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[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Help Review Energy Efficiency Measure List for ASHRAE 1651-RP

Hi Jason,

As I am a LEED enthusiast, because I believe it can drive market change, I recently wrote to Tristan Roberts on the issue:

"Has it ever been considered to split the EAp2 credit into 2 parts? Part one is an evaluation of the building envelope performance and part 2 the mechanical side? I'm surely not the only one who has floated this idea. At the moment we're often stuck trying to negate the effects of bad envelope designe with expensive technical solutions. "Turd Pollishing" is my favourite term for this. I don't feel that Architects are getting enough insentive to tackle the energy performance issues of envelope design. Since most of the energy saving opertunity starts here, this should have most of the point split. "

The last two sentences are my sticking point. In your list of measures, I would love to see them split into two camps. One which falls into the responsibility of the building itself and one which falls into the camp of building technical system solutions.

If we as technical experts are asked by the "political" forces for advice, we must remember that we are part of the force that can drive change.

As for the review of your list, the first release was so circumspective that I could not find anything to amend.

Good work,


--- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jason Glazer  wrote:
> Your feedback would be most appreciated by February 20, one 
> week from today.
> Thanks
> Jason
> On 1/9/2013 3:04 PM, Jason Glazer wrote:
> > For ASHRAE research project 1651-RP, we are trying to
> > assemble a comprehensive list of energy efficiency measures
> > that can be considered for new buildings covered by 90.1
> > except for renewables. The project is titled: "Development
> > of Maximum Technically Achievable Energy Targets for
> > Commercial Buildings  (Ultra Low Energy Use Building Set)".
> > Later we will be looking for the combination of measures
> > that will result in the lowest  possible energy consumption
> > for each building type using EnergyPlus.
> >
> > Attached is a spreadsheet that describes the 320 energy
> > efficiency measures gathered to date along with a report
> > describing how the spreadsheet was assembled. The report
> > also recommends enhancements to EnergyPlus. After we finish
> > compiling the list, we will be choosing a subset of measures
> > to simulate.
> >
> > Your help is requested to add measures that are missing from
> > the "EEMs" tab of the spreadsheet. Column A, the name of the
> > measure, and Column D, the description, are the most
> > important. When you add measures, if possible, please also
> > add a web or literature source that describes the measure on
> > the  "References" tab. Your input on any other portion of
> > the spreadsheet is also welcome.
> >
> > To learn more about how the list was assembled and the
> > meaning of each column, a conference call is scheduled for
> > Wednesday January 23 at 11am central. If you are interested
> > in attending, please let me know and I will send you the
> > connection information.
> >
> > Please feel free forward this email and attachment to others
> > who might be interested but please CC me when you do so I
> > can keep track of who has received it.
> >
> > If you have suggestions, it would be most helpful if you
> > replied only to me with a revised version of the spreadsheet
> > attached containing additional rows at the bottom of each
> > tab with your input.
> >
> > Please provide input no later than February 20, 2013.
> >
> > Thank you for your help.
> >
> > Jason
> >
> -- 
> Jason Glazer, P.E., GARD Analytics, 90.1 ECB chair
> Admin for onebuilding.org building performance mailing lists


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