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Title: Validating Savings Claims of Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Homes

This study was intended to validate actual performance of three ZERHs in the Northeast to energy models created in REM/Rate v14.5 (one of the certified software programs used to generate a HERS Index) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Building Energy Optimization (BEopt™) v2.3 E+ (a more sophisticated hourly energy simulation software). This report details the validation methods used to analyze energy consumption at each home.
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  1. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, Norwalk, CT (United States)
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-5500-64258; DOE/GO-102015-4676
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DOE Zero Energy Ready Home; Certification; ZERH; validation; measured consumption; actual consumption; estimated consumption; energy modeling; predicted savings; BEopt; REM/Rate; LAMELs; utility bill disaggregation; CARB; Steven Winter Associates, Inc.; SWA; Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings; residential; Building America; Residential Buildings