Framework for Assessing the Energy Efficiency Strategies of the Philadelphia Housing Authority
Jin Wen and Patrick Gurian
Liam Hendricken, Jared Langevin, Ran Liu and Adam Regnier
Philadelphia Housing Authority
The overall objective of this project is to develop a framework to evaluate, assess and promote energy efficiency and alternative energy strategies for PHA with multifamily housing portfolios though energy simulation, energy measurement, energy performance assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and energy policy studies.
More specifically, the scope of this project includes:
- Develop a cost-benefit analysis framework (methods and tools) to assess energy strategies and to make decisions under uncertainties;
- Develop an energy assessment measurement and verification (M&V) framework to measure and verify energy savings from energy conservation methods;
- Develop Energy Plus (E+) models for selected stimulus project buildings (Markoe Street 23 unit development, Plymouth Hall redevelopment, Mantua Hall Redevelopment, and Paschall Redevelopment) and one existing building (Harrison Plaza high rise building);
- Develop a model validation methodology and perform limited scale model validation practice for the Harrison Plaza high rise building model;
- Collect occupant behavior data to understand and incentivize energy efficient behaviors.