Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmarking Commercial Buildings in California

TitleAction-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmarking Commercial Buildings in California
Publication TypeJournal Article
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-502E
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMathew, Paul A., Evan Mills, Norman Bourassa, and Martha Brook
JournalEnergy Engineering
Call NumberLBNL-502E
Abstract

The 2006 Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) database developed by the California Energy Commission is a far richer source of energy end-use data for non-residential buildings than has previously been available and opens the possibility of creating new and more powerful energy benchmarking processes and tools. In this article — Part 2 of a two-part series — we describe the methodology and selected results from an action-oriented benchmarking approach using the new CEUS database. This approach goes beyond whole-building energy benchmarking to more advanced end-use and component-level benchmarking that enables users to identify and prioritize specific energy efficiency opportunities — an improvement on benchmarking tools typically in use today.

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