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Title: Chapter 16: Retrocommissioning Evaluation Protocol. The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures

Abstract

Retrocommissioning (RCx) is a systematic process for optimizing energy performance in existing buildings. It specifically focuses on improving the control of energy-using equipment (e.g., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning [HVAC] equipment and lighting) and typically does not involve equipment replacement. Field results have shown proper RCx can achieve energy savings ranging from 5 percent to 20 percent, with a typical payback of two years or less (Thorne 2003). The method presented in this protocol provides direction regarding: (1) how to account for each measure's specific characteristics and (2) how to choose the most appropriate savings verification approach.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Posterity Group, Derwood, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1399360
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-7A40-68572
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; UMP; retrocommissioning; protocol

Citation Formats

Kurnik, Charles W., and Tiessen, Alex. Chapter 16: Retrocommissioning Evaluation Protocol. The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399360.
Kurnik, Charles W., & Tiessen, Alex. Chapter 16: Retrocommissioning Evaluation Protocol. The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures. United States. doi:10.2172/1399360.
Kurnik, Charles W., and Tiessen, Alex. Mon . "Chapter 16: Retrocommissioning Evaluation Protocol. The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures". United States. doi:10.2172/1399360. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399360.
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year = {Mon Oct 09 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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