Benchmarking Residential Energy Use

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Interest in rating the real-life energy performance of buildings has increased in recent years, and real-life efficiency performance rating of buildings is important for any sustainable energy future. Work on rating commercial buildings energy performance has shown important promise for helping increase commercial sector energy efficiency. Since residential buildings account for over half of all buildings-related energy use in the US, methods to rate residential energy performance should also be important. Initial work on the 1993 Residential Energy Consumption Survey has been conducted to examine issues and approaches for residential energy performance rating tools, and some of these issues and ... continued below

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MacDonald, J.M. January 10, 2001.

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Interest in rating the real-life energy performance of buildings has increased in recent years, and real-life efficiency performance rating of buildings is important for any sustainable energy future. Work on rating commercial buildings energy performance has shown important promise for helping increase commercial sector energy efficiency. Since residential buildings account for over half of all buildings-related energy use in the US, methods to rate residential energy performance should also be important. Initial work on the 1993 Residential Energy Consumption Survey has been conducted to examine issues and approaches for residential energy performance rating tools, and some of these issues and approaches are presented in this paper. A method is presented for developing an energy performance rating or ranking procedure for residences in the US based on regression analyses covering the entire residential sector, which covers mobile homes to apartments in large buildings. The same approach could be applied to subsets, such as single family detached houses. Significant additional work on the best methods to use to rate residential energy performance, causes of high and low performance, and other applications of these methods is needed.

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  • 2000 ACEEE Buildings Summer Study, No conference location provided, No conference dates provided

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  • Report No.: P00-107615
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 774655
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716015

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MacDonald, J.M. Benchmarking Residential Energy Use, article, January 10, 2001; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716015/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.