Final report: the RAM2 resource allocation methodology

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The BCS (Buildings and Community Systems) Resource Allocation Model called RAM2, a tool to evaluate the worth of a proposed project in isolation and in concert with the other projects in a program, is described. The model provides a means of comparing the energy savings of various research portfolios which provide the greatest energy savings at various levels of research funding. The model accomplishes this by associating the various technologies into market groups of competing products (e.g., space heating, water heating, etc.) Within each group the probable costs of the new technologies are compared with the cost of a competitive ... continued below

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Miller, C November 1, 1978.

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The BCS (Buildings and Community Systems) Resource Allocation Model called RAM2, a tool to evaluate the worth of a proposed project in isolation and in concert with the other projects in a program, is described. The model provides a means of comparing the energy savings of various research portfolios which provide the greatest energy savings at various levels of research funding. The model accomplishes this by associating the various technologies into market groups of competing products (e.g., space heating, water heating, etc.) Within each group the probable costs of the new technologies are compared with the cost of a competitive conventional product in order to determine the probability that the new technology will yield the energy savings. In conjunction with the expected market penetration and funding requirements, this allows the estimate of expected energy savings at various funding levels within a market group. Successful portfolios within the various market groups can then be compared in a similar manner in order to develop the most effective comprehensive portfolios at various research funding levels. The details of the methodology for these analyses are presented in Section 1. The development of the data for the model is describd in the first part of Section 2 which concludes the results of initial runs of RAM2.

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  • Report No.: DOE/CS/20205-T2
  • Grant Number: AC03-77CS20205
  • DOI: 10.2172/6527593 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6527593
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1211437

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Miller, C. Final report: the RAM2 resource allocation methodology, report, November 1, 1978; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1211437/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.