Publications

Building Performance Modeling Tools Physics and Sensitivity Testing in Support of Compliance Modeling
Document Number: PNNL-33183 | Document Type: Reports and Studies | Publication Date:
Energy Code Implementation Webinar Presentation Slides
Document Type: Training Material, Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Presentation slides from the 9/22/22 Energy Code Implementation: Insights from the Field to the Classroom 2022 Summer Seminar Series webinar.

Residential Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection and Analysis Methodology
Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

This document presents a methodology for assessing baseline energy efficiency in new single-family residential buildings and quantifying related savings potential.

Residential Energy Code Field Studies: Assessing Implementation in Seven States
Document Number: PNNL-31216 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

Beginning in 2014, the U.S. Department Energy (DOE) funded a series of multi-year residential energy code field studies to explore energy savings opportunities from enhanced code compliance. This report presents the final results across the three phases to assess whether the education and training activities successfully improved code compliance to achieve significant changes in energy use.

Texas Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-31137 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Texas field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-32635 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Pennsylvania field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

North Carolina Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-31309 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the North Carolina field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

 

Maryland Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-30210 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Maryland field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

Kentucky Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-30286 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Kentucky field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

Georgia Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-30928 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Georgia field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

 

Alabama Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III
Document Number: PNNL-30857 | Document Type: Field Study | Publication Date:

The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Alabama field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

NECC 2022: COMcheck Basics
Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

2022 NECC Presentation

NECC 2022: REScheck Basics
Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

2022 NECC Presentation

Tools and Resources for Rating Authorities and Jurisdictions that Adopt ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 or Appendix G
Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

This document provides recommendations for organizing effective and efficient submittal reviews of projects that follow ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G.

Third Party Submittal Reviewer Scope of Work for Projects Documenting Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Cost Budget Method (Section 11) and Performance Rating Method (Appendix G)
Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

This document outlines resources to help facilitate compliance documentation and submittal reviews.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications of Submittal Reviewer for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Performance-based Compliance
Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

The Submittal Reviewer is a professional responsible for reviewing the compliance documentation on behalf of the authority having jurisdiction or rating authority for projects following ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G. This document outlines the Submittal Reviewer responsibilities.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications of Energy Modelers Completing ASHARE Standard 90.1 Energy Simulations
Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

The Energy Modeler is a professional responsible for performing energy modeling and facilitating completion of the DOE/PNNL ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Performance Based Compliance Form on projects following ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G. This document outlines the Energy Modeler responsibilities.

Demand Response - Tech Brief Fact Sheet
Document Type: Compliance Tool, Fact Sheets | Publication Date:

Summary of the full technical brief which provides requirements for demand-responsive thermostats and water heaters that could be incorporated into model residential energy codes. It provides background on the benefits of these devices, impacts on the cost of construction, and model code language that can be plugged into the IECC or adapted into other energy codes.

Mechanical Performance Factor Development for HVAC System Performance
Document Number: PNNL-32140 | Document Type: Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

This technical documentation provides background on TSPR and support for the mechanical performance factors that are developed each 90.1 edition cycle to be used in the calculation. The current factors are developed for the 2022 edition of 90.1 in combination with addendum AG.

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix C
Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix C: Activities and Subcategories

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix B
Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix B: Code Measure Reference Chart

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix A
Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix A: Data Collection Measures

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol
Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

DOE Field Data Collection Supplemental Worksheets
Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

Data Collection Supplemental Worksheets used to support the Commercial Energy Code Field Study.

DOE Field Data Collection Forms 2020
Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

Data Collection Forms used to support the Commercial Energy Code Field Study.