Impact evaluation of the energy retrofits installed in the Margolis high-rise apartment building, Chelsea housing authority

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As part of a joint demonstration effort involving HUD, DOE, a local public housing authority and Boston Edison, an evaluation of energy and demand saving retrofits was conducted for a tall, residential, low-income building located in Boston. The thirteen story building underwent window, lighting, and heating system control renovations in December, 1992. The success of these retrofits was determined using monthly and hourly whole-building consumption data along with a calibrated DOE-2.1D energy simulation model. According to the model developed, post-retrofit conditions showed reductions in annual energy consumption of 325 MWh and in peak demand of 100 kW. These savings resulted ... continued below

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Abraham, M.M.; McLain, H.A. & MacDonald, J.M. March 1, 1995.

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As part of a joint demonstration effort involving HUD, DOE, a local public housing authority and Boston Edison, an evaluation of energy and demand saving retrofits was conducted for a tall, residential, low-income building located in Boston. The thirteen story building underwent window, lighting, and heating system control renovations in December, 1992. The success of these retrofits was determined using monthly and hourly whole-building consumption data along with a calibrated DOE-2.1D energy simulation model. According to the model developed, post-retrofit conditions showed reductions in annual energy consumption of 325 MWh and in peak demand of 100 kW. These savings resulted in an annual energy cost savings of $28,000. Over 90% of energy and cost savings were attributed to the window retrofit. Interaction of the reduction in lighting capacity with the building`s electric resistance heating system reduced the potential for energy and demand savings associated with the lighting retrofit. Results from the hourly simulation model also indicate that night setbacks controlled by the energy management system were not implemented. An additional 32 MWh in energy savings could be obtained by bringing this system on-line, however peak demand would be increased by 40 kW as the morning demand for space heat is increased, with a net loss in cost savings of $2,500.

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  • Other: DE96003722
  • Report No.: ORNL/CON--413
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/188596 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 188596
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664289

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Abraham, M.M.; McLain, H.A. & MacDonald, J.M. Impact evaluation of the energy retrofits installed in the Margolis high-rise apartment building, Chelsea housing authority, report, March 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664289/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.