Analysis of Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) Measure Packages

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Through the Chicagoland Single Family Housing Characterization and Retrofit Prioritization report, the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit characterized 15 housing types in the Chicagoland region based on assessor data, utility billing history, and available data from prior energy efficiency programs. Within these 15 groups, a subset showed the greatest opportunity for energy savingsbased on BEopt Version 1.1 modeling of potential energy efficiency package options and the percent of the housing stock represented by each group. In this project, collected field data from a whole-home program in Illinois are utilized to compare marketplace-installed measures to the energy saving optimal packages previously developed for the 15 housing types. Housing type, conditions, energyefficiency measures installed, and retrofit cost information were collected from 19 homes that participated in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in 2012, representing eight of the characterized housing groups. Two were selected for further case study analysis to provide an illustration of the differences between optimal and actually installed measures. Taken together, thesehomes are representative of 34.8% of the Chicagoland residential building stock. In one instance, actual installed measures closely matched optimal recommended measures.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Chicago, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-60024

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-4006


  • Building America
  • Chicagoland
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • energy efficiency measures
  • Parr
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • retrofit


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