Solar water heating helping Mass. multifamily buildings save energy

Solar water heating helping Mass. multifamily buildings save energy

The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings has worked with builders to assess the most practical cost-effective means to reduce home energy consumption and approach zero energy. Especially in multifamily applications, CARB has seen more developers explore solar domestic hot-water systems as part of the least-cost pathway.

Multifamily buildings balance hydronic systems

Multifamily buildings balance hydronic systems

Most older multifamily buildings in Chicago are heated by centrally metered steam or hot water systems. These buildings cannot operate effciently when these systems become imbalanced. The buildings become under­ and over­ heated, which causes tenant discomfort and higher energy use intensity.

Quantifying the financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Quantifying the financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

There are nearly half a million multifamily units in Chicago. More than 60% of low-income individuals living in multifamily buildings in Chicago reside in buildings that are more than 75 years old. This situation presents significant potential for energy savings.

Aging building gets new energy efficient life

Aging building gets new energy efficient life

Massachusetts project converts school into 12 high-performance apartments that capitalizes on solar water heating technology.

Chicago project illustrates financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Chicago project illustrates financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Research showed the average net income increased by 1.6 percent.

Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

This document helps utilities identify new, untapped datasets that are emerging related to the energy performance of buildings, and how this information can be applied to expand market intelligence and create business value.

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