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State-of-the-Art Review for Commissioning Low Energy Buildings: Existing Cost/Benefit and Persistence Methodologies and Data, State of Development of Automated Tools and Assessment of Needs for Commissioning ZEB.


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Frank, M.; Friedman, H.; Heinemeier, K.; Toole, C.; Claridge, D.; Castro, N. S.; Haves, P.

NISTIR 7356; 105 p. August 2007.

Sponsor:

Department of Energy, Washington, DC

Keywords:

energy efficiency; costs; cost benefit analysis; methodology; low energy buildings

Abstract:

This report documents the findings of a review of the state of the art in the commissioning of low energy buildings. The purpose of this report is threefold: 1) To identify and assess existing methodologies for defining the costs and benefits of commissioning, including the persistence of benefits; 2) To review and assess the state of the art in automated and semi-automated commissioning tools and 3) To assess current practices for commissioning low energy buildings and identify the needs for methods and tools that go beyond what conventional commissioning approaches can offer. Specific R&D recommendations are included in each chapter of the report and a summary is included.