Paper Conference

Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Performance-Based Incentive Program for New Buildings: Report from the Field

Maria Karpman, Mike Karpman, Shelley Beaulieu, Tom Rooney, Dan Cogan
Karpman Consulting, Glastonbury, CT
TRC Energy Services, Clifton Park, NY
Taitem Engineering, Ithaca NY

Abstract: This paper discusses a large scale incentive program for new multifamily buildings in New York, funded by NYSERDA. The program followed a performance-based approach that involved energy modeling, was aligned with the EPA’'s ENERGY STAR ® Multifamily High Rise Pilot, and had simulation requirements similar to LEED NC. The paper discusses the key aspects of program design and focuses on challenges associated with running a highly technical incentive program. It provides an overview of approaches used by the implementation team to ensure that model predictions translated into actual savings, and concludes with recommendations and lessons learned.
Pages: 514 - 522