Chicagoland Single-Family Housing Characterization

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


In this report, the PARR team identifies housing characteristics and energy use for fifteen housing types (groups) in the Chicagoland (Cook County, Illinois) region and specifies measure packages that provide an optimum level of energy savings based on a BEopt analysis. The analysis is based on assessor data and actual energy consumption data on 432,605 houses representing approximately 30% ofthe population.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages62
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), Des Plaines, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55089

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3604


  • assessor
  • BEopt building energy optimization software
  • bungalow
  • characterizations
  • Chicagoland
  • cold climate
  • energy use index
  • insulation
  • Parr
  • retrofit
  • utility bill


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