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Papers and Presentations

Air-Cooled Unitary Single-Zone VAV: Performance Evaluation

Carrier Centurion PD Series Performance Evaluation

This paper summarizes the findings of a combined performance monitoring and simulation analysis project designed to assess the potential benefit of new single-zone unitary rooftop VAV equipment. This work reports the results of the first in-field performance measurements and side-by-side comparison of this new system type with two other popular carrier package rooftop systems.

Cost and Performance Analysis of a Solar Thermal Cooling Project

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability

This paper presents the findings of a field study and performance analysis of a solar thermal cooling system located in Phoenix, Arizona.  This system is compared to conventional air conditioning equipment, as well as conventional air conditioning equipment powered by solar electric (photovoltaics). Using this data the solar cooler energy savings over conventional air conditioning equipment was determined.

Energy Performance Optimization Guide 


The Energy Performance Optimization Guide is a resource describing how to develop, quantify, implement, and measure energy performance solutions in a commercial office space. The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Center for Market Innovation (CMI) developed, tested, and refined this process during the execution of live tenant projects included in its High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project. The goal was to find common solutions applicable across a broad spectrum of tenant conditions. The guide features three modules: Project Initiation, Value Analysis, and Implementation/Measurement and Verification. It is a framework that works together with a set of supporting tools to map out an energy performance analysis process that is integrated into each phase of the tenant’s process—site selection, design, construction, and occupancy.

Thermal Energy Storage: The Salt River Project Experience

Salt River Project Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Program

This paper presents the results of an in-depth impact evaluation of Salt River Project’s (SRP) Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Program. The evaluation consisted of on-site inspections of twenty-four TES facilities with short term monitoring of twelve sites during 1993 and 1994. Monitoring sites were chosen to provide a representative cross-section of both building sector (office, school, etc.) and TES system type (storage media) and size.


DOE2 Website

A building energy simulation tool usable in all phases of design that will guide you through the making of a DOE-2 building model and allow you to automatically perform parametric simulations of your model. eQuest energy simulation software available for download.


Database of state incentives for renewables and efficiency. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

ASHRAE Website

Visit the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' homepage to learn how they are using advances in technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

USGBC Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost efficient and energy saving green buildings. Learn about the LEED certification system.

U.S. Department of Energy

Weather data for more than 2100 locations is available for download in EnergyPlus compatible format.