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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Photo of the Denver skyline with Wells Fargo Center building in the center of the image and the Rocky Mountains in the background. Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners,

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency  

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency www, enable demand response, improve productivity for older facilities. - Use technologies which minimize are notified by PG&E by 3pm the day prior to the critical event. - Customers with Auto-Demand Response enabled

California at Los Angeles, University of

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Research on Commercial Patterns of China Existing Building Energy Retrofit Based on Energy Management Contract  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Existing building energy retrofit is one of the keys of building energy efficiency in China. According to experience in developed countries, implementation of energy management contract (EMC) is crucial to promote existing building energy retrofit...

Han, Z.; Liu, C.; Sun, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

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Retrofit of Existing Residential Building: a Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was reasonable, the construction quality was not good. The air leak from the circumference of window was serious and some inner surface of external walls formed condensation of moisture. Before retrofit, the annual heating energy consumption was 9.28?108kJ.... The annual coal consumption for heating was 31.68 tons standard coal. After retrofit, the annual heat consumption was 6.73?108kJ. The annual coal consumption for heating was 22.97 tons standard coal. With the 2.55?108kJ reduction of the annual heating...

Zhao, L.; Xu, W.; Li, L.; Gao, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EnergySmart Schools EnergySmart Schools EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings Quick wins and long-term facility management strategies that pay for themselves and result in energy savings Typical School Energy Use Distribution (varies by climate zone) 30% Lighting Cooling Space Heating Water Heating Other 23% 30% 10% 7% Combining preventative operations and maintenance (O&M) with strategic retrofitting of building systems improves a school's energy performance. For schools with limited resources and experience, "quick wins" in O&M and retrofitting provide a valuable starting point to energy management. As a next step, strategically prioritizing long- and short-term measures produces overall returns on investment. Please refer to the

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Comparison between seismic retrofitting solutions for existing reinforced concrete buildings: a case study  

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In assessing the safety of existing buildings, the specific actions dedicated to the knowledge of the structure delineate the parameters of the linear or non-linear analysis aimed at identifying the most appropriate structural intervention. In this context, the present paper collects the seismic analysis of a school building in reinforced concrete, illustrating the different stages concerning the acquisition of geometrical and mechanical data, problems about structural modelling and the features of the seismic retrofitting proposed. In closing, a critical comparison between the results derived from some techniques frequently used to seismically improve existing structures.

Francesco Porco; Andrea Fiore; Siro Casolo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology to assess energy-demand savings and cost effectiveness of retrofitting in existing Swedish residential buildings  

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Abstract Swedish residential buildings are typically retrofitted on a case-by-case basis. Large numbers of building consultants are involved in the decision-making, and stakeholders find it difficult to quantify the sustainable profits from retrofits and to make an efficient selection of the optimal alternative. The present paper presents an approach to design and assess energy-demand retrofitting scenarios. This aims to contribute to retrofitting decision-making regarding the main archetypes of existing Swedish residential buildings and to the evaluation of their long-term cost effectiveness. The approach combines energy-demand modeling and retrofit option rankings with life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA). Four types of typical Swedish residential buildings are used to demonstrate the model. Retrofits in the archetypes are defined, analyzed and ranked to indicate the long-term energy savings and economic profits. The model indicates that the energy saving potential of retrofitting is 36–54% in the archetypes. However, retrofits with the largest energy-saving potential are not always the most cost effective. The long-term profits of retrofitting are largely dominated by the building types. The finding can contribute to the standardization of future retrofitting designs on municipality scale in Sweden.

Qian Wang; Sture Holmberg

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofitting of Conditioning Systems for Existing Small Commercial Buildings - Analysis and Design of Liquid Desiccant - Vapor Compression Hybrid  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RETROFITTING OF CONDITIONINC SYSTEMS FOR EXISTING SMALL COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS - ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF LIQUID DESICCANT - VAPOR COMPRESSION HYBRID Ozer A. Arnas Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University Baton... is combined with air heated passively in an attic to regenerate the desiccant. A prototype open-cycle, liquid desiccant dehumidification system has been adapted to the existing mechanical system of the building (Figure 1). Guidelines for retrofitting...

Arnas, O. A.; McQueen, T. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Value of the EWIT Computer Program in Identifying Economically Viable Retrofit Options for Existing Commercial Buildings  

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EWIT's potential as a tool for evaluating retrofit options for existing commercial buildings. To achieve this goal two case buildings in the Denver area were analyzed by means of the EWIT program. The first building is a one story structure of 10...

Andrews, W. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Foundation Retrofits Foundation Retrofits Building America Webinar November 30, 2011 Kohta Ueno Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 2 Background Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 3 Background  Space conditioning energy use for basements  Known moisture-safe solutions (previous research)  Persistent bulk water (leakage) issues  Retrofits of existing foundations  Especially uneven wall (rubble stone) foundations  "Hybrid" insulation and bulk water control assemblies Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 4 Foundations w. bulk water issues  Severe and rapid damage to interior insulation and finishes due to bulk water intrusion Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 5 Insulation Location Choices * Retrofits: interior insulation is often the only

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to model retrofit packages and predict the most cost-effective retrofit measures within the homeowner's budget. The presence of asbestos insulation on the boiler made it more cost- effective to pursue efficiency measures that left the boiler in place to avoid the additional costs of disposal. Major energy and cost savings

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Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Madison Residence (Fact Sheet)...

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Building Technologies Office: Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings for Energy Efficiency Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings for Energy Efficiency Photo of the Denver skyline with Wells Fargo Center building in the center of the image and the Rocky Mountains in the background. A local law firm upgraded one floor of their offices in the Wells Fargo Center (center) in Denver as part of Commercial Building Partnerships. Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge.

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 1915 home in eastern Washington audited by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for an energy retrofit. The asbestos covered diesel boiler was left in place in the basement and a new SEER 16, HSPF 9.4 ductless heat pump with four inside heads was added to cut energy costs over $2,000/year.

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How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? Cape Cod Style and Masonry Ken Neuhauser, Building Science Corporation Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 2 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 3 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 4 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 5 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 6 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 7 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 8 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 9 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 10 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 11 Cape Cod Style - Knee Wall

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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

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Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets  

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The Business Energy Financing (BEF) program offered commercial businesses in Michigan affordable financing options and other incentives designed to support energy efficiency improvements. We worked through partnerships with Michigan utilities, lenders, building contractors, trade associations, and other community organizations to offer competitive interest rates and flexible financing terms to support energy efficiency projects that otherwise would not have happened. The BEF program targeted the retail food market, including restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and wholesale food vendors, with the goal of achieving energy efficiency retrofits for 2 percent of the target market. We offered low interest rates, flexible payments, easy applications and approval processes, and access to other incentives and rebates. Through these efforts, we sought to help customers strive for energy savings retrofits that would save 20 percent or more on their energy use. This program helped Michigan businesses reduce costs by financing energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, insulation, refrigeration, equipment upgrades, and more. Businesses completed the upgrades with the help of our authorized contractors, and, through our lending partners, we provided affordable financing options.

Templeton, Mary [Michigan Saves; Jackson, Robert [Michigan Energy Office

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging the Gap Between Commissioning Measures and Large Scale Retrofits in Existing Buildings  

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to the systems installed in the building to reach the same goal. The purpose of the investigations presented here is to find energy-saving measures which economically fall between the retro-commissioning measures which typically have very short paybacks...

Bynum, J.; Jones, A.; Claridge, D.E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging the Gap Between Commissioning Measures and Large Scale Retrofits in Existing Buildings  

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installed in the building to reach the same goal. The purpose of the investigations presented here is to find energy-saving measures which economically fall between the retro-commissioning measures which typically have very short paybacks and the large scale...

Bynum, J.; Jones, A.; Claridge, D. E.

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement is typical of 100-year-old homes in Portland, Oregon. The home had no insulation, an unfinished basement, old appliances and air leaks everywhere when purchased by its current owner in 2010. The owners performed a full deep energy retrofit, including air sealing and insulating exterior walls and attic and installing new, efficient appliances. Building America researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory audited the home after the retrofits had occurred and used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to predict energy savings. They also partnered with local home performance contractor Imagine Energy to meter the circuit-level electricity use and the natural gas use of the tankless hot water heater and 95% condensing gas furnace. Based on

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

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Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This “true up” procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The “trued” post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the “true up” procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Evaluation of a Multifamily Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 Boulder, Colorado PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Evaluation of a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, CO Location: Boulder, CO Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building envelope, lighting, appliances, water conservation Application: Retrofit Years Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold, very cold PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $3,300-$6,100 per unit with total complex cost estimate of ~$150,000 Projected Energy Savings: 27%-41% depending on unit location/orientation Projected Energy Cost Savings: $154-$304 utility savings per year In 2009, a 37-unit apartment complex located in Boulder, Colorado, underwent

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an energy efficiency retrofit in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%.

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Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Building envelope air seal air purging or building envelope airtightening. The guidance section describes each retrofit based gaseous air cleaning, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, photocatalytic oxidative air cleaning

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building Science Corporation developed a package of high-efficiency measures for retrofit of 42 homes sponsored by National Grid, resulting in energy use of approximately 40% below the Northeast regional average

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Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit Annapolis, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing Type: Apartment building: Bay Ridge Gardens Annapolis, MD www.bayridgegardens.com Size: 12 apartment units, 713 ft 2 and 909 ft 2 each Year of construction: 1970s Date completed: 2013 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid PERFORMANCE DATA Pre-retrofit annual energy use (normalized): 28.4 kilowatt-hour per square foot (kWh/ft 2 ) Post-retrofit annual energy use (normalized): 16.3 kWh/ft 2 Percent energy savings: 43% Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $85,996 Monetized annual energy savings: $6,900 Savings to Investment Ratio: 1.1 Significant energy savings-43% in this case-are possible in older multifamily

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments- Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In December of 2009-10, King County Housing Authority implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, located in Kent, Washington, which resulted in annual energy cost savings of 22%, improved comfort and air quality for residents, and increased durability of the units.

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

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing...

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Evaluation of Crawlspace Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In 2011 and early 2012, Building Science Corporation (BSC) collaborated with Innova Services Corporation on a multifamily community unvented crawlspace retrofit project at Oakwood Gardens in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. BSC provided design consulting services and pre- and post-retrofit evaluation, testing, and data monitoring. The existing condition was a vented crawlspace with an uninsulated floor between the crawlspace and the dwelling units above. The crawlspace was therefore a critically weak link in the building enclosure and was ripe for improvement. Saving energy was the primary interest and goal, but the greatest challenge in this unvented crawlspace retrofit project was working through a crawlspace bulk water intrusion problem caused by inadequate site drainage, window well drainage, foundation wall drainage, and a rising water table during rainy periods. While the unvented crawlspace retrofit was effective in reducing heat loss, and the majority of the bulk water drainage problems had been resolved, the important finding was that some of the wood joists embedded in masonry pockets behind the brick veneer were showing signs of moisture damage.

Rudd, A.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Methodology for Identifying Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measured energy savings resulting from energy conservation retrofits in commercial buildings can be used to verify the success of the retrofits, determine the payment schedule for the retrofits, and guide the selection of future retrofits...

Kissock, K.; Reddy, A.; Claridge, D.

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Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Place Wilmington, DE Website http://www.prweb.com/releases/ References Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release[1] BMI Website[2] DuPont Website[3] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) is a company located in Wilmington, DE. References ↑ "Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release" ↑ "BMI Website"

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Making your Building Smarter : The Retrofit Challenge  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Wireless Temp Sensors IBM Dublin Research Labs : Smart Buildings Living Lab Environment Background ? 2012 IBM Corporation IBM Dublin Research Labs Our Smart Building Retrofit Challenges Retrofit Challenges Summary 1. Smart Building Design 2... Comfortable environment ?Reduce Energy/Water usage environment ?Keep within Budget ?Biggest Challenge ?? Constantly competing (& changing) objectives within the design and build cycles What to include ? What is critical? Where to Invest ? 5 ? 2012...

Brady, N.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America...

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Application and Mode Establishment of Asset-backed Securitization in Existing Large-scale Public Building Retrofit Financing in China  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Statistical data for 2005 show that electrical consumption of large-scale public buildings occupying 5 percent of total residential construction area equals 50 percent of the total residential electrical consumption in Beijing. It is necessary...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit of a Multifamily Mass Masonry Building in New England  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corporation to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums. The research performed for this project provides information regarding advanced retrofit packages for multi-family masonry buildings in Cold climates. In particular, this project demonstrates safe, durable, and cost-effective solutions that will potentially benefit millions of multi-family brick buildings throughout the East Coast and Midwest (Cold climates). The retrofit packages provide insight on the opportunities for and constraints on retrofitting multifamily buildings with ambitious energy performance goals but a limited budget. The condominium conversion project will contribute to several areas of research on enclosures, space conditioning, and water heating. Enclosure items include insulation of mass masonry building on the interior, airtightness of these types of retrofits, multi-unit building compartmentalization, window selection, and roof insulation strategies. Mechanical system items include combined hydronic and space heating systems with hydronic distribution in small (low load) units, and ventilation system retrofits for multifamily buildings.

Ueno, K.; Kerrigan, P.; Wytrykowska, H.; Van Straaten, R.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep...

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Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Moreover, the increase in demand is also causing rise in pollution levels. Therefore, the subject of energy efficient retrofits and green building practices is becoming increasingly important. Based on the latest walkthrough energy audit it is proven...

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assembliesessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce...

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Retrofit Guides Retrofit Guides Photo of the cover of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) help building owners and managers as well as design and construction professionals plan, design, and implement energy efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities. With energy managers in mind, they present practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining momentum throughout the project life cycle. These guides are primarily reference documents, allowing energy managers to consult the particular sections that address the most pertinent topics.. Useful resources are also cited throughout the guides for further information. Each AERG is tailored specifically to the needs of a specific building type, with an emphasis on the most effective retro-commissioning and retrofit measures identified by experts familiar with those unique opportunities and challenges. The guides present a broad range of proven practices that can help energy managers take specific actions at any stage of the retrofit process, resulting in energy savings for many years to come.

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Phillip Burton Federal Building EMCS Retrofit Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology and Community Systems, and the Federal Energy ManagementPhillip Burton Federal Building EMCS Retrofit Analysis Interim Report March 1999 Rick Diamond, Tim This report presents the interim results of analyses carried out in the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San

Diamond, Richard

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Measured energy savings and economics of retrofitting existing single- family homes: An update of the BECA-B database  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

These appendices are the companion volume to report number LBL--28147 Vol.1, with the same title. The summary data tables include physical characteristics, energy consumption, savings, and the retrofit measures installed and their costs for each retrofit project. Each existing single family residential building'' retrofit project in the BECA-B database is described. 99 refs. (BM)

Cohen, S.D.; Goldman, C.A.; Harris, J.P.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington This case study lists project...

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building  

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects Title Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5893E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Sanders, Mark D., Kristen Parrish, and Paul A. Mathew Publisher LBNL Abstract This guide provides an introduction and overview to the retrofit process and then dives deeper into the key activities that an owner can influence most in the retrofit process: (1) Selecting Your Project Team, (2) Benchmarking Your Building, and (3) Financing Your Energy Efficiency Projects* Building Energy Retrofit Overview will provide you a simple explanation of the retrofit process, the project stages and the players involved.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes- Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida Power and Light are collaborating to retrofit a large number of homes using a phased approach to both simple and deep retrofits.

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NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Contact NIPSCO $500,000 per project per year $1,000,000 per applicant per year Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Indiana Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Other Projects: $0.09/kWh in electricity reductions Energize Indiana Rebates: Varies widely Provider

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes a deep energy retrofit project on a home in Stockton, California, that reduced the energy use of the home by 23%

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools  

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2012. Agent-based Modeling of Commercial Building Stocks forbackground in energy modeling and building systems (DOEbackground in energy modeling and building systems in order

Lee, Sang Hoon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

owner, energy manager Energy auditor Type of Tool PublicSimuwatt Energy Audit still requires auditors to haveauditor, analyst Web based US buildings Building owner, energy

Lee, Sang Hoon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Green Building Retrofit Requirement Green Building Retrofit Requirement City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Water Heating Program Info State California Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Los Angeles Department of Water and Power In April 2009, Los Angeles enacted [clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2006/06-1963_ord_180633.pdf Ordinance 180636], known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance. This ordinance was later amended by Ordinance 182259. The law requires all city-owned

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools  

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Commercial End-Use Survey (CEUS) database and other sources. The data fields include the building's energy usage,

Lee, Sang Hoon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with Title 24 - Uses SketchUp for geometry creation -plug-in for Trimble SketchUp is used for the building

Lee, Sang Hoon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in buildings : case study of a Norwegian school  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This work investigates methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in existing Norwegian buildings. A case study is performed on a 30 year old primary school in Trondheim, Norway. The energy consumption in the school ...

Ricker, Elizabeth, S.M. (Elizabeth Ann). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [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.

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Building America Webinar: Introduction- Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation provides the introduction for the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits, presented on June 25, 2014.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "retrofit existing buildings" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation by Alea German is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

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Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation by Danny Parker is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

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Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An  

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Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Title Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2011 Authors Satchwell, Andrew, Peter H. Larsen, and Charles A. Goldman Conference Name 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Date Published 2011 Publisher ACEEE Conference Location Niagara Falls, New York Abstract The U.S. energy service company (ESCO) industry is an example of a private-sector business model where energy efficiency savings are delivered to customers primarily through the use of performance-based contracts. Despite the onset of a severe economic recession, we estimate that the U.S. ESCO industry grew about 7% per year from 2006 to 2008 with annual revenues of about $4.1 billion in 2008. About 75% of industry revenues are directly related to the installation of energy efficiency measures at existing buildings in the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors.

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

Ordinance. Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 - Boulder, Colorado More Documents & Publications Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit...

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DOE Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

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The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings. The webinar will focus on improving the...

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Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

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A text-alternative version of the Building America webinar, Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings held on July 16, 2014.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs- Central Florida (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, researchers from Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction worked with the City of Melbourne, Florida, to develop and implement best practices for renovating distressed homes to achieve annual energy savings of 15%-30% and higher

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Study of Multifamily Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model Piljae Im, Ph.D. Mini Malhotra, Ph.D. R&D Staff Oak Ridge National Laboratory Presented at Building America Technical Update Meeting April 29-30, 2013 Outline * Multifamily Energy Audit Tool - Background - Needs for MF Audit Tool - Existing MF Tools - Modeling Approach - Development Status * Case Study - Background - Pre/Post Retrofit Building characteristics - Whole Building Energy Analysis * Summary Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model 2 Background * New MF Building Energy Audit Tool sponsored by U.S. DOE * Collaboration of ORNL and LBNL * National web-based

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Critical Question #1: How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings?  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

What are strategies in designing air sealing and insulation solutions for energy retrofits of the more challenging buildings? What are some examples of durable solutions that are relatively inexpensive? What hasn't worked and why? What looks promising?

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Retrofit Options for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings- Methodology Review  

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RETROFIT OPTIONS FOR INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OFFICE BUILDINGS - METHODOLOGY REVIEW Nuno Cl?maco Pereira MIT|Portugal Program, Sustainable Energy Systems Ph.D. Student Instituto Superior T?cnico, Universidade T?cnica de Lisboa Lisboa... technical framework, where existing technologies and best case-studies can be considered, in order to drive passive measures retrofitting forward. This paper presents an overview of a methodology development which pretends to include the energy component...

Pereira, N. C.

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Nevada: Vegas Retrofits through Building America Enhance Home Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EERE report Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Home notes that during the housing crisis, more than 11% of the existing housing stock in Las Vegas is in foreclosure (more than 8,100 homes). There is strong potential for achieving significant energy savings through retrofit activities in this region.

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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

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Research on Energy Saving of the Existing Public Building in China  

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In this paper, in order to evaluate the economic performance of energy-saving retrofitting in existing buildings, we have researched the Chinese public building energy consumption structure. An existing public bu...

Mei Wang; Yi Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Deep Building Retrofit Programme AgencyCompany Organization European Climate Foundation Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, - Building Energy Efficiency...

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An actuarial approach to retrofit savings in buildings  

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An actuarial method has been developed for determining energy savings from retrofits from energy use data for a number of buildings. This method should be contrasted with the traditional method of using pre- and post-retrofit data on the same building. This method supports the U.S. Department of Energy Building Performance Database of real building performance data and related tools that enable engineering and financial practitioners to evaluate retrofits. The actuarial approach derives, from the database, probability density functions (PDFs) for energy savings from retrofits by creating peer groups for the user’s pre post buildings. From the energy use distribution of the two groups, the savings PDF is derived. This provides the basis for engineering analysis as well as financial risk analysis leading to investment decisions. Several technical issues are addressed: The savings PDF is obtained from the pre- and post-PDF through a convolution. Smoothing using kernel density estimation is applied to make the PDF more realistic. The low data density problem can be mitigated through a neighborhood methodology. Correlations between pre and post buildings are addressed to improve the savings PDF. Sample size effects are addressed through the Kolmogorov--Smirnov tests and quantile-quantile plots.

Subbarao, Krishnappa; Etingov, Pavel V.; Reddy, T. A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs November 10, 2011 - 10:36am Addthis This is the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which has 270 buildings that consortium members can use to conduct energy efficiency experiments. The Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s research centers called Energy Innovation Hubs. | Photo courtesy of EEB Hub This is the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which has 270 buildings that consortium members can use to conduct energy efficiency experiments. The Energy Efficiency

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois  

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In this project, the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) installed and monitored an ALM aftermarket controller, the M2G from Greffen Systems, at two Chicago area multifamily buildings with existing OTR control.

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Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

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Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects and case studies that highlight real-world examples of deep energy retrofits that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters will focus on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "retrofit existing buildings" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Integrating requirement analysis and multi-objective optimization for office building energy retrofit strategies  

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Abstract The existing office building stock is a key target for energy retrofits to substantially reduce adverse impacts on the environment, human health, and the economy. Success of an energy retrofit project is tied with the assessment and selection of energy efficiency measures that can satisfy stakeholders’ diverse, and often conflicting requirements. The current study establishes a model-based method to support design teams in making informed multi-criteria decisions for energy-efficiency solutions at the early design stage. The key feature of the hybrid framework is the integration of an analysis procedure carried out by a design team and a numerical procedure of optimization carried out by computer. Such an interaction is necessary as building design and retrofit requires many qualitative aspects that require human judgment. In contrast to previous approaches, this study provides a basis for embedding multi-objective optimization into the decision making on energy retrofit solutions, which considers the important role of stakeholders by carrying out the analysis procedure. An office building in Germany needing an energy retrofit serves as a case study to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed model.

Yunming Shao; Philipp Geyer; Werner Lang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

For Energy Efficiency of Public Building -- GB 50189.communication on building energy efficiency policy in China.Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. ASHRAE

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Retrofits More Documents & Publications Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014: Building America Expert Meeting:...

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Building America Retrofit Participation Requirements and Release  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This form is for Building America team members and homeowners to complete verifying health and safety requirements have been met.

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

such as existing building benchmark data) ? Modeling newof returnanalysis ? Modeling for building types across aenergy  savings   •   modeling   whole-­?building   energy  

Sanders, Mark D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

insulation. Retrofit strategies are a key factor in reducing exterior building stock consumption. casestudymoisturevaporpermeable.pdf More Documents & Publications Vapor...

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Energy retrofit of residential building envelopes in Israel: A cost-benefit analysis  

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Abstract It is often taken for granted that thermal renovation of building envelopes not only conserves operational energy and reduces the environmental impact of generating electricity, but is also economically beneficial to the individual homeowner. While this may be true in cold climates, it may not necessarily be true in the case of Israel, most of which has a relatively mild Mediterranean climate but parts of which are hot and arid. This study, which sought to address this question, comprised two stages: a) Analysis of the direct economic benefits to the individual homeowner of different strategies for refurbishing the envelope of an existing building; and b) Examination of other (external) benefits to society arising from electricity conservation resulting from such retrofit. The analysis demonstrates that in Israel, given current electricity prices and building construction costs, insulating the roof is a cost-effective strategy – but the payback period is 15–30 years, making it unattractive to most homeowners. Insulating the external walls of a typical apartment results in electricity savings comparable to only one third of the retrofit cost, and is thus not economically viable. Accounting for the external benefits to society does make some marginal retrofits more attractive, but not sufficiently to justify most envelope retrofit options. This highlights the importance of adopting stringent standards for new construction, since the marginal cost of additional thermal insulation in new buildings is far lower than the cost of renovating them.

Chanoch Friedman; Nir Becker; Evyatar Erell

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions for exsisting office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Yunming Shao Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Technical University of Munich, Germany 11/11/2014 A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions... for existing office buildings ESL-IC-14-09-33 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang...

Shao,Y.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

90

Need for Systematic Retrofit Analysis in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Multifamily housing offers high potential for energy savings through retrofits. A comprehensive energy audit with systematic evaluation of alternative energy measures is one of the key steps to realizing the full energy savings potential. However, this potential often remains unrealized when the selection of measures is (1) based on a one-size-fits-all approach originating from accustomed practices, (2) intended merely to meet code-compliance requirements, and/or (3) influenced by owner renter split incentive. In such cases, the benefits of comprehensive energy auditing are disregarded in view of the apparent difficulty in diagnosing multifamily buildings, evaluating alternative measures, and installing customized sets of measures. This paper highlights some of the barriers encountered in a multifamily housing retrofit project in Georgia and demonstrates the merits of systematic retrofit analysis by identifying opportunities for higher energy savings and improved comfort and indoor air quality that were missed in this project. The study uses a whole-building energy analysis conducted for a 10-unit, low-rise, multifamily building of a 110-unit apartment complex. The analysis projected a 24% energy savings from the measures installed in the building with a payback period of 10 years. Further analysis with a systematic evaluation of alternative measures showed that without compromising on the objectives of durability, livability, and appearance of the building, energy savings of up to 34% were achievable with a payback period of 7 years. The paper concludes by outlining recommendations that may benefit future retrofit projects by improving the audit process, streamlining tasks, and achieving higher energy savings.

Malhotra, Mini [ORNL; Im, Piljae [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Second Live Test Demonstration (LTD)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report describes and summarizes the Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Live Test demonstration (LTD) performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Room 5E-080 of the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the LTD was to evaluate proposed lighting retrofits for compliance with the requirements laid out in the request for proposal (RFP) for the Shared Energy Savings (SES) Lighting Retrofit Project for the Forrestal Building, Washington, D.C. Testing was conducted from March 9 through March 18, 1992, and again on August 3 through August 6, 1992. Four contractors were initially tested in March. Then, two contractors were retested in August due to changes in the rebate schedule for electronic ballasts being offered by the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the utility servicing the Forrestal Building. The two contractors tested in March were retested with different ballasts, tubes, and reflectors. The results from these new tests are reported here and compared with those from the earlier tests.

Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R.; Parker, G.B.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

You are here You are here Home » New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Manufacturing Other Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate General: incentives may be limited to $500,000 per utility account per year. Custom Measures: limited to lesser of $0.16/kWh or $1.60/therm saved annually; 50% of total costs; or buydown to a 1-year payback period Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund)

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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

SmartMarket Report SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory McGraw-Hill Construction President Keith Fox Vice President, Product Development Kathryn E. Cassino McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics/Alliances Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances Harvey M. Bernstein, F. ASCE, LEED AP Senior Director, Research & Analytics Burleigh Morton Director, Partnerships & Alliances John Gudgel Director, Green Content & Research Communications Michele A. Russo, LEED AP Business Case for Energy Effi cient Building Retrofi

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Measured energy savings and economics of retrofitting existing single-family homes: An update of the BECA-B database  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The energy bill for US single-family households was over $77 billion in 1987 (excluding auto fuel purchases), accounting for approximately 20% of national energy expenditures. Large sums are spent on residential retrofits by individual homeowners, government agencies, and utilities. As of late 1987, over 21 million households indicated that they had added at least one energy-saving measure in the previous two years, while a recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) study estimated that nearly 15 million residential customers have participated in some kind of demand-side management (DSM) program. Given the level of continuing investments in residential energy efficiency, accurate estimates of savings from various conservation measures are increasingly necessary, especially as new technologies become more sophisticated and incremental efficiency gains more difficult to achieve. This report provides a comparative analysis of measured data on the performance and cost-effectiveness of energy-saving measures in existing single-family homes, based on information in the Buildings Energy-Use Compilation and Analysis (BECA) data base. The initial BECA report on measured data for single-family retrofits was completed seven years ago. In updating the single-family database, we have added 135 data points, representing over 33,000 houses, to the original database of 145 retrofit projects. The report is organized in two volumes. Volume 1 provides a summary of energy savings and costs of individual retrofit measures and strategies and results from federal/state low-income and utility weatherization programs. we also discuss measurement issues, predicted versus actual savings, trends in single-family retrofit programs, and implications for the next generation'' of cost-effective single-family retrofits. Volume 2 contains a written summary of each retrofit project and complete data tables. 87 refs., 20 figs., 16 tabs.

Cohen, S.D.; Goldman, C.A.; Harris, J.P.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges By Cole C. Mc ................................................................................................................................... 6 Seismic Activity in Western Washington State Approach ­ Bridge Modeling .............................................11 Seismic Excitations

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A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measured energy savings promote and sustain energy conservation retrofits by verifying the success of retrofits, determining pay-back schedules, guiding the selection of future retrofits and identifying opportunities for further savings...

Kissock, John Kelly

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Jump to: navigation, search Name Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Agency/Company /Organization European Climate Foundation Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, - Building Energy Efficiency Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://3csep.ceu.hu/sites/defa Country Hungary UN Region Eastern Europe References Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme[1] Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Screenshot "The goal of the present research was to gauge the net employment impacts of a largescale deep building energy-efficiency renovation programme in

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Standard Measurement and Verification Plan for Lighting Retrofit Projects for Buildings and Building Sites  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document provides a framework for standard measurement and verification (M&V) of lighting retrofit and replacement projects. It was developed to provide site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations with the essential elements of a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. It includes details on all aspects of effectively measuring light levels of existing and post-retrofit projects, conducting power measurement, and developing cost-effectiveness analysis. This framework M&V plan also enables consistent comparison among similar lighting projects, and may be used to develop M&V plans for non--lighting-technology retrofits and new installations.

Richman, Eric E.

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit  

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4 4 Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit Figure 1: Each floor of the 21-story Phillip Burton Federal Office Building in San Francisco is more than 60,000 square feet. The lighting controls testbed occupies the third, fourth and fifth floors. Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review has given a Hammer Award to a team of private and public entities, including several Center researchers. The team is working to turn San Francisco's Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue into a showcase of energy-efficient technologies that could cut the federal government's annual energy bill by a billion dollars. The Hammer Award recognizes teams of federal, state, and local employees and private citizens who have made government more efficient and

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Measuring retrofit savings in commercial buildings with pre-retrofit utility billing data and post-retrofit sub-metered data  

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Savings in Commercial Buildings with Pre-Retrofit Utility Billing Data and Post-Retrofit Sub-Metered Data. (December 1993) Yue Liu, B.S., Harbin Architecture & Civil Engineering Institute, Harbin, China Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. David E... for provision of site information. Finally, I give thanks to all my colleagues and friends at the Energy Systems Lab for their support and friendship. vii TABLE OF CONTENTS Page - A B S T R A C T iii DEDICATION v A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S vi LIST...

Liu, Yue

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Research update, existing buildings research, 1989--1991  

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This Research Update presents the status of the Existing Buildings Research program of the Office of Building Technologies of the US Department of Energy for the period 1989-199 1. This program covers research on energy efficiency improvements for the residential and commercial buildings in this country. ne Existing Buildings Research program has contributed to significant improvements in energy efficiency of existing buildings by development of improvements to retrofit technologies, by coordinating and conducting research studies on the use of energy efficiency technologies (to reduce barriers and increase use), and by continually evaluating changes in technologies that could improve and maintain buildings energy efficiency. If the energy efficiency of the buildings sector in this country is to be dramatically improved over the next 30 years, we must improve the use of energy efficiency technologies. Improved delivery of measures, improved understanding of how buildings actually perform in the field, and methods for improving operations and maintenance of buildings and energy equipment are all examples of ways to improve the deployment (transfer) of technologies. Much has been learned about technology deployment in buildings in the first five years of the program, and our future plans will be directed at continuing the improvements and making a real contribution to the energy efficiency future of the United States.

MacDonald, J.M.; Ternes, M.P.; Mixon, W.R.; Sharp, T.R.; Kolb, J.O.; Wilkes, K.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Diamond, R.C. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Judkoff, R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Mazzucchi, R.P. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Sang Hoon Lee, Tianzhen Hong, Mary Ann Piette  

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ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY #12;Disclaimer This document was prepared Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. Please cite this report as follows: Lee, S.H., Hong, T., Piette, M.A. Review of existing energy retrofit tools. Lawrence Berkeley

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BetterBuildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

- Financing Energy Efficient Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar (text version) Primer on Clean Energy Lending: The Major Components and Options Financial Vehicles within an...

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Greening existing buildings with LEED-EB!  

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The market of existing office buildings is going green. While early adopters of green buildings were owner-occupiers, there is a current wave of nonowner-occupied office buildings seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

Dirksen, Tyson H

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies  

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The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011 at the Westford Regency Hotel in Westford, MA. T

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Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings  

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This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

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National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) presentation on State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action from State Public Utility Commissions DE-FOA-0000266

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A Practical Guide for Commissioning Existing Buildings  

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Although this guide focuses on the retrocommissioning process and its advantages, all three types of commissioning--retrocommissioning, commissioning, and recommissioning--play an equally important role in ensuring that buildings perform efficiently and provide comfortable, safe, and productive work environments for owners and occupants. For new construction and retrofit projects, commissioning should be incorporated early, during design, and last throughout the length of the project. For buildings that were never commissioned, the retrocommissioning process can yield a wealth of cost-saving opportunities while enhancing a building's environment. Finally, once a building is commissioned or retrocommissioned, incorporating recommissioning into the organization's O and M program (by periodically reapplying the original diagnostic testing and checklist procedures) helps ensure that cost savings and other benefits gained from the original process persist over time.

Haasl, T.; Sharp, T.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergy analysis combined with LCA for building envelope energy efficiency retrofit  

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This article presents a kind of exergy analysis combined with LCA to evaluate the building envelope energy efficiency retrofit. A typical case in Ningbo city of China is analysed. The results show that it takes 15 years for the cumulative saved energy consumption in the use stage to equal the embodied energy of the newly added insulation materials in the product stage. Yet, it is impossible that the embodied exergy equals the cumulative saved exergy consumption in the building lifespan after retrofit. So the energy and exergy efficiency of the retrofit measures with LCA should be accounted as a whole.

Yan Zhou; Guangcai Gong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 The files on this page contain commercial reference building models for existing buildings constructed before 1980, organized by building type and location. These U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reference buildings are complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis. You can also return to a summary of building types and climate zones and information about other building vintages. These files are updated regularly. There are two versions of these files on this page. Version 1.3_5.0 was updated September 27, 2010 and Version 1.4_7.2 was updated November 13, 2012. You can also view related resources: an archive of past reference buildings files

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Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange  

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This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with remodelers and retrofit projects to improve energy efficiency and deliver research results from the Building America program to remodelers.

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Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Project Considerations  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Existing Building Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Project Considerations Phil Welker, Executive Director PECI 2 Mapping Out Your Commissioning Strategy Three big questions: 1. Which buildings are commissioning candidates? 2. What commissioning approach(es) should I employ? 3. What expertise do I need to get it done? 3 Which buildings? Many factors come in to play: * Building sizes * Project budgets * Current energy performance * Building control systems * Occupancy rates * Operator/ engineering resources * Long term investment strategy * Sustainability plans or mandates * Equipment Replacements Selecting the right buildings is critical to achieve the maximum benefit in a cost-efficient manner. See the EPA's "A Retrocommissioning Guide for Building Owners"

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Differential rates for district heating and the influence on the optimal retrofit strategy for multi-family buildings  

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When renovating existing multi-family buildings it is very important to implement the best retrofit strategy possible in order to minimize the remaining life-cycle cost for the building. If the building is heated with district heating this strategy of course changes due to the energy rate used by the utility. It is also very important for the utility that the consumer is encouraged to save energy when there is a need for it, i.e. during peak load conditions. Our paper shows that an accurate cost differential rate provides all these facilities.

Stig-Inge Gustafsson; Björn G. Karlsson; Bertil H. Sjöholm

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning Existing Buildings: A Program Perspective  

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Since September 2002, the Oakland Energy Partnership's Large Commercial Building Tune-Up Program has recruited managers and operators of existing large commercial buildings in the City of Oakland for program participation. The Tune-Up Program...

Jump, D.; Rosillo, A.; Tahir, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three deep energy retrofits. For this gut rehab they replaced the old roof with a...

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Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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Best Practices in Existing Building Commissioning  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the Best Practices in Existing Building Commissioning and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Project Considerations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the existing building commissioning (EBCx) project considerations, and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation- A Neighborhood at a Time  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing industry.

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Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning® Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building  

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The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20-22, 2008, Berlin, Germany Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning ? Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building... and the cold and hot 1 ESL-IC-08-10-30 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20...

Texas A& M Campus Building CC® Team

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121

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

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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.

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Best Practices in Existing Building Commissioning  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

OCTOBER 20-21, 2010 OCTOBER 20-21, 2010 RAPID CITY, SD Best Practices in Existing Building Commissioning Carl E. Lundstrom, P. E., CCP Federal Solutions Manager E M C Engineers, Inc. - Subsidiary of Eaton Corporation * The Purpose & Benefits of Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) * The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) & "Best Practices" * Contracting & Hiring Qualified Providers * Typical Measures & Ideal Facilities * Success Factors Presentation Agenda What is The Building Commissioning Association? Integrity Leadership Quality Expertise  International non-profit organization (founded in 1998)  Recognized commissioning authority and resource  Commissioning providers, building owners, energy companies, facility managers, architects, engineers, and contractors

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 10: Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing  

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This report was prepared by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program. The report provides information to home owners who want to make their existing homes more energy efficient by sealing leaks in the building envelope (ceiling, walls, and floors) that let in drafts and let conditioned air escape. The report provides descriptions of 19 key areas of the home where air sealing can improve home performance and energy efficiency. The report includes suggestions on how to find a qualified weatherization or home performance contractor, what to expect in a home energy audit, opportune times for performing air sealing, and what safety and health concerns to be aware of. The report describes some basic building science concepts and topics related to air sealing including ventilation, diagnostic tools, and code requirements. The report will be available for free download from the DOE Building America website. It is a suitable consumer education tool for home performance and weatherization contractors to share with customers to describe the process and value of home energy retrofits.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model  

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in commercial buildings (Katipamula and Claridge 1991. Wu et al. 1992). Of all the modeling approaches, use of building energy simulation programs is considered most comprehensive. However, owing to the considerable uncertainty involved with various input... presents the results of a study lucted to develop a robust methodology to mine retrofit energy and cost savings in commercial buildings when few measured data are available for the preretrofit condition. Although the study focuses on commercial...

Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit of existing 400 horsepower air compressor motor with steam turbine  

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This paper is on the completion of a retrofit project to replace an existing 400 Horsepower air compressor motor with a steam turbine. The discussion includes visuals to show the process involved in carrying out this project. There will be in three parts. The first part of the presentation will cover the planning and construction. Planning included defining a scope, collecting data to support this scope, determining engineering feasibility, and calculating an economic payback. Construction will include the preparations for the retrofit including details of upgrades to existing systems and components, and installation of new systems and components. This will be followed by details on the actual removal of the motor, installation of the turbine, and the revision of the controls. Startup of the air compressor on steam is then discussed including necessary preparation of steam systems. Next to be presented will be some of the problems and their solutions experienced during this project. Specifically discussed will be regulatory concerns, noise of operation, insurance, and fluctuations in plant process steam demand. The conclusion of the presentation will focus on present operating status, savings demonstrated, and maintenance required.

Sanders, S.F.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Retrofit and DSM Study in Jiangsu | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Three organizations will work together: Jiangsu Research Institute of Building Science Co, Ltd (JSRIBS) will conduct the building study. State Grid Corporation DSM...

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Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

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RETROFIT: A SOFTWARE TO SOLVE OPTIMIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS APPLIED TO BUILDING ENERGY  

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under forecast weather or use conditions. Demand response strategies in smart grids consist in adjusting- els. ReTrofiT is first of all a simulation tool for evaluating building thermal behaviour can be obtained if the internal parameters of the model are calibrated using on-site measurements

Boyer, Edmond

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, Building America team Building Science Corporation researched some of the ramifications of using exterior, vapor permeable insulation on retrofit walls with vapor permeable cavity insulation. Retrofit strategies are a key factor in reducing exterior building stock consumption.

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Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

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The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

ARBI

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumenting Buildings to Determine Retrofit Savings: Murphy's Law Strikes Again  

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. 5. Asbestos insulation will be on the uiping where the thermal metering instrumentation needs to be installed. Unfortunately, asbestos is one of the hazards encountered in thermal metering in buildings. For buildings constructed before 1970..., asbestos can be expected to be used in some of the piping insulation. Asbestos abatement can drive the cost of thermal metering so high that it can endanger the installation. In at least one building, we did not install any thermal monitoring because...

O'Neal, D. L.; Bryant, J.; Carlson, K.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building energy retrofitting: from energy audit to renovation proposals.  

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?? Abstract The built environment is responsible for 40% of the global energy demand (1). To reduce building energy consumption, regulations are enhancing the appeal… (more)

Clément, Paul Francois

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

air leaks in homes, while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding indoor air pollution. baairsealingreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Building America...

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building  

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responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process of the project. · Building owners · Designers · Contractors · Engineers · Energy service companies (ESCOs and the exterior environments of a building ESCO Energy Service

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Future Cities Existing Buildings Solving the Conundrum  

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of return on investment, both in terms of cost and carbon reduction, than by acting alone.' For more are not present, close loop borehole systems can be used. #12;The Problem of Existing Building Stock Substantial and over cladding would destroy the heritage Driving down carbon emissions in historic city centres

Painter, Kevin

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Seismic retrofit of precast panel buildings in Eastern Europe  

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Many countries in Eastern Europe, particularly ones from the former Soviet Bloc, are facing a potential crisis regarding their deteriorating precast panel apartment buildings. These complexes were built using industrial ...

Tzonev, Tzonu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Effective Wall Retrofit Solution for the Interior Side of Building's Exterior Wall that Supports a Phased Retrofit Cost Model- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: Amy Wylie, Bayer MaterialScience/Penn State Consortium In order to achieve the required airtight envelope, commercial buildings with masonry facades in Climate Zones 4 and 5 are faced with the decision between vapor-permeable or impermeable insulation, as well as whether retrofits are needed to implement continuous insulation instead of conventional discontinuous insulation.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

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

Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts Building America Technology...

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The Great Building Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings  

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the MCC savings. Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Texas Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX 77843-3581 ASHRAE Predictor Shootout H, p 4 BUS Savings Comparisons . ? In the BUS building, the savings were calculated using... Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A & M University Texas Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX 77843-3581 ASHRAE Predictor Shootout II, p 6 Table 1: The Completed Entries received for the Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings...

Thamilseran, S.; Haberl, J. S.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

provided technical assistance to Build provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG, www.buildsagreen.org) for three of their deep energy and green retrofits. BSAG is a well established non-profit organization in the community that has certified more than 710 new homes as well as 15 retrofits through its Green Retrofit Program to date. Technical assistance provided by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) team included retrofitting strategy assessments, performance testing, quality assurance, and metering. The PNNL team included Calcs-Plus, which led the field work, and the Florida Solar Energy Center, which led the metering effort. This San Antonio home is one of three deep energy renovations of occupied affordable homes certified in 2011. The homes were selected through the City of San Antonio's Owner-Occupied Housing

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141

Instrumenting Buildings to Determine Retrofit Savings: Murphy's Law Revisited  

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for flowmeters in these applications that are only valid at the lower flow range of the meter. At this time, there appear to be no reasonably priced insertion flowmeters which can read down to 0.15 m/s. 2. Asbestos insulation will be on the piping where... the thermal metering instrumentation will be installed. Unfortunately, asbestos is one of the hazards encountered in thermal metering in buildings. If the building was constructed before 1970, one can almost always count on asbestos being used in the piping...

Boecker, C. L.; Bohmer, C.; O'Neal, D. L.; Bryant, J.

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Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Steam Systems, Retrofit Measure Packages, Hydronic Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation is included in the July 16, 2014, Building America webinar, and provides information about best practices, costs, and savings associated with optimizing steam and hydronic systems through increased main line air venting, replacing radiator vents, improving circulation pump efficiency, and upgrading boiler control systems.

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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billion m 2 of green buildings and energy retrofits for morerates. China’s  green  building  energy  labeling  scheme  existing local green building energy labeling programs and

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide focuses on the key elements and design characteristics of building and maintaining a successful residential retrofit program.

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Making the ‘rebound effect’ more useful for performance evaluation of thermal retrofits of existing homes: Defining the ‘energy savings deficit’ and the ‘energy performance gap’  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Concern has recently intensified regarding increases in the consumption of energy services that often follow energy efficiency improvements, a phenomenon widely called the ‘rebound effect’. However, while some economists have precisely defined this as a metric, much discussion in academic and policy literature is imprecise, leading to confusion and miscommunication. This is especially so regarding direct ‘rebound effects’ in thermal retrofits of existing homes. This study surveys common usages of the term ‘rebound effect’ in domestic heating, identifying three main metrics, which employ different mathematical forms and therefore give different results, but are often lumped together. It defines these as the ‘classic’ rebound effect; the ‘energy savings deficit’, and the ‘energy performance gap’. It then applies these to an empirical case study of three recently retrofitted 30-apartment buildings in Germany. It finds that each metric gives different results for identical situations, ranging from 2.0% to 29.9% for one building, 15.7% to 56.8% for the second, and 43.7% to 272.9% for the third. This may be one reason so-called ‘rebound effect’ results from various studies are so disparate. Nevertheless, specific uses are identified for each of the three metrics, provided their precise definitions are made clear.

Ray Galvin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact evaluation of the energy retrofits installed in the Margolis high-rise apartment building, Chelsea housing authority  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As part of a joint demonstration effort involving HUD, DOE, a local public housing authority and Boston Edison, an evaluation of energy and demand saving retrofits was conducted for a tall, residential, low-income building located in Boston. The thirteen story building underwent window, lighting, and heating system control renovations in December, 1992. The success of these retrofits was determined using monthly and hourly whole-building consumption data along with a calibrated DOE-2.1D energy simulation model. According to the model developed, post-retrofit conditions showed reductions in annual energy consumption of 325 MWh and in peak demand of 100 kW. These savings resulted in an annual energy cost savings of $28,000. Over 90% of energy and cost savings were attributed to the window retrofit. Interaction of the reduction in lighting capacity with the building`s electric resistance heating system reduced the potential for energy and demand savings associated with the lighting retrofit. Results from the hourly simulation model also indicate that night setbacks controlled by the energy management system were not implemented. An additional 32 MWh in energy savings could be obtained by bringing this system on-line, however peak demand would be increased by 40 kW as the morning demand for space heat is increased, with a net loss in cost savings of $2,500.

Abraham, M.M.; McLain, H.A.; MacDonald, J.M.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes Building America Technology Solutions...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

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

Management of High-R Walls Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Management of High-R Walls This project by building Science Corporation...

149

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

& Publications Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois...

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Opportunities for Achieving Significant Energy Reduction in Existing University Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Opportunities for Achieving Significant Energy Reduction in Existing University Buildings Committee Larry Valles, Lab Manager, Biology #12;Building Energy Use by FuelCharles River Campus 20052007

Hutyra, Lucy R.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Ventilation Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings, New York, New York (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Evaluation of...

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Energy retrofitting of a typical old Danish multi-family building to a “nearly-zero” energy building based on experiences from a test apartment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The purpose of the research described in this paper was to demonstrate that an old Danish multi-family building built in 1896 could be retrofitted to a “nearly-zero” energy building. Three types of retrofit measures were implemented in a “test” apartment to obtain practical experiences. The first measure was the installation of two different types of interior insulation, specifically, an insulation component consisting of an aerogel–stone wool mixture or vacuum insulation panels. The second measure related to the retrofit of windows in which five measures were completed that consisted of applying a secondary frame, a sash mounted on the frame or to coupled frames. The third measure consisted of installing a decentralised mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery. The results showed that following the retrofit the building's theoretical energy use diminished from 162.5 kWh/(m2 year) to 51.5 kWh/(m2 year), corresponding to a reduction in energy use of 68%. The theoretical energy use after retrofitting fulfilled the requirements for new buildings in Denmark. The practical experiences that were retained following the retrofit were that the ventilation system ought to be installed with low noise components, insulation materials must be sized and cut to fit on site, and that new windows were selected.

Martin Morelli; Leif Rønby; Svend Erik Mikkelsen; Maja G. Minzari; Troels Kildemoes; Henrik M. Tommerup

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

154

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Building Energy Simulation Test Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Ron Judkoff Joel Neymark Ben Polly Updated: December 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53701 2 Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D * Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods * Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades * Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments 3 BESTEST-EX Goals * Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes * Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard

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The effect of an enclosure retrofit on air leakage rates for a multi-unit residential case-study building  

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Abstract This paper presents a relatively new, simple and robust, method for air leakage testing. A thirteen-story multi-unit residential building was tested for air leakage before and after an enclosure retrofit. The building suites had a pre-retrofit NLA50 average of 6.77 cm2/m2 and an average post-retrofit NLA50 of 2.82 cm2/m2—a 58% betterment. The effect of the retrofit on air leakage rates was assessed and compared to other multi-unit residential buildings across Canada and USA. The case study building was significantly tighter than other multi-unit residential buildings included in published studies. Recommendations were made for field-testing procedures in order to maximize the potential for accurate measured flow characteristics. Field-testing for air-tightness needs to be standardized in order for useful comparative results to be generated in order to inform future research and operational considerations for the multi-unit residential building stock across North America.

Robin Urquhart; Russell Richman; Graham Finch

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Famiy Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Building America Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas February 29 to March 2, 2012 Hugh Henderson, CDH Energy Corp. Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership, Inc. Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Family Buildings Research Objective * Determine the impact of control strategies that use apartment temperatures for central boiler control on energy consumption, comfort and cost. * Compare energy performance, comfort and cost to individual radiator valve controls in each apartment. Background * Most multi-family boiler systems have: - No zone/apartment level control, or - Non-electric thermostats on radiator valves * Central boiler system resets hot water based on outdoor temperature * Problem: - apartments are often too hot or too cold.

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Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Foundation Heat Exchanger, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Excavationless: Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Excavationless: Exterior-Side...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations...

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161

Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior Insulation Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior...

162

Elaboration of energy saving renovation measures for urban existing residential buildings in north China based on simulation and site investigations  

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It is necessary to determine whether to implement a retrofit measure or not based on its energy saving and economic benefits, when conducting a retrofit ... up a building simulation model and calculate its energy

Shuqin Chen; Jun Guan; Mark D. Levine; Linna Xie; P. Yowargana

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 The files on this page contain commercial reference building models for existing buildings constructed in or after 1980, organized by building type and location. These U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reference buildings are complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis. You can also return to a summary of building types and climate zones and information about other building vintages. These files are updated regularly. There are two versions of these files on this page. Version 1.3_5.0 was updated September 27, 2010 and Version 1.4_7.2 was updated November 13, 2012. You can also view related resources: an archive of past reference buildings files

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Development of a Dry Sorbent-Based Post Combustion CO2 Capture Technology for Retrofit in Existing Power Plants  

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Dry Sorbent-Based Dry Sorbent-Based Post Combustion CO 2 Capture Technology for Retrofit in Existing Power Plants Background Currently available commercial processes to remove carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from flue gas streams are costly and energy intensive. RTI International is heading a research team to continue development and scale-up of an innovative process for CO 2 capture that has significant potential to be less expensive and less energy intensive than conventional technologies. The "Dry Carbonate Process" utilizes a dry,

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Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Introduction  

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This Building America webinar was held on July 16, 2014, and provided information about mproving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

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The Green Energy Audit, a new procedure for the sustainable auditing of existing buildings integrated with the LEED Protocols  

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Energy audits of buildings are the most effective tool to promote energy retrofitting measures for existing buildings, which are major consumers of energy in cities. Energy audits have multiple goals, including reducing energy consumption, managing costs, and environmental impact. The methodology of Green Energy Audit proposed defines an approach that is somewhat different from the traditional one. The added value lies in the word “green”, a word that refers to and summarises a common concept: sustainability. The proposed method is not intended to be a new energy auditing procedure, but rather a new and more modern interpretation of the classic methodology. The sustainability achieved by applying a retrofit measure is assessed with reference to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Protocol. The Green Energy Audit integrates two strategic elements, energy and environment, by mixing the energy audit and LEED methodologies. This synergy strengthens the role of the classic energy audit by providing a method that not only optimise the energy performance of existing buildings but also achieve a green retrofit of buildings, making buildings, and so future cities, more sustainable. A case study of the application of this method is discussed in this paper.

Giuliano Dall’O’; Alessandro Speccher; Elisa Bruni

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

A bottom-up energy analysis across a diverse urban building portfolio: retrofits for the buildings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK  

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Abstract A methodology for the analysis of building energy retrofits has been developed for a diverse set of buildings at the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew in southwest London, UK. The methodology requires selection of appropriate building simulation tools dependent on the nature of the principal energy demand. This has involved the development of a stand-alone model to simulate the heat flow in botanical glasshouses, as well as stochastic simulation of electricity demand for buildings with high equipment density and occupancy-led operation. Application of the methodology to the buildings at RBG Kew illustrates the potential reduction in energy consumption at the building scale achievable from the application of retrofit measures deemed appropriate for heritage buildings and the potential benefit to be gained from onsite generation and supply of energy.

R.M. Ward; R. Choudhary

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Hydronic Heating Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings: Boiler Control Replacement and Monitoring  

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The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. (HRI) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating controls in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded. Fuel use in the development was excessive compared to similar properties. A poorly insulated thermal envelope contributed to high energy bills, but adding wall insulation was not cost-effective or practical. The more cost-effective option was improving heating system efficiency. Efficient operation of the heating system faced several obstacles, including inflexible boiler controls and failed thermostatic radiator valves. Boiler controls were replaced with systems that offer temperature setbacks and one that controls heat based on apartment temperature in addition to outdoor temperature. Utility bill analysis shows that post-retrofit weather-normalized heating energy use was reduced by 10%-31% (average of 19%). Indoor temperature cutoff reduced boiler runtime (and therefore heating fuel consumption) by 28% in the one building in which it was implemented. Nearly all savings were obtained during night which had a lower indoor temperature cut off (68 degrees F) than day (73 degrees F). This implies that the outdoor reset curve was appropriately adjusted for this building for daytime operation. Nighttime setback of heating system supply water temperature had no discernable impact on boiler runtime or gas bills.

Dentz, J.; Henderson, H.; Varshney, K.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Review of Prior Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Evaluation: A Report to Snohomish Public Utilities District  

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Snohomish County Public Utilities District (the District or Snohomish PUD) provides electricity to about 325,000 customers in Snohomish County, Washington. The District has an incentive programs to encourage commercial customers to improve energy efficiency: the District partially reimburses the cost of approved retrofits if they provide a level of energy performance improvement that is specified by contract. In 2013 the District contracted with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide a third-party review of the Monitoring and Verification (M&V) practices the District uses to evaluate whether companies are meeting their contractual obligations. This work helps LBNL understand the challenges faced by real-world practitioners of M&V of energy savings, and builds on a body of related work such as Price et al. (2013). The District selected a typical project for which they had already performed an evaluation. The present report includes the District's original evaluation as well as LBNL's review of their approach. The review is based on the document itself; on investigation of the load data and outdoor air temperature data from the building evaluated in the document; and on phone discussions with Bill Harris of the Snohomish County Public Utilities District. We will call the building studied in the document the subject building, the original Snohomish PUD report will be referred to as the Evaluation, and this discussion by LBNL is called the Review.

Price, Phillip

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

170

Funding Opportunity Announcement State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT U. S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251 Announcement Type: Initial CFDA Number: 81.041 Issue Date: 04/09/2010 Application Due Date: 05/24/2010 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time 1 NOTE: REGISTRATION/SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Registration Requirements There are several one-time actions you must complete in order to submit an application in response to this Announcement (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and register with Grants.gov). Applicants who are not registered with CCR and Grants.gov, should allow at

171

Expert Meeting Report: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange  

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Transforming Existing Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media - An Idea Exchange Stacy Hunt Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA) May 2012 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, subcontractors, or affiliated partners 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

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Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 - Archive  

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Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 - Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 - Archive Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed Before 1980 - Archive Here you will find past versions of the commercial reference building models for existing buildings constructed before 1980, organized by building type and location. A summary of building types and climate zones is available for reference. Current versions are also available. Archived Reference Buildings Building Type Version 1.2_4.0 updated 3/12/10 Large office (ZIP 2.3 MB) Medium office (ZIP 2.2 MB) Small office (ZIP 1.4 MB) Warehouse (ZIP 980 KB) Stand-alone retail (ZIP 2 MB) Strip mall (ZIP 2.3 MB) Primary school (ZIP 2.7 MB) Secondary school (ZIP 3.9 MB) Supermarket (ZIP 2.2 MB) Quick service restaurant (ZIP 1.1 MB) Full service restaurant

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Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 -  

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Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 - Archive Existing Commercial Reference Buildings Constructed In or After 1980 - Archive Here you will find past versions of the commercial reference building models for existing buildings constructed in or after 1980, organized by building type and location. A summary of building types and climate zones is available for reference. Current versions are also available. Archived Reference Buildings Building Type Version 1.2_4.0 updated 3/12/10 Large office (ZIP 2.3 MB) Medium office (ZIP 2.2 MB) Small office (ZIP 1.4 MB) Warehouse (ZIP 980 KB) Stand-alone retail (ZIP 2 MB) Strip mall (ZIP 2.3 MB) Primary school (ZIP 2.7 MB) Secondary school (ZIP 3.9 MB) Supermarket (ZIP 2.2 MB) Quick service restaurant (ZIP 1.1 MB)

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New York City - Energy Conservation Requirements for Existing Buildings |  

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New York City - Energy Conservation Requirements for Existing New York City - Energy Conservation Requirements for Existing Buildings New York City - Energy Conservation Requirements for Existing Buildings < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State New York Program Type Building Energy Code Provider New York City Mayor's Office of Operations In December 2009 the New York City Council enacted a series of bills intended to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings in the city. Each of the four bills addresses a different aspect of improving energy efficiency in the city's buildings as follows: energy conservation

175

Energy Management Strategies for Existing Buildings  

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to improve, and how the future work force will need to prepare itself to respond. ESL-IC-09-11-11 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Austin, Texas, November 17 - 19, 2009 ...

Gilmer, L.

176

Building America BEopt-CA (Ex): A Tool for Optimal Integration of EE, DR and PV in Existing California Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project targeted the development of a software tool, BEopt-CA (Ex) (Building Energy Optimization Tool for California Existing Homes), that aims to facilitate balanced integration of energy efficiency (EE), demand response (DR), and photovoltaics (PV) in the residential retrofit1 market. The intent is to provide utility program managers and contractors in the EE/DR/PV marketplace with a means of balancing the integration of EE, DR, and PV.

177

Glass as a Building Element – A Sustainable Approach: A Study of an Existing Academic Building  

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amount of energy is also being consumed by existing buildings. While many factors at all different stages of building life are responsible for this, the building material is one of the most important considerations. Glass being the most sensitive building...

Jori, Swapnil Shriram

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

178

Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings October 4, 2013 - 4:51pm Addthis For meeting Federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods-such as benchmarking and energy audits-and planning to make their existing buildings energy efficient. To comply with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to benchmark buildings. Benchmarking allows buildings to be compared for

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Energy Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings October 4, 2013 - 4:51pm Addthis For meeting Federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods-such as benchmarking and energy audits-and planning to make their existing buildings energy efficient. To comply with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to

180

SciTech Connect: Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit  

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AND UTILIZATION RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ARBI; BUILDING AMERICA; MARINE CLIMATE; RETROFIT; PASSIVE HOUSE; HVAC; MONITORING; INDOOR AIR QUALITY; DEEP RETROFIT; Buildings...

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181

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

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The webinar focused on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings, including hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

182

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of...

183

Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Improving the Field...

184

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) In this case study,...

186

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1 12-Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Project...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Duct in Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida (Fact Sheet) In a study of three...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) This project...

191

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Capillary Break Beneath a Slab: Polyethylene Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

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

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems The...

193

Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Sheet) Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Madison Residence (Fact Sheet) This basement insulation project...

194

Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Sheet) Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Minneapolis Residence (Fact Sheet) This interior foundation...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal Research Facility (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps In...

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

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Replacement, Variable-Speed Motors for Furnaces, Syracuse, New York, (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacement, Variable-Speed...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

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

Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction Building America Technology Solutions for New and...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

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South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida PNNL and...

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201

Building Retrofits: Energy Conservation and Employee Retention Considerations in Medium-Size Commercial Buildings  

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of Environmental Economics and Management, Lighting Design and Application, Academy of Management Executive, Artificial Intelligence Review, Indoor Built Environment, Journal of Corporate Real Estate, Science, Indoor Air, and Healthy Buildings, Journal of Real..., Science, Indoor Air, Healthy Buildings, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. Reputable Organizations Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy...

Freeman, Janice

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

202

Assessment of Solar Energy Conversion Technologies-Application of Thermoelectric Devices in Retrofit an Office Building  

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Thermo electric (TE) devices offer an opportunity to introduce renewable energy into existing and new buildings. TE devices harvest energy from the temperature differential between the hot and cold side of a semiconductor material. In this study...

Azarbayjani, M.; Anderson, J.

203

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project by Building Science Corporation focuses on the field implementation of taped board insulation as the drainage plane in both new and retrofit residential applications.

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SciTech Connect: Analysis of Pre-Retrofit Building and Utility...  

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and Utility Data IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following...

205

LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance  

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, aluminum, plastic and/or other materials in buildings waste stream Includes construction waste and durable goods (computers) Only a policy LEED EB O&M ESL-KT-13-12-54 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16... and Recycling Committee’s AEE Life Member ESL-KT-13-12-54 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 ESL-KT-13-12-54 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 ESL...

Reihl, K.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar will focus on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings. Presenters will discuss hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

207

Residential Retrofits in the Southeast: A Performance Update  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Retrofits in Residential Retrofits in the Southeast: A Performance Update Roderick K. Jackson Ph.D Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Building America Stakeholder Meeting 3/1/2012 2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Project Goals 1. Can we retrofit existing homes to achieve energy savings of more than 30% 2. Can we cost effectively retrofit existing homes to achieve energy savings of more than 30% 3. Will homeowners pay for retrofits that achieve energy savings of more than 30% 4. Will reality (i.e. utility bills) match the projected energy savings * In the event any of the answers to questions 1-4 is NO, what are obstacles to YES 3 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Project Overview Nine homes received retrofits with projected source energy

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The USDOE Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit: Preliminary Analysis of Electricity Savings  

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In September of 1993 a 36,832 fixture lighting retrofit was completed at the United States Department of Energy Forrestal complex in Washington, D.C. This retrofit represents DOE's largest project to date that utilizes a Shared Energy Savings (SES...

Haberl, J. S.; Bou-Saada, T. E.; Vajda, E. J.; Shincovich, M.; D'Angelo III, L.; Harris, L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Seismic rehabilitation of wood diaphragms in unreinforced masonary buildings  

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objectives: (1) assessing the adequacy of current seismic rehabilitation guidelines for evaluating existing wood diaphragms in pre-1950's URM buildings and for designing necessary retrofits; and (2) evaluating the effect of diaphragm retrofits, as designed...

Grubbs, Amber Jo

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Strategies and Challenges for Energy Efficient Retrofitting: Study of the Empire State Building  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The double glazed windows of SHGC 0.61 retrofitted on site as super- ... and South windows is SC 75 type (SHGC 0.27) and in the North windows, TC 88 film (SHGC 0.36) used.

B. De; M. Mukherjee

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Cost Savings and Energy Reduction: Bi-Level Lighting Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings  

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Community Environmental Center implements Bi- Level Lighting fixtures as a component of cost-effective multifamily retrofits. These systems achieve substantial energy savings by automatically reducing lighting levels when common areas are unoccupied...

Ackley, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

A Bin Method for Calculating Energy Conservation Retrofit Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

retrofits to HVAC systems in the LoanSTAR program have been proposed, including linear and change-point linear empirical models and calibrated simulation models. Simple least squares linear regression is easiest to use and understand, but is incapable...

Thamilseran, S.; Haberl, J. S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Air-to-Water Heat Pumps with Radiant Delivery in Low Load Homes (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air-to-Water Heat Pumps with Radiant...

214

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 This report presents the results of the Booz Allen Hamilton study on the existing building stock of Hawaii, along with conclusions on the key drivers of potential energy efficiency savings and on the steps necessary to attain them. 48318.pdf More Documents & Publications Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative HCEI Road Map: 2011 Edition (Brochure) Identifying Cost-Effective Residential Energy Efficiency Opportunities for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

215

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California...

216

Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiency Liping Wang,Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiency Liping Wang

Wang, Liping

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Analysis of savings due to multiple energy retrofits in a large office building  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this analysis was to characterize the benefits of the individual energy conservation measures that were applied to an existing large office building. The measures included those for lighting; those for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; and an energy management and control system (EMCS). The purpose was to improve our understanding of the impacts of the individual measures in contrast to the entire group of measures that were installed during a building improvement project. The scope of the study was primarily analytical; it used an hourly building simulation model to estimate the benefits. Input parameters for this model were adjusted so that the calculated results matched closely with the available monthly electrical billing data. Supplemental building energy use data were collected and used to improve the adjustment of these parameters. The benefits of the individual measures were then calculated using the matched model.

McLain, H.A.; Leigh, S.B.; MacDonald, J.M.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

audited by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a deep energy retrofit. New HVAC and extensive insulation upgrades including rigid XPS and new siding over the old lead...

219

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

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Florida Homes - Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet) In this pilot project, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida Power and Light are collaborating to retrofit a large...

220

Bottom-up characterisation of the Spanish building stock – Archetype buildings and energy demand.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??In developed economies, such as the European Union’s member states, the largest potential for energy efficiency improvements lies in retrofitting existing buildings. Yet, there is… (more)

Medina Benejam, Georgina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Steam System Balancing Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Location: Chicago, IL Partners: Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Steam heating distribution system and controls Application: Retrofit; Multifamily Year Tested: 2011-2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold humid continental PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $9,000 on average Projected Energy Savings: 10.2% heating savings Chicago's older multifamily housing stock is primarily heated by centrally metered steam or hydronic systems. Often, significant temperature differentials

223

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this case study , Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit and Elevate Energy. explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs.

224

Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction) Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction) < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Construction Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Prescriptive: Varies by equipment type, $200,000 per project Custom: Lesser of 50% of cost or $200,000 per project Total: $200,000 per project and $400,000 per customer tax ID per year for all Focus incentives. Program Info Funding Source Focus on Energy Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Wisconsin

225

Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Multi-Family Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate $500,000 per site, per year Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Conditioners Units: $180 - $750, varies by size and efficiency Heat Pumps: $100 - $300, varies by type and size HVAC Unit Heater: $1.50/kBtu/hr in Warm-Air Furnace: $3/kBtu/hr in

226

Chamberlain Heights Redevelopment: A Large Scale, Cold Climate Study of Affordable Housing Retrofits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The City of Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) collaborated with affordable housing developer Jonathon Rose Companies (JRC) to complete a gut renovation of 124 residential units in the Chamberlain Heights retrofit project. The affordable housing community is made up of 36 buildings in duplex and quad configurations located on 22 acres within two miles of downtown Meriden, CT. The final post-retrofit analysis showed 40-45% source energy savings over the existing pre-retrofit conditions.

Donnelly, K.; Mahle, M.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

energy use. To that end, IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following...

228

USER SATISFACTION WITH INNOVATIVE COOLING RETROFITS IN SACRAMENTO PUBLIC HOUSING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and a housing authority have been retrofitting their buildings with evaporative coolers, ground-source heatpumps

Diamond, Richard

229

Scenario analysis of retrofit strategies for reducing energy consumption in Norwegian office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Model buildings were created for simulation to describe typical office buildings from different construction periods. A simulation program was written to predict the annual energy consumption of the buildings in their ...

Engblom, Lisa A. (Lisa Allison)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Low-e Storms:  The Next “Big Thing” in Window RetrofitsOfficial Webinar Transcript (September 9, 2014)

231

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

232

Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Residential energy retrofit activities are a critical component of efforts to increase energy efficiency in the U.S. building stock; however, retrofits account for a small percentage of aggregate energy savings at relatively high per unit costs. This report by Building America research team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), describes barriers to widespread retrofits and evaluates opportunities to improve delivery of home retrofit measures by identifying economies of scale in marketing, energy assessments, and bulk purchasing through pilot programs in portions of Sonoma, Los Angeles, and San Joaquin Counties, CA. These targeted communities show potential and have revealed key strategies for program design, as outlined in the report.

Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

An EnergySmart Schools fact sheet that discusses quick wins and long-term facility management strategies that pay for themselves and result in energy savings.

234

Extending air temperature setpoints: Simulated energy savings and design considerations for new and retrofit buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

X. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVACSavings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Retuningbuilding energy and simulations were carried out with EnergyPlus version 7.2, software well suited for modeling

Hoyt, Tyler; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

The design and retrofit of buildings for resistance to blast-induced progressive collapse  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In recent years, concern has risen drastically regarding the suitability of structural design for blast resistance. Historic events have proven that buildings that are designed in compliance with conventional building codes ...

Abbott Galvão Sobreira Lopes, Isabel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Excavationless: Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project describes an innovative, minimally invasive building foundation insulation upgrade technique on an existing home that uses hydrovac excavation technology combined with a liquid insulating foam.

237

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This research effort by the Building America team, Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, evaluated four different strategies for provide make-up air to multifamily residential buildings, which included several weeks of building pressure monitoring.

238

Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

239

Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources and Building Retrofits with the Strategic DER-CAModel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

technology (as PV, solar thermal, storage, fuel cells,building with thermal storage and solar- To be published inphotovoltaic; ST: solar thermal; BS: battery storage; TS:

Stadler, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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241

Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Application of Spray Foam Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing PROJECT aPPliCaTiON Construction: Existing homes with unvented cathedralized roofs. Type: Residential Climate Zones: All TEam mEmbERs Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com BASF www.basf.com Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com Honeywell http://honeywell.com Icynene www.icynene.com COdE COmPliaNCE 2012 International Code Council, International Residential Code Spray polyurethane foams (SPFs) have advantages over alternative insulation methods because they provide air sealing in complex assemblies, particularly roofs. Spray foam can provide the thermal, air, and vapor control layers in both new and retrofit construction. Unvented roof strategies with open cell and

242

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

243

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

244

Improvements to building energy usage modeling during early design stages and retrofits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A variety of improvements to the MIT Design Advisor, a whole-building energy usage modeling tool intended for use during early design stages, are investigated. These include changes to the thermal mass temperature distribution ...

Mandelbaum, Andrew (Andrew Joseph)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Cost-effective retrofitting of Swedish residential buildings: effects of energy price developments and discount rates  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper investigates how the cost-effectiveness of different energy-saving measures (ESMs) in buildings is dependent upon energy prices and discount rates. A bottom-up ... different ESMs for Swedish residentia...

Érika Mata; Angela Sasic Kalagasidis; Filip Johnsson

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), Fort Bliss headquarters building, lighting retrofit, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the use of high efficiency fluorescent lighting with energy efficient lamps and electronic ballast for the Headquarters Building (Bldg. number 2) at Fort Bliss.

NONE

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Hydronic Heating Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings: Boiler Control Replacement and Monitoring  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to implement and study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating control systems in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded.

Dentz, J.; Henderson, H.; Varshney, K.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Bright prospects for lighting retrofits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Great potential for energy savings can be found in the alleys, hallways and stairwells of multifamily buildings, but this potential is not always easy to realize. This article discusses the solution to common problems, retrofitting mistakes, retrofitting for savings, replacements for incandescent bulbs, better exit lights. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Hasterok, L. [Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., Madison, WI (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

AB 758 COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 AB 758 COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL homes energy efficient through Title 24 Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings (AB 549 Report), the Energy Commission made a series

250

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and Walnut: A Philly Gut Rehab Development Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and...

251

Improving Building Envelope and Duct Airtightness of US Dwellings - the Current State of Energy Retrofits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of different types of multi-family buildings that is not= 6,710 Multi-Family WAP N = 1,340 Figure 1: Whole-buildingbuilding envelope and duct system airtightness of US single-family detached homes, manufactured homes, and multi-

Chan, Wanyu R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

The cost-effectiveness of retrofitting sanitary fixtures in restrooms of a university building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Architecture building A at Texas A&M University. The researcher directly measured the actual water-volume per flush of as-is, tune-up, low-consumption manual, and low-consumption automatic water closets and urinals. The data collected by these observations...

Hwang, Byoung Hoon

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

253

Phase A: Initial Development of an Advanced Diagnostic Procedure for Air-Side Retrofits in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Buildings Energy Research at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) through the Existing Buildings Efficiency Research Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Neither the ESL, TEES, DOE, or ORNL, or any of their employees, makes any warranty.... Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by tradename, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the ESL, TEES, DOE, ORNL, or any agency...

Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Rehabilitating missing energy use and weather data when determining retrofit energy savings in commercial buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

/Exponential Model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2. 2. 2 Method Used to Fill Gaps in the Test Meteorological Year 2 Dataset. 19 2. 2. 2. 1 A Description of TMY Dataset and TMY2s Dataset. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2. 2. 2. 2 Data-Fifiing Methods. 19 2. 2. 3... . . . xvn NOMENCLATURE. CHAPTER . XX1 I INTRODUCTION. 1. 1 Motivation. 1. 2 Objective and Purpose . . . 1 . . . 3 II LITERATURE REVIEW . 2. 1 Approaches for Modeling Weather Data and Building Energy Data Sequences. 4 2. 1. 1 Calibrated...

Chen, Hui

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Through discussion of five case studies (test homes), this project evaluates strategies to elevate the performance of existing homes to a level commensurate with best-in-class implementation of high-performance new construction homes. The test homes featured in this research activity participated in Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Pilot Program sponsored by the electric and gas utility National Grid in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Building enclosure retrofit strategies are evaluated for impact on durability and indoor air quality in addition to energy performance. Evaluation of strategies is structured around the critical control functions of water, airflow, vapor flow, and thermal control. The aim of the research project is to develop guidance that could serve as a foundation for wider adoption of high performance, 'deep' retrofit work. The project will identify risk factors endemic to advanced retrofit in the context of the general building type, configuration and vintage encountered in the National Grid DER Pilot. Results for the test homes are based on observation and performance testing of recently completed projects. Additional observation would be needed to fully gauge long-term energy performance, durability, and occupant comfort.

Neuhauser, K.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Hydronic Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings Jordan Dentz The ARIES Collaborative 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,

257

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. In this case study , Partnership...

258

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

assess the performance of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of...

259

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

of insulation to the exterior of buildings to increase the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls and mass masonry wall assemblies. casestudycladdingattachment.pdf More...

260

Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program.

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261

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Project Description Project Description Building America researchers provided technical assistance to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of South Sarasota County, Florida, to achieve a deep energy retrofit featuring an innovative way to air seal an entire home, which also moved its ducts and air handler inside the thermal boundary. This home (a 1978, single-story, three-bedroom, two-bath with attached-garage) is typical of many in central and south Florida, and Building America plans to use monitored utility data from the home to analyze the effectiveness of the energy retrofit measures. Construction funding for this retrofit in Venice, Florida, was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's State Housing Initiatives Partnership program. Technical assistance was

262

An automated vision-based method for rapid 3D energy performance modeling of existing buildings using thermal and digital imagery  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

263

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, conducted a study to identify best practices, costs, and savings associated with balancing steam distribution systems through increased main line air venting, radiator vent replacement, and boiler control system upgrades.

264

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings (CARB) team monitored the operation of two Lennox AC systems coupled with a Honeywell DH150 TrueDRY WHD for a six-month period. casestudywholehousedehumidifier.pdf...

265

The Thermal Test and Analysis of Envelope in Existing Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

). The thickness of polystyrene slab is in Tab .3. ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5-2 The temperature and the heat flux distributing of wall are shown in Fig.2 and Fig.3. Tab. 2... The temperature distributing of wall ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5-2 Fig3. The heat flux distributing of wall 5 CONCLUSIONS Through the thermal testing, calculation...

Liu, X.; Li, X.; Sun, J.; Wang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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...

267

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

for New and Existing Homes: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Space Conditioning Energy and Moisture Levels in the Hot-Humid Climate This project investigates...

268

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork This occupied test home received a modified truss system to accommodate ductwork within an inverted...

269

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southeast Volusia Habitat for...

270

NEEA Study: Examples of Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings | ENERGY  

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NEEA Study: Examples of Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings NEEA Study: Examples of Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings 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

271

Cool Energy House - An Intro to the Cool Energy House Retrofit Demonstration Project Webinar  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

eere.energy.gov eere.energy.gov Building America: Introduction November 14, 2011 Cheryn Engebrecht Cheryn.engebrecht@nrel.gov Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved * Accelerate adoption of high performance technologies www.buildingamerica.gov Introduction to Building America Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America Industry Consortia Industry Research Teams Habitat Cost Effective Energy Retrofit Program NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership

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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

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The Persistence of Savings Obtained from Commissioning of Existing Buildings  

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be performed to maintain the integrity of the commissioning process. The initial phase of this study investigated the energy savings in ten buildings commissioned between 1996 and 1997. The results of this study show that hot water, chilled water and electric....1 Introduction 2 5.2 Cold Deck / Discharge Temperature Settings 52 5.3 Hot Deck Settings 53 5.4 Static Pressure Settings 6 5.5 Other Settings 8 VI VERIFICATION OF EXPECTED IMPACT OF CONTROL CHANGES USING CALIBRATED SIMULATION METHOD 59 6.1 Introduction 59 6...

Cho, Sool Yeon

2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in Residential Retrofit  

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The Cutting Edge: Progress in Residential Retrofit The Cutting Edge: Progress in Residential Retrofit A geographic representation of saturations of ceiling fans based on data from the RASSes. White areas indicate a lack of data for that region. Many utilities survey their customers to learn more about the buildings and the occupants in their service areas. These surveys-usually called "residential appliance saturation surveys," or RASSes-ask for the number and types of appliances present, the number of people living in the home, and sometimes personal information. The RASSes are also used to collect information about the presence of conservation measures such as wall and ceiling insulation, weatherstripping, multipane windows, and water flow restrictors. Building Energy Analysis Group researchers Alan Meier and Brian Pon gathered RASSes

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Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

How Do We Retrofit Tough Buildings? Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes Building America Technical Update April 29 & 30, 2013 Patrick H. Huelman Cold Climate Housing Coordinator University of Minnesota Extension Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes * Context - Focused on basements and crawlspaces. - Aimed at cold climates (Climate Zones 6 & 7). - Generally aimed at liquid active walls. * Approach - Managing risks - Current solutions & best practices - Evaluating new approaches * Primary focus is to reduce energy use by 30 to 50% with emphasis on existing homes. * Promote building science solutions using a systems engineering and integrated design approach. * "Do no harm" => must ensure that safety, health, and durability are maintained or improved.

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Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit  

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The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes collaborated on a marine climate retrofit project designed to meet both Passive House (PH) and Building America (BA) program standards. The scope included sealing, installing wall, roof and floor insulation (previously lacking), replacing windows, upgrading the heating and cooling system, and installing.

German, A.; Siddiqui, A.; Dakin, B.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system  

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This case study focusing on a residence in northern California was undertaken as a demonstration of the potential of a systems approach to HVAC retrofits. The systems approach means that other retrofits that can affect the HVAC system are also considered. For example, added building envelope insulation reduces building loads so that smaller capacity HVAC system can be used. Secondly, we wanted to examine the practical issues and interactions with contractors and code officials required to accomplish the systems approach because it represents a departure from current practice. We identified problems in the processes of communication and installation of the retrofit that led to compromises in the final energy efficiency of the HVAC system. These issues must be overcome in order for HVAC retrofits to deliver the increased performance that they promise. The experience gained in this case study was used to optimize best practices guidelines for contractors (Walker 2003) that include building diagnostics and checklists as tools to assist in ensuring the energy efficiency of ''house as a system'' HVAC retrofits. The best practices guidelines proved to be an excellent tool for evaluating the eight existing homes in this study, and we received positive feedback from many potential users who reviewed and used them. In addition, we were able to substantially improve the energy efficiency of the retrofitted case study house by adding envelope insulation, a more efficient furnace and air conditioner, an economizer and by reducing duct leakage.

Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions, Chicago, Illinois  

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This case study presents information about a Building America study conducted by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team comparing measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software.

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Moving Towards Net-Zero Energy of Existing Building in Hot Climate  

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This paper presents the results of an extensive program of energy conservation and energy generation using integrated photovoltaic (PV) modules. The program conducted on an existing institutional building intending to convert it into a Net...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New and Existing Buildings Heating and Cooling Opportunities: Dedicated Heat Recovery Chiller  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the new and existing buildings heating and cooling opportunities and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Best Practices for HPSB Guiding Principles Implementation in Existing DOE Buildings  

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The intent of this paper is to document an approach to screening existing buildings at DOE sites for High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings (HPSB) Guiding Principles (GPs) potential, developing policies and programs to address a majority of the HPSB GPs, and how to prioritize buildings with the greatest potential. This paper will also include example strategies for HPSB inventory and projection schedules and best practices on approaching and interpreting select criteria that have been troublesome to sites.

Henderson, Jordan W.

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Jacksonville, Florida PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Location: Jacksonville, FL Partners: BASF http://www.basf.com Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Ductwork and Attic Insulation Application: New and/or Retrofit; Single-Family Year Tested: 2010-2011 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All Climates in IECC Moisture Regime A. PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy-Efficiency Measure (including labor): $2,439 Projected Energy Savings: 34% cooling and heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $11/month or $135/year Ductwork installed in unconditioned attics can significantly increase the overall

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Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Cladding Attachment Over Thick Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Project InformatIon: Project name: Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Partners: Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com The Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com James Hardie Building Products www.jameshardie.com Building component: Building envelope component application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year research conducted: 2011 through 2012 applicable climate Zone(s): All The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls and mass masonry wall assemblies. The location of the insulation on the exterior of the structure has many direct benefits, including better effective R-value from reduced thermal

284

Clean Power Plan: Reducing Carbon Pollution From Existing Power Plants  

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Efficiency Improvements Efficiency improvements Co-firing or switching to natural gas Coal retirements Retrofit CCS (e.g.,WA Parish in Texas) 2. Use lower-emitting power sources more Dispatch changes to existing natural gas combined cycle (CC) Dispatch... that are high emitting. • Energy conservation programs. • Retrofitting units with partial CCS. • Use of certain biomass. • Efficiency improvements at higher- emitting plants.* • Market-based trading programs. • Building new renewables. • Dispatch changes. • Co...

Bremer,K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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

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Building America Expert Meeting: Windows Options for New and Existing Homes  

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The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Featured speakers included John Carmody and Pat Huelman of the University of Minnesota, Charlie Curcija of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jim Larson of Cardinal Glass Industries, Peter Yost of Building Green, Peter Baker of Building Science Corporation, and Theresa Weston of Du Pont Innovations. Audience participation was actively encouraged during each presentation to uncover need and promote dialog among researchers and industry professionals.

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

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This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar on November 18, 2014.

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Seismic fragility estimates for reinforced concrete framed buildings  

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of the GLD RC frame buildings, the columns of the 2 and 3 story buildings are retrofitted by column strengthening. Fragility estimates developed for the retrofitted buildings show the effectiveness of the retrofit technique by the improved seismic performance...

Ramamoorthy, Sathish Kumar

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal properties optimization of envelope in energy-saving renovation of existing public buildings  

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Abstract The shape factor and windows-to-wall ratio are different from building to building. How to design the thermal properties of building envelope affects energy-saving renovation economy of existing public buildings. The limited heat consumption per unit volume and equivalent heat transfer coefficient of external windows and wall were proposed based on the prescription of China national standard “Design standard for energy efficiency of public buildings”(GB50189-2005) for envelope design. Mathematical model on economical thermal insulation thickness of building envelope and thermal properties optimizing of envelope were built considering the impact of house orientation, windows-to-wall ratio and types of windows. The model is verified to be feasible by an existing public building in Shenyang. The variation of windows-to-wall ratio for different orientation leads to the different economical thermal insulation thickness of building envelope and payback period. The project optimization design for envelope renovation could be determined by the technical and economic analysis considering the impact of house orientation, windows-to-wall ratio, types of insulation materials and windows.

Jianen Huang; Henglin Lv; Tao Gao; Wei Feng; Yanxia Chen; Tai Zhou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit of the Local 150 of International Union of Operating...  

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the building-earth interaction. Demonstrate an economical and repeatable approach to district, hybrid retrofit GHP systems. gshpcheifetzretrofitlocal150.pdf More Documents &...

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010  

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In June 2009, the State of Hawaii enacted an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) with a target of 4,300 gigawatt hours (GWh) by 2030 (Hawaii 2009). Upon setting this goal, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working with select local stakeholders, partnered to execute the first key step toward attaining the EEPS goal: the creation of a high-resolution roadmap outlining key areas of potential electricity savings. This roadmap was divided into two core elements: savings from new construction and savings from existing buildings. BAH focused primarily on the existing building analysis, while NREL focused on new construction forecasting. This report presents the results of the Booz Allen Hamilton study on the existing building stock of Hawaii, along with conclusions on the key drivers of potential energy efficiency savings and on the steps necessary to attain them.

Finch, P.; Potes, A.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISIS Facchinetti: A Nearly Zero Energy Retrofit in Italy  

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Abstract The research presented here is about the energy retrofit of an existing high school building close to Varese (Italy). As the building was designed in the 60's with a peculiar architectural language, it has been protected by the conservation authorities. However, the construction system in exposed concrete and the large expanses of single glass make the energy performance of the building very poor. The Provincia di Varese, owner of the building, decided to realize an exemplary retrofit project, which would be the first renovated educational building in Italy in line with the future scenario of Nearly Zero-Energy Building expected from 2019 (2021 for private buildings) by the European Directive 2010/31/UE. In this work energetic and payback analysis are developed to delineate three different preliminary scenarios of intervention. The process has always followed discussions with the conservation authorities, which contributed to the definition of realistic scenarios. Interesting results are obtained: a potential energy demand reduction of 70% can be obtained with the passive solutions proposed; in combination with active strategies (efficient mechanical systems and controls) and with the integration of photovoltaic panels (BiPV), the overall energy need of the building can be reduced to nearly zero.

Michele Sauchelli; Gabriele Masera; Gabriele D’Antona; Giampaolo Manzolini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Predicting Envelope Leakage Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building Envelope Application: New and retrofit; Multi-family Year Tested: 2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All POTENTIAl BENEFITs Requires substantially fewer resources in the field-equipment, personnel, and time Does not require simultaneous access to multiple housing units-extremely difficult in occupied housing Provides a more appropriate assessment of envelope leakage and the potential energy benefits of air sealing than the commonly used total leakage test The most common method of measuring air leakage is to perform single (or solo) blower door pressurization and/or depressurization test. In detached hous-

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Mesquite Solar Plan - build out next to existing FF plants Solar Power  

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Plan - build out next to existing FF plants Solar Power Plan - build out next to existing FF plants Solar Power Plant Jump to: navigation, search Name Mesquite Solar Plan - build out next to existing FF plants Solar Power Plant Facility Mesquite Solar Plan - build out next to existing FF plants Sector Solar Facility Type Photovoltaic Developer Sempra Generation Location Maricopa County, Arizona Coordinates 33.2917968°, -112.4291464° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.2917968,"lon":-112.4291464,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial Buildings  

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Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial.agarwal@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Commercial buildings contribute to 19% of the primary energy consumption in the US, with HVAC systems accounting for 39.6% of this usage. To reduce HVAC energy use, prior studies have pro- posed using

Gupta, Rajesh

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Retrofit Guides Retrofit Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Photo of the cover of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities. With energy managers in mind, they present practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining momentum throughout the project life cycle. These guides are primarily reference documents, allowing energy managers to consult the particular sections that address the most pertinent topics.. Useful resources are also cited throughout the guides for further information. Each AERG is tailored specifically to the needs of a specific building type, with an emphasis on the most effective

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Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Multifamily Individual Heating Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Lawrence, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org Size: 840 to 1,170 ft 2 units Price Range: $125,000-$130,000 Date completed: Slated for 2014 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index Range: 48 to 63 Projected annual energy cost savings: $1,797 Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $3,747 Incremental annual mortgage: $346 Annual cash flow: $1,451 Billing data: Not available The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions of multifamily buildings. Merrimack Valley

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1 1/2-Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team studied the effectiveness of the External Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) as a solution for improving airtightness in a roof-only application (versus the whole-house application used in deep energy retrofits). An independent contractor provided airtightness data from two 1½-story homes that used the roof-only ETMMS process. The team analyzed and compared these data to ancillary data from market-rate utility and weatherization programs for more than 250 roof-only, interior-applied energy retrofits on 1½-story homes.

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Evaluation of existing Hanford buildings for the storage of solid wastes  

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Existing storage space at the Hanford Site for solid low-level mixed waste (LLMW) will be filled up by 1997. Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) has initiated the project funding cycle for additional storage space to assure that new facilities are available when needed. In the course of considering the funding request, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has asked WHC to identify and review any existing Hanford Site facilities that could be modified and used as an alternative to constructing the proposed W-112 Project. This report documents the results of that review. In summary, no buildings exist at the Hanford Site that can be utilized for storage of solid LLMW on a cost-effective basis when compared to new construction. The nearest approach to an economically sensible conversion would involve upgrade of 100,000 ft{sup 2} of space in the 2101-M Building in the 200 East Area. Here, modified storage space is estimated to cost about $106 per ft{sup 2} while new construction will cost about $50 per ft{sup 2}. Construction costs for the waste storage portion of the W-112 Project are comparable with W-016 Project actual costs, with escalation considered. Details of the cost evaluation for this building and for other selected candidate facilities are presented in this report. All comparisons presented address the potential decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) cost avoidances realized by using existing facilities.

Carlson, M.C.; Hodgson, R.D.; Sabin, J.C.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility,...  

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

Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy August 27, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra...

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Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases  

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Retrofitting Doors on Open Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases William Goetzler Navigant Consulting, Inc. wgoetzler@navigant.com (781) 270-8351 April 4, 2013 BBA Refrigeration Project Team Images courtesy of REMIS AMERICA, LLC. 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Technology Overview Image from Investigation of Energy- Efficient Supermarket Display Cases. 2004, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Background and Motivation * Adding doors to open cases (retrofits) greatly reduces cold air loss - 50-80% load reduction - Load reduction = system energy savings

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Subcontract Report Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A2-48318 June 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 P. Finch and A. Potes Booz Allen Hamilton Honolulu, Hawaii National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A2-48318 June 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 P. Finch and A. Potes Booz Allen Hamilton Honolulu, Hawaii NREL Technical Monitor: S. Busche

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model | Open Energy Information  

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: btech.lbl.gov/tools/resem/resem.htm Cost: Free Language: English References: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model[1] Logo: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model RESEM, the Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model, is a PC-based tool designed to allow Department of Energy (DOE) Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly caused by ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a

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Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits | Department...  

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

Assistance Program Multifamily Retrofits Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits Weatherization professionals...

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The Asacarsarmiut Tribe proposes to conduct energy efficient building retrofits to tribal homes which  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

NATIVE VILLAGE OF CHENEGA BAY NATIVE VILLAGE OF CHENEGA BAY Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Location: Tribe AK-TRIBE-NATIVE VILLAGE OF CHENEGA BAY AK American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Native Village of Chenega Bay of Alaska proposes to purchase and install materials and equipment needed to replace three electrical transformers, including pedestals and pads, which are part of the power system which provides electricity to residential properties in the Native Village of Chenega Bay, Alaska. These transformer upgrades will provide uninterrupted electrical power to twenty-three existing residential structures. Conditions: None Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 *-For the complete DOE National Environmental Policy Act regulations regarding categorical exclusions, see Subpart D of 10 CFR10 21

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Deep Energy Retrofits: A Southwestern Case Study  

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to a carbon-neutral environment, but we can remodel our way there. Over the course of seven years, green-buildingDeep Energy Retrofits: A Southwestern Case Study Heading Toward Net Zero Thursday, December 2, 2010 ASU Project Manager, Energize Phoenix Greg L. Brown Principal, Ecosense, LLC We cannot build our way

Zhang, Junshan

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Bells and Whistles, or Just Plain Effective? The New Generation of Wireless Controls in Existing Commercial Buildings.  

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?s Colchester facility is a 1960s-era, single-story building with 22,000 square feet. The HVAC systems are electric heating and cooling. There are electric heat coils in the air handlers, electric perimeter baseboard heat, and air conditioning... complaint is received. EXISTING MEDIUM-SIZE COMMERCIAL BUILDING MARKET Buildings in the United States account for approximately 40% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.1 There are more than 4.8 million commercial buildings...

LaFlamme, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration through Integrated  

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and designers. It outlines the value of forming an integrated project delivery team and developing a complete process for designing an energy retrofit for a building. Instead, it focuses on the early design retrofits require integrated project delivery teams, this guide presents an integrated design process

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Deep Energy Retrofits - Eleven California Case Studies  

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retrofit thermal leakage in guestroom ceiling…………………………….171retrofit thermal leakage in guestroom ceiling Figure 107 -

Less, Brennan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An R&D guide and multiyear plan for improving energy use in existing commercial buildings  

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necessary to achieve a healthy building stock? The “MedicalThe model for achieving a healthy building stock is similar.Case studies • Training Healthy Buildings 4. Follow- up (T •

Diamond, Rick C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Section III: Sustainability/ 1 University of Colorado Boulder Master Plan utilization of existing buildings, before building new ones.  

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the architectural heritage of the campus, go to Section V.A.6 2. Sustainable Buildings Campuses have a significant with sustainable build- ing practices to ensure that efficient, appropriate, and low-impact growth occurs over that are the tools by which sustainable buildings are created

Stowell, Michael

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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In a study of three single-story houses in Florida, the Building America research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) investigated the strategy of using buried and/or encapsulated ducts (BED) to reduce duct thermal losses in existing homes.

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The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology Preprint Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates To be presented at the Building Simulation 2011 Conference Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-51655 November 2011 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.

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Building America Case Study: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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This document addresses adding -or improving - mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes, and this report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some discussion of relevant codes and standards. Advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs of various system types are presented along with general guidelines for implementing the systems in homes. CARB intends for this document to be useful to decision makers and contractors implementing ventilation systems in homes. Choosing the "best" system is not always straightforward; selecting a system involves balancing performance, efficiency, cost, required maintenance, and several other factors. It is the intent of this document to assist contractors in making more informed decisions when selecting systems. Ventilation is an integral part of a high-performance home. With more air-sealed envelopes, a mechanical means of removing contaminants is critical for indoor environmental quality and building durability.

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Fluidized-bed retrofit a practical alternative to FGD  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A comparison is made between the costs of flue-gas desulphurization retrofit to a 112 MW pf-fired boiler, fluidized-bed combustion retrofit to the boiler, and a new fluidized-bed boiler. Breakdowns are given for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs and the busbar cost of energy for a 20 year unit life. The analysis shows that fbc is a viable option for the retrofit of many existing boilers from both a technical and economic viewpoint.

Stringfellow, T.E.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Review on Persistence of Commissioning Benefits in New and Existing Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

/implemented control changes 2.2 8 Buildings in SMUD Program in Sacramento In 2003, a study was performed by Bourassa et al. (2004) on eight buildings which had undergone retrocommissioning through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD... of the SMUD retrocommissioning program had been met: reduced overall annual building energy consumption, and improved energy efficiency awareness and focus in the customer. The eight buildings selected for the study consisted of six office buildings...

Toole, C.; Claridge, D. E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part I. Existing Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have studied technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to improve energy and durability performance. Presenters will...

318

Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States  

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This analytical study examines the opportunities for cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits in residential archetypes constructed prior to 1980 (Pre-Code) in fourteen U.S. cities. These fourteen cities are representative of each of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate zones in the contiguous U.S. The analysis is conducted using an in-house version of EnergyGauge USA v.2.8.05 named CostOpt that has been programmed to perform iterative, incremental economic optimization on a large list of residential energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit measures. The principle objectives of the study are as follows: to determine the opportunities for cost effective source energy reductions in this large cohort of existing residential building stock as a function of local climate and energy costs; and to examine how retrofit financing alternatives impact the source energy reductions that are cost effectively achievable.

Fairey, P.; Parker, D.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program  

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Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during the last 5 years...

Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Best practices guide for residential HVAC Retrofits  

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This best practices guide for residential HVAC system retrofits is aimed at contractors who want guidance on delivering energy efficient, cost effective and innovative products. It has been developed around the idea of having packages of changes to the building HVAC system and building envelope that are climate and house construction dependent. These packages include materials, procedures and equipment and are designed to remove some of the guesswork from a builder, contractor, installer or homeowner decisions about how best to carry out HVAC changes. The packages are not meant to be taken as rigid requirements--instead they are systems engineered guidelines that form the basis for energy efficient retrofits. Similar approaches have been taken previously for new construction to develop extremely energy efficient homes that are comfortable safe and durable, and often cost less than standard construction. This is best epitomized by the Building America program whose partners have built thousands of residences throughout the U.S. using these principles. The differences between retrofitting and new construction tend to limit the changes one can make to a building, so these packages rely on relatively simple and non-intrusive technologies and techniques. The retrofits also focus on changes to a building that will give many years of service to the occupants. Another key aspect of these best practices is that we need to know how a house is working so that we know what parts have the potential for improvement. To do this we have put together a set of diagnostic tools that combine physical measurements and checklists/questionnaires. The measured test results, observations and homeowner answers to questions are used to direct us towards the best retrofits applicable to each individual house. The retrofits will depend on the current condition of the building envelope and HVAC system, the local climate, the construction methods used for the house, and the presence of various energy saving systems (e.g., a Heat Recovery Ventilator) and/or materials. This is just like a doctor referring a patient for blood tests or x-rays before actually performing surgery. This way the doctor can be sure that he does the right thing. To take this analogy further--we can borrow from the medical profession and say that the first thought when retrofitting a house is to do no harm, i.e., do not make changes that could make the house worse to live in.

Walker, Iain S.

2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level  

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Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level In March, the city of Berkeley, California, passed new legislation that should serve as a model for local policies intended to keep energy dollars within the community while protecting the environment. The Commercial Energy Conservation Ordinance (CECO) is based on a similar ordinance that has been law since 1989 in San Francisco, Berkeley's neighbor across the Bay. San Francisco is currently the only other city in the world to have this type of legislation. As part of the Berkeley Municipal Code, CECO requires commercial buildings to undergo energy conservation retrofits when they are sold or substantially renovated. CECO was designed with the participation of LBL's Kristin Heinemeier, who also works with the Berkeley

322

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...

323

Using existing network infrastructure to estimate building occupancy and control plugged-in devices in user workspaces  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Buildings are a major consumer of energy. We believe that energy can be saved with the notion of implicit occupancy sensing where existing IT infrastructure can be used to replace and/or supplement explicit dedicated sensors to determine building occupancy and drive building operation. Implicit sensing has the promise to be both lower in cost than explicit sensing based on PIR and ultrasound sensors and to offer additional useful data about the occupants of a building. Our implicit sensing methods are largely based on monitoring IP and MAC addresses in Wi-Fi access points and in routers, and then correlating these addresses to the occupancy of a floor, area, or room of a building. We experimentally evaluate the feasibility of this dual-use of IT infrastructure. We demonstrate an application of implicit sensing to sense the pending occupancy of a user workspace and automatically control the plugged-in devices in the workspace.

Ken Christensen; Ryan Melfi; Bruce Nordman; Ben Rosenblum; Raul Viera

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript.doc Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript.doc Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide...

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OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: John Messner, the Pennsylvania State University Consortium for Building Energy Innovation Energy modeling often is inconsistently applied in the small- and medium-sized commercial building (SMSCB) market, in part because existing models are either too complex relative to the project size or because models are not interoperable with other retrofit design tools.

326

Prospects to Reduce the Use of Energy by 50% in Existing Office Buildings  

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on input, i.e. building and ESL-IC-08-10-21 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 system data, present energy use, etc., gathered by the local consultants... of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Figure 1. Pennf?ktaren with offices and restaurants in the centre of Stockholm. Figure 2. Prismahuset with lecture halls, laboratories...

Dalenback, J.; Abel, E.

327

Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

site energy use intensity (EUI) of this building is 268 kWh/indicates that its source EUI of 643 kWh/m 2 /yr (204 kBtu/the whole building source EUI of 580 kWh/m 2 /yr (184 kBtu/

Wang, Liping

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with Geothermal Heat Pumps and Ground Source Water Loops Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with Geothermal Heat Pumps and Ground Source Water Loops Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal Technologies Program: Ground Source Heat Pumps Project Type / Topic 2 Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects Project Description - Improve the indoor air quality and lower the cost of cooling and heating the buildings that make up the campus of Cedarville High School, Middle School and Elementary School. - Provide jobs, and reduce requirements of funds for the capital budget of the School District, and thus give relief to taxpayers in this rural region during a period of economic recession. - The new Heat Pumps will be targeted to perform at very high efficiency with EER (energy efficiency ratios) of 22+/-. System capacity is planned at 610 tons. - Remove unusable antiquated existing equipment and systems from the campus heating and cooling system, but utilize ductwork, piping, etc. where feasible. The campus is served by antiquated air conditioning units combined with natural gas, and with very poor EER estimated at 6+/-. - Monitor for 3 years the performance of the new systems compared to benchmarks from the existing system, and provide data to the public to promote adoption of Geothermal technology. - The Geothermal installation contractor is able to provide financing for a significant portion of project funding with payments that fall within the energy savings resulting from the new high efficiency heating and cooling systems.

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Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Building America Case Study Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing homes with vapor open wall assemblies Type: Residential Climate Zones: All PERFORMANCE DATA Insulation Ratio The R-value ratio of exterior to interior insulation (e.g., R-15 exterior insulation on R-11 cavity insulation has a ratio of 0.58). This variable controls sheathing temperature. Vapor Permeable Insulation An insulation with vapor permeance greater than five U.S. perms (e.g., rigid mineral fiber insulations). This variable controls water vapor flow and sheathing temperatures. Water Resisting Barrier A membrane that resists liquid water transfer. Permeable WRBs allow water

330

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, ARIES worked with two public housing authorities (PHA) to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement at the time when units are refurbished between occupancies. T

331

Key Aspects Blended Library draw strength by building on users'pre-existing knowledge of the everyday, non-digital  

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Key Aspects » Blended Library draw strength by building on users'pre-existing knowledge University of Konstanz http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/blendedlibrary Contact: Roman Rädle Tel. +49 7531 88-2868 Fax +49 7531 88-4772 roman.raedle@uni-konstanz.de Caused by the proceeding digitalization, real

Reiterer, Harald

332

Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits  

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Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Title Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6373E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Noris, Federico, Gary Adamkiewicz, William W. Delp, Toshifumi Hotchi, Marion L. Russell, Brett C. Singer, Michael Spears, Kimberly Vermeer, and William J. Fisk Journal Building Environment Volume 68 Pagination 170-178 Date Published 10/2013 Keywords Apartments; Energy; Indoor environmental quality; Retrofit; Selection Abstract Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Retrofit measures varied among apartments and included, among others, envelope sealing, installation of continuous mechanical ventilation systems, upgrading bathroom fans and range hoods, attic insulation, replacement of heating and cooling systems, and adding wall-mounted particle air cleaners. IEQ parameters were measured, generally for two one-week periods before and after the retrofits. The measurements indicate an overall improvement in IEQ conditions after the retrofits. Comfort conditions, bathroom humidity, and concentrations of carbon dioxide, acetaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and particles generally improved. Formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide levels decreased in the building with the highest concentrations, were unchanged in a second building, and increased in a third building. IEQ parameters other than particles improved more in apartments with continuous mechanical ventilation systems installed. In general, but not consistently, larger percent increases in air exchange rates were associated with larger percent decreases in indoor levels of the pollutants that primarily come from indoor sources.

333

Retrofitting sacrificial anodes in the Arabian Gulf  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Cathodic protection (CP) systems of 15 fixed offshore platforms were analyzed. These steel template structures, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, are in water depths between 125 and 185 ft (115 and 170 m). A systematic survey program exists to monitor the CP systems including assessment of sacrificial anode depletion, and measurement of anode and platform potentials. These data are used to design new anode retrofits for older structures to extend CP system life. An analysis of field survey measurements, the method used to evaluate new anode needs, and locations for retrofit anodes are described.

Kiefer, J.H.; Thomason, W.H.; Alansari, N.G.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

335

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Management of High-R Walls  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project by Building Science Corporation focuses on how eight high-R walls handle the three main sources of moisture—construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leaks.

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The potential and challenges of monitoring-supported energy efficiency improvement strategies in existing buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The ongoing EU-supported CAMPUS 21 explores the energy efficiency potential of integrated security, control, and building management software. The main objective of the project is to compare the energy and indoor-environmental performance...

Schub, M.; Mahdavi, A.; Simonis, H.; Menzel, K.; Browne, D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Duct Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, the Raleigh Housing Authority worked with Building America team, the Advanced Residential Integrated Solutions Collaborative to determine the most cost-effective ways to reduce duct leakage in its low-rise housing units.

338

Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

6] Alajmi A. Energy audit of an educational building in aA, Bruni E. The Green Energy Audit, a new procedure for theequipment. Both an energy audit and commissioning are

Wang, Liping

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Comparative analysis of energy use in China building sector: current status, existing problems and solutions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Energy use in buildings has attracted more and more attention due to its significant proportion in the energy pan of the world. China is the second largest energy user, yet the situation of energy use in the C...

Shengyuan Zhang; Xiu Yang; Yi Jiang…

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This guide, developed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, provides step-by-step instructions for heating contractors and hydronic designers for selecting the proper control settings to maximize system performance and improve response time when using a thermostat setback.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "retrofit existing buildings" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


341

Opportunities of Conserving Energy on an Existing Institutional Building: Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-cooled reciprocating chillers which is operating round the clock. A preliminary energy audit technique was conducted to evaluate the building energy performance and identify opportunities of saving energy. In addition to the walk-through technique also mini...

Alajmi, A. F.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway Street Apartments- Greenfield, Massachusetts  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Through recent research efforts, CARB has been evaluating strategies and technologies that can make dramatic improvements in energy performance in multifamily buildings. In this project, the team helped to transform a 100-year-old empty school building into 12 high performance apartments with low energy costs. The advanced features included an excellent thermal envelope of closed-cell spray foam and triple-pane windows, ductless heat pumps, solar thermal hot water system, and photovoltaic system.

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Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Provider Tillamook County PUD Tillamook PUD offers the Dairy Lighting Retrofit Program for its agricultural members to save energy on lighting in eligible barns/facilities. Tillamook PUD completes a lighting audit of the facility to calculate the energy savings and rebate amount. Incentives are provided for the replacement of existing mercury vapor, incandescent, and T12 fluorescent fixtures with new ORION AG9000 3-lamp T8 fluorescent fixtures. This rebate is available for retrofits only, new construction is not

344

DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER  

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DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER Speaker(s): Iain Walker Date: December 11, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 (This is a repeat of the Nov. 18 ME EET Seminar on campus) There are currently thousands of federal, state and utility programs starting up throughout he nation to retrofit existing homes. Most of these programs have moderate savings goals on the order of 20%, but to really make an impact and make the nations housing stock sustainable we need savings of 70% or more. This requires fundamental changes in the way we think about retrofits. We need better diagnostics to determine how houses perform - both before and after retrofitting, we need better ways of simulating home performance so we can make better decisions about what to do to a home to

345

Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest  

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Seven homes from the Pacific Northwest were selected to evaluate the differences between estimated and actual energy savings achieved from deep energy retrofits. The energy savings resulting from these retrofits were estimated, using energy modeling software, to save at least 30% on a whole-house basis. The modeled pre-retrofit energy use was trued against monthly utility bills. After the retrofits were completed, each of the homes was extensively monitored, with the exception of one home which was monitored pre-retrofit. This work is being conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program as part of the Building America Program. This work found many discrepancies between actual and estimated energy savings and identified the potential causes for the discrepancies. The differences between actual energy use and modeled energy use also suggest improvements to improve model accuracy. The difference between monthly whole-house actual and estimated energy savings ranged from 75% more energy saved than predicted by the model to 16% less energy saved for all the monitored homes. Similarly, the annual energy savings difference was between 36% and -14%, which was estimated based on existing monitored savings because an entire year of data is not available. Thus, on average, for all six monitored homes the actual energy use is consistently less than estimates, indicating home owners are saving more energy than estimated. The average estimated savings for the eight month monitoring period is 43%, compared to an estimated savings average of 31%. Though this average difference is only 12%, the range of inaccuracies found for specific end-uses is far greater and are the values used to directly estimate energy savings from specific retrofits. Specifically, the monthly post-retrofit energy use differences for specific end-uses (i.e., heating, cooling, hot water, appliances, etc.) ranged from 131% under-predicted to 77% over-predicted by the model with respect to monitored energy use. Many of the discrepancies were associated with occupant behavior which influences energy use, dramatically in some cases, actual versus modeled weather differences, modeling input limitations, and complex homes that are difficult to model. The discrepancy between actual and estimated energy use indicates a need for better modeling tools and assumptions. Despite the best efforts of researchers, the estimated energy savings are too inaccurate to determine reliable paybacks for retrofit projects. While the monitored data allows researchers to understand why these differences exist, it is not cost effective to monitor each home with the level of detail presented here. Therefore an appropriate balance between modeling and monitoring must be determined for more widespread application in retrofit programs and the home performance industry. Recommendations to address these deficiencies include: (1) improved tuning process for pre-retrofit energy use, which currently utilized broad-based monthly utility bills; (2) developing simple occupant-based energy models that better address the many different occupant types and their impact on energy use; (3) incorporating actual weather inputs to increase accuracy of the tuning process, which uses utility bills from specific time period; and (4) developing simple, cost-effective monitoring solutions for improved model tuning.

Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Giever, Elisabeth L.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado April 30, 2013 Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership., Inc. Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Overview * Multifamily modeling inputs (BA House Simulation Protocols) * Important multifamily measures * Other MF gaps Vital to meet 50% goals and therefore important to include in Building America's multifamily modeling capabilities Model Inputs * Heating set point * Cooling set point * Behavior assumptions 3 Heating Set Point - Central Systems * House simulation protocol assumes 71°F * Overheating is common * Approach: adjust modeled heating set point - how much? * Average heating season indoor temperature was 76°F in a sample of 18 buildings (ARIES 2013a)

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New and Existing Buildings Heating and Cooling Opportunities: Dedicated Heat Recovery Chiller  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Langfitt Langfitt U S Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations Mechanical Engineering Division *Engineers are working Harder AND Smarter *New Energy Economy *Heating Is Where The Opportunity Is  39% of total US energy goes into non-residential buildings.  Gas for heating is about 60% of energy used in a building  Gas for heating is at least 25% of total energy used in the US. Heat Generation System Heat Disposal System What's Wrong With This Picture? Keep the heat IN the system Don't run main plant equipment until necessary ! Less rejected heat Less gas consumption High Temp >160F with conventional boilers Hydronic heating... condensing style modular boilers. The entire heating system... designed for low temperature water, recommend maximum temperature of 135ºF.

348

Deep Energy Retrofits & State Applications  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program (TAP), provides information on Deep Energy Retrofits & State Applications

349

Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool was developed by a partnership of the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)/C40, and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), for the financial analysis of retrofitting street and parking facility lighting with more efficient alternatives. Property owners, city and other government agencies, utilities, and energy efficiency organizations can use this tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

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Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior Insulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This research conducted by Building Science Corporation evaluated the system mechanics and long-term performance of the use of wood furring strips attached through the insulation back to the structure to provide a convenient cladding attachment location for exterior insulation.

351

Measured Cooling Performance and Potential for Buried Duct Condensation in a 1991 Central Florida Retrofit Home  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

FSEC conducted energy performance monitoring of two existing residences in Central Florida that were undergoing various retrofits. These homes were occupied by FSEC researchers and were fully instrumented to provide detailed energy, temperature, and humidity measurements. The data provided feedback about the performance of two levels of retrofit in two types of homes in a hot-humid climate. This report covers a moderate-level retrofit and includes two years of pre-retrofit data to characterize the impact of improvements. The other home is a 'deep energy retrofit' (detailed in a separate report) that has performed at near zero energy with a photovoltaic (PV) system and extensive envelope improvements.

Chasar, D.; Withers, C.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

353

Predicted Versus Actual Savings for a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, Colorado  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To determine the most cost-effective methods of improving buildings, accurate analysis and prediction of the energy use of existing buildings is essential. However, multiple studies confirm that analysis methods tend to over-predict energy use in poorly insulated, leaky homes and thus, the savings associated with improving those homes. In NREL's report titled 'Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Energy Analysis of Residential Buildings,' researchers propose a method for improving the accuracy of residential energy analysis methods. A key step in this process involves the comparisons of predicted versus metered energy use and savings. In support of this research need, CARB evaluated the retrofit of a multifamily building in Boulder, CO. The updated property is a 37 unit, 2 story apartment complex built in 1950, which underwent renovations in early 2009 to bring it into compliance with Boulder, CO's SmartRegs ordinance. Goals of the study were to: 1) evaluate predicted versus actual savings due to the improvements, 2) identify areas where the modeling assumptions may need to be changed, and 3) determine common changes made by renters that would negatively impact energy savings. In this study, CARB seeks to improve the accuracy of modeling software while assessing retrofit measures to specifically determine which are most effective for large multifamily complexes in the cold climate region. Other issues that were investigated include the effects of improving building efficiency on tenant comfort, the impact on tenant turnover rates, and the potential market barriers for this type of community scale project.

Arena, L.; Williamson, J.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report  

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The Greenbuilt house, is an all-electric, 1980's era home in the eastern Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks that was retrofit by Greenbuilt Construction as part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration (EERD) Program. The project was a joint effort between the design-build team at Greenbuilt Construction, led by Jim Bayless, SMUD and their project manager Mike Keesee, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The goal of the Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration program is to work with local builders to renovate homes with cost-effective energy efficient retrofit measures. The homes remodeled under the EERD program are intended to showcase energy efficient retrofit options for homeowners and other builders. The Greenbuilt house is one of five EERD projects that NREL has supported. NREL's main role in these projects is to provide energy analysis and to monitor the home's performance after the retrofit to verify that the energy consumption is in line with the modeling predictions. NREL also performed detailed monitoring on the more innovative equipment included in these remodels, such as an add-on heat pump water heater.

Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Earle, L.; Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Barker, G.; Hancock, C. E.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Existing Building Commissioning (EB Cx) Top 10 lessons for Commercial Properties  

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. In these and other roles, Scott is an active advocate for energy efficiency. www.Energy-Efficiency.com or Google; ?Scott Rouse energy? ??????????? ?????????????????? ????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ? ESL-IC-12-10-43 Proceedings of the Twelfth...- Functional Tests ESL-IC-12-10-43 Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Manchester, UK, October 23-26, 2012 Energy@Work Inc. ? 2011 www.Energy-Efficiency.com File: 2011-10-14 WEEC Chicago R6.ppt, Scott...

Hollins, P.; Rouse, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Case Study: Excavationless Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet)  

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Building science research supports installing exterior (soil side) foundation insulation as the optimal method to enhance the hygrothermal performance of new homes. With exterior foundation insulation, water management strategies are maximized while insulating the basement space and ensuring a more even temperature at the foundation wall. However, such an approach can be very costly and disruptive when applied to an existing home, requiring deep excavation around the entire house. The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team implemented an innovative, minimally invasive foundation insulation upgrade technique on an existing home. The approach consisted of using hydrovac excavation technology combined with a liquid insulating foam. The team was able to excavate a continuous 4" wide by 4' to 5' deep trench around the entire house, 128 linear feet, except for one small part under the stoop that was obstructed with concrete debris. The combination pressure washer and vacuum extraction technology also enabled the elimination of large trenches and soil stockpiles normally produced by backhoe excavation. The resulting trench was filled with liquid insulating foam, which also served as a water-control layer of the assembly. The insulation was brought above grade using a liquid foam/rigid foam hybrid system and terminated at the top of the rim joist. Cost savings over the traditional excavation process ranged from 23% to 50%. The excavationless process could result in even greater savings since replacement of building structures, exterior features, utility meters, and landscaping would be minimal or non-existent in an excavationless process.

NorthernSTAR

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500...

358

Advanced Rooftop Control (ARC) Retrofit: Field-Test Results  

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The multi-year research study was initiated to find solutions to improve packaged equipment operating efficiency in the field. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office (BTO) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) conducted this research, development and demonstration (RD&D) study. Packaged equipment with constant speed supply fans is designed to provide ventilation at the design rate at all times when the fan is operating as required by building code. Although there are a number of hours during the day when a building may not be fully occupied or the need for ventilation is lower than designed, the ventilation rate cannot be adjusted easily with a constant speed fan. Therefore, modulating the supply fan in conjunction with demand controlled ventilation (DCV) will not only reduce the coil energy but also reduce the fan energy. The objective of this multi-year research, development and demonstration project was to determine the magnitude of energy savings achievable by retrofitting existing packaged rooftop air conditioners with advanced control strategies not ordinarily used for packaged units. First, through detailed simulation analysis, it was shown that significant energy (between 24% and 35%) and cost savings (38%) from fan, cooling and heating energy consumption could be realized when packaged air conditioning units with gas furnaces are retrofitted with advanced control packages (combining multi-speed fan control, integrated economizer controls and DCV). The simulation analysis also showed significant savings for heat pumps (between 20% and 60%). The simulation analysis was followed by an extensive field test of a retrofittable advanced rooftop unit (RTU) controller.

Wang, Weimin; Katipamula, Srinivas; Ngo, Hung; Underhill, Ronald M.; Taasevigen, Danny J.; Lutes, Robert G.

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

359

High Performance Window Retrofit  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses  

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses Speaker(s): Chryséis Bovagnet Date: September 5, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Many older houses in the US are either not well designed from a thermal point of view or have HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems in need of repairs or improvements. The building envelopes tend to have poor insulation and lots of leakage, and the HVAC systems are inefficient. The cooling/heating equipment is often located outside of the conditioned space (e.g. in attics or crawlspaces) with ducts that leak and have poor insulation, which cause energy loss and bad occupant comfort on peak days or in extreme climates. We developed a series of retrofits that will allow us to reduce the energy consumption of residential HVAC

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361

Building commissioning: The key to quality assurance  

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This Guide is written to aid building owners and retrofit project managers currently participating in the Rebuild America program. The Guide provides information on implementing building commissioning projects that will optimize the results of existing building equipment improvements and retrofits projects. It should be used in coordination with Rebuild America`s Community Partnership Handbook. The Handbook describes, in detail, eight important steps necessary for planning and carrying out a community-wide energy-efficiency program. In step number 7 of the Handbook, commissioning is shown to be an integral aspect of implementing a building retrofit. The commissioning process ensures that a facility is safe, efficient, comfortable, and conducive to the presumed activities for which it was constructed. Rebuild America strongly encourages its partners to incorporate commissioning into their retrofit projects. By verifying the correct installation, functioning, operation, and maintenance of equipment, the commissioning process ensures that efficiency measures will continue to deliver benefits over the long term. Although commissioning can take place after the equipment has been installed, it is more effective when it takes place over the entire equipment installation process.

NONE

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

PNNL and Calcs Plus helped the South Sarasota County Florida Habitat for Humanity retrofit a 1978 single-story home by stripping old drywall, air sealing concrete block walls, and installing rigid insulation, furring strips, and new drywall. The attic was sealed and insulated with spray foam to house a new heat pump.

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Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy August 27, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra head streetlights (left) and don't spill light onto nearby houses. | Photos courtesy of the City of Muscatine New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra head streetlights (left) and don't spill light onto nearby houses. | Photos courtesy of the City of Muscatine Kevin Craft In the small Midwestern town of Muscatine, Iowa-known as the "The Pearl Button Capital of the World" for the millions of pearl buttons produced there in the early 1900s-a lighting retrofit project will bring a new

364

Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10  

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Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10 Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10 California Case Study Homes Speaker(s): Brennan Less Jeremy Fisher Date: August 16, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Deep Energy Retrofits are residential remodeling projects, which attempt to drastically reduce energy usage and environmental impact, as well as increase occupant comfort and improve indoor air quality. With energy reduction targets ranging from 50% to 90%, these projects use similar strategies to those typically deployed in a net-zero energy home. Most Deep Retrofits include insulation upgrades, window replacement, air sealing, HVAC replacement, renewable energy technologies, and new appliances and lighting. No building system or component is overlooked. 10 of these exciting projects are being monitored in California by the Energy

365

Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings  

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In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant interaction with the boilers, distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. This paper explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs. The research was conducted by The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) in conjunction with Elevate Energy. The team surveyed existing knowledge on cost-effective retrofits for optimizing distribution in typical multifamily hydronic systems, with the aim of identifying common situations and solutions, and then conducted case studies on two Chicago area buildings with known balancing issues in order to quantify the extent of temperature imbalance. At one of these buildings a booster pump was installed on a loop to an underheated wing of the building. This study found that unit temperature in a multifamily hydronic building can vary as much as 61 degrees F, particularly if windows are opened or tenants use intermittent supplemental heating sources like oven ranges. Average temperature spread at the building as a result of this retrofit decreased from 22.1 degrees F to 15.5 degrees F.

Ruch, R.; Ludwig, P.; Maurer, T.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet)  

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In 2009, a 37-unit apartment complex located in Boulder, Colorado, underwent an energy retrofit to comply with Boulder SmartRegs Ordinance, a mandate that requires all rental properties to meet certain energy efficiency standards by 2018. The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, worked with city planners and building owners to evaluate this program and recently completed a case study evaluating the effectiveness of a collection of retrofit measures.

Not Available

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

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

368

Supermarket Energy Retrofit  

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Display Fans with EC Fans ECM 25 Install Glass Doors on Liquor Cases ECM 26 Upgrade Refrigeration Control System ECM 27 Refrigeration Tune up ECM 28 Daylight Loading Dock & BOH Store ECM 29 On-going Three Year Measurement & Verification Plan ECM 30..., Refrigeration, Retail, Skylights, Retrofit 1. Introduction A conventionally built supermarket has a combination of features that result in excessive energy consumption. There are open refrigerated displays adjacent to occupied heated aisles and very high...

Dazeley, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Retrofit California Overview and Final Reports  

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Energy efficiency retrofits (also called upgrades) are widely recognized as a critical component to achieving energy savings in the building sector to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, however, upgrades have accounted for only a small percentage of aggregate energy savings in building stock, both in California and nationally. Although the measures and technologies to retrofit a building to become energy efficient are readily deployed, establishing this model as a standard practice remains elusive. Retrofit California sought to develop and test new program models to increase participation in the energy upgrade market in California. The Program encompassed 24 pilot projects, conducted between 2010 and mid-2013 and funded through a $30 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The broad scope of the Program can be seen in the involvement of the following regionally based Grant Partners: Los Angeles County (as prime grantee); Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), consisting of: o StopWaste.org for Alameda County o Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) for Sonoma County o SF Environment for the City and County of San Francisco o City of San Jose; California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) for the San Diego region; Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD). Within these jurisdictions, nine different types of pilots were tested with the common goal of identifying, informing, and educating the people most likely to undertake energy upgrades (both homeowners and contractors), and to provide them with incentives and resources to facilitate the process. Despite its limited duration, Retrofit California undoubtedly succeeded in increasing awareness and education among home and property owners, as well as contractors, realtors, and community leaders. However, program results indicate that a longer timeframe will be needed to transform the market and establish energy retrofits as the new paradigm. Innovations such as Flex Path, which came about because of barriers encountered during the Program, have already shown promise and are enabling increased participation. Together, the pilots represent an unprecedented effort to identify and address market barriers to energy efficiency upgrades and to provide lessons learned to shape future program planning and implementation. The statistics reflects the scope of the marketing and outreach campaigns, which tested a variety of approaches to increase understanding of the benefits of energy upgrades to drive participation in the Program. More traditional methods such as TV and radio advertisements were complimented by innovative community based social marketing campaigns that sought to leverage the trusted status of neighborhood organizations and leaders in order to motivate their constituents to undertake retrofits. The remainder of this report provides an overview of Retrofit California including brief summaries of the pilots’ main components and highlights, followed by the major findings or takeaway lessons from the approaches that were tested. Eleven of the pilots will be continued, with modifications, under the ratepayer-funded Regional Energy Networks. Involvement in the RENS by many of the Retrofit California partners will ensure that early lessons learned are carried forward to guide future programs for energy upgrades in California.

Choy, Howard; Rosales, Ana

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA  

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apartments to energy use changes of control apartments, total measured savings of gas energy plus site.S. is implementing many energy retrofits in homes with the goal of reducing building energy consumption and carbon1 ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

371

Instructions for "The Great Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and compare how those models can be used to calculate energy conservation retrofit savings. ASHRAE's TC 1.5 and TC 4.7 have authorized a "Building Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings" which is the focus of this competition....

Haberl, J. S.; Kreider, J. F.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Simulation- Assisted Audit of an Air Conditioned Office Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 performances of the installation. Finally, some significant retrofit opportunities are proposed. BUILDING DESCRIPTION Building design The considered building is an existing... Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 In nominal heating conditions (outdoor : -10?C/RH 90%; indoor : 20?C/RH50%), with ?t = 30 K, this gives a sensible power demand of: g1843g4662g3046,g3041g3042g3040 =g343623...

Bertagnolio, S.; Lebrun, J.; Hannay, J.; Silva, C. A.

373

PSNH- Small Business Retrofit Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers financial incentives and technical advice to small business customers seeking to improve energy efficiency through retrofits....

374

Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit  

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The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

Weitzel, E.; German, A.; Porse, E.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Biodiesel + SCR Retrofit Testing | Department of Energy  

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

+ SCR Retrofit Testing Biodiesel + SCR Retrofit Testing This work retrofitted an in-use engine with urea SCR and measured NOx reductions versus blend levels of ULSD, B20, and B100...

376

Building America Case Study: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

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In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant interaction with the boilers, distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. This paper explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs. The research was conducted by The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) in conjunction with Elevate Energy. The team surveyed existing knowledge on cost-effective retrofits for optimizing distribution in typical multifamily hydronic systems, with the aim of identifying common situations and solutions, and then conducted case studies on two Chicago area buildings with known balancing issues in order to quantify the extent of temperature imbalance. At one of these buildings a booster pump was installed on a loop to an underheated wing of the building. This study found that unit temperature in a multifamily hydronic building can vary as much as 61 degrees F, particularly if windows are opened or tenants use intermittent supplemental heating sources like oven ranges. Average temperature spread at the building as a result of this retrofit decreased from 22.1 degrees F to 15.5 degrees F.

Not Available

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Commercial Lighting Retrofit Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate $20,000 per project Program Info State Alaska Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Up to $1,000/kW or 50% of the project cost Provider Golden Valley Electric Association BusBusiness $ense is a Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) program designed to increase the efficiency with which energy is used on GVEA's system. It provides rebates of up to $20,000 to existing facilities receiving the commercial rate who reduce their lighting loads through energy efficient lighting retrofit projects. Facilities on GVEA's

378

A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration Through  

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Through Through Integrated Project Delivery Teams Title A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration Through Integrated Project Delivery Teams Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-6130E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Parrish, Kristen Date Published 10/2012 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract This document guides you through a process for the early design phases of retrofit projects to help you mitigate frustrations commonly experienced by building owners and designers. It outlines the value of forming an integrated project delivery team and developing a communication and information-sharing infrastructure that fosters collaboration. This guide does not present a complete process for designing an energy retrofit for a building. Instead, it focuses on the early design phase tasks related to developing and selecting energy efficiency measures (EEMs) that benefit from collaboration, and highlights the resulting advantages.

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings.

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings. "Through their program, I was able to get new boilers installed, new

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381

Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Blue version of the EERE PowerPoint template, for use with PowerPoint 2007....

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Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies...  

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

Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies and Solutions - 2014 BTO Peer Review Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies and Solutions - 2014...

383

Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Homes  

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In 2009, the state of Nevada received nearly forty million dollars in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of this funding was to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. In an effort to provide guidance to local officials and maximize how effectively this NSP funding is utilized in retrofitting homes, CARB provided design specifications, energy modeling, and technical support for the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA) team and its local partners - Better Building Performance, Nevada Energy Star Partners Green Alliance, and Home Free Nevada - for two retrofit test homes. One home was to demonstrate a modest retrofit and the other a deep energy retrofit. Through this project, CARB has provided two robust solution packages for retrofitting homes built in this region between the 1980s and early 1990s without substantially inconveniencing the occupants. The two test homes, the Carmen and Sierra Hills, demonstrate how cost-effectively energy efficient upgrades can be implemented in the hot, dry climate of the Southwest. In addition, the homes were used as an educational experience for home performance professionals, building trades, remodelers, and the general public. In-field trainings on air-sealing, HVAC upgrades, and insulating were provided to local contractors during the retrofit and BARA documented these retrofits through a series of video presentations, beginning with a site survey and concluding with the finished remodel and test out.

Puttagunta, S.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Short-Term Test Results: Multifamily Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit  

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Multifamily deep energy retrofits (DERs) represent great potential for energy savings, while also providing valuable insights on research-generated efficiency measures, cost-effectiveness metrics, and risk factor strategies for the multifamily housing industry. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a base scope retrofit with a goal of achieving 30% savings (relative to pre-retrofit), and a DER scope with a goal of 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit). The base scope has been applied to the entire complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. Findings from the implementation, commissioning, and short-term testing at Bay Ridge include air infiltration reductions of greater than 60% in the DER building; a hybrid heat pump system with a Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) > 1 (relative to a high efficiency furnace) which also provides the resident with added incentive for energy savings; and duct leakage reductions of > 60% using an aerosolized duct sealing approach. Despite being a moderate rehab instead of a gut rehab, the Bay Ridge DER is currently projected to achieve energy savings ? 50% compared to pre-retrofit, and the short-term testing supports this estimate.

Lyons, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

SciTech Connect: Cold Climate Building Enclosure Solutions  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

COST EFFECTIVENESS; RETROFIT; AEROGEL; VACUUM INSULATION PANEL; VIP; EIFS; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings Word Cloud More Like This Full Text...

386

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Focus Series: Program Finds Community “Readiness” Is the Key to More Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Focus Series: Program Finds Community “Readiness” Is the Key to More Retrofits, a document posted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’S) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

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JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER 2000 / 1017 SEISMIC RETROFITTING OF LOW-RISE MASONRY AND CONCRETE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the architectural aesthetics of the building. Hence, an alternative method of retrofitting is worth considering Hall, Dept. of Civ., Struct., and Envir. Engrg., State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260. E

Bruneau, Michel

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Building America Case Study: Cost Analysis of Roof-Only Air Sealing and Insulation Strategies on 1-1/2 Story Homes in Cold Climates, Minneapolis, MN (Fact Sheet)  

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The External Thermal and Moisture Management System (ETMMS), typically seen in deep energy retrofits, is a valuable approach for the roof-only portions of existing homes, particularly the 1 1/2-story home. It is effective in reducing energy loss through the building envelope, improving building durability, reducing ice dams, and providing opportunities to improve occupant comfort and health.

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2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and Walnut: A Philly Gut Rehab Development  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, CPM partnered with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team to renovate 32 units in 11 three-story, historic, brick masonry urban buildings.

391

SPRAY FOAM IN ACCESSIBLE SPACES:BEST PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES FOR RETROFIT IN MIXED-HUMID CLIMATE  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Heating and cooling the house is one of the homeowners major expenses. Reducing these costs, saving energy, and creating a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment are good reasons to consider improving the building thermal envelope. Improvements usually consider increasing the amount of insulation, reducing the infiltration of outside air, and controlling moisture in existing buildings. This report describes the use of spray foam materials to insulate, seal, and control moisture. This discussion is limited to treating areas that are accessible. What is accessible, however, can vary depending on the type of renovation. If the building has been gutted or exterior surfaces removed, there are more options. This report will look at areas to consider for spray foam application and discuss the types of spray foams available and their uses. A number of case studies are presented to show the effectiveness of this retrofit in existing houses based on performance data.

Christian, Jeffrey E [ORNL] [ORNL; Gant, Kathy [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Retrofit energy studies of a recreation center  

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Retrofit energy options for the Student Recreation Center at the University of Colorado have been evaluated using the DOE-2.1b simulation program. This building has two major systems that are not included in the program - an ice rink and a swimming pool. The approach used to model these systems and the use of the program for other applications not included in the program, such as duty cycling and night cycling of fans for freeze protection, are emphasized. Measures that help streamline the usage of the program on a minicomputer are also discussed.

Haberl, J.S.; Claridge, D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

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China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components. This chapter examines insulation in walls and roofs; efficient windows and doors; heating, air conditioning and controls; and lighting. These markets have seen significant growth because of the strength of the construction sector but also the specific policies that require and promote efficient building components. At the same time, as requirements have become more stringent, there has been fierce competition, and quality has at time suffered, which in turn has created additional challenges. Next we examine existing buildings in chapter four. China has many Soviet-style, inefficient buildings built before stringent requirements for efficiency were more widely enforced. As a result, there are several specific market opportunities related to retrofits. These fall into two or three categories. First, China now has a code for retrofitting residential buildings in the north. Local governments have targets of the number of buildings they must retrofit each year, and they help finance the changes. The requirements focus on insulation, windows, and heat distribution. Second, the Chinese government recently decided to increase the scale of its retrofits of government and state-owned buildings. It hopes to achieve large scale changes through energy service contracts, which creates an opportunity for energy service companies. Third, there is also a small but growing trend to apply energy service contracts to large commercial and residential buildings. This report assesses the impacts of China’s policies on building energy efficiency. By examining the existing literature and interviewing stakeholders from the public, academic, and private sectors, the report seeks to offer an in-depth insights of the opportunities and barriers for major market segments related to building energy efficiency. The report also discusses trends in building energy use, policies promoting building energy efficiency, and energy performance contracting for public building retrofits.

Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Community-Scale Energy Modeling- Southeastern United States  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Community-scale energy modeling and testing are useful for determining energy conservation measures that will effectively reduce energy use. To that end, IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following ASHRAE Guideline 14 normalization procedures, electricity consumption of 1,166 all electric production-built homes' was modeled. The homes were in two communities; one built in the 1970s and the other in the mid-2000s.

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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,

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Passive-solar-retrofit study for the United States Navy  

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A passive solar retrofit study has been conducted for the United States Navy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The purpose of the study was to determine the energy savings obtainable in concrete block buildings from several passive solar heating strategies. A procedure involving the use of test cell data and computer simulation was employed to assess the merits of six retrofit options. The six strategies selected were chosen on the basis of providing a series of options that will deliver increasing energy savings at the cost of correspondingly increased levels of commitment.

Wray, W.O.; Miles, C.R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

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To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns of these metrics and other variables within the context of each program. This information can be used by energy efficiency program administrators and implementers to inform home retrofit program design. Six different program designs offered in Wisconsin for single-family energy efficiency improvements were included in the study. For each program, the research team provided information about the programs' approach and goals, characteristics, achievements and performance. The program models were then compared with performance results -- program cost and energy savings -- to help understand the overall strengths and weaknesses or challenges of each model.

Cunningham, K.; Hannigan, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

News From the D.C. Office: Integrated Chiller Retrofits-Sharing Experience  

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3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. 3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. News From the D.C. Office Integrated Chiller Retrofits: Sharing Experience Makes "Cool Sense" A recent issue of the Center for Building Science News [Spring 1996, p.2] described the opportunities for significant energy savings from replacing older, inefficient chillers. These savings can be increased greatly if building owners and managers approach the chiller replacement not just as a requirement, but also as an opportunity-that of investing in other energy-saving measures that reduce cooling loads and lead to the downsizing of the chiller and related equipment. The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute estimates that 80,000 existing chillers using CFC refrigerants need to be replaced or converted to use HCFC or HFC refrigerants. Of these, about 20,000 will be replaced or

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House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark)- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored House Simulation Protocols, which have helped ensure consistent and accurate energy-efficiency assessments for tens of thousands of new and retrofit homes supported by the Building America program.

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Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value February 22, 2010 - 11:40am Addthis Joshua DeLung What are the key facts? Tanya $41,000 in home upgrades were possible through the Energy Independence Program. Tanya to pay back the money through installments on her property taxes. After she did the upgrades, Tanya's energy bills are now down 50 percent. As the real estate business rebounds, homebuilders are seeing some growth because of a new nationwide awareness of energy efficiency and the money it can save homeowners. Tanya Narath, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was already taking advantage of renewable energy and green building techniques - her home has had solar panels on its roof for years, and solar tubes draw in natural light to brighten even the darkest spaces of the home. But then Tanya had an energy

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion)  

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion) Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion) Speaker(s): Emily Kirsch Justin Butler Date: July 15, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Galen Barbose James Lutz Cities around the country are developing large-scale programs to retrofit portions of their housing stock, seizing the 'low-hanging fruit' of energy efficiency. As buildings account for roughly 40% of energy consumption in the U.S., such efforts can substantially reduce carbon-based energy use while providing jobs and growing the local green economy. The main barriers to this work are the necessary upfront capital, the risk of losing investment if properties are sold before savings are realized, and the issue of "split incentives" in rented housing units. In order for Oakland

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Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value February 22, 2010 - 11:40am Addthis Joshua DeLung What are the key facts? Tanya $41,000 in home upgrades were possible through the Energy Independence Program. Tanya to pay back the money through installments on her property taxes. After she did the upgrades, Tanya's energy bills are now down 50 percent. As the real estate business rebounds, homebuilders are seeing some growth because of a new nationwide awareness of energy efficiency and the money it can save homeowners. Tanya Narath, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was already taking advantage of renewable energy and green building techniques - her home has had solar panels on its roof for years, and solar tubes draw in natural light to brighten even the darkest spaces of the home. But then Tanya had an energy

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Mini-Split Heat Pumps Multifamily Retrofit Feasibility Study  

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Mini-split heat pumps can provide space heating and cooling in many climates and are relatively affordable. These and other features make them potentially suitable for retrofitting into multifamily buildings in cold climates to replace electric resistance heating or other outmoded heating systems. This report investigates the suitability of mini-split heat pumps for multifamily retrofits. Various technical and regulatory barriers are discussed and modeling was performed to compare long-term costs of substituting mini-splits for a variety of other heating and cooling options. A number of utility programs have retrofit mini-splits in both single family and multifamily residences. Two such multifamily programs are discussed in detail.

Dentz, J.; Podorson, D.; Varshney, K.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Evaluation of Ventilation Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings, New York, New York (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This research effort, conducted by the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, included several weeks of building pressure monitoring to validate system performance of four different strategies for providing make-up air to multifamily apartments.

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Progress in Residential Retrofit  

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6 6 The Cutting Edge: On the Energy Edge The 13,400 square foot (1,240 square meter) Landmark building in Yakima, Washington, one of 28 participating Energy Edge buildings. In the Pacific Northwest, 28 commercial buildings have been built to demonstrate cost-effective energy savings with no loss of occupant amenity. Sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Energy Edge buildings were designed to use 30% less energy than a baseline building built to the Model Conservation Standards, the regional energy code. The 28 buildings are typical of new commercial construction in the region: office buildings, schools, fast-food establishments, medical clinics, a supermarket, and a convenience store. Floor areas range from 2,000 to more than 1,000,000 square feet (~200 to 10,000 square meters).

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Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements | Department of Energy  

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

will retrofit building ventilation systems with modules that remove indoor air pollutants such as carbon dioxide. This enables the indoor air to be recycled while greatly...

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Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software | Department of...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

of BEopt-CA (Ex) that supports balanced integration of energy efficiency, demand response, and photovoltaics in the residential retrofit market. To help meet Building...

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Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Webinar. Res Retro Design Guide Webinar 5-3-11...

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Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing  

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In multifamily and attached buildings, traditional duct sealing methods are often impractical or costly and disruptive because of the difficulty in accessing leakage sites. In this project, two retrofit duct sealing techniques -- manually-applied sealants and injecting a spray sealant, were implemented in several low-rise multi-unit buildings. An analysis on the cost and performance of the two methods are presented. Each method was used in twenty housing units: approximately half of each group of units are single story and the remainder two-story. Results show that duct leakage to the outside was reduced by an average of 59% through the use of manual methods, and by 90% in the units where the injected spray sealant was used. It was found that 73% of the leakage reduction in homes that were treated with injected spray sealant was attributable to the manual sealing done at boots, returns and the air handler. The cost of manually-applying sealant ranged from $275 to $511 per unit and for the injected spray sealant the cost was $700 per unit. Modeling suggests a simple payback of 2.2 years for manual sealing and 4.7 years for the injected spray sealant system. Utility bills were collected for one year before and after the retrofits. Utility bill analysis shows 14% and 16% energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing procedure respectively in heating season whereas in cooling season, energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing were both 16%.

Dentz, J.; Conlin, F.; Holloway, P.; Podorson, D.; Varshney, K.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: RESEM  

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RESEM RESEM RESEM logo. A simulation-based tool developed to allow the DOE Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly attributable to ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a building. RESEM (Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model) calculates long-term energy savings directly from actual utility data, with corrections for weather and use variations between the pre-retrofit and post-retrofit utility data collection periods. Keywords retrofit, institutional buildings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Moderate level of computer literacy; familiarity with building energy concepts. Users Over 50. Audience Building managers and energy retrofit engineers. Input Minimal required input includes: original year of building construction,

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Roots of Mold Problems and Humidity Control Measures in Institutional Buildings with Pre-Existing Mold Condition  

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Management, and the TAMU Physical Plant, was dispatched to perform Continuous Commissioning on these commercial buildings in order to find viable solutions to the humidity problem. The CC group performed extensive field tests and analysis on building air...

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H.; Garcia, J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

America » Building America America » Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America's Best Practices guides and case studies demonstrate real world solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes in five major climate regions. Find examples of proven high-performance home building and remodeling in your area by selecting a climate zone below. In addition, you may view technology-specific building solutions that work across all climates. Cold and Very Cold Climates Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Hot-Humid Climates Marine Climates Mixed-Humid Climates All Climates For additional, updated information on hundreds of building science topics that can help you build or retrofit to the most recent high-performance

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes Building America efforts to understand how to improve air sealing in townhouse and multifamily construction.

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Cook County- LEED Requirements for County Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In 2002, Cook County enacted an ordinance requiring all new county buildings and all retrofitted county buildings to be built to LEED standards. Specifically, all newly constructed buildings and...

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Retrofitting the Southeast: The Cool Energy House  

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The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings has provided the technical engineering and building science support for a highly visible demonstration home in connection with the National Association of Home Builders' International Builders Show. The two previous projects, the Las Vegas net-zero ReVISION House and the 2011 VISION and ReVISION Houses in Orlando, met goals for energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, and information dissemination through multiple web-based venues. This project, which was unveiled at the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando on February 9, is the deep energy retrofit Cool Energy House (CEH). The CEH began as a mid-1990s two-story traditional specification house of about 4,000 ft2 in the upscale Orlando suburb of Windermere.

Zoeller, W.; Shapiro, C.; Vijayakumar, G.; Puttagunta, S.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Training on Multifamily Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Ensure the people making decisions and installing measures in your buildings are properly trained to deal with multifamily properties by taking advantage of our national training network.

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"We retrofitted mechanical systems in 8 buildings!"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

loans have enabled us to complete many energy saving projects with excellent payback% funding for most projects Repay the loan with your energy savings Up to $1 million per application It's fast and easy to get your loan Loan approval in four weeks or less Energy savings stretch your

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Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs). Jordan Dentz and Hugh Henderson, Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES),...

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Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing...

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Retrofit Incentives for Multifamily Buildings | Department of...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Summary of Weatherization eligibility requirements with illustration of a home with the sun, snow flakes, wind, and rain ce along the way. Learn more about the other tools and...

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421

Building America Update - April 5, 2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

April 5, 2013 April 5, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Learn about Top Innovations from Building America Since 1995, Building America research has resulted in more than 30 major innovations that are helping to transform our nation's home building and retrofit industry to high performance homes. In fact, Building America research teams have helped deliver more than 42,000 high performance new and existing homes, working with 300 U.S. production home builders. Learn about the Top Innovations as identified in 2012, and plans for future Top Innovations. An article in the

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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New test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which software developers can use to compare their tools simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art simulation tools. Overall, the BESTEST-EX methodology: (1) Tests software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensures building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantifies impacts of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is helping software developers identify and correct bugs in their software, as well as develop and test utility bill calibration procedures.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal Research Facility (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes the research conducted at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Residential Research Facility (CRRF) in northern Minnesota, which features more than 2,500 ft2 of below-grade space for building systems foundation hygrothermal research. Here, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team researches ways to improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope, including wall assemblies, basements, roofs, insulation, and air leakage.

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The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Power Generation Using District Heat: Energy Efficient Retrofitted Plus-energy School Rostock  

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Abstract The Mathias-Thesen-School in Rostock/Germany is one of few schools which has been retrofitted as an Energy Plus building as part of the energy-efficient school research project “EnEff:Schule” sponsored by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. The original building complex (build 1960, useful area 2200sqm) is being converted into a compact building by extending the main building with two new buildings connected by light-flooded buffer spaces. Both the existing building and the new buildings will be highly insulated. The low remaining heating demand will be covered using an innovative concept, made reasonable by the low primary energy factor of the district heat in Rostock: A small-scale Organic Rankine Cycle system generates electricity using high-temperature district heat. The excess heat of the generator is then used to heat the building via low-temperature distribution systems. In combination with two small-scale onsite wind turbines and building integrated photovoltaics a positive primary energy balance is achieved. For this balance, the development of the primary energy factors (PEF) of the German electricity mix is crucial: With rising generation from renewable energies the PEF of electricity in Germany is going to descent, leading to higher primary energy factors of cogeneration systems. In the Mathias-Thesen-School in Rostock a detailed monitoring system was installed, which has been checked and reworked for proper functioning. First measures to optimize the HVAC system and user comfort have been taken. The second construction phase will take place in 2014, after which the performance of the ORC system and the Energy Balance will be analyzed in detail.

Simon Winiger; Sebastian Herkel; Gesa Haroske

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Thermal Energy Storage Retrofit at a Large Manufacturing Facility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper will describe the existing conditions, strategic planning, feasibility study, economic analysis, design, specification, construction, and project management for the 2.9 megawatt “full shift” chilled water thermal energy storage retrofit...

Fiorino, D.

427

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: BetterBuildings Lowell Final Report  

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The City of Lowell set four goals at the beginning of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: 1. Improve the Downtown Historic Park District’s Carbon Footprint 2. Develop a sustainable and replicable model for energy efficiency in historic buildings 3. Create and retain jobs 4. Promote multi?stakeholder partnerships The City of Lowell, MA was awarded $5 million in May 2010 to conduct energy efficiency retrofits within the downtown National Historical Park (NHP). The City’s target was to complete retrofits in 200,000 square feet of commercial space and create 280 jobs, while adhering to the strict historical preservation regulations that govern the NHP. The development of a model for energy efficiency in historic buildings was successfully accomplished. BetterBuildings Lowell’s success in energy efficiency in historic buildings was due to the simplicity of the program. We relied strongly on the replacement of antiquated HVAC systems and air sealing and a handful of talented energy auditors and contractors. BetterBuildings Lowell was unique for the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program because it was the only program that focused solely on commercial properties. BetterBuildings Lowell did target multi?family properties, which were reported as commercial, but the majority of the building types and uses were commercial. Property types targeted were restaurants, office buildings, museums, sections of larger buildings, mixed use buildings, and multifamily buildings. This unique fabric of building type and use allows for a deeper understanding to how different properties use energy. Because of the National Historical Park designation of downtown Lowell, being able to implement energy efficiency projects within a highly regulated historical district also provided valuable research and precedent proving energy efficiency projects can be successfully completed in historical districts and historical buildings. Our program was very successful in working with the local Historic Board, which has jurisdiction in the NHP. The Historic Board was cooperative with any exterior renovations as long as they were not changing the existing aesthetics of the property. If we were replacing a rooftop condenser it needed to be placed where the existing rooftop condenser was located. Receiving proper approval from the Historic Board for any external energy conservation measures was known by all the participating contractors. One area of the retrofits that was contentious regarded venting of the new HVAC equipment. Installing external stacks was not allowed so the contractors had to negotiate with the Historic Board regarding the proper way to vent the equipment that met the needs mechanically and aesthetically. Overall BetterBuildings Lowell was successful at implementing energy and cost saving measures into 31 commercial properties located within the NHP. The 31 retrofits had 1,554,768 square feet of commercial and multifamily housing and a total predicted energy savings exceeding 22,869 a year. Overall the City of Lowell achieved its target goals and is satisfied with the accomplishments of the BetterBuildings program. The City will continue to pursue energy efficient programs and projects.

Heslin, Thomas

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Multifamily Central Heat Pump Water Heaters (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

To evaluate the performance of central heat pump water heaters for multifamily applications, the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation team monitored the performance of a 10.5 ton central HPWH installed on a student apartment building at the West Village Zero Net Energy Community in Davis, California, for 16 months.

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Newporter Apartments: Deep Energy Retrofit Short-Term Results  

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This project demonstrates a path to meet the goal of the Building America program to reduce home energy use by 30% in multi-family buildings. The project demonstrates cost effective energy savings targets as well as improved comfort and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) associated with deep energy retrofits by a large public housing authority as part of a larger rehabilitation effort. The project focuses on a typical 1960's vintage low-rise multi-family apartment community (120 units in three buildings).

Gordon, A.; Howard, L.; Kunkle, R.; Lubliner, M.; Auer, D.; Clegg, Z.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates Mike Kennedy Mike D. Kennedy, Inc. Link to Accompanying Zipped Data Files (3.9 MB) This document is intended for use with the following documents: Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), NREL/TP-550-47427 Example Procedures for Developing Acceptance-Range Criteria for BESTEST-EX, NREL/TP-550-47502 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52414 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy

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Housing Archetype Analysis for Home Energy-Efficient Retrofit in the Great Lakes Region  

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This project report details activities and results of the 'Market Characterization' project undertaken by the Cost Effective Energy Retrofit (CEER) team targeted toward the DOE goal of achieving 30%-50% reduction in existing building energy use. CEER consists of members from the Dow Chemical Company, Michigan State University, Ferris State University and Habitat for Humanity Kent County. The purpose of this market characterization project was to identify housing archetypes which are dominant within Great Lakes region and therefore offer significant potential for energy-efficient retrofit research and implementation due to the substantial number of homes possessing similar characteristics. Understanding the characteristics of housing groups referred to as 'archetypes' by vintage, style, and construction characteristics can allow research teams to focus their retrofit research and develop prescriptive solutions for those structure types which are prevalent and offer high potential uptake within a region or market. Key research activities included; literature review, statistical analysis of national and regional data of the American Housing Survey (AHS) collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, analysis of Michigan specific data, development of a housing taxonomy of architectural styles, case studies of two local markets (i.e., Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids in Michigan) and development of a suggested framework (or process) for characterizing local markets. In order to gain a high level perspective, national and regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau was analyzed using cross tabulations, multiple regression models, and logistic regression to characterize the housing stock and determine dominant house types using 21 variables.

Kim, S. K.; Mrozowski, T.; Harrell-Seyburn, A.; Ehrlich, N.; Hembroff, L.; Bieburn, B.; Mazor, M.; McIntyre, A.; Mutton, C.; Parsons, G.; Syal, M. G.; Wilkinson, R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

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Exterior Insulation and Overclad Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Exterior Insulation & Overclad Exterior Insulation & Overclad Retrofits Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 - Austin, TX Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 2  Incredible practical experience:  New construction - nearly a century  Retrofit applications - many decades Exterior Insulation Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 3 1980s ON - a "weird" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 4 1990s ON - a "good" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 5 2000s ON - a "typical" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 6

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Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools  

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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

435

Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification  

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

436

HOLDSWORTH RETROFIT AND RENOVATION  

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INTRODUCTION The University of Massachusetts has a rapidly evolving commitment to reducing greenhouse gas relative to building area and activities. However, these efforts cannot reduce the total energy use or greenhouse gas emissions from current levels. Among the University's assets with the greatest potential

Schweik, Charles M.

437

Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed-Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit  

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Under this project, Newport Partners (as part of the BA-PIRC research team) evaluated the installation, measured performance, and cost-effectiveness of efficiency upgrade measures for a tenant-in-place DER at the Bay Ridge multifamily (MF) development in Annapolis, Maryland. The design and construction phase of the Bay Ridge project was completed in August 2012. This report summarizes system commissioning, short-term test results, utility bill data analysis, and analysis of real-time data collected over a one-year period after the retrofit was complete. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a 'base scope' retrofit which was estimated to achieve a 30%+ savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on 186 apartments, and a 'DER scope' which was estimated to achieve 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on a 12-unit building. The base scope was applied to the entire apartment complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. A wide range of efficiency measures was applied to pursue this savings target for the DER building, including improvements/replacements of mechanical equipment and distribution systems, appliances, lighting and lighting controls, the building envelope, hot water conservation measures, and resident education. The results of this research build upon the current body of knowledge of multifamily retrofits. Towards this end, the research team has collected and generated data on the selection of measures, their estimated performance, their measured performance, and risk factors and their impact on potential measures.

Lyons, J.; Moore, M.; Thompson, M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Exploring Cost-Effective, High Performance Residential Retrofits for Affordable Housing in the Hot Humid Climate  

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In 2009, a Department of Energy Building America team led by the Florida Solar Energy Center began working with partners to find cost-effective paths for improving the energy performance of existing homes in the hot humid climate. A test-in energy audit and energy use modeling of the partner's proposed renovation package was performed for 41 affordable and middle income foreclosed homes in Florida and Alabama. HERS1 Indices ranged from 92 to 184 with modeled energy savings ranging from 3% to 50% (average of 26%). Analyses and recommendations were discussed with partners to encourage more efficient retrofits, highlight health and safety issues, and gather feedback on incremental cost of high performance measures. Ten completed renovations have modeled energy savings ranging from 9% to 48% (average 31%.) This paper presents the project's process including our findings thus far and highlights of the first home to meet the target HERS Index of 70.

McIlvaine, Janet; Sutherland, Karen; Schleith, Kevin; Chandra, Subrato

2010-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

439

Light-RITE California The Lighting Retrofit Information, Training and Education program  

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to implementing best practices in California's public buildings Professor Michael Siminovitch (co-author with UC, CSC, CCC, CIEE, DGS) UC Davis Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency The Consortium of Public Building makers on the implementation of best practices for lighting retrofits. We need to quickly develop

California at Davis, University of

440

Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study bulletin describes the data center airflow management retrofit. The study includes information about how the data center energy densities (measured in power-use per square foot), increase energy savings for cooling, and how it can be realized by optimizing airflow pathways within the data center.

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441

Retrofit Measure Sheets  

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An existing chiller may be replaced by another compression-cycle chiller, but using refrigerants that do not have ... impact on global warming), or by a chiller operating on an absorption cycle (e.g., lithium bro...

Giuliano Dall’O’

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In an attempt to create a simplified tool for predicting leakage to the outside, the CARB team analyzed blower door test results from 112 attached dwelling units in four apartment complexes to investigate the correlation between building specifications and the ratio of guarded and solo test results.

443

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes- Washington, Oregon, and Idaho  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The goal of this project was to prototype and assess the performance of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of measures reduces energy used for space conditioning, water heating and lighting by 50% percent over typical manufactured homes.

444

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)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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:

445

Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

are receiving phased energy-saving retrofits in Florida. View the presentation. Alea German, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, described results from three case...

446

Building America Update - December 11, 2014 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

energy retrofits on 1 -story homes. Long-Term Monitoring of Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps in the Northeast Transformations, Inc. has extensive experience building their...

447

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

448

A decoupled whole-building simulation engine for rapid exhaustive search of low-carbon and low-energy building refurbishment options  

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This paper presents the development of a new building physics and energy supply systems simulation platform. It has been adapted from both existing commercial models and empirical works, but designed to provide expedient exhaustive simulation of all salient types of energy- and carbon-reducing retrofit options. These options may include any combination of behavioural measures, building fabric and equipment upgrades, improved HVAC control strategies, or novel low-carbon energy supply technologies. We provide a methodological description of the proposed model, followed by two illustrative case studies of the tool when used to investigate retrofit options of a mixed-use office building and primary school in the UK. It is not the intention of this paper, nor would it be feasible, to provide a complete engineering decomposition of the proposed model, describing all calculation processes in detail. Instead, this paper concentrates on presenting the particular engineering aspects of the model which steer away from conventional practise.

A.M. Rysanek; R. Choudhary

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, Building Science Corporation worked with production home builder K. Hovnanian to conduct testing at a single-family home in Waldorf, Maryland, constructed in accordance with the 2009 International Residential Code. The team used automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques to conduct a series of 25 tests to measure the garage and house air leakage and pressure relationships and the garage-to-house air leakage.

450

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, IBACOS, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, assessed a strategy for providing conditioned air to bedrooms when the bedroom doors are closed and measured potential thermal discomfort that occupants may experience when this strategy is used. Builders can use this information to discuss space conditioning options for low-load houses with their clients to determine acceptable comfort levels for occupants in these cost-optimized, energy-efficient houses.

451

National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet)  

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Between December, 2009 and December, 2012 42 deep energy retrofit (DER) projects were completed through a DER pilot program sponsored by National Grid and conducted in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 37 of these projects were comprehensive retrofits while 5 were partial DERs, meaning that high performance retrofit was implemented for a single major enclosure component or a limited number of major enclosure components. The 42 DER projects represent 60 units of housing. The comprehensive projects all implemented a consistent "package" of measures in terms of the performance targeted for major building components. Projects exhibited some variations in the approach to implementing the retrofit package. Pre- and post-retrofit air leakage measurements were performed for each of the projects. Each project also reported information about project costs including identification of energy-related costs. Post-retrofit energy-use data was obtained for 29 of the DER projects. Post-retrofit energy use was analyzed based on the net energy used by the DER project regardless of whether the energy was generated on site or delivered to the site. Homeowner surveys were returned by 12 of the pilot participants. Based on the community experience, this DER package is expected to result in yearly source energy use near 110 MMBtu/year or approximately 40% below the Northeast regional average. Larger to medium sized homes that successful implement these retrofits can be expected to achieve source EUI that is comparable to Passive House targets for new construction. The community of DER projects show post-retrofit airtightness below 1.5 ACH50 to be eminently achievable.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Performance Results for Massachusetts and Rhode Island Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Community  

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Between December, 2009 and December, 2012 42 deep energy retrofit (DER) projects were completed through a DER pilot program sponsored by National Grid and conducted in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 37 of these projects were comprehensive retrofits while 5 were partial DERs, meaning that high performance retrofit was implemented for a single major enclosure component or a limited number of major enclosure components. The 42 DER projects represent 60 units of housing. The comprehensive projects all implemented a consistent 'package' of measures in terms of the performance targeted for major building components. Projects exhibited some variations in the approach to implementing the retrofit package. Pre- and post-retrofit air leakage measurements were performed for each of the projects. Each project also reported information about project costs including identification of energy-related costs. Post-retrofit energy-use data was obtained for 29 of the DER projects. Post-retrofit energy use was analyzed based on the net energy used by the DER project regardless of whether the energy was generated on site or delivered to the site. Homeowner surveys were returned by 12 of the pilot participants. Based on the community experience, this DER package is expected to result in yearly source energy use near 110 MMBtu/year or approximately 40% below the Northeast regional average. Larger to medium sized homes that successful implement these retrofits can be expected to achieve source EUI that is comparable to Passive House targets for new construction. The community of DER projects show post-retrofit airtightness below 1.5 ACH50 to be eminently achievable.

Gates, C.; Neuhauser, K.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

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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

454

NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

455

Application of proactive behavioral techniques for the promotion of solar retrofit in condominiums: the Friars Village case study  

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The purpose of this project was to develop a program for marketing solar technology to the condominium market. As such, it was intended as a pilot study of retrofit solar water heating for multi-family residences. This objective was later expanded into developing a cooperative model with applicability to: residential housing (multi-family and single family high density); commercial buildings; retrofit and new construction; and water and space heating. An experimental program conducted in the Friars Village development in San Diego is described. The program provided residents with a structured approach to a solar analysis. It included: assessment of existing energy use; assessment of local attitudes concerning solar; review of local building codes affecting solar; analysis of the legal documents governing the condominium, selection of solar designers and contractors; solar system design alternatives; financing of systems; and other relevant information. Section II, provides background information on the development of the project and on the study site, Friars Village. Section III describes the original strategy for the project and the steps outlined to accomplish the goals set for the project. Section IV provides documentation for and results of the activities conducted during the course of the project. Section V provides some discussion of the lessons learned from the experience. (MCW)

Mick, C.; Callahan, D.; Garcia, R.; Spielberg, F.; Mick, U.

1980-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

456

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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to someone by E-mail to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research 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 Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

457

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Project Description Project Description Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, working with Building America researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Florida Solar Energy Center, upgraded this previously unoccupied 1996 home in Lake Worth, Florida to achieve an estimated 39% improvement in energy efficiency. The 1,573-ft 2 slab-on-grade, single- family home received extensive energy upgrades during its conversion to affordable and efficient housing for low-income families. By replacing the home's water heater, using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), reducing air infiltration, adding more ceiling insulation, and installing a central air conditioner, the home's annual energy bills are

458

Retrofit for Plastic Resin Driers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RETROFIT FOR PLASTIC RESIN DRIERS BABU JOSEPH PH.D. Supervising Engineer Southern California Edison Company, Irwindale, California GEORGE THURO Thuro, & Associates, Costa Mesa, California Plastic resins used in injection molding have... installation of dew point meters and a programmable controller to tailor the regeneration cycle to the required dew point temperature. Background It was estimated that there are about 450 plastic processors in the Southern California Edison service...

Joseph, B.; Thuro, G.

459

Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Retrofit Implementation - Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time Dianne Griffiths Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) April 2012 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, subcontractors, or affiliated partners 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

460

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Grocery Stores (Revised) (Book)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders successfully plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited in these guides. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. Grocery stores were selected as one of the highest priority sectors, because they represent one of the most energy-intensive market segments.

Hendron, B.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
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461

Energy-saving Renovation Technology Studies of Existing Residential Building in the Hot Summer and Cold Winter Summer Zone  

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The hot summer and cold winter zones are some of the key national construction energy conservation zones. In this paper, we analyzed the outside environment in the hot summer and cold winter zones and its influence on heat loss in an existing...

Dong, M.; Li, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork, Roseville, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Roseville, California PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Long-Term Monitoring of Occupied Test House Location: Roseville, CA Partners: K. Hovnanian® Homes®, www.khov.com IBACOS www.ibacos.com Building Component: Envelope, structural, HVAC ducts Construction: New Application: New; single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Hot-dry climate PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: 52 Projected Energy Savings: 11 million Btu/year heating and cooling savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $116/year Modifying the truss system of a new home to accommodate ductwork within an inverted insulated bulkhead along the attic floor can save energy by placing

463

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)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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.

464

Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan  

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China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) sets an ambitious target to reduce the energy intensity per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20% from 2005 to 2010 (NDRC, 2006). In the building sector, the primary energy-saving target allocated during the 11 FYP period is 100 Mtce. Savings are expected to be achieved through the strengthening of enforcement of building energy efficiency codes, existing building retrofits and heat supply system reform, followed by energy management of government office buildings and large scale public buildings, adoption of renewable energy sources. To date, China has reported that it achieved the half of the 20% intensity reduction target by the end of 2008, however, little has been made clear on the status and the impact of the building programs. There has also been lack of description on methodology for calculating the savings and baseline definition, and no total savings that have been officially reported to date. This paper intend to provide both quantitative and qualitative assessment of the key policies and programs in building sector that China has instituted in its quest to fulfill the national goal. Overall, this paper concludes that the largest improvement for building energy efficiency were achieved in new buildings; the program to improve the energy management in government and large scale public buildings are in line with the target; however the progress in the area of existing building retrofit particularly heat supply system reform lags the stated goal by a large amount.

Zhou, Nan; McNeil, Michael; Levine, Mark

2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

465

Occupant-in-Place Energy Efficiency Retrofit in a Group Home for 30% Energy Savings in Climate Zone 4  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy efficiency retrofits (EERs) face many challenges on the path to scalability. Limited budgets, cost effectiveness, risk factors, and accessibility impact the type and the extent of measures that can be implemented feasibly to achieve energy savings goals. Group home retrofits can face additional challenges than those in single family homes - such as reduced access (occupant-in-place restrictions) and lack of incentives for occupant behavioral change. This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an EER in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%. This short term test report chronicles the retrofit measures specified, their projected cost-effectiveness using building energy simulations, and the short term test results that were used to characterize pre-retrofit and post-retrofit conditions. Additionally, the final report for the project will include analysis of pre- and post-retrofit performance data on whole building energy use, and an assessment of the energy impact of occupant interface with the building (i.e., window operation). Ultimately, the study's results will be used to identify cost effective EER measures that can be implemented in group homes, given constraints that are characteristic of these buildings. Results will also point towards opportunities for future energy savings.

Moore, M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES | Department of...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

467

Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active...  

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

Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active Diesel Particulate Filters Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active Diesel Particulate...

468

Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training...  

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

Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and Credentialing - 2014 BTO Peer Review Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and...

469

Proposed passive solar retrofit project for the Tennessee Vallley Authority  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A program has been advocated to introduce the widespread use of passive solar techniques as an energy source for the heating and cooling of existing housing in the TVA region. The development of curricula and training of TVA's energy advisors, Valley contractors, and suppliers of passive solar retrofit products and services is discussed. In addition, the program will train and certify local teams who will provide technical assistance to contractors, inform the public through construction workshops, classes, information dissemination, and provide seminars for special target audiences such as bankers and real estate agents. The passive solar retrofit applications to be included in this program are attached solar greenhouses or sunspaces, direct and indirect solar gain systems, shading or screening devices such as trees and awnings, and movable insulation.

Yanda, S.B. (Solar Applications Branch, Hinesburg, VT); Hicks, S.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Reference Manual  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Reference Manual #12;#12;Retrofit Energy Savings commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does from the Department of Energy. Any conclusions or opinions expressed in this manual represent solely

471

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: United Resources Group Lighting  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

United Resources Group Lighting Conservation United Resources Group Lighting Conservation Comprehensive lighting software designed to analyze existing lighting systems and provide alternative systems that will offer energy-savings retrofit options with corresponding total wattage reduction, percent reduction, kilowatt hour savings, maintenance savings, net air conditioning savings, and a corresponding cost and dollar savings total with payback. Screen Shots Keywords Quantify, Lighting Conservation, Cost and Savings Validation/Testing Regular updates of wattage table. Expertise Required Some familiarity with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and the codes used to describe existing equipment which is in place at a site. Users 1 Audience Energy Efficiency Consultants, Energy Contractors, Architects, and Building

472

Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which soft-

473

Measuring energy-saving retrofits: Experiences from the Texas LoanSTAR program  

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In 1988 the Governor`s Energy Management Center of Texas received approval from the US Department of Energy to establish a $98.6 million state-wide retrofit demonstration revolving loan program to fund energy-conserving retrofits in state, public school, and local government buildings. As part of this program, a first-of-its-kind, statewide Monitoring and Analysis Program (MAP) was established to verify energy and dollar savings of the retrofits, reduce energy costs by identifying operational and maintenance improvements, improve retrofit selection in future rounds of the LoanSTAR program, and initiate a data base of energy use in institutional and commercial buildings located in Texas. This report discusses the LoanSTAR MAP with an emphasis on the process of acquiring and analyzing data to measure savings from energy conservation retrofits when budgets are a constraint. This report includes a discussion of the program structure, basic measurement techniques, data archiving and handling, data reporting and analysis, and includes selected examples from LoanSTAR agencies. A summary of the program results for the first two years of monitoring is also included.

Haberl, J.S.; Reddy, T.A.; Claridge, D.E.; Turner, W.D.; O`Neal, D.L.; Heffington, W.M. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Energy Systems Lab.] [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Energy Systems Lab.

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Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and Credentialing- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: David Riley, Penn State Targeting professionals, employers, and education program leaders in selected advanced energy retrofit (AER) project fields (including energy auditors, building operators, energy managers, and commissioning authorities), this project addresses the need for clearly defined competencies in critical fields supporting AER projects.

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Small Market Advanced Retrofit Transformation Program (SMART Scale) - 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: Colin Clark, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz Ecology Action’s Small Market Advanced Retrofit Transformation (SMART Scale) program is a new technical, business, and implementation model for delivering energy efficiency measures in small (50,000 square feet or smaller) commercial buildings.

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and techniques. The goal is to enable the nation to cut energy use in the commercial buildings sector by 20% by 2020.

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NREL: News Feature - OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings  

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OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings March 8, 2011 Lo ok around you. Odds are, you are indoors reading this story using a computer or mobile device, perhaps sipping on a favorite cup of coffee. If you are indoors at this moment, you're draining energy from one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. - a building. Together, residential and commercial buildings account for a staggering 40 percent of energy use in the United States. However, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing a suite of tools to tame this energy beast - and it is free to anyone who wants to use it. Whether retrofitting existing buildings or designing new buildings, energy modeling is a core component to changing a building from an energy guzzler

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NCSU Box 7401 Raleigh, NC 27695 (919) 515-3480 Toll Free 1-800-33-NC SUN Passive Solar Retrofit  

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SOLAR CENTER INFORMATION Passive solar retrofit is the adding of solar features to an existing house you begin a passive solar retrofit, you should make sure that your house is energy) for your house. You may also want to review passive solar principles described in the Solar Center

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Fluidized-bed retrofit a practical alternative to FGD  

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When SO/sub 2/ emissions from an existing utility boiler must be reduced, retrofitting for fluidized-bed combustion may be an attractive alternative. In addition to reducing atmospheric pollutants during combustion, FBC retrofits allow simultaneous burning of a wide range of low-cost fuels. Also, since new components are incorporated in the steam generator rather than added on as pollution-control equipment, they extend the use of the plant beyond its normal life expectancy. There are five types of fossil-fuel-fired boilers used by utilities (pulverized coal, cyclone, stoker, oil, and gas), and literally hundreds of designs. Not all of these designs lend themselves to FBC retrofit, and much depends on the size and age of the boiler. Units that are not structurally sound or that have extensive internal corrosion are generally not suitable. Boilers over 150 MW usually have complicated water circuitry and small furnace plan areas, and may not have enough space to accommodate the fluidized bed. Other important considerations are: Water/steam-circulation design, Furnace bottom-to-grade clearance, Air-heater type and arrangement, Boiler support, Type of particulate-control device, Fan capacity, Space available in the boiler island for alterations.

Stringfellow, T.E.; Nolte, F.S.; Sage, W.L.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Alternative Fuel Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on AddThis.com...

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Improving Building Envelope and Duct Airtightness of US Dwellings The  

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the building envelope and duct system airtightness of US single-family detached homes, manufactured homes, and multi-family homes, before and after energy retrofits. These data are part of the Residential Improving Building Envelope

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Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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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Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014 - | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

I, Existing Homes, on May 21, 2014, provides strategies for retrofitting exterior foundation insulation without an excavator. BAWebinartomschirber5-21-14.pdf More Documents &...

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide  

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Technical Assistance Program Technical Assistance Program Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide May 2011 This work has been performed by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and Energy Futures Group (EFG), under the Contract No. 4200000341 with Oak Ridge National Laboratory which is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC under Contract with the US Department of Energy No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. This document was prepared in collaboration with a partnership of companies under this contract. The partnership is led by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), and includes the following companies: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Energy Futures Group (EFG), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP), Natural

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Proposed and existing passive and inherent safety-related structures, systems, and components (building blocks) for advanced light-water reactors  

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A nuclear power plant is composed of many structures, systems, and components (SSCs). Examples include emergency core cooling systems, feedwater systems, and electrical systems. The design of a reactor consists of combining various SSCs (building blocks) into an integrated plant design. A new reactor design is the result of combining old SSCs in new ways or use of new SSCs. This report identifies, describes, and characterizes SSCs with passive and inherent features that can be used to assure safety in light-water reactors. Existing, proposed, and speculative technologies are described. The following approaches were used to identify the technologies: world technical literature searches, world patent searches, and discussions with universities, national laboratories and industrial vendors. 214 refs., 105 figs., 26 tabs.

Forsberg, C.W.; Moses, D.L.; Lewis, E.B.; Gibson, R.; Pearson, R.; Reich, W.J.; Murphy, G.A.; Staunton, R.H.; Kohn, W.E.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies The Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Enables Energy Efficiency Strategies, Ongoing Commissioning and Improved Operational Control Harry Sim CEO Cypress Envirosystems harry.sim@cypressenvirosystems.com www.cypressenvirosystems.com NASA Ames Reduced Project Cost by Over 80% with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies * Legacy Pneumatic Thermostats  Waste energy  High maintenance costs  Uncomfortable occupants  No visibility * Project Scope  14 buildings  1,370 pneumatic thermostats  Integration with campus BAS  Diagnostics for ongoing commissioning * Traditional DDC Retrofit  Cost over $4.1 million  Asbestos exposure/abatement  Occupants significantly disrupted

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Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho  

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Boise, Idaho is using an energy efficiency grant to retrofit hundreds of streetlights throughout the downtown area with energy-efficient LED bulbs, which will save money and improve safety and local quality of life.

Young, Clay; Oliver, LeAnn; Bieter, David; Johnson, Michael; Oldemeyer, Neal

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho  

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Boise, Idaho is using an energy efficiency grant to retrofit hundreds of streetlights throughout the downtown area with energy-efficient LED bulbs, which will save money and improve safety and local quality of life.

Young, Clay; Oliver, LeAnn; Bieter, David; Johnson, Michael; Oldemeyer, Neal

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Envelope Measures in Mild Climate Deep Energy Retrofits  

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Energy end-uses and interior comfort conditions have been monitored in 11 Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) in a mild marine climate. Two broad categories of DER envelope were identified: first, bringing homes up to current code levels of insulation and airtightness, and second, enhanced retrofits that go beyond these code requirements. The efficacy of envelope measures in DERs was difficult to determine, due to the intermingled effects of enclosure improvements, HVAC system upgrades and changes in interior comfort conditions. While energy reductions in these project homes could not be assigned to specific improvements, the combined effects of changes in enclosure, HVAC system and comfort led to average heating energy reductions of 76percent (12,937 kWh) in the five DERs with pre-retrofit data, or 80percent (5.9 kWh/ft2) when normalized by floor area. Overall, net-site energy reductions averaged 58percent (15,966 kWh; n=5), and DERs with code-style envelopes achieved average net-site energy reductions of 65percent (18,923 kWh; n=4). In some homes, the heating energy reductions were actually larger than the whole house reductions that were achieved, which suggests that substantial additional energy uses were added to the home during the retrofit that offset some heating savings. Heating system operation and energy use was shown to vary inconsistently with outdoor conditions, suggesting that most DERs were not thermostatically controlled and that occupants were engaged in managing the indoor environmental conditions. Indoor temperatures maintained in these DERs were highly variable, and no project home consistently provided conditions within the ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 heating season comfort zone. Thermal comfort and heating system operation had a large impact on performance and were found to depend upon the occupant activities, so DERs should be designed with the occupants needs and patterns of consumption in mind. Beyond-code building envelopes were not found to be strictly necessary for the achievement of deep energy savings in existing uninsulated homes in mild marine climates, provided that other energy end-uses were comprehensively reduced. We recommend that mild climate DERs pursue envelopes in compliance with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and pair these with high efficiency, off-the-shelf HVAC equipment. Enhanced building envelopes should be considered in cases where very low heating energy use (<1,000 kWh/year or <0.5 kWh/ft2-year) and enhanced thermal comfort (ASHRAE 55-2010) are required, as well as in those situations where substantial energy uses are added to the home, such as decorative lighting, cooling or smart home A/V and communication equipment.

Walker, Iain; Less, Brennan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of passive solar retrofit options  

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An evaluation framework has been developed which allows for the assessment of the role of passive solar retrofit in the nationwide reduction of conventional fuel use. Three types of analysis are proposed within this framework: the physical/technical capability of the present housing stock to incorporate passive solar retrofit; the economic feasibility of the application of retrofit designs; and the actual market potential or acceptance of these alternative retrofit options. Each type of analysis has specific data requirements and a series of evaluation procedures to help establish estimates of the potential for passive solar retrofit in the present housing stock. The data requirements with their respective sources and evaluation procedures for the first two types of analysis-physical/technical setting and economic feasibility, are examined. A distinction is drawn between community specific case studies and more generalized national assessments. Information derived from these three types of analysis, whether case specific or national in scope, can then be used in an evaluation of potential economic impacts. The establishment of regional economic benefits and costs werve as a measure of the merit or attractiveness of the implementation of a passive solar retrofit program.

Ben-David, S.; Kirchemen, C.; Martin, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments  

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This study examined a range of factors influencing energy consumption in households that had participated in residential energy-efficiency upgrades. The study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was conducted by faculty and staff of Portland State University Center for Urban Studies and Department of Economics. This work was made possible through the assistance and support of the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), whose residential energy-efficiency programs provided the population from which the sample cases were drawn. All households in the study had participated in the ETO Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. A number of these had concurrently pursued measures through other ETO programs. Post-retrofit energy outcomes are rarely investigated on a house-by-house basis. Rather, aggregate changes are ordinarily the focus of program impact evaluations, with deviation from aggregate expectations chalked up to measurement error, the vagaries of weather and idiosyncrasies of occupants. However, understanding how homes perform post-retrofit on an individual basis can give important insights to increase energy savings at the participant and the programmatic level. Taking a more disaggregated approach, this study analyzed energy consumption data from before and after the retrofit activity and made comparisons with engineering estimates for the upgrades, to identify households that performed differently from what may have been expected based on the estimates. A statistical analysis using hierarchal linear models, which accounted for weather variations, was performed looking separately at gas and electrical use during the periods before and after upgrades took place. A more straightforward comparison of billing data for 12-month periods before and after the intervention was also performed, yielding the majority of the cases examined. The later approach allowed total energy use and costs to be assessed but did not account for weather variation. From this statistical analysis, 18 study participants were selected and interviewed. The participants completed an in-home interview covering a range of topics, including changes in occupancy and additional changes to the homes that may have affected energy use. The goal of the interviews was to identify factors that may have contributed to unusual energy performance. These factors were identified by their frequency of occurrence in outperforming or underperforming homes, or simply by identifying factors that had the largest impact on overall savings. The motivations and levels of satisfaction with the outcomes of the upgrades were covered in detail, as well as extensive discussions of behaviors pertaining to thermal control, lighting, water, and appliance use. Most of cases studied achieved substantial energy savings, although it was more common for the projected savings to be greater than the demonstrated savings. Two factors that played a very large role in savings variation were 1) changes in occupancy and 2) fenestration improvements outside of the incentive programs. Motivation for pursuing the upgrades (e.g., environmental sustainability vs. comfort or cost savings) did not seem to play any role in achieving savings. Participants generally were more concerned with maintaining aesthetics through lighting than comfort through heating or cooling. They also seemed more likely to turn the lights off when leaving a room than to turn the heat off when leaving the home.

Lancaster, Ross; lutzenhiser, Loren; Moezzi, Mithra; Widder, Sarah H.; Chandra, Subrato; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

America Analysis Spreadsheets America Analysis Spreadsheets Building America Analysis Spreadsheets The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report. The spreadsheets provide the set of standard operating conditions-including hourly and monthly profiles for occupancy, lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous electric loads (MELs)-developed by Building America to objectively compare energy use before and after a retrofit, and against a Benchmark new construction building. Building America analysts may also find the spreadsheets useful for documenting and comparing building characteristics for the Building America projects (pre-retrofit vs. post-retrofit, or new construction test

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

School Bus Retrofit School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement The Illinois Department of Education will reimburse any qualifying school

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

School Bus Retrofit School Bus Retrofit Grant Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Grant Program The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Clean Diesel

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Retrofit Retrofit Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Program The goals of the Connecticut Clean School Bus Program are to: 1) establish grants for municipalities and local and regional school boards to reimburse

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Controlled Rocking System for Seismic Retrofit of Steel Truss Bridge Piers  

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1 Controlled Rocking System for Seismic Retrofit of Steel Truss Bridge Piers Michael Pollino1 and Michel Bruneau2 ABSTRACT In assessments of the seismic adequacy of existing steel bridges, the steel, especially for bridges deemed critical for response and recovery efforts following an earthquake. While

Bruneau, Michel

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Optimal Reliable Retrofit Design of Multiproduct Batch Plants  

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The problem of the retrofit design of a multiproduct batch plant arises, for example, when new production targets and market selling prices are specified for one or more products or when there is a need to improve the overall effectiveness of the existing plant by improving its reliability and maintainability characteristics. ... Given (i) a new production target, selling price, unit cycle times, and size factors for each product; (ii) the existing plant configuration, including the size, cost, reliability, and maintainability data for existing units; and (iii) the number, size, reliability, and maintenance characteristics and costs of new equipment available, determine (i) the net expected profit and the revised plant configuration, (ii) the method of grouping parallel units and various processing parameters for each production campaign, and (iii) the optimal inherent availability for selected new equipment. ... Moreover, they express their deep appreciation for the stimulating mix of wit, insight, and creativity that Art always brought to Delft. ...

Harish D. Goel; Margot P. C. Weijnen; Johan Grievink

2004-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising