BASELINING, DESIGN AND MODELING
The Baseline Period Measurement and Verification Plan, prepared by the Center for Sustainable Energy, defines the baseline energy and water performance of the site including which building and system components will be monitored, the monitoring interval and period, the equipment necessary to obtain the required data, and other details related to equipment installation planning.
The project team will design and install a holistic suite of precommercial energy efficiency (EE) technologies for the Covina Walmart building. P2S will design the energy efficiency technology package and prepare a basis of design, design documents and construction documents.
To inform the energy efficiency technology package selected, NREL used the Department of Energy’s OpenStudio Modeling Software to complete baseline and calibrated energy models. They also performed an optimization study whereby the baseline energy model is run with various energy efficiency technology packages.
Each energy efficiency package will include different combinations of precommercial technologies to determine the best energy efficiency package, as well as the best scheduling of technologies when interacting with one another. Additionally, the final calibrated energy model will be utilized for comparison during a set measurement and verification period after the installation of all selected technologies.