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    • Access and Display of LoanSTAR Data via the Internet 

      Sweeney, J., Jr.; Lockhart, D.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2001)
      The Energy and Environmental Data System (EEDS) is a web application that facilitates web-based viewing of the Energy Systems Lab's extensive building energy databases. EEDS is the initial framework for a growing set of ...
    • Assessment and Suggestions to Improve the Commercial Building Module of EIA-NEMS 

      O'Neal, D. L.; Reddy, T. A.; Sucher, B. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996)
      The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) is a comprehensive, computer-based, energy-economy modeling system developed and maintained by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA). NEMS forecasts ...
    • Automated Data Quality Analysis Research and Development 

      Sweeney, J., Jr.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2002)
      The Automated Data Quality process development is an effort to automate the analysis and monitoring of the Energy Systems Lab's (ESL) polling and energy data process. Polling status refers to basic telecommunication line ...
    • Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings for Stroman High School: Interim Report 

      Liu, Y.; Reddy, T. A.; Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1992)
      As part of the LoanSTAR program, Stroman High School in Victoria Texas underwent two retrofits: a) an absorption chiller was changed to an electric vapor compression chiller, and b) an EMCS system was installed after ...
    • Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings for Victoria High School: Interim Report 

      Liu, Y.; Reddy, T. A.; Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1992)
      As part of the LoanSTAR program, Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas underwent two retrofits: a) an absorption chiller was changed to an electric vapor compression chiller, and b) an EMCS system was installed after ...
    • A Comprehensive Review of the Tests Completed on the Flow Loop at the Energy Systems Laboratory (Draft) 

      Robinson, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1992)
      In 1988 the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) of Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a $98.6 million state-wide retrofit demonstration program, the LoanSTAR (Loan to Save Taxes and ...
    • Cool Storage Applications in the Texas LoanSTAR Program: Overview and Preliminary Results 

      Abbas, M.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994)
      Cool Storage Systems (CSS) are becoming a popular demand side management tool for utilities because that helps them avoid costly plant expansions and reduces summer-time peak electricity demand. This paper presents an ...
    • Energy Management and Control Systems and their Use for Performance Monitoring in the LoanSTAR Program, Technical Report prepared for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Energy and Environment Division 

      Heinemeier, K. E.; Akbari, H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1993)
      In the Texas LoanSTAR Monitoring and Analysis program, pre- and post-retrofit energy consumption for each building is monitored using conventional field data acquisition systems. This report summarizes continuing ...
    • An Evaluation of Energy-Saving Retrofits from the Texas LoanSTAR Program 

      Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Heneghan, T.; Sieggreen, R.; Sims, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996)
      This report discusses the LoanSTAR retrofit savings through December 1993 with an emphasis on the Constant Volume to Variable Air Volume air-handler retrofits. The report also summarizes several key findings about the ...
    • Improved Analysis Methods for Retrofit Savings and Energy Accounting (ERAP #227) 

      Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Kissock, J. K.; Ruch, D. K.; Katipamula, S.; Chen, L.; Wang, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1990)
      This report summarizes progress through November, 1990 for ERAP project No. 227, "Improved Analysis Methods for Retrofit Savings and Energy Accounting." The major objectives of this project are to: (1) determine the energy ...
    • Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning 

      Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996)
      The term Continuous Commissioning (CC) was first used by engineers at the Energy Systems Lab (ESL) at Texas A&M University to describe an ongoing process which improves the operation of buildings using measured hourly ...
    • Instructions for "The Great Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings" 

      Haberl, J. S.; Kreider, J. F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994)
      Based on the overwhelming response to the first Building Energy Predictor Shootout a second predictor Shootout has been developed to again compare how well different empirical models predict building energy data from several ...
    • Integration of Continuous Commissioning as a Measure in LoanSTAR and Energy Services Contracts 

      Wei, G.; Zhou, J.; Turner, D.; Lilley, D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2009-11)
      Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) is a process that resolves operating problems, optimizes the HVAC system operation and controls to reduce building energy consumption and improve comfort based on current building conditions ...
    • Internet Data logging and Display 

      Sweeney, J., Jr.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2001)
      The current energy savings technology relies on conventional data logging systems, in which two major barriers exist. Formost is the fact that retrieving the energy data is not convenient, and the cost of the data logging ...
    • Internet Polling Development Report 

      Klima, P.; Lockhart, D.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2001)
      This is the final report which documents the development of Internet-based data logger polling. The project consists of two main tasks: the development of automated polling procedures that can be launched remotely with no ...
    • LoanSTAR Database Overview, A LoanSTAR Deliverable Report 

      Sweeney, J., Jr. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2003)
      The data in this database is the LoanSTAR segment of the building energy information data system at the Texas A&M University's Energy Systems Lab. This portion of the data system has been exported to the afore-mentioned ...
    • Measuring Energy-Saving Retrofits: Experiences from the LoanSTAR Program 

      Claridge, D. E.; Heffington, W. M.; O'Neal, D. L.; Turner, W. D.; Haberl, J. S.; Reddy, T. A. (2005-09-27)
      In 1988 the Governor's Energy Management Center of Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a $98.6 million state-wide retrofit demonstration revolving loan program to fund energy-conserving ...
    • An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program 

      Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994)
      Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during ...
    • Policy Recommendations for Establishing the LoneSTAR Monitoring and Analysis Program 

      Claridge, D. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Turner, W. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989)
      The major objectives of the Monitoring and Analysis Program (MAP) should be to: Verify energy and dollar savings of the retrofits; Reduce energy costs by identifying operational and maintenance improvements at facilities ...
    • Potential Energy Savings from Optimized Schedule and Economizer Cycles in the Moody Library at UTMB 

      Liu, M.; Athar, A.; Reddy, T. A.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1993)
      This report presents the results of a study which was initiated in order to estimate the potential energy savings due to optimizing the HVAC operation schedule and using economizer cycles in the Moody Library Building ...