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Public building retrofit

Technical Report:

Abstract

This report demonstrates the economic viability of cost effective, energy efficient retrofitting of a public building. The Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Canada/Yukon Conservation and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project undertook the demonstration project. The energy conservation features included increasing the insulation in the walls and ceiling, providing a 6 mm polyethylene air-vapour barrier and installing triple glazed windows on the north side. Also, an air-to-air heat exchanger and a combination wood/oil furnace were installed. However, neither of these latter features have been used since the completion of the renovations. In total, the features cost approximately $26,300. The energy conservation measures yielded less energy savings than expected. Although the T.C. Richard building is now consuming less heating oil (33% less); the amount of electricity used has increased by 146.6%. Overall the building achieved a 23% reduction in heating consumption (this figure takes into account the heat energy generated from the lighting system). Reasons for the low yield in energy savings can be attributed to the improper installation of the air-vapour barrier and not using the existing wood boiler. 1 fig. 5 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
YEDT-3766-4-16; CE-02917
Reference Number:
CANM-90-005363; EDB-90-077651; ERA-15-030548
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HOUSES; RETROFITTING; OFFICE BUILDINGS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; DIFFUSION BARRIERS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; GLAZING; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; THERMAL INSULATION; WINDOWS; WOOD BURNING FURNACES; YUKON TERRITORY; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; CANADA; COVERINGS; FURNACES; NORTH AMERICA; OPENINGS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-); 320105 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Services- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
7174331
Research Organizations:
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Yukon Territory Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism, Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: (36 p)
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Citation Formats

Not Available. Public building retrofit. Canada: N. p., 1982. Web.
Not Available. Public building retrofit. Canada.
Not Available. 1982. "Public building retrofit." Canada.
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title = {Public building retrofit}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {This report demonstrates the economic viability of cost effective, energy efficient retrofitting of a public building. The Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Canada/Yukon Conservation and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project undertook the demonstration project. The energy conservation features included increasing the insulation in the walls and ceiling, providing a 6 mm polyethylene air-vapour barrier and installing triple glazed windows on the north side. Also, an air-to-air heat exchanger and a combination wood/oil furnace were installed. However, neither of these latter features have been used since the completion of the renovations. In total, the features cost approximately $26,300. The energy conservation measures yielded less energy savings than expected. Although the T.C. Richard building is now consuming less heating oil (33% less); the amount of electricity used has increased by 146.6%. Overall the building achieved a 23% reduction in heating consumption (this figure takes into account the heat energy generated from the lighting system). Reasons for the low yield in energy savings can be attributed to the improper installation of the air-vapour barrier and not using the existing wood boiler. 1 fig. 5 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1982}
month = {Jan}
}