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    • Obtaining and Ensuring Persistence of O&M Savings Through Resource Conservation Management 

      Miller, W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Resource conservation management is a management program similar to financial management in that its success requires commitment by all levels of the organization to the process as well as an accounting procedure and ...
    • Monitoring and Verification Procedures Used in the Texas LoanSTAR and Rebuild America Programs 

      Farouz, S.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The monitoring and verification procedures that have been developed for the Texas LoanSTAR program and the ESL's Rebuild America Program have become a foundation for a number of other state and federal M&V programs, including ...
    • Retrocommissioning's Greatest Hits 

      Haasl, T.; Potter, A.; Irvine, L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      It is possible to save thousands of dollars in energy costs through a few low-cost operational adjustments but those opportunities are often hidden. Retrocommissioning is a systematic investigation process for improving ...
    • Demand Relief and Weather Sensitivity in Large California Commercial Office Buildings 

      Kinney, S.; Piette, M. A.; Gu, L.; Haves, P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      A great deal of research has examined the weather sensitivity of energy consumption in commercial buildings; however, the recent power crisis in California has given greater importance to peak demand. Several new ...
    • A Residential Duct Leakage Case Study on 'Good Cents' Homes 

      Bryant, J. A.; Perez, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The “Good Cents” program has been adopted by many cities across the United States and has encouraged builders to employ aggressive energy conservation building techniques in residential applications. The program is well ...
    • Performance Analysis of Dual-Fan, Dual-Duct Constant Volume Air-Handling Units 

      Joo, I. S.; Liu, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Dual-fan, dual-duct air-handling units introduce outside air directly into the cooling duct and use two variable speed devices to independently maintain the static pressure of the hot and the cold air ducts. Analytical ...
    • Stipulations in Performance Contracting M&V: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

      Stetz, M.; Webster, L.; Bradford, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Performance contractors (PC) often use stipulations for part or all of their measurement & verification (M&V) efforts. The value of stipulations are low cost and easy implementation (good). Disadvantages include uncertain savings ...
    • Development of Load Forecasting Procedures for the Texas A&M University System 

      Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Lim, C.; Haberl, J. S.; Turnder, W. D.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      This paper reports on the effort to develop load-forecasting procedures for the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). Such procedures are being investigated to determine if the TAMUS can benefit from the pending deregulation ...
    • Energy Management Program at Atlanta Postal Service Distribution Center 

      Brown, M.; Ansari, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The US Postal Service operates more than 38,000 post offices across the country and spends $350 million annually on utilities (1). Driven by President Clinton's 1999 Executive Order that mandates a 35 percent reduction in ...
    • Accounting for the Occupancy Variable in Inverse Building Energy Baselining Models 

      Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The occupancy factor is often underestimated in inverse modeling of building energy use, or accounted for by grouping the daily data in occupied and unoccupied groups which are modeled separately. For instance, in institutional ...
    • Comparison of Chiller Models for Use in Model-Based Fault Detection 

      Sreedhara, P.; Haves, P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Selecting the model is an important and essential step in model based fault detection and diagnosis (FDD). Factors that are considered in evaluating a model include accuracy, training data requirements, calibration effort, ...
    • Technology Enablers for Next-Generation Economic Building Monitoring Systems 

      Sweeney, J., Jr.; Culp, C. (Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The measurement of a building's electrical and thermal consumption provides the necessary data used to increase energy efficiency. Measurements typically range from hourly to monthly. Monthly data can be used to ...
    • Energy Efficient Single Stack Exhaust Fan Systems (E3S3F) 

      Wang, G.; Liu, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      This paper first investigates the fan energy performance of a constant air volume exhaust system. Two single stack energy efficient exhaust fan systems (E3S3F) are presented. The E3S3F-I has the static pressure sensor ...
    • Energy Use in the U.S. Commercial Sector - Energy Information Administration Data, Information and Analyses 

      Boedecker, E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. As such, EIA has a wealth of energy data and analyses available for public use, including ...
    • Coordinated Control of HVAC Systems 

      Federspiel, C.; Lanning, S. D.; Li, H.; Auslander, D. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      This paper describes the development of new control logic for starting and stopping energy-intensive equipment in buildings such as staged air-conditioning units. The concept is to use pulse-width modulation (PWM) instead ...
    • A Study to Determine the Energy Impact of Adding Polarshield to Air Conditioning Systems 

      Cromer, C. J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      PolarShield is a polarized refrigerant compressor oil additive containing the a-olefin molecule which is a commonly used oil additive to reduce high pressure viscosity breakdown. The manufacturers of this air conditioner ...
    • Continuous Commissioning(SM) of a Thermal Storage System 

      Turner, W. D.; Liu, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Chilled water thermal storage systems can reduce the electrical demand charge during the onpeak months. However, operational problems such as the inability to fully charge the system or premature discharge of the stored ...
    • Case Studies of Commissioning HVAC Systems 

      Browning, B. K. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      This paper discusses problems found during third party commissioning of projects where humidity control was an indicator of significant problems. Project 1 was an 8000 square foot library. Problems found included air ...
    • Building Operator Certification: Improving Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through Operator Training and Certification 

      Putnam, C.; Mulak, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a competency-based certification for building operators designed to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Operators earn certification by attending training sessions ...
    • Internet-based Building Performance Analysis Provided as a Low-Cost Commercial Service 

      Heinemeier, K.; Koran, W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2001)
      Internet-based monitoring services can play a very important role in reducing the energy consumed in commercial buildings. They can provide the information needed to identify improvements that should be made in the operation ...