skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Multifamily Envelope Leakage Model

Abstract

The objective of the 2013 research project was to develop the model for predicting fully guarded test results (FGT), using unguarded test data and specific building features of apartment units. The model developed has a coefficient of determination R2 value of 0.53 with a root mean square error (RMSE) of 0.13. Both statistical metrics indicate that the model is relatively strong. When tested against data that was not included in the development of the model, prediction accuracy was within 19%, which is reasonable given that seasonal differences in blower door measurements can vary by as much as 25%.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, Norwalk, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, Norwalk, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1220450
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102015-4499
7061
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
residential; Residential Buildings; CARB; Building America; blower door testing; envelope leakage; single-family attached housing; multifamily apartments; guarded; unguarded; predicting fully guarded test results; empirical model; multi-linear regression model

Citation Formats

Faakye, O., and Griffiths, D. Multifamily Envelope Leakage Model. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1220450.
Faakye, O., & Griffiths, D. Multifamily Envelope Leakage Model. United States. doi:10.2172/1220450.
Faakye, O., and Griffiths, D. Fri . "Multifamily Envelope Leakage Model". United States. doi:10.2172/1220450. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1220450.
@article{osti_1220450,
title = {Multifamily Envelope Leakage Model},
author = {Faakye, O. and Griffiths, D.},
abstractNote = {The objective of the 2013 research project was to develop the model for predicting fully guarded test results (FGT), using unguarded test data and specific building features of apartment units. The model developed has a coefficient of determination R2 value of 0.53 with a root mean square error (RMSE) of 0.13. Both statistical metrics indicate that the model is relatively strong. When tested against data that was not included in the development of the model, prediction accuracy was within 19%, which is reasonable given that seasonal differences in blower door measurements can vary by as much as 25%.},
doi = {10.2172/1220450},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Fri May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: