Publications

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.

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.

Data Analysis of Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Buildings
Document Number: PNNL-31109-Rev.1 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

This report is focused on the analysis of collected data in support of the development of an updated methodology to measure the impact of energy codes on commercial buildings and identify opportunities for savings through increased compliance. The primary goal was to analyze the data collected during the field study and determine the actual energy cost impact of each measure in a non-compliance situation. The energy impact results allowed for ranking the measures to identify which have the highest potential for lost savings.