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Performance Persistence: What happens to predicted energy savings from Design Assistance Programs after several years of building operation? (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2005     Document Type: Conference publication

In this study, architects, the sponsoring utility and the energy simulation specialist joined together to evaluate the persistence of energy savings through a Design Assistance Program. The primary question was, “when decisions are made with the help of rigorous analysis in a whole building design process, do the savings persist, or do several years of operation alter the performance of the integrated systems in the building?” To arrive at the answer, three projects—a college library, a municipal transportation facility, and a hospital—are used as case studies. (Abstract only)