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Title: Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback

Abstract

The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building's heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Directorate of Logistics, Fort Devens, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6863765
Report Number(s):
PNL-8488
ON: DE93006627
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; OFFICE BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; COST ESTIMATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; MONITORING; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; THERMOSTATS; BUILDINGS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 320105* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Services- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Szydlowski, R. F., Wrench, L. E., O'Neill, P. J., and Paton, J. B. Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/6863765.
Szydlowski, R. F., Wrench, L. E., O'Neill, P. J., & Paton, J. B. Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback. United States. doi:10.2172/6863765.
Szydlowski, R. F., Wrench, L. E., O'Neill, P. J., and Paton, J. B. Fri . "Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback". United States. doi:10.2172/6863765. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6863765.
@article{osti_6863765,
title = {Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback},
author = {Szydlowski, R. F. and Wrench, L. E. and O'Neill, P. J. and Paton, J. B.},
abstractNote = {The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building's heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.},
doi = {10.2172/6863765},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}