Small and medium-sized buildings face significant market barriers to procuring deep energy efficiency retrofits. The complexity of the current market offerings and a lack of clarity regarding whole building, integrated retrofit options, produces uncertainty in the marketplace, ultimately paralyzing potential consumers and constraining the amount of comprehensive, quality, cost-effective projects that are completed. While a number of piecemeal solutions exist, there is a need to comprehensively reevaluate the retrofit process in order to transform the market. This project will create a software tool to compile and analyze building energy audit data to aid in prioritization of energy-related retrofit projects on campus. The end product will be a publicly available software tool available for use on military sites as well as small and medium commercial buildings.
- Provide a tool to help identify energy saving opportunities in small-medium sized buildings via building energy audits.
- To develop training for auditors with a variety of experience and have them perform and verify the building audits.
- To leverage the framework of the existing campus tool built to crowdsource comfort feedback (thermoostat.ucdavis.edu)
Principal Investigators: Joshua Morejohn
Additional Staff: Alex Malm, Sarah Outcault, Kiernan Salmon, Angela Sanguinetti, David Vernon
Undergraduate Student: Josue Aleman (military)