Chapter 15: Commercial New Construction Protocol
This protocol is intended to describe the recommended method when evaluating the whole-building performance of new construction projects in the commercial sector. The protocol focuses on energy conservation measures (ECMs) measures (or packages of measures) where evaluators can best analyze impacts using building simulation. These ECMs typically require the use of calibrated building simulations under Option D of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. Examples of such measures include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building certification, novel and/or efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system designs, and extensive building controls systems. In general, it is best to evaluate any ECM (or set of measures) expected to significantly interact with other systems within the building and with savings sensitive to seasonal variations in weather.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures; Created as Part of Subcontract with Period of Performance September 2011 - December 2014; Work performed by ADM Associates, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; EVALUATION; VERIFICATION ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURE; ECM; WHOLE-BUILDING PERFORMANCE; NEW CONSTRUCTION; COMMERCIAL BUILDING; EM&V; EVALUATION; MEASUREMENT; VERIFICATION; MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION; M&V
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