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Title: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program

Abstract

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As one of HPwES's local sponsors, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy analysis and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. To determine the benefits of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a statistical analysis using energy consumption data of HPwES homes provided by Austin Energy. This report provides preliminary estimates of average savings per home from the HPwES Loan Program for the period 1998 through 2006. The results from this preliminary analysis suggest that the HPwES program sponsored by Austin Energy had a very significant impact on reducing average cooling electricity for participating households. Overall, average savings were in the range of 25%-35%, and appear to be robust under various criteria for the number of households included in the analysis.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
910503
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-640-41903
TRN: US200724%%209
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HOUSEHOLDS; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; PERFORMANCE; RECOMMENDATIONS; US EPA; NREL; ENERGY STAR; AUSTIN ENERGY; HOME PERFORMANCE WITH ENERGY STAR; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY; EPA; HOME ENERGY SAVINGS; PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY; PNNL; HOME COOLING; Energy Analysis

Citation Formats

Belzer, D, Mosey, G, Plympton, P, and Dagher, L. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/910503.
Belzer, D, Mosey, G, Plympton, P, & Dagher, L. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/910503
Belzer, D, Mosey, G, Plympton, P, and Dagher, L. 2007. "Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/910503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/910503.
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title = {Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program},
author = {Belzer, D and Mosey, G and Plympton, P and Dagher, L},
abstractNote = {Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As one of HPwES's local sponsors, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy analysis and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. To determine the benefits of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a statistical analysis using energy consumption data of HPwES homes provided by Austin Energy. This report provides preliminary estimates of average savings per home from the HPwES Loan Program for the period 1998 through 2006. The results from this preliminary analysis suggest that the HPwES program sponsored by Austin Energy had a very significant impact on reducing average cooling electricity for participating households. Overall, average savings were in the range of 25%-35%, and appear to be robust under various criteria for the number of households included in the analysis.},
doi = {10.2172/910503},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {7}
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