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Publication Citation: Residential Home Performance Contracting Round Robin Guidelines

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Author(s): Michael Lubliner; Rick Kunkle; David Hales; Melinda Spencer;
Title: Residential Home Performance Contracting Round Robin Guidelines
Published: April 17, 2014
Abstract: These guidelines describe the important considerations for planning, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating the results of a Home Performance Contactor (HPC) round robin study of a specific aspect of the HPC industry services. The round robin study focuses on gathering information needed to provide a better understanding of the variability in any number of performance characteristics of interest to a particular sector of the HPC industry. For example, a round robin can be used to estimate variability in the estimated energy performance of a given home, the necessary sizing of particular equipment, the potential savings from retrofit options, or a ranked list of cost-effective retrofit measures. Ultimately, it is anticipated that such activities will help developers of best practices, guidelines, and standards to improve those products to provide a more reliable prediction for the homeowner and to elicit confidence in those who will pay for enhanced building performance or measures to attain that performance.
Citation: NISTGCR - 14-976
Keywords: residential energy, energy audits, round robin, energy ratings
Research Areas: Energy Efficiency, High Performance Buildings, Building Energy Conservation