19 Apr '17, 12am

New article @USGBCColo Analyzing Codes for Energy Use and Cost Savings Strategies

New article @USGBCColo Analyzing Codes for Energy Use and Cost Savings Strategies

With ever-increasing codes, are conservation strategies and measures changing enough over time to maintain both energy use and energy cost savings? To answer this question, a group of projects were analyzed by the Weidt Group to compare savings from old code versus new code, specifically using the 2013 code compared to projects previously completed through Xcel Energy’s Energy Design Assistance program. The study found that the relative impacts of many energy efficiency measures have stayed consistent, even though some of the technologies for delivering them and the overall savings potential have changed with the evolving energy codes. Even though energy codes are becoming increasingly stringent, technology is, in fact, keeping up. Many of the top energy strategies that first became popular five to 10 years ago are still relevant today. For example, LED lighting dominates ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/analyzing-codes-energy-use-...

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