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

Abstract

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.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
OSTI Identifier:
1059157
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102012-3786
KNDJ-0-40339-0
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by BA-PIRC, Cocoa, Florida
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COST OPTIMIZATION; ENERGY RETROFITS; BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; RENEWABLE ENERGY; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDING; BUILDING AMERICA; BUILDING AMERICA PARTNERSHIP FOR IMPROVED RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION (BA-PIRC); Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings

Citation Formats

Fairey, P., and Parker, D. Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1059157.
Fairey, P., & Parker, D. Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1059157.
Fairey, P., and Parker, D. Thu . "Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1059157. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059157.
@article{osti_1059157,
title = {Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States},
author = {Fairey, P. and Parker, D.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/1059157},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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