Assessment of the Technical Potential for Micro-Cogeneration in Small Commerical Buildings across the United States: Preprint

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This paper presents an assessment of the technical potential for micro-cogeneration in small commercial buildings throughout the United States. The cogeneration devices are simulated with the computer program EnergyPlus using models developed by Annex 42, a working group of the International Energy Agency's Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Community Systems (IEA/ECBCS). Although the Annex 42 models were developed for residential applications, this study applies them to small commercial buildings, assumed to have a total floor area of 500 m2 or less. The potential for micro-cogeneration is examined for the entire existing stock of small U.S. commercial buildings using a bottom-up ... continued below

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Griffith, B. May 1, 2008.

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This paper presents an assessment of the technical potential for micro-cogeneration in small commercial buildings throughout the United States. The cogeneration devices are simulated with the computer program EnergyPlus using models developed by Annex 42, a working group of the International Energy Agency's Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Community Systems (IEA/ECBCS). Although the Annex 42 models were developed for residential applications, this study applies them to small commercial buildings, assumed to have a total floor area of 500 m2 or less. The potential for micro-cogeneration is examined for the entire existing stock of small U.S. commercial buildings using a bottom-up method based on 1,236 EnergyPlus models.

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-550-43164
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/928606 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 928606
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898322

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Griffith, B. Assessment of the Technical Potential for Micro-Cogeneration in Small Commerical Buildings across the United States: Preprint, report, May 1, 2008; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898322/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.