Baseline calculations for measurement and verification of energy and demand savings in a revolving loan program in Texas

J. S. Haberl, S. Thamilseran, T Agami Reddy, D. E. Claridge, D. O'Neal, W. D. Turner

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Abstract

The use of baseline calculations for calculating energy savings from measured data has been one of the noteworthy features of the Texas LoanSTAR program. As of August 1997, more than $49.25 million in total savings from energy conservation retrofits have been verified by various energy calculation techniques, ranging from stipulated or estimated energy savings to simple comparisons of annual energy use to calibrated simulations in the more complex sites. In each case, the type and cost of the analysis has been carefully weighed to ensure that the majority of the payback dollars are being measured in an accurate and repeatable fashion that is also cost-effective. This paper presents an overview of the revolving loan program and discusses the baseline calculation techniques that are in use in the program, including information about the data that are used and the models used in dozens of sites that are being analyzed for retrofit savings as part of the revolving loan program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASHRAE Transactions
PublisherASHRAE
Pages841-858
Number of pages18
Volume104
Edition2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 ASHRAE Annual Meeting - Toronto, Can
Duration: Jun 21 1998Jun 24 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 ASHRAE Annual Meeting
CityToronto, Can
Period6/21/986/24/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Haberl, J. S., Thamilseran, S., Reddy, T. A., Claridge, D. E., O'Neal, D., & Turner, W. D. (1998). Baseline calculations for measurement and verification of energy and demand savings in a revolving loan program in Texas. In ASHRAE Transactions (2 ed., Vol. 104, pp. 841-858). ASHRAE.