Multifamily buildings occupy a unique space between single-family and commercial buildings. For close to two decades there has been relatively little focus on the EE performance of the construction and operational issues around multifamily buildings. Fortunately, in the last couple of years some new EE retrofit programs have begun. Let’s share our experiences. This is a good moment for HEP members to share their experience with audit activities on multifamily buildings, helping us all learn and discover cost effective audit and retrofit strategies as well as the analysis tool needs.
We’ve started these four threads to start the group discussion:
On another note, through funding from the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), ORNL and LBNL are beginning work on the addition of multifamily residential energy modeling capabilities to WAP and the Home Energy Saver websites (http://hespro.lbl.gov, http://hes.lbl.gov). We would like to tap the combined experience of HEP members as we start this work. The first task of the project is to form a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to help guide the research and tool development as it progresses. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about our work scope and think you might be interested in participating on the TAG.