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Title: West Village Student Housing Phase I: Apartment Monitoring and Evaluation

Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) worked with the University of California, Davis and the developer partner West Village Community Partnership (WVCP) to evaluate performance on 192 student apartments completed in September, 2011 as part of Phase I of the multi-purpose West Village project. West Village is the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. The campus neighborhood is designed to enable faculty, staff, and students to affordably live near campus, take advantage of environmentally friendly transportation options, and participate fully in campus life. The aggressive energy efficiency measures that are incorporated in the design contribute to source energy reductions of 37% over the B10 Benchmark. These measures include increased wall and attic insulation, high performance windows, high efficiency heat pumps for heating and cooling, central heat pump water heaters (HPWHs), 100% high efficacy lighting, and ENERGY STAR major appliances. The report discusses how measured energy use compares to modeling estimates over a 10-month monitoring period and includes a cost effective evaluation.
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  1. Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), Davis, CA (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
June 2014; residential; Residential Buildings; ARBI; Building America; HVAC; domestic hot water; heat pump water heater; energy efficiency; zero net energy; energy modeling; plugloads; student housing; behavior; multifamily​