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Title: West Village Community. Quality Management Processes and Preliminary Heat Pump Water Heater Performance

Abstract

West Village, a multi-use project underway at the University of California Davis, represents a ground-breaking sustainable community incorporating energy efficiency measures and on-site renewable generation to achieve community-level Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals. When complete, the project will provide housing for students, faculty, and staff with a vision to minimize the community’s impact on energy use by reducing building energy use, providing on-site generation, and encouraging alternative forms of transportation. This focus of this research is on the 192 student apartments that were completed in 2011 under Phase I of the West Village multi-year project. The numerous aggressive energy efficiency measures implemented result in estimated source energy savings of 37% over the B10 Benchmark. There are two primary objectives of this research. The first is to evaluate performance and efficiency of the central heat pump water heaters as a strategy to provide efficient electric water heating for net-zero all-electric buildings and where natural gas is not available on site. In addition, effectiveness of the quality assurance and quality control processes implemented to ensure proper system commissioning and to meet program participation requirements is evaluated. Recommendations for improvements that could improve successful implementation for large-scale, high performance communities are identified.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), Davis, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
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) (Building America)
OSTI Identifier:
1219813
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102012-3582
5988
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308; KNDJ-0-40340-00
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ARBI; water heating; multifamily; student housing; heat pump water heaters; zero energy communities; QA/QC; residential; residential building; Building America

Citation Formats

Dakin, B., Backman, C., Hoeschele, M., and German, A. West Village Community. Quality Management Processes and Preliminary Heat Pump Water Heater Performance. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1219813.
Dakin, B., Backman, C., Hoeschele, M., & German, A. West Village Community. Quality Management Processes and Preliminary Heat Pump Water Heater Performance. United States. doi:10.2172/1219813.
Dakin, B., Backman, C., Hoeschele, M., and German, A. Thu . "West Village Community. Quality Management Processes and Preliminary Heat Pump Water Heater Performance". United States. doi:10.2172/1219813. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1219813.
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title = {West Village Community. Quality Management Processes and Preliminary Heat Pump Water Heater Performance},
author = {Dakin, B. and Backman, C. and Hoeschele, M. and German, A.},
abstractNote = {West Village, a multi-use project underway at the University of California Davis, represents a ground-breaking sustainable community incorporating energy efficiency measures and on-site renewable generation to achieve community-level Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals. When complete, the project will provide housing for students, faculty, and staff with a vision to minimize the community’s impact on energy use by reducing building energy use, providing on-site generation, and encouraging alternative forms of transportation. This focus of this research is on the 192 student apartments that were completed in 2011 under Phase I of the West Village multi-year project. The numerous aggressive energy efficiency measures implemented result in estimated source energy savings of 37% over the B10 Benchmark. There are two primary objectives of this research. The first is to evaluate performance and efficiency of the central heat pump water heaters as a strategy to provide efficient electric water heating for net-zero all-electric buildings and where natural gas is not available on site. In addition, effectiveness of the quality assurance and quality control processes implemented to ensure proper system commissioning and to meet program participation requirements is evaluated. Recommendations for improvements that could improve successful implementation for large-scale, high performance communities are identified.},
doi = {10.2172/1219813},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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