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      A STUDY OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY RENOVATION ON PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS

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      Journal of Green Building

      College Publishing

      public housing, home, energy efficiency, energy simulation, LEED

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          Abstract

          While the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, schools, and private homes has received increasing attention, the energy performance of public housing has long been neglected. The high energy usage and resulting utility costs associated with such subsidized houses have added great financial burdens to the government and tenants. Therefore, improving public housing's energy performance becomes an important task. This paper presents a comparative study that mainly investigates the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) recently implemented in the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's green renovation projects. Whole building energy simulation results show that due to budget constraints, the limited EEMs put into place would only result in a marginal (7.6%) improvement to the renovated building's energy performance prior to renovation. Another 38.5% reduction would be needed, using the performance requirement of the current building energy code as a reference. Based on these findings, this research offers some insights into more cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades that can help reduce public housing's energy consumption and green renovation costs.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Winter 2012
                : 7
                : 1
                : 192-212
                Author notes

                1Ph.D., LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University. Email: chen.1399@ 123456osu.edu .

                2Master Student (graduated), Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University. Email: ma.183@ 123456osu.edu .

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                jgb.7.1.192
                10.3992/jgb.7.1.192
                ©2012 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 21
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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