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  1. Buildings Performance Database Overview | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. bpd_overview_2014.pdf (2.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database

  2. Building Performance Database | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance Database Building Performance Database Building Performance Database The Building Performance Database (BPD) is the nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. The BPD combines, cleanses and anonymizes data collected by Federal, State and local governments, utilities, energy efficiency programs, building owners and private companies, and makes it available to the public. The web site allows users to explore

  3. Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance Metrics Terminology Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology This document provides the terms and definitions used in the Department of Energys Performance Metrics Research Project. metrics_terminology_20090203.pdf (152.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Procuring Architectural and Engineering Services for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Transmittal Letter for the Statewide Benchmarking Process Evaluation Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program

  4. Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A...

  5. Building Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Building Performance Database » Building Performance Database Analysis Tools Building Performance Database Analysis Tools The BPD statistically analyzes the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Building Performance Database offers two primary methods to analyze building performance data. These are "Explore", which allows users to browse a single dataset within the

  6. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and ...

  7. Procedure for Measuring and Reporting Commercial Building Energy Performance

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barley, D.; Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    This procedure is intended to provide a standard method for measuring and characterizing the energy performance of commercial buildings. The procedure determines the energy consumption, electrical energy demand, and on-site energy production in existing commercial buildings of all types. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks to evaluate performance and verify that performance targets have been achieved.

  8. Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. ba_roadmap_highperformance_werling.pdf (2.82 MB) More Documents & Publications Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes

  9. About the Building Performance Database | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Analysis Tools » Building Performance Database » About the Building Performance Database About the Building Performance Database Open data has fueled entrepreneurship and transformed business in industries such as weather, GPS and health. However, the lack of empirical data demonstrating the relationship between building characteristics and energy performance is one of the primary barriers in the energy efficiency market. Recent advances in technology such as smart meters, and market and

  10. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes | Department of Energy Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes This Best Practices guide outlines energy performance techniques for historic homes. Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes (5.5 MB) More Documents &

  11. BEDES: Creating A Common Data Language for Building Energy Performance...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    dictionary for the language of data. BEDES provides a standardized set of common terms and definitions that different repositories of building energy performance data can align to. ...

  12. EIS-0061: Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Conservation and Solar Energy prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of implementing the Energy Performance Standard for new buildings, as mandated by Congress in Section 305 of the Energy Conservation Standards for New Buildings Ac t of 1976.

  13. Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings

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    Li, Cheng; Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-03-30

    Energy consumed by buildings accounts for one third of the world?s total primary energy use. Associated with the conscious of energy savings in buildings, High Performance Buildings (HPBs) has surged across the world, with wide promotion and adoption of various performance rating and certification systems. It is valuable to look into the actual energy performance of HPBs and to understand their influencing factors. To shed some light on this topic, this paper conducted a series of portfolio analysis based on a database of 51 high performance office buildings across the world. Analyses showed that the actual site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the 51 buildings varied by a factor of up to 11, indicating a large scale of variation of the actual energy performance of the current HPBs. Further analysis of the correlation between EUI and climate elucidated ubiquitous phenomenon of EUI scatter throughout all climate zones, implying that the weather is not a decisive factor, although important, for the actual energy consumption of an individual building. On the building size via EUI, analysis disclosed that smaller buildings have a tendency to achieving lower energy use. Even so, the correlation is not absolute since some large buildings demonstrated low energy use while some small buildings performed opposite. Concerning the technologies, statistics indicated that the application of some technologies had correlations with some specific building size and climate characteristic. However, it was still hard to pinpoint a set of technologies which was directly correlative with a group of low EUI buildings. It is concluded that no a single factor essentially determines the actual energy performance of HPBs. To deliver energy-efficient buildings, an integrated design taking account of climate, technology, occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance should be implemented.

  14. Commercial building energy efficiency standards & performance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Key Issues: * Lack of data in developing Chinese reference buildings Chinese partners surveyed design drawings to get building characteristics * Lack of cost database work ...

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5 Case Study, The Thermal Test Facility, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (Office/Laboratory) Building Design Floor Area: 10,000 SF Floors(1): 2 Aspect Ratio: 1.75 Offices Laboratories Conference Room Mechanical Level Shell Windows Material U-factor SHGC(2) Viewing Windows: Double Pane, Grey Tint, Low-e 0.42 0.44 Clerestory Windows: Double Pane, Clear, Low-e 0.45 0.65 Window Area(SF) North 38 South(3) 1,134 East 56 West 56 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value North Wall

  16. BEDES: Creating A Common Data Language for Building Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed the Building Energy Data Exchange Specification, or BEDES, to overcome a key barrier preventing the exchange and integration of building performance information: the time and expense involved in sharing data.

  17. Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Control | Department of Energy Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality Control Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality Control Artist rendering of the optical sensor for humidity monitoring under development. The sensor material is "interrogated" by an LED and a photodiode, and the signal is processed by the novel, all-digital phase detector. A minimal number of electronic parts are required, thus the electronic

  18. Building Energy Performance Data Transforming Markets

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    Statistically s igniBicant a t a 9 9.9% c onBidence i nterval Energy B enchmarking a nd T ransparency ENERGY S TAR R ating f or B uilding E f,iciency * EPA E NERGY S TAR o ffers a ...

  19. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2 Case Study, The Cambria Department of Environmental Protection Office Building, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania (Office) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Open office space (1) File storage area Two small labratories Conference rooms Break room Storage areas Two mechanical rooms Telecom room Shell Windows Material: Triple Pane, low-e with Aluminum Frames and Wood Frames Triple Pane Triple Pane Aluminum Frames Wood Frames U-Factor 0.24 U-Factor 0.26 Wall/Roof Primary Material R-Value Wall :

  20. Creating high performance buildings: Lower energy, better comfort

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    Brager, Gail; Arens, Edward

    2015-03-30

    Buildings play a critical role in the challenge of mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is estimated that buildings contribute 39% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [1] primarily due to their operational energy use, and about 80% of this building energy use is for heating, cooling, ventilating, and lighting. An important premise of this paper is about the connection between energy and comfort. They are inseparable when one talks about high performance buildings. Worldwide data suggests that we are significantly overcooling buildings in the summer, resulting in increased energy use and problems with thermal comfort. In contrast, in naturally ventilated buildings without mechanical cooling, people are comfortable in much warmer temperatures due to shifting expectations and preferences as a result of occupants having a greater degree of personal control over their thermal environment; they have also become more accustomed to variable conditions that closely reflect the natural rhythms of outdoor climate patterns. This has resulted in an adaptive comfort zone that offers significant potential for encouraging naturally ventilated buildings to improve both energy use and comfort. Research on other forms for providing individualized control through low-energy personal comfort systems (desktop fans, foot warmed, and heated and cooled chairs) have also demonstrated enormous potential for improving both energy and comfort performance. Studies have demonstrated high levels of comfort with these systems while ambient temperatures ranged from 64–84°F. Energy and indoor environmental quality are inextricably linked, and must both be important goals of a high performance building.

  1. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    1 Case Study, The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (Education) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Footprint: 3 Classrooms (1) 1 Conference Room 1 Adminstration Office Auditorium, 100 seats 6 Small Offices Atrium Wastewater Treatment Facility Shell Windows Material: Green Tint Triple Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Grey Tint Double Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Fenestration(square feet) Window Wall (2) window/wall l Atrium, Triple Pane (3)

  2. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    3 Case Study, The Visitor Center at Zion National Park, Utah (Service/Retail/Office) Building Design Vistors Center (1): 8,800 SF Comfort Station (2): 2,756 SF Fee Station: 170 SF Shell Windows Type U-Factor SHGC (3) South/East Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Low-e, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.44 0.44 North/West Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Heat Mirror, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.37 0.37 Window/Wall Ratio: 28% Wall/Roof Materials Effective R-Value Trombe Walls:

  3. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4 Case Study, The Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland (Office) Building Design Floor Area: 31,000 SF Floors: 2 Footprint: 220 ft. x (1) 2 Floors of open office space Attached pavilion containing: Meeting space Kitchen Staff dining Conference room Shell Windows U-Factor SHGC (2) Type: Double Pane, Low-e, Argon Filled Insulating Glass 0.244 0.41 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value Interior Wall plywood, gypsum, SIP foam, and sheathing 28.0 Exterior Wall gypsum and insulated

  4. Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    6 Case Study, The Solaire, New York, New York (Apartments/Multi-Family) Building Design Floor Area: 357,000 SF Units: 293 Maximum Occupancy: 700 Floors: 27 Site Size: 0.38 Acres Typical Occupancy(1): 578 Black-Water Treatment Facility (2) Shell Windows Material: Double Glazed, Low-e, Thermal Breaks with Insulated Spacers Operable Windows Fixed Windows Visual Transminttance 0.68 0.68 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.35 0.35 U-Factor 0.47 0.41 Wall/Roof Material R-Value Exterior Walls: Insulated

  5. Methodology for Modeling Building Energy Performance across the Commercial Sector

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Griffith, B.; Long, N.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.; Crawley, D.; Ryan, J.

    2008-03-01

    This report uses EnergyPlus simulations of each building in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to document and demonstrate bottom-up methods of modeling the entire U.S. commercial buildings sector (EIA 2006). The ability to use a whole-building simulation tool to model the entire sector is of interest because the energy models enable us to answer subsequent 'what-if' questions that involve technologies and practices related to energy. This report documents how the whole-building models were generated from the building characteristics in 2003 CBECS and compares the simulation results to the survey data for energy use.

  6. High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may incorporate HPSBD Guiding Principles at CD-1 through CD-4 for both new construction and existing buildings. High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM (2.35 MB) More Documents & Publications

  7. U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan Plan outlining DOE's ...

  8. Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint

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    Scheib, J.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2014-08-01

    NREL experienced a significant increase in employees and facilities on our 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado over the past five years. To support this growth, researchers developed and demonstrated a new building acquisition method that successfully integrates energy efficiency requirements into the design-build requests for proposals and contracts. We piloted this energy performance based design-build process with our first new construction project in 2008. We have since replicated and evolved the process for large office buildings, a smart grid research laboratory, a supercomputer, a parking structure, and a cafeteria. Each project incorporated aggressive efficiency strategies using contractual energy use requirements in the design-build contracts, all on typical construction budgets. We have found that when energy efficiency is a core project requirement as defined at the beginning of a project, innovative design-build teams can integrate the most cost effective and high performance efficiency strategies on typical construction budgets. When the design-build contract includes measurable energy requirements and is set up to incentivize design-build teams to focus on achieving high performance in actual operations, owners can now expect their facilities to perform. As NREL completed the new construction in 2013, we have documented our best practices in training materials and a how-to guide so that other owners and owner's representatives can replicate our successes and learn from our experiences in attaining market viable, world-class energy performance in the built environment.

  9. Realizing High-Performance Buildings; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-03-02

    High-performance buildings (HPBs) are exceptional examples of both design and practice. Their energy footprints are small, and these are buildings that people want to work in because of their intelligent structure, operations, and coincident comfort. However, the operation of most buildings, even ones that are properly constructed and commissioned at the start, can deviate significantly from the original design intent over time, particularly due to control system overrides and growing plug and data center loads. With early planning for systems such as submetering and occupant engagement tools, operators can identify and remedy the problems. This guide is a primer for owners and owners’ representatives who are pursuing HPBs. It describes processes that have been successful in the planning, procurement, and operation of HPBs with exceptional energy efficiency. Much of the guidance offered results from a series of semi-structured conference calls with a technical advisory group of 15 owners and operators of prominent HPBs in the United States. The guide provides a prescription for planning, achieving, and maintaining an HPB. Although the guide focuses on the operations stage of buildings, many of the operations practices are specified during the planning stage.

  10. U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Implementation Plan | Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan Plan outlining DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB). U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan (4.26 MB) More Documents & Publications Three Year Rolling Timeline

  11. Buildings Performance Database Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Overview Buildings.energy.gov/BPD BuildingsPerformanceDatabase@ee.doe.gov 2 * The BPD statistically analyzes trends in the energy performance and physical & operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database 3 Design Principles * The BPD contains actual data on existing buildings - not modeled data or anecdotal evidence. * The BPD enables statistical analysis without revealing information about individual buildings. * The BPD cleanses

  12. DEEP: A Database of Energy Efficiency Performance to Accelerate Energy Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoon Lee, Sang; Hong, Tianzhen; Sawaya, Geof; Chen, Yixing; Piette, Mary Ann

    2015-05-01

    The paper presents a method and process to establish a database of energy efficiency performance (DEEP) to enable quick and accurate assessment of energy retrofit of commercial buildings. DEEP was compiled from results of about 35 million EnergyPlus simulations. DEEP provides energy savings for screening and evaluation of retrofit measures targeting the small and medium-sized office and retail buildings in California. The prototype building models are developed for a comprehensive assessment of building energy performance based on DOE commercial reference buildings and the California DEER prototype buildings. The prototype buildings represent seven building types across six vintages of constructions and 16 California climate zones. DEEP uses these prototypes to evaluate energy performance of about 100 energy conservation measures covering envelope, lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plug-loads, and domestic hot water. DEEP consists the energy simulation results for individual retrofit measures as well as packages of measures to consider interactive effects between multiple measures. The large scale EnergyPlus simulations are being conducted on the super computers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The pre-simulation database is a part of an on-going project to develop a web-based retrofit toolkit for small and medium-sized commercial buildings in California, which provides real-time energy retrofit feedback by querying DEEP with recommended measures, estimated energy savings and financial payback period based on users’ decision criteria of maximizing energy savings, energy cost savings, carbon reduction, or payback of investment. The pre-simulated database and associated comprehensive measure analysis enhances the ability to performance assessments of retrofits to reduce energy use for small and medium buildings and business owners who typically do not have resources to conduct

  13. Using EnergyPlus to Perform Dehumidification Analysis on Building...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate. ... Walker and Sherman (2007) showed that, for an International Energy Conservation Code ...

  14. Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings

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    Hong, Tianzhen; Yang, Le; Hill, David; Feng, Wei

    2014-01-25

    Buildings consume more than one-third of the world?s primary energy. Reducing energy use in buildings with energy efficient technologies is feasible and also driven by energy policies such as energy benchmarking, disclosure, rating, and labeling in both the developed and developing countries. Current energy retrofits focus on the existing building stocks, especially older buildings, but the growing number of new high performance buildings built around the world raises a question that how these buildings perform and whether there are retrofit opportunities to further reduce their energy use. This is a new and unique problem for the building industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods are inadequate to look deep into the energy use of the high performance buildings. This study aims to tackle this problem with a new holistic approach powered by building performance data and analytics. First, three types of measured data are introduced, including the time series energy use, building systems operating conditions, and indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. An energy data model based on the ISO Standard 12655 is used to represent the energy use in buildings in a three-level hierarchy. Secondly, a suite of analytics were proposed to analyze energy use and to identify retrofit measures for high performance buildings. The data-driven analytics are based on monitored data at short time intervals, and cover three levels of analysis ? energy profiling, benchmarking and diagnostics. Thirdly, the analytics were applied to a high performance building in California to analyze its energy use and identify retrofit opportunities, including: (1) analyzing patterns of major energy end-use categories at various time scales, (2) benchmarking the whole building total energy use as well as major end-uses against its peers, (3) benchmarking the power usage effectiveness for the data center, which is the largest electricity consumer in this building, and (4) diagnosing HVAC

  15. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 13. PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Kaufman Heritage Conservation February 28, 2011 R February 28, 2011 * PNNL-20185 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michelle Britt, Michael C. Baechler, Theresa

  16. Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint

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    Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

    2011-05-01

    This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

  17. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS NREL Develops Web Portal to Compare Energy Performance of Building Products

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NREL Develops Web Portal to Compare Energy Performance of Building Products The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently launched a web-based tool for comparing the energy performance of promising building technologies. The Technology Performance Exchange (TPE) partners consumers, manufacturers, vendors, researchers and utilities with the hope of providing centralized access to product energy performance data to reduce evaluation costs and increase adoption of promising energy

  18. High Performance Homes That Use 50% Less Energy Than the DOE Building America Benchmark Building

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    Christian, J.

    2011-01-01

    This document describes lessons learned from designing, building, and monitoring five affordable, energy-efficient test houses in a single development in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. This work was done through a collaboration of Habitat for Humanity Loudon County, the US Department of Energy (DOE), TVA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).The houses were designed by a team led by ORNL and were constructed by Habitat's volunteers in Lenoir City, Tennessee. ZEH5, a two-story house and the last of the five test houses to be built, provided an excellent model for conducting research on affordable high-performance houses. The impressively low energy bills for this house have generated considerable interest from builders and homeowners around the country who wanted a similar home design that could be adapted to different climates. Because a design developed without the project constraints of ZEH5 would have more appeal for the mass market, plans for two houses were developed from ZEH5: a one-story design (ZEH6) and a two-story design (ZEH7). This report focuses on ZEH6, identical to ZEH5 except that the geothermal heat pump is replaced with a SEER 16 air source unit (like that used in ZEH4). The report also contains plans for the ZEH6 house. ZEH5 and ZEH6 both use 50% less energy than the DOE Building America protocol for energyefficient buildings. ZEH5 is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2632 ft2 house with a home energy rating system (HERS) index of 43, which qualifies it for federal energy-efficiency incentives (a HERS rating of 0 is a zero-energy house, and a conventional new house would have a HERS rating of 100). This report is intended to help builders and homeowners build similar high-performance houses. Detailed specifications for the envelope and the equipment used in ZEH5 are compared with the Building America Benchmark building, and detailed drawings, specifications, and lessons learned in the construction and analysis of data gleaned from 94

  19. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) - Better Buildings Neighborhood Program at Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance

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    Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

    2013-12-30

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training

  20. Model Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards (EEBPS) are statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include...

  1. Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This presentation is part of the SEE Action Series and provides information on Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

  2. A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking offers policy options and considerations to state utility commissions in providing access to energy use data to help commercial customers manage energy costs through building energy benchmarking.

  3. Buildings Performance Database

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Buildings Performance Database Paul Mathew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pamathew@lbl.gov (510) 486 5116 April 3, 2013 Standard Data Spec API 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Large-scale high-quality empirical data on building energy performance is critical to support decision- making and increase confidence in energy efficiency investments. * While there are a many potential sources for such data, they: - are dispersed

  4. An insight into actual energy use and its drivers in high-performance buildings

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    Li, Cheng; Hong, Tianzhen; Yan, Da

    2014-07-12

    Using portfolio analysis and individual detailed case studies, we studied the energy performance and drivers of energy use in 51 high-performance office buildings in the U.S., Europe, China, and other parts of Asia. Portfolio analyses revealed that actual site energy use intensity (EUI) of the study buildings varied by a factor of as much as 11, indicating significant variation in real energy use in HPBs worldwide. Nearly half of the buildings did not meet the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2004 energy target, raising questions about whether a building’s certification as high performing accurately indicates that a building is energy efficient and suggesting that improvement in the design and operation of HPBs is needed to realize their energy-saving potential. We studied the influence of climate, building size, and building technologies on building energy performance and found that although all are important, none are decisive factors in building energy use. EUIs were widely scattered in all climate zones. There was a trend toward low energy use in small buildings, but the correlation was not absolute; some small HPBs exhibited high energy use, and some large HPBs exhibited low energy use. We were unable to identify a set of efficient technologies that correlated directly to low EUIs. In two case studies, we investigated the influence of occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance on energy performance and found that both play significant roles in realizing energy savings. We conclude that no single factor determines the actual energy performance of HPBs, and adding multiple efficient technologies does not necessarily improve building energy performance; therefore, an integrated design approach that takes account of climate, technology, occupant behavior, and operations and maintenance practices should be implemented to maximize energy savings in HPBs. As a result, these findings are

  5. An insight into actual energy use and its drivers in high-performance buildings

    DOE PAGES-Beta [OSTI]

    Li, Cheng; Hong, Tianzhen; Yan, Da

    2014-07-12

    Using portfolio analysis and individual detailed case studies, we studied the energy performance and drivers of energy use in 51 high-performance office buildings in the U.S., Europe, China, and other parts of Asia. Portfolio analyses revealed that actual site energy use intensity (EUI) of the study buildings varied by a factor of as much as 11, indicating significant variation in real energy use in HPBs worldwide. Nearly half of the buildings did not meet the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2004 energy target, raising questions about whether a building’s certification as high performing accuratelymore » indicates that a building is energy efficient and suggesting that improvement in the design and operation of HPBs is needed to realize their energy-saving potential. We studied the influence of climate, building size, and building technologies on building energy performance and found that although all are important, none are decisive factors in building energy use. EUIs were widely scattered in all climate zones. There was a trend toward low energy use in small buildings, but the correlation was not absolute; some small HPBs exhibited high energy use, and some large HPBs exhibited low energy use. We were unable to identify a set of efficient technologies that correlated directly to low EUIs. In two case studies, we investigated the influence of occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance on energy performance and found that both play significant roles in realizing energy savings. We conclude that no single factor determines the actual energy performance of HPBs, and adding multiple efficient technologies does not necessarily improve building energy performance; therefore, an integrated design approach that takes account of climate, technology, occupant behavior, and operations and maintenance practices should be implemented to maximize energy savings in HPBs. As a result, these

  6. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Buildings Goal 3: High Performance Sustainable Buildings Maintaining the conditions of a building improves the health of not only the surrounding ecosystems, but also the well-being of its occupants. Energy Conservation» Efficient Water Use & Management» High Performance Sustainable Buildings» Greening Transportation» Green Purchasing & Green Technology» Pollution Prevention» Science Serving Sustainability» ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL The Radiological Laboratory

  7. Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wang, Na

    2013-03-13

    This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

  8. Webinar: Impacts of Energy Efficiency on the Financial Performance of Commercial Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy conducted a review of existing market research on the impact of Energy Efficiency and Green Labels on building financial performance. This webinar will review the results...

  9. Energy Department Helps Cities, Counties Evaluate and Improve Building Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Many states, counties, and cities are implementing their own building energy benchmarking and transparency policies to improve ways owners, tenants and others can access a building’s energy use. The main goal is to increase the awareness of energy usage to encourage businesses and communities to save energy and reduce pollution through efficiency upgrades while increasing the real estate valuation for high performing buildings. To help jurisdictions measure the impact of their benchmarking and transparency policy efforts, the Energy Department recently released the Benchmarking & Transparency Policy and Program Impact Evaluation Handbook. It walks jurisdictions through the evaluation steps, providing both a strategic planning framework and standard methodologies to measure the impacts of benchmarking programs and policies.

  10. Improving the Energy Performance of New and Existing Commercial Buildings: A DOE Status Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Holuj, Brian; Nicholls, Andrew K.; Sandahl, Linda J.; Torcellini, Paul

    2010-08-01

    It is technically and economically feasible for our nations commercial buildings to consume substantially less energy--and produce substantially less carbon dioxide--than they do. Yet owners of existing buildings are not taking full advantage of todays best energy saving technologies and practices; and developers of new buildings are, most often, constructing to minimum energy codes rather than pushing for greater efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is addressing these challenges by developing cost-effective technologies and practices that deliver significant improvements in commercial building performance. DOE, through its Commercial Building Initiative, is also collaborating with industry-leading companies and organizations to demonstrate, monitor, and help move these technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. Ultimately, DOEs dual strategy of pairing aggressive research and development with market engagement, demonstration, and deployment will dramatically improve the energy performance of new and existing commercial buildings throughout the nation.

  11. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document provides information on the use of energy savings performance contracts to reduce energy consumption and provide energy and cost savings in non-building applications.

  12. Save (More) Energy Now with Intelligent Industrial Buildings: High-Performance Stewardship of Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." - Lord Kelvin INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Benefits to Facilities Reduce energy use and costs * Lower carbon emissions * Increase energy security and resiliency * to energy disruptions 3 Boost productivity, performance, and * power quality Potentially garner traded credits * Sample Technologies DOE works with industry to develop and deploy energy-effcient technologies: Wireless sensor networks to *

  13. Greater Energy Savings through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy and Program Options

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    SEE Action Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group

    2014-05-30

    This paper lays out recommendations for linking existing policies and developing new policies, such that their success is based on the real energy savings achieved in buildings. This approach has the potential to affect the entire building lifecycle.

  14. The use of energy management and control systems to monitor the energy performance of commercial buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Heinemeier, K E

    1994-12-01

    Monitored data play a very important part in the implementation and evaluation of energy conservation technologies and programs. However, these data can be expensive to collect, so there is a need for lower-cost alternatives. In many situations, using the computerized Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCSs)--already installed in many buildings--to collect these commercial building performance data has advantages over more conventional methods. This method provides data without installing incremental hardware, and the large amounts of available operational data can be a very rich resource for understanding building performance. This dissertation addresses several of these issues. One specific objective is to describe a monitoring-project planning process that includes definition of objectives, constraints, resources and approaches for the monitoring. The choice of tools is an important part of this process. The dissertation goes on to demonstrate, through eight case studies, that EMCS monitoring is possible, and to identify and categorize the problems and issues that can be encountered. These issues lead to the creation, use, and testing of a set of methods for evaluation of EMCS monitoring, in the form of guidelines. Finally, EMCS monitoring is demonstrated and compared with conventional monitoring more methodically in a detailed case study.

  15. Model-based chiller energy tracking for performance assurance at a university building

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Piette, M.A.; Carter, G.; Meyers, S.; Sezgen, O.; Selkowoitz, S.

    1997-09-01

    Buildings and their various subsystems often do not perform as well as intended at the design stage. Building energy performance suffers from insufficient documentation of design intent, inadequate building commissioning, and a lack of robust methods for short term and continuous performance tracking. This paper discusses how calibrated models can be used to track building systems and component performance from design, through commissioning, and into operations. Models of the chillers energy use and efficiency were developed and used to evaluate energy performance and control changes to minimize energy use. The example discussed is based on an actual university building. A detailed discussion of the extrapolation and associated uncertainty of using six months of data to develop annual energy use scenarios from various chiller models is included. An important lesson concerning the design is that there was significant oversizing of the chillers resulting in poor part load performance and over $3,000 year of annual energy cost increases. The oversizing is related to extremely high estimates of office equipment loads. The oversizing also causes frequent cycling of chillers, which shortens chiller life. Due to the lack of careful start-up procedures, it appears construction debris fouled one of the new chillers, resulting in about $5,200 year in energy increases. Additional comments on design and commissioning issues are included. The monitoring, modeling, and software development efforts were developed to demonstrate the value of collecting and organizing information regarding design, commissioning, and ongoing performance. This case study is part of a larger effort to examine methods and technologies to improve buildings performance and develop interoperable Building Life-Cycle Information Systems (BLISS).

  16. BetterBuildings: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation, presented Aug. 5, 2010, covered the Home Performance delivery, HPwES, requirement of a HPwES sponsor and contractor, and next steps.

  17. Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process, facility, or organization ...

  18. High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

    2009-09-08

    This document presents a road map for improving the energy efficiency of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The report compiles input from a broad array of experts in healthcare facility design and operations. The initial section lists challenges and barriers to efficiency improvements in healthcare. Opportunities are organized around the following ten themes: understanding and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design; lighting; medical equipment and process loads; economic and organizational issues; and the design of next generation sustainable hospitals. Achieving energy efficiency will require a broad set of activities including research, development, deployment, demonstration, training, etc., organized around 48 specific objectives. Specific activities are prioritized in consideration of potential impact, likelihood of near- or mid-term feasibility and anticipated cost-effectiveness. This document is intended to be broad in consideration though not exhaustive. Opportunities and needs are identified and described with the goal of focusing efforts and resources.

  19. Review of California and National Methods for Energy PerformanceBenchmarking of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

    2005-09-05

    This benchmarking review has been developed to support benchmarking planning and tool development under discussion by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and others in response to the Governor's Executive Order S-20-04 (2004). The Executive Order sets a goal of benchmarking and improving the energy efficiency of California's existing commercial building stock. The Executive Order requires the CEC to propose ''a simple building efficiency benchmarking system for all commercial buildings in the state''. This report summarizes and compares two currently available commercial building energy-benchmarking tools. One tool is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Energy Performance Rating System, which is a national regression-based benchmarking model (referred to in this report as Energy Star). The second is Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cal-Arch, which is a California-based distributional model (referred to as Cal-Arch). Prior to the time Cal-Arch was developed in 2002, there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers but none that were based solely on California data. The Energy Star and Cal-Arch benchmarking tools both provide California with unique and useful methods to benchmark the energy performance of California's buildings. Rather than determine which model is ''better'', the purpose of this report is to understand and compare the underlying data, information systems, assumptions, and outcomes of each model.

  20. Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Simulation & Modeling Building Energy Simulation & Modeling Lead Performer: Lawrence ... Development (CBERD) conducts energy efficiency research and development with a focus ...

  1. Research Support Facility (RSF): Leadership in Building Performance (Brochure) (Revised), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Support Facility Leadership in Building Performance RSF RESEARCH SUPPORT FACILITY at the NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY Net Zero Energy Building Imagine an office building so energy efficient that its occupants consume only the amount of energy generated by renewable power on the building site. The building, the Research Support Facility (RSF) occupied by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employees, uses 50% less energy than if it were built to

  2. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

  3. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-04-01

    Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

  4. A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Maile, Tobias; Bazjanac, Vladimir; O'Donnell, James; Garr, Matthew

    2011-11-01

    Building energy performance is often inadequate when compared to design goals. To link design goals to actual operation one can compare measured with simulated energy performance data. Our previously developed comparison approach is the Energy Performance Comparison Methodology (EPCM), which enables the identification of performance problems based on a comparison of measured and simulated performance data. In context of this method, we developed a software tool that provides graphing and data processing capabilities of the two performance data sets. The software tool called SEE IT (Stanford Energy Efficiency Information Tool) eliminates the need for manual generation of data plots and data reformatting. SEE IT makes the generation of time series, scatter and carpet plots independent of the source of data (measured or simulated) and provides a valuable tool for comparing measurements with simulation results. SEE IT also allows assigning data points on a predefined building object hierarchy and supports different versions of simulated performance data. This paper briefly introduces the EPCM, describes the SEE IT tool and illustrates its use in the context of a building case study.

  5. Introduction to Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    Momentum behind zero energy building design and construction is increasing, presenting a tremendous opportunity for advancing energy performance in the commercial building industry. At the same time, there is a lingering perception that zero energy buildings must be cost prohibitive or limited to showcase projects. Fortunately, an increasing number of projects are demonstrating that high performance can be achieved within typical budgets. This factsheet highlights replicable, recommended strategies for achieving high performance on a budget, based on experiences from past projects.

  6. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    9Market Transformation 9.1 ENERGY STAR 9.2 LEED 9.3 Certification Programs 9.4 High Performance Buildings Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter contains data on two market transformation programs that reach across the United States and to other countries: the ENERGY STAR program, jointly administered by the U.S.

  7. A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group

    2013-05-23

    Offers policy options and considerations to state utility commissions in providing access to energy use data to help commercial customers manage energy costs through building energy benchmarking.

  8. High Performance Buildings Database

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

  9. Building Energy Asset Score

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) – Richland, WAProject Term: Ongoing ProgramFunding Type: Direct Lab FundingProgram Webpage: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Homepage

  10. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications A Joint Study by the United States Secretaries of Energy and Defense Authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 by Congress Prepared by US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Energy Management Program For questions and comments please contact: Schuyler Schell Federal Energy Management Program

  11. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Williams, Charles; Green, Andrew S.; Dahle, Douglas; Barnett, John; Butler, Pat; Kerner, David

    2013-08-01

    The findings of this study indicate that potential exists in non-building applications to save energy and costs. This potential could save billions of federal dollars, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, increase energy independence and security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Federal Government has nearly twenty years of experience with achieving similar energy cost reductions, and letting the energy costs savings pay for themselves, by applying energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) inits buildings. Currently, the application of ESPCs is limited by statute to federal buildings. This study indicates that ESPCs can be a compatible and effective contracting tool for achieving savings in non-building applications.

  12. Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Emerging Technologies » Building Energy Modeling Building Energy Modeling About the portfolio Building energy modeling (BEM)-physics-based calculation of building energy consumption-is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency. Established use cases include design of new buildings and deep retrofits, development of whole-building energy efficiency codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1) and performance-path compliance with those codes (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1 "Appendix G" Performance

  13. Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties: Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program Rois Langner, Bob Hendron, and Eric Bonnema Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-60976 August 2014 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National

  14. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2014-03-14

    Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

  15. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2016-07-12

    Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

  16. Office Buildings - Energy Consumption

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Energy Consumption Office buildings consumed more than 17 percent of the total energy used by the commercial buildings sector (Table 4). At least half of total energy, electricity,...

  17. Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    As part of the administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced $4 million to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes.

  18. Energy Standards for State Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The State is still required by statute to adopt planning and construction standards for state buildings that conserve energy and optimize the energy performance of new buildings. The standards mu...

  19. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

  20. Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes The webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that ...

  1. INL High Performance Building Strategy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jennifer D. Morton

    2010-02-01

    High performance buildings, also known as sustainable buildings and green buildings, are resource efficient structures that minimize the impact on the environment by using less energy and water, reduce solid waste and pollutants, and limit the depletion of natural resources while also providing a thermally and visually comfortable working environment that increases productivity for building occupants. As Idaho National Laboratory (INL) becomes the nation’s premier nuclear energy research laboratory, the physical infrastructure will be established to help accomplish this mission. This infrastructure, particularly the buildings, should incorporate high performance sustainable design features in order to be environmentally responsible and reflect an image of progressiveness and innovation to the public and prospective employees. Additionally, INL is a large consumer of energy that contributes to both carbon emissions and resource inefficiency. In the current climate of rising energy prices and political pressure for carbon reduction, this guide will help new construction project teams to design facilities that are sustainable and reduce energy costs, thereby reducing carbon emissions. With these concerns in mind, the recommendations described in the INL High Performance Building Strategy (previously called the INL Green Building Strategy) are intended to form the INL foundation for high performance building standards. This revised strategy incorporates the latest federal and DOE orders (Executive Order [EO] 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance” [2009], EO 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management” [2007], and DOE Order 430.2B, “Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy, and Transportation Management” [2008]), the latest guidelines, trends, and observations in high performance building construction, and the latest changes to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  2. Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    influence a building, including incentives, utilities, weather, climate, and locationground temperature. Municipalities and Renewable Energy Opportunities Building...

  3. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wall, L.W.; Rosenfeld, A.H.

    1982-12-01

    Recent accomplishments in buildings energy research by the diverse groups in the Energy Efficient Buildings Program at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) are summarized. We review technological progress in the areas of ventilation and indoor air quality, buildings energy performance, computer modeling, windows, and artificial lighting. The need for actual consumption data to track accurately the improving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressed by the Buildings Energy Data (BED) Group at LBL. We summarize results to date from our Building Energy Use Compilation and Analysis (BECA) studies, which include time trends in the energy consumption of new commercial and new residential buildings, the measured savings being attained by both commercial and residential retrofits, and the cost-effectiveness of buildings energy conservation measures. We also examine recent comparisons of predicted vs. actual energy usage/savings, and present the case for building energy use labels.

  4. Buildings Energy Databook

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2 BUILDINGS ENERGY DATABOOK U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Buildings Energy Databook The United States Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has developed this Buildings Energy Databook to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings-related data and to promote the use of such data for consistency throughout DOE programs. The Databook is considered

  5. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Public Act 093-0936 (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became...

  6. Specification and implementation of IFC based performance metrics to support building life cycle assessment of hybrid energy systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Morrissey, Elmer; O'Donnell, James; Keane, Marcus; Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2004-03-29

    Minimizing building life cycle energy consumption is becoming of paramount importance. Performance metrics tracking offers a clear and concise manner of relating design intent in a quantitative form. A methodology is discussed for storage and utilization of these performance metrics through an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) instantiated Building Information Model (BIM). The paper focuses on storage of three sets of performance data from three distinct sources. An example of a performance metrics programming hierarchy is displayed for a heat pump and a solar array. Utilizing the sets of performance data, two discrete performance effectiveness ratios may be computed, thus offering an accurate method of quantitatively assessing building performance.

  7. ESPC 2.0: How New Twists on Energy Savings Performance Contracting are Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Join Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Allies to learn how Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is moving beyond the traditional education and hospital sector markets.

  8. Building energy analysis tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Brackney, Larry; Parker, Andrew; Long, Nicholas; Metzger, Ian; Dean, Jesse; Lisell, Lars

    2016-04-12

    A building energy analysis system includes a building component library configured to store a plurality of building components, a modeling tool configured to access the building component library and create a building model of a building under analysis using building spatial data and using selected building components of the plurality of building components stored in the building component library, a building analysis engine configured to operate the building model and generate a baseline energy model of the building under analysis and further configured to apply one or more energy conservation measures to the baseline energy model in order to generate one or more corresponding optimized energy models, and a recommendation tool configured to assess the one or more optimized energy models against the baseline energy model and generate recommendations for substitute building components or modifications.

  9. Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. BPD Priority List.pdf More Documents...

  10. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and ...

  11. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    science and bioscience capabiities. Occupational Medicine will become a High Performance Sustainable Building in 2013. On the former County landfill, a photovoltaic array field...

  12. Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases

  13. BuildingSync | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » BuildingSync BuildingSync BuildingSync® is a standardized language for commercial building energy audit data that software developers can use to exchange data between audit tools. For information on BuildingSync, please visit https://buildingsync.net. Buildings Home About Emerging Technologies Residential Buildings Commercial Buildings Analysis Tools Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform Building Performance Database Energy Asset Score OpenStudio

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2006 Iowa enacted H.F. 2361, requiring the State Building Commissioner to adopt energy conservation requirements based on a nationally recognized building energy code. The State Building Code...

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Search What Is the Buildings Energy Data Book? The Data Book includes statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics. The Building Technologies Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy developed this resource to provide a

  16. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.2 Federal Buildings and Facilities Characteristics 4.3 Federal Buildings and Facilities Expenditures 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download

  17. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In March 2006, SB 459 was enacted to promote renewable energy and update the state's building energy codes.

  18. Energy Conservation in State Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 1992 the state enacted legislation requiring the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the DGS to set energy performance standards that would reduce energy consumption in state buildings by...

  19. Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Existing Homes | Department of Energy High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes The webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that have implemented technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability. Presenters answered tough questions such as: How can builders deal with increasing exterior foundation

  20. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 13: Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Britt, Michelle L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Makela, Erin KB; Schneider, Elaine C.; Kaufman, Ned

    2011-03-01

    This guide is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building America’s research teams. Building America brings together the nation’s leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. The guide is available for download from the DOE Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

  1. Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidelines Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Lead Performer: National Institute for Building Sciences - Washington, DC FY16 DOE Funding: $75,000 Project Term: Ongoing program Project Objective The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines address commercial building workforce training and certification programs aimed at increasing the overall level of competency for four key energyrelated jobs: building energy auditor, building commissioning professional, energy manager and building operations

  2. Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    work, live, learn, govern, heal, worship, and play in buildings-and they require enormous energy resources. Related Links Buildings Gateway Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

  3. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Connecticut Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements by reviewing, developing, adopting and...

  4. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

  5. Whole Building Energy Simulation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

  6. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-06-20

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A and provides useful information on the incorporation of high performance sustainable building principles into building-related General Plant Projects and Institutional General Plant Projects at DOE sites. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-6A. Does not cancel other directives.

  7. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    Education Teach & Learn

    This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory—a model for high-performance office building design.

  8. Building Energy Codes Compliance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compliance Building Energy Codes Compliance Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $2,356,569 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes for residential and commercial buildings. PNNL provides technical assistance to states and localities

  9. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.2 Building Sector Expenditures 1.3 Value of Construction and Research 1.4 Environmental Data 1.5 Generic Fuel Quad and Comparison 1.6 Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies 2The Residential Sector 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy

  10. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    The Energy Index for Commercial Buildings Welcome to the Energy Index for Commercial Buildings. Data for this tool comes from the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Select categories from the CBECS micro data allow users to search on common building characteristics that impact energy use. Users may select multiple criteria, however if the resulting sample size is too small, the data will be unreliable. If nothing is selected

  11. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09

    This Guide highlights the DOE O 413.3B drivers for incorporating high performance sustainable building (HPSB) principles into Critical Decisions 1 through 4 and provides guidance for implementing the Order's HPSB requirements.

  12. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09

    This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Supersedes DOE G 413.3-6.

  13. Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation The Building Technologies Office (BTO) uses performance metrics to standardize the measurement and characterization of energy performance in commercial buildings. These metrics help inform the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings and highlight opportunities to improve performance. Various tiers of metrics are available for different users. Performance

  14. WEBINAR: LED LIGHTING IN A PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    LED LIGHTING IN A PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING WEBINAR: LED LIGHTING IN A PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING Can LEDs render skin tones and makeup accurately in a dressing room? Can they provide the vertical footcandles in a studio to make dancers' bodies visible, or deliver acting studio lighting to bring out facial expressions and body movements? Can LEDs deliver adequate flicker-free light in the Scene Shop, where students are using saws and other construction tools? And, can they compete with halogen on

  15. Roof-top solar energy potential under performance-based building energy codes: The case of Spain

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Izquierdo, Salvador; Montanes, Carlos; Dopazo, Cesar; Fueyo, Norberto

    2011-01-15

    The quantification at regional level of the amount of energy (for thermal uses and for electricity) that can be generated by using solar systems in buildings is hindered by the availability of data for roof area estimation. In this note, we build on an existing geo-referenced method for determining available roof area for solar facilities in Spain to produce a quantitative picture of the likely limits of roof-top solar energy. The installation of solar hot water systems (SHWS) and photovoltaic systems (PV) is considered. After satisfying up to 70% (if possible) of the service hot water demand in every municipality, PV systems are installed in the remaining roof area. Results show that, applying this performance-based criterion, SHWS would contribute up to 1662 ktoe/y of primary energy (or 68.5% of the total thermal-energy demand for service hot water), while PV systems would provide 10 T W h/y of electricity (or 4.0% of the total electricity demand). (author)

  16. Building Energy Codes Rulemaking | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Rulemaking Building Energy Codes Rulemaking Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $429,082 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes. DOE is directed by statute to review updated editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

  17. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Building Codes Project for the 2013 ...

  18. Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes03_guttman_040213.pdf (544.21 KB) More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Building America System Research

  19. 2015 Building Energy Summit

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2015 Building Energy Summit brings together leaders from both the public and private sector to debate and discuss energy efficient technologies and solutions, energy policy, funding and incentives, alternative sources of energy, and more.

  20. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Explore Survey Data from the Energy Information Administration Follow the links below to two easy-to-use query tools, developed exclusively for this website. With these tools you can explore results from the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). Commercial Buildings Energy Index Use this custom query tool to analyze micro data from CBECS 2003. Residential Buildings Energy Index Use this custom Microsoft Excel pivot table to

  1. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hong, Tianzhen; Feng, Wei; Lu, Alison; Xia, Jianjun; Yang, Le; Shen, Qi; Im, Piljae; Bhandari, Mahabir

    2013-06-01

    U.S. and China are the world’s top two economics. Together they consumed one-third of the world’s primary energy. It is an unprecedented opportunity and challenge for governments, researchers and industries in both countries to join together to address energy issues and global climate change. Such joint collaboration has huge potential in creating new jobs in energy technologies and services. Buildings in the US and China consumed about 40% and 25% of the primary energy in both countries in 2010 respectively. Worldwide, the building sector is the largest contributor to the greenhouse gas emission. Better understanding and improving the energy performance of buildings is a critical step towards sustainable development and mitigation of global climate change. This project aimed to develop a standard methodology for building energy data definition, collection, presentation, and analysis; apply the developed methods to a standardized energy monitoring platform, including hardware and software, to collect and analyze building energy use data; and compile offline statistical data and online real-time data in both countries for fully understanding the current status of building energy use. This helps decode the driving forces behind the discrepancy of building energy use between the two countries; identify gaps and deficiencies of current building energy monitoring, data collection, and analysis; and create knowledge and tools to collect and analyze good building energy data to provide valuable and actionable information for key stakeholders.

  2. Building America Case Study: Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program High-Performance Test Homes; Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-05-01

    ?This project represents the third phase of a multi-year effort to develop and bring to market a High Performance Manufactured Home (HPMH). The scope of this project involved building four HPMH prototypes, resulting in what is expected to be a 30% savings relative to the Building America Benchmark. (The actual % savings varies depending on choice of heating equipment and climate zone). The HPMH home is intended to make significant progress toward performing as zero-net-energy ready. Previous phases of this project created a HPMH specification and prototyped individual measures from the package to obtain engineering approvals and develop preliminary factory construction processes. This report describes the project team's work during 2014 to build prototype homes to the HPMH specifications and to monitor the homes for energy performance and durability during 2014. Monitoring is expected to continue into 2016.
    home is intended to make significant progress toward performing as zero-net-energy ready. Previous phases of this project created a HPMH specification and prototyped individual measures from the package to obtain engineering approvals and develop preliminary factory construction processes. This report describes the project team's work during 2014 to build prototype homes to the HPMH specifications and to monitor the homes for energy performance and durability during 2014. Monitoring is expected to continue into 2016.

  3. Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technical Update Meeting - April 29, 2013 Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Eric Werling Building America Coordinator Denver, CO April 29, 2013 Building Technology Office U.S. Department of Energy EERE's National Mission Mission: To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down

  4. Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide"Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Selkowitz, Stephen; Selkowitz, Stephen; Granderson, Jessica; Haves, Philip; Mathew, Paul; Harris, Jeff

    2008-06-16

    It is widely accepted that if the United States is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector. While there have been some notable but modest successes with mandatory and voluntary programs, there have also been puzzling failures to achieve expected savings. Collectively, these programs have not yet reached the majority of the building stock, nor have they yet routinely produced very large savings in individual buildings. Several trends that have the potential to change this are noteworthy: (1) the growing market interest in 'green buildings' and 'sustainable design', (2) the major professional societies (e.g. AIA, ASHRAE) have more aggressively adopted significant improvements in energy efficiency as strategic goals, e.g. targeting 'zero energy', carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this vision is widely accepted as desirable, unless there are significant changes to the way buildings are routinely designed, delivered and operated, zero energy buildings will remain a niche phenomenon rather than a sector-wide reality. Toward that end, a public/private coalition including the Alliance to Save Energy, LBNL, AIA, ASHRAE, USGBC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are developing an 'action plan' for moving the U.S. commercial building sector towards zero energy performance. It addresses regional action in a national framework; integrated deployment, demonstration and R&D threads; and would focus on measurable, visible performance indicators. This paper outlines this action plan, focusing on the challenge, the key themes, and the strategies and actions leading to substantial reductions in GHG emissions by 2030.

  5. Regional variations in US residential sector fuel prices: implications for development of building energy performance standards

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Nieves, L.A.; Tawil, J.J.; Secrest, T.J.

    1981-03-01

    The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings presented life-cycle-cost based energy budgets for single-family detached residences. These energy budgets varied with regional climatic conditions but were all based on projections of national average prices for gas, oil and electricity. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicated that further analysis of the appropriateness of various price measures for use in setting the Standards was under way. This part of that ongoing analysis addresses the availability of fuel price projections, the variation in fuel prices and escalation rates across the US and the effects of aggregating city price data to the state, Region, or national level. The study only provides a portion of the information required to identify the best price aggregation level for developing of the standards. The research addresses some of the economic efficiency considerations necessary for design of a standard that affects heterogeneous regions. The first section discusses the effects of price variation among and within regions on the efficiency of resource allocation when a standard is imposed. Some evidence of the extreme variability in fuel prices across the US is presented. In the second section, time series, cross-sectional fuel price data are statistically analyzed to determine the similarity in mean fuel prices and price escalation rates when the data are treated at increasing levels of aggregation. The findings of this analysis are reported in the third section, while the appendices contain price distributions details. The last section reports the availability of price projections and discusses some EIA projections compared with actual prices.

  6. Building Science Education | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Education Building Science Education student photo.jpg The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. The Building Science Education Roadmap, developed by DOE and leaders of the building

  7. Improved data and procedures needed for development and implementation of building energy performance standards

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Staats, E.B.

    1980-12-23

    Energy conservation standards for new buildings being developed by the DOE are discussed. Specifically, it addresses: (1) what still needs to be done before sound standards can be issued, (2) the need to transfer implementation responsibility for the standards from the US HUD to the DOE, and (3) the inappropriateness of the proposed sanction for noncompliance in view of the large decrease in expected energy savings.

  8. Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties: Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Langner, R.; Hendron, B.; Bonnema, E.

    2014-08-01

    The small buildings and small portfolios (SBSP) sector face a number of barriers that inhibit SBSP owners from adopting energy efficiency solutions. This pilot project focused on overcoming two of the largest barriers to financing energy efficiency in small buildings: disproportionately high transaction costs and unknown or unacceptable risk. Solutions to these barriers can often be at odds, because inexpensive turnkey solutions are often not sufficiently tailored to the unique circumstances of each building, reducing confidence that the expected energy savings will be achieved. To address these barriers, NREL worked with two innovative, forward-thinking lead partners, Michigan Saves and Energi, to develop technical solutions that provide a quick and easy process to encourage energy efficiency investments while managing risk. The pilot project was broken into two stages: the first stage focused on reducing transaction costs, and the second stage focused on reducing performance risk. In the first stage, NREL worked with the non-profit organization, Michigan Saves, to analyze the effects of 8 energy efficiency measures (EEMs) on 81 different baseline small office building models in Holland, Michigan (climate zone 5A). The results of this analysis (totaling over 30,000 cases) are summarized in a simple spreadsheet tool that enables users to easily sort through the results and find appropriate small office EEM packages that meet a particular energy savings threshold and are likely to be cost-effective.

  9. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Missouri does not have a statewide building or energy code for private residential and commercial buildings, and there currently is no state regulatory agency authorized to promulgate, adopt, or...

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards has authority to promulgate the Massachusetts State Building Code (MSBC). The energy provisions in the MSBC were developed by the Boa...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more deta...

  13. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

  14. Guam- Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

  15. Energy Simulator Residential Buildings

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    1992-02-24

    SERI-RES performs thermal energy analysis of residential or small commercial buildings and has the capability of modeling passive solar equipment such as rock beds, trombe walls, and phase change material. The analysis is accomplished by simulation. A thermal model of the building is created by the user and translated into mathematical form by the program. The mathematical equations are solved repeatedly at time intervals of one hour or less for the period of simulation. Themore » mathematical representation of the building is a thermal network with nonlinear, temperature-dependent controls. A combination of forward finite differences, Jacobian iteration, and constrained optimization techniques is used to obtain a solution. An auxiliary interactive editing program, EDITOR, is included for creating building descriptions. EDITOR checks the validity of the input data and also provides facilities for storing and referencing several types of building description files. Some of the data files used by SERI-RES need to be implemented as direct-access files. Programs are included to convert sequential files to direct-access files and vice versa.« less

  16. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy...

  17. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    performance of the building enclosure, reduce the cost of energy-efficient construction, and simplify the construction process, all while accommodating higher levels of insulation. ...

  18. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    8.1 Buildings Sector Water Consumption 8.2 Residential Sector Water Consumption 8.3 Commercial Sector Water Consumption 8.4 WaterSense 8.5 Federal Government Water Usage 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter includes data on water use in commercial and residential buildings and the energy

  19. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Neighborhood Program Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs03_roberts_040313.pdf (986.74 KB) More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building America System Research Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings

  20. Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dudley, Junqiao Han; Black, Doug; Apte, Mike; Piette, Mary Ann; Berkeley, Pam

    2010-05-14

    We have studied a low energy building on a campus of the University of California. It has efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, consisting of a dual-fan/dual-duct variable air volume (VAV) system. As a major building on the campus, it was included in two demand response (DR) events in the summers of 2008 and 2009. With chilled water supplied by thermal energy storage in the central plant, cooling fans played a critical role during DR events. In this paper, an EnergyPlus model of the building was developed and calibrated. We compared both whole-building and HVAC fan energy consumption with model predictions to understand why demand savings in 2009 were much lower than in 2008. We also used model simulations of the study building to assess pre-cooling, a strategy that has been shown to improve demand saving and thermal comfort in many types of building. This study indicates a properly calibrated EnergyPlus model can reasonably predict demand savings from DR events and can be useful for designing or optimizing DR strategies.

  1. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Science and industry work together to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of both new and existing buildings while also stimulating private investment and quality job creation.

  2. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Kansas adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings. Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions; t...

  3. Building Energy Modeling Library

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling (BEM) Library TDM - Amir Roth Ellen Franconi Rocky Mountain Institute ... Project Overview Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Library * Define and develop a ...

  4. Building Energy Codes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    David Cohan Program Manager Building Energy Codes April 22, 2014 Presentation Outline * Mission * Goals * Program Organization * StrategiesRoles * Near-Term Focus * Measuring ...

  5. U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... EERE HPSBWG 2292008 Determine which buildings will be part of the existing building inventory Identified buildings by size, usage code, operating status, and excess indicator ...

  6. Building Energy Modeling Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Emerging Technologies » Building Energy Modeling » Building Energy Modeling Projects Building Energy Modeling Projects View the Building Technologies Office's current portfolio of Building Energy Modeling projects. Core Projects AIA 2030 Commitment Portal Energy Modeling Community Resources EnergyPlus Modelica Buildings Library OpenStudio Radiance Test Procedures For Building Energy Simulation Tools Competitively Awarded Projects BENEFIT: A New Hybrid Approach to Energy Modeling BUILD:

  7. Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Lead Performer: Southface Energy Institute - Atlanta, GA Partners: - City of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA - Kendeda Fund - Atlanta, GA - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN - Acuity Brands Lighting - Atlanta, GA -

  8. Building Energy Consumption Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2005-03-02

    DOE2.1E-121SUNOS is a set of modules for energy analysis in buildings. Modules are included to calculate the heating and cooling loads for each space in a building for each hour of a year (LOADS), to simulate the operation and response of the equipment and systems that control temperature and humidity and distribute heating, cooling and ventilation to the building (SYSTEMS), to model energy conversion equipment that uses fuel or electricity to provide the required heating,more » cooling and electricity (PLANT), and to compute the cost of energy and building operation based on utility rate schedule and economic parameters (ECONOMICS).« less

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NOTE: On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted major updates to the State Uniform Code and the State Energy Code. The State Energy Code has been updated to 2015...

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A mandatory energy code is not enforced at the state level. If a local energy code is adopted, it is enforced at the local level. Builders or sellers of new residential buildings (single-family or...

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In September 2011 the Nebraska Building Energy Code was updated to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standards. As with the previous 2003 IECC standards, which had been in...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Colorado is a home rule state, so no statewide energy code exists, although state government buildings do have specific requirements. Voluntary adoption of energy codes is encouraged and efforts...

  13. California commercial building energy benchmarking

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

    2003-07-01

    Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) are adopted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Codes Administration. As required by legislation passed in...

  15. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey - Office Buildings

    Reports and Publications

    2010-01-01

    Provides an in-depth look at this building type as reported in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. Office buildings are the most common type of commercial building and they consumed more than 17% of all energy in the commercial buildings sector in 2003. This special report provides characteristics and energy consumption data by type of office building (e.g. administrative office, government office, medical office) and information on some of the types of equipment found in office buildings: heating and cooling equipment, computers, servers, printers, and photocopiers.

  16. Residential Buildings Integration | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings Integration Residential Buildings Integration Zero Energy Ready Home Zero Energy Ready Home Zero Energy Ready Homes are so efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Read more Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Home Performance with ENERGY STAR The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program connects homeowners with experienced and trusted contractors that can help explain a home's energy use and identify home

  17. Using EnergyPlus to Perform Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fang, Xia; Winkler, Jon; Christensen, Dane

    2011-03-01

    This study used EnergyPlus to investigate humidity issues on a typical mid-1990s reference home, a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate; the study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification should be provided to maintain space relative humidity below 60% in a hot-humid climate.

  18. Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Reducing Energy Demand in ... More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review ...

  19. Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Building Energy Asset Score Building Energy Asset Score Building Energy Asset Score The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities to invest in energy

  20. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    7.1 National Legislation 7.2 Federal Tax Incentives 7.3 Efficiency Standards for Residential HVAC 7.4 Efficiency Standards for Commercial HVAC 7.5 Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances 7.6 Efficiency Standards for Lighting 7.7 Water Use Standards 7.8 State Building Energy Codes 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire

  1. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Most Popular Tables PDFXLS 1.1.1 U.S. Residential and Commercial Buildings Total Primary Energy Consumption PDFXLS 3.1.4 2010 Commercial Energy End-Use Splits, by Fuel Type PDFXLS 1.1.3 Buildings Share of U.S. Primary Energy Consumption PDFXLS 3.1.1 Commercial Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type PDFXLS 2.1.1 Residential Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type PDFXLS 3.1.5 2015 Commercial Energy End-Use Splits, by Fuel Type PDFXLS 3.2.1 Total Commercial Floorspace and

  2. The Building Performance Database Has Grown to Nearly 1 Million Buildings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy The Building Performance Database Has Grown to Nearly 1 Million Buildings The Building Performance Database Has Grown to Nearly 1 Million Buildings September 19, 2016 - 10:36am Addthis The Energy Department's Building Performance Database (BPD), the nation's largest dataset of energy-related building characteristics, has expanded to include data from over 950,000 commercial and residential buildings. Through an average of 150 user sessions per week, BPD users are

  3. Building Codes Resources | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Codes Resources Building Codes Resources Some commercial and/or residential construction codes mandate certain energy performance requirements for the design, materials, and equipment used in new construction and renovations. State-wide minimum codes may be amended by local jurisdictions to be more stringent if energy performance requirements are lacking or liberal. Find building codes resources below. DOE Resources Building Energy Codes Program: Resource Center Building Energy Codes Program:

  4. Building Energy Asset Score: Building Owners | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Owners Building Energy Asset Score: Building Owners The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use. View information

  5. Project materials [Commercial High Performance Buildings Project

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2001-01-01

    The Consortium for High Performance Buildings (ChiPB) is an outgrowth of DOE'S Commercial Whole Buildings Roadmapping initiatives. It is a team-driven public/private partnership that seeks to enable and demonstrate the benefit of buildings that are designed, built and operated to be energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, superior quality, and cost effective.

  6. Seven NNSS buildings achieve High Performance Sustainable Building...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    The buildings earned the HPSB status by meeting 28 distinct performance requirements in the areas of energy, water and waste reduction, as well as tenant health and comfort. This ...

  7. Building Energy Standards

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The 2015 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) took effect on March 1, 2015. The code is based on the 2015 IECC, with amendments to incorporate ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The new guidelines ...

  8. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The State Building Code Council revised the Washington State Energy Code (WESC) in February 2013, effective July 1, 2013. The WESC is a state-developed code based upon ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and the...

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In November of 2015, the Commission adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments. The Commission did not adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as part...

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Changes to the energy code are submitted to the Uniform Building Code Commission. The proposed change is reviewed by the Commission at a monthly meeting to decide if it warrants further considera...

  11. Autotune Building Energy Models

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BTO Goals: supports the BTO overarching goal of reducing building energy use 50% by 2030 BTO strategic programs: Autotune is listed as a "key service" within the BTO Strategic BEM ...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. S.B. 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New Hampshire Energy Code to the 2006 IECC. In Dece...

  13. The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stuart, Elizabeth

    2011-09-07

    Labels, certifications, and rating systems for energy efficiency performance and green attributes of buildings have been available in the U.S. for over 10 years, and used extensively in the European Union and Australia for longer. Such certifications and ratings can make energy efficiency more visible, and could help spur demand for energy efficiency if these designations are shown to have a positive impact on sales or rental prices. This policy brief discusses the findings and methodologies from recent studies on this topic, and suggests recommendations for future research. Although there have been just a handful of studies within the last 10 years that have investigated these effects, a few key findings emerge: To maximize sales price impact, label or rating information must be disclosed early and visibly in the sales process; The approach to evaluating energy efficiency labels (e.g., ENERGY STAR) and general green certifications (e.g., LEED or GreenPoint Rated) may need to be different, depending on the type, vintage and market penetration of the label; Collaborative efforts to promote label adoption and build a large dataset of labeled buildings will be required to produce reliable study results.

  14. Wynkoop Building Performance Measurement: Water

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Kora, Angela R.

    2012-08-26

    This report is a summary of the water analysis performance for the Denver, Colorado Wynkoop Building. The Wynkoop Building (Figure 1) was built in 2006 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Headquarters intended to house over 900 occupants in the 301,292 gross square feet (248,849 rentable square feet). The building was built on a brownfield in the Lower Downtown Historic District as part of an urban redevelopment effort. The building was designed and constructed through a public-private partnership with the sustainable design elements developed jointly by General Services Administration (GSA) and EPA. That partnership is still active with all parties still engaged to optimize building operations and use the building as a Learning Laboratory. The building design achieved U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED-NC) Gold Certification in 2008 (Figure 2) and a 2008 EPA Energy Star Rating of 96 with design highlights that include: (1) Water use was designed to use 40% less than a typical design baseline. The design included low flow fixtures, waterless urinals and dual flush toilets; (2) Native and adaptive vegetation were selected to minimize the need for irrigation water for landscaping; and (3) Energy use intensity was modeled at 66.1 kBtus/gross square foot, which is 39% better than ASHRAE 90.1 1999. The Wynkoop Building water use (10 gallons/square foot) was measured at lower than industry average (15 gallons/square foot) and GSA goals (13 gallons/square foot), however, it was higher than building management expected it would be. The type of occupants and number of occupants can have a significant impact on fixture water use. The occupancy per floor varied significantly over the study time period, which added uncertainty to the data analysis. Investigation of the fixture use on the 2nd, 5th, and 7th floors identified potential for water use reduction if the flush direction of the dual

  15. Frequently Asked Questions About the Building Performance Database |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Building Performance Database » Frequently Asked Questions About the Building Performance Database Frequently Asked Questions About the Building Performance Database On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the DOE Buildings Performance Database (BPD). General What is the purpose of the BPD? What building energy performance data is included in the BPD? Access Information How can I access the

  16. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.2 Windows 5.3 Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Equipment 5.4 Water Heaters 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems 5.6 Lighting 5.7 Appliances 5.8 Active Solar Systems 5.9 On-Site Power 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the

  17. Building America Case Study: High Performance Ducts in Hot-Dry Climates; Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-08-01

    ?Ducts in conditioned space (DCS) represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. Various strategies exist for incorporating ducts within the conditioned thermal envelope. To support this activity, in 2013 the Pacific Gas & Electric Company initiated a project with Davis Energy Group (lead for the Building America team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation) to solicit builder involvement in California to participate in field demonstrations of various DCS strategies. Builders were given incentives and design support in exchange for providing site access for construction observation, diagnostic testing, and builder survey feedback. Information from the project was designed to feed into California's 2016 Title 24 process, but also to serve as an initial mechanism to engage builders in more high performance construction strategies. This Building America project complemented information collected in the California project with BEopt simulations of DCS performance in hot/dry climate regions.

  18. Building Energy Consumption Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2005-01-24

    DOE2.1E-121 is a set of modules for energy analysis in buildings. Modules are included to calculate the heating and cooling loads for each space in a building for each hour of a year (LOADS), to simulate the operation and response of the equipment and systems that control temperature and humidity and distribute heating, cooling and ventilation to the building (SYSTEMS), to model energy conversion equipment that uses fuel or electricity to provide the required heating,more » cooling and electricity (PLANT), and to compute the cost of energy and building operation based on utility rate schedule and economic parameters (ECONOMICS). DOE2.1E-121 contains modifications to DOE2.1E which allows 1000 zones to be modeled.« less

  19. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Renovation Raises Its Energy Performance to New Heights, Commercial Building Energy Efficiency (Fact Sheet); Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-03-01

    The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (The Alliance) is a nonprofit organization aiming to transform sustainability from vision to reality. Part of its mission is to change the operating paradigms of commercial building design to make them more sustainable. Toward that end The Alliance uses its headquarters, The Alliance Center at 1536 Wynkoop Street in Denver, as a living laboratory, conductingpilot studies of innovative commercial-building-design solutions for using and generating energy.

  20. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    6.1 Electric Utility Energy Consumption 6.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 6.3 Natural Gas Production and Distribution 6.4 Electric and Generic Quad Carbon Emissions 6.5 Public Benefit Funds/System Benefit Funds 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to

  1. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced ...

  2. Targeting 100! Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies for High Performance Hospitals: Executive Summary.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Burpee, Heather; Loveland, Joel; Helmers, Aaron

    2015-09-02

    This research, Targeting 100!, provides a conceptual framework and decision-making structure at a schematic design level of precision for hospital owners, architects and engineers to radically reduce energy use in hospitals. Following the goals of Architecture 2030 and The 2030 Challenge, it offers access to design strategies and the cost implications of those strategies for new hospitals to utilize 60% less energy. The name, Targeting 100!, comes from the 2030 Challenge energy reduction goal for hospitals; a 60% energy use reduction from typical acute care hospital targets approximately 100 KBtu/SF Year, thus the name “Targeting 100!”. Targeting 100! was developed through funding partnerships with the US Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency’s BetterBricks Initiative. The technical team was led by the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab supported by deep collaboration with Solarc Architecture and Engineering, TBD Cost Consultants, and NBBJ Architecture. Through extensive research and design development, Targeting 100! provides a framework for developing high performance healthcare projects today and into the future. An online tool houses a Targeting 100! knowlegebase and roadmap. It can be accessed at: www.idlseattle.com/t100. The webtool is structured from high-level overview materials to detailed library with modeling inputs and outputs, providing a comprehensive report of the background, data, and outcomes from the project.

  3. Better Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  4. About Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Building energy modeling (BEM)-physics-based calculation of building energy consumption-is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency. Established use cases include design of ...

  5. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the

  6. Zero Energy Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Zero Energy Buildings Zero Energy Buildings Zero Energy Buildings Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources over a specified time period. Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. Private commercial property owners have a growing interest in developing zero

  7. Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Building energy management best ...

  8. Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley...

  9. Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Research Teams Building America Research Teams Building America team members are experts in the field of residential building science and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. These teams work with industry partners to design, test, upgrade, and build technologies and high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Learn more about Building America

  10. Building Energy Code | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Energy Code Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial andor residential construction to adhere...

  11. Building Energy Codes | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Energy Codes Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial andor residential construction to adhere...

  12. High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance (192.76 KB) More ...

  13. An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management Lead Performer: Carnegie Mellon ...

  14. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Sample Report Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) Commercial ...

  15. Energy Performance Score Report | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Program. PDF icon Energy Performance Score Report example More Documents & Publications Home Energy Score Sample Report Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Building America Best...

  16. High Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    The High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia are groups from the public and private sectors recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their commitment to ...

  17. Smart Buildings Equipment Initiative | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    grid, but also the future energy-efficient building. CONTACTS DOE Technology Manager: Marina Sofos Lead Performer: Andrew Nicholls, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Benjamin...

  18. Building Envelope Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lead Performer: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems - Boston, MA Partners: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN, Atlas Roofing Corporation - Meridian, MS Building ...

  19. Technical Highlight: NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ridouane, E.H.

    2012-01-01

    This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes.

  20. Midwest Building Energy Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes02_paradis_040213.pdf (652.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Stretch/Reach Codes Appliance Standards and Building Codes Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Best Practices

  1. Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and

  2. Commercial Building Partners Catalyze High Performance Buildings Across the Nation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Baechler, Michael C.; Dillon, Heather E.; Bartlett, Rosemarie

    2012-08-01

    In 2008 the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Commercial Buildings Partnership (CBP) project to accelerate market adoption of commercially available energy saving technologies into the design process for new and upgraded commercial buildings. The CBP represents a unique collaboration between industry leaders and DOE to develop high performance buildings as a model for future construction and renovation. CBP was implemented in two stages. This paper focuses on lessons learned at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the first stage and discusses some partner insights from the second stage. In the first stage, PNNL and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recruited CBP partners that own large portfolios of buildings. The labs provide assistance to the partners' design teams and make a business case for energy investments.

  3. Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. BPD Priority List.pdf (188.94 KB) More Documents & Publications BEDES Dictionary 1.0 BEDES_Webinar_11-13 Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database

  4. Energy Performance Score Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Performance Score Report Energy Performance Score Report Energy Performance Score Report, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. Energy Performance Score Report example (1.55 MB) More Documents & Publications Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners Home Energy Score Sample Report

  5. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Residential Space Heating Residential Space Cooling Residential Water Heating Commercial Space Cooling Commercial Space Heating Commercial Refrigeration Lighting Building Descriptions Commercial Residential Acronyms and Initialisms A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S U V AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturers Association ACEEE - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy AEO - EIA's Annual Energy Outlook AFEAS - Alternative

  6. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5.5 : Thermal Distribution Systems 5.5.1 Market Share of Major HVAC Equipment Manufacturers ($2009 Million) Total Market Size Air-Handling Units 1032 Cooling Towers 533 Pumps 333 Central System Terminal Boxes 192 Classroom Unit Ventilator 160 Fan Coil Units 123 DOWNLOAD TABLE AS PDF XLS Related Tables: PDFXLS 5.5.6 1999 Energy Efficient Motors, Replacements and Sales, by Horsepower Class Sources: BTS/A.D. Little, Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II:

  7. Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1995 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... for major building characteristics. Energy Consumption and Expenditures Tables, ...

  8. BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization Lead Performer: BuildingIQ Inc. - Foster City, California Partners: Department of General Services - Washington, DC DOE Funding: $1,767,138 Cost Share: $1,767,138 Project Term: October 2014 - September 2016 Funding Opportunity: Funding Opportunity Announcement Number DE-FOA-0001084 Project Objective BuildingIQ offers an innovative, scalable, and low-cost

  9. Building Solutions | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Solutions Jump to: navigation, search Name: Building Solutions Place: California Sector: Efficiency Product: California-based energy efficiency contractor and consultancy....

  10. Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science & Innovation Energy Efficiency Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings At an estimated cost of 38 ... questions -- from how to lower your cooling costs to ways ...

  11. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Understanding | Department of Energy Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding With this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signatory agencies commit to federal leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding

  12. Commercial Buildings High Performance Rooftop Unit Challenge

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-12-16

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs) are releasing a new design specification for high performance rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs). Manufacturers who develop RTUs based on this new specification will find strong interest from the commercial sector due to the energy and financial savings.

  13. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.2 Commercial Sector Characteristics 3.3 Commercial Sector Expenditures 3.4 Commercial Environmental Emissions 3.5 Commercial Builders and Construction 3.6 Office Building Markets and Companies 3.7 Retail Markets and Companies 3.8 Hospitals and Medical Facilities 3.9 Educational Facilities 3.10 Hotels/Motels 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and

  14. Residential Building Energy Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    1990-09-01

    PEAR (Program for Energy Analysis of Residences) provides an easy-to-use and accurate method of estimating the energy and cost savings associated with various energy conservation measures in site-built single-family homes. Measures such as ceiling, wall, and floor insulation; different window type and glazing layers; infiltration levels; and equipment efficiency can be considered. PEAR also allows the user to consider the effects of roof and wall color, movable night insulation on the windows, reflective and heatmore » absorbing glass, an attached sunspace, and use of a night temperature setback. Regression techniques permit adjustments for different building geometries, window areas and orientations, wall construction, and extension of the data to 880 U.S. locations determined by climate parameters. Based on annual energy savings, user-specified costs of conservation measures, fuel, lifetime of measure, loan period, and fuel escalation and interest rates, PEAR calculates two economic indicators; the Simple Payback Period (SPP) and the Savings-to-Investment Ratio (SIR). Energy and cost savings of different sets of conservation measures can be compared in a single run. The program can be used both as a research tool by energy policy analysts and as a method for nontechnical energy calculation by architects, home builders, home owners, and others in the building industry.« less

  15. Building Energy Codes Adoption Support | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Adoption Support Building Energy Codes Adoption Support Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $458,860 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings. In support of this mission, PNNL conducts

  16. Test Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools Test Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools Lead Performer: -- National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Golden, CO -- J. Neymark & Associates - Golden, CO -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Berkeley, CA Partners: -- ASHRAE Standing Special Projects Committee 140 -- Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) -- International Energy Agency (IEA) - Paris, France -- Trane Inc. - Piscataway, NJ -- Carrier Corp. - Alexandria,

  17. Flexible Framework for Building Energy Analysis: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Weaver, E.; Shekhar, D.

    2012-09-01

    In the building energy research and advanced practitioner communities, building models are perturbed across large parameter spaces to assess energy and cost performance in the face of programmatic and economic constraints. This paper describes the OpenStudio software framework for performing such analyses.

  18. Building Energy Codes Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and ...

  19. Building Energy Code | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Type Building Energy Code Summary Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program ...

  20. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Contact Us Users of the Buildings Energy Data Book are encouraged to comment on errors, omissions, emphases, and organization of this report to one of the persons listed below. Requests for additional complementary copies of this report, additional data, or information on an existing table should be referred to Jordan Kelso of D&R International, using the feedback form on this page. First Name: Last Name: Organization: Email Address: Message: Submit Editor: Jordan D. Kelso D&R

  1. Practical Integration Approach and Whole Building Energy Simulation of Three Energy Efficient Building Technologies: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Miller, J. P.; Zhivov, A.; Heron, D.; Deru, M.; Benne, K.

    2010-08-01

    Three technologies that have potential to save energy and improve sustainability of buildings are dedicated outdoor air systems, radiant heating and cooling systems and tighter building envelopes. To investigate the energy savings potential of these three technologies, whole building energy simulations were performed for a barracks facility and an administration facility in 15 U.S. climate zones and 16 international locations.

  2. LBNL: High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015 Peer Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015 Peer Review LBNL: High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Eleanor Lee, LBNL View the Presentation LBNL: High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015 Peer Review (2 MB) More Documents & Publications FLEXLAB Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision Webinar 2015 DOE CONNECTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS PRESENTATIONS

  3. Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 January 27, 2006 These guidelines and accompanying criteria fulfill the requirement under Section 543(c)(3) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Section 543(c)(3) states that the Secretary of Energy shall issue guidelines

  4. Buildings Energy Data Book | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Energy Data Book AgencyCompany Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Technology...

  5. Building Energy Efficiency Technologies - Energy Innovation Portal

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Advanced Materials Biomass and Biofuels Building Energy Efficiency Marketing Summaries (84) Success Stories (3) Electricity Transmission Energy Analysis Energy Storage Geothermal ...

  6. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Rhode Island Building Code Standards Committee adopts, promulgates and administers the state building code. Compliance is determined through the building permit and inspection process by local...

  7. Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software BEopt 2.4 Now Available! With the release of BEopt Version 2.4 Beta, users can now perform modeling analysis on multifamily buildings! Other new options for input include: heat pump clothes dryers; electric/gas clothes dryers; condensing tank water heaters; door construction and area; window areas defined by façade-specific WWRs; and 2013 ASHRAE 62.2

  8. High Performance Commercial Buildings Technology Roadmap | Open...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Company Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset...

  9. Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    There is mounting evidence that zero energy can, in many cases, be achieved within typical construction budgets. To ensure that the momentum behind zero energy buildings and other low-energy buildings will continue to grow, this guide assembles recommendations for replicating specific successes of early adopters who have met their energy goals while controlling costs. Contents include: discussion of recommended cost control strategies, which are grouped by project phase (acquisition and delivery, design, and construction) and accompanied by industry examples; recommendations for balancing key decision-making factors; and quick reference tables that can help teams apply strategies to specific projects.

  10. U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance Software

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Awarded under the Energy Department's Innovation Ecosystem Development Initiative, Fraunhofer TechBridge is using the funding to deliver “U-Launch” awards to services that catalyze growth for promising early-stage cleantech companies.

  11. Buildings Energy Data Book: 7.1 National Legislation

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4 Energy Independence and Security Act 2007, High Performance Commercial Buildings Create the Office of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings The Office of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings with The Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings will establish a High Performance Green Buildings Clearinghouse to disseminate research through outreach, education, and technical assistance Zero Net Energy Initiative for Commercial Buildings was also included establishing specific

  12. Local Option- Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    An energy-efficient building is defined as any building that exceeds the energy efficiency standards of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code by 30%; meets performance standards of the...

  13. Validation Methodology to Allow Simulated Peak Reduction and Energy Performance Analysis of Residential Building Envelope with Phase Change Materials: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Christensen, C.; Bianchi, M.

    2012-08-01

    Phase change materials (PCM) represent a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in residential buildings. This paper summarizes NREL efforts to obtain accurate energy simulations when PCMs are modeled in residential buildings: the overall methodology to verify and validate Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) and PCM algorithms in EnergyPlus is presented in this study. It also shows preliminary results of three residential building enclosure technologies containing PCM: PCM-enhanced insulation, PCM impregnated drywall and thin PCM layers. The results are compared based on predicted peak reduction and energy savings using two algorithms in EnergyPlus: the PCM and Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) algorithms.

  14. NEEP Building Energy Codes Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    * Markets value and prioritize energy efficiency - Rating and Disclosure ( VT, Cambridge, MA) * Robust & qualified building energy code work force: DE, RI, MA, MD, NY * ...

  15. Building Energy Codes Development Participation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Development Participation Building Energy Codes Development Participation Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $1,141,544 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes for residential and commercial buildings. The Pacific Northwest National

  16. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-modeling/ 2 BEM: An Energy-Efficiency Technology BEM is physics calculation of energy use from description of assets & operations * Multiple uses in the energy-efficiency space "Integrative" design: minimize energy consumption under constraints, e.g., first cost * AIA 2030 Commitment-2013 (1,100 projects) performance over CBECS - Non-modeled: +29%,

  17. Seven NNSS buildings achieve High Performance Sustainable Building...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Sustainable Building (HPSB) plaques to the NNSS team for seven "green" buildings. ... in the areas of energy, water and waste reduction, as well as tenant health and comfort. ...

  18. Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy - 2013 BTO Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs08_mathew_040313.pdf (3.14 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America System Research Better Buildings Alliance - 2013 BTO Peer Review Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump - 2013

  19. Building America Energy Renovations. A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Baechler, Michael C.; Antonopoulos, C. A.; Sevigny, M.; Gilbride, T. L.; Hefty, M. G.

    2012-10-01

    This research report gives an overview of the needs and opportunities that exist in the U.S. home performance contracting industry. The report discusses industry trends, market drivers, different business models, and points of entry for existing and new businesses hoping to enter the home performance contracting industry. Case studies of eight companies who successfully entered the industry are provided, including business metrics, start-up costs, and marketing approaches.

  20. Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings At an estimated cost of $38 billion a year, lighting represents the largest source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings. A new breakthrough by the Energy Department's <a href="/node/712411">National Renewable Energy Lab</a> could help commercial buildings save on lighting and ventilation costs by improving the accuracy of motion detection. At an estimated cost of

  1. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Description These high-performance homes in northern Florida are two that have achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings of less than zero since Building America (BA) builders started building them in 2010. The homes (TW1 and TW2) were built in the Gainesville area by Tommy Williams Homes (TW), with technical assistance from Florida H.E.R.O. and energy-efficient home design input provided by Energy Smart Home Plans. The homes are being metered by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as

  2. Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    August 19, 2013 | Department of Energy Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting August 19, 2013 Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE Meeting August 19, 2013 This memorandum is intended to provide a summary of a meeting between the American HighPerformance Buildings Coalition (AHBPC), a coalition of industry organizations committed to promoting performance-based energy efficiency and sustainable building standards developed through

  3. Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings Energy Management Systems Package for Small ... Heat Pump - 2013 Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer

  4. Sustainable Buildings Industry Council SBIC | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance of buildings in the US. References: Sustainable Buildings Industry...

  5. BPD Webinar: Analyze Building Energy Data, Understand Market...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The Building Performance Database (BPD) includes over 850,000 building records-making it the largest database for energy-related information on existing residential and commercial ...

  6. Better Buildings Network View | May 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Residential Network. Better Buildings Network View May 2015 (548.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Network View | June 2015 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ...

  7. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

    2011-09-19

    The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

  8. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

    2011-09-27

    The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Office Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

  9. Building America Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This research report gives an overview of the needs and opportunities that exist in the U.S. home performance contracting industry. The report discusses industry trends, market drivers, different business models, and points of entry for existing and new businesses hoping to enter the home performanc contracting industry. Case studies of eight companies who successfully entered the industry are provided, including business metrics, start-up costs, and marketing approaches.

  10. Passive Energy Building Design Tool

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    1994-11-01

    SOLAR5 is a computer aided design tool to help architects design better, more energy efficient buildings. It is intended for use at the beginning of the design process. To get started, only four pieces of information are necessary to compute the energy needed: the square footage, the number of stories, the kind of building (such as school, home, hotel, or any one of 20 types), and its location (the program stores the temperature ranges formore » fourty major cities). Additional information may be given later to fine tune the design. An expert system using heuristics from a wide range of sources, automatically creates a passive solar baseline building from the four facts specified for that project. By modifying and adapting prior designs the user can create and work upon as many as nine schemes simultaneously. SOLAR5 can analyze the buildings thermal performance for each hour of each month and plot its total heat gain or loss as a three-dimensional surface. After reading the plot, the user can immediately redesign the building and rerun the analysis. Separate heat gain/loss surfaces can be plotted for each of the different parts of the building or schemes that add together to make up the total, including walls, roof, windows, skylights, floor, slab on grade, people, lights, equipment, and infiltration. Two different schemes can be instantly compared by asking for a three-dimensional plot showing only the difference in their performances. The objective of SOLAR5 is to allow the designer to make changes easily and quickly with detailed instantaneous pictorial feedback of the implications of the change.« less

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) is responsible for administering California's building standards adoption, publication, and implementation. Since 1989, the BSC has published tr...

  12. Building Energy Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Opportunities 3b.1. Assess technical potential for sector technologies Renewable Energy Technical Potential Toolkit Building Energy Assessment Toolkit Power System Screening...

  13. Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Data Preparation for BPD (August 2015) (1.73 MB) More Documents & Publications BEDES Dictionary 1.0 Data Contribution Best Practices Guide EISA 432 Compliance

  14. National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools The Best Practices Manual was written as a part of the promotional effort for EnergySmart Schools, provided by the US Department of Energy, to educate school districts around the country about energy efficiency and renewable energy. nationalbestpracticesmanual31545.pdf (8.84 MB) More Documents & Publications Building

  15. Buildings Events | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Events Buildings Events August 2016 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Energy Efficiency Olympiad: Best Practices from Around the World (201) 1:00PM ...

  16. Standard Definitions of Building Geometry for Energy Evaluation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    This document provides definitions and metrics of building geometry for use in building energy evaluation. Building geometry is an important input in the analysis process, yet there are no agreed-upon standard definitions of these terms for use in energy analysis. The metrics can be used for characterizing building geometry, for calculating energy performance metrics, and for conducting energy simulations.

  17. Residential Buildings Integration Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Residential Buildings Integration Program Residential Buildings Integration Program Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review rbi_overview_lee_040213.pdf (1.48 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Know the Score: Hear the Latest on Home Energy Score from DOE and Utility Partners (Presentation Slides) Microsoft PowerPoint - AGA webinar July 2013 Final .pptx

  18. Funding Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation November 19, 2015 - 11:51am Addthis The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of $5.5 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001395, "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation." DOE seeks to fund up

  19. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hong, Tianzhen; Feng, Wei; Lu, Alison; Xia, Jianjun; Yang, Le; Shen, Qi; Im, Piljae; Bhandari, Mahabir

    2013-06-01

    This project aimed to develop a standard methodology for building energy data definition, collection, presentation, and analysis; apply the developed methods to a standardized energy monitoring platform, including hardware and software, to collect and analyze building energy use data; and compile offline statistical data and online real-time data in both countries for fully understanding the current status of building energy use. This helps decode the driving forces behind the discrepancy of building energy use between the two countries; identify gaps and deficiencies of current building energy monitoring, data collection, and analysis; and create knowledge and tools to collect and analyze good building energy data to provide valuable and actionable information for key stakeholders.

  20. Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, which provides industrial facilities and commercial buildings a framework for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining market competitiveness.

  1. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Type Definition Includes These Sub-Categories from 2003 CBECS Questionnaire Education Buildings used for academic or technical classroom instruction, such as elementary, middle, or high schools, and classroom buildings on college or university campuses. Buildings on education campuses for which the main use is not classroom are included in the category relating to their use. For example, administration buildings are part of "Office", dormitories are "Lodging", and

  2. Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016 Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & ...

  3. Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2016 ... DE-FOA-0001383 BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) - ...

  4. NREL Evaluates Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve predictions of potential energy savings in homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older U.S. homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are investigating ways to more accurately calculate heat transfer through building enclosures to verify the benefit of energy

  5. 2015 North Carolina Building Performance Conference | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2015 North Carolina Building Performance Conference 2015 North Carolina Building Performance Conference September 1, 2015 9:00AM EDT to September 3, 2015 5...

  6. Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    sampled building, and contains information for that building such as building size, year constructed, type of energy used, energy-using equipment, and conservation features. ...

  7. BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Join Better Buildings ...

  8. Commercial Reference Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Reference Building Types1 , which represent approximately 70% of the commercial buildings in the U.S. 2. Whole building energy analysis data (developed using EnergyPlus...

  9. Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...

    Energy Savers

    Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System ...

  10. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators Building Energy Asset Score: ... and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. ...

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Kentucky Building Code (KBC) is updated every three years on a cycle one year behind the publication year for the International Building Code. Any changes to the code by the state of Kentucky...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Prior to 1997, South Carolina's local governments adopted and enforced the building codes. In 1997, the law required statewide use of the most up-to-date building codes, which then required the...

  13. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Florida Building Commission (FBC) is directed to adopt, revise, update, and maintain the Florida Building Code in accordance with Chapter 120 of the state statutes. The code is mandatory...

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Board of Building Standards is the primary state agency that protects the public's safety by: adopting rules governing the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of buildings in the state;...

  15. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) is a statewide minimum requirement that local jurisdictions cannot amend. The code is applicable to all new buildings in the commonwealth. The...

  16. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2012 IECC is in effect for all residential and commercial buildings, Idaho schools, and Idaho jurisdictions that adopt and enforce building codes, unless a local code exists that is more...

  17. State building energy codes status

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-09-01

    This document contains the State Building Energy Codes Status prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830 and dated September 1996. The U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Codes and Standards has developed this document to provide an information resource for individuals interested in energy efficiency of buildings and the relevant building energy codes in each state and U.S. territory. This is considered to be an evolving document and will be updated twice a year. In addition, special state updates will be issued as warranted.

  18. Home Performance with Energy Star | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs05_jacobsohn_040313.pdf (1.79 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review Residential Buildings Integration Program

  19. Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Price, Phillip N.; Granderson, Jessica; Sohn, Michael; Addy, Nathan; Jump, David

    2013-09-01

    The overarching goal of this work is to advance the capabilities of technology evaluators in evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities of Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) software. Through their customer engagement platforms and products, EMIS software products have the potential to produce whole-building energy savings through multiple strategies: building system operation improvements, equipment efficiency upgrades and replacements, and inducement of behavioral change among the occupants and operations personnel. Some offerings may also automate the quantification of whole-building energy savings, relative to a baseline period, using empirical models that relate energy consumption to key influencing parameters, such as ambient weather conditions and building operation schedule. These automated baseline models can be used to streamline the whole-building measurement and verification (M&V) process, and therefore are of critical importance in the context of multi-measure whole-building focused utility efficiency programs. This report documents the findings of a study that was conducted to begin answering critical questions regarding quantification of savings at the whole-building level, and the use of automated and commercial software tools. To evaluate the modeling capabilities of EMIS software particular to the use case of whole-building savings estimation, four research questions were addressed: 1. What is a general methodology that can be used to evaluate baseline model performance, both in terms of a) overall robustness, and b) relative to other models? 2. How can that general methodology be applied to evaluate proprietary models that are embedded in commercial EMIS tools? How might one handle practical issues associated with data security, intellectual property, appropriate testing ‘blinds’, and large data sets? 3. How can buildings be pre-screened to identify those that are the most model-predictable, and therefore those

  20. Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs03_franconi_040213.pdf (793.6 KB) More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training Autotune - 2013

  1. Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications - 2013 BTO

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Peer Review | Department of Energy Equipment Performance Specifications - 2013 BTO Peer Review Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs19_goetzler_040413.pdf (1.3 MB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Alliance - 2013 BTO Peer Review Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases Advanced Energy Guides

  2. NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program (Redirected from Buildings Energy Efficiency Capabilities at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Buildings Energy Efficiency...

  3. NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Buildings Energy Efficiency Program at NREL Name Buildings Energy Efficiency Program at NREL Agency...

  4. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov BEM is a Fundamental Energy-Efficiency Technology BEM calculates ...

  5. 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5 Buildings Energy Data Book Prepared for the Offi ce of Energy Effi ciency and Renewable Energy 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book August 2005 Prepared for the Office of Planning, Budget Formulation and Analysis Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy by D&R International, Ltd. under contract to Oak Ridge National Laboratory This version is dated: August 2005 D I S C L A I M E R This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy.

  6. Seven NNSS buildings achieve High Performance Sustainable Building status |

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA) Seven NNSS buildings achieve High Performance Sustainable Building status Monday, March 21, 2016 - 2:15pm Nevada Support Facility (NSF), Nevada National Security Site administrative headquarters. Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) - The National Nuclear Security Administration announced the award today of seven High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) plaques to the NNSS team for seven "green" buildings. The buildings are:

  7. Building Energy Asset Score

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... building user base in EE services, engineering, design, and ... before expanding use types. * Invest in lateral ... Market Impact and Recognition: 21 organizations committed to ...

  8. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The North Carolina State Building Code Council is responsible for developing all state codes. By statute, the Commissioner of Insurance has general supervision over the administration and...

  9. State Building Energy Standards

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In May 2013 the Sustainable Coonstruction Advisory Committee responsible for adopting buildings codes was mandated to automatically adopt tne most recent version of the rating systems developed b...

  10. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy

    Energy Savers

    Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) | Department of Energy America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) 3_3a_ba_innov_beopt_011713.pdf (877.48 KB) More Documents & Publications Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation BEopt Version 2.0: New Features Building America Webinar:

  11. Building Energy Transparency Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Transparency Report Building Energy Transparency Report This report discusses best practices in implementing benchmarking policies. It includes policy profiles from several cities ...

  12. Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...

    Energy Savers

    and develop local policies and programs to help reduce energy waste and save taxpayer money. ... facilities, including state and municipal buildings, National Guard assets, ...

  13. High-performance commercial building facades

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen; Bazjanac, Vladimir; Inkarojrit, Vorapat; Kohler, Christian

    2002-06-01

    This study focuses on advanced building facades that use daylighting, sun control, ventilation systems, and dynamic systems. A quick perusal of the leading architectural magazines, or a discussion in most architectural firms today will eventually lead to mention of some of the innovative new buildings that are being constructed with all-glass facades. Most of these buildings are appearing in Europe, although interestingly U.S. A/E firms often have a leading role in their design. This ''emerging technology'' of heavily glazed fagades is often associated with buildings whose design goals include energy efficiency, sustainability, and a ''green'' image. While there are a number of new books on the subject with impressive photos and drawings, there is little critical examination of the actual performance of such buildings, and a generally poor understanding as to whether they achieve their performance goals, or even what those goals might be. Even if the building ''works'' it is often dangerous to take a design solution from one climate and location and transport it to a new one without a good causal understanding of how the systems work. In addition, there is a wide range of existing and emerging glazing and fenestration technologies in use in these buildings, many of which break new ground with respect to innovative structural use of glass. It is unclear as to how well many of these designs would work as currently formulated in California locations dominated by intense sunlight and seismic events. Finally, the costs of these systems are higher than normal facades, but claims of energy and productivity savings are used to justify some of them. Once again these claims, while plausible, are largely unsupported. There have been major advances in glazing and facade technology over the past 30 years and we expect to see continued innovation and product development. It is critical in this process to be able to understand which performance goals are being met by current

  14. Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders - Building

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Top Innovation | Department of Energy Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a home with a fence. Engaging production builders to build high-performance homes is key to successfully transforming the market. For this Top Innovation, Building America has effectively addressed this challenge by demonstrating the compelling

  15. Virtual Design Studio (VDS) - Development of an Integrated Computer Simulation Environment for Performance Based Design of Very-Low Energy and High IEQ Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chen, Yixing; Zhang, Jianshun; Pelken, Michael; Gu, Lixing; Rice, Danial; Meng, Zhaozhou; Semahegn, Shewangizaw; Feng, Wei; Ling, Francesca; Shi, Jun; Henderson, Hugh

    2013-09-01

    Executive Summary The objective of this study was to develop a “Virtual Design Studio (VDS)”: a software platform for integrated, coordinated and optimized design of green building systems with low energy consumption, high indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and high level of sustainability. This VDS is intended to assist collaborating architects, engineers and project management team members throughout from the early phases to the detailed building design stages. It can be used to plan design tasks and workflow, and evaluate the potential impacts of various green building strategies on the building performance by using the state of the art simulation tools as well as industrial/professional standards and guidelines for green building system design. Engaged in the development of VDS was a multi-disciplinary research team that included architects, engineers, and software developers. Based on the review and analysis of how existing professional practices in building systems design operate, particularly those used in the U.S., Germany and UK, a generic process for performance-based building design, construction and operation was proposed. It distinguishes the whole process into five distinct stages: Assess, Define, Design, Apply, and Monitoring (ADDAM). The current VDS is focused on the first three stages. The VDS considers building design as a multi-dimensional process, involving multiple design teams, design factors, and design stages. The intersection among these three dimensions defines a specific design task in terms of “who”, “what” and “when”. It also considers building design as a multi-objective process that aims to enhance the five aspects of performance for green building systems: site sustainability, materials and resource efficiency, water utilization efficiency, energy efficiency and impacts to the atmospheric environment, and IEQ. The current VDS development has been limited to energy efficiency and IEQ performance, with particular focus

  16. Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1999 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... and Expenditures tables, which include energy usage figures for major energy sources. ...

  17. Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1992 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... Energy consumption and expenditures tables-energy consumption and expenditures for major ...

  18. Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design Energy Department Issues Green...

  19. Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficiency Buildings Success Stories Buildings Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in technology cost reduction,...

  20. Building Energy Codes Collaborative Technical Assistance for...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Collaborative Technical Assistance for States Building Energy Codes Collaborative Technical ... 2014 BTO Peer Review Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes ...

  1. Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Project Objective The overall goal of the Buildings Performance Database (BPD) is to provide public access to high-quality building characteristics and energy consumption data to incentivize, analyze, and validate energy efficiency investments. The project's objectives for this year are to: (1) significantly increase data acquisition, mapping, and cleansing, including an enhanced process for

  2. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado. Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing Residential Building Energy Efficiency Strategies (822.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing

  3. Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To begin participating in the program, eligible building owners/managers work with a Focus Energy Advisor to perform a free energy assessment and identify suitable building improvements. For...

  4. High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity - Building

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Top Innovation | Department of Energy High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity - Building America Top Innovation High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity - Building America Top Innovation Photo of people building ENERGY STAR homes. High-performance homes provide compelling benefits for all homeowners, but no sector is better served than affordable housing. These are the homeowners that most need the reduced costs of ownership and maintenance

  5. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Indiana Residential Building Code is based on the 2003 IRC with state amendments (eff. 9/11/05). This code applies to 1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses. During the adoption process,...

  6. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Both State building codes adoption and enforcement efforts fall under the purview of the State Fire Marshal’s Office within the Department of Commerce and Insurance (C&I). Any changes to the...

  7. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All new residential, commercial, and community-owned buildings constructed on or after January 1, 1992 that receive financing from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) must comply with...

  8. Advanced Building Control Solutions | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Control Solutions Advanced Building Control Solutions Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA Partners: -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Oak Ridge, TN -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Berkeley, CA FY16 DOE Funding: $1,200,000 Project Term: Current - September 30, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE In order to enable and ensure persistent energy savings energy savings through advancements in sensing and

  9. Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...

    Annual Energy Outlook

    | Previous Building Characteristics Consumption & Expenditures Microdata Methodology ... of buildings and floorspace PDF XLS Energy sources and end uses Preliminary release ...

  10. Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Design Training AgencyCompany Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website:...

  11. Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 | Department of Energy Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation

  12. Building Dashboard Network | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    marketplacelisti Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): Building Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building...

  13. Building Dashboard Kiosk | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    marketplacelisti Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): Building Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building...

  14. Residential Buildings Integration | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the...

  15. Past Building America Projects | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    focus. Learn about current Building America teams and projects. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation Building America ...

  16. Building Energy Codes Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Introduction: Model Energy Codes ANSIASHRAEIES Standard 90.1 * Current Version: ... and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) International Energy Conservation Code ...

  17. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... worldwide in multidisciplinary alternative energy research according to 2009 Elsevier Alternative Energy Research Leadership Study * Ranked first in U.S. for college ...

  18. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing | Department of Energy Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing Jordan Dentz, Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES), and Francis Conlin, High Performance Building Solutions, Inc., presenting Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing.

  19. Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change | Department of Energy Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change Report provides scientific evidence for what works in changing Federal workplace practices to be more energy-efficient, as well as practical guidance for planning and implementing

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contracting | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency. By partnering with an energy service company (ESCO), a facility owner can use an ESPC to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings-without tapping into capital budgets. State and local governments can implement ESPC projects in

  1. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) and its partners, outlined team objectives, and highlighted their current research program, Energy Savers. webinar_multifamily_bldgs_20110726.wmv (16.04 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily

  2. U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Data Exchange Specification...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    BEDES is designed to support analysis of the measured energy performance of commercial and residential buildings, with data fields for building characteristics, efficiency measures ...

  3. Energy Standards for Public Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building CHPCogeneration Yes Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings (Missouri) Energy Standards for Public Buildings Missouri...

  4. Building America Case Study: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana (Fact Sheet), Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate New Orleans, Louisiana PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: New Orleans Dehumidification Study Location: New Orleans, LA Partners: Project Home Again Building Science Corporation, buildingscience.com National Renewable Energy Laboratory, nrel.gov Mountain Energy Partnership Building Component: Supplemental dehumidification Application: New; single- and multifamily homes Year Tested: 2012-2013 Applicable

  5. ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants This step-by-step ...

  6. Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater measuring device mounted on the outside of a building wall. As improved thermal enclosures dramatically reduce heating and cooling loads, the water heating load continues to grow in importance. This Top Innovations profile describes Building America field testing by IBACOS that shed light on

  7. Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Requirements 2 BECP Budget FY 2015 5.59M + FOA budget 2Myr 3 800,000 825,000 5,607,000 Development Adoption Compliance Goal Reduce energy use in buildings subject to...

  8. ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Review | Department of Energy ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Jordan Dentz, Levy Partnership View the Presentation ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review (3.34 MB) More Documents & Publications ARIES lab houses. Photo courtesy of The Levy Partnership, Inc. Integrated Design: A High-Performance Solution

  9. Real Performance for Real Buildings- 2014 BTO Peer Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presenter: Shanti Pless, National Renewable Energy Laboratory This project aims to develop deployable resources to assist building decision makers in understanding and replicating the benefits of using measureable energy performance targets to better connect design and operations.

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for all jurisdictions. In 2015, the AER...

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Authority for adopting the state energy codes was previously vested in the Energy Security Office of the Department of Commerce (originally the Department of Public Services). In 1999-2000, the...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 1993 State Legislature updated the state energy code to the 1989 Model Energy Code (MEC) and established a procedure to update the standard. Then in 1995, following consultation with an...

  13. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) by rule may choose to adopt the latest published editions of the energy efficiency provisions of the International Residential Code (IRC) or the...

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All residential and commercial structures are required to comply with the state’s energy code. The 2009 New Mexico Energy Conservation Code (NMECC), effective June 2013, is based on 2009...

  15. Building America - Resources for Energy Efficient Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-04-19

    Building America publications help builders achieve whole-house energy savings in five major climate zones. Using the recommendation and process improvements outlined in the Best Practices Series handbooks, builders can re-engineer their designs to improve energy performance and quality. Case studies for new and existing homes provide results from actual projects.

  16. Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) | Department of Energy Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) This fact sheet provides a summary of how NREL's technical assistance in Greensburg, Kansas, helped the town rebuild green after recovering from a tornado in May 2007. Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High

  17. Energy use in office buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1980-10-01

    This is the report on Task IB, Familiarization with Additional Data Collection Plans of Annual Survey of BOMA Member and Non-Member Buildings in 20 Cities, of the Energy Use in Office Buildings project. The purpose of the work was to monitor and understand the efforts of the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) in gathering an energy-use-oriented data base. In order to obtain an improved data base encompassing a broad spectrum of office space and with information suitable for energy analysis in greater detail than is currently available, BOMA undertook a major data-collection effort. Based on a consideration of geographic area, climate, population, and availability of data, BOMA selected twenty cities for data collection. BOMA listed all of the major office space - buildings in excess of 40,000 square feet - in each of the cities. Tax-assessment records, local maps, Chamber of Commerce data, recent industrial-development programs, results of related studies, and local-realtor input were used in an effort to assemble a comprehensive office-building inventory. In order to verify the accuracy and completeness of the building lists, BOMA assembled an Ad-Hoc Review Committee in each city to review the assembled inventory of space. A questionnaire on office-building energy use and building characteristics was developed. In each city BOMA assembled a data collection team operating under the supervision of its regional affiliate to gather the data. For each city a random sample of buildings was selected, and data were gathered. Responses for over 1000 buildings were obtained.

  18. Building America Building Science Education Roadmap | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Education Roadmap Building America Building Science Education Roadmap This roadmap outlines steps that U.S. Department of Energy Building America program must take to develop a robust building science education curriculum in coming years. ba_bldg_science_education_roadmap.pdf (645.63 KB) More Documents & Publications DOE Challenge Home Student Competition Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher

  19. Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis Lead Performer: ThermoAnalytics Inc. - Calumet, MI DOE Funding: $145,684 Cost Share: N/A Project Term: June 2014 - March 2015 Funding Opportunity: Small Business Innovation Research FY 2014 Phase 1 Release 2 Awards Project Objective ThermoAnalytics Inc. (TAI), in partnership with Skidmore, Owings, & amp; Merrill LLP (SOM), will develop an integrated workflow for constructing energy models of

  20. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better ...

  1. Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods May 6, 2013 - 4:55pm Addthis In neighborhoods all across the...

  2. Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES), developed by DOE, is ...

  3. Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Brand Book, as posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  4. Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional VaryMatrix.png Collaboration with mathematicians and computational...

  5. Green Building Studio | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Studio Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Building Studio AgencyCompany Organization: Autodesk Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy...

  6. Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Reference Buildings Commercial Reference Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with three of its national laboratories, developed commercial reference buildings, formerly known as commercial building benchmark models. These reference buildings play a critical role in the program's energy modeling software research by providing complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. There are 16 building types that represent

  7. High-performance commercial building systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Selkowitz, Stephen

    2003-10-01

    This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and

  8. Midwest Building Energy Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... * Adjust Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) Requirements to Meet Opposition Critics and State Code Mandates * Develop an Implementation Plan Simultaneously but Separately ...

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has the authority to upgrade commercial and residential energy standards through the regulatory process. The current code, the 2009 UCC, became...

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory" and "permissive" codes. Georgia State Energy Code...

  11. Whole Building Performance Data Tools (BPD, SEED, BEDES) | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Performance Data Tools (BPD, SEED, BEDES) Whole Building Performance Data Tools (BPD, SEED, BEDES) Lead Performer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Berkeley, CA FY16 DOE Funding: $1,730,000 Project Term: Current - September 30, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE Many decision makers have a dire lack of information on buildings' energy performance, because the data is difficult to collect, located in many decentralized locations, and in different

  12. Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  13. Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Performance of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps in Cold Climates | Department of Energy Performance of Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps in Cold Climates Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Performance of Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps in Cold Climates The DOE Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored seven inverter-driven ASHPs across the northeast United States during the winter of 2013-2014. Field Performance of Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps in Cold Climates

  14. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2.1 Residential Sector Energy Consumption 2.2 Residential Sector Characteristics 2.3 Residential Sector Expenditures 2.4 Residential Environmental Data 2.5 Residential Construction and Housing Market 2.6 Residential Home Improvements 2.7 Multi-Family Housing 2.8 Industrialized Housing 2.9 Low-Income Housing 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology

  15. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions Building ... - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated ...

  16. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides "Existing Homes Efficiency - If You Want BetterBuildings - Go with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR," webinar slides from the U.S. Department of Energy. Webinar slides (4.49 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review BetterBuildings: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

  17. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    On May 2014, Delaware updated its energy code to 2012 IECC with amendments for residential sector and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 with amendments for the commercial sector. The Delaware specific amendments to...

  18. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement by localities, and any revised code will probably...

  19. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Oregon Energy Code amendments were most recently updated for both residential and non-residential construction in 2014. In October 2010 Oregon also adopted the Oregon Solar Installation...

  20. Energy Saving Homes and Buildings - Continuum Magazine | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 / Issue 6 Continuum. Clean Energy Innovation at NREL Energy Saving Homes and Buildings Continuum showcases NREL's unique research capabilities and most impactful clean energy innovations. Dan Says From our director Dan says NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance 01 NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance NREL-led guidelines effort enables breakthroughs for the home energy performance industry. Computing Advances Enable More Efficient Buildings 02 Computing

  1. Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit ...

  2. Building Science | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science Building Science This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question How do we first do no harm with high-r enclosures?Ž issue1_highr_enclosures.pdf (5.05 MB) More Documents & Publications Issue #1: How Do We First Do No Harm with High-R Enclosures? ZERH Webinar: Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation

  3. Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov The Home of the Future....Today 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Website * www.buildings.energy.gov/zero/ * Events: * Upcoming in-person ZERH Trainings * Technical Training webinars * Conference Presentations * Partner Locator * Program Specifications * Webinar Recordings Building America

  4. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Energy Consumption and Expenditures Consumption and Energy Intensities for Major Energy Sources Throughout the 1980's, energy consumption in residential buildings was greater than...

  5. Performance metrics and life-cycle information management for building performance assurance

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hitchcock, R.J.; Piette, M.A.; Selkowitz, S.E.

    1998-06-01

    Commercial buildings account for over $85 billion per year in energy costs, which is far more energy than technically necessary. One of the primary reasons buildings do not perform as well as intended is that critical information is lost, through ineffective documentation and communication, leading to building systems that are often improperly installed and operated. A life-cycle perspective on the management of building information provides a framework for improving commercial building energy performance. This paper describes a project to develop strategies and techniques to provide decision-makers with information needed to assure the desired building performance across the complete life cycle of a building project. A key element in this effort is the development of explicit performance metrics that quantitatively represent performance objectives of interest to various building stakeholders. The paper begins with a discussion of key problems identified in current building industry practice, and ongoing work to address these problems. The paper then focuses on the concept of performance metrics and their use in improving building performance during design, commissioning, and on-going operations. The design of a Building Life-cycle Information System (BLISS) is presented. BLISS is intended to provide an information infrastructure capable of integrating a variety of building information technologies that support performance assurance. The use of performance metrics in case study building projects is explored to illustrate current best practice. The application of integrated information technology for improving current practice is discussed.

  6. Energy Use in Commercial Buildings - Energy Explained, Your Guide...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings Energy Explained - Home What Is Energy? Forms of Energy Sources of Energy Laws of Energy Units and Calculators Energy Conversion Calculators British Thermal ...

  7. Building America Update - May 14, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    14, 2015 Building America Update - May 14, 2015 May 13, 2015 - 4:35pm Addthis Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on ARIES and NorthernSTAR Teams Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Inspiring the Next Generation of Building Scientists DOE Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships Building America May 20 Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations Buildings XIII Conference-Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes: Call for

  8. Building Agent Software - Energy Innovation Portal

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Analysis Energy Analysis Find More Like This Return to Search Building Agent Software Occupancy Feedback for Building Controls National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency (948 KB) <p> Building Agent System Architecture</p> Building Agent System Architecture <p>

  9. Green Building Incentive | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    California Commercial Industrial Residential Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Photovoltaics Yes State Agency Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Technology Test...

  10. Green Building Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    California Commercial Industrial Residential Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Photovoltaics Yes State Agency Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Technology Test...

  11. Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Patrick O'Neill

    2009-06-30

    This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests

  12. A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

    2013-06-06

    Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

  13. Durham County- High-Performance Building Policy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Durham County adopted a resolution in October 2008 that requires new non-school public buildings and facilities to meet high-performance standards. New construction of public buildings and...

  14. Building America Update: August 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: August 2015 Building America Update: August 2015 August 12, 2015 - 5:31pm Addthis Conway Street Deep Energy Retrofit: Transforming a School into High-Performance Apartments Building America August 26 Webinar: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Homes, Part I-Application-Specific Ventilation Building America Solution Center: How-To Videos Expand Knowledge of High-Performance Homes Who Is Building the Best-Performing Homes in the Country? Find Out with DOE's Tour of Zero Notice of

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Disclaimer This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy. This document will be occasionally updated and, therefore, this copy may not reflect the most current version. This document was prepared as account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the

  16. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Security and Privacy Notices Security Notice This Web site is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this Web site for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this Web site, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to

  17. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II,

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    New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation | Department of Energy Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation This presentation, Cladding Attachment Over Thick Rigid Exterior Insulation, was delivered at the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure

  18. Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    commlbldgs19goetzler040413.pdf More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Alliance - 2013 BTO Peer Review Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases Advanced Energy Guides

  19. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    how window attachments and coverings, such as storm windows and cellular shades, can be a cost-effective means of reducing energy use in residential buildings. This webinar ...

  20. Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies | Department of Energy High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies This webinar, held on February 12, 2015, focused on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high performance homes that optimize energy and

  1. Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    3. Energy Sources, Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Total Floorspace (million square feet)" ,"All Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy Source","Energy Sources Used (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Elec- tricity","Natural Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","District Chilled Water","Propane","Other a " "All Buildings*

  2. New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Technology Performance Exchange™ allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products.

  3. Research on Very Low-Energy Building Operations and Management...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lead Performer: U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) - Lawrence Berkeley ... Development (MOHURD) - Beijing, China -- China Academy of Building Research - ...

  4. Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    2. Energy Sources, Number of Buildings for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Number of Buildings (thousand)" ,"All Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy Source","Energy Sources Used (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Elec- tricity","Natural Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","District Chilled Water","Propane","Other a " "All Buildings*

  5. Research Support Facility - Zero Energy Building Moves Closer to Reality

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-04-01

    The DOE's Research Support Facility showcases high-performance design features, passive energy strategies, and renewable energy. It is a prototype for future large-scale net-zero energy buildings.

  6. Using energy management systems to obtain building energy data

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Akbari, H.; Flora, D.; Le Coniac, P.

    1986-01-01

    EMS-derived data may offer important advantages, in terms of cost and effort vs data quality, as compared with conventional approaches now being used to analyze end-use performance in large buildings. Of course, using EMS's for performance monitoring will not be equally promising in all commercial buildings nor for all data needs. There must be a computerized energy management system already in place, with appropriate sensing, data storage, and communication capabilities. However, these systems are already becoming standard equipment, especially in buildings larger than 100,000 square feet. It is possible to take advantage of the data available from even a simple EMS to determine some operating characteristics of a commercial building, especially to understand the way the electricity is used. Hourly EMS data help to indicate the weather dependency of the energy use in the building and can be used as constraint in load profile estimations where they are invaluable in establishing an accurate end-use breakdown.

  7. Save (More) Energy Now with Intelligent Industrial Buildings | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy (More) Energy Now with Intelligent Industrial Buildings Save (More) Energy Now with Intelligent Industrial Buildings This tip sheet outlines a variety of tools to reduce energy use in industrial facilities and improve plant-wide performance. Save (More) Energy Now with Intelligent Industrial Buildings (June 2009) (833.25 KB) More Documents & Publications CX-001319: Categorical Exclusion Determination Automated Register of Implemented Actions CX-000681: Categorical Exclusion

  8. Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank On |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Energy Savings You Can Bank On Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank On On October 12, 2011, Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation conducted an Expert Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles for Energy Efficiency Upgrades. The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including researchers, experienced installation contractors, and innovative energy business

  9. Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance | Department of Energy Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy Performance Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy Performance April 14, 2014 - 5:51pm Addthis Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (second from left), tours FLEXLAB with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory officials in California today. FLEXLAB is the only facility in the nation that allows researchers and

  10. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction | Department of Energy Introduction Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, held on August 13, 2014. BA webinar_intro_8_13_14.pdf (969.17 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

  11. Evaluating the performance of passive-solar-heated buildings

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1983-01-01

    Methods of evaluating the thermal performance of passive-solar buildings are reviewed. Instrumentation and data logging requirements are outlined. Various methodologies that have been used to develop an energy balance for the building and various performance measures are discussed. Methods for quantifying comfort are described. Subsystem and other special-purpose monitoring are briefly reviewed. Summary results are given for 38 buildings that have been monitored.

  12. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Construction | Department of Energy Strategies: Part II, New Construction Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs. Peter Baker, Building Science Corporation, will discuss results of 3 years of laboratory and field exposure testing that examined the

  13. New York building stands out, saves energy | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    York building stands out, saves energy New York building stands out, saves energy January 28, 2010 - 11:29am Addthis Cooper Union's building is a towering, unique building that actually saves a lot of energy. | Photo courtesy Cooper Union Cooper Union's building is a towering, unique building that actually saves a lot of energy. | Photo courtesy Cooper Union Joshua DeLung A new energy-efficient building in New York is raising eyebrows and inspiring creativity, but its unique design and

  14. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool User's Guide

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    Wang, Na; Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Matsumoto, Steven W.

    2012-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool is a web-based system that is designed to allow building owners, managers, and operators to more accurately assess the energy performance of their commercial buildings. This document provide a step-by-step instruction on how to use the tool.

  15. SUNREL Energy Simulation Software | Buildings | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Buildings Toggle navigation Menu Research Research Commercial Buildings Residential Buildings Staff Publications Facilities Work With Us SUNREL Energy Simulation Software SUNREL® is a hourly building energy simulation program that aids in the design of small energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the building's envelope, its environment, and its occupants. The program is based on fundamental models of physical behavior and includes

  16. Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    -- Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee The Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee is a comprehensive energy efficiency program that provides all of the tools and resources that building owners and property managers need to effectively develop and implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings. The Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee is a comprehensive energy efficiency program that provides all of the tools and resources that building owners and property managers need

  17. Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Data Accelerator *NEW PROJECT* 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Monisha Shah, monisha.shah@nrel.gov Kristin Field, kristin.field@nrel.gov National Renewable Energy Laboratory Project Summary *NEW PROJECT* Timeline: Start date: June 2013 (official launch: December 2013) Planned end date: December 2015 Key Milestones 1. Recruitment of 20 Partner-pairs 2. White House Launch and design of the program - Dec 2013 3. Partners convene local stakeholders - May 2014 4. 20 Partner-pairs

  18. Building Energy Asset Score: Real Estate Managers

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use.

  19. Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code includes the statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include log homes, ma...

  20. Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    planning for commercial and multi-unit residential buildings have huge energy-saving potential. Explore EERE's buildings success stories below. January 14, 2016 Image...

  1. Better Buildings Federal Award | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award. The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the federal government's ...

  2. Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Name Worldwide...

  3. Boston Green Building | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    References Boston Green Building Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBostonGreenBuilding&oldid768441" Categories: Organizations Energy Efficiency...

  4. Better Buildings Federal Award | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    U.S. Courthouse was the winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award. The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the federal...

  5. Property:Buildings/Models | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    It links to pages that use the form Buildings Publication. Pages using the property "BuildingsModels" Showing 2 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 50% Energy...

  6. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    conducted in two stages: (1) A Household (RECS)Building (CBECS) Survey and an Energy Suppliers Survey. The HouseholdBuilding Characteristics Survey consists of personal...

  7. Better Buildings Training Toolkit | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Better Buildings Training Toolkit The Better Buildings Residential Network Training Toolkit can be used by residential energy efficiency programs interested in realizing the value ...

  8. Better Buildings Residential Network | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Residential Network Better Buildings Residential Network Explore Peer ... programs can implement and leverage to quickly show energy and utility dollar savings. ...

  9. Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings ...

  10. Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency August 26, 2014 - 11:00am Addthis Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build energy-efficiency into your design from the ground up. | Photo courtesy of Paul Norton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build energy-efficiency into your design from the ground up. | Photo courtesy of Paul Norton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Paige Terlip Paige

  11. High Performance Building Incentives Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The program will offer support for green buildings in the form of loans, grants and loan guarantees (i.e., grants to be used in the event of a financing default). In order to be eligible for...

  12. High Performance Buildings Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The program will offer support for green buildings in the form of loans, grants and loan guarantees (i.e., grants to be used in the event of a financing default). In order to be eligible for...

  13. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

  14. High Performance Sustainable Building - DOE Directives, Delegations...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    by Adam Pugh Functional areas: Program Management, Project Management This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements...

  15. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II - Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Design Options for Locating Ducts ...

  16. Local Option- Property Tax Credit for High Performance Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Similar to Maryland's Local Option Property Tax Credit for Renewable Energy, Title 9 of Maryland's property tax code creates an optional property tax credit for high performance buildings. This...

  17. Howard County- High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The state of Maryland permits local governments (Md Code: Property Tax § 9-242) to offer property tax credits for high performance buildings and energy conservation devices (Md Code: Property Tax §...

  18. Achieving 50% Energy Savings in Office Buildings, Advanced Energy Design Guides: Office Buildings (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    This fact sheet summarizes recommendations for designing new office buildings that result in 50% less energy use than conventional designs meeting minimum code requirements. The recommendations are drawn from the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings, an ASHRAE publication that provides comprehensive recommendations for designing low-energy-use office buildings with gross floor areas up to 100,000 ft2 (see sidebar). Designed as a stand-alone document, this fact sheet provides key principles and a set of prescriptive design recommendations appropriate for smaller office buildings with insufficient budgets to fully implement best practices for integrated design and optimized performance. The recommendations have undergone a thorough analysis and review process through ASHRAE, and have been deemed the best combination of measures to achieve 50% savings in the greatest number of office buildings.

  19. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Distribution Category UC-950 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992 April 1995 Energy Information Adminstration Office of Energy Markets and End Use U.S....

  20. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-09-01

    This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

  1. Building America Events 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Events 2014 Building America Events 2014 Event: ACI National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show Date/Time: April 29 - May 1, 2014 Description: ACI hosts the leading educational and networking events in the home performance industry in partnership with nationally-renowned experts, ffering the most comprehensive and innovative agenda. Learn more and register. Event: DOE Challenge Home Zero Energy-Ready Home Training Date/Time: April 30, 2014; 10:00am-4:00pm (with a lunch

  2. Analysis of System Strategies Targeting Near-Term Building America Energy-Performance Goals for New Single-Family Homes: FY2004 Fourth-Quarter Building America Milestone Report

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    Anderson, R.; Christensen, C.; Horowitz, S.; Courtney, A.; Givler, T.; Tupper, K.; Barker, G.

    2004-11-01

    This report describes the technical approach used by Building America to determine the most cost effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy savings goals.

  3. Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. ...

  4. Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This presentation is for the Building Technologies program webinar titled Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings delivered on July 25, 2011. multifamily_bldg_webinar.pdf (2.54 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Technology Solutions for Existing Homes Overview: Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits Building America Technology

  5. Building Energy Codes Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Overview 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Bing Liu bing.liu@pnnl.gov Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ADOPT COMPLY DEVELOP FY12 FY13 FY14 $6.8M $4.8M $4.0M Program Summary Timeline: Multi-year program in support of DOE statutory requirements Key Milestones: 1. Update Building Energy Codes Cost-Effectiveness Methodology (Aug 2014) 2. Revised Compliance Methodology (Sept 2014) 3. 90.1-2013 Cost Analysis (Oct 2014) 4. REScheck Update Including Enhancements (Aug 2014) 5.

  6. Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings | Department of Energy on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Building energy management best practices 11_001_eecbg_sep_building_best_practice.pdf (206.26 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Grantee Letter SEP Guidance National Energy Policy Act Guide for State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency

  7. Building Energy Audit Report for Pearl Harbor, HI

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, Daryl R.; Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A building energy audit was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at selected Pearl Harbor buildings, identify cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This report documents the findings of that assessment.

  8. Commissioning in Federal Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in Federal Buildings Commissioning in Federal Buildings Commissioning in Federal Buildings Commissioning is a quality-assurance process used to verify that a building performs according to the original design and intent, and meets the needs of the owners and occupants. The commissioning process also prepares building staff to operate and maintain the building. Federal agencies are required to make sure building systems and equipment are commissioned in new construction and existing buildings.

  9. White House Meeting Honors New Superior Energy Performance Members

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    New Superior Energy Performance members from industry and the utility sector formally joined the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Industrial Superior Energy Performance Accelerator Program on December 3.

  10. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs. Danny Parker, Building America Partnership for

  11. A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings Thousands of project teams throughout the country seek to push the envelope and develop zero energy buildings. Generally speaking, a zero energy building produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable energy in the building sector. This definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities. In addition to

  12. Building America Research | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research Building America Research The DOE Building America Program is helping to create homes that are durable and energy efficient. Research-to-Market BA_Research_Image.png Learn how Building America works to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices. Top Innovations 1-1-2 Adv Framing open header.jpg Read about outstanding Building America research achievements. Research Teams hirl3.jpg Learn about the Building America teams who continuously

  13. Commercial Building Activities | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Building Activities Commercial Building Activities The Building Technologies Office commercial buildings effort researches and deploys advanced technologies and systems to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions to accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's key projects. 179d Tax Calculator The 179d Calculator can help determine whether

  14. Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (formerly the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub) develops, demonstrates, and deploys energy-saving technologies that can achieve 50% energy reduction in small- and medium-sized buildings. Its headquarters serves as a test bed for real-world integration of technology and market solutions.

  15. Energy savings in Polish buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Markel, L.C.; Gula, A.; Reeves, G.

    1995-12-31

    A demonstration of low-cost insulation and weatherization techniques was a part of phase 1 of the Krakow Clean Fossil Fuels and Energy Efficient Project. The objectives were to identify a cost-effective set of measures to reduce energy used for space heating, determine how much energy could be saved, and foster widespread implementation of those measures. The demonstration project focused on 4 11-story buildings in a Krakow housing cooperative. Energy savings of over 20% were obtained. Most important, the procedures and materials implemented in the demonstration project have been adapted to Polish conditions and applied to other housing cooperatives, schools, and hospitals. Additional projects are being planned, in Krakow and other cities, under the direction of FEWE-Krakow, the Polish Energie Cities Network, and Biuro Rozwoju Krakowa.

  16. Energy Efficiency Program for State Government Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The High-Performance Buildings Advisory Committee assisted the Finance and Administration Cabinet with setting out the standards and benchmarks by which to evaluate buildings. Leadership in Energ...

  17. Design & Construct New Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Design & Construct New Buildings Design & Construct New Buildings Photo of NREL's Research Support Facility under construction, with two workers straddling I-beams. Establishing and implementing aggressive energy performance goals during the design and construction of new commercial buildings is important to achieving those goals over the lifetime of the building. Energy efficiency measures can be applied in various stages of the design and construction process, including scoping and

  18. Duct thermal performance models for large commercial buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wray, Craig P.

    2003-10-01

    Despite the potential for significant energy savings by reducing duct leakage or other thermal losses from duct systems in large commercial buildings, California Title 24 has no provisions to credit energy-efficient duct systems in these buildings. A substantial reason is the lack of readily available simulation tools to demonstrate the energy-saving benefits associated with efficient duct systems in large commercial buildings. The overall goal of the Efficient Distribution Systems (EDS) project within the PIER High Performance Commercial Building Systems Program is to bridge the gaps in current duct thermal performance modeling capabilities, and to expand our understanding of duct thermal performance in California large commercial buildings. As steps toward this goal, our strategy in the EDS project involves two parts: (1) developing a whole-building energy simulation approach for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings, and (2) using the tool to identify the energy impacts of duct leakage in California large commercial buildings, in support of future recommendations to address duct performance in the Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings. The specific technical objectives for the EDS project were to: (1) Identify a near-term whole-building energy simulation approach that can be used in the impacts analysis task of this project (see Objective 3), with little or no modification. A secondary objective is to recommend how to proceed with long-term development of an improved compliance tool for Title 24 that addresses duct thermal performance. (2) Develop an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) change proposal to include a new metric for thermal distribution system efficiency in the reporting requirements for the 2005 Title 24 Standards. The metric will facilitate future comparisons of different system types using a common ''yardstick''. (3) Using the selected near-term simulation approach, assess the impacts of

  19. Better Buildings Training Toolkit | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Training Toolkit Better Buildings Training Toolkit The Better Buildings Residential Network Training Toolkit can be used by residential energy efficiency programs interested in realizing the value of providing training opportunities for contractors, staff, and volunteers. Training Toolkit (666.76 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Network View | March 2015 Better Buildings Residential Network Membership Form Better Buildings Network View | November 2015

  20. Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Partnerships » Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements The Building Technologies Office's Commercial Buildings Integration program issues funding opportunities to advance energy efficiency solutions and technologies for commercial buildings. These competitive solicitations are typically open to industry, small businesses, academia, the national labs, and other entities. View the 2015, 2014, or 2013 projects. 2015 Awards In 2015, BTO sought

  1. Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Study Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit Stockton, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Whole-house retrofit Type: Single-family, affordable Partners: Builder: Green Home Solutions, greenbygrupe.com Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, http://arbi.davisenergy.com Size: 2,152 ft 2 Date completed: 2011 Climate Zone(s): Hot-Dry PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: Pre-retrofit rating = 314; post-retrofit rating = 156 Projected annual energy cost savings: $837 Incremental

  2. Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment | Department of Energy Summary for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment on April 26,l 2010 on the NIST

  3. Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Moreover, many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified ...

  4. ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems June 21, 2016 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT Hosted by ...

  5. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Score: Software Development for Phase II Building Types DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development for Phase II Building Types DOE Commercial Building Energy ...

  6. Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building...

  7. Honest Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Website: www.honestbuildings.com Web Application Link: www.honestbuildings.com Cost: Free Honest Buildings Screenshot References: Honest Buildings1 Logo: Honest Buildings...

  8. Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings applicable to qualifying systems and buildings placed in service from January 1, 2006, ...

  9. Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Tools & Resources » Building America Research Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story

  10. Overview of Energy Performance Score (EPS)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... performance rating system * Establishes exemption from property taxation for buildings, structures and improvements that meet specified criteria relating to energy efficiency. ...

  11. Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers and

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    Consultants | Department of Energy Energy Services Companies, Engineers and Consultants Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers and Consultants The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies

  12. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Administrators | Department of Energy Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and

  13. Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2014, EEREs Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private...

  14. Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings (Presentation)

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    Hayter, S. J.

    2011-08-01

    This presentation on integrating renewable energy systems into building was presented at the August, 2011 ASHRAE Region IX CRC meetings.

  15. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    DOE commercial building energy asset rating program information presented to stakeholders at the workshop held in Washington, DC, December 2011

  16. Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policiesdeployment programs Resource Type: Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.ecn.nlfileadminecnunitsbsIEC...

  17. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-03-22

    Measured energy performance data are essential to national efforts to improve building efficiency, as evidenced in recent benchmarking mandates, and in a growing body of work that indicates the value of permanent monitoring and energy information feedback. This paper presents case studies of energy information systems (EIS) at four enterprises and university campuses, focusing on the attained energy savings, and successes and challenges in technology use and integration. EIS are broadly defined as performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to store, analyze and display building energy information. Case investigations showed that the most common energy savings and instances of waste concerned scheduling errors, measurement and verification, and inefficient operations. Data quality is critical to effective EIS use, and is most challenging at the subsystem or component level, and with non-electric energy sources. Sophisticated prediction algorithms may not be well understood but can be applied quite effectively, and sites with custom benchmark models or metrics are more likely to perform analyses external to the EIS. Finally, resources and staffing were identified as a universal challenge, indicating a need to identify additional models of EIS use that extend beyond exclusive in-house use, to analysis services.

  18. DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, and More

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

  19. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida | Department of Energy Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America research has shown that high-performance homes can potentially give builders an edge in the marketplace and can boost sales, but it doesn't happen

  20. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design &

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Passive Solar Transcript | Department of Energy Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript Video recording transcript of a Webinar on Nov. 16, 2010 about residential passive solar building design and solar thermal heating applications passive_solar_webinar.pdf (151.77 KB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Webinar (text version) February 13, 2013 Webinar:

  1. U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Data Exchange Specification

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document describes the DOE Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES). BEDES is designed to support analysis of the measured energy performance of commercial and residential buildings, with data fields for building characteristics, efficiency measures and energy use. BEDES defines and describes these data fields and their relationships.

  2. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Air Conditioning: See Energy End Use, Cooling. Authorization Form: A form signed by the respondent authorizing energy supplier companies that serve the building to release...

  3. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Appendix A How the Survey Was Conducted Introduction The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on a...

  4. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    with the national average of 81 thousand Btu per square foot), while buildings using solar energy or passive solar features used the major energy sources more intensively...

  5. Commercial Building Energy Alliance Exterior Lighting Scoping...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Commercial Building Energy Alliance Exterior Lighting Scoping Study Citation Details ... This report is a scoping study about challenges and energy saving potential regarding ...

  6. Zero Energy Building Policies and Definitions

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... to balance site energy usage with PV - Calculated with national average conversion factors * Recognizes that the focus of ZEB definitions is on the building, not the energy ...

  7. Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.; Henderson, Jordan W.; Kora, Angela R.

    2010-06-01

    2nd report on the performance of GSA's sustainably designed buildings. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of measured whole building performance as it compares to GSA and industry baselines. The PNNL research team found the data analysis illuminated strengths and weaknesses of individual buildings as well as the portfolio of buildings. This section includes summary data, observations that cross multiple performance metrics, discussion of lessons learned from this research, and opportunities for future research. The summary of annual data for each of the performance metrics is provided in Table 25. The data represent 1 year of measurements and are not associated with any specific design features or strategies. Where available, multiple years of data were examined and there were minimal significant differences between the years. Individually focused post occupancy evaluation (POEs) would allow for more detailed analysis of the buildings. Examining building performance over multiple years could potentially offer a useful diagnostic tool for identifying building operations that are in need of operational changes. Investigating what the connection is between the building performance and the design intent would offer potential design guidance and possible insight into building operation strategies. The 'aggregate operating cost' metric used in this study represents the costs that were available for developing a comparative industry baseline for office buildings. The costs include water utilities, energy utilities, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, waste and recycling, and janitorial costs. Three of the buildings that cost more than the baseline in Figure 45 have higher maintenance costs than the baseline, and one has higher energy costs. Given the volume of data collected and analyzed for this study, the inevitable request is for a simple answer with respect to sustainably designed building performance. As previously stated, compiling the

  8. Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Research » Building America Market Partnerships Building America Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. Zero Energy Ready Home Through the DOE Zero

  9. Buildings of the Future | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings of the Future Buildings of the Future September 6, 2016 - 3:37pm Addthis What should buildings look like in 100 years? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory made a blueprint for buildings that are more comfortable, efficient and intelligent than today. | Video by PNNL. Shannon Bates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nora Wang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BUILDINGS USE A LOT OF ENERGY. THIS PLAN WILL CHANGE THAT. The buildings of today account for 40% of

  10. Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings This webinar, hosted by Building America,was conducted on November 1, 2011, and describes ways to save energy in buildings through effective ventilation techniques. carb_ventilation_webinar.pdf (3.71 MB) More Documents & Publications Multifamily Ventilation - Best Practice? Critical Question #2: What are the Best Practices for Ventilation Specific to Multifamily Buildings? Building America Webinar: Multifamily

  11. Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Housing and building energy efficiency technical assistance is designed to assist Indian tribes in creating more efficient homes and buildings. Assistance options include building design review, building code creation, building inventory and assessment, and weatherization program design. To apply for housing and building energy efficiency technical assistance,

  12. Building America Building Science Translator | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Translator Building America Building Science Translator Words are a big deal. A very big deal. With that in mind, DOE has worked extensively with housing industry representatives and building science experts over the past year compiling a new building science glossary that translates technical jargon into an improved consumer experience. Now there is a huge 'collective impact' opportunity to more effectively convey the value of high-performance homes to consumers and the media using these 'power

  13. Procedure to Measure Indoor Lighting Energy Performance

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    Deru, M.; Blair, N.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    This document provides standard definitions of performance metrics and methods to determine them for the energy performance of building interior lighting systems. It can be used for existing buildings and for proposed buildings. The primary users for whom these documents are intended are building energy analysts and technicians who design, install, and operate data acquisition systems, and who analyze and report building energy performance data. Typical results from the use of this procedure are the monthly and annual energy used for lighting, energy savings from occupancy or daylighting controls, and the percent of the total building energy use that is used by the lighting system. The document is not specifically intended for retrofit applications. However, it does complement Measurement and Verification protocols that do not provide detailed performance metrics or measurement procedures.

  14. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Buildings Buildings Read more Government Energy Management Government Energy Management Read more Homes Homes Read more Manufacturing Manufacturing Read more The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads a robust community of researchers and other partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions, which helps make our country run better through

  15. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview http:energy.goveerebuildingsbuilding-energy-modeling 2 BEM: An Energy-Efficiency ...

  16. Energy Efficiency Building Code for Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka

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    Busch, John; Greenberg, Steve; Rubinstein, Francis; Denver, Andrea; Rawner, Esther; Franconi, Ellen; Huang, Joe; Neils, Danielle

    2000-09-30

    1.1.1 To encourage energy efficient design or retrofit of commercial buildings so that they may be constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that reduces the use of energy without constraining the building function, the comfort, health, or the productivity of the occupants and with appropriate regard for economic considerations. 1.1.2 To provide criterion and minimum standards for energy efficiency in the design or retrofit of commercial buildings and provide methods for determining compliance with them. 1.1.3 To encourage energy efficient designs that exceed these criterion and minimum standards.

  17. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    assetratingseattlefocusgroups.pdf More Documents & Publications Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings Building Energy ...

  18. Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings Commercial building owners, operators and tenants can start saving energy ...

  19. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories...

    Energy Savers

    Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and...

  20. Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities ... website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. ...

  1. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 ... energy efficiency in the commercial building sector is that building owners and ...

  2. Furnace Blower Performance Improvements - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Furnace Blower Performance Improvements - Building America Top Innovation Furnace Blower Performance Improvements - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a circular-shaped blower fan for furnaces and air conditioners. As homeowners switch on their forced-air furnaces in preparation for cold weather, they may be unaware of how furnace blowers can impact HVAC efficiency. In fact, studies show that the most common blowers have efficiencies of only 10%-15%.

  3. Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces | Department of Energy Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide

  4. Superior Energy Performance

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Superior Energy Performance cm Certification Protocol December 7, 2012 cm Superior Energy Performance Certification Protocol 1 December 7, 2012 2012 Energetics Incorporated ...

  5. Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest

  6. Renewable Energy Applications for Existing Buildings: Preprint

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    Hayter, S. J.; Kandt, A.

    2011-08-01

    This paper introduces technical opportunities, means, and methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations. It provides an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads. Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects are addressed along with tips for implementing successful RE projects.

  7. High Performance Energy Management

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Performance Energy Management Reduce energy use and meet your business objectives By applying continuous improvement practices similar to Lean and Six Sigma, the BPA Energy Smart...

  8. ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants Jump to: navigation, search Name ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants Data Format Excel Spreadsheet Geographic Scope United States TODO:...

  9. Energy Conservation in Public Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    mandating that buildings constructed and financed by the state must comply with the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

  10. ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems October 13, 2015 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT Online Hosted by the U.S....

  11. Energy Information Agency's 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey Tables

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Energy use intensities in commercial buildings vary widely and depend on activity and climate, as shown in this data table, which was derived from the Energy Information Agency's 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey.

  12. Building America Publications | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Publications Building America Publications Building America provides guidelines, reports, and case studies detailing proven innovations for new and existing high-performance homes. To easily search and sort through current publications, visit the Building America Reference Library within the Building America Solution Center. It provides easy access to the most up-to-date Building America publications as well as other essential building science resources. To find complete documentation of all

  13. Building Energy Asset Score: Architects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Architects Building Energy Asset Score: Architects The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifices opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use. View additional information

  14. reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities Slides presented in the "What's Working in Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs Conference - Promising Approaches and Lessons Learned" on May 20, 2011 in Washington, D.C. reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities (638.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Omaha, Nebraska Summary of Reported Data Mastermind Session: Combining Energy

  15. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes04_zweig_040213.pdf (708.72 KB) More Documents & Publications State and Local Code Implementation: Southeast Region - 2014 BTO Peer Review Stretch/Reach Codes Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Best Practices

  16. Building Energy Tools Software Directory | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Company Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Develop Goals...

  17. Buildings.Energy.gov Zero Energy Ready Home

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Zero Energy Ready Home Training SAM RASHKIN Chief Architect Building Technologies Office DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency ...

  18. BuildingOS by Lucid | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Lucid Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, - ENERGY STAR, - HVAC, - LEED, Buildings - Commercial, Energy Efficiency, - Central Plant,...

  19. NREL Launches Initiative to Build Solar Performance Database - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Releases | NREL Launches Initiative to Build Solar Performance Database April 9, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched an initiative to build an open-source database of real-world performance from solar facilities across the country. As part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, the Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse (O-SPaRC) will give the private market tools to develop investment vehicles to tap low-cost public

  20. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions | Department of Energy Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions This presentation, Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes -