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ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference


Energy Efficiency Portfolio Analysis Using LCCA and Uncertainty Analysis

Philip Keuhn, Michael Gartman
Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO

Abstract: Energy efficiency project investments and financing are approved based on economics, not energy savings. However, the consideration and modeling of economic factors typically receives a disproportionately small allotment of the energy analysis time budget. This analysis paradigm often fails to adequately address the concerns that matter most to investors, leading decisionmakers to avoid energy efficiency projects regardless of the opportunity available. This paper presents an alternative, investor-centric approach specifically geared towards catalyzing the broad-scale adoption of currently-viable, easilycustomizable energy conservation measures (ECMs) in portfolios of like buildings (e.g. large office buildings). This approach can be adopted by energy modelers to significantly increase the adoption rate of the ECMs they propose.
Pages: 103 - 109