Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments

TitleProtocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFederico Noris, William W Delp, Kimberly Vermeer, Gary Adamkiewicz, Brett C Singer, William J Fisk
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume61
Pagination378-386
Date Published06/2013
Keywordsapartments, buildings, costs, energy, indoor environmental quality, Protocol, retrofits, Selection
Abstract

The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

DOI10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.02.046
LBNL Report Number

LBNL-6147E