2 edition of Energy conservation and solar retrofitting for existing buildings in Oregon found in the catalog.
Energy conservation and solar retrofitting for existing buildings in Oregon
John S. Reynolds
by Center for Environmental Research, School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Eugene, Ore
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||John Reynolds, instructor, [and] students.|
|Contributions||University of Oregon. Center for Environmental Research.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||108 p. in various pagings :|
|Number of Pages||108|
Retrofit: , , , and IRC. Section N (Section N in and IRC). Additions, alterations, renovations, or repairs shall conform to the provisions of this code, without requiring the unaltered portions of the existing building to comply with this code. (See code for additional requirements and exceptions.). Powering America’s solar training effort was the first in the nation and its wind power training is leading-edge. The Powering America team can help design highly efficient, even “Zero Net”, construction projects or perform energy audits and retrofits for existing buildings.
Excluding this “other” category, Figures and show that building energy use can be reduced by about half. Buildings last for decades (consider that more than half of all commercial buildings in operation today were built before ),5 so it’s important to consider technologies that can be used to retrofit existing buildings. The Energy Policy Act of includes tax credits to consumers for energy efficiency home improvements, specific automobiles, and installation of solar energy systems and fuel cells. Tax credits are also available for home builders and appliance manufacturers, and tax deductions are available for commercial buildings that meet specific.
Energy and Buildings is an international journal publishing articles with explicit links to energy use in buildings. The aim is to present new research results, and new proven practice aimed at reducing the energy needs of a building and improving indoor environment quality. The Building Energy Efficiency Standards improve upon the Energy Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. Buildings whose permit applications are dated on or after January 1, , must comply with the Standards.
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General principles advanced include why energy conservation and solar retrofitting are important today, and conservation in existing. SinceEnergy Trust of Oregon has defined a prescriptive set of Solar Ready Residential Installation Requirements based on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and has provided an incentive to help offset the cost of building solar ready for EPS Builders.
Now not only can building solar ready differentiate your homes in the market, but taking advantage of. This chapter presents potentials for energy conservation through energy retrofitting of existing Swedish buildings, including residential and nonresidential buildings.
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As much as 80 percent of the energy consumed is wasted—lights and electronics are left on unnecessarily and gaps in the building’s envelope allow air to seep in and out, for example. Much of the attention paid to green buildings is in new construction, but retrofitting brings energy efficiency to the existing built environment.
Let’s start with a move toward zero energy in all new buildings and by retrofitting existing buildings to be more energy efficient. Inwe at HKS have a renewed commitment to designing more. Energy Trust of Oregon’s Solar Electric Incentive Program, launched in Mayis available to customers of Pacific Power and PGE who install new photovoltaic (PV) systems on new or existing homes, commercial and community buildings, farms, and municipal facilities.
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Adopted energy codes and standards. The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Chapter 13 energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and the Chapter 11 energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).
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For an existing building to move toward net zero energy, you will need to perform a retrofit because, in most cases, existing buildings use more energy than they can product on site.
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