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Author Yee, S., author.

Title Evaluation of missed energy saving opportunity based on Illinois Home Performance Program field data : homeowner selected upgrades versus cost-optimized solutions / prepared by S. Yee, M. Milby, and J. Baker, Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit.

Imprint Golden, CO : U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, 2014.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 1.177:DOE/GO-102014-4425    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 30 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series NREL/SR ; 5500-61978
NREL/SR ; 5500-61978.
Note "Prepared for Building America, Building Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy."
"June 2014."
"DOE/GO-102014-4425"--Page [40].
"NREL Technical Monitor: Stacey Rothgeb.
Summary Expanding on previous research by PARR, this study compares measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) (IHP) residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software. In previous research, cost-optimal measure packages were identified for fifteen Chicagoland single family housing archetypes, called housing groups. In the present study, 800 IHP homes are first matched to one of these fifteen housing groups, and then the average measures being installed in each housing group are modeled using BEopt to estimate energy savings. For most housing groups, the differences between recommended and installed measure packages is substantial. By comparing actual IHP retrofit measures to BEopt-recommended cost-optimal measures, missed savings opportunities are identified in some housing groups; also, valuable information is obtained regarding housing groups where IHP achieves greater savings than BEopt-modeled, cost-optimal recommendations. Additionally, a measure-level sensitivity analysis conducted for one housing group reveals which measures may be contributing the most to gas and electric savings. Overall, the study finds not only that for some housing groups, the average IHP retrofit results in more energy savings than would result from cost-optimal, BEopt recommended measure packages, but also that linking home categorization to standardized retrofit measure packages provides an opportunity to streamline the process for single family home energy retrofits and maximize both energy savings and cost-effectiveness.
Funding Prepared under subcontract no. KNDJ-0-40346-04.
Subject Dwellings -- Energy consumption -- Illinois.
Architecture and energy conservation -- Illinois.
House construction -- Environmental aspects -- Illinois.
Architecture and energy conservation. (OCoLC)fst00813553
Dwellings -- Energy consumption. (OCoLC)fst00900040
House construction -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00961934
Illinois. (OCoLC)fst01205143
Added Author Milby, M., author.
Baker, J., author.
Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), issuing body.
Building America (Program : U.S.), sponsoring body.
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, sponsoring body.
Gpo Item No. 0429-A-90 (online)
Sudoc No. E 1.177:DOE/GO-102014-4425

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