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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2006: 2nd conference of IBPSA-USA


Whole-House Energy Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

Robert Hendron
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

Abstract: This paper describes a proposed set of guidelines for analyzing the energy savings achieved by a package of retrofits or an extensive rehabilitation of an existing home. It also describes certain field test and audit methods that can help establish accurate building system performance characteristics that are needed for a meaningful simulation of whole-house energy use. Several sets of default efficiency values have been developed for older appliances that cannot be easily tested and for which published specifications are not readily available. These proposed analysis procedures are documented more comprehensively in NREL Technical Report TP-550-38238 (Hendron 2006).
Pages: 210 - 219