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


Building Efficiency Evaluation and Uncertainty Analysis with DOE's Asset Score Preview

Supriya Goel, Nora Wang, Henry Horsey, Nicholas Long
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

Abstract: Building Energy Asset Score Tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a program to encourage energy efficiency improvement by helping building owners and managers assess a building's energy-related systems independent of operations and maintenance. Asset Score Tool uses a simplified EnergyPlus model to provide an assessment of building systems, through minimum user inputs of basic building characteristics. Asset Score Preview is a newly developed option that allows users to assess their building's systems and the potential value of a more indepth analysis via an even more simplified approach. This methodology provides a preliminary approach to estimating a building's energy efficiency and potential for improvement. This paper provides an overview of the methodology used for the development of Asset Score Preview and the scoring methodology.
Pages: 173 - 180