Measure Guideline: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings.
Author: Choi, J.; Ludwig, P.; Brand, L.
Pages/Volumes: 41 pp.
Publication Year: 2013
Notes: Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Des Plaines, Illinois.
Document Type: Subcontract Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1078051
Subject Code Description: Buildings
Abstract: This report was written as a resource for professionals involved in multifamily audits, retrofit delivery, and program design, as well as for building owners and contractors. It is intended to serve as a guide for those looking to evaluate and improve the efficiency and operation of one-pipe steam heating systems. In centrally heated multifamily buildings with steam or hydronic systems, the cost of heat for tenants is typically absorbed into the owner's operating costs. Highly variable and rising energy costs have placed a heavy burden on landlords. In the absence of well-designed and relevant efficiency efforts, increased operating costs would be passed on to tenants who often cannot afford those increases. Misinvestment is a common problem with older heating systems -- multiple contractors may inadequately or inappropriately upgrade parts of systems and reduce system functionality and efficiency, or the system has not been properly maintained.
Accession Number: 57385
Library Notes: NPL-1304 REV
Report Numbers: SR-5500-57385; DOE/GO-102013-3851
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