Publications

Enhancing Resilience in Buildings Through Energy Efficiency
Document Number: PNNL-SA-177117 | Document Type: Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

This report summarizes the research effort conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to develop a standardized methodology to quantitatively assess how energy-efficiency measures affect building thermal resilience. The study outlines a proposed standardized methodology and set of metrics, reports initial findings resulting from the efficiency resilience valuation effort, and identifies areas of need for continued research and analysis.

Building Performance Modeling Tools Physics and Sensitivity Testing in Support of Compliance Modeling
Document Number: PNNL-33183 | Document Type: Reports and Studies | Publication Date:
BECP Program Resources Guide
Document Type: Other | Publication Date:

This guide helps to navigate the BECP website by highlighting popular resources available to support energy code adoption and implementation across the United States.

Multifamily Presentation Slides
Document Type: Training Material, Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Presentation slides from the 11/17/22 Outside-the-Box Options to Advance Multifamily Building Efficiency 2022 Summer Seminar Series webinar.

Off-site Construction Presentation Slides
Document Type: Training Material, Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Presentation slides from the 10/20/22 Cracking the Code: Unlocking the Benefits of Off-site Construction 2022 Summer Seminar Series webinar.

Zero Energy Webinar Presentation Slides
Document Type: Training Material, Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Presentation slides from the 10/6/22 Less is More: Building to Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon 2022 Summer Seminar Series webinar.

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.

Energy and Energy Cost Savings Analysis of the 2021 IECC for Commercial Buildings
Document Number: PNNL-32816 | Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

This report provides an assessment as to whether new buildings constructed to the commercial energy efficiency provisions of the 2021 IECC would save energy and energy costs as compared to the 2018 IECC. The Commercial Energy Efficiency chapter in the 2021 IECC allows users to either follow the provisions in the IECC or use Standard 90.1-2019 as an alternative compliance path. As such, PNNL also compared the energy performance of the 2021 IECC with the corresponding Standard 90.1-2019 to help states and local jurisdictions make informed decisions regarding model code adoption.

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 8 Fairbanks
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - All Climate Zones
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 7 Duluth
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 6B Helena
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 6A Burlington
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 5B Boise
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 5A Chicago
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.

 

EnergyPlus Manufactured Housing TMY3 Weather Data file - 4C Salem
Document Type: Model Data | Publication Date:

EnergyPlus TMY3 weather file for climate location associated with the Manufactured Housing Prototype Building Models.