Steam Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings in Chicagoland

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Older heating systems often suffer from mis-investment--multiple contractors upgrading parts of systems in inadequate or inappropriate ways that reduce system functionality and efficiency--or from a lack of proper maintenance. This technical report addresses these barriers to information, contractor resources, and cost-savings. Building off of previous research, CNT Energy conducted a study toidentify best practices for the methodology, typical costs, and energy savings associated with steam; system balancing.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), Chicago, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55483

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3687


  • Building America
  • main line vent
  • multifamily buildings
  • Parr
  • partnership for advanced residential retrofit (PARR)
  • radiator
  • radiator vent
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • steam boilers
  • steam headers
  • steam risers
  • steam system balancing
  • steam system tuning
  • steam systems
  • temperature distribution
  • tenant comfort


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