Can you help provide insights on the batch of building energy efficiency questions below?
- Apr 15, 2021 10:30 am GMTApr 15, 2021 10:38 am GMT
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A set of questions for the Energy Efficiency Gurus here.
1) If one is building a new building how does one measure in KWH the improved efficiency based on the design?
2) Once the building is built, how does one prove the building meets the design standards?
3) In 5 to 10 years after it is built, how does one verify the efficiency still exists?
4) If the building is now 20 years old, and requirements have changed to make it just a “normal” building, should it still be classed as energy efficient?
5) The building is now 50 years old, and the standards call for better energy efficiency, should the building be classed as energy efficient?
6) In the real world how do you make sure that repairs and expansions maintain the efficiency of the building?
7) If the HVAC is replaced with a less efficient unit, how do you know?
8) If I am going to award a 20-year contract for energy efficiency to a building, what if anything should be done to make sure it remains efficient?
9) Is there a seasonal difference in energy efficiency of a typical building?
10) If peak shifts from summer evening to winter night, does that make a difference to the value of an energy efficient building?
I would appreciate thoughtful answers to these questions.