For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.
Latest Activity: Feb 12
Multifamily buildings occupy a unique space between single-family and commercial buildings. For close to two decades there has been relatively little focus on the EE performance of the construction and operational issues around multifamily buildings. Fortunately, in the last couple of years some new EE retrofit programs have begun. Let’s share our experiences. This is a good moment for HEP members to share their experience with audit activities on multifamily buildings, helping us all learn and discover cost effective audit and retrofit strategies as well as the analysis tool needs.
We’ve started these four threads to start the group discussion:
On another note, through funding from the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), ORNL and LBNL are beginning work on the addition of multifamily residential energy modeling capabilities to WAP and the Home Energy Saver websites (http://hespro.lbl.gov, http://hes.lbl.gov). We would like to tap the combined experience of HEP members as we start this work. The first task of the project is to form a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to help guide the research and tool development as it progresses. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about our work scope and think you might be interested in participating on the TAG.
We are planning an energy audit in southern Wisconsin on a mid-rise building where every apartment has a self-contained Anderson "Magic Pak" HVAC unit. These are a combo NG furnace/package AC ducted forced air system, set into a three foot by four…Continue
Started by Don Hynek Dec 29, 2014.
TEC and Camroden Associates have released their big building testing manual, Blower Door Applications Guide: Beyond Single Family Residential. This book is authored by Terry Brennan and Mike Clarkin of Camroden Associates, and Gary Nelson, Collin…Continue
Started by Kim Tanner Apr 17, 2014.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently seeking enthusiastic multifamily industry practitioners with the experience and vision to help define and promote advanced professional certifications for Multifamily Quality Control…Continue
Started by Steve Lommele Jan 17, 2014.
Make Money Recession proof Business Energy deregulation brought more than just the ability to save on your gas and electric bills. You can now make money…lot’s of money.The competition is fierce. New energy supply companies are entering the markets…Continue
Started by Barry NewDelman Jan 16, 2014.
For Immediate ReleaseBPI's Multifamily Energy Auditing Standard Released for Public Comment Now open for public comment through December 2, 2013Malta, NY, October 18, 2013 - The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that…Continue
Started by Don Hynek Nov 18, 2013.
For those conducting energy audits and developing retrofit work scopes for high-rise apartments, please share your experiences in this thread. Successful methods, pitfalls and complete disasters are all fair game for sharing with the group. Since…Continue
Started by Norm Bourassa. Last reply by Guy DuBois Mar 18, 2013.
Does anyone know of professional MARKET STUDY results to assess the demand for home performance, weatherization or other related services for multifamily buildings? Please advise if you can offer any information regarding existing market studies…Continue
Started by Tracy & Matt. Last reply by Tracy & Matt Jan 2, 2013.
OK, folks -- time for some creative thinking about a 16-unit building we are trying to weatherize in SE Wisconsin.It's two stories arond a central courtyard, with most units accessed by a door direct to outside. (That is, most units have either two…Continue
Started by Don Hynek. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 15, 2012.