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Evaluation of the plan to conserve energy in Federal buildings through retrofit programs

United States. General Accounting Office

Evaluation of the plan to conserve energy in Federal buildings through retrofit programs

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public buildings -- Energy consumption

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    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination14 p. ;
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14896870M

    IEA SHC Task 50 TD2: Daylighting and lighting retrofit to reduce energy use in non-residential buildings 1. IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was founded in as one of the first multilateral technology initiatives ("Implementing Agreements") of the International Energy Agency. Its mission is. Work Plan Upon establishment in , Knoxville’s Energy and Sustainability Task Force researched best practices and advised City government in planning and implementing practical policies and programs through a series of recommendations and documents released over several years.

    Energy retrofit strategy/criteria. The target of this application is to achieve most significant, practical, retrofit strategies for energy saving. The research developed various passive and active retrofit strategies such as envelope retrofit (insulation, air tightness, window glazing, and external shading), and hybrid ventilation by: thermal retrofits that buildings owners pursue for non-energy related reasons (e.g. the current non-thermal retrofit rate, hence the retrofit rate that does not include energy efficiency improvements, for outside walls is %) [11].

    Buildings consume 40% of the total primary energy in the United States. Reducing energy use in buildings by energy efficiency technologies is a key strategy to mitigate impact of global climate change. The building sector has the largest emission reduction File Size: KB. the energy savings can offset marginal energy or operating cost increases for particular wellness interventions. This paper presents a flexible, customizable framework to develop potential retrofit bundles and evaluate them considering economic, sustainability, wellness, risk and occupant experience factors to identify the optimal zone of Size: KB.


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Evaluation of the plan to conserve energy in Federal buildings through retrofit programs by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Evaluation of the plan to conserve energy in Federal buildings through retrofit programs. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. Evaluation Of The Plan To Conserve Energy In Federal Buildings Through Retrofit Programs Buildings consume about 39 percent of the total energy used by the Federal Government.

Energy conservation in these facilities, there-fore, is essential in any program to reduce the Government's energy use. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities.

With energy managers in mind, they present practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining. Technical Assistance Program Team Lead. increase the energy efficiency of these buildings. A high level of focus has been placed on existing buildings The information presented here will – in large part – be common to all those interested in retrofit programs.

The economic case for retrofitting buildings. to collect data on the building's energy and water use after the retrofit. idea to research federal and provincial incentive programs, such as Author: TOON DREESSEN. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, this guide provides a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Purchase Optimal Design and Retrofit of Energy Efficient Buildings, Communities, and Urban Centers - 1st Edition.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBNThrough our home energy efficiency, or demand response, programs you can earn financial incentives for conserving energy during periods of high demand.

You’ll also be helping your neighbors and community alleviate stress on our energy supplies. What is Demand Response. Demand response is a program where you can help conserve electricity. REPORT Funded by U.S. DOE CBEI REPORT Title: Cost Effective Building Retrofit through Robust Control and Scalable Algorithms Report Date: January Report Author(s): (See Report) CBEI was referred to as the Energy Efficiency Buildings HUB at the time this report was developed.

homeowners for known source energy savings given the local energy cost, climate and prevalent building characteristics (i.e.

foundation types). To provide consistency among grantees, the reference home for each retrofit energy savings optimization is based on the definition provided by NREL (Polly et al ). CEQ teamed up with 11 other agencies to find ways that the Federal government could help foster growth in the home energy improvement industry, and produced the Recovery Through Retrofit Report, which identified key barriers to growing the industry and laid out several recommendations.

This energy savings retrofit case study report gives examples of what works and what doesn't: this article discusses the importance of finding and sealing elusive air leaks to gain major energy savings in a well-insulated building. The history and sequence of energy savings retrofit steps taken and their success are reported.

In earlymembers of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Alliance and its Refrigeration Project Team suggested that DOE focus upon developing a best practices guide that retailers could follow when retrofitting open refrigerated supermarket display cases.

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERG) is the result of numerous people working to achieve a common goal of improving existing building energy efficiency across the commercial building sector.

The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution and valuable assistance provided by the staff of the U.S. Request PDF | Evaluation of energy retrofit in buildings under conditions of uncertainty: The prominence of the discount rate | A growing literature has focused on the economic viability of.

monitoring network to measure energy use of energy-intensive commercial buildings. The central government has also established incentive programs during the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) for retrofitting of energy intensive commercial buildings1.

Commercial building retrofit has become one of the important building energy efficiency policies in China. In France, ex-post evaluations of energy retrofits in residential buildings, allowing to quantify the performance achieved, are rarely realized, particularly for the dwelling thesis is.

four large power plants through its energy efficiency programs Such existing programs would provide a foundation for increasing the scope of household retrofit programs. Utility participation would enable residential retrofit inclusion in climate change policy.

Energy Savings Guide for New or Existing buildings: How to save on building energy costs: heating, cooling, electricity usage & cost reductions Energy savings design tips for new construction Energy cost reduction tips for building retrofits & updates Guide to energy savings through building insulation & ventilation improvements How to find & correct air and heat loss leaks in buildings How to.

Making a building more sustainable while completing the retrofit could attract more higher-paying tenants, which would cause a greater appreciation by the time the owners plan to sell. Properties with Energy Star certification have sold for % more than buildings without such certification.The U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the progress made by more than public and private-sector organizations that are driving energy efficiency in the U.S. economy through their participation in the Better Buildings InitiativeU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the progress made by more than public and private-sector.ENERGY RETROFITTING IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT: FINANCING AND POLICY EVALUATION Submitted by: Ravi this paper analyzes and finds possible ways to improve energy efficiencies in buildings through an evaluation of existing business models and relevant policies.

This refers to strong building code which may be applicable to buildings, retrofit.