Residential Building Stock Assessment

The Residential Building Stock Assessment is a research study conducted by NEEA to collect information on the energy use and characteristics of residential buildings.

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NEEA is planning the next Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA)! We anticipate conducting field work from July 2021 to June 2022 and publishing final datasets and reports by Q1 2023. This timeline is subject to change as we monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RBSA is designed to develop a characterization of the residential sector that considers the diverse climates, building practices and fuel choices across the region. This study informs future energy planning efforts as well as energy efficiency utility programs and rebates offered by the region's utilities, the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Bonneville Power Administration. The most recent RSBA was fielded in 2016. Those reports, database, and supporting documentation are included in the corresponding drop downs below.

On October 25, 2022, NEEA staff provided updates on the RBSA 2022. Webinar #6 topics included information on updated approaches to multi-family recruitment, single-family data collection and billing data collection. Watch the recorded webinar below or view the presentation slide deck.

Single Family Web Version 001

2016-2017 RBSA Supporting Documentation

RBSA Database User Manual

RBSA Combined Database

RBSA II - Data Collection Protocols

RBSA II - Field Data Collection Form

RBSA II - Closeout Updates

RBSA II - Closeout QC Process

RBSA II - Alternate Weighting Technical Memo

RBSA II - UA and Total Heat Loss Methodology 

RBSA II - Update Memo: 
Updated April 2019 - Issues with water flow measurement and envelope u-value calculations have been resolved and updated in both the reports and database. Additionally, an alternate weighting scheme has been developed which should provide better weighting at the sub-regional level - see this technical memo for more info.

RBSA II - Updated GPM Flow Rate Calibration

2011-2012 RBSA Reports

2011 RBSA Metering Study

2011 RBSA Single-family Report

2011 RBSA Manufactured Homes Report

2011 RBSA Multi-family Report

2011 RBSA Idaho State Report

2011 RBSA Montana State Report

2011 RBSA Oregon State Report

2011 RBSA Washington State Report

2011-2012 RBSA Supporting Documentation

2011 RBSA Single-family Database

2011 RBSA Single-Family Characteristics and Energy Use

2011 RBSA Manufactured Homes Database

2011 RBSA Manufactured Home Characteristics and Energy Use

2011 RBSA Multi-Family Unit Database

2011 RBSA Multi-Family Buildings Database

2011 RBSA Multi-Family Characteristics and Energy Use

RBSA Metering Data

RBSA metering data is comprised of end-use loads measured at 15-minute intervals over 27 consecutive months. The participants are a subset of the full RBSA Single-family Report. The “RBSA End Use Load Shape Data” file and the “RBSA End Use Load Shape Flags Data” file are two supplemental files for the main dataset. The Flag file provides a set of flags as to what homes were included in the main report. RBSA Metering and Load Shape Flags Information and the RBSA Data Dictionary are included to further explain the data.

RBSA Metering Study

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 1 (1 of 4)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 1 (2 of 4)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 1 (3 of 4)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 1 (4 of 4)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 2 (1 of 5)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 2 (2 of 5)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 2 (3 of 5)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 2 (4 of 5)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Data Year 2 (5 of 5)

RBSA End Use Load Shape Flags Data

2011 RBSA Data Dictionary

Questions on the RBSA? 

View our Frequently Asked Questions and supporting documentation for more info and sign up for the Northwest Building Stock Research Data subscription list to get timely RBSA updates. 

For additional questions or comments, please email us

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