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Literature review

Building energy performance gap issues: an international review

Building energy efficiency has been identified as a cost-effective opportunity to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and a variety of policies are being implemented to harvest this efficiency potential. However, there are growing concerns about a gap between predicted or expected energy consumption...
Journal article

Experimental study of a solar pool heating system under lower flow and low pump speed conditions

Highlights Validated swimming pool and collector model, good agreement with experimental data. Solar pool heating system performance optimized based on COP (energy ratio). Optimized system achieves pump energy savings of approximately 60%. System produces enough pressure to keep the vacuum relief valve closed. Potential for...
Journal article

A Component Testing System Simulation (CTSS) method for characterising solar air-conditioner performance

Solar desiccant air-conditioning is an emerging technology that offers the promise of reducing reliance on grid connected electricity for providing comfort air-conditioning. Development of a method of assessing the seasonal energy savings of these devices would enable a fair comparison with alternative devices. This could...
Journal article

A comprehensive, multi-objective optimization of solar-powered absorption chiller systems for air-conditioning applications

Solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems are currently under rapid development and deployment due to their potential to reduce the use of fossil fuel resources and to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector – a sector which is responsible for ~40% of the...
Journal article

Household inclusion in the governance of housing retrofitting: analysing Chinese and Dutch systems of energy retrofit provision

One of the most important governance challenges in terms of energy saving is the physical upgrading of apartment buildings via housing retrofitting. In urban studies, little focus has been applied to the shape and character of the retrofit governance frameworks to realise inclusion of householders...
Journal article

Policy strategies for achieving large long-term savings from retrofitting existing buildings

In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings. For example, a recent analysis for the USA examines aggressive strategies to cut carbon emissions in half by 2040 and finds that in order to...
Systematic review

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement in Australia: rapid review

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on primary and secondary literature employing various approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system in Australia?”
Systematic review

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement: rapid meta-review

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on secondary literature that employs systematic review and meta-analytic approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system?”
Technical report

Final energy savings analysis of the proposed NYStretch-Energy Code 2018

In 2017, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) developed its 2016 Stretch Code Supplement to the 2016 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. Since 2017, NYSERDA has continued to develop the 2018 edition, as part of the efforts to achieve a...
Conference paper

Regional construction starts: trends, impacts and energy codes

Does the adoption of new energy codes impact construction activity? As jurisdictions throughout the country continue to adopt increasingly stringent codes, this question is asked time and again. In 2015 the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) each purchased...