Energy Analysis Prior to Renovation
Before any testing or energy modeling began on the project, the first course of business was to understand existing conditions and existing energy consumption. We analyzed historic energy usage, with a special emphasis on understanding heat and hot water consumption. Similar analysis was completed for existing electricity and water consumption.
Before the renovation, the overall energy usage (electricity and gas) for the 192 unit buildings was 13.26 BTUs per square foot per heating degree day.
Post Renovation – Measurement and Verification
After the renovation, energy consumption data will be the ultimate metric of energy performance improvements in this project. Construction will be completed in March 2012. That is when the measurement and verification phase of the project will begin.
Stay tuned to see what the real energy savings are.