Self-benchmarking Guide for Laboratory Buildings: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions

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This guide describes energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks that can be used to track the performance of and identify potential opportunities to reduce energy use in laboratory buildings. This guide is primarily intended for personnel who have responsibility for managing energy use in existing laboratory facilities - including facilities managers, energy managers, and their engineering consultants. Additionally, laboratory planners and designers may also use the metrics and benchmarks described in this guide for goal-setting in new construction or major renovation. This guide provides the following information: (1) A step-by-step outline of the benchmarking process. (2) A set of performance metrics ... continued below

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Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve & Sartor, Dale July 13, 2009.

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This guide describes energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks that can be used to track the performance of and identify potential opportunities to reduce energy use in laboratory buildings. This guide is primarily intended for personnel who have responsibility for managing energy use in existing laboratory facilities - including facilities managers, energy managers, and their engineering consultants. Additionally, laboratory planners and designers may also use the metrics and benchmarks described in this guide for goal-setting in new construction or major renovation. This guide provides the following information: (1) A step-by-step outline of the benchmarking process. (2) A set of performance metrics for the whole building as well as individual systems. For each metric, the guide provides a definition, performance benchmarks, and potential actions that can be inferred from evaluating this metric. (3) A list and descriptions of the data required for computing the metrics. This guide is complemented by spreadsheet templates for data collection and for computing the benchmarking metrics. This guide builds on prior research supported by the national Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Much of the benchmarking data are drawn from the Labs21 benchmarking database and technical guides. Additional benchmark data were obtained from engineering experts including laboratory designers and energy managers.

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  • Report No.: LBNL-3391E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/983250 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 983250
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1012192

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Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve & Sartor, Dale. Self-benchmarking Guide for Laboratory Buildings: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions, report, July 13, 2009; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1012192/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.