Building America House Performance Analysis Procedures

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As the Building America Program has grown to include a large and diverse cross section of the home building industry, accurate and consistent analysis techniques have become more important to help all program partners as they perform design tradeoffs and calculate energy savings for prototype houses built as part of the program. This document illustrates some of the analysis concepts proven effective and reliable for analyzing the transient energy usage of advanced energy systems as well as entire houses. The analysis procedure described here provides a starting point for calculating energy savings of a prototype house relative to two base ... continued below

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Hendron, R.; Farrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R. & Judkoff, R. October 29, 2001.

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As the Building America Program has grown to include a large and diverse cross section of the home building industry, accurate and consistent analysis techniques have become more important to help all program partners as they perform design tradeoffs and calculate energy savings for prototype houses built as part of the program. This document illustrates some of the analysis concepts proven effective and reliable for analyzing the transient energy usage of advanced energy systems as well as entire houses. The analysis procedure described here provides a starting point for calculating energy savings of a prototype house relative to two base cases: builder standard practice and regional standard practice. Also provides building simulation analysis to calculate annual energy savings based on side-by-side short-term field testing of a prototype house.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-550-27754
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/788744 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc724563

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Hendron, R.; Farrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R. & Judkoff, R. Building America House Performance Analysis Procedures, report, October 29, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc724563/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.