Measures

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Overview Table

Upgrade Measure Upgrade Level Brief Description Applicability Description
Upgrade Roof Insulation R-19 Upgrades the insulation in the roof reducing heat transfer through the roof Upgrades all roof surfaces with current insulation levels below R-19
R-30 Upgrades the insulation in the roof reducing heat transfer through the roof Upgrades all roof surfaces with current insulation levels below R-30
Upgrade Wall Insulation R-13 Upgrades the insulation in the walls, reducing heat transfer through the walls Upgrades all exterior wall surfaces with current insulation levels below R-13
R-30 Upgrades the insulation in the walls, reducing heat transfer through the walls Upgrades all exterior wall surfaces with current insulation levels below R-30
Add Window Film Window Film Reduces solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and visual light transmittance (VLT) in existing windows, reducing heat transfer through windows Upgrades all exterior windows
Add Cool Roof Cool Roof Replaces roof with highly reflective, low heat absorption material, reducing roof temperature and air conditioning needs Upgrades all roof surfaces with current thermal emittance less than 0.75
Add EIFS Wall Insulation EIFS Walls Adds R-30 polystyrene exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) wall insulation, increasing thermal and moisture control on wall surfaces Upgrades all exterior walls
Add Electrochromic Windows Bleached Glass Adds Bleached Glass electrochromic construction and shading controls to windows to allow window tint adjustment, reducing need for air conditioning and artificial lighting Upgrades all exterior windows
Tinted Glass Adds Tinted Glass electrochromic construction and shading controls to windows to allow window tint adjustment, reducing need for air conditioning and artificial lighting Upgrades all exterior windows
Kitchen Exhaust Fan DCV Kitchen DCV Reduces exhaust fan usage when there is low kitchen activity Upgrades exhaust fan speed if/when kitchen occupancy is below 100%
Upgrade Boiler AFUE 81 Upgrades boiler thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a boiler with current AFUE less than 0.81
AFUE 83 Upgrades boiler thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a boiler with current AFUE less than 0.83
AFUE 94 Upgrades boiler thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a boiler with current AFUE less than 0.94
Upgrade Chiller 2035 Code Compliant (Anticipated) Upgrades chiller thermal efficiency, specified by coefficient of performance (COP) Upgrades all models that contain a chiller with current COP less than that of the specified target code
Add Demand Control Ventilation Demand Control Ventilation Enables demand control ventilation, which adjusts outdoor air intake based on occupancy Upgrades all air loops with variable volume outdoor air systems and without existing DCV
Add Economizer Economizer Enables air-side economizing in the air system of a building, which pulls in cool air when necessary and reduces mechanical cooling load Upgrades all models located in eligible climate zones, with a non-DOAS outdoor air system, and without an existing economizer
Upgrade Furnace AFUE 81 Upgrades furnace thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a furnace with current AFUE less than 0.81
AFUE 92 Upgrades furnace thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a furnace with current AFUE less than 0.92
AFUE 98 Upgrades furnace thermal efficiency, specified by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) Upgrades all models that contain a furnace with current AFUE less than 0.98
Add Heat Recovery Heat Recovery Adds a heat recovery system, which recovers residual heat in exhaust air, reducing heating and cooling demand Upgrades all air loops with outdoor air and no existing heat exchanger
Upgrade Motors Motors Replaces motors with electronically commutated motors (ECM), which can adjust speed strategically in order to save energy Upgrades all motors, except those used for service water heating or refrigeration, with existing efficiency less than the ECM efficiency
Add PTAC Controls PTAC Controls Adjusts the packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) operation schedules to follow the zone occupancy schedules Upgrades all models that contain PTAC or PTHP systems
Upgrade Packaged Terminal Heat Pump Code Upgrades packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) unit efficiencies, specified by coefficient of performance (COP) for heating coils and energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTHP units with current COP and EER less than that of the specified target code
Efficient Upgrades packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) unit efficiencies, specified by coefficient of performance (COP) for heating coils and energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTHP units with current COP and EER less than that of the specified target code
Highly Efficient Upgrades packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) unit efficiencies, specified by coefficient of performance (COP) for heating coils and energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTHP units with current COP and EER less than that of the specified target code
Upgrade Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Code Upgrades packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) unit efficiencies, specified by the energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTAC units with current EER less than that of the specified target code
Efficient Upgrades packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) unit efficiencies, specified by the energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTAC units with current EER less than that of the specified target code
Highly Efficient Upgrades packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) unit efficiencies, specified by the energy efficiency ratio (EER) for cooling coils Upgrades all models that contain PTAC units with current EER less than that of the specified target code
Add VFD to Pumps Pump VFD Adds variable frequency drive (VFD) to existing pumps, which can adjust flow strategically in order to save energy Upgrades all constant volume pumps, except those used for service water heating or refrigeration, with variable volume pumps
Upgrade RTU Air Source Heat Pump IEER 13.3 Upgrades rooftop unit (RTU) air-source heat pump (ASHP) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU ASHP units with current IEER less than 13.3
IEER 15.0 Upgrades rooftop unit (RTU) air-source heat pump (ASHP) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU ASHP units with current IEER less than 15.0
IEER 16.5 Upgrades rooftop unit (RTU) air-source heat pump (ASHP) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU ASHP units with current IEER less than 16.5
Upgrade RTU DX Air Conditioner IEER 14.0 Upgrades direct expansion (DX) rooftop unit (RTU) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU DX units with current IEER less than 14.0
IEER 15.5 Upgrades direct expansion (DX) rooftop unit (RTU) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU DX units with current IEER less than 15.5
IEER 17.0 Upgrades direct expansion (DX) rooftop unit (RTU) efficiencies, specified by the integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) Upgrades all RTU DX units with current IEER less than 17.0
Upgrade Split System DX Air Conditioner SEER 14 Upgrades split system direct expansion (DX) efficiencies, specified by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) Upgrades all split system DX units with current SEER less than 14
SEER 16 Upgrades split system direct expansion (DX) efficiencies, specified by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) Upgrades all split system DX units with current SEER less than 16
SEER 18 Upgrades split system direct expansion (DX) efficiencies, specified by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) Upgrades all split system DX units with current SEER less than 18
SEER 20 Upgrades split system direct expansion (DX) efficiencies, specified by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) Upgrades all split system DX units with current SEER less than 20
Add Advanced Hybrid RTUs Advanced Hybrid RTUs Replaces packaged single zone systems with advanced hybrid rooftop units (RTU), which combine traditional DX cooling with indirect evaporative cooling and variable speed drive fans to achieve energy and peak demand savings Upgrades all packaged single zone systems
Upgrade Air Filters Low Pressure Drop Air Filters Reduces fan pressure drop by 0.5 inches of water, saving fan energy by decreasing the pressure drop fans must overcome in order to move air Upgrades all constant and variable volume fans, excluding zone HVAC equipment and unitary equipment
Add Brushless DC Compressor Motors Brushless DC Compressor Motors Increases DX cooling coil COP by 2%, representing the ~10% compressor motor efficiency increase that can be seen from replacing brushed motors with brushless Upgrades all DX cooling coils
Reset Chilled Water Supply Temperature Chilled Water Supply Temperature Reset Adds setpoint reset control to chilled water loops, which lowers supply temperature setpoint as outdoor air temperature rises Upgrades all chilled water loops
Close Outdoor Air Dampers During Unoccupied Periods Outdoor Air Damper Reduces minimum outdoor air flow to 0 cfm during periods of less than 5% occupancy, reducing ventilation load Upgrades outdoor air schedules for all air loops
Add Cold Climate Heat Pumps Cold Climate Heat Pumps Replaces heating coil performance curves with those representing heating performance of cold climate air source heat pumps (ols), which heat more efficiently in Climate Zones 4+ Upgrades all heat pump heating coils
Upgrade Duct Routing Duct Routing Reduces fan pressure drop by 10% to represent improved duct routing (eliminating restrictions and bends), reducing required fan energy Upgrades fans in all air loops
Add Exhaust Fan Interlock Exhaust Fan Interlock Aligns, or interlocks, exhaust fan operation schedules with the companion supply fan conditioning the space, increasing return air and reducing the need for outdoor air Upgrades schedules for all exhaust fans and their associated air loops
Reset Hot Water Temperature Hot Water Supply Temperature Reset Adds setpoint reset control to hot water loops, which raises the supply temperature setpoint as outdoor air temperature lowers Upgrades all hot water loops
Add Predictive Thermostats Predictive Thermostat Adjust thermostat setpoint schedules based on occupancy schedule, reducing heating and cooling load during unoccupied periods (less than 10% occupancy) Upgrades all zones with thermostats
Reset Supply Air Supply Air Reset Raises supply air temperature as outdoor air temperature drops, allowing fan to operate more efficiently Upgrades all multi-zone systems
Add Thermoelastic Heat Pumps Thermoelastic Heat Pump Increases COP of DX heating and cooling coils to 6 to replicate a new shape-memory alloy thermoelastic heat pump technology, predicted to be twice as efficient as existing vapor compression technologies Upgrades all DX heating and cooling coils
Add Variable Speed Cooling Tower Variable Speed Cooling Tower Replaces cooling towers with a variable speed system and updates a number of tower performance attributes, allowing the cooling tower to operate more efficiently and save energy Upgrades all existing cooling towers, including those with existing variable speed systems
Adjust Thermostat Setpoints Widen Thermostat Setpoints Increases thermostat setpoint deadband by 1.5°F, which reduces heating and cooling loads while not greatly affecting occupant comfort Upgrades all heating and cooling thermostat setpoint schedules
Upgrade Compact Lights LED Replaces all compact lights with efficient 24W LED fixtures, reducing the lighting power density (LPD) based on the fraction of compact lighting in each space type Upgrades LPD in all space types containing non-LED compact lights
Upgrade Linear Lights LED Replaces all linear lights with efficient 40W LED T8 troffers, reducing the lighting power density (LPD) based on the fraction of linear lighting in each space type Upgrades lighting power density in all space types containing non-LED linear lights
Upgrade High Bay Lights LED Replaces all high bay lights with efficient 220W LED fixtures, reducing the lighting power density (LPD) based on the fraction of high bay lighting in each space type Upgrades lighting power density in all space types containing non-LED high bay lights
Upgrade Specialty Lights LED Replaces all specialty lights with efficient 18W LED lamps, reducing the lighting power density (LPD) based on the fraction of specialty lighting in each space type Upgrades lighting power density in all space types containing non-LED specialty lights
Upgrade Outdoor Lights LED Replaces all outdoor lights with efficient 220W LED fixtures (parking lots) and 20W LED lamps (façades, canopies, drive thrus), reducing the exterior lighting design levels accordingly Upgrades all non-LED outdoor lighting
Add Daylighting Controls Daylighting Controls Adds daylighting controls to selected perimeter zones, reducing need for artificial lighting in some space types during certain times of day Upgrades selected spaces in model as specified in ASHRAE 90.1-2013
Add Lighting Occupancy Controls Occupancy Controls Reduces lighting schedules in all space types by 10%, representing lighting energy savings from using occupancy sensors Upgrades all lighting schedules
PC Power Management Screen Saver Reduces electric equipment schedules by 25% during nighttime and weekend hours, eliminating unnecessary computer energy consumption when not in use Upgrades electric equipment schedules in all office space types
Desktop Reduces electric equipment schedules by 10% during nighttime and weekend hours, eliminating unnecessary computer energy consumption when not in use Upgrades electric equipment schedules in all office space types
Display Reduces electric equipment schedules by 25% during nighttime and weekend hours, eliminating unnecessary computer energy consumption when not in use Upgrades electric equipment schedules in all office space types
PC Virtualization Laptop Replaces 175W desktop computers with 40W laptops, reducing equipment energy consumption significantly Upgrades approximately 50% of the computers in office space types
Thin Client Replaces 175W desktop computers with 45W thin clients, reducing equipment energy consumption significantly Upgrades approximately 50% of the computers in office space types
Advanced Power Strips Advanced Power Strips Reduces electric equipment schedules by 10% during nighttime and weekend hours, eliminating unnecessary equipment power draw through power strips when not in use Upgrades electric equipment schedules in all office space types
Controllable Power Outlets Reduces electric equipment schedules by 10% during nighttime and weekend hours, eliminating unnecessary equipment power draw through power outlets when not in use Upgrades electric equipment schedules in all office space types
Add Floating Head Pressure Control Floating Head Pressure Control Reduces minimum condenser temperature to 15.6°C and adds variable speed condenser control, reducing compressor and condenser run times and energy consumption Upgrades all refrigeration condensers
Add Refrigerated Walk-In Doorway Protection Strip Curtain Reduces refrigerated walk-in door opening schedule by 50% to simulate strip curtains, which reduce unnecessary cold air losses and refrigeration system load Upgrades all refrigerated walk-ins not already equipped with strip curtains or automatic door closers
Automatic Door Closer Reduces refrigerated walk-in door opening schedule by 50% to simulate automatic door closer, which reduces unnecessary cold air losses and refrigeration system load Upgrades all refrigerated walk-ins not already equipped with strip curtains or automatic door closers
Automatic Door Closer and Strip Curtain Reduces refrigerated walk-in door opening schedule by 50% to simulate automatic door closer + strip curtains, which reduce unnecessary cold air losses and refrigeration system load Upgrades all refrigerated walk-ins not already equipped with strip curtains or automatic door closers
Upgrade Refrigerated Walk-In Motor Walk-In Motors PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) Upgrades refrigerated walk-in motor efficiencies, specified by motor power density
ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) Upgrades refrigerated walk-in motor efficiencies, specified by motor power density Upgrades all refrigerated walk-in fan motors with current efficiency less than new motor type, nominally 75%.
Upgrade SWH Electric Storage Water Heater EF 0.88 Upgrades electric water heater efficiencies, specified by the energy factor (EF) Upgrades all small (<12kW, <50gal) electric non-heat pump water heaters with EF less than 0.88
EF 0.93 Upgrades electric water heater efficiencies, specified by the energy factor (EF) Upgrades all small (<12kW, <50gal) electric non-heat pump water heaters with EF less than 0.93
Upgrade to Instantaneous Gas Water Heater Instantaneous Gas Water Heater Reduces water heater standby heat loss coefficient (UA) to 0 to simulate switching from a gas storage water heaters to instantaneous gas water heaters, which have no tank skin loss Upgrades all gas water heaters with current UA greater than 0
Upgrade SWH Gas Storage Water Heater EF 0.67 Upgrades gas water heater efficiencies, specified by the energy factor (EF) Upgrades all small (<75Btu/h, <50gal) natural gas water heaters with EF less than 0.67
EF 0.70 Upgrades gas water heater efficiencies, specified by the energy factor (EF) Upgrades all small (<75Btu/h, <50gal) natural gas water heaters with EF less than 0.70
EF 0.82 Upgrades gas water heater efficiencies, specified by the energy factor (EF) Upgrades all small (<75Btu/h, <50gal) natural gas water heaters with EF less than 0.82
Upgrade to Heat Pump Water Heater Heat Pump Water Heater Upgrades electric water heater properties and curves corresponding to an EF of 3.5, common for commercially available heat pump water heaters Upgrades all small (<50gal) electric non-heat pump water heaters
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