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Author Dentz, Jordan, author.

Title Public housing : a tailored approach to energy retrofits / prepared by Jordan Dentz [and three others], ARIES Collaborative, The Levy Partnership, Inc.

Publication Info. 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-102014-4438    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 56 pages) : color illustrations
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Note Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 14, 2015).
"Prepared for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy."
"June 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 24).
Summary Over one million HUD-supported public housing units provide rental housing for eligible low-income families across the country. A survey of over 100 PHAs across the country indicated that there is a high level of interest in developing low cost solutions that improve energy efficiency and can be seamlessly included in the refurbishment process. Further, PHAs, have incentives (both internal and external) to reduce utility bills. ARIES worked with two public housing authorities (PHAs) to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement with their own staffs in the normal course of housing operations at the time when units are refurbished between occupancies. The energy efficiency turnover protocols emphasized air infiltration reduction, duct sealing and measures that improve equipment efficiency. ARIES documented implementation in ten housing units. Reductions in average air leakage were 16-20% and duct leakage reductions averaged 38%. Total source energy consumption savings was estimated at 6-10% based on BEopt modeling with a simple payback of 1.7 to 2.2 years. Implementation challenges were encountered mainly related to required operational changes and budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, simple measures can feasibly be accomplished by PHA staff at low or no cost. At typical housing unit turnover rates, these measures could impact hundreds of thousands of unit per year nationally.
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308
Prepared under subcontract no. KNDJ-0-40347-04.
Subject Public housing -- Energy conservation.
Apartment houses -- Energy conservation.
Housing rehabilitation.
Energy consumption.
Apartment houses -- Energy conservation. (OCoLC)fst00811145
Energy consumption. (OCoLC)fst00909986
Housing rehabilitation. (OCoLC)fst00962458
Public housing -- Energy conservation. (OCoLC)fst01082459
Added Author ARIES Collaborative.
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Building Technologies, issuing body.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), sponsoring body.
Building America (Program : U.S.), sponsoring body.
Gpo Item No. 0429-A-90 (online)
Sudoc No. E 1.177:DOE/GO-102014-4438

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