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Building Performance Services: Guidelines and Program Test Progress Report
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This paper presents the progress of the Building Performance Services (BPS) program begun in July 2002 as a partnership between the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (Alliance) and northwest regional electric utilities. This paper focuses on Phase One, the newly released Building Performance Services (BPS) Implementation Tool Kit. It also presents some progress on Phase Two, a program test with three electric utilities in Washington-Puget Sound Energy, Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 and Seattle City Light. Phase Three will incorporate the experience of the program test and in early 2004, the BPS Program will be extended to all electric utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The BPS Implementation Tool Kit provides detailed guidelines for three levels of service designed to reduce the energy use of medium and large existing commercial buildings. Operations and Maintenance, Energy Tune-Up and Commissioning are expected to save about 5%, 10% or 15% of the building's operating cost respectively.
Anderson, K. J.; Tuffo, M.; Schick, S. (2003). Building Performance Services: Guidelines and Program Test Progress Report. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from