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Comparative Analysis of Benchmarking and Audit Tools

Abstract Among the various end-use sectors, the commercial sector is expected to have the second-largest increase in total primary energy consump¬tion from 2009 to 2035 (5.8 quadrillion Btu) with a growth rate of 1.1% per year, it is the fastest growing end-use sectors. In order to make major gains in reducing U.S. building energy use commercial sector buildings must be improved. Energy benchmarking of buildings gives the facility manager or the building owner a quick evaluation of energy use and the potential for energy savings. It is the process of comparing the energy performance of a building to standards and codes, to a set target performance or to a range of energy performance values of similar buildings in order to help assess opportunities f... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Agnihotri, Shreya (Author) / Reddy, T Agami (Advisor) / Bryan, Harvey (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architectural engineering / Energy / Sustainability / Audit tools / Benchmarking / Energy Star / FEDS / Portfolio Manager / Prototype models
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 147 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Architecture 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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