Benchmark-based, Whole Building, Energy Performance Targets

Presentation and Location Information

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December 12, 2013- UC Irvine, Student Center - Newport Room A

January 28, 2014- UC Merced - Kolligan Library, Room 232

Course Summary

This program introduced the benchmark-based, whole-building energy performance (energy use intensity) targets that UCOP and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) have developed for each campus. The rationale for energy use targets for buildings will be covered, along with information on how to implement targets in the design and construction process—from including information in the RFQs for design teams to post-construction commissioning.  Energy performance targets have been used at UC Merced for the last 10 years, and UCSF has done a pilot project to test the validity of their proposed targets.  The workshop highlighted the success of UC Merced in using energy benchmarks and included presentations from UC Davis, UC San Francisco, and UC Santa Barbara. Each sponsoring campus provided tours of their high performance buildings and both sessions held informative discussions.

List of Presenting Campuses:

  • UC Davis;
  • UC Merced;
  • UC San Francisco;
  • UC Santa Barbara; and
  • Peter Rumsey from Integral Group.

This program was paid for by the energy ratepayers of California under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.