Whole-House Energy Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes: Preprint

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This paper describes a proposed set of guidelines for analyzing the energy savings achieved by a package of retrofits or an extensive rehabilitation of an existing home. It also describes certain field test and audit methods that can help establish accurate building system performance characteristics that are needed for a meaningful simulation of whole-house energy use. Several sets of defaultefficiency values have been developed for older appliances that cannot be easily tested and for which published specifications are not readily available. These proposed analysis procedures are documented more comprehensively in NREL Technical Report TP-550-38238.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2006
EventSimBuild 2006 Conference - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 Aug 20064 Aug 2006


ConferenceSimBuild 2006 Conference
CityCambridge, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-550-39560


  • Building America
  • building simulation models
  • energy audits
  • energy savings
  • field tests
  • homes appliances
  • residential buildings
  • retrofitting


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