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Accession Number PB2013-101828
Title Annex 47 Report 2: Commissioning Tools for Existing and Low Energy Buildings.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 261p
Personal Author C. Neumann D. Choiniere D. Jacob H. Kikuchi H. Peitsman H. Yoshida H. Yuzawa K. Kamitani N. M. Ferretti O. Baumann T. Watanabe
Abstract This report summarizes part of the work of IEA-ECBCS Annex 47 Cost-Effective Commissioning of Existing and Low Energy Buildings. It is based on the research findings from the participating countries. The publication is an official Annex report. Report 1, Commissioning Overview can be considered as an introduction to the commissioning process. Report 2, Commissioning Tools for Existing and Low Energy Buildings provides general information on the use of tools to enhance the commissioning of low energy and existing buildings, summarizes the specifications for tools developed in the Annex and presents building case studies. Report 3, Commissioning Cost Benefit and Persistence presents a collection of data that would be of use in promoting commissioning of new and existing buildings and defines methods for determining costs, benefits, and persistence of commissioning, The report also highlights national differences in the definition of commissioning. Report 4, Flowcharts and Data Models for Initial Commissioning of Advanced and Low Energy Building Systems provides a state of the art description of the use of flow charts and data models in the practice and research of initial commissioning of advanced and low energy building systems. In many countries, commissioning is still an emerging activity and in all countries, advances are needed for greater formalization and standardization. We hope that this report will be useful to promote best practices, to advance its development and to serve as the basis of further research in this growing field.
Keywords Benefits
Commissioning tools
Low energy buildings

Source Agency National Institute of Standards and Technology
NTIS Subject Category 89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
97J - Heating & Cooling Systems
70 - Administration & Management
70E - Research Program Administration & Technology Transfer
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology (EL), Gaithersburg, MD. Engineering Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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