advanced visualization tool is also described, along with its application to performance monitoring. The paper concludes with a description of the ways in which the specification and the visualization tool are being disseminated and deployed.

Haves, Philip; Hitchcock, Robert J.; Gillespie, Kenneth L.; Brook, Martha; Shockman, Christine; Deringer, Joseph J.; Kinney,Kristopher L.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Towards measurement and verification of energy performance under the framework of the European directive for energy performance of buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and Council on the Energy Performance of Buildings has led to major developments in energy policies followed by the EU Member States. The national energy performance targets for the built environment are mostly rooted in the Building Regulations that are shaped by this Directive. Article 3 of this Directive requires a methodology to calculate energy performance of buildings under standardised operating conditions. Overwhelming evidence suggests that actual energy performance is often significantly higher than this standardised and theoretical performance. The risk is national energy saving targets may not be achieved in practice. The UK evidence for the education and office sectors is presented in this paper. A measurement and verification plan is proposed to compare actual energy performance of a building with its theoretical performance using calibrated thermal modelling. Consequently, the intended vs. actual energy performance can be established under identical operating conditions. This can help identify the shortcomings of construction process and building procurement. Once energy performance gap is determined with reasonable accuracy and root causes identified, effective measures could be adopted to remedy or offset this gap.

Esfand Burman; Dejan Mumovic; Judit Kimpian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Hybrid Model of Existing Buildings for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation  

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. The model parameters, Cim,1, Rim,1, Cim,2, Rim,2, of the building internal mass can be optimized by minimizing the difference between the measured cooling energy consumption and the model predicted ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Control Systems... parameters (Cim,1, Rim,1, Cim,2, Rim,2) constitute the chromosome of an individual, the assumed ranges of these parameters are the search space for these parameters. Initializing the four parameters produces the initial population to start a GA run...

Xu, X.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Quebec, Canada ABSTRACT Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption to be introduced to provide the required fresh air to the occupants. In other words, the energy performance must, thermal performance, indoor air quality, structural stability, acoustic performance, fire control, etc

Hammad, Amin

249

Interoperability of Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance Simulation to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper describes very significant novel interoperability and data modeling technology for existing building that maps a building information parametric model with an energy simulation model, establishing a seamless link between Computer Aided...

Chaisuparasmikul, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Model building codes and acoustical performance: Where are we in 2003?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The proper acoustical design for multi?family dwellings is an important factor in occupant comfort. Key acoustical design practices are often not mandated by the builder or architect but by the applicable building codes. In early 2003 the three regional/national building codes agreed to join into a single unified national building code for residential and commercial construction. The scope and governance of these three codes: the Uniform Building Code (ICBO) the National Building Code (BOCA) the Southern Building Code (SBCCI) are reflected in the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC) which was developed by the International Code Council (ICC). With the move to a single code body those concerned with building acoustical performance welcome the benefit of a single minimum standard. Unfortunately this new minimum performance requirement does not reflect the state of the science for occupant satisfaction. The acoustical requirements of each of these building codes the timeline of their development and an overview of the state of the science will be presented. Suggestions for revised performance minimums will also be offered for discussion.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar will be:

252

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The webinar will continue our series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar...

253

Metal buildings study: performance of materials and field validation  

SciTech Connect

A 5000 square-foot metal building located at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been monitored over a winter season. Energy flows through wall sections were monitored using portable calorimeters. Air infiltration was measured using perfluorocarbon tracers, and the associated heat losses were calculated. Slab losses were assessed through a comparison of measured temperature gradients with results obtained through the use of heat-flow meters. The effect of thermal bridges and compressed insulation in locations where support beams are joined to the exterior skin was found to increase heat losses significantly. A retrofit strategy including spray insulation of beams is projected to save 30% on heating energy.

Loss, W.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as “green,” “sustainable,”

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as “green,” “sustainable,”

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesBuilding Stock. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings August 12,Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Energyfor Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Hot Summer

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Federal High Performance and Sustainable Buildings: Guiding Principles for the Laboratory Support Building (LSB)  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the federal Guiding Principles conformance effort for LSB at PNNL. The effort is part of continued progress toward a campus building inventory that is 100% compliant with the Guiding Principles. The report documentation provides a narrative of how the LSB complies with each of the Guiding Principles requirements. These narratives draw from the many sources that are explained in the text and rely on extensive data collection. The descriptions point to each of these sources, providing the reader with specific policies, procedures, and data points.

Pope, Jason E.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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compare systems and understand energy trade- offs for façadecompare systems and understand energy trade- offs for façadeoptimize energy-demand-daylight-comfort performance trade-

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Subject responses to electrochromic windows. Energy andhttp://windows.lbl.gov/comm_perf/Electrochromic/refs/LBNL_energy performance of electrochromic windows controlled for

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

RSF Workshop Session II: Performance-Based Design-Build Process  

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II: Performance-Based Design-Build II: Performance-Based Design-Build Process Moderator: Drew Detamore Panelists: Jeff Baker Karen Leitner Byron Haselden Achieving Superior Energy Performance at Competitive Cost RSF Workshop, Golden, Colorado July 27-28, 2011 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy *Moderator: *Drew Detamore Director, Infrastructure and Campus Development Office National Renewable Energy Laboratory *Panelists: *Karen Leitner Senior Supervisor, Contract and Business Services National Renewable Energy Laboratory *Byron J. Haselden President, Haselden Construction *Jeffrey M. Baker Director, Office of Laboratory Operations U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office * Performance based design-build process * Incentives * Shared Values * Owner's perspective * Design-Builder's perspective * Has anyone ever utilized one design-build team to

262

Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment on April 26,l 2010 on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

263

Seismic Performance Assessment and Probabilistic Repair Cost Analysis of Precast Concrete Cladding Systems for Multistory Buildings  

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Nov. 8- 9. Arnold, C. 2008. Seismic Safety of the BuildingTab Connections for Gravity and Seismic Loads. Steel Tips,and Brown, A.T. 1995a. Seismic Performance of Architectural

Hunt, Jeffrey Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages — What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have examined methods to consistently meet high levels of energy performance in existing homes, with a focus on retrofit packages that can be replicated across many homes.

265

Building America Research Teams: BSC and CARB—20 Years of Advancing High Performance Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In this article, we continue our series of profiles on the Building America research teams—multidisciplinary industry partnerships who work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.

266

Webinar: Impacts of Energy Efficiency on the Financial Performance of Commercial Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Energy conducted a review of existing market research on the impact of Energy Efficiency and Green Labels on building financial performance. This webinar will review the results...

267

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Date/Time:  August 13, 2014; 3:00-4:30 PM EDTDescription: The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective...

268

Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

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Performance with ENERGY STAR® Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills. Contractors that participate in HPwES are qualified by local sponsors such as utilities, state energy offices, and other organizations to ensure that they can offer high-quality, comprehensive energy assessments (also known as "energy audits") using sophisticated equipment to diagnose a home's energy, health, and safety issues.

269

Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

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Energy Energy Retrofit Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score

270

Monitoring building energy consumption, thermal performance, and indoor air quality in a cold climate region  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Buildings are major consumers of the world's energy. Optimizing energy consumption of buildings during operation can significantly reduce their impact on the global environment. Monitoring the energy usage and performance is expected to aid in reducing the energy consumption of occupants. In this regard, this paper describes a framework for sensor-based monitoring of energy performance of buildings under occupancy. Different types of sensors are installed at different locations in 12 apartment units in a building in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada to assess occupant energy usage, thermal performance of the building envelope, and indoor air quality (IAQ). The relationship between heating energy consumption and the thermal performance of building envelope and occupant comfort level is investigated by analyzing the monitoring data. The results show that the extent of heat loss, occupant comfort level, and appliance usage patterns have significant impacts on heating energy and electricity consumption. This study also identifies the factors influencing the poor IAQ observed in some case-study units. In the long term, it is expected that the extracted information acquired from the monitoring system can be used to support intelligent decisions to save energy, and can be implemented by the building management system to achieve financial, environmental, and health benefits.

Tanzia Sharmin; Mustafa Gül; Xinming Li; Veselin Ganev; Ioanis Nikolaidis; Mohamed Al-Hussein

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined bywere found to yield net zero energy levels of performance inA/ E teams to reach net zero energy goals by enabling use of

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Impact of the U.S. National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS) on Building Energy Performance Simulation  

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data base and building modeling that will enable comparativeApplying Information Modeling to Buildings,” in A. Dikba?

Bazjanac, Vladimir

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint  

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This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INFORMATION ONLY New Building Institute (NBI)  

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with commercial building energy efficiency features. · Proficient with Excel and standard PC tools. · MicrosoftSAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION ­ NOT CURRENTLY OPEN ­ FOR INFORMATION ONLY Intern New Building Institute (NBI) NBI maintains a database of high performing buildings called Getting to 50. This database

275

High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research showing how some energy-efficiency measure cost increases can balance again measures that reduce up-front costs: Advanced framing cuts lumber costs, right sizing can mean downsizing the HVAC, moving HVAC into conditioned space cuts installation costs, designing on a 2-foot grid reduces materials waste, etc.

276

The effect of simplifying the building description on the numerical modeling of its thermal performance  

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A thermal building simulation program is a numerical model that calculates the response of the building envelopes to weather and human activity, simulates dynamic heating and cooling loads, and heating and cooling distribution systems, and models building equipment operation. The scope of the research is to supply the users of such programs with information about the dangers and benefits of simplifying the input to their models. The Introduction describes the advantages of modeling the heat transfer mechanisms in a building. The programs that perform this type of modeling have, however, limitations. The user is therefore often put in the situation of simplifying the floor plans of the building under study, but not being able to check the effects that this approximation introduces in the results of the simulation. Chapter 1 is a description of methods. It also introduces the floor plans for the office building under study and the ``reasonable`` floor plans simplifications. Chapter 2 presents DOE-2, the thermal building simulation program used in the sensitivity study. The evaluation of the accuracy of the DOE-2 program itself is also presented. Chapter 3 contains the sensitivity study. The complicated nature of the process of interpreting the temperature profile inside a space leads to the necessity of defining different building modes. The study compares the results from the model of the detailed building description with the results from the models of the same building having simplified floor plans. The conclusion is reached that a study of the effects of simplifying the floor plans of a building is important mainly for defining the cases in which this approximation is acceptable. Different results are obtained for different air conditioning/load regimes of the building. 9 refs., 24 figs.

Stetiu, C.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications  

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The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications Speaker(s): Minki Sung Date: August 20, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: William Fisk One of the main concerns for healthcare building design is how to prevent the dispersion of airborne infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Moreover, it is suspected that fungi and bacteria growing in air handling units (AHUs) can also cause respiratory diseases in building occupants. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems have been known to have an apparent germicidal effect on infectious microbes and have been considered as a possible countermeasure. In this presentation, some results achieved from a series of laboratory and field experiments and numerical

278

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 13. PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Kaufman Heritage Conservation February 28, 2011 R February 28, 2011 * PNNL-20185 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michelle Britt, Michael C. Baechler, Theresa Gilbride, Marye Hefty, Erin Makela, and Elaine Schneider and Kaufman Heritage Conservation Ned Kaufman, Ph.D. February 28, 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 PNNL-20185 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Better Buildings Residential Network: Using Loan Performance Data to Inform Program Implementation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Please join the Better Buildings Residential Network for the Financing & Revenue/Data & Evaluation co-series peer exchange call: “Using Loan Performance Data to Inform Program Implementation.” What is the relationship, if any, between loan performance and completed energy efficiency measures? How are home affordability, loan default rates, and decreasing energy costs related?

280

Quantitative assessment of socio-economic performance measures measures accounting for seismic damage to buildings  

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SUMMARY: This paper presents a model to evaluate systemic performance metrics, such as casualties the buildings damage state, the combined residual service level in the utility networks, as well as the weather conditions, all together play a role in the evaluation of the performance metrics. This novel feature

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Energy Modeling of a High Performance Building in the U.A.E. for Sustainability Certification  

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voluntary LEED program. BUILDING CONCEPT AND MODELING Modeling The simulation tool used to analyze the energy per- formance of the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is TRNSYS version 16.01 (Solar Energy Laboratory, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 2004...). TRNSYS is a dynamic simulation platform for simulating systems over time pe- riods from days to years at time-steps of seconds to hours. TRNSYS meets the requirements for LEED certification of energy performance through the whole building simu...

Jones, M.; Ledinger, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ISOVER Energi  

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ISOVER Energi ISOVER Energi ISOVER Energi logo Calculates: U-value, for constructions with and without thermal bridges; total heat loss for buildings; and energy demand for buildings. ISOVER Energi compares heat loss to the heat loss frame in the Danish Building Regulations. The energy demand is compared to the energy frame in the Danish Building Regulations. Furthermore ISOVER Energi calculates the profitability of activities e.g. retrofit, renewing of windows, to improve the energy performance of existing buildings. The profitability is compared to the criteria in the Danish Building Regulations. Access to databases with characteristics for common building materials and with linear heat losses for typical solutions for connections. The database facility is planned to be enlarged with databases for windows, boilers,

283

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO 2 Emissions WeiAnalysis of Building Energy Costs and CO 2 Emissions Weiwhich minimizes building energy cost or CO 2 emissions, or a

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Heating and Cooling with Mini-Splits in the Northeast  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I, conducted on October 23, 2014, by Kohta Ueno of Building Science Corporation.

285

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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3 Commercial and Residential Building Site Energy Usagecommercial and residential prototype buildings discussed in the previous section is simulated in EnergyPlus (DOE, 2011). The energy usage

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

NREL: U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database - About the LCI Database Project  

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About the LCI Database Project About the LCI Database Project The U.S. Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database is a publicly available database that allows users to objectively review and compare analysis results that are based on similar data collection and analysis methods. Finding consistent and transparent LCI data for life cycle assessments (LCAs) is difficult. NREL works with LCA experts to solve this problem by providing a central source of critically reviewed LCI data through its LCI Database Project. NREL's High-Performance Buildings research group is working closely with government stakeholders, and industry partners to develop and maintain the database. The 2009 U.S. Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data Stakeholder meeting was an important step in the ongoing improvement of the database. Prior to that event, NREL conducted a poll of current and

287

Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings  

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Over three hundred buildings have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildings as of January 2006. This paper explores the modeled and actual energy performance of a sample of 21 of these buildings that certified under LEED between December 2001 and August 2005, including how extensively the design teams pursued LEED energy-efficiency credits, the modeled design and baseline energy performance, and the actual energy use during the first few years of operation. We collected utility billing data from 2003-2005 and compared the billed energy consumption with the modeled energy use. We also calculated Energy Star ratings for the buildings and compared them to peer groups where possible. The mean savings modeled for the sample was 27% compared to their modeled baseline values. For the group of 18 buildings for which we have both modeled and billed energy use, the mean value for actual consumption was 1% lower than modeled energy use, with a wide variation around the mean. The mean Energy Star score was 71 out of a total of 100 points, higher than the average score of 50 but slightly below the Energy Star award threshold of 75 points. The paper discusses the limitations inherent to this type of analysis, such as the small sample size of disparate buildings, the uncertainties in actual floor area, and the discrepancies between metered sections of the buildings. Despite these limitations, the value of the work is that it presents an early view of the actual energy performance for a set of 21 LEED-certified buildings.

Diamond, Rick; Opitz, Mike; Hicks, Tom; Von Neida, Bill; Herrera, Shawn

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - Pay for Performance Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate Varies for each program milestone $1 M per utility account (gas and electric) per year $2 M per project $4 M per entity per year Program Info State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount $/kWh, $/therm, and $/sq. ft. incentives, vary based on expected energy

289

Assessment of Cost-optimal Energy Performance Requirements for the Italian Residential Building Stock  

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Abstract Directive 2010/31/EU establishes that Member States must ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set with a view to achieve cost-optimal levels. The paper presents a methodology for identifying the cost-optimal levels for the Italian residential building stock, following the Guidelines accompanying the Commission Delegated Regulation No. 244/2012. The methodology is applied to a reference building of the IEE-TABULA project and considering different energy efficiency measures. The energy performance and the global cost calculations are performed according to UNI/TS 11300 and UNI EN 15459, respectively. A new cost optimisation procedure based on a sequential search-optimisation technique considering discrete options is applied.

Vincenzo Corrado; Ilaria Ballarini; Simona Paduos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change  

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The people who use Federal buildings — Federal employees, operations and maintenance staff, and the general public — can significantly impact a building’s environmental performance and the consumption of energy, water, and materials. Many factors influence building occupants’ use of resources (use behaviors) including work process requirements, ability to fulfill agency missions, new and possibly unfamiliar high-efficiency/high-performance building technologies; a lack of understanding, education, and training; inaccessible information or ineffective feedback mechanisms; and cultural norms and institutional rules and requirements, among others. While many strategies have been used to introduce new occupant use behaviors that promote sustainability and reduced resource consumption, few have been verified in the scientific literature or have properly documented case study results. This paper documents validated strategies that have been shown to encourage new use behaviors that can result in significant, persistent, and measureable reductions in resource consumption. From the peer-reviewed literature, the paper identifies relevant strategies for Federal facilities and commercial buildings that focus on the individual, groups of individuals (e.g., work groups), and institutions — their policies, requirements, and culture. The paper documents methods with evidence of success in changing use behaviors and enabling occupants to effectively interact with new technologies/designs. It also provides a case study of the strategies used at a Federal facility — Fort Carson, Colorado. The paper documents gaps in the current literature and approaches, and provides topics for future research.

Wolfe, Amy K.; Malone, Elizabeth L.; Heerwagen, Judith H.; Dion, Jerome P.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Resources on Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 5:04pm Addthis Building Technology Office Resources The Building Technology Office offers useful resources to plan and implement energy-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory Buildings Performance Database Energy Modeling Software Better Buildings Alliance Webinars Hospital Energy Alliance Videos Solid-State Lighting Technology Fact Sheets Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available. Also see Case Studies and Contacts. Federal Requirements and Programs Buildings Technologies Program: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually

292

Approach for the Improvement of Energy Performance of a Stock of Buildings  

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. - The tools must be accessible via the Intranet of the ministry in order to be easily and widely accessible. DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS ADAPTED TO END-USER To analyze and improve the performance of the ministry of equipment stock of buildings we have.... - The tools must be accessible via the Intranet of the ministry in order to be easily and widely accessible. DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS ADAPTED TO END-USER To analyze and improve the performance of the ministry of equipment stock of buildings we have...

Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Bouillon, J.; Crozier, L.; Guyot, G.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

SUN Attribute Database: Discovering, Annotating, and Recognizing Scene Attributes  

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SUN Attribute Database: Discovering, Annotating, and Recognizing Scene Attributes Genevieve attributes. Next, we build the "SUN attribute database" on top of the diverse SUN categorical database. Our

Hays, James

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Satisfaction and self-estimated performance in relation to indoor environmental parameters and building features  

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Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.

Wargocki, Pawel; Frontczak, Monika; Schiavon, Stefano; Goins, John; Arens, Ed; Zhang, Hui

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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commissioning new and existing commercial buildings: Lessonsfrom 224 buildings. ProceedingsNational Conference on Building Commissioning. [5]. CABA.

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile – Building America’s Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes the concept for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America’s Top Innovations.

297

Database of Low-e Storm Window Energy Performance across U.S. Climate Zones  

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This is an update of a report that describes process, assumptions, and modeling results produced Create a Database of U.S. Climate-Based Analysis for Low-E Storm Windows. The scope of the overall effort is to develop a database of energy savings and cost effectiveness of low-E storm windows in residential homes across a broad range of U.S. climates using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and RESFEN model calculations. This report includes a summary of the results, NEAT and RESFEN background, methodology, and input assumptions, and an appendix with detailed results and assumptions by cliamte zone.

Culp, Thomas D.; Cort, Katherine A.

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

298

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance  

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The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliance’s two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

299

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Annual Fuel Utilization Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency [AFUE] and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio [SEER] and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter, and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

annual fuel utilization annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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Introduction to Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Fact Sheet)  

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Momentum behind zero energy building design and construction is increasing, presenting a tremendous opportunity for advancing energy performance in the commercial building industry. At the same time, there is a lingering perception that zero energy buildings must be cost prohibitive or limited to showcase projects. Fortunately, an increasing number of projects are demonstrating that high performance can be achieved within typical budgets. This factsheet highlights replicable, recommended strategies for achieving high performance on a budget, based on experiences from past projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How to evaluate performance of net zero energy building – A literature research  

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Abstract NZEB (Net zero energy building) is regarded as an integrated solution to address problems of energy-saving, environmental protection, and CO2 emission reduction in the building section. NZEB could be even possible with electricity production if enough renewable energy could be used. Moreover, various building-service systems with renewable energy sources have been widely considered for potential applications in NZEB. All of these new features extend the technical boundary of the conventional energy-efficient buildings, attach a more profound implication to the sustainable development of building technology, and therefore pose a challenge to evaluation works on NZEB performance. This paper presents a guided tour on NZEB evaluation through literature-research. An overview about definitions and energy-efficient measures of NZEB is presented so that the research object and technology boundary can be clarified for NZEB evaluation. Then, a summary of widely-used research method, tool and performance indicator in evaluation is provided for the methodology part. This part also includes a discussion on the application of LCA (life cycle assessment) in NZEB evaluation and LCA's role in promoting a well-defined NZEB. Finally, potential progress in NZEB evaluation with possible development trends is highlighted in terms of energy storage, load match and smart grid.

S. Deng; R.Z. Wang; Y.J. Dai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Review of California and National Methods for Energy PerformanceBenchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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This benchmarking review has been developed to support benchmarking planning and tool development under discussion by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and others in response to the Governor's Executive Order S-20-04 (2004). The Executive Order sets a goal of benchmarking and improving the energy efficiency of California's existing commercial building stock. The Executive Order requires the CEC to propose ''a simple building efficiency benchmarking system for all commercial buildings in the state''. This report summarizes and compares two currently available commercial building energy-benchmarking tools. One tool is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Energy Performance Rating System, which is a national regression-based benchmarking model (referred to in this report as Energy Star). The second is Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cal-Arch, which is a California-based distributional model (referred to as Cal-Arch). Prior to the time Cal-Arch was developed in 2002, there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers but none that were based solely on California data. The Energy Star and Cal-Arch benchmarking tools both provide California with unique and useful methods to benchmark the energy performance of California's buildings. Rather than determine which model is ''better'', the purpose of this report is to understand and compare the underlying data, information systems, assumptions, and outcomes of each model.

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

304

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings  

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California is a leader in automating demand response (DR) to promote low-cost, consistent, and predictable electric grid management tools. Over 250 commercial and industrial facilities in California participate in fully-automated programs providing over 60 MW of peak DR savings. This paper presents a summary of Open Automated DR (OpenADR) implementation by each of the investor-owned utilities in California. It provides a summary of participation, DR strategies and incentives. Commercial buildings can reduce peak demand from 5 to 15percent with an average of 13percent. Industrial facilities shed much higher loads. For buildings with multi-year savings we evaluate their load variability and shed variability. We provide a summary of control strategies deployed, along with costs to install automation. We report on how the electric DR control strategies perform over many years of events. We benchmark the peak demand of this sample of buildings against their past baselines to understand the differences in building performance over the years. This is done with peak demand intensities and load factors. The paper also describes the importance of these data in helping to understand possible techniques to reach net zero energy using peak day dynamic control capabilities in commercial buildings. We present an example in which the electric load shape changed as a result of a lighting retrofit.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Mathieu, Johanna; Parrish, Kristen

2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

305

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Simplified Space Conditioning in Low Load Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I, on October 23, 2014.

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Text-Alternative Version: LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Below is the text-alternative version of the LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification webcast.

307

Identifying Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds and Aldehydes in a High Performance Building  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologiesand Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State,

Ortiz, Anna C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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CONSERVATION IN BUILDINGS AND ANALYTIC MODELING Footnotes tobuilding -- and so are inaccurate for passive solar modeling.modeling described above for only one specific hour and one specific building

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate  

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to the field measured data and was presented in the previous publication (Cho and Haberl, 2008a). The calibrated simulation model was further extended to an ASHRAE 90.1 code-compliant model, which was used as the baseline model for the development of a... high-performance (energy-efficient) model. However, the code-compliant model did not use the as-built building geometry of the JBC building; rather, it used a simplified geometry. The simplified- geometry, code-compliant simulation model...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS DISABLED ACCESS AROUND MMU Version 5 March 2011(Please see notes at end of database)  

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Building 4 th & 6 th floor enclosed staircases 1, 2, 3,4,5,6 floor staircases. No communication devices Yes of Services All Saints Kenneth Green Library 2nd & 3rd floor enclosed staircase 1,2,3,4 lift lobbies. Telephone communication on 3rd floor only Yes No general information signage on facilities Identification

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Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings  

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The type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a large impact on the heating and cooling energy consumption in multifamily residential buildings. This paper compares the energy performance of three HVAC systems: a direct expansion (DX) split system, a split air source heat pump (ASHP) system, and a closed-loop water source heat pump (WSHP) system with a boiler and an evaporative fluid cooler as the central heating and cooling source. All three systems use gas furnace for heating or heating backup. The comparison is made in a number of scenarios including different climate conditions, system operation schemes and applicable building codes. It is found that with the minimum code-compliant equipment efficiency, ASHP performs the best among all scenarios except in extremely code climates. WSHP tends to perform better than the split DX system in cold climates but worse in hot climates.

Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

312

State Policies to Encourage Green Building Principles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

state green building policies, Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, energy efficient building codes, energy efficient products

313

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

baclimateguide71.pdf More Documents & Publications Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series -...

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Visualizing information to improve building performance: a study of expert users  

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drivers. Owners of green buildings want to exhibit theirpublic scrutiny of green building results, combined withcommissioning agents, green building consultants, and

Lehrer, David; Vasudev, Janani

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Seismic Performance, Modeling, and Failure Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings  

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22 Modeling of Building23 Modeling of Building1.0 GA g 2.2.7. Modeling of Building 2A The 3-D nonlinear

Tuna, Zeynep

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building  

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and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology,and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology,and renewable energy improvements to the building. One of

Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Review of California and National Methods for Energy Performance Benchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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Buildings with Higher Whole Building EUIs Whole Building EUIs energy use intensity (EUI) within the distribution ofbuilding energy use intensity (EUI) as a common basis. For

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Energy Consumption Analyses of Frequently-used HVAC System Types in High Performance Office Buildings.  

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??The high energy consumption of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in commercial buildings is a hot topic. Office buildings, a typical building set of… (more)

Yan, Liusheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Human comfort and self-estimated performance in relation to indoor environmental parameters and building features  

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In: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Conference, Syracuse,In: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Conference, Budapest,International Conference Healthy Buildings, Syracuse, NY USA

Frontczak, Monika

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Practical Experiences with the Implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe  

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Page 1 of 16 Practical experiences with the implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe A project in behalf of Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Ingo Therburg ARGE Energieausweise...-conditioning systems are carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts, whether operating as sole traders or employed by public or private enterprise bodies INITIAL SITUATION GERMANY Like in other European countries in Germany...

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321

Development of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea  

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This paper presents the development and application of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea. This model is intended to encourage initiatives toward achieving better housing performance and to support a homebuyer's decision-making on housing comparison and selection. Forty-one objective and feasible housing performance indicators, which were selected from the review of existing evaluation models and interviews with experts, are classified into a series of categories. The weights of each category and indicator are calculated by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) analysis, and a weight is converted into credit. Next, the performance grades are divided into four levels, and evaluation criteria are suggested based on statutory performance value or the one frequently met in practice. Finally, the evaluation program and the application procedure are established through the field case study. This model can be used for objective and practical evaluation and comparison of residential housing alternatives.

Sun-Sook Kim; In-Ho Yang; Myoung-Souk Yeo; Kwang-Woo Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Developing an Integrated Building Design Tool by Couplingdesign energy efficient building systems in this complex setting, integrated

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings  

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3E 3E Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings S. Kiliccote, M.A. Piette, J. Mathieu, K. Parrish Environmental Energy Technologies Division May 2010 Presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 15-20, 2010, and published in the Proceedings DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

324

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance  

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Incorporating tankless water heaters was one Incorporating tankless water heaters was one of many energy-efficiency recommendations Building America's research team IBACOS had for San Antonio builder Imagine Homes. Although tankless gas water heaters should save approximately 33% on hot water heating compared to a conventional storage water heater, actual energy savings vary significantly based on individual draw volume. Above 10 gallons per draw, the efficiency approaches the rated energy factor. The greatest savings occur at a daily use quantity of about 50 gallons. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.2 Energy Efficient Components Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance As improved thermal enclosures dramatically reduce heating and cooling loads,

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SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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building itself. 4b. A Trombe wall is a south-facing heavywall. The inventor of the Trombe wall discusses some of itsOther windows illuminate Trombe walls of l~ foot concrete. (

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

"Building Energy Data Exchange Specification"  

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Building Energy Data Exchange Specification" Building Energy Data Exchange Specification" "Version 2.3" "application/vnd.ms-excel" "Overview:" "This document describes the DOE Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES). BEDES is designed to support analysis of the measured energy performance of commercial and residential buildings, with data fields for building characteristics, efficiency measures and energy use. BEDES defines and describes these data fields and their relationships. " "BEDES is used for the DOE Building Performance Database (BPD) as well as the Standard Energy Efficiency Disclosure (SEED) platform, as shown below. Note that SEED includes additional fields that are outside BPD scope (e.g. property address and auditor contact information)."

327

Data Visualization for Quality-Check Purposes of Monitored Electricity Consumption in All Office Buildings in the ESL Database  

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visualization, basically long-term and short-term time series plots serves as a preliminary quality check of the data available. A preliminary inspection of the data was performed, by viewing the channels to provide a clear identification of creep, missing data...

Sreshthaputra, A.; Abushakra, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities  

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Residential Building Residential Building Activities to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

329

Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Building America Building America Meetings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

330

Optical performance of vertical heliostat fields integrated in building façades for concentrating solar energy uses  

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Abstract One way for integrating concentrating solar energy systems based on central receiver technology in metropolitan areas consists of using building façades as frame for installing a heliostat reflector field that reflects radiation coming from the sun towards a common area where receiver is located. This work analyzes the optical performance of vertical solar field concept. It provides the effect of several geometric parameters such as receiver height, separation between heliostat edges, and different building typologies on the hourly and annual optical efficiency along the year including the contribution of different optical efficiency factors such as shadowing, blocking, cosine, and spillage. The optical efficiency of a vertical heliostat field was found to be mainly controlled by shadowing, cosine and spillage factors. The field reaches the maximum overall optical efficiency during spring and winter at noon time and the minimum ones during the summer season mainly due to shadowing factor. Results obtained for best configurations are comparable to those ones reached by traditional horizontal field arrangements, what supports the feasibility of the vertical heliostats field concept as a CSP building integrated facility.

Aurelio González-Pardo; Sara Cesar Chapa; José Gonzalez-Aguilar; Manuel Romero

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Improve Indoor Air Quality, Energy Consumption and Building Performance: Leveraging Technology to Improve All Three  

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Building owners and occupants expect more from their buildings today- both better IEQ and less energy consumption. Many facilities strive to design and commission a =smart building' - one that is healthy, environmentally conscious and operating...

Wiser, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Review of California and National Methods for Energy Performance Benchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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Energy Star Ratings Using Building Occupancy CharacteristicsDefaults and Whole Building Energy Use Intensity andCalifornia CEUS Office Buildings (n=109) C-6 % of Cal-Arch

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Seismic Performance, Modeling, and Failure Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings  

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Post- Tensioned Concrete Buildings,” PEER Report 2011/104,RC shear walls in high-rise buildings,” The Young ResearcherExtended 3D Analysis of Building Structures, Computers and

Tuna, Zeynep

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Technology Performance Exchange | Department of Energy  

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Performance Exchange Performance Exchange Technology Performance Exchange A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program Office and the Building Technologies Office, the Technology Performance Exchange will establish a Web-based portal and accompanying database that allows technology suppliers to submit product performance data that private and public sector end users can use to make fact-based procurement decisions. Suppliers will populate the database with technologies that affect building activities, including construction, commissioning, maintenance, monitoring, equipment, and verification. This project will help the U.S. energy efficiency technology market by providing objective product performance data to building engineers and

335

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet)  

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In this project, researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team worked with industry partners to develop hydronic system designs that would address performance issues and result in higher overall system efficiencies and improved response times.

336

On Variations of Space-heating Energy Use in Office Buildings  

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simulation results with the building databases forthe large office building in Chicago. Figure 9.simulation results with the building databases for the small

Lin, Hung-Wen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Building a Community Infrastructure for Scalable On-Line Performance Analysis Tools around Open|Speedshop  

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Peta-scale computing environments pose significant challenges for both system and application developers and addressing them required more than simply scaling up existing tera-scale solutions. Performance analysis tools play an important role in gaining this understanding, but previous monolithic tools with fixed feature sets have not sufficed. Instead, this project worked on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a general, flexible tool infrastructure supporting the construction of performance tools as “pipelines” of high-quality tool building blocks. These tool building blocks provide common performance tool functionality, and are designed for scalability, lightweight data acquisition and analysis, and interoperability. For this project, we built on Open|SpeedShop, a modular and extensible open source performance analysis tool set. The design and implementation of such a general and reusable infrastructure targeted for petascale systems required us to address several challenging research issues. All components needed to be designed for scale, a task made more difficult by the need to provide general modules. The infrastructure needed to support online data aggregation to cope with the large amounts of performance and debugging data. We needed to be able to map any combination of tool components to each target architecture. And we needed to design interoperable tool APIs and workflows that were concrete enough to support the required functionality, yet provide the necessary flexibility to address a wide range of tools. A major result of this project is the ability to use this scalable infrastructure to quickly create tools that match with a machine architecture and a performance problem that needs to be understood. Another benefit is the ability for application engineers to use the highly scalable, interoperable version of Open|SpeedShop, which are reassembled from the tool building blocks into a flexible, multi-user interface set of tools. This set of tools targeted at Office of Science Leadership Class computer systems and selected Office of Science application codes. We describe the contributions made by the team at the University of Wisconsin. The project built on the efforts in Open|SpeedShop funded by DOE/NNSA and the DOE/NNSA Tri-Lab community, extended Open|Speedshop to the Office of Science Leadership Class Computing Facilities, and addressed new challenges found on these cutting edge systems. Work done under this project at Wisconsin can be divided into two categories, new algorithms and techniques for debugging, and foundation infrastructure work on our Dyninst binary analysis and instrumentation toolkits and MRNet scalability infrastructure.

Miller, Barton

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

338

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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DOE-2: a whole building energy modeling program. http://Modeling and simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus, Building

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building  

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Whole building electricity consumption for the first eightbuildings. Measured electricity consumption Figure 3 showsthe measured total electricity consumption of the building

Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Wall Design Redundancy for Improving the Moisture Performance of Building Cladding Systems in Hot-Humid Climates  

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by the NAHB Research Center. Instead, these inspections were performed with field observations and photographic recordings. Review of the Literature An extensive review of the literature on moisture problems in building envelopes was also conducted... by the NAHB Research Center. Instead, these inspections were performed with field observations and photographic recordings. Review of the Literature An extensive review of the literature on moisture problems in building envelopes was also conducted...

Graham, C. W.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs Production Builders  

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projects with production builders have demonstrated projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. This proved transformational, gaining builder traction with related market-based programs like ENERGY STAR for Homes and DOE Challenge Home. "Break points" or cost trade-offs that are identified during the engineering analysis of the residential construction process can yield two types of business savings: 1) reductions in costs of warranty and call-back service; and 2) offsets or "credits" attributed to reductions in other construction costs. The tables below show examples of cost and savings trade-offs experienced by Building America projects in hot-dry and cold climates. Energy-Efficiency

342

Database Help  

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Database Help Database Help LANL researchers can access most subscription databases from offsite via Remote Access. Question? 667-5809 Email How do I get full text? Some databases...

343

Performance investigation of two geothermal district heating systems for building applications: Energy analysis  

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The energetic performance of Balcova geothermal district heating system (BGDHS) and Salihli geothermal district heating system (SGDHS) installed in Turkey is investigated for building applications in this study. The essential components (e.g., pumps, heat exchangers) of these geothermal district heating systems are also included in the modeling. The present model is employed for system analysis and energetic performance evaluation of the geothermal district heating systems. Energy flow diagrams are drawn to exhibit the input and output energies and losses to the surroundings by using the 2003 and 2004 heating season actual data. In addition, energy efficiencies are studied for comparison purposes, and are found to be 39.36% for BGDHS and 59.31% for SGDHS, respectively.

Leyla Ozgener; Arif Hepbasli; Ibrahim Dincer

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Concentrations of indoor pollutants database: User's manual  

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This manual describes the computer-based database on indoor air pollutants. This comprehensive database alloys helps utility personnel perform rapid searches on literature related to indoor air pollutants. Besides general information, it provides guidance for finding specific information on concentrations of indoor air pollutants. The manual includes information on installing and using the database as well as a tutorial to assist the user in becoming familiar with the procedures involved in doing bibliographic and summary section searches. The manual demonstrates how to search for information by going through a series of questions that provide search parameters such as pollutants type, year, building type, keywords (from a specific list), country, geographic region, author's last name, and title. As more and more parameters are specified, the list of references found in the data search becomes smaller and more specific to the user's needs. Appendixes list types of information that can be input into the database when making a request. The CIP database allows individual utilities to obtain information on indoor air quality based on building types and other factors in their own service territory. This information is useful for utilities with concerns about indoor air quality and the control of indoor air pollutants. The CIP database itself is distributed by the Electric Power Software Center and runs on IBM PC-compatible computers.

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HPCBSHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems Amanda Potter, Hannah Friedman and Tudi Haasl,  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, Building Technology Programs of the U 2002 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 18-23, 2002, Asilomar Conference Center.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. Investigation of the Persistence of New Building

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards  

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building  

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America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market. For example, the Solution Center provides expert building science information for building professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage by delivering high performance homes. At Building America meetings, researchers and industry partners can gather to generate new ideas for improving energy efficiency of homes. And, Building America research teams and DOE national laboratories offer the building industry specialized expertise and new insights from the latest research projects.

348

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SBEM  

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SBEM SBEM SBEM screen Simplified tool which provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption primarily for the purposes of assessing compliance with Part L (England & Wales), Section 6 (Scotland) and Part F (Northern Ireland) of Building Regulations and eventually for building performance certification EPBD in UK. SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the building’s geometry, construction, use, and HVAC and lighting equipment. It was originally based on the Dutch methodology NEN 2916:1998 (Energy Performance of Non-Residential Buildings) and has since been modified to comply with the emerging CEN Standards. SBEM makes use of standard sets of data for different activity areas and calls on databases

349

Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides  

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Energy Design Energy Design Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software

350

Early prediction of the performance of green building projects using pre-project planning variables: data mining approaches  

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Abstract Early prediction of the success of green building projects is an important and challenging issue. The aim of this study was to develop a model to predict the cost and schedule performance of green building projects based on the level of definition during the pre-project planning phase. To this end, a three-step process was proposed: pre-processing, variable selection, and prediction model construction. Data from 53 certified green buildings were used to develop the models. After balancing the data set with respect to the proportion of cases in each of the outcome categories by pre-processing, the number of input variables was reduced from 64 to 13 and 7 for cost and schedule performance prediction respectively, using the ReliefF-W variable selection method. Then, cost and schedule performance prediction models were constructed using the selected variables and four different classifiers: a support vector machine (SVM), a back-propagation neural network (BPNN), a C4.5 decision tree algorithm (C4.5), and a logistic regression (LR). The classification performance of the four models was compared to assess their applicability. The SVM models exhibited the highest accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in predicting both the cost and schedule performance of green building projects. The results of this study empirically validated that the cost and schedule performance of green building projects is highly dependent on the quality of definition in the pre-project planning phase.

Hyojoo Son; Changwan Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Estimates of Embodied Global Energy and Air-Emission Intensities of Japanese Products for Building a Japanese Input–Output Life Cycle Assessment Database with a Global System Boundary  

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To build a life cycle assessment (LCA) database of Japanese products embracing their global supply chains in a manner requiring lower time and labor burdens, this study estimates the intensity of embodied global environmental burden for commodities produced in Japan. ... This sector is followed by several food- and agriculture-related sectors such as seeds and seedlings (JD11) (?57%), flour and other grain mill products (JD47) (?52%), timber (JD90) (?52%), and Feeds (JD72) (?51%). ...

Keisuke Nansai; Yasushi Kondo; Shigemi Kagawa; Sangwon Suh; Kenichi Nakajima; Rokuta Inaba; Susumu Tohno

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

352

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM  

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help from Building America, Artistic help from Building America, Artistic Homes built affordable, high-performance homes in New Mexico and Colorado with HERS scores of 0 to 60. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Artistic Homes have had an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the mainstream builder's business case for adopting proven innovations such as efficient thermal enclosures and ducts inside the conditioned space, even in entry-level homes. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program has helped develop best practices for creating efficient thermal enclosures and locating HVAC ducts inside the conditioned space. These measures cost-effectively reduce heating and

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders  

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When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked with Building America to build 144 energy- efficient homes in its Carsten Crossings development, the site superintendent said he had the lowest call-back rate of any community he had worked on. He credited the third-party HERS inspections and testing for keeping the quality of work high and catching problems before move-in (Dakin et al. 2008). BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 2. House-as-a-System Solutions 2.1 New Homes with Whole-House Packages Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders It is essential to engage production builders to successfully transform the market to high-performance homes. Building America has effectively addressed this

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Building Technologies Office: About the Commercial Buildings Integration  

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Evaluation on energy and thermal performance for office building envelope in different climate zones of China  

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Abstract Effective evaluation on the thermal performance of envelope plays an important role towards the reduction of energy consumption for space cooling and heating. In order to calculate the energy consumption for cooling and heating and assess the whole energy efficiency of envelop designs, a new evaluation index on energy and thermal performance for office building envelop (EETPO) is put forward. Three cities of Shenyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou in China are selected for EETPO analysis, which represent the cold zone, hot summer cold winter zone and hot summer warm winter zone, respectively. The regression equations between EETPO and energy use for cooling/heating are studied in three cities, illustrations indicate that the regression lines fit extremely well and the algorithm is accurate and simple. According to the compulsory indices stipulated by standard (GB50189-2005), the maximum allowable values of EETPO are determined in three cities, the maximum \\{EETPOc\\} in cooling period is 1.750 W/m3 K in Wuhan and 1.733 W/m3 K in Guangzhou, the maximum \\{EETPOh\\} in heating period is 0.200 W/m3 K in Shenyang and 0.414 W/m3 K in Wuhan. This index and energy use calculation method can help designers to evaluate the whole energy and thermal performance of the proposed envelopes and analyze energy saving effects for different energy conservation measures.

Jinghua Yu; Liwei Tian; Xinhua Xu; Jinbo Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity- Building America Top Innovation  

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This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America support of Habitat for Humanity including researchers who wrote Habitat construction guides and teams that have worked with affiliates on numerous field projects.

357

Internet-based Building Performance Analysis Provided as a Low-Cost Commercial Service  

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Internet-based monitoring services can play a very important role in reducing the energy consumed in commercial buildings. They can provide the information needed to identify improvements that should be made in the operation of particular buildings...

Heinemeier, K.; Koran, W.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Optimizing Hydronic Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications Ithaca, New York PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Condensing Boiler Optimization Location: Ithaca, NY Partners: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, www.ithacanhs.org; Appropriate Designs, www.hydronicpros.com; HTP, www.htproducts.com; Peerless, www.peerlessboilers.com; Grundfos, us.grundfos.com; Bell & Gossett, www.bell-gossett.com; Emerson Swan, www.emersonswan.com. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Space heating, water heating Application: New; single and multifamily Year Tested: 2012-2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): 4,5,6,7 PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $6,100-$8,200 Projected Energy Savings:

359

The Post-occupancy Performance of Green Office Buildings: Evidence for the Fiekd  

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. conven ona o ce u ngs = ? Matched pairs ? Across Canada and northern US public and private sector , ? Size: 1300 to 38500 m2 ? Age: 1956 to 2009 ? Green: mostly LEED at some level http://nparc.cisti-icist...-certified buildings, matched with 100 conventional buildings: ? On average, LEED buildings used 25% less energy than conventional counterparts ? But, about one-third of buildings used more ? And, little correlation between energy credits and actual energy...

Newsham, G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Commissioning Based on the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Intelligent Monitoring  

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H, Stuttgart/Kornwestheim Germany Christian Neumann Operating agent Building EQ Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT The Save Project BuildingEQ ?Tools and methods for linking EPBD and continuous commissioning... behaviour of the building available at this state. ESL-IC-08-10-08 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted to ICEBO 2008 Berlin Figure 1...

Schmidt, F.; Neumann, C.

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361

Integrated Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes and Systems in Hot and Humid Climates  

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Technology Center VTT Building Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Espoo, Finland Building Technology Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US ABSTRACT In hot and humid climates the interior... retarders reduce risk of moisture damage, Proceedings of the 4th Symposium, Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, Espoo, Finland, Sept. 9-10, pp.447-454. Karagiozis, A. and Hadjisophocleous G. "Wind- Driven Rain on High-Rise Buildings", Thermal...

Karagiozis, A. N.; Desjarlais, A.; Salonvaara, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II- Compact Buried Ducts  

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This presentation is part of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar held on November 18, 2014.

363

Performance of Coupled Building Energy and CFD Simulations Zhiqiang (John) Zhai  

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and CFD. This investigation implemented these concepts and developed an integrated building design tool, E, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract The integration of building energy simulation (ES of the integrated building simulation over the separated energy simulation and computational

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

364

NREL: Buildings Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications NREL publishes a variety of documents related to its research, including technical reports, brochures, and presentations. Read the information below to find out how to find a publication about buildings research at NREL. Accessing Research Papers Buildings Technical Highlights Research Papers - Commercial Research Papers - Residential Accessing Buildings Research Documents Documents produced by NREL related to buildings technologies may be accessed online in several different ways. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications Database The NREL Publications Database covers building technology documents written or edited by NREL staff and subcontractors from 1977 to the present. The database includes technical reports as well as outreach publications such

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SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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during construction. many passive houses have performed muchif it occurred, the optimwll passive house would likely havephotographs of a passive solar house at First Village in

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Building America Best Practices Series Volume 13: Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes  

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This guide is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building America’s research teams. Building America brings together the nation’s leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. The guide is available for download from the DOE Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Britt, Michelle L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Makela, Erin KB; Schneider, Elaine C.; Kaufman, Ned

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

The performance check between whole building thermal performance criteria and exterior wall measured clear wall R-value, thermal bridging, thermal mass, and airtightness  

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At the last IEA Annex 32 meeting it was proposed that the annex develop the links between level 1 (the whole building performance) and level 2 (the envelope system). This paper provides a case study of just that type of connection. An exterior wall mockup is hot box tested and modeled in the laboratory. Measurements of the steady state and dynamic behavior of this mockup are used as the basis to define the thermal bridging, thermal mass benefit and air tightness of the whole wall system. These level two performance characteristics are related to the whole building performance. They can be analyzed by a finite difference modeling of the wall assembly. An equivalent wall theory is used to convert three dimensional heat flow to one dimensional terms that capture thermal mass effects, which in turn are used in a common whole building simulation model. This paper illustrates a performance check between the thermal performance of a Massive ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) wall system mocked up (level 2) and Whole Building Performance criteria (level 1) such as total space heating and cooling loads (thermal comfort).

Kosny, J.; Christian, J.E.; Desjarlais, A.O. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Buildings Technology Center; Kossecka, E. [Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Berrenberg, L. [American Polysteel Forms (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties: Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program  

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The small buildings and small portfolios (SBSP) sector face a number of barriers that inhibit SBSP owners from adopting energy efficiency solutions. This pilot project focused on overcoming two of the largest barriers to financing energy efficiency in small buildings: disproportionately high transaction costs and unknown or unacceptable risk. Solutions to these barriers can often be at odds, because inexpensive turnkey solutions are often not sufficiently tailored to the unique circumstances of each building, reducing confidence that the expected energy savings will be achieved. To address these barriers, NREL worked with two innovative, forward-thinking lead partners, Michigan Saves and Energi, to develop technical solutions that provide a quick and easy process to encourage energy efficiency investments while managing risk. The pilot project was broken into two stages: the first stage focused on reducing transaction costs, and the second stage focused on reducing performance risk. In the first stage, NREL worked with the non-profit organization, Michigan Saves, to analyze the effects of 8 energy efficiency measures (EEMs) on 81 different baseline small office building models in Holland, Michigan (climate zone 5A). The results of this analysis (totaling over 30,000 cases) are summarized in a simple spreadsheet tool that enables users to easily sort through the results and find appropriate small office EEM packages that meet a particular energy savings threshold and are likely to be cost-effective.

Langner, R.; Hendron, B.; Bonnema, E.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Duct leakage impacts on VAV system performance in California large commercial buildings  

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the variability of duct leakage impacts on air distribution system performance for typical large commercial buildings in California. Specifically, a hybrid DOE-2/TRNSYS sequential simulation approach was used to model the energy use of a low-pressure terminal-reheat variable-air-volume (VAV) HVAC system with six duct leakage configurations (tight to leaky) in nine prototypical large office buildings (representing three construction eras in three California climates where these types of buildings are common). Combined fan power for the variable-speed-controlled supply and return fans at design conditions was assumed to be 0.8 W/cfm. Based on our analyses of the 54 simulation cases, the increase in annual fan energy is estimated to be 40 to 50% for a system with a total leakage of 19% at design conditions compared to a tight system with 5% leakage. Annual cooling plant energy also increases by about 7 to 10%, but reheat energy decreases (about 3 to 10%). In combination, the increase in total annual HVAC site energy is 2 to 14%. The total HVAC site energy use includes supply and return fan electricity consumption, chiller and cooling tower electricity consumption, boiler electricity consumption, and boiler natural gas consumption. Using year 2000 average commercial sector energy prices for California ($0.0986/kWh and $7.71/Million Btu), the energy increases result in 9 to 18% ($7,400 to $9,500) increases in HVAC system annual operating costs. Normalized by duct surface area, the increases in annual operating costs are 0.14 to 0.18 $/ft{sup 2}. Using a suggested one-time duct sealing cost of $0.20 per square foot of duct surface area, these results indicate that sealing leaky ducts in VAV systems has a simple payback period of about 1.3 years. Even with total leakage rates as low as 10%, duct sealing is still cost effective. This suggests that duct sealing should be considered at least for VAV systems with 10% or more total duct leakage. The VAV system that we simulated had perfectly insulated ducts, and maintained constant static pressure in the ducts upstream of the VAV boxes and a constant supply air temperature at the airhandler. Further evaluations of duct leakage impacts should be carried out in the future after methodologies are developed to deal with duct surface heat transfer effects, to deal with airflows entering VAV boxes from ceiling return plenums (e.g., to model parallel fan-powered VAV boxes), and to deal with static pressure reset and supply air temperature reset strategies.

Wray, Craig P.; Matson, Nance E.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Federal Energy Management Program: Resources on Sustainable Buildings and  

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Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Building Technology Office Resources The Building Technology Office offers useful resources to plan and implement energy-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory Buildings Performance Database Energy Modeling Software Better Buildings Alliance Webinars Hospital Energy Alliance Videos Solid-State Lighting Technology Fact Sheets Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available. Also see Case Studies. Federal Requirements and Programs Buildings Technologies Program: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for buildings. Crosswalk of Sustainability Goals and Targets: A document that features a table listing sustainability goals/targets under the requirement of Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and E.O. 13423.

371

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louiseville KY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Urbane's first Urbane's first home, built for $36 per ft 2 in 2008, incorporated both energy efficiency and strategies to reduce building costs. The home won two EnergyValue Housing Awards, and homebuyers began seeking out the builder for energy-efficient, high-quality homes. Building America field projects that demonstrated minimal or cost-neutral impacts for high-performance homes have significantly influenced the housing industry to apply advanced technologies and best practices. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program set a goal of proving that cost-neutral energy savings of 40% over code were possible at a production scale for new home builders in every U.S. climate zone. Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to

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The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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The Performance House: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home Old Greenwich, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Performance House Location: Old Greenwich, CT Partners: Preferred Builders Inc. www.preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Size: 2,700 ft 2 plus basement Year Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA Source Energy Savings: 30.9% HERS Index: 43 (20 with PV) Projected Annual Utility Costs: $2,508; $795 with PV Incremental Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures: $47,337 (excluding PV) Savings-to-Investment Ratio (over 15 years): * Solution Package (SP) = 0.29 * SP with Incentives = 0.34 * SP with Solar = 0.52 * SP with Solar & Incentives = 0.82 By working with builder partners on test homes, researchers from the U.S.

373

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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the Field Performance the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Improving Gas Furnace Performance-A Field and Lab Study at End of Life Location: Chicago, IL Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Natural Gas Furnaces Application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012/2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All or specify which ones PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $250 for adjustments Projected Energy Savings: 6.4% heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $100/year climate-dependent Gas furnaces can successfully operate in the field for 20 years or longer with

374

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide"Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

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It is widely accepted that if the United States is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector. While there have been some notable but modest successes with mandatory and voluntary programs, there have also been puzzling failures to achieve expected savings. Collectively, these programs have not yet reached the majority of the building stock, nor have they yet routinely produced very large savings in individual buildings. Several trends that have the potential to change this are noteworthy: (1) the growing market interest in 'green buildings' and 'sustainable design', (2) the major professional societies (e.g. AIA, ASHRAE) have more aggressively adopted significant improvements in energy efficiency as strategic goals, e.g. targeting 'zero energy', carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this vision is widely accepted as desirable, unless there are significant changes to the way buildings are routinely designed, delivered and operated, zero energy buildings will remain a niche phenomenon rather than a sector-wide reality. Toward that end, a public/private coalition including the Alliance to Save Energy, LBNL, AIA, ASHRAE, USGBC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are developing an 'action plan' for moving the U.S. commercial building sector towards zero energy performance. It addresses regional action in a national framework; integrated deployment, demonstration and R&D threads; and would focus on measurable, visible performance indicators. This paper outlines this action plan, focusing on the challenge, the key themes, and the strategies and actions leading to substantial reductions in GHG emissions by 2030.

Selkowitz, Stephen; Selkowitz, Stephen; Granderson, Jessica; Haves, Philip; Mathew, Paul; Harris, Jeff

2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

375

Synergization of air handling units for high energy efficiency in office buildings: Implementation methodology and performance evaluation  

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An integrating air-handling unit (IAHU) control theory has been proposed to improve the energy efficiency in office buildings by utilizing the regional and operation differences among multiple AHUs. Unlike the conventional AHU operation, where the units are controlled as independent systems without interaction, IAHU coordinates the \\{AHUs\\} based on the dynamic outside air conditions and system operation modes to achieve synergized energy performance and maintain the indoor air quality. The synergization strategy allows the outside air intake and the airflows to be orderly re-allocated among the \\{AHUs\\} when conditions are appropriate. This paper presents the implementation methodology and performance evaluation of IAHU in an open-plan office building with multiple AHUs. The allocation of airflows among the \\{AHUs\\} is described first to illustrate how IAHU deals with multiple \\{AHUs\\} in a building. The supervisory level control algorithm is then detailed and easy-to-follow flowcharts are provided based on the decision-making schema. A two-step hourly evaluation method and the energy simulation model are introduced. An office building with multiple \\{AHUs\\} is selected to assess the performance of IAHU. The study concludes that the innovative IAHU with the easy-to-implement strategy can be readily implemented to achieve high energy efficiency in open space office buildings.

Yuebin Yu; Mingsheng Liu; Haorong Li; Daihong Yu; Vivian Loftness

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building  

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heating is provided by district heating. The building isis heated from a district heating system that provides hotconverts the heat from district heating system to the hot

Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment  

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Recent developments of the Modelica buildings library forsystem dynamics, such as Modelica [20], should be used tothe 8th International Modelica Conference. Dresden, Germany,

Pang, Xiufeng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This March 26, 2009 webcast presented information about the Commercial Building Energy Alliances' (CBEA) efforts to explore the viability of LED site lighting in commercial parking lots. LED...

379

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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commercial building energy audits, second edition, 2011. [industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods arethree progressive levels of energy audits: (1) walk-through

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Design and performance relationships for cable distribution in multi-story office buildings.  

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??Weaknesses associated with cable distribution systems suggest a lack of design consideration in the planning stage of a building. The primary question to be addressed… (more)

Ryan, Richard Cecil

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed  

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Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Effect of Climates and Building Materials on House Wall Thermal Performance  

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The residential housing sectors consume a large amount of fossil fuel energy. Hence the sector is responsible for huge amount of greenhouse gas emission to the atmosphere. Most energy used in the residential housing sector is mainly for space heating and cooling. In order to reduce the energy consumption in the housing sector, energy smart house wall system is required to develop. It is difficult to achieve higher thermal efficiency by using current building wall systems with their construction materials and methods. Although some studies on different aspects of residential housing were reported in the open literature, scant information is available on energy smart house wall systems for the main stream housing. Therefore, the primary objective of this study is to investigate several new house wall systems using various construction materials in order achieve higher thermal efficiency for ongoing heating and cooling. Thermal energy performance modeling was undertaken for two current and four new house wall systems for varied climate conditions across Australia. The findings revealed that at new house wall systems can provide higher energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emission for major locations in Australia.

Fayez Aldawi; Firoz Alam; Iftekhar Khan; Mohamed Alghamdi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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Research Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior engineer Eric Kozubal examines a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner, an example of the advanced technology research the Building Technologies Office supports. The superimposed graph shows hot humid air (red) changing to cool dry air (blue) as the air passes through the DEVap core. Credit: Pat Corkery, NREL PIX 17437 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building  

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Title Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5390E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Prajesh Bhattacharya, Zheng O'Neill, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, and Trevor Bailey Conference Name Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference Pagination p. 2890-2896 Date Published 11/2011 Conference Location Sydney, Australia Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

385

Performance of the Latest Generation Powerline Networking for Green Building Applications  

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Green building applications need to efficiently communicate fine-grained power consumption patterns of a wide variety of consumer-grade appliances for an effective adaptation and percolation of demand response models in the home environment. A key hurdle ... Keywords: Green Building, PLC, Powerline Communications, Smart Grid

Nirmalya Roy; David Kleinschmidt; Joseph Taylor; Behrooz Shirazi

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ- Building America Top Innovation  

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This Building America Innovations profile describes Pulte Homes of Tucson’s work with Building America to apply a suite of energy-efficiency measures integrated with passive solar design and solar water heating that reduced energy use more than 50% for a community of more than 1,000 homes.

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall  

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This presentation, Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall, was presented at the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, on August 13, 2014.

388

ESPC 2.0: How New Twists on Energy Savings Performance Contracting are Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Join Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Allies to learn how Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is moving beyond the traditional education and hospital sector markets.

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Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Document provides information about using energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) to reduce energy consumption and provide energy and cost savings in non-building applications.

390

WM2014 Conference- Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions  

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WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions - 14575

391

Better Buildings Data and Summary Report- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presenter: Dale Hoffmeyer, U.S. Department of Energy The purpose of this project is to collect data from organizations awarded financial assistance (i.e., Better Buildings Neighborhood Program grantees) to test energy upgrade business models and improve building energy efficiency across the country. This data is used to populate the Building Technologies Office’s (BTO’s) Buildings Performance Database (BPD), track grantee progress, evaluate impact, and identify successful strategies. This project further supports the missions of both the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and BTO to lower barriers to energy efficiency in buildings—specifically their efforts related to improving program design and more efficient data management.

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The impact of master scheduling models on student performance as identified by the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) database in the high schools of the San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas  

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This study determined the impact of master scheduling models on student performance as reported by the AEIS database in the high schools of the SAISD. General student performance and the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills were the primary...

Morgan, Scott Edwin

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Envelope-related energy demand: A design indicator of energy performance for residential buildings in early design stages  

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The architectural design variables which most influence the energy performance of a building are the envelope materials, shape and window areas. As these start to be defined in the early design stages, designers require simple tools to obtain information about the energy performance of the building for the design variations being considered at this phase. The shape factor is one of those tools, but it fails to correlate with energy demand in the presence of important solar gains. This paper presents a new design indicator of energy performance for residential buildings, the Envelope-Related Energy Demand (ERED), which aims to overcome the shortcomings of the shape factor while maintaining a reasonable simplicity of use. The inputs to ERED are areas of envelope elements (floor, walls, roofs and windows), U-values of envelope materials, solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) of windows and site related parameters, concerning temperature and solar irradiation. ERED was validated against detailed simulation results of 8000 hypothetical residential buildings, varying in envelope shape, window areas and materials. Results show that there is a strong correlation between ERED and simulated energy demand. These results confirm the adequacy of ERED to assist design decisions in early stages of the design process.

Vasco Granadeiro; João R. Correia; Vítor M.S. Leal; José P. Duarte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on AddThis.com...

395

Regional variations in US residential sector fuel prices: implications for development of building energy performance standards  

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The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings presented life-cycle-cost based energy budgets for single-family detached residences. These energy budgets varied with regional climatic conditions but were all based on projections of national average prices for gas, oil and electricity. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicated that further analysis of the appropriateness of various price measures for use in setting the Standards was under way. This part of that ongoing analysis addresses the availability of fuel price projections, the variation in fuel prices and escalation rates across the US and the effects of aggregating city price data to the state, Region, or national level. The study only provides a portion of the information required to identify the best price aggregation level for developing of the standards. The research addresses some of the economic efficiency considerations necessary for design of a standard that affects heterogeneous regions. The first section discusses the effects of price variation among and within regions on the efficiency of resource allocation when a standard is imposed. Some evidence of the extreme variability in fuel prices across the US is presented. In the second section, time series, cross-sectional fuel price data are statistically analyzed to determine the similarity in mean fuel prices and price escalation rates when the data are treated at increasing levels of aggregation. The findings of this analysis are reported in the third section, while the appendices contain price distributions details. The last section reports the availability of price projections and discusses some EIA projections compared with actual prices.

Nieves, L.A.; Tawil, J.J.; Secrest, T.J.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Wind resistance performance analysis of automated exterior wall painting robot for apartment buildings  

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Painters who have to work on the exterior walls of high-rise buildings are constantly exposed to the risk of falling, which can be fatal. Korea and other countries are endeavoring to develop technology that autom...

Ji-Won Cho; Hyun-Seok Yoo; Seung-Ho Choi…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

An analysis model for wind resistance performance of automated exterior wall painting robots in apartment buildings  

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The painting of exterior walls on apartment buildings involves ... to fatalities. Although the market for domestic painting is expanding, painters tend to avoid the risk of painting exterior walls. Accordingly, m...

Ji-Won Cho; Jeong-Ho Lee; Young-Suk Kim…

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Review of California and National Methods for Energy Performance Benchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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and parking lots, and swimming pools. EPA 1999 describes thethe building total. The swimming pool model, developed byEPA staff based on a swimming pool model developed by LBNL,

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings  

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modeled energy use intensity (EUI), which is the energy usefor the modeled whole-building EUI is 111 kBtu/ft2 -yr. Theis excluded). The mean EUI based on the energy bills is 124

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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the energy use intensity (EUI) of the CalSTRS Building inGenerally, the total electricity EUI during this time periodbuilding, annual breakdowns of EUI are shown in Figure 3,

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Impact of design cost on project performance of design bid build projects.  

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??The majority of public projects in the United States are procured and constructed by state or local governments using the design-bid-build (DBB) project delivery method.… (more)

Mani, Nirajan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Model and Influence Factors Analysis on Comprehensive Performance of Green Buildings  

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management. In order to solve problems of subjectivity, uncertainty and impossibility of quantitative analysis when evaluating green building, this study establishes a multi-level fuzzy evaluation model by means of fuzzy mathematics method to analyze...

Sun, J.; Wu, Y.; Dai, Z.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

A Market-Specific Methodology for a Commercial Building Energy Performance Index  

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The scaling of energy efficiency initiatives in the commercial building sector ... methodologies that do not adequately model patterns of energy consumption, nor provide accurate measures of relative energy perfo...

Constantine E. Kontokosta

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Continuous Commissioning Performance of Panasonic Tokyo-Shiodome Building-APCBC  

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- ‘Show room for the whole building’ - ‘Lighting fixture for the whole building’ - ‘Energy saving for the whole building’ F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 B? B? B? B? F...-09-08 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 System diagram 275? VAV7 CAV 1,512m 3 /h 325? ??? WC(W) WC(M) ? ELV?????? 792?238m 3 /h EPS 275? DPE TED THED INV 5.5kW INV 11kW ?? ?? ??...

Zhang, J.; Hasegawa, I.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Performance-based serviceability design optimization of wind sensitive tall buildings.  

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??Recent trends towards developing increasingly taller and irregularly-shaped buildings have led to slender complex structures that are highly sensitive and susceptible to wind-induced deflection and… (more)

Huang, Mingfeng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Community Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the few communities in the United States to integrate passive and active solar with a comprehensive building science strategy. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, have an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the business case for adopting proven energy-efficiency measures along with solar energy systems for an entire community. Building America has shown in numerous field demonstrations that critical economies of scale and maximum energy benefits can be realized when production builders select energy-efficiency

407

Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results  

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-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT This work forms part of the ModBen project conducted by Fraunhofer ISE. This paper aims to compare actual... is a complex building. The complexity comes from the architectural design that ESL-IC-08-10-70 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted...

Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

408

Development of a Simulation Toolkit for the Selection of High-Performance Systems for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates (Phase I: Calibrated Simulation of the Case Study Building)  

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&E Chiller Figure 3. Measured Electric Use of WBE, L&E, and Chiller in 2006 Energy Use Indices (EUIs) Comparison The JBC building consumed 2,676 MWh of electricity (EUI of 21.58 kWh/sqft-yr) and 8,171 therms of N.G. (EUI of 6.59 k...Btu/sqft-yr) in 2006. This total energy use is divided by the total building?s conditioned space of 124,000 sq-ft. The EUI of the JCB building is 80.2 kBtu/sqft-yr. To have a snap shot of the JBC building?s energy performance, the EUI of the JBC building...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

409

Energy performance of direct expansion air handling unit in office buildings  

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Abstract Buildings and their occupants generate a large amount of carbon emissions. In Korea, buildings contribute to about 30% of the total greenhouse gases emissions, and the proportion has been rapidly increasing to the level of the developed counties (i.e., more than 40% of the total emissions. A direct expansion air handling unit, of which a refrigerant is directly delivered to the heating and cooling, has a potential to save cooling and heating energy use, compared to water-based central air conditioning systems. The aim of this study is to compare heating and cooling energy uses of an identical office building but with different air conditioning systems, i.e. direct expansion and water-based air conditioning systems. Dynamic building energy simulations that reflect the actual use of a monitored building and its air handling unit operation have been conducted in this study. Simulation results show good agreement with the actual energy consumption obtained from the field measurements of the building. Our study quantifies the amount of cooling and heating energy uses saved by a direct expansion air handing unit and reveals reasons for this savings, i.e. higher energy efficiency of the unit and reduction in pump and fan energy demands.

Geun Young Yun; Jongdae Choi; Jeong Tai Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

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even further. These “net zero energy” buildings (ZEB) followperformance goals for net zero energy buildings. There are abuilding site: a net zero energy building is characterized

Selkowitz, Stephen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

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Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,

Selkowitz, Stephen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Residential Efficiency Measures Database National Residential Efficiency Measures Database This photo shows a man in a white hazardous materials suit blowing insulation inside of an attic. He is wearing a headlamp on his head and the beam shines in the general direction of the insulation tube he is holding. Home improvement can be expensive. The good news is that many energy efficiency improvements quickly pay for themselves in energy savings. Having accurate and consistent performance and cost data for energy efficiency measures enables researchers and the building industry to determine the most cost-effective means of improving existing homes all across the nation. The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and associated estimated

414

High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

by by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 4, 2007 June 2007 * NREL/TP-550-41085 PNNL-16362 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Volume 6 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Michael C. Baechler Theresa Gilbride, Kathi Ruiz, Heidi Steward and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Pat M. Love June 4, 2007 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

415

Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Database: A Gateway to Experimental Data Monitoring Projects for PV at the Florida Solar Energy Center  

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This site is the gateway to experimental data monitoring projects for photovoltaic (PV) at the Florida Solar Energy Center. The website and the database were designed to facilitate and standardize the processes for archiving, analyzing and accessing data collected from dozens of operational PV systems and test facilities monitored by FSEC's Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation Division. [copied from http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/photovoltaics/data_monitoring/index.htm

416

2008 Residential Building Efficiency Standards 1 Efficiency Ratings and Performance Modeling Inputs  

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Residential Building Efficiency Standards 2 a. Refrigerant charge and metering (Reference Appendices, RA3 Cooling · SplitHeatPump: SEER 13 · Refrigerant charge (or charge indicator light), watts/cfm and air flow.2), or presence of charge indicator display (Reference Appendices, RA3.4) b. Air system fan flow and air handler

417

Green Buildings and High Performance for Sustainability in the Urban Zones of Contemporary Arab City  

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development in the city. But if we take care with some important elements like equity in distributing and suitable for Housing and Services in the urban zones we could realize our liabilities for the urban progress. We means about the Green buildings its...

Ahmed, K. A.; Bakier, Z. A.

418

Building America Expert Meeting: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting held on March 29, 2011 by IBACOS to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting.

419

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building  

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on ice storage power and cooling load was not available.Ice storage system power consumption 2 Stored cooling 3 Peakpower density 0.38 W/ft 2 (4.1 W/m 2 ) The building is equipped with a cooling

Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals  

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Researching Energy Use Researching Energy Use in Hospitals to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database

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421

Validation of Simulated Thermal Comfort using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation (BES) model in the context of Building Performance Evaluation & Optimisation  

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Building Energy Simulation (BES) models play a significant role in the design and optimisation of buildings. Simulation models may be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of Energy- Conservation Measures (ECMs) in the design stage as well...

Coakley, D.; Corry, E. J.; Keane, M. M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Life Cycle Inventory Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Research Projects » Life Cycle Inventory Commercial Buildings » Research Projects » Life Cycle Inventory Database Life Cycle Inventory Database The U.S. Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database serves as a central repository for information about the total energy and resource impacts of developing and using various commercial building materials, components, and assemblies. The database helps manufacturers, building designers, and developers select energy-efficient and environmentally friendly materials, products, and processes for their projects based on the environmental impact of an item over its entire lifespan. The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the database in 2003 with input from a variety of partners. NREL maintains and updates the database with support from the

423

Designing a Multi-Petabyte Database for LSST  

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The 3.2 giga-pixel LSST camera will produce approximately half a petabyte of archive images every month. These data need to be reduced in under a minute to produce real-time transient alerts, and then added to the cumulative catalog for further analysis. The catalog is expected to grow about three hundred terabytes per year. The data volume, the real-time transient alerting requirements of the LSST, and its spatio-temporal aspects require innovative techniques to build an efficient data access system at reasonable cost. As currently envisioned, the system will rely on a database for catalogs and metadata. Several database systems are being evaluated to understand how they perform at these data rates, data volumes, and access patterns. This paper describes the LSST requirements, the challenges they impose, the data access philosophy, results to date from evaluating available database technologies against LSST requirements, and the proposed database architecture to meet the data challenges.

Becla, Jacek; Hanushevsky, Andrew; Nikolaev, Sergei; Abdulla, Ghaleb; Szalay, Alex; Nieto-Santisteban, Maria; Thakar, Ani; Gray, Jim; /SLAC

2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

424

Performance of a selective-surface trombe wall in a small commercial building  

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The design and construction of a 100% passive solar building utilizing a clerestory and a trombe wall are described. The use of three selectively absorptive and emissive coverings on the trombe wall outer surface are investigated. One of the coverings and its laminating adhesive are tested for degradation after a year of exposure under normal operating conditions. Ambient temperature, room air temperature, trombe wall interior and exterior surface temperatures, and solar radiation are measured.

Judkoff, R.; Sokol, F.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Site Effect and Expected Seismic Performance of Buildings in Palestine? Case Study: Nablus City  

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The effects of local geology on ground?motion amplification and building damage were studied in Palestine?West Bank. Nakamura's method of microtremor analysis was applied in this study. The measurements showed significantly higher amplification in the frequency range of building vulnerability in different parts of Nablus city. This finding is consistent with the distribution of the earthquake damage grades in the urban areas struck by the 11 February 2004 earthquake ( ML ?=?5.2) with a focal depth of 17 km beneath the northeastern part of the Dead Sea Basin. Quite large differences in amplification between around 1 and 9 were computed between the eastern and western rims of the city. The downtown built in the central part of the city on soft clay marl and valley deposits whereas the northern and southern parts of urban areas in Nablus city lying on mountains consist of consolidated carbonates bedrock. In the central part of the city and at the rims where the thickness of fluvial deposits and soft formations is about 15 m amplifications between 6.74 and 8.67 for dominant natural period range of 0.8–1.1 sec were obtained. On the southern and northern mountains which are located on limestone rocks covered with a thin layer of soil the amplification in the same frequency range was low. Calculating the natural period of the existing common buildings ( T b ) in the studied area (buildings with 10–12 stories) by using the dynamic analysis method. The values of T b obtained were much closed to the site dominant natural period (Ts). The findings of this study indicate that the expected differences in damage grades for urban areas in Nablus city could be attributed to variations in the thickness and physical properties of Tertiary?Quaternary sediments which appear to be rather heterogeneous.

Jalal N. Al?Dabbeek; Radwan J. El?Kelani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide the best installed efficiency for residential gas furnaces, explain how AFUE and field efficiency can differ, and investigate the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace.

427

Building operating systems services: An architecture for programmable buildings.  

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7.3.2 Building Performance Analysis . . . . . . 7.4 RelatedWork 2.1 Building Physical Design . . . . . . . . . .3.2.6 Building Applications . . . . . . . . . . .

Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Controlling Capital Costs in High Performance Office Buildings: A Review of Best Practices for Overcoming Cost Barriers  

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Controlling Capital Costs in Controlling Capital Costs in High Performance Office Buildings: A Review of Best Practices for Overcoming Cost Barriers Preprint Shanti Pless and Paul Torcellini To be presented at the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Pacific Grove, California August 12-17, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-55264 May 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

429

Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building  

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4E 4E Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building J.H. Dudley, D. Black, M. Apte, M.A. Piette Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory P. Berkeley University of California, Berkeley May 2010 Presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 15-20, 2010, and published in the Proceedings DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

430

Optical properties across the solar spectrum and indoor thermal performance of cool white coatings for building energy efficiency  

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Abstract Two single-layer, waterborne cool white coatings for building envelopes were recently developed for use in improving building energy efficiency. After the coatings were manufactured, their optical properties over the solar spectrum and their indoor temperature reduction effect were systematically investigated using appropriate tools, and the advantages/disadvantages of single layer cool white coatings over multilayer ones were discussed in detail. The preparation process enables these two coatings to integrate multiple cooling principles and thereby exhibit high solar heat reflectance and good indoor temperature reduction. The predicted industrial limit of solar heat reflectance for practical reflective cool white coatings is 0.91. Use of cool white coatings significantly reduces radiant heat flux. The temperature reduction effects evaluated by a self-developed device cannot describe adequately the indoor cooling performance of cool coatings.

Zhongnan Song; Weidong Zhang; Yunxing Shi; Jianrong Song; Jian Qu; Jie Qin; Tao Zhang; Yanwen Li; Hongqiang Zhang; Rongpu Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Database Search  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

mountain ranges, faults that have both normal and strike slip. Dip Database Search http:gldims.cr.usgs.govwebappscfusionsitesqfaultqfwebdisp.cfm?... 1 of 1 3292010 6:23...

432

Database Search  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

strike slip. Database Search http:gldims.cr.usgs.govwebappscfusionsitesqfaultqfwebdisp.cfm?... 1 of 3 3292010 5:50 PM Dip Comments: Probably steep to moderate, typical...

433

Database Search  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

fault were found, so its displacement sense is uncertain. Dip Database Search http:gldims.cr.usgs.govwebappscfusionSitesqfaultqfwebdisp.cfm?... 1 of 1 1292010 2:54...

434

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a publicly available database of energy retrofit measures containing performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 measures. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. The database provides a single, consistent source of current data for DOE and private-sector energy audit and simulation software tools and the retrofit industry. The database will reduce risk for residential retrofit industry stakeholders by providing a central, publicly vetted source of up-to-date information.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Commercial Building Research | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Research Research Commercial Building Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

436

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

home performance program tracking home performance program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

437

A Survey of High Performance Office Buildings in the United States  

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Insulation, PV providing 28% of total energy use 2 Deru et al. (2005) BigHorn Home Improvement Center Cool & Dry Silverthorne, CO Commercial office, Industrial, Retail 2000 1 44,400 ASHRAE 90.1 - 2001 DOE-2 Simulation 40 35 Wall Insulation, Solar... control and improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); therefore, it should be a good choice for hot and humid climates. However, there is still a need for additional demonstrations for its application to the office buildings in hot and humid climates...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

California commercial building energy benchmarking  

SciTech Connect

Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and hence are reluctant to share their data. The California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), the primary source of data for Cal-Arch, is a unique source of information on commercial buildings in California. It has not been made public; however, it was made available by CEC to LBNL for the purpose of developing a public benchmarking tool.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Residential Buildings  

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Exterior and interior of apartment building Exterior and interior of apartment building Residential Buildings The study of ventilation in residential buildings is aimed at understanding the role that air leakage, infiltration, mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation and building use have on providing acceptable indoor air quality so that energy and related costs can be minimized without negatively impacting indoor air quality. Risks to human health and safety caused by inappropriate changes to ventilation and air tightness can be a major barrier to achieving high performance buildings and must be considered.This research area focuses primarily on residential and other small buildings where the interaction of the envelope is important and energy costs are dominated by space conditioning energy rather than air

440

Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Program HOME ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS APPLIANCE & EQUIPMENT STANDARDS BUILDING ENERGY CODES EERE » Building Technologies Program » Residential Buildings About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Feature featured product thumbnail Building America Best Practices Series Volume 14 - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Details Bookmark &

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441

Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications  

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The findings of this study indicate that potential exists in non-building applications to save energy and costs. This potential could save billions of federal dollars, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, increase energy independence and security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Federal Government has nearly twenty years of experience with achieving similar energy cost reductions, and letting the energy costs savings pay for themselves, by applying energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) inits buildings. Currently, the application of ESPCs is limited by statute to federal buildings. This study indicates that ESPCs can be a compatible and effective contracting tool for achieving savings in non-building applications.

Williams, Charles; Green, Andrew S.; Dahle, Douglas; Barnett, John; Butler, Pat; Kerner, David

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Development of an integrated building load and ground source heat pump model to assess heat pump and ground loop design and performance in a commercial office building.  

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??Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) offer an efficient method for cooling and heating buildings, reducing energy usage and operating cost. In hot, arid regions such… (more)

Blair, Jacob Dale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Assessing the technical and economic performance of building integrated photovoltaics and their value to the GCC society  

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This paper assesses the technical and economic performance of PV technology integrated into residential buildings in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It highlights the value of PV electricity for the GCC society from the perspective of consumers, utilities and environment. Through a systematic modelling analysis it is shown that the efficiency of PV system drops by 4–6% due to high range of module temperature and also a change in power output due to high ambient temperatures. Consequently, the outputs of horizontal and vertical PV modules are found to be less than estimates based on standard test conditions. Economically, this study shows that building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems are not viable in GCC countries and cannot compete with conventional electricity sources on a unit cost basis. From a society point of view, however, the integration of PV technology into buildings would have several benefits for the GCC countries, including: first, savings in capital cost due to central power plants and transmission and distribution processes; second, an increase in the exported oil and natural gas used for electricity generation; and third, a reduction in the CO2 emissions from conventional power plants. When these considerations are taken into account then BIPV should become a feasible technology in GCC countries.

Steve Sharples; Hassan Radhi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

SciTech Connect

Labels, certifications, and rating systems for energy efficiency performance and “green” attributes of buildings have been available in the U.S. for over 10 years, and used extensively in the European Union and Australia for longer. Such certifications and ratings can make energy efficiency more visible, and could help spur demand for energy efficiency if these designations are shown to have a positive impact on sales or rental prices. This policy brief discusses the findings and methodologies from recent studies on this topic, and suggests recommendations for future research. Although there have been just a handful of studies within the last 10 years that have investigated these effects, a few key findings emerge: To maximize sales price impact, label or rating information must be disclosed early and visibly in the sales process; The approach to evaluating energy efficiency labels (e.g., ENERGY STAR) and general “green” certifications (e.g., LEED or GreenPoint Rated) may need to be different, depending on the type, vintage and market penetration of the label; Collaborative efforts to promote label adoption and build a large dataset of labeled buildings will be required to produce reliable study results.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Broken Information Feedback Loops Prevent Good Building Energy Performance—Integrated Technological and Sociological Fixes Are Needed  

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Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Monterey CAStudy of Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Panel 4 Paper 1130.Summer Study of Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 5:13-5:25.

Arens, Edward; Brown, Karl

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

NREL’s Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Transfer (known as HPXML) facilitates smooth communication between program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software.

447

Decision-Making Aid Tool for the Evaluation and Improvement of the Energy Performance of Stock of Buildings  

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, the simulation of buildings stock is possible starting from the definition of some standard buildings. SIMBAD (SIMulator of Building And Devices) is the first HVAC toolbox developed under the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. This toolbox provides a large..., the simulation of buildings stock is possible starting from the definition of some standard buildings. SIMBAD (SIMulator of Building And Devices) is the first HVAC toolbox developed under the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. This toolbox provides a large...

Joutey, H. A.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Lahrech, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

MEASURED ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: RESULTS FROM THE BECA-CN DATA COMPILATION  

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and energy usage for 133 buildings in the BECA-CN (Buildings Energy-Use Compilation and Analysis - part CN: New Energy-Efficient Commercial

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Retirement Plans2013 Investment Performance Review Human Resources, Support Services Building,  

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Western Retirement Plans2013 Investment Performance Review Human Resources, Support Services;Planning your journey to retirement with the 2013 Investment Performance Review Planning for retirement investments to meet your retirement goals. The amount of retirement income you receive will depend on your

Lennard, William N.

450

Paul Mathew Staff Scientist, Commercial Building Systems Group  

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Mathew Mathew Staff Scientist, Commercial Building Systems Group A Datapalooza for Measured Building Performance: The DOE Buildings Performance Database Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory November 4, 2013 BPD Team Rich Brown Claudine Custudio Laurel Dunn Paul Mathew John Mejia Andrea Mercado Michael Sohn Travis Walter Software partner: Sponsor: ..... analytical revolution upending the way campaigns political are run in the 21st century... the smartest campaigns now believe they know who you will vote for even before you do... Energy Benchmarking Policies (selected) * California - AB1103 requires benchmarking of all commercial buildings at time of lease or sale. - Executive order S-20-04 requires benchmarking of all state buildings. - SB1 requires buildings applying for solar incentives to benchmark

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

For a 6-month period, the Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings monitored the performance of a heat pump water heater in Windermere, Florida. The study found that the HPWH performed 144% more efficiently than a traditional electric resistance water heater, saving approximately 64% on water heating annually. The monitoring showed that the domestic hot water draw was a primary factor affecting the system's operating efficiency.

452

Annual measured performance of building-integrated solar energy systems in demonstration low-energy solar house  

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This paper presents the details of the output and efficiency of the annual performance of building-integrated solar energy systems for a solar water heating system and solar photovoltaic (PV) modules of a demonstration near-zero-energy solar house that was constructed on the campus of the Korea Institute of Energy Research. The thermal systems installed in the house were a solar water heating system with building-integrated solar collectors for water heating and for part of the space heating and a ground-coupled heat pump for space cooling and part of the space heating. Solar PV modules were installed on the roof of the house. The performance of these systems was monitored for more than 1 yr. The annual efficiencies of the building's integrated solar collectors and solar PV were 22.8% and 10.9% respectively. The total annual solar fraction of the solar heating system was 69.7% with an annual solar heat production of 248?kW h/m2. This paper also focuses on the efficiency of the house's solar storage based upon intentionally varied drainage of hot water from the storage tank. It was found that the thermal loss from the solar storage tank has a strong functional relationship with the thermal demand of the solar storage tank per unit volume. For example when the hot water consumption was reduced by half during September the thermal loss increased to more than 70% which would otherwise have been around 30%.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

program tracking systems and program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

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Commercial Buildings Integration Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Buildings Buildings Integration Program Arah Schuur Program Manager arah.schuur@ee.doe.gov April 2, 2013 Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision Commercial buildings are constructed, operated, renovated and transacted with energy performance in mind and net zero ready commercial buildings are common and cost-effective. Commercial Buildings Integration Program Mission Accelerate voluntary uptake of significant energy performance improvements in existing and new commercial buildings. 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov BTO Goals: BTO supports the development and deployment of technologies and systems to reduce

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Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings  

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This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

Patrick O'Neill

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance-based design of reinforced concrete buildings subjected to seismic forces  

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curves. Three performance levels (or limit states) consisting of immediate occupancy, life safety, and collapse prevention according to FEMA-273 (ATC 1997a) were considered. Monte Carlo simulation technique was used to model the variability of strength...

Kalghatgi, Nikhil S.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

457

FEMP Offers Updated Training on the Guiding Principles for High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance...

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Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure...  

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The specific energy performance requirements, such as the absolute energy use intensity (EUI) objective of 25 kBtuft 2 site energy consumption and net-zero energy balance,...

459

Physical Database Design: the database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more  

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The rapidly increasing volume of information contained in relational databases places a strain on databases, performance, and maintainability: DBAs are under greater pressure than ever to optimize database structure for system performance and administration. ... Keywords: Data Modeling & Design, Data Warehousing, Database Management, Information Technology

Sam S. Lightstone; Toby J. Teorey; Tom Nadeau

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Database Search  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

1:24,000. Database Search http:gldims.cr.usgs.govwebappscfusionSitesqfaultqfwebdisp.cfm?... 2 of 3 212010 12:30 PM 289 Dohrenwend, J.C., Schell, B.A., McKittrick,...

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Building America Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Water heating represents a major residential energy end use, especially in highly efficient homes where space conditioning loads and energy use has been significantly reduced. Future efforts to reduce water heating energy use requires the development of an improved understanding of equipment performance, as well as recognizing system interactions related to the distribution system and the fixture use characteristics. By bringing together a group of water heating experts, we hope to advance the shared knowledge on key water heating performance issues and identify additional data needs that will further this critical research area.

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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

463

Performances of Galois Sub-hierarchy-building Gabriela Arevalo1,3  

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is the best algorithm. Keywords: Galois Sub-hierarchy, AOC-Poset, Performance Analysis. 1 Introduction Formal Sub-hierarchy (GSH) and the Attribute Object Concept poset (AOC-poset). The Galois Sub- hierarchy has reconstruction and successfully applied in later research work [GMM+ 98], [AYLCB96], [HDL00], [DHL+ 02]. The AOC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

464

LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Building at the University of Florida  

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The U.S. DOE GATEWAY Demonstration Program supports demonstrations of high-performance solid-state lighting (SSL) products in order to develop empirical data and experience with the in-the-field applications of this advanced lighting technology. This report describes the process and results of the 2013 - 2014 GATEWAY demonstration of SSL technology in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The LED solutions combined with dimming controls utilized in four interior spaces - the Acting Studio, Dance Studio, Scene Shop, and Dressing Room - received high marks from instructors, students/performers, and reduced energy use in all cases. The report discusses in depth and detail of each project area including specifications, energy savings, and user observations. The report concludes with lessons learned during the demonstration.

Miller, Naomi J.; Kaye, Stan; Coleman, Patricia; Wilkerson, Andrea M.; Perrin, Tess E.; Sullivan, Gregory P.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Construction cost impact analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory performance standards for new federal commercial and multi-family, high-rise residential buildings  

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In accordance with federal legislation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted a project to demonstrate use of its Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings; Mandatory for New Federal Buildings; Interim Rule (referred to in this report as DOE-1993). A key requisite of the legislation requires DOE to develop commercial building energy standards that are cost effective. During the demonstration project, DOE specifically addressed this issue by assessing the impacts of the standards on (1) construction costs, (2) builders (and especially small builders) of multi-family, high-rise buildings, and (3) the ability of low-to moderate-income persons to purchase or rent units in such buildings. This document reports on this project.

Di Massa, F.V.; Hadley, D.L.; Halverson, M.A.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

LM FIMS Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FIMS Database FIMS Database LM FIMS Database January 8, 2013 - 1:06pm Addthis A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building. A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building.

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LM FIMS Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

LM FIMS Database LM FIMS Database LM FIMS Database January 8, 2013 - 1:06pm Addthis A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building. A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site. A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site. An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building.

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Database Applications to Integrate Beam Line Optics Changes with the Engineering Databases  

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The LCLS project databases provide key nomenclature information while integrating many engineering and physics processes in the building of an accelerator. Starting with the elements existing in the beam line optics files, the engineers add non-beam-line elements, and controls engineers assign ''Formal Device Names'' to these elements. Inventory, power supplies, racks, crates and cable plants are databases that are being integrated into the project database. This approach replaces individual spreadsheets and/or integrates standalone existing institutional databases.

Chan, A.; Bellomo, P.; Crane, G.R.; Emma, P.; Grunhaus, E.; Luchini, K.; MacGregor, I.A.; Marsh, D.S.; Pope, R.; Prickett, P.; Rago, C.; Ratcliffe, K.; Shab, T.; /SLAC

2007-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

469

Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transitioning Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Arlan Burdick IBACOS, Inc. October 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation,

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Experimental Study of Thermal Performance and the Contribution of Plant-Covered Walls to the Thermal Behavior of Building  

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Abstract This paper presented on experimental investigation of the influence of plant-covered wall on the thermal behavior of buildings in the semi-arid regions during the summer period. Thermal performance of a green walls system on facade walls has been experimentally investigated in a test room. The test cell dimensions are 1x1.2x0.8 m. In this study the thermal analysis concerns two test cells that incorporate non-covered and covered with two types of plants (Jasmine and Aristolochia). A Light source is used to simulate solar radiation. The results showed that plant cover improved indoor thermal comfort in both summer, and reduced heat gains and losses through the wall structure. It is verified that a microclimate between the wall of the test cell and the green wall is created, and it is characterized by slightly lower temperatures and higher relative humidity.

Saifi Nadia; Settou Noureddine; Necib Hichem; Damene Djamila

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid principal component analysis and support vector machine model for predicting the cost performance of commercial building projects using pre-project planning variables  

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An accurate prediction of project performance in the pre-project planning stage – especially prediction of cost performance – is paramount to project stakeholders. The aim of this study is to propose and validate a hybrid predictive model for cost performance of commercial building projects using 64 variables related to the levels of definition in the pre-project planning stage. The proposed model integrates a support vector regression (SVR) model with principal component analysis (PCA). The proposed method was analyzed and validated based on 84 sets of data from an equal number of commercial building projects. Additionally, the result obtained using the proposed PCA–SVR model was compared with four other data-mining techniques. Experimental results revealed that the proposed PCA–SVR model is able to predict with high accuracy the cost performance of commercial building projects in the pre-project planning stage and is more efficient than the other four models.

Hyojoo Son; Changmin Kim; Changwan Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance investigation of the Afyon geothermal district heating system for building applications: Exergy analysis  

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This paper deals with an energy and exergy evaluation and modeling of geothermal district heating systems for their system analysis, performance evaluation and optimization. As a comprehensive case study, the Afyon geothermal district heating system (AFJET) in Afyon, Turkey is considered and actual thermal data are collected and employed for analysis. Using actual system data, an evaluation of the district heating system performance, energy and exergy efficiencies, and exergy destructions in the system are conducted in this regard. This study is also conducted to show how energy and exergy efficiencies of the \\{GDHSs\\} will change with the reference temperature and how exergy losses will affect by the temperature difference between the geothermal resource and the supply temperature of the district heating distribution network. In addition, the negative effects of discharge waters of the AFJET are presented. The energy and exergy efficiencies of the entire AFJET are found to be 37.59% and 47.54%, respectively. The results are expected to be helpful to researchers and engineers in the area.

Ali Keçeba?; Muhammet Kayfeci; Engin Gedik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Building Technologies Office Overview  

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Roland Risser Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Starts Here. 2 Building Technologies Office Integrated Approach: Improving Building Performance Research & Development Developing High Impact Technologies Standards & Codes Locking in the Savings Market Stimulation Accelerating Tech-to- Market 3 Building Technologies Office Goal: Reduce building energy use by 50% (compared to a 2010 baseline) 4 Building Technologies Office Working to Overcome Challenges Information Access * Develop building performance tools, techniques, and success stories, such as case studies * Form market partnerships and programs to share best practices * Solution Centers * Certify the workforce to ensure quality work

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Home | Better Buildings Workforce  

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Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Logo EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Search form Search Search Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Workforce Home Framework Resources Projects Participate Home Framework Resources Projects Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Buildings Re-tuning Training ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Collaborative Energy Performance-Based Acquisition Training Participate For a detailed project overview, download the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Fact Sheet Home The Better Buildings Initiative is a broad, multi-strategy initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years. DOE is currently pursuing strategies across five pillars to catalyze change and accelerate private sector investment in energy

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High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA- Building America Top Innovation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America solar home research that has demonstrated the ability to reduce peak demand by 75%. Numerous field studies have monitored power production and system effectiveness.

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Methods | Transparent Cost Database  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Methods Methods Disclaimer The data gathered here are for informational purposes only. Inclusion of a report in the database does not represent approval of the estimates by DOE or NREL. Levelized cost calculations DO NOT represent real world market conditions. The calculation uses a single discount rate in order to compare technology costs only. About the Cost Database For emerging energy technologies, a variety of cost and performance numbers are cited in presentations and reports for present-day characteristics and potential improvements. Amid a variety of sources and methods for these data, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's technology development programs determine estimates for use in program planning. The Transparent Cost Database collects program cost and performance

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The CEBAF Element Database  

SciTech Connect

With the inauguration of the CEBAF Element Database (CED) in Fall 2010, Jefferson Lab computer scientists have taken a step toward the eventual goal of a model-driven accelerator. Once fully populated, the database will be the primary repository of information used for everything from generating lattice decks to booting control computers to building controls screens. A requirement influencing the CED design is that it provide access to not only present, but also future and past configurations of the accelerator. To accomplish this, an introspective database schema was designed that allows new elements, types, and properties to be defined on-the-fly with no changes to table structure. Used in conjunction with Oracle Workspace Manager, it allows users to query data from any time in the database history with the same tools used to query the present configuration. Users can also check-out workspaces to use as staging areas for upcoming machine configurations. All Access to the CED is through a well-documented Application Programming Interface (API) that is translated automatically from original C++ source code into native libraries for scripting languages such as perl, php, and TCL making access to the CED easy and ubiquitous.

Theodore Larrieu, Christopher Slominski, Michele Joyce

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe Grass Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R Pharmacy S Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering T Politics

Paxton, Anthony T.

482

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Accommodation Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices A Biological Sciences B Chemistry and Chemical Engineering C Education D

Müller, Jens-Dominik

483

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Engineering N Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences P Music and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R and Student Affairs 3 Administration Building 32 Ashby Building 27 Belfast City Hospital 28 Bernard Crossland

Paxton, Anthony T.

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An automated vision-based method for rapid 3D energy performance modeling of existing buildings using thermal and digital imagery  

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Abstract Modeling the energy performance of existing buildings enables quick identification and reporting of potential areas for building retrofit. However, current modeling practices of using energy simulation tools do not model the energy performance of buildings at their element level. As a result, potential retrofit candidates caused by construction defects and degradations are not represented. Furthermore, due to manual modeling and calibration processes, their application is often time-consuming. Current application of 2D thermography for building diagnostics is also facing several challenges due to a large number of unordered and non-geo-tagged images. To address these limitations, this paper presents a new computer vision-based method for automated 3D energy performance modeling of existing buildings using thermal and digital imagery captured by a single thermal camera. First, using a new image-based 3D reconstruction pipeline which consists of Graphic Processing Unit (GPU)-based Structure-from-Motion (SfM) and Multi-View Stereo (MVS) algorithms, the geometrical conditions of an existing building is reconstructed in 3D. Next, a 3D thermal point cloud model of the building is generated by using a new 3D thermal modeling algorithm. This algorithm involves a one-time thermal camera calibration, deriving the relative transformation by forming the Epipolar geometry between thermal and digital images, and the MVS algorithm for dense reconstruction. By automatically superimposing the 3D building and thermal point cloud models, 3D spatio-thermal models are formed, which enable the users to visualize, query, and analyze temperatures at the level of 3D points. The underlying algorithms for generating and visualizing the 3D spatio-thermal models and the 3D-registered digital and thermal images are presented in detail. The proposed method is validated for several interior and exterior locations of a typical residential building and an instructional facility. The experimental results show that inexpensive digital and thermal imagery can be converted into ubiquitous reporters of the actual energy performance of existing buildings. The proposed method expedites the modeling process and has the potential to be used as a rapid and robust building diagnostic tool.

Youngjib Ham; Mani Golparvar-Fard

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TREAT  

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TREAT TREAT TREAT logo. Performs hourly simulations for single family, multifamily, and mobile homes. Comprehensive analysis tool includes tools for retrofitting heating and cooling systems, building envelopes (insulation and infiltration), windows and doors, hot water, ventilation, lighting and appliances, and more. Weather normalizes utility bills for comparison to performance of model. Highly accurate calculations which consider waste heat (baseload), solar heat gain, and fully interacted energy savings calculations. Create individual energy improvements or packages of interactive improvements. Also performs load sizing. Generates XML file for upload to online database tracking systems. Complies with HERS BESTEST. Approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for use in Weatherization Assistance Programs. Screen

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TREAT  

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TREAT TREAT TREAT logo. Performs hourly simulations for single family, multifamily, and mobile homes. Comprehensive analysis tool includes tools for retrofitting heating and cooling systems, building envelopes (insulation and infiltration), windows and doors, hot water, ventilation, lighting and appliances, and more. Weather normalizes utility bills for comparison to performance of model. Highly accurate calculations which consider waste heat (baseload), solar heat gain, and fully interacted energy savings calculations. Create individual energy improvements or packages of interactive improvements. Also performs load sizing. Generates XML file for upload to online database tracking systems. Complies with HERS BESTEST. Approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for use in Weatherization Assistance Programs. Screen

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

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Sustainability Sustainability A B E G K L S U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. BEES environmental performance, green buildings, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, sustainable development Free software. Software has been updated. Building Greenhouse Rating operational energy, greenhouse performance, national benchmark Free software. Building Performance Compass Commercial Buildings, Multi-family Residence, Benchmarking, Energy Tracking, Improvement Tracking, Weather Normalization BuildingAdvice Whole building analysis, energy simulation, renewable energy, retrofit analysis, sustainability/green buildings Software has been updated. ECO-BAT environmental performance, life cycle assessment, sustainable development Software has been updated.

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Integral energy performance characterization of semi-transparent photovoltaic elements for building integration under real operation conditions  

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Abstract In this paper, a methodology for the integral energy performance characterization (thermal, daylighting and electrical behavior) of semi-transparent photovoltaic modules (STPV) under real operation conditions is presented. An outdoor testing facility to analyze simultaneously thermal, luminous and electrical performance of the devices has been designed, constructed and validated. The system, composed of three independent measurement subsystems, has been operated in Madrid with four prototypes of a-Si STPV modules, each one corresponding to a specific degree of transparency. The extensive experimental campaign, continued for a whole year rotating the modules under test, has validated the reliability of the testing facility under varying environmental conditions. The thermal analyses show that both the solar protection and insulating properties of the laminated prototypes are lower than those achieved by a reference glazing whose characteristics are in accordance with the Spanish Technical Building Code. Daylighting analysis shows that STPV elements have an important lighting energy saving potential that could be exploited through their integration with strategies focused to reduce illuminance values in sunny conditions. Finally, the electrical tests show that the degree of transparency is not the most determining factor that affects the conversion efficiency.

L. Olivieri; E. Caamaño-Martin; F .Olivieri; J. Neila

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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HOT-HUMID HOT-HUMID MIXED-HUMID COLD / VERY COLD HOT-DRY / MIXED-DRY MARINE PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2010 August 2010 * PNNL-17211 CLIMATE REGIONS VOLUME 7.1 R HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME TECHNOLOGIES Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 7.1 High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler Jennifer Williamson, Theresa Gilbride, Pam Cole, and Marye Hefty

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Development of a New ASHRAE Protocol for Measuring and Reporting the On-Site Performance of Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

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that includes descriptions and installation instructions for sensors needed for measuring, procedures for retrieving data from remote buildings, and an overview of analysis methods in the Texas LoanSTAR program. • ORNL Report “Measuring Energy...-Saving Retrofits: Experiences from the Texas LoanSTAR Program” (1996). This ORNL Report contains a complete description of the measurement and verification methods developed for the Texas LoanSTAR program. • Sustainability Assessment of the Robert E. Johnson...

Haberl, Jeff; Case, Mark; Kettler, Herald; Hunn, Bruce; Owens, Brendan

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Building 32 35 Building 36  

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Building 10 Building 13 Building 7 LinHall Drive Lot R10 Lot R12 Lot 207 Lot 209 LotR9 Lot 205 Lot 203 LotBuilding30 Richland Avenue 39 44 Building 32 35 Building 36 34 Building 18 Building 19 11 12 45 29 15 Building 5 8 9 17 Building 16 6 Building 31 Building 2 Ridges Auditorium Building 24 Building 4

Botte, Gerardine G.

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Building Technologies Office: Resources  

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The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

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quantify the value of “green” and energy efficiency upgradesof homes with Build Green, ENERGY STAR or LEED for Homes major renovations, and energy or “green” upgrade projects.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEASURED ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: RESULTS FROM THE BECA-CN DATA COMPILATION  

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enabling us to correct for the energy consumption of thesehigh energy consumption; current monitoring will enable usU.S. Department of Energy, Nonrcsidential Building6 Encrgy Consumption

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

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Chiller efficiency  Boiler efficiency  Daylighting control cooling  tower  fouling,  boiler/chiller  fouling, issues such as chiller or boiler fouling by introducing a 

Hong, Tianzhen

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Building Performance Simulation  

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repair  and  refrigerant  charge,  are  investigated  using mechanical repair and refrigerant charge, are investigatedover  or  under  refrigerant charge EMS,  adjust  fan 

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Building Performance Simulation  

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Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan ABSTRACT

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Building Performance Evaluation  

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in the client?s requirements 2. Design development and construction Review past experience, agree targets 3. Before handover Prepare for occupation, train FM staff, review monitoring strategy 4. Initial aftercare Stay on site to support staff in first few... in the client?s requirements 2. Design development and construction Review past experience, agree targets 3. Before handover Prepare for occupation, train FM staff, review monitoring strategy 4. Initial aftercare Stay on site to support staff in first few...

King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

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lighting-switch data 1. Green Energy and EnvironmentSystem Division, Green Energy and Environment ResearchRoad, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Green Energy and Environment

Hong, Tianzhen

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Building Performance Simulation  

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U-factor Windows: U-factor and SHGC HVAC systems System typeheat gain coef?- cient (SHGC) reduce space-heating loads.tem- perature difference. The SHGC represents the fractional

Hong, Tianzhen

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