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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2004: 1st conference of IBPSA-USA

     

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENERGY SAVINGS BENCHMARK FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL END-USES

Robert Hendron, Ren Anderson, Craig Christensen, Mark Eastment, Paul Reeves

Abstract: To track progress toward aggressive multi-year wholehouse energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in 2003. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines, with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a standard" set of occupants
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simbuild2004_SB04T3C4