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Title: ImBuild: Impact of building energy efficiency programs

ImBuild: Impact of building energy efficiency programs As part of measuring the impact of government programs on improving the energy efficiency of the Nation`s building stock, the Department of Energy Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) is interested in assessing the economic impacts of its portfolio of programs, specifically the potential impact on national employment and income. The special-purpose version of the IMPLAN model used in this study is called ImBuild. In comparison with simple economic multiplier approaches, such as Department of Commerce RIMS 2 system, ImBuild allows for more complete and automated analysis of the economic impacts of energy efficiency investments in buildings. ImBuild is also easier to use than existing macroeconomic simulation models. The authors conducted an analysis of three sample BTS energy programs: the residential generator-absorber heat exchange gas heat pump (GAX heat pump), the low power sulfur lamp (LPSL) in residential and commercial applications, and the Building America program. The GAX heat pump would address the market for the high-efficiency residential combined heating and cooling systems. The LPSL would replace some highly efficient fluorescent commercial lighting. Building America seeks to improve the energy efficiency of new factory-built, modular, manufactured, and small-volume, site-built homes through use of systems engineering concepts and more » early incorporation of new products and processes, and by increasing the demand for more energy-efficient homes. The authors analyze a scenario for market penetration of each of these technologies devised for BTS programs reported in the BTS GPRA Metrics Estimates, FY99 Budget Request, December 19, 1997. 46 figs., 4 tabs. « less
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 656887
Report Number(s):PNNL--11884
ON: DE98053025; BR: EC1001000; TRN: AHC29817%%447
DOE Contract Number:AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Apr 1998
Research Org:Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; I CODES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; RETROFITTING; CONSTRUCTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GAS HEAT PUMPS; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; MODULAR STRUCTURES