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

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

06/2013

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-6147E

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.

Journal

Energy and Buildings

Volume

61

Year of Publication

2013

Pagination

378-386