Multifamily Blower Door Testing
With the recent increase in multifamily housing construction, combined with some builders’ desire to seek green certifications, establishing a user-friendly blower door test protocol that achieves repeatable results would allow multifamily buildings to achieve ...
In the past two decades, many energy analysis software packages have appeared on the market. Most of these have been time-consuming, complicated to use, or unable to handle a sufficient number of variables. [continue reading]
Since the original version of PRISMÃ(PRInceton Scorekeeping Method, developed and copyrighted by Princeton University) was released in 1986, it has been used by utilities, private companies, government agencies, and universities to estimate energy savings from conservation programs. [continue reading]
In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published Project Retro-Tech to provide all states a manual technique for identifying low-income weatherization measures that would produce the most energy savings per dollar spent. [continue reading]
A new and improved version of the most widely used computer software for analyzing retrofit energy savings from utility billing data is now available. [continue reading]
Weatherization agencies have complained for years about a U.S. Department of Energy requirement that 40% of Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds be spent on "materials" rather than labor. [continue reading]
The National Energy Audit, Recipe for a "DOE-Approved" Computer Energy Audit [continue reading]
My initial reaction to the prospect of a computerized audit was sarcastic disdain--right, a computer is going to tell me what's wrong with a building! [continue reading]
The State of Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses the WECC Energy Audit System, designed and developed by Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation for utility and government funded residential energy conservation programs. [continue reading]
A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency
In early September, Conservation Services Group (CSG) celebrated its 30-year anniversary with more than 200 guests. During the celebration at the ...
Winners for the Department of Energy’s 2014 Housing Innovations Award were announced on September 23rd during a special event ...