Hannah Friedman

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Acknowledgments. an early version of the " Measures Matrix " (under a project sponsored by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the California Energy Commission through the California Institute for Energy and Environment), which we expanded and adapted for this study. Meetings and prior work of the California Commissioning Collaborative provided(More)
Acknowledgments. an early version of the " Measures Matrix " (under a project sponsored by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the California Energy Commission through the California Institute for Energy and Environment), which we expanded and adapted for this study. Meetings and prior work of the California Commissioning Collaborative provided(More)
Synopsis Scattered case studies and anecdotal information form the "conventional wisdom" that building commissioning is highly cost-effective. Given that this belief has not been systematically or comprehensively documented, it is perhaps of no surprise that the most frequently cited barrier to widespread use of commissioning is decision-makers' lack of(More)
Continuous Improvement for Every Building. That is the promise of building performance tracking. It is a strategy to improve the operation of facilities at any stage of performance. It encompasses tools and practices that enable every building to boost value without breaking the bank. It is flexible and forgiving in recognizing that buildings exist to serve(More)
Functional tests are a set of detailed instructions for building commissioning that demand extensive HVAC system knowledge to write and perform. Understanding the energy use implications and theory behind the test procedures, estimating the costs and benefits of doing a particular test, implementing the tests correctly, and resolving problems require years(More)
Using a backward-masking paradigm with a bias-free and ceiling-free psychophysical task, we tested hypnotized and control subjects for speed of visual information processing. Approximately half of each group received visual imagery suggestions in an attempt to influence attention. Imagery produced no significant differential effect. Although an absence of a(More)
Legal Notice This r eport was pr epared a s a r esult of work s ponsored by the C alifornia E nergy C ommission (Commission) a nd t he University o f C alifornia (UC). I t does no t ne cessarily r epresent t he views o f t he Commission, UC, their employees, or the State of California. The Commission, the State of California, its employees, and UC make no(More)
This paper compares and evaluates the capabilities of six emerging diagnostic tools for commercial HVAC systems. We present a brief description of the diagnostic tools, and then focus on evaluating the features of the tools. We include the following six tools in our analysis: Architectural Energy Management Suite. The air-side economizer operation is the(More)