Publications

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Determination of Energy Savings: Qualitative Analysis
Document Number: PNNL-23481 | Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

Qualitative analysis performed in support of the Standard 90.1-2013 Determination.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2015 IECC - Rhode Island
Document Number: PNNL-24965 Rev-1 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2012 and 2009 IECC for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, town-homes, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2015 IECC.

Energy Savings Analysis: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016
Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

Technical analysis performed in support of the Standard 90.1-2016 Determination.

2015 IECC: Energy Savings Analysis
Document Number: PNNL-23977 | Document Type: Analysis, Determination | Publication Date:

Technical analysis in support of the 2015 IECC Determination.

Energy Savings Analysis: 2018 IECC for Residential Buildings
Document Type: Analysis, Determination | Publication Date:

Technical analysis in support of the 2018 IECC Determination.

BC3 Cost Data
Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

The BC3 data, as referenced in the methodology for conducting national and custom state-level analyses, was originally available as a web-based database, but has now been archived and made available as a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet represents the complete contents of the BC3 database.

End-Use Opportunity Analysis Data Results Based on Standard 90.1-2016
Document Type: Analysis | Publication Date:

This spreadsheet contains detailed end use data results from the Progress Indicator analysis of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 conducted by PNNL.

End-Use Opportunity Analysis Based on Standard 90.1-2016
Document Number: PNNL-28569 | Document Type: Analysis, Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

This report summarizes technical analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), assessing expected end-use energy consumption in commercial buildings, based on recent editions of the model energy code for the commercial sector, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. An accompanying spreadsheet is available containing detailed end use data results from the Progress Indicator analysis.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2015 IECC - Pennsylvania
Document Number: PNNL-24947 Rev-1 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2012 and 2009 IECC for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, town-homes, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2015 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2015 IECC - Oregon
Document Number: PNNL-24953 Rev-1 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2012 and 2009 IECC for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, town-homes, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2015 IECC.

Energy Code Field Studies: Low-Rise Multifamily Air Leakage Testing
Document Type: Field Study, Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

Described separately from the U.S. DOE Multifamily Residential Energy Efficiency Field Study, this report is a simultaneous study of building air tightness occurred using several of the main study buildings and additional sites that met the building type criteria. Overall, 26 sites were evaluated this way using semi-automated testing equipment (blower doors).
 

Residential Building Energy Efficiency Field Studies: Low-Rise Multifamily
Document Type: Field Study, Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

Final report of the U.S. DOE Multifamily Residential Energy Efficiency Field Study to validate the impact of building energy codes in low-rise multifamily buildings and identify opportunities for increased energy that can be addressed through workforce education & training programs. Results include both characteristics summaries (by state) and an analysis of the opportunities associated with increased code compliance on building energy use in the different climate zones. As well, the process of collecting and processing building data so that these estimates can be prepared is described in detail, with the intent that others could employ this process in future studies. This report also includes a market research component that describes interviews with key actors in the multifamily sector (building designers, developers, and builders) that focuses on various aspects of the code, including specific code details relevant to code education and training, and overall energy performance.

Low-Rise Multifamily Field Study Data
Document Type: Field Study, Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

Field study data supporting the U.S. DOE Multifamily Residential Energy Efficiency Field Study to validate the impact of building energy codes in low-rise multifamily buildings and identify opportunities for increased energy that can be addressed through workforce education & training programs. This zip file contains individual documents listed below)

  • Data Dictionary
  • Entity Relationship Diagram
  • Generic Read Me
  • Illinois Summary Dataset
  • Minnesota Summary Dataset
  • Oregon Summary Dataset
  • Washington Summary Dataset
Single-family Residential Field Study: Phase III Data and Findings
Document Type: Field Study, Presentation Slides, Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

Presentation slides from the 2019 National Energy Codes Conference that provided an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes residential field study Phase III data collection and findings.

Energy Savings Analysis: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
Document Number: DOE/EE-2364 | Document Type: Analysis, Determination, Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

To meet the statutory requirement, DOE conducted an analysis to quantify the expected energy savings associated with Standard 90.1-2019. This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis. Based on the analysis, DOE preliminarily determined that the 2019 edition of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 would improve overall energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code (compared to the 2016 edition of Standard 90.1). This report represents the final version of the analysis supporting DOE’s determination on Standard 90.1-2019.

Preliminary Energy Savings Analysis: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
Document Number: DOE/EE-2345 | Document Type: Analysis, Determination, Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

To meet the statutory requirement, DOE conducted an analysis to quantify the expected energy savings associated with Standard 90.1-2019. This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis. Based on the analysis, DOE has preliminarily determined that the 2019 edition of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 would improve overall energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code (compared to the 2016 edition of Standard 90.1).

Preliminary Energy Savings Analysis: 2021 IECC for Residential Buildings
Document Number: PNNL-31018 | Document Type: Analysis, Determination, Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

The most recent edition, the 2021 IECC, was published on January 29, 2021, triggering the DOE review and determination process2. DOE and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a technical analysis to determine energy savings for the 2021 IECC residential provisions relative to the previous edition, the 2018 IECC (ICC 2017). This report documents the methodology used to conduct the analysis and summarizes the results.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2015 IECC - Oklahoma
Document Number: PNNL-24943 Rev-1 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2012 and 2009 IECC for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, town-homes, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2015 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - Wyoming
Document Number: PNNL-31294 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - Wisconsin
Document Number: PNNL-31292 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - West Virginia
Document Number: PNNL-31292 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - District of Columbia
Document Number: PNNL-31255 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - Virginia
Document Number: PNNL-31291 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2018 IECC - Vermont
Document Number: PNNL-31290 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2015 IECC with amendments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, townhouses, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2018 IECC.

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of 2015 IECC - Ohio
Document Number: PNNL-24966 Rev-1 | Document Type: Analysis, Cost-effectiveness | Publication Date:

These analyses evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the prescriptive path of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), relative to the 2012 and 2009 IECC for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis covers one- and two-family dwelling units, town-homes, and low-rise multifamily residential buildings covered by the residential provisions of the 2015 IECC.