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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Name or Ancillary Text Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Building America Technical Update Meeting - April 29, 2013 Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Eric Werling Building America Coordinator Denver, CO April 29, 2013 Building Technology Office U.S. Department of Energy EERE's National Mission Mission: To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down Barriers to Market Entry 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Why It Matters to America * Winning the most important global economic development race of the 21 st century * Creating jobs through American innovation

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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America Top Innovations. Recognizing top innovations in building science. Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have boosted the performance of more than 42,000 new homes. Learn more about Building America Top Innovations. 2013 Top Innovations New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Learn more about the 2013 Top Innovations recently

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Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for the American Home for the American Home Building America Research for the American Home Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the video. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative,

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Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because there are more than 101 million residential households in the United States today, it is not surprising that existing residential buildings represent an extremely large source of potential energy savings. Because thousands of these homes are renovated each year, Building America is investigating the best ways to make existing homes more energy-efficient, based on lessons learned from research in new homes. The Building America program is aiming for a 20%-30% reduction in energy use in existing homes by 2020. The strategy for the existing homes project of Building America is to establish technology pathways that reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in American homes. The existing buildings project focuses on finding ways to adapt the results from the new homes research to retrofit applications in existing homes. Research activities include a combination of computer modeling, field demonstrations, and long-term monitoring to support the development of integrated approaches to reduce energy use in existing residential buildings. Analytical tools are being developed to guide designers and builders in selecting the best approaches for each application. Also, DOE partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase energy efficiency in existing homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Hendron, R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina PNNL worked with North Carolina Heritage Buildings and Energy Smart Home Plans to design...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three...

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Building America: The Advanced Whole-Home Efficiency Program (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the Building America Program. This presentation discusses the background and goals of the program. A few hot topic technologies are discussed. Outreach activities are discussed as well.

Engebrecht, C.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- performance home with design assistance from a Building America research team including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, LLC, and Florida HERO. The home which is located in southwestern Florida, was completed in 2011 and includes a 6 KW rooftop photovoltaic system; without the PV, the home achieves a HERS rating of 65. Ceilings that provide a continuous air barrier can be a key energy-saving feature of a home. In this home the builder installed the ceiling drywall as one continuous layer then installed duct chases in dropped ceilings beneath this drywall so that ducts were installed in conditioned space with an unbroken air barrier above. Interior walls were also attached to

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida PNNL and FSEC helped Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County build three <60 HERS...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to model retrofit packages and predict the most cost-effective retrofit measures within the homeowner's budget. The presence of asbestos insulation on the boiler made it more cost- effective to pursue efficiency measures that left the boiler in place to avoid the additional costs of disposal. Major energy and cost savings

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Building America Building America Meetings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

help from Building America, Artistic help from Building America, Artistic Homes built affordable, high-performance homes in New Mexico and Colorado with HERS scores of 0 to 60. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Artistic Homes have had an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the mainstream builder's business case for adopting proven innovations such as efficient thermal enclosures and ducts inside the conditioned space, even in entry-level homes. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program has helped develop best practices for creating efficient thermal enclosures and locating HVAC ducts inside the conditioned space. These measures cost-effectively reduce heating and

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … ENERGY STAR for Homes Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GW Robinson, a production home builder in GW Robinson, a production home builder in Gainesville, Florida, worked with Building America to build all 290 units at its Cobblefield development to ENERGY STAR criteria. The builder was one of several featured in a series of guides produced by Building America to help builders achieve ENERGY STAR with climate-appropriate energy- efficiency measures (Baechler et al. 2004-06). ENERGY STAR for Homes, with critical support from DOE's Building America program, has been transformative, leading the U.S. housing industry to high- performance homes and driving the development of a national Home Energy Rating System (HERS) infrastructure. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DOE, helping U.S. citizens save money and protect the

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Building America System Research  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America System Building America System Research Eric Werling, DOE Ren Anderson, NREL eric.werling@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-0410 ren.anderson@nrel.gov, 303-384-7443 April 2, 2013 Building America System Innovations: Accelerating Innovation in Home Energy Savings 2 | Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Project Relevance 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Building America Fills Market Need for a High-Performance Homes HUB of Innovation

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida PNNL, Florida HERO, and Energy Smart Home Plans helped Ravenwood Homes achieve a HERS 15...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Americas Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. The U.S. home building industry represents a significant opportunity for energy savings, accounting for nearly one-fourth of U.S. energy consumption, but the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new energy-saving technologies. This is largely due to the industry's unique disaggregation, with thousands of small business owners lacking adequate resources and capabilities to invest in research and development. DOE established the Building America program in 1995 to address both the huge energy-saving opportunity and the critical research gap

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida Tommy Williams Homes worked with PNNL, Florida HERO, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida Solar Energy Center to design and...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Zero Net-Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes Grupe Homes of Sacramentos work with Building America to design Californias first production-scale community of solar homes. The homes outsold neighboring developments two to one.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on AddThis.com...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building  

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America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market. For example, the Solution Center provides expert building science information for building professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage by delivering high performance homes. At Building America meetings, researchers and industry partners can gather to generate new ideas for improving energy efficiency of homes. And, Building America research teams and DOE national laboratories offer the building industry specialized expertise and new insights from the latest research projects.

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 6: High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect

This guide is was written by PNNL for the US Department of Energy's Building America program to provide information for residential production builders interested in building near zero energy homes. The guide provides indepth descriptions of various roof-top photovoltaic power generating systems for homes. The guide also provides extensive information on various designs of solar thermal water heating systems for homes. The guide also provides construction company owners and managers with an understanding of how solar technologies can be added to their homes in a way that is cost effective, practical, and marketable. Twelve case studies provide examples of production builders across the United States who are building energy-efficient homes with photovoltaic or solar water heating systems.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Steward, Heidi E.; Love, Pat M.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 6: High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect

This guide is was written by PNNL for the US Department of Energy's Building America program to provide information for residential production builders interested in building near zero energy homes. The guide provides indepth descriptions of various roof-top photovoltaic power generating systems for homes. The guide also provides extensive information on various designs of solar thermal water heating systems for homes. The guide also provides construction company owners and managers with an understanding of how solar technologies can be added to their homes in a way that is cost effective, practical, and marketable. Twelve case studies provide examples of production builders across the United States who are building energy-efficient homes with photovoltaic or solar water heating systems.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Steward, Heidi E.; Love, Pat M.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to purchase and install. to purchase and install. Much of Building America's research is aimed directly at the goal of constructing high-performance homes and many of the Building America research teams have been directly involved with builders who are constructing zero energy or zero energy-ready homes. Here are just a few examples. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, operated by Steven Winter Associates, worked with Preferred Builders, Inc., on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. Technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced." Closed-cell spray foam insulated the unvented attic and the interior of the foundation wall and wrapped the underside and sides of the slab while 1.5 inches of rigid foam sheathing covered the

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for purchase and installation. for purchase and installation. Building America's research is aimed at the goal of constructing high- performance homes and many of the Building America research teams have worked directly with builders to construct zero energy or zero energy-ready homes. Here are just a few examples. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, operated by Steven Winter Associates, worked with Preferred Builders, Inc., on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. Technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced." Closed-cell spray foam insulated the unvented attic and the interior of the foundation wall and wrapped the underside and sides of the slab while 1.5 inches of rigid foam sheathing covered the

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida PNNL and Calcs Plus helped the South Sarasota County Florida Habitat for Humanity retrofit a...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida PNNL and Florida Solar Energy Center worked with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County...

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 13. PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Kaufman Heritage Conservation February 28, 2011 R February 28, 2011 * PNNL-20185 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michelle Britt, Michael C. Baechler, Theresa Gilbride, Marye Hefty, Erin Makela, and Elaine Schneider and Kaufman Heritage Conservation Ned Kaufman, Ph.D. February 28, 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 PNNL-20185 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Habitat Metro Denver -- Perfecting Award-Winning Affordable Homes Using Building America's Integrated Design Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Habitat for Humanity's goal is to supply quality housing to poor families while reducing their energy cost burden, especially in light of ever-increasing energy prices. Habitat Metro Denver partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Project and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to improve their construction and design process to create an affordable home that is not only cost-effective and volunteer friendly to build but highly energy efficient and a comfortable place to live.

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2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Description Description These high-performance homes in northern Florida are two that have achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings of less than zero since Building America (BA) builders started building them in 2010. The homes (TW1 and TW2) were built in the Gainesville area by Tommy Williams Homes (TW), with technical assistance from Florida H.E.R.O. and energy-efficient home design input provided by Energy Smart Home Plans. The homes are being metered by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as part of BA efforts to collect data that characterize the performance of the homes and verify that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system used in their design produces more energy than these all-electric homes require, as the HERS rating of <0 implies.

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High Performance Homes That Use 50% Less Energy Than the DOE Building America Benchmark Building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document describes lessons learned from designing, building, and monitoring five affordable, energy-efficient test houses in a single development in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. This work was done through a collaboration of Habitat for Humanity Loudon County, the US Department of Energy (DOE), TVA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).The houses were designed by a team led by ORNL and were constructed by Habitat's volunteers in Lenoir City, Tennessee. ZEH5, a two-story house and the last of the five test houses to be built, provided an excellent model for conducting research on affordable high-performance houses. The impressively low energy bills for this house have generated considerable interest from builders and homeowners around the country who wanted a similar home design that could be adapted to different climates. Because a design developed without the project constraints of ZEH5 would have more appeal for the mass market, plans for two houses were developed from ZEH5: a one-story design (ZEH6) and a two-story design (ZEH7). This report focuses on ZEH6, identical to ZEH5 except that the geothermal heat pump is replaced with a SEER 16 air source unit (like that used in ZEH4). The report also contains plans for the ZEH6 house. ZEH5 and ZEH6 both use 50% less energy than the DOE Building America protocol for energyefficient buildings. ZEH5 is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2632 ft2 house with a home energy rating system (HERS) index of 43, which qualifies it for federal energy-efficiency incentives (a HERS rating of 0 is a zero-energy house, and a conventional new house would have a HERS rating of 100). This report is intended to help builders and homeowners build similar high-performance houses. Detailed specifications for the envelope and the equipment used in ZEH5 are compared with the Building America Benchmark building, and detailed drawings, specifications, and lessons learned in the construction and analysis of data gleaned from 94 sensors installed in ZEH5 to monitor electric sub-metered usage, temperature and relative humidity, hot water usage, and heat pump operation for 1 year are presented. This information should be particularly useful to those considering structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roofing; foundation geothermal heat pumps for space heating and cooling; solar water heaters; and roof-mounted, grid-tied photovoltaic systems. The document includes plans for ZEH6 (adapted from ZEH5), a one-story, high-performance house, as well as projections of how the design might perform in five major metropolitan areas across the TVA service territory. The HERS ratings for this all-electric house vary from 36 (Memphis, Tennessee) to 46 (Bristol, Tennessee).

Christian, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America  

SciTech Connect

IBACOS researched the constructability and viability issues of using high performance windows as one component of a larger approach to building houses that achieve the Building America 70% energy savings target.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

partners Pacific partners Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida H.E.R.O. worked with North Carolina-based builder Heritage Buildings, Inc., to make the conversion to high-performance building in the hot-humid region of the Atlantic seaboard. Searching for new marketing opportunities, Heritage purchased a home plan from Energy Smart Home Plans and built a home achieving 56 on the HERS Index with only minor additional costs, despite having little on-site technical assistance. The result was so successful that Heritage now offers high-performance upgrades to its clients on a regular basis, for $5,000 per home. These additional energy efficiency measures will also result in significant savings on energy costs. The Heritage home is projected to save $843 annually in energy

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louiseville KY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Urbane's first Urbane's first home, built for $36 per ft 2 in 2008, incorporated both energy efficiency and strategies to reduce building costs. The home won two EnergyValue Housing Awards, and homebuyers began seeking out the builder for energy-efficient, high-quality homes. Building America field projects that demonstrated minimal or cost-neutral impacts for high-performance homes have significantly influenced the housing industry to apply advanced technologies and best practices. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program set a goal of proving that cost-neutral energy savings of 40% over code were possible at a production scale for new home builders in every U.S. climate zone. Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to

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Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Program HOME ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS APPLIANCE & EQUIPMENT STANDARDS BUILDING ENERGY CODES EERE » Building Technologies Program » Residential Buildings About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Feature featured product thumbnail Building America Best Practices Series Volume 14 - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Details Bookmark &

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

provided technical assistance to Build provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG, www.buildsagreen.org) for three of their deep energy and green retrofits. BSAG is a well established non-profit organization in the community that has certified more than 710 new homes as well as 15 retrofits through its Green Retrofit Program to date. Technical assistance provided by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) team included retrofitting strategy assessments, performance testing, quality assurance, and metering. The PNNL team included Calcs-Plus, which led the field work, and the Florida Solar Energy Center, which led the metering effort. This San Antonio home is one of three deep energy renovations of occupied affordable homes certified in 2011. The homes were selected through the City of San Antonio's Owner-Occupied Housing

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Zero Net-Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Grupe Homes of Sacramento worked with Grupe Homes of Sacramento worked with Building America to design California's first production-scale community of solar homes. The homes outsold neighboring developments two to one. Building America's production builder partners have found that energy efficiency helps them sell more homes and sell them faster than their competitors even at a higher price point. These impressive business case results have helped influence substantial growth in zero net-energy homes. Four California home builders who worked with Building America to incorporate energy efficiency and solar into their home designs-Shea Homes, Clarum Homes, Premier Homes, and Grupe Homes-all reported selling homes at a faster rate than nearby projects. Clarum Home's absorption rate (the pace at which they sold homes) was

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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Tools to someone by E-mail Tools to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 13: Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes  

SciTech Connect

This guide is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. The guide is available for download from the DOE Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Britt, Michelle L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Makela, Erin KB; Schneider, Elaine C.; Kaufman, Ned

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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for the American Home to someone by E-mail for the American Home to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Project Description Project Description Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, working with Building America researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Florida Solar Energy Center, upgraded this previously unoccupied 1996 home in Lake Worth, Florida to achieve an estimated 39% improvement in energy efficiency. The 1,573-ft 2 slab-on-grade, single- family home received extensive energy upgrades during its conversion to affordable and efficient housing for low-income families. By replacing the home's water heater, using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), reducing air infiltration, adding more ceiling insulation, and installing a central air conditioner, the home's annual energy bills are

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Community Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the few communities in the United States to integrate passive and active solar with a comprehensive building science strategy. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, have an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the business case for adopting proven energy-efficiency measures along with solar energy systems for an entire community. Building America has shown in numerous field demonstrations that critical economies of scale and maximum energy benefits can be realized when production builders select energy-efficiency

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Evaluation of Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes As the Building America program researches construction of homes that achieve greater source energy savings over typical mid-1990s construction, proper modeling of whole-house latent loads and operation of humidity control equipment has become a high priority. Long-term high relative humidity can cause health and durability problems in homes, particularly in a hot-humid climate. In this study, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used the latest EnergyPlus tool equipped with the moisture capacitance model to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types: a Building America high-performance home; a mid- 1990s reference home; and a 2006 International Energy Conservation

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2011, Building America assisted Habitat for Humanity of Palm 2011, Building America assisted Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HabitatPBC) in completing three high-performance prototype houses that achieved HERS index scores of less than 60, which is about 30% better than typical HabitatPBC construction, at a payback of less than 4 years. The HabitatPBC is planning to implement these strategies in future homes they build. This has the potential for significant and affordable energy savings as HabitatPBC has built more than 111 affordable houses and served an additional 125 families worldwide through their affiliation with HFH International (today serving >20 families a year). Building America (through the Florida Solar Energy Center, a member of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team) achieved

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Project Description Project Description Building America researchers provided technical assistance to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of South Sarasota County, Florida, to achieve a deep energy retrofit featuring an innovative way to air seal an entire home, which also moved its ducts and air handler inside the thermal boundary. This home (a 1978, single-story, three-bedroom, two-bath with attached-garage) is typical of many in central and south Florida, and Building America plans to use monitored utility data from the home to analyze the effectiveness of the energy retrofit measures. Construction funding for this retrofit in Venice, Florida, was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's State Housing Initiatives Partnership program. Technical assistance was

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement is typical of 100-year-old homes in Portland, Oregon. The home had no insulation, an unfinished basement, old appliances and air leaks everywhere when purchased by its current owner in 2010. The owners performed a full deep energy retrofit, including air sealing and insulating exterior walls and attic and installing new, efficient appliances. Building America researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory audited the home after the retrofits had occurred and used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to predict energy savings. They also partnered with local home performance contractor Imagine Energy to meter the circuit-level electricity use and the natural gas use of the tankless hot water heater and 95% condensing gas furnace. Based on

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Meetings Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen; the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Webinars Expert Meetings Upcoming Meetings There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings. Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting: April 2013 This meeting showcased world-class building science research for high performance homes in a dynamic new format. Researchers from Building America teams and national laboratories presented on key issues that must be resolved to deliver homes that reduce whole house energy use by 30%-50%. View the presentations.

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GreenHomes America | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GreenHomes America GreenHomes America Jump to: navigation, search Name GreenHomes America Place Irvine, CA Website http://www.greenhomesamerica.c References Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Test & Evaluation Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! GreenHomes America is a company located in Irvine, CA. References ↑ "Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=GreenHomes_America&oldid=381716" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

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Building America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Builders generally use a 'spec and purchase' business management system (BMS) when implementing energy efficiency. A BMS is the overall operational and organizational systems and strategies that a builder uses to set up and run its company. This type of BMS treats building performance as a simple technology swap (e.g. a tank water heater to a tankless water heater) and typically compartmentalizes energy efficiency within one or two groups in the organization (e.g. purchasing and construction). While certain tools, such as details, checklists, and scopes of work, can assist builders in managing the quality of the construction of higher performance homes, they do nothing to address the underlying operational strategies and issues related to change management that builders face when they make high performance homes a core part of their mission. To achieve the systems integration necessary for attaining 40% + levels of energy efficiency, while capturing the cost tradeoffs, builders must use a 'systems approach' BMS, rather than a 'spec and purchase' BMS. The following attributes are inherent in a systems approach BMS; they are also generally seen in quality management systems (QMS), such as the National Housing Quality Certification program: Cultural and corporate alignment, Clear intent for quality and performance, Increased collaboration across internal and external teams, Better communication practices and systems, Disciplined approach to quality control, Measurement and verification of performance, Continuous feedback and improvement, and Whole house integrated design and specification.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's Field Data Repository Supports Accurate Home Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Field Data Field Data Repository Supports Accurate Home Energy Analysis The Residential Buildings Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a repository of research-level residential building characteristics and historical energy use data to support ongoing efforts to improve the accuracy of residential energy analysis tools and the efficiency of energy assessment processes. The Field Data Repository currently includes data collected from historical programs where residential building characteristics (building geometry, insulation levels, equipment types, etc.), generally collected through energy audits, have been connected to measured energy use. With an emphasis on older homes, the repository contains datasets from Home Energy Rating System

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High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

by by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 4, 2007 June 2007 * NREL/TP-550-41085 PNNL-16362 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Volume 6 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Michael C. Baechler Theresa Gilbride, Kathi Ruiz, Heidi Steward and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Pat M. Love June 4, 2007 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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State-of-the-Art Building Concepts Lower Energy Bills: Pulte Homes -- Las Vegas, Nevada: Building America Project Summary, Hot/Dry Climates  

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Houses built by Pulte Homes as part of DOE's Building America program in Las Vegas, Nevada, save money for the homeowners by reducing electric air conditioning costs and gas heating costs with little or no additional investment. And, the houses have better indoor air quality than typical new construction.

Hendron, B.

2000-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America Top Innovations. Recognizing top innovations in building science. Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have boosted the performance of more than 42,000 new homes. Learn more about Building America Top Innovations. 2013 Top Innovations New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Learn more about the 2013 Top Innovations recently awarded by selecting a category or award recipient below.

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Transcript for Building America Video  

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Transcript for Building America Video "Think about a bridge. A bridge between two places. One is the world we've been living in ... ... a place of homes with high energy costs;...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs Production Builders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

projects with production builders have demonstrated projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. This proved transformational, gaining builder traction with related market-based programs like ENERGY STAR for Homes and DOE Challenge Home. "Break points" or cost trade-offs that are identified during the engineering analysis of the residential construction process can yield two types of business savings: 1) reductions in costs of warranty and call-back service; and 2) offsets or "credits" attributed to reductions in other construction costs. The tables below show examples of cost and savings trade-offs experienced by Building America projects in hot-dry and cold climates. Energy-Efficiency

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Center Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America Solution Center PNNL set up the framework for the Building America Solution Center, a web tool connecting...

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Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Building America Case Study Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing homes with vapor open wall assemblies Type: Residential Climate Zones: All PERFORMANCE DATA Insulation Ratio The R-value ratio of exterior to interior insulation (e.g., R-15 exterior insulation on R-11 cavity insulation has a ratio of 0.58). This variable controls sheathing temperature. Vapor Permeable Insulation An insulation with vapor permeance greater than five U.S. perms (e.g., rigid mineral fiber insulations). This variable controls water vapor flow and sheathing temperatures. Water Resisting Barrier A membrane that resists liquid water transfer. Permeable WRBs allow water

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Modular and Manufactured Houses Offer Homeowners the Building America and ENERGY STAR(R) Advantage: Genesis Homes -- Auburn Hills, Michigan  

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Genesis Homes is headquartered in Auburn, Michigan, and has 11 factories throughout the nation. They build modular and manufactured homes with quality design, construction practice, and building materials that qualify for the Energy Star label.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Home Energy Score to Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HOT-HUMID HOT-HUMID MIXED-HUMID COLD / VERY COLD HOT-DRY / MIXED-DRY MARINE PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2010 August 2010 * PNNL-17211 CLIMATE REGIONS VOLUME 7.1 R HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME TECHNOLOGIES Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 7.1 High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler Jennifer Williamson, Theresa Gilbride, Pam Cole, and Marye Hefty

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Building America Building Science Education Roadmap  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America Building America Building Science Education Roadmap April 2013 Contents Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3 Background ................................................................................................................................. 4 Summit Participants .................................................................................................................... 5 Key Results .................................................................................................................................. 6 Problem ...................................................................................................................................... 7

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Building America Update - April 5, 2013  

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April 5, 2013 April 5, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Learn about Top Innovations from Building America Since 1995, Building America research has resulted in more than 30 major innovations that are helping to transform our nation's home building and retrofit industry to high performance homes. In fact, Building America research teams have helped deliver more than 42,000 high performance new and existing homes, working with 300 U.S. production home builders. Learn about the Top Innovations as identified in 2012, and plans for future Top Innovations. An article in the

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Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events  

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Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Partner Log In Become a Partner Criteria Partner Locator Resources Housing Innovation Awards

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Home | Better Buildings Workforce  

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Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Logo EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Search form Search Search Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Workforce Home Framework Resources Projects Participate Home Framework Resources Projects Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Buildings Re-tuning Training ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Collaborative Energy Performance-Based Acquisition Training Participate For a detailed project overview, download the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Fact Sheet Home The Better Buildings Initiative is a broad, multi-strategy initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years. DOE is currently pursuing strategies across five pillars to catalyze change and accelerate private sector investment in energy

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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America: Bringing Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market INNOVATIONS Advanced technologies and whole-house solutions for saving energy and costs. Read more SOLUTION CENTER Solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes. Read more RESEARCH TOOLS Tools to ensure consistent research results for new and existing homes. Read more MARKET PARTNERSHIPS Resources and partnering opportunities for the U.S. building industry. Read more Learn about how this world-class research program can help the U.S. building industry promote and construct homes that are better for business, homeowners, and the nation. Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

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home performance program tracking home performance program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners  

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Partners to someone by E-mail Partners to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Building America Update - July 9, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 9, 2013 July 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Join Us at the Building America Track at EEBA Conference The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Excellence in Building Conference will take place on September 24-26, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. The EEBA conference offers educational seminars, expert presenters, and hands-on demonstrations to help builders tap into the most up-to-date building science and home performance best practices and profit-building possibilities. While there, plan to attend the Building America track, Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes with Building America

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Advanced Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes Using EnergyPlus: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

A parametric study was conducted using EnergyPlus version 4.0 to analyze the impact of various dehumidification equipment and control strategies on a typical mid-1990's reference home, a 2006 IECC home, and a high-performance home in a hot humid climate.

Fang, X.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Update - May 9, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 9, 2013 May 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. View Sessions from Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting The Building America program held its 4 th annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. The meeting showcased Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, and focused on eight critical questions facing the building industry today, such as: * How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? * What are the Best Off-the-Shelf HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High-Performance Homes and Apartments?

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Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In this project, Building America team Building Science Corporation researched some of the ramifications of using exterior, vapor permeable insulation on retrofit walls with vapor permeable cavity insulation. Retrofit strategies are a key factor in reducing exterior building stock consumption.

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications  

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Publications to someone by E-mail Publications to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

program tracking systems and program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

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Building America System Research Plan for Reduction of Miscellaneous Electrical Loads in Zero Energy Homes  

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This research plan describes the overall scope of system research that is needed to reduce miscellaneous electrical loads (MEL) in future net zero energy homes.

Barley, C. D.; Haley, C.; Anderson, R.; Pratsch, L.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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Teams Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation

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Building America Update - August 9, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 9, 2013 August 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Building America Supports Home for Life * As the nation's baby boomers are entering retirement age, a recent AARP survey shows that nearly 70% would like to remain in their homes. Hanley Wood's Home for Life website and virtual tour uses universal design principles to help aging boomers transform a classic family home into a convenient, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance home. An all-star team of experts-including Building America- contributes expertise in remodeling design, construction;

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Gaining Recognition...  

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Webinars Building America Residential Research Better Buildings Alliance Solid-State Lighting Events Events are temporarily unavailable. Newsletter Publications DOE Challenge Home...

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The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Performance House: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home Old Greenwich, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Performance House Location: Old Greenwich, CT Partners: Preferred Builders Inc. www.preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Size: 2,700 ft 2 plus basement Year Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA Source Energy Savings: 30.9% HERS Index: 43 (20 with PV) Projected Annual Utility Costs: $2,508; $795 with PV Incremental Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures: $47,337 (excluding PV) Savings-to-Investment Ratio (over 15 years): * Solution Package (SP) = 0.29 * SP with Incentives = 0.34 * SP with Solar = 0.52 * SP with Solar & Incentives = 0.82 By working with builder partners on test homes, researchers from the U.S.

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Using EnergyPlus to Perform Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes: Preprint  

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A parametric study was conducted using EnergyPlus version 6.0 to investigate humidity issues on a typical mid-1990s reference home, a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate. The impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls are analyzed on the high performance home. The study examined the combined effects of infiltration and mechanical ventilation with balanced and unbalanced mechanical ventilation systems. Indoor relative humidity excursions were examined; specifically, the number of excursions, average excursion length, and maximum excursion length. Space relative humidity, thermal comfort, and whole-house source energy consumption were analyzed for indoor relative humidity set points of 50%, 55%, and 60%. The study showed and explained why similar trends of high humidity were observed in all three homes regardless of energy efficiency, and why humidity problems are not necessarily unique in high-performance homes. Thermal comfort analysis indicated that occupants are unlikely to notice indoor humidity problems. The study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification should be provided to maintain space relative humidity below 60% in a hot-humid climate.

Fang, X.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Marine Climate  

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This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the Marine climate region. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team--from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Taylor, Z. T.; Bartlett, R.; Gilbride, T.; Hefty, M.; Steward, H.; Love, P. M.; Palmer, J. A.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in Cold and Very Cold Climates  

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This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very cold climates. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team-from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

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2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot and Humid Climate  

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This Building America Best Practices guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot and humid climate. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Love, P. M.

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals  

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Guidelines for Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Market Partnerships  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Building Technologies Office Search Search Help Building Technologies Office HOME...

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Building America Update - November 4, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2013 4, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Housing Innovation Awards Recognize Champions of High- Performance Homes The inaugural DOE Housing Innovation Awards were presented on October 4, 2013, to recognize the very best in innovation on the path to net-zero energy ready homes. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon 2013, recognized winners for DOE Challenge Home Builders, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participating Contractors, Building America Top Innovations, and Excellence in Building Science Education.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

95 homes in Premier Gardens are 95 homes in Premier Gardens are equipped with photovoltaic panels that take advantage of solar energy to offset peak power loads during the hottest part of the day. As the housing market continues to evolve toward zero net-energy ready homes, Building America research has provided essential guidance for integrating renewable energy systems with high-performance homes and showing how they align with utility peak-demand reduction interests. Solar photovoltaic technology is an attractive option for utilities because they can reduce reliance on fossil-fuel energy. More significantly, it reduces peak demand because systems produce the most power on sunny summer afternoons coincident with the highest demand for air conditioning. Photovoltaic systems have been a part of several research projects conducted by

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Building America Developments, September 2000, Information Bulletin Number 1 (Revised)  

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Building America Developments on-line newsletter highlights the Erie-Ellington Homes publicly-funded housing project in Boston, Massachusetts. A Building America and industry partnership that produced energy-efficient manufactured homes built with foam core panels is featured. Also, Habitat for Humanity dedicates two energy-efficient test houses in East Tennessee, and affordable, healthy homes are offered in metro Atlanta. Upcoming events in the Building America Program are also listed.

Hendron, R.; Anderson, J.; Epstein, K.

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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for the American Home for the American Home The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Loading the player ... Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the audio. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative, real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners, builders, and contractors. Research is conducted on individual measures and systems, test houses, and community-scale housing in order to validate the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and marketability of technologies in new construction and home improvement projects. Find expert building science information based on Building America research in the Solution Center.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Planning...  

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 4; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Mixed-Humid Climate Climate Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the mixed-humid climate region. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder?s team?from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Love, P. M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America » Building America America » Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America's Best Practices guides and case studies demonstrate real world solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes in five major climate regions. Find examples of proven high-performance home building and remodeling in your area by selecting a climate zone below. In addition, you may view technology-specific building solutions that work across all climates. Cold and Very Cold Climates Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Hot-Humid Climates Marine Climates Mixed-Humid Climates All Climates For additional, updated information on hundreds of building science topics that can help you build or retrofit to the most recent high-performance

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Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

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The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Update - January 4, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 4, 2013 January 4, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America Sessions at International Builders Show If you are planning to attend the International Builders' Show on January 22-24, 2013, don't miss these dynamic Building America presentations taking place there: Date/Time/Location Title/Speaker Summary Jan. 22-24; 3:15-4:00 PM each day DuPont Booth Home of the Future Sam Rashkin, U.S. Department of Energy The DOE Challenge Home-an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program-represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability

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Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy  

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Market Partnerships Market Partnerships Building America Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. DOE Challenge Home Through the DOE Challenge Home, the Building Technologies Office offers recognition to leading edge builders meeting extraordinary levels of excellence. Builders taking the challenge gain competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with unparalleled energy savings, quality, comfort, health, durability, and much more. Learn more about the DOE Challenge Home.

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Building America Update - March 11, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 11, 2013 March 11, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Plan to Attend the 2013 Technical Update Meeting If you haven't already registered for Building America's 2013 Technical Update Meeting scheduled for April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, there is still time! This meeting will showcase Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, presented in a dynamic format of expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation. This meeting is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register soon!

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Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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Building America 2013 Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research

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Building America Update - December 9, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9, 2013 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Apply Now for the Challenge Home Student Design Competition! There is still time to apply for the DOE Challenge Home Design Competition-the registration deadline is December 16, 2013. This new nationwide competition aims to provide the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs with skills and experience to start careers in the field of high-performance homes. The competition seeks student team innovations for homes that the home

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tools Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story residential building with an entrance on the front. To the right of this building is another large building shaded in gray, and to the left is a smaller structure shaded in gray. Building Energy Optimization Software (BEopt): This software provides capabilities to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal efficiency packages at various levels of whole-house energy

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance  

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America America Climate-Specific Guidance to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education

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Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates  

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Subscribe to Building Subscribe to Building America Updates to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance

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Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation Fresno, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New Home Type: Single-family, affordable Builder: Wathen-Castanos Hybrid Homes, Inc., www.wchomes.com Size: 1,789 ft 2 Price Range: Starting at $205,000 Date completed: 2011 Climate Zone: Hot-dry PERFORMANCE DATA Using BEopt version 1.3 modeling on the house plan and specifications noted for this Fresno, California, unoccupied test house, the research team deter- mined that the house will achieve energy savings of 35.5% with respect to the Building America House Simulation Protocols*. * Hendron, R. and Engebrecht, C. NREL/TP-550-49426. "Building America House Simulation Protocols." Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2010.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … House Simulation Protocols (the Building America Benchmark  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Insight Homes of Delaware worked Insight Homes of Delaware worked with Building America research partner IBACOS to design and analyze multiple iterations of prototype homes until an optimum combination of efficiency measures was derived. Building America has proven to be a world-class research program that has delivered transformative innovations to the housing industry. A solid technical underpinning has been critical to this success, and that has been provided by simulation protocols that ensure a consistent framework for technical analysis. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsors projects conducted by its research teams working in the field with home builders and contractors. These teams use a systems engineering process to perform cost and performance assessments relative to each builder or retrofit

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The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)  

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The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) is one of five competitively selected U.S. DOE Building America teams and began work on 9/1/99. BAIHP focuses on improving the energy efficiency, durability and indoor air quality in manufactured homes. Team members, Cavalier Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Southern Energy Homes, and manufacturers in the Super Good Cents/Natural Choice program produce over 100,000 manufactured homes/yr currently. In addition, the BAIHP team provides technical assistance to about 30 site builders and modular home manufacturers including Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the nation. BAIHP is also charged with enhancing the energy efficiency and learning environment in portable classrooms in the northwestern states of WA, OR and ID. This paper summarizes the multifaceted work being performed by BAIHP and provides specific data on 310 homes constructed in the Gainesville FL area with technical assistance from Florida Home Energy and Resources Organization. The paper also summarizes typical causes and cures for moisture problems in manufactured homes.

Chandra, S.; McCloud, M.; Moyer, N.; Beal, D.; Chasar, D.; McIlvaine, J.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Martin, E.; Fonorow, K.; Mullens, M.; Lubliner, M.; McSorley, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy  

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Teams Teams Building America Research Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions

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Home and Building Technologies | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home and Building Technologies Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for...

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home  

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Challenge Home on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home on Delicious Rank Building...

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Subscribe to Building America Updates | Department of Energy  

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Subscribe to Building America Updates Subscribe to Building America Updates Subscribe to Building America Updates Sign up to receive e-mail notices of news and events related to the Building America program. Building America will send periodic notices which provide information related to: Improving efficiency of new and existing homes Research team projects and activities Best Practices Guides, case studies, and technical publications Residential building efficiency and system-specific expert meetings. Once you've submitted your e-mail address below, you will have a chance to subscribe to other information resources available from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Building America Updates Keep current with upcoming events and news by subscribing to Building America updates.

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Building America Update - January 9, 2013 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America Update - January 9, 2013 Building America Update - January 9, 2013 Building America Update - January 9, 2013 January 14, 2014 - 4:37pm Addthis Top Innovation Spotlight: Next Generation Advanced Framing Image of house framing. Building America field studies involving thousands of homes have verified significant savings in energy, materials, and labor when production builders apply advanced framing techniques-exceeding $1,000 per home. The Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI), a Building America team, won a 2013 Top Innovation award for its research into simple, cost-effective ways to implement advanced framing techniques. The team tested three innovative techniques that improve the thermal performance of the building enclosure, reduce the cost of energy-efficient construction, and simplify the

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Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score  

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Get Involved with Home Get Involved with Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Building America Update - December 7, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2012 7, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Register Now for the 2013 Technical Update Meeting Join the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program at the 2013 Technical Update Meeting scheduled for April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting will showcase Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, presented in a dynamic format. This Technical Update Meeting will use a mix of expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. This meeting is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible!

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Steam System Balancing Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Location: Chicago, IL Partners: Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Steam heating distribution system and controls Application: Retrofit; Multifamily Year Tested: 2011-2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold humid continental PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $9,000 on average Projected Energy Savings: 10.2% heating savings Chicago's older multifamily housing stock is primarily heated by centrally metered steam or hydronic systems. Often, significant temperature differentials

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions  

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Home Energy Score Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Update - October 5, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

October 5, 2012 October 5, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Industry Publications Highlight HVAC Issues ECOHOME Magazine The September/October issue of ECOHOME magazine features an article about the prototype desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioning (DEVap) system that may herald the next wave of energy efficient HVAC systems for high performance homes. This technology was developed through DOE's Building Technology Program as an energy saving alternative to the traditional way we cool homes. Visit the Building America website to learn about other cutting-edge residential innovations, as well as key issues currently limiting implementation of high

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Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork, Roseville, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Roseville, California PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Long-Term Monitoring of Occupied Test House Location: Roseville, CA Partners: K. Hovnanian® Homes®, www.khov.com IBACOS www.ibacos.com Building Component: Envelope, structural, HVAC ducts Construction: New Application: New; single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Hot-dry climate PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: 52 Projected Energy Savings: 11 million Btu/year heating and cooling savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $116/year Modifying the truss system of a new home to accommodate ductwork within an inverted insulated bulkhead along the attic floor can save energy by placing

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Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy Score  

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building...  

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Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat....

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Market Partnerships  

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Market Partnerships Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. DOE Challenge Home Through the DOE Challenge Home, the Building Technologies Office offers recognition to leading edge builders meeting extraordinary levels of excellence. Builders taking the challenge gain competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with unparalleled energy savings, quality, comfort, health, durability, and much more. Learn more about the DOE Challenge Home. ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3

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Building America Update - November 9, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

November 9, 2012 November 9, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. DOE Challenge Home Technical Training The DOE Challenge Home team invites you to attend a training webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2012, titled "The Future is Now: Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space." Locating the forced-air duct system within the home's air and thermal barriers is a "must-have" for high performance homes, and is a mandatory requirement of DOE Challenge Home. DOE recognizes several compliance approaches, including locating ducts within insulated vented attics, use of plenum truss systems, and encapsulating ducts with spray foam and burying them in insulation. Done right, these

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Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program...

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money October 22, 2013...

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Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis...

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (www.baihp.org) for the period 9/1/99-6/30/06. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center of the University of Central Florida and focuses on factory built housing. In partnership with over 50 factory and site builders, work was performed in two main areas--research and technical assistance. In the research area--through site visits in over 75 problem homes, we discovered the prime causes of moisture problems in some manufactured homes and our industry partners adopted our solutions to nearly eliminate this vexing problem. Through testing conducted in over two dozen housing factories of six factory builders we documented the value of leak free duct design and construction which was embraced by our industry partners and implemented in all the thousands of homes they built. Through laboratory test facilities and measurements in real homes we documented the merits of 'cool roof' technologies and developed an innovative night sky radiative cooling concept currently being tested. We patented an energy efficient condenser fan design, documented energy efficient home retrofit strategies after hurricane damage, developed improved specifications for federal procurement for future temporary housing, compared the Building America benchmark to HERS Index and IECC 2006, developed a toolkit for improving the accuracy and speed of benchmark calculations, monitored the field performance of over a dozen prototype homes and initiated research on the effectiveness of occupancy feedback in reducing household energy use. In the technical assistance area we provided systems engineering analysis, conducted training, testing and commissioning that have resulted in over 128,000 factory built and over 5,000 site built homes which are saving their owners over $17,000,000 annually in energy bills. These include homes built by Palm Harbor Homes, Fleetwood, Southern Energy Homes, Cavalier and the manufacturers participating in the Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Home program. We worked with over two dozen Habitat for Humanity affiliates and helped them build over 700 Energy Star or near Energy Star homes. We have provided technical assistance to several show homes constructed for the International builders show in Orlando, FL and assisted with other prototype homes in cold climates that save 40% over the benchmark reference. In the Gainesville Fl area we have several builders that are consistently producing 15 to 30 homes per month in several subdivisions that meet the 30% benchmark savings goal. We have contributed to the 2006 DOE Joule goals by providing two community case studies meeting the 30% benchmark goal in marine climates.

McIlvaine, Janet; Chandra, Subrato; Barkaszi, Stephen; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Fonorow, Ken; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Hutchinson, Stephanie; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McCluney, Ross; McGinley, Mark; McSorley, Mike; Moyer, Neil; Mullens, Mike; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Vieira, Rob; Wichers, Susan

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Puts Residential Research Results to Work  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Residential buildings use more than 20% of the energy consumed annually in the United States. To help reduce that energy use, the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Building America partners conduct research to develop advanced building energy systems that make homes and communities much more energy-efficient. DOE and its partners design, build, and evaluate attractive, comfortable homes that increase performance with little or no increase in construction costs.

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2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings What We Do We lead a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions-better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Why It Matters Energy efficiency is a low cost way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve the competitiveness of our businesses. Our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and stores consume a lot of energy-and money. We spend more than $400 billion each year to power our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all

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Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Application of Spray Foam Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing PROJECT aPPliCaTiON Construction: Existing homes with unvented cathedralized roofs. Type: Residential Climate Zones: All TEam mEmbERs Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com BASF www.basf.com Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com Honeywell http://honeywell.com Icynene www.icynene.com COdE COmPliaNCE 2012 International Code Council, International Residential Code Spray polyurethane foams (SPFs) have advantages over alternative insulation methods because they provide air sealing in complex assemblies, particularly roofs. Spray foam can provide the thermal, air, and vapor control layers in both new and retrofit construction. Unvented roof strategies with open cell and

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background  

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Research and Background to someone by E-mail Research and Background to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

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Energy Basics: Home and Building Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for appliances and electronics. Today's...

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Energy Basics: Home and Building Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Cooling Water Heating Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Solution Center  

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Solution Center Solution Center World-Class Research At Your Fingertips The Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Explore the Building America Solution Center. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of resources for each topic, including: Contracting documents and specifications Installation guidance Energy codes and labeling program compliance CAD drawings "Right and wrong" photographs Training videos Climate-specific case studies Technical reports. Users can access content in several ways, including the ENERGY STAR® checklists, alphabetical lists, a house diagram with selectable components, and an information map. Logged-in users can quickly save any of these elements into their personal Field Kit.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Basement Insulation Systems Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement Insulation Systems This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America...

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to...

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report:...  

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Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012 Prepared for: Building America Building Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S....

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Building America Update - February 8, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

you to fast, free, and expert building science and energy efficiency information based on Building America research results. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of...

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Building America System Performance Test Practices: Part 1 -- Photovoltaic Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report outlines the short-term field testing used by Building America staff and includes a report on the results of an example test of a PV system with battery storage on a home in Tucson, Arizona. This report is not intended as a general recommended test procedure for wide distribution. It is intended to document current practices in Building America to inform program stakeholders and stimulate further discussion. Building America staff intend to apply this procedure until relevant standards for testing PV modules are completed.

Barker, G.; Norton, P.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held its fourth annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic format that addressed eight key critical questions facing the building industry today. This Technical Update Meeting combined expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. View the meeting presentations below, which are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. The meeting summary report will be available soon. You can also view the complete webinar recordings for Day 1 (video) and Day 2 (video).

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Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Higher Performance Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 1, 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Agenda * Imagine Homes - An Overview * 2010 Occupied Test House - Objectives - From Modeling through Monitoring * 2012 Occupied Test House - Objectives - What's Next * Closing Remarks Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Overview: * San Antonio, TX * 68 Homes in 2011 * $140k - $425k * 1,300 - 4,500 ft 2 Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Environment: * Hot-Humid * 2,996 CDD * 1,546 HDD * 31" Rainfall Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Imagine Homes History: * Established 2006 * Partnership with Beazer Homes * Builders Challenge * Building America

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Homes  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Homes Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions...

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LLNL engineer spends time building affordable homes  

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atl_0103_williams atl_0103_williams 01/03/2014 LLNL engineer Alicia Williams, who volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, installs wood framing. LLNL engineer spends time building affordable homes Kenneth K Ma, LLNL, (925) 423-7602, ma28@llnl.gov Alicia Williams inspects roofing trusses at a construction site. Alicia Williams is developing technology to strengthen America's security and building homes to provide low-income families with affordable housing. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory mechanical engineer in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED) is working on a weapons certification plan to support stockpile stewardship. But what she does on her free time is equally impressive. Williams is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer who spends her Saturdays laboring on rooftops, where she installs siding, nails in frames and puts

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141

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Buildings Homes Advanced Manufacturing Government Energy Management Buildings...

142

Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cladding Attachment Over Thick Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Project InformatIon: Project name: Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Partners: Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com The Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com James Hardie Building Products www.jameshardie.com Building component: Building envelope component application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year research conducted: 2011 through 2012 applicable climate Zone(s): All The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls and mass masonry wall assemblies. The location of the insulation on the exterior of the structure has many direct benefits, including better effective R-value from reduced thermal

143

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Science-Based Climate Maps Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Science-Based Climate Maps 43abainnovbuildingscienceclimatemaps...

144

NREL: Buildings Research Home Page  

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Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge technical solutions to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial buildings, and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings. NREL's Residential Buildings researchers explore energy efficiency options for both new and existing homes, including whole-house performance and the interaction of building components. The Commercial Buildings team focuses on providing large institutional and private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. Learn more about our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and about how

145

Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America Analysis Spreadsheets America Analysis Spreadsheets Building America Analysis Spreadsheets The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report. The spreadsheets provide the set of standard operating conditions-including hourly and monthly profiles for occupancy, lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous electric loads (MELs)-developed by Building America to objectively compare energy use before and after a retrofit, and against a Benchmark new construction building. Building America analysts may also find the spreadsheets useful for documenting and comparing building characteristics for the Building America projects (pre-retrofit vs. post-retrofit, or new construction test

146

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes work by Building America research teams who field tested simplified duct designs in hundreds of homes, confirming the performance of short compact duct runs, with supply registers near interior walls.

147

Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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2013 Technical Update Meeting 2013 Technical Update Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held its fourth annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic format that addressed eight key critical questions facing the building industry today. This Technical Update Meeting combined expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. View the meeting presentations below, which are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. The meeting summary report will be available soon. You can also view the complete webinar recordings for Day 1 (WMV 102 MB) and Day 2 (WMV 93 MB).

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 15, 2006  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. Unlike the reference homes used for HERS, EnergyStar, and most energy codes, the Benchmark represents typical construction at a fixed point in time so it can be used as the basis for Building America's multi-year energy savings goals without the complication of chasing a ''moving target''.

Hendron, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 2. Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guidebook is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder?s team?from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Taylor, Z. T.; Bartlett, R.; Gilbride, T.; Hefty, M.; Love, P. M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 2. Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guidebook is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team-from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Taylor, Z. T.; Bartlett, R.; Gilbride, T.; Hefty, M.; Love, P. M.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluation of a Multifamily Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 Boulder, Colorado PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Evaluation of a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, CO Location: Boulder, CO Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building envelope, lighting, appliances, water conservation Application: Retrofit Years Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold, very cold PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $3,300-$6,100 per unit with total complex cost estimate of ~$150,000 Projected Energy Savings: 27%-41% depending on unit location/orientation Projected Energy Cost Savings: $154-$304 utility savings per year In 2009, a 37-unit apartment complex located in Boulder, Colorado, underwent

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Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Predicting Envelope Leakage Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building Envelope Application: New and retrofit; Multi-family Year Tested: 2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All POTENTIAl BENEFITs Requires substantially fewer resources in the field-equipment, personnel, and time Does not require simultaneous access to multiple housing units-extremely difficult in occupied housing Provides a more appropriate assessment of envelope leakage and the potential energy benefits of air sealing than the commonly used total leakage test The most common method of measuring air leakage is to perform single (or solo) blower door pressurization and/or depressurization test. In detached hous-

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Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Jacksonville, Florida PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts Location: Jacksonville, FL Partners: BASF http://www.basf.com Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Ductwork and Attic Insulation Application: New and/or Retrofit; Single-Family Year Tested: 2010-2011 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All Climates in IECC Moisture Regime A. PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy-Efficiency Measure (including labor): $2,439 Projected Energy Savings: 34% cooling and heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $11/month or $135/year Ductwork installed in unconditioned attics can significantly increase the overall

154

Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America America Solution Center Building America Solution Center World-Class Research At Your Fingertips The Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Explore the Building America Solution Center. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of resources for each topic, including: Contracting documents and specifications Installation guidance Energy codes and labeling program compliance CAD drawings "Right and wrong" photographs Training videos Climate-specific case studies Technical reports. Users can access content in several ways, including the ENERGY STAR®

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Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Place Wilmington, DE Website http://www.prweb.com/releases/ References Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release[1] BMI Website[2] DuPont Website[3] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) is a company located in Wilmington, DE. References ↑ "Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release" ↑ "BMI Website"

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Building America Meetings | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meetings Meetings Building America Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Webinars Expert Meetings Upcoming Meetings There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings. Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting: April 2013 Building America 2012 Technical Update Meeting: July 2012

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Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Optimizing Hydronic Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications Ithaca, New York PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Condensing Boiler Optimization Location: Ithaca, NY Partners: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, www.ithacanhs.org; Appropriate Designs, www.hydronicpros.com; HTP, www.htproducts.com; Peerless, www.peerlessboilers.com; Grundfos, us.grundfos.com; Bell & Gossett, www.bell-gossett.com; Emerson Swan, www.emersonswan.com. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Space heating, water heating Application: New; single and multifamily Year Tested: 2012-2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): 4,5,6,7 PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $6,100-$8,200 Projected Energy Savings:

158

Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Multifamily Individual Heating Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Lawrence, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org Size: 840 to 1,170 ft 2 units Price Range: $125,000-$130,000 Date completed: Slated for 2014 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index Range: 48 to 63 Projected annual energy cost savings: $1,797 Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $3,747 Incremental annual mortgage: $346 Annual cash flow: $1,451 Billing data: Not available The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions of multifamily buildings. Merrimack Valley

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings: Chicago, Illinois. Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources.

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Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach, Wyandotte, Michigan (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Affordable Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach Wyandotte, Michigan PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New home Type: Single-family, affordable Builder: City of Wyandotte with various local homebuilders www.wyandotte.net Size: 1,150 to 1,500 ft 2 Price Range: $113,000-$138,000 Date completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA HERS index: * 2009 IECC = 102 * Case study house 1,475 ft 2 * With renewables = NA * Without renewables = 75 Projected annual energy cost savings: $604 Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $30,947 (including GSHP and well) Incremental annual mortgage: $2,631/yr Annual cash flow: -$1,375 Billing data: Not available Even builders who are relatively new to energy-efficient construction can

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161

EERE: Building Technologies Office Home Page  

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Office Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Building Technologies Office Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Building Technologies Office Home Page on...

162

Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Organizations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies...

163

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Glossary Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Residential Buildings Energy Intensities > Table 4 Total Square Feet of U.S. Housing Units

164

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 8b Glossary U.S. Residential Buildings Primary Energy Intensity

165

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Field Performance the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Improving Gas Furnace Performance-A Field and Lab Study at End of Life Location: Chicago, IL Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Natural Gas Furnaces Application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012/2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All or specify which ones PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $250 for adjustments Projected Energy Savings: 6.4% heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $100/year climate-dependent Gas furnaces can successfully operate in the field for 20 years or longer with

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Home and Building Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home and Building Technology Basics Home and Building Technology Basics Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water,...

167

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meeting: Combustion Safety Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety This is a meeting overview of "The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World, held...

168

Project Closeout: Guidance for Final Evaluation of Building America Communities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents guidelines for Project Closeout. It is used to determine whether the Building America program is successfully facilitating improved design and practices to achieve energy savings goals in production homes. Its objective is to use energy simulations, targeted utility bill analysis, and feedback from project stakeholders to evaluate the performance of occupied BA communities.

Norton, P.; Burch, J.; Hendron, B.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Buildings  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Buildings Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving...

170

Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat....

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently February 12, 2010 - 9:30am Addthis Joshua DeLung You may recall this post on Energy Empowers, which previewed an upcoming episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" where the U.S. Department of Energy collaborated with builders to incorporate energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies at The Fishing School, one of two such collaborative projects in an episode that was set to air during a special 2010 Valentine's Day episode, featuring filmmaker Tyler Perry as a guest. The episode aired and told the story of energy efficiency changing the lives of some very special mentors and of America's youth. Additionally, Clean Skies News covered the builds. Here's its first video

172

Building America: Full-Text Search  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Site Map Printable Version Bookmark and Share Home About Research Projects Building Energy Optimization Efficiency Measures & Costs House Simulation Protocols Meetings...

173

Building America Update - June 7, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 7, 2013 June 7, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Test Your Skills: "What's Wrong With These Roof Details?" View the latest entry of Building America's ongoing series, "What's Wrong With This Picture?," in the new issue of Green Building Advisor online newsletter. In this installment, readers are invited to spot as many errors as they can in the photo of the roof of a multifamily building in Minneapolis. Members of the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team developed this entry, and will provide answers based on their research on

174

Building America Update - September 10, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 10, 2013 September 10, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Spotlight on 2013 Technical Update Meeting See the August issue of Green Builder magazine for the article, "Taking Control"-a recap of the Spring 2013 Building America Technical Update meeting, which brought together some of the world's foremost building scientists to discuss the latest research on building and remodeling challenges facing the industry today. The article outlines Building America recommendations for high impact issues such as: insulation challenges, optimal strategies

175

Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC) is designed to

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Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC) is designed to

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, 2012 Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February...

178

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7a Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 5c Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Site Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7b Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Energy Intensity

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181

Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Technologies Office Search Building Technologies Office Search Search Help Building Technologies Office HOME ABOUT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS APPLIANCE & EQUIPMENT STANDARDS BUILDING ENERGY CODES EERE » Building Technologies Office » Residential Buildings Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Locator on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner

182

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program May 7, 2013 - 12:49pm Addthis WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced that registration is now open for America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Students, educators, and school principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org. Administered by NSTA for the Energy Department, America's Home Energy Education Challenge inspires student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while encouraging elementary and middle school

183

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program May 7, 2013 - 11:30am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced that registration is now open for America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Students, educators, and school principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org. Administered by NSTA for the Energy Department, America's Home Energy Education Challenge inspires student interest in science, technology,

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored BEopt software, which ensures a consistent analysis platform and accurate simulations. Many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified homes.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical...  

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and why? What looks promising? High-Performance Enclosure Retrofit for Cold Climate Cape Cod Houses and Occupied Masonry Structures Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes in Cold...

186

Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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search Most Popular Expert Meeting Report: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation (BSC Report) The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective...

187

Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 29, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home  

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DOE Challenge Home DOE Challenge Home Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency-resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Challenge Home - an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program - represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. Find partners & homes Locate top builders and zero net-energy ready homes Find partners & homes Technical Resources Requirements for building and certifying a DOE Challenge Home Technical Resources Become a Partner Complete online registration to become a partner

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

simple, cost-effective techniques for providing fresh air throughout the home, including exhaust-only and central fan-integrated supply ventilation. Building America has refined simple whole-house ventilation systems that cost less than $350 to install. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.3 Assured Health, Safety, and Durability Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing As high-performance homes get more air-tight and better insulated, attention to good indoor air quality becomes essential. Building America has effectively guided the nation's home builders to embrace whole-house ventilation by developing low-cost options that adapt well to their production processes. When the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America research teams began

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Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes April 26, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes. Builder and Product Information Climate Zone Best Practices and Case Studies Building Technologies Program: Building America Energy-Efficient Mortgages Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development>

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Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes April 26, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes. Builder and Product Information Climate Zone Best Practices and Case Studies Building Technologies Program: Building America Energy-Efficient Mortgages Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development>

192

Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

SciTech Connect

As Building America (BA) has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provides guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

SciTech Connect

As Building America (BA) has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provides guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

House geometries are among the many House geometries are among the many options users can enter in BEopt. Results shown here are rendered in SketchUp and show neighboring houses for shading analysis. To achieve Building America's ambitious energy-efficiency goals, it becomes increasingly important that researchers can identify the most cost-effective, high-performance improvements. BEopt has proven to be an invaluable analysis tool enabling Building America and its research partners to progress to zero net-energy new homes and deep energy retrofits. There are many energy analysis software tools out there-some do optimization, some do residential analysis, some do retrofit analysis, some come pre-packaged with options and costs, etc. With support from DOE's Building America program, researchers at the National Renewable Energy

195

The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) - A Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership  

SciTech Connect

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) (http://www.carb-swa.com/), one of the 'Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership' Industry Teams, for the period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. The Building America Program (BAP) is part of the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program (BTP). The long term goal of the BAP is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020. CARB is led by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. with Davis Energy Group, Inc. (DEG), MaGrann Associates, and Johnson Research, LLC as team members. In partnership with our numerous builders and industry partners, work was performed in three primary areas - advanced systems research, prototype home development, and technical support for communities of high performance homes. Our advanced systems research work focuses on developing a better understanding of the installed performance of advanced technology systems when integrated in a whole-house scenario. Technology systems researched included: - High-R Wall Assemblies - Non-Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps - Low-Load HVAC Systems - Solar Thermal Water Heating - Ventilation Systems - Cold-Climate Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps - Hot/Dry Climate Air-to-Water Heat Pump - Condensing Boilers - Evaporative condensers - Water Heating CARB continued to support several prototype home projects in the design and specification phase. These projects are located in all five program climate regions and most are targeting greater than 50% source energy savings over the Building America Benchmark home. CARB provided technical support and developed builder project case studies to be included in near-term Joule Milestone reports for the following community scale projects: - SBER Overlook at Clipper Mill (mixed, humid climate) - William Ryan Homes - Tampa (hot, humid climate).

Robb Aldrich; Lois Arena; Dianne Griffiths; Srikanth Puttagunta; David Springer

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) - A Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership  

SciTech Connect

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) (http://www.carb-swa.com/), one of the 'Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership' Industry Teams, for the period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. The Building America Program (BAP) is part of the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program (BTP). The long term goal of the BAP is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020. CARB is led by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. with Davis Energy Group, Inc. (DEG), MaGrann Associates, and Johnson Research, LLC as team members. In partnership with our numerous builders and industry partners, work was performed in three primary areas - advanced systems research, prototype home development, and technical support for communities of high performance homes. Our advanced systems research work focuses on developing a better understanding of the installed performance of advanced technology systems when integrated in a whole-house scenario. Technology systems researched included: - High-R Wall Assemblies - Non-Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps - Low-Load HVAC Systems - Solar Thermal Water Heating - Ventilation Systems - Cold-Climate Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps - Hot/Dry Climate Air-to-Water Heat Pump - Condensing Boilers - Evaporative condensers - Water Heating CARB continued to support several prototype home projects in the design and specification phase. These projects are located in all five program climate regions and most are targeting greater than 50% source energy savings over the Building America Benchmark home. CARB provided technical support and developed builder project case studies to be included in near-term Joule Milestone reports for the following community scale projects: - SBER Overlook at Clipper Mill (mixed, humid climate) - William Ryan Homes - Tampa (hot, humid climate).

Robb Aldrich; Lois Arena; Dianne Griffiths; Srikanth Puttagunta; David Springer

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Presented at the 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Appliance Energy Use in America's Second Home The Automobile  

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of Energy. [DOE] Department of Energy. 2006. 2006 Buildings Energy Data Book. Washington, D.C.: Building in Vehicles? The car has a building envelope, with walls, windows--lots of them-- doors, and air infiltration will incur an additional loss from the conversion of DC to AC at an efficiency of 75 to 90% (All

California at Davis, University of

198

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, &...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Update (text...  

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Update (text version) to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Update (text version) on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home...

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Building Technologies Office: Test Homes and Community Scale...  

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Central  

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202

Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies program. Buildings use more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy? In fact, buildings consume more than 70% of the electricity and more than 50% of the natural gas Americans use. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technologies Program (BTP) is working to improve building energy performance through high-impact research, out-reach, and regulatory efforts. These efforts will result in affordable, high-performance homes and commercial buildings. These grid-connected buildings will be more energy efficient than today's typical buildings, with renewable energy providing a portion of the power needs. They will combine energy-smart 'whole building' design and construction, appliances and equipment that minimize plug loads, and cost-effective photovoltaics or other on-site energy systems.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP II)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP - www.baihp.org) during the final budget period (BP5) of our contract, January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010. Highlights from the four previous budget periods are included for context. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida. With over 50 Industry Partners including factory and site builders, work in BP5 was performed in six tasks areas: Building America System Research Management, Documentation and Technical Support; System Performance Evaluations; Prototype House Evaluations; Initial Community Scale Evaluations; Project Closeout, Final Review of BA Communities; and Other Research Activities.

Abernethy, Bob; Chandra, Subrato; Baden, Steven; Cummings, Jim; Cummings, Jamie; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Dutton, Wanda; Fairey, Philip; Fonorow, Ken; Gil, Camilo; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Kerr, Ryan; Peeks, Brady; Kosar, Douglas; Hewes, Tom; Kalaghchy, Safvat; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McIlvaine, Janet; Moyer, Neil; Liguori, Sabrina; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Stroer, Dennis; Thomas-Rees, Stephanie; Daniel, Danielle; McIlvaine, Janet

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 16: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Mixed-Humid Climate  

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This best practices guide is the 16th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the mixed-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Butner, Ryan S.; Ortiz, Sallie J.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Building America Best Practices Series Volume 15: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Humid Climate  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the 15th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Noonan, Christine F.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit: Annapolis, Maryland. Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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Under this project, Newport Partners (as part of the BA-PIRC research team) evaluated the installation, measured performance, and cost-effectiveness of efficiency upgrade measures for a tenant-in-place DER at the Bay Ridge multifamily (MF) development in Annapolis, Maryland. The design and construction phase of the Bay Ridge project was completed in August 2012. This report summarizes system commissioning, short-term test results, utility bill data analysis, and analysis of real-time data collected over a one-year period after the retrofit was complete. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a "base scope" retrofit which was estimated to achieve a 30%+ savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on 186 apartments, and a "DER scope" which was estimated to achieve 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on a 12-unit building. The base scope was applied to the entire apartment complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. A wide range of efficiency measures was applied to pursue this savings target for the DER building, including improvements/replacements of mechanical equipment and distribution systems, appliances, lighting and lighting controls, the building envelope, hot water conservation measures, and resident education. The results of this research build upon the current body of knowledge of multifamily retrofits. Towards this end, the research team has collected and generated data on the selection of measures, their estimated performance, their measured performance, and risk factors and their impact on potential measures.

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2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - High...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hall of Fame Profile - High-R Walls This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on high-R-value walls showing the difference between rated and...

208

Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

for Improved Residential Construction Jump to: navigation, search Name Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction...

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This is the summary report for the Building America expert meeting held on November 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(Building America Partnership for Improved (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction Jump to: navigation, search Name Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction Place Orlando, FL Website http://www.floridasolarenergyc References Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction is a company located in Orlando, FL. References

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Building America Solution Center  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

web tool connecting users to web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and its research partners. DOE's Building America program has funded decades of research by some of the brightest minds in the field of building science. However, the practical application of this knowledge by builders, contractors, and homeowners in the field has been somewhat hampered by lack of accessibility. The information has been slow to get published, located in disparate locations, not often recognizable as sponsored by DOE, difficult to search for, inconsistently formatted, and written in technical language, rather than understandable instructions. The Building America Solution Center, developed by the Pacific

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Building America Solution Center  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

single web tool connecting users single web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and its research partners. DOE's Building America program has funded decades of research by some of the brightest minds in the field of building science. However, the practical application of this knowledge by builders, contractors, and homeowners in the field has been somewhat hampered by lack of accessibility. The information has been slow to get published, located in disparate locations, not often recognizable as sponsored by DOE, difficult to search for, inconsistently formatted, and written in technical language, rather than understandable instructions. The Building America Solution Center, developed by the Pacific

213

Home | Buildings Technology & Urban Systems Department  

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Lab Buildings & Urban Systems Buildings Lab Buildings & Urban Systems Buildings Technology & Urban Systems Department Search Search Home About Us Groups Tools & Guides Facilities Publications News Links Contact Us Staff The Building Technology and Urban Systems Department (BTUS) works closely with industry to develop technologies for buildings that increase energy efficiency, and improve the comfort, health, and safety of building occupants. Berkeley Lab Hosts 5 Emerging Leaders During TechWomen 2013 As part of TechWomen 2013, emerging leaders from around the world toured a number of scientific facilities in the Bay Area, including the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab. Pho Read More The Retrocommissioning Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings The data module communicates wirelessly with the smart pad, which launches

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Ducts in Conditioned Space  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A duct chase in a dropped hallway ceiling A duct chase in a dropped hallway ceiling provides an affordable way to put ducts in conditioned space, a technique that saves energy and improves indoor air quality. Moving ductwork into the home's conditioned space can save 8%-15% on homeowner air-conditioning bills. Thousands of homes are now applying this important best practice promoted by Building America research. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions: Thermal Enclosure Ducts in Conditioned Space Putting ducts in vented, unconditioned crawlspaces and attics makes almost no sense from a building science standpoint. Building America research has provided proven solutions for locating ducts in conditioned space that are being adopted by

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help  

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Innovative Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings on

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

Dentz, J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

Dentz, J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

BTS fact sheet: Ryan Homes and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings  

SciTech Connect

Through Building America's unique collaboration process, Ryan Homes, the US Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings worked together to identify ways to incorporate money-saving energy features throughout the Carborne house.

1999-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

219

America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge June 6, 2011 - 12:41pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there, but as they all know (and as Ms. Ives, my 7th grade teacher knew quite well), sometimes the 12-year-old mind just has WAY more important things to

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge June 6, 2011 - 12:41pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there, but as they all know (and as Ms. Ives, my 7th grade teacher knew quite well), sometimes the 12-year-old mind just has WAY more important things to

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National Laboratories Supporting Building America | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Laboratories Laboratories Supporting Building America National Laboratories Supporting Building America The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories work very closely with the Building America research teams to achieve program goals. The laboratories offer extensive scientific and technical R&D expertise for building technologies and improved building practices. Following is a brief description of the laboratories involved with Building America. Logo for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) performs analysis, research, and development leading to improved energy technologies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. EETD conducts research in advanced energy

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Basement Insulation Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficient Efficient and durable construction practices are critical for basements because basements can account for 10% to 30% of a home's total heat loss and provide significant risk of moisture problems due to extensive cold surfaces at the walls and slab. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Basement Insulation Systems Building America research has provided essential guidance for one of the most challenging construction assemblies in cold-climate high-performance homes. Basements can easily develop mold, rot, and odor problems if not designed properly. Building America researchers have investigated basement insulation systems that keep the space dry, healthy, and odor-free. These systems effectively address the

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Home Energy Ratings and Building Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper provides an overview of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). A short summary of the origination and history of the HERS system will lead to a more detailed description of the inspection and testing protocol. The HERS rating provides an accepted method to determine home efficiency based on standards developed and overseen by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a not-for-profit corporation. The paper will discuss the effect of various building systems and effects of local climate as they affect the rating score of a proposed or completed structure. The rating is used to determine the most cost effective mechanical systems, building envelope design including window and door types, effect of various roofing materials and radiant barriers. The paper will conclude by comparing specifics of an actual report to the construction characteristics of a home as they relate to the HERS Rating and the result.

Gardner, J.C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-Building Design Increases Energy Efficiency in a Mixed-Humid Climate: Ideal Homes, Norman, Oklahoma  

SciTech Connect

New houses designed by Ideal Homes, with technical support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, save their homeowners money by applying the principles of ''whole-building'' design. The homes are in Norman, Oklahoma.

Poole, L.; Anderson, R.

2001-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … EEBA Water Management Guide  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

energy codes and voluntary programs such as ENERGY STAR for Homes and energy codes and voluntary programs such as ENERGY STAR for Homes and the DOE Challenge Home continue transforming the housing industry to high performance, better insulated and air-sealed assemblies now have substantially reduced tolerance for drying. As a result, managing bulk water flow has become critical to durable construction. The DOE-sponsored Water Mangement Guide has proven to be a highly effective tool for disseminating much needed best practices. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsored development of the Water Management Guide, written by Joe Lstiburek, a building scientist and principal with Building America research partner, Building Science Corporation. The guide gives builders practical guidance for minimizing

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 10: Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program. The report provides information to home owners who want to make their existing homes more energy efficient by sealing leaks in the building envelope (ceiling, walls, and floors) that let in drafts and let conditioned air escape. The report provides descriptions of 19 key areas of the home where air sealing can improve home performance and energy efficiency. The report includes suggestions on how to find a qualified weatherization or home performance contractor, what to expect in a home energy audit, opportune times for performing air sealing, and what safety and health concerns to be aware of. The report describes some basic building science concepts and topics related to air sealing including ventilation, diagnostic tools, and code requirements. The report will be available for free download from the DOE Building America website. It is a suitable consumer education tool for home performance and weatherization contractors to share with customers to describe the process and value of home energy retrofits.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Saver  

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Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver logo. First Internet-based decision-support tool for calculating energy use for all end uses in residential buildings. The Home Energy Saver...

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX...  

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427 August 2010 Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Phase 1 Test Procedure: Building Thermal Fabric Cases Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi...

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008  

SciTech Connect

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams.

Hendron, R.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Moisture and Ventilation Solutions in Hot, Humid Climates: Florida Manufactured Housing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Duct leakage was a key factor in moisture Duct leakage was a key factor in moisture damage in manufactured homes in humid climates. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 2. House-as-a-System Solutions 2.1 New Homes with Whole-House Packages Moisture and Ventilation Solutions in Hot, Humid Climates: Florida Manufactured Housing Research by Building America diagnosed the causes and prescribed a cure that dramatically reduced moisture problems in manufactured housing in Florida. In the late 1990s, Building America researchers at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) worked with manufactured home builders to diagnose moisture problems in homes in Florida. Moisture issues were so severe that in some homes researchers could push their fingers through the saturated drywall. Using a

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

have found that have found that in humid parts of the United States, closed, conditioned crawlspaces perform better than vented crawlspaces, reducing moisture problems and increasing energy efficiency. Building America research on unvented crawlspaces has demonstrated 15% to 18% less energy consumption for heating and cooling while reducing humidity over 20%. These results have substantially influenced changes in the 2009 and 2012 versions of the International Residential Code (R408.3) allowing unvented, conditioned crawlspaces. Thousands of homes have now been constructed with this important innovation. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Unvented, Conditioned

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EERE: Building Technologies Office Home Page  

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Get Started Now Get Started Now Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. Get Started Now Start Saving Energy Now - Find Out How Value-Driven Applications: Advanced energy efficiency technologies like lighting, HVAC, windows, appliances, and commercial equipment. Practical Standards: Leading-edge appliance and equipment energy standards and improved building energy codes. Real World Solutions: Holistic strategies for new construction and building upgrades that reduce energy bills, enhance comfort and productivity, and provide healthier indoor environments in new or existing homes and commercial buildings. Program Evaluation: Program peer reviews are important in providing robust, documented feedback for program planning. Knowledge about the quality and effectiveness of current projects and programs is absolutely essential in designing future programs and/or enhancing existing efforts. Learn more about the 2013 Program Peer Review.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct...

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Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Exterior Rigid...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices Field and lab studies by BSC, PHI, and Northern...

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. EnergyRenovations...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation:...

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Solar America Initiative--In Focus: The Building Industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fact sheet introduces the building industry to the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Initiative (SAI) and describes how the building industry can benefit from and contribute to the SAI.

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2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar America Initiative--In Focus: The Building Industry  

SciTech Connect

Fact sheet introduces the building industry to the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Initiative (SAI) and describes how the building industry can benefit from and contribute to the SAI.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Outside Air Ventilation Controller  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

partner Davis Energy partner Davis Energy Group worked with Monley Cronin Construction to build 100 energy-efficient homes in Woodland, CA, with night- cooling ventilation systems. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.3 Assured Health, Safety, and Durability Outside Air Ventilation Controller Building America researchers developed technologies to harness the natural day-night temperature swings in the U.S. Southwest to cut cooling energy peak demand with no compromise in comfort. Building America research has shown that, in dry climates, the use of ventilation cooling can significantly reduce, delay, or completely eliminate air conditioner operation resulting in both energy savings and reduction of peak demand

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Building Technologies Office: Automated Home Energy Management...  

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Home Area Network Trends SmartGridCity(tm) Integration with Home Controls Automated HomeEnergy Management Automated Monitoring, Control, Diagnostics, Optimization and Soft Repair...

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Cold Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in Cold Climates on a cost-neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked with Building America to build 144 energy- efficient homes in its Carsten Crossings development, the site superintendent said he had the lowest call-back rate of any community he had worked on. He credited the third-party HERS inspections and testing for keeping the quality of work high and catching problems before move-in (Dakin et al. 2008). BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 2. House-as-a-System Solutions 2.1 New Homes with Whole-House Packages Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders It is essential to engage production builders to successfully transform the market to high-performance homes. Building America has effectively addressed this

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 12: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the twelfth in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the cold and very cold climates can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and thos erequirements are highlighted in the text. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Love, Pat M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Education Challenge Home Energy Education Challenge America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 24, 2011 - 12:11pm Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Registration is open now for school principals and teachers until September 30, 2011. From September through December, energy data will be measured, and the awards will be announced in January 2012. Let's be honest. Many of us probably had trouble paying attention one or two times in middle school science class. While the occasional frog dissection and "potato-volt" experiments were cool, not all of us got up in the morning, scarfed down Cocoa Puffs and got geeked about test tubes and chlorophyll. And that's not to discredit the great teachers out there,

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge Poster Contest | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Education Challenge Poster Contest Home Energy Education Challenge Poster Contest America's Home Energy Education Challenge Poster Contest Addthis Estes Park Middle School 1 of 4 Estes Park Middle School Estes Park Middle School in Estes Park, Colorado received $1,000 as the National Poster Winner for visually demonstrating simple, inexpensive ways to reduce energy usage and save money. Image: Estes Park Middle School Leon Heights Elementary School 2 of 4 Leon Heights Elementary School Leon Heights Elementary School in Belton, Texas won $500 as a Southern Regional Challenge Runner Up. Image: Leon Heights Elementary School Vineyard STEM Magnet School 3 of 4 Vineyard STEM Magnet School The Vineyard STEM Magnet School in Ontario, California won $500 for this National Poster Honorable Mention. Image: Vineyard STEM Magnet School

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholde...  

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Webinars Building America Residential Research Better Buildings Alliance Solid-State Lighting Events DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training September 23, 2013 EEBA...

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research ...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Energy" Homes & Communities in California Speaker(s): Bruce Baccei Date: March 23, 2006 - 12:00pm Location:...

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Building Technologies Office: Context-Aware Smart Home Energy...  

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Context-Aware Smart Home Energy Manager Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Context-Aware Smart Home Energy Manager Research Project on...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Advanced Framing Systems and Packages  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

studies involving studies involving thousands of homes have documented significant material, labor, and energy savings when production builders implement advanced framing techniques. Advanced framing can reduce the number of studs in the walls by up to one-third, reducing the cost of materials. and reducing the cost of labor in terms of the time it takes to handle, cut, install, drill, and attach to studs. Actual savings have exceeded $1,000 per home. Studies show the resulting improvement in thermal performance can yield 13% energy savings. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Advanced Framing Systems and Packages Building America has developed best practices for advanced framing

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Vapor Retarder Classification  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2006 the IRC has permitted Class III 2006 the IRC has permitted Class III vapor retarders like latex paint (see list above) in all climate zones under certain conditions thanks to research by Building America teams. Air-tight and well-insulated homes have little or no tolerance for drying if they get wet; moisture control is critical. That's why Building America research establishing vapor retarder classifications and their appropriate applications has been instrumental in the market transformation to high-performance homes. As buildings have gotten tighter over the past several decades, questions about vapor retarders and vapor barriers have confounded builders and code developers. Vapor barriers have traditionally been installed on the warm in winter side of the wall assembly in an attempt to keep interior moisture from entering the wall cavity

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero  

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Energy" Homes & Communities in California Speaker(s): Bruce Baccei Date: March 23, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 For a glimpse of the houses of tomorrow, one need look no further than the work of a few forward-thinking production builders. Combining solar energy technologies with energy-efficient features and energy-saving construction techniques, these builders are constructing production houses that generate nearly as much electricity as they consume on an annual basis.The houses, developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America research program, act as miniature power plants. As a result, the estimated total annual energy cost for houses in the Zero-Energy Home (ZEH) program

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video  

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Score Past Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars and Video Spotlights on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon

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Fort Devens: Cold Climate Market-Rate Townhomes Targeting HERS Index of 40, Harvard, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Fort Devens: Cold Climate Fort Devens: Cold Climate Market-Rate Townhomes Targeting HERS Index of 40 Harvard, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Devens Sustainable Housing Location: Harvard, MA Partners: Metric Construction www.metriccorp.com Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Size: 1,300 ft 2 plus basement Price: approx. $250,000 Year Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: 39 (before renewables) Projected Annual Energy Savings: $580 Incremental Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures: $7,804 Incremental Annual Mortgage increase: $503 Achieving aggressive energy efficiency targets requires tight coordination and clear communication among owners, designers, builders, and subcontrac-

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Building Green in Greensburg: Silo Eco-Home  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Silo Eco-Home building in Greensburg, Kansas.

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Government...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Government Energy Management Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective...

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Manufacturin...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving...

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit Annapolis, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing Type: Apartment building: Bay Ridge Gardens Annapolis, MD www.bayridgegardens.com Size: 12 apartment units, 713 ft 2 and 909 ft 2 each Year of construction: 1970s Date completed: 2013 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid PERFORMANCE DATA Pre-retrofit annual energy use (normalized): 28.4 kilowatt-hour per square foot (kWh/ft 2 ) Post-retrofit annual energy use (normalized): 16.3 kWh/ft 2 Percent energy savings: 43% Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $85,996 Monetized annual energy savings: $6,900 Savings to Investment Ratio: 1.1 Significant energy savings-43% in this case-are possible in older multifamily

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

SciTech Connect

Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This true up procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The trued post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the true up procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

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home, lower your utility bills, improve the comfort of your home, or reduce your energy usage. The Home Energy Score can help you understand how to integrate energy upgrades into...

262

Challenge Home  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Challenge Home DOE Challenge Home Sam Rashkin Building Technologies Office samuel.rashkin@ee.doe.gov/202-2897-1994 April 3, 2013 DOE Challenge Home: Leveraging Our Nation's Investment in High-Performance Home Innovations 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The U.S. Housing industry is extremely slow to adopt proven innovations from DOE's Building America program that provide compelling benefits to

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Diversity United, Building America's Future Today | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

United, Building America's Future Today United, Building America's Future Today Diversity United, Building America's Future Today October 24, 2012 10:30AM EDT Department of Energy Forrestal Building, Small Auditorium Patti Solis Doyle has been honored by Hispanic Magazine with the "2007 Latinas of Excellence Award" for her accomplishments in the areas of government, politics, and civil leadership. She also received Siempre Mujer magazine's "Siempre Insprian Award," honoring remarkable Latinas whose achievements and contributions are helping shape the future of Hispanic women in this country. Hispanic Business Magazine recently counted her among America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Join us as Ms. Doyle provides her keynote remarks on shaping the future of Hispanics in the U.S.

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 2009  

SciTech Connect

The Benchmark represents typical construction at a fixed point in time so it can be used as the basis for Building America's multi-year energy savings goals without chasing a 'moving target.'

Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Energy Score Energy Score The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 10 indicates that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor provides the homeowner with a list of recommended energy improvements and the associated cost savings estimates.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Thermal Bypass Air Barriers in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Imagine Homes of San Antonio, Texas, worked Imagine Homes of San Antonio, Texas, worked with Building America team partner IBACOS to improve the continuity of the air barrier along the thermal enclosure by using spray foam insulation in the walls and attic. Building America research teams effectively demonstrated the importance of thermal bypass air barriers, which led to their inclusion in ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 specifications in 2006 and then to inclusion in the 2009 IECC. This is a great example of effective research driving a complete market transformation process for a critical high-performance home innovation. Air sealing of the home's thermal enclosure has been required by the energy code for many years. However, in years past, the provisions were somewhat vague and only required that critical areas of potential air leakage (e.g., joints,

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Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities March 21, 2011 - 6:34pm Addthis Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office What does this mean for me? The Better Buildings program awarded 41 recipients $508 million in federal grants to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The program aims to save Americans approximately $50 million annually and create or retain 30,000 jobs. Martha Stewart created an empire by inviting Americans into her home to show how one small improvement could dramatically transform a room or how tweaking an old recipe could surprise your palette. Martha Stewart, however, is not an engineer - so why would she take a personal interest in BetterBuildings, a U.S. Department of Energy program to reduce energy

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

teams has provided the critical scientific basis for acceptance of foam sheathing by the codes community and understanding of the best practices for implementation to ensure thermal performance as well as air barrier and drainage plane integrity. Although rigid foam has long been recognized as one of the key Building America technologies for high-R walls, the practice lacked a precise engineering basis for the basic elements of the wall system such as foam thickness, connection schedules, and cladding requirements to resist wind loading. As prescriptive construction provisions in residential building codes came under increased scrutiny in building code forums, the need for a consistent, building-science-based methodology became apparent. Research by the Partnership for Home Innovation, led by the Home

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

teams teams has provided the critical scientific basis for acceptance of foam sheathing by the codes community and an understanding of best practices for installation to ensure thermal performance as well as air barrier and drainage plane integrity. Although rigid foam has long been recognized as one of the key Building America technologies for high-R walls, the practice lacked a precise engineering basis for the basic elements of the wall system such as foam thickness, connection schedules, and cladding requirements to resist wind loading. As prescriptive construction provisions in residential building codes came under increased scrutiny in building code forums, the need for a consistent, building-science-based methodology became apparent. Research by the Partnership for Home Innovation led by the Home

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How to Build a Better Home  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Brochure about combining three types of solar technology (PV, solar thermal, and passive solar design) into one home to greatly improve efficiency of the home and reduce its environmental impact.

Poole, L.

2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

efficiency-resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Challenge Home - an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge...

272

JEA - New Home Build Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

JEA - New Home Build Rebate Program JEA - New Home Build Rebate Program JEA - New Home Build Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Solar Water Heating Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Heat pumps and central air conditioning: $125 - $200 Pin-based lighting fixtures: $10 per fixture Clothes Washers: $25 Refrigerators: $25 Solar Water Heaters: $800 Provider JEA JEA's New Home Build Program is an incentive program offered by JEA to promote the use of energy efficient equipment in new single family homes constructed in Northeast Florida. rebates are available for certain energy efficient products. See the program web site for complete details.

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Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Work Together Building a Stronger America Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America January 10, 2012 - 12:01pm Addthis Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Dear Colleagues, As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts to build a stronger, more secure and prosperous Nation, it's also important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made and to acknowledge everyone who made this progress possible. Across the complex, our workforce is reducing nuclear dangers, expanding

274

Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Our Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America January 10, 2012 - 12:01pm Addthis Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Dear Colleagues, As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts to build a stronger, more secure and prosperous Nation, it's also important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made and to acknowledge everyone who made this progress possible.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the Davis Energy Group used the and the Davis Energy Group used the Domestic Hot Water Event Schedule Generator to accurately quantify effects of low and high water usage on distribution system measures such as pipe insulation, home run plumbing, and demand-controlled recirculation loops. As progress continues with high-R, tightly sealed thermal enclosures, domestic hot water becomes an increasingly important energy use in high-performance homes. Building America research has improved our ability to model hot water use so new hot water technologies can be more accurately assessed and more readily integrated into high-performance homes. Energy savings for certain residential building technologies depend greatly on occupant behavior. Domestic hot water use is a good example. Simulating

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Version 3.1, Updated July 14, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities  

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Residential Building Residential Building Activities to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

provide compelling benefits provide compelling benefits for all homeowners, but no sector is better served than affordable housing. These are the homeowners that most need the reduced costs of ownership, maintenance, and health associated with these homes. Building America research projects have paved the way for affordable housing providers such as Habitat for Humanity to effectively address this need. Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has a clear goal: Enable low-income people to become owners of affordable, durable homes. Building America shares this goal, so a partnership was natural. Since the first days of the Building America program, the U.S. Department of Energy and its research partners have provided technical assistance to Habitat. Researchers have helped local Habitat affiliates

279

Keeping Home: Another Look at Domesticity in Antebellum America  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The American Woman's Home. 1869. Intro. Nicole Tonkovich.Catherine Beecher's Views of Home Economics." History ofThe American Woman's Home: American Domesticity in Extreme

Chandler, Linda Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Analysis Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Meeting February 29, 2012 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas Housekeeping *E-mail Ben Polly, ben.polly@nrel.gov to be added to committee E-mail list *Open committee: Invite others! *Next call: Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) Today's Agenda 1. Committee Purpose and Goals (10 min) 2. Brainstorming Session (30 min) 3. Strategic Plan (20 min) 1. Overview 2. Progress Update 4. Next Steps and Discussion (15) Introductions Audience Poll: *Familiar with Building America? *Attending a meeting of this committee for the first time? Building America *Department of Energy (DOE) funded *Industry-driven research program

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281

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Subtask 1.8: Building America Expert Meeting Report Issued: December 20, 2010 Prepared For: Philip Fairey Deputy Director Florida Solar Energy Center 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321) 638-1434 pfairey@fsec.ucf.edu GTI Technical Contacts: Ryan Kerr Douglas Kosar R&D Market Analyst Institute Engineer 847-768-0941 847-768-0725 ryan.kerr@gastechnology.org douglas.kosar@gastechnology.org Gas Technology Institute 1700 S. Mount Prospect Rd. Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 www.gastechnology.org FINAL EXPERT MEETING REPORT Building America Expert Meeting Final Report Page i Legal Notice This information was prepared by Gas Technology Institute ("GTI") for the Florida Solar

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Weiss Building & Development, LLC., Custom Home, Downer Grove, IL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

LLC LLC Custom Home Downers Grove, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Weiss Building & Development, LLC., System Home, River Forest, IL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

LLC LLC System Home River Forest, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

284

Building boundaries and negotiating work at home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Millions of people are now working full-or part-time at home. Computer technology allows workers remote access to materials and facilitates communication with coworkers and supervisors. Companies are developing telecommuting programs to benefit both ... Keywords: boundaries, groups, home, telecommuting, telework, virtual environments, work

Christine Salazar

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load The GE GeoSpring(tm) Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is readily integrated into new and existing home designs. Taking up the same footprint...

286

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented Crawlspaces Code Adoption  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Crawlspaces that are unvented and insulated Crawlspaces that are unvented and insulated along the interior or exterior sides of the walls remain drier in humid climate zones. Building America research played a major role in helping to clarify and contribute to code requirements that allow unvented crawlspaces in new home construction. This is critical because unvented crawlspaces save energy while improving comfort, health, and durability in most climate zones. In most climate zones, conditioned crawlspaces perform better than vented crawlspaces in terms of safety, health, comfort, durability and energy consumption. Building America research has demonstrated how these conditioned crawlspaces also do not cost more to construct than vented crawlspaces. Crawlspace venting is a widely accepted business practice across the country.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Incorporating tankless water heaters was one Incorporating tankless water heaters was one of many energy-efficiency recommendations Building America's research team IBACOS had for San Antonio builder Imagine Homes. Although tankless gas water heaters should save approximately 33% on hot water heating compared to a conventional storage water heater, actual energy savings vary significantly based on individual draw volume. Above 10 gallons per draw, the efficiency approaches the rated energy factor. The greatest savings occur at a daily use quantity of about 50 gallons. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.2 Energy Efficient Components Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance As improved thermal enclosures dramatically reduce heating and cooling loads,

288

Home-based businesses | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Home-based businesses Home-based businesses Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Network list Join the network Technical resources Ask a technical question Auto dealers Grocery and convenience stores Home-based businesses Lodging Renters and tenants Restaurants Frequently asked questions Home-based businesses Saving energy for your home-based business may seem like a challenge, but

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 7.1: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

SciTech Connect

This report for DOE's Building America program helps builders identify which Building America climate region they are building in. The guide includes maps comparing the Building America regions with climate designations used in the International Energy Conservation Code for Residential Buildings and lists all U.S. counties by climate zone. A very brief history of the development of the Building America climate map and descriptions of each climate zone are provided. This report is available on the Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Cole, Pamala C.; Hefty, Marye G.; Love, Pat M.

2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

290

America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money October 22, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis The deadline to register for the Home Energy Education Challenge is November 15. The deadline to register for the Home Energy Education Challenge is November 15. Linda Silverman Team Lead, Education and Workforce Development Daniel Boff Intern, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Education Resources Find lesson plans, science projects, and other activities that can be done in the classroom or at home to prepare K-12 students for a greener future Find fun and introductory learning YouTube videos on renewable energy technologies Check out the Principles of Energy framework to incorporate into

291

EERE: Building Technologies Office Home Page  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Get Started Now Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. Get Started Now Start Saving Energy Now...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

match the performance of ducts in conditioned space. match the performance of ducts in conditioned space. For years builders have designed their homes with the HVAC ducts in the attic. There is plenty of space up there to run the ducts, and if the air handler is located in the attic as well, it is not taking up valuable square footage inside the home. The only problem is vented attics can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Estimated thermal losses through ducts installed in unconditioned attics range from 10% to 45%, contributing significantly to homeowners' heating and cooling costs. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a Building America research team led by Steven Winter Associates, has done extensive research on the feasibility of insulating ducts that are located in the attic and has

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

meet the code requirements for ducts in conditioned space. meet the code requirements for ducts in conditioned space. For years builders have designed their homes with the HVAC ducts in the attic. There is plenty of space up there to run the ducts and if the air handler is located in the attic as well, it's not taking up valuable square footage inside the home. The only problem is uninsulated attics can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Estimated thermal losses through ducts installed in unconditioned attics range from 10% to 45%, contributing significantly to homeowners' heating and cooling costs. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a Building America research team led by Steven Winter Associates, has done extensive research on the feasibility of insulating ducts that are located in the attic and has

294

Home-based business resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Home-based business resources Home-based business resources Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

295

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Homes Expert Meeting Building America hosted the "Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Homes"...

300

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety  

SciTech Connect

This is a meeting overview of 'The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World', held June 28, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The objective of this Expert Meeting was to identify gaps and barriers that need to be addressed by future research, and to develop data-driven technical recommendations for code updates so that a common approach for combustion safety can be adopted by all members of the building energy efficiency and code communities.

Brand, L.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Building Green in Greensburg: Silo Eco-Home  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Silo Eco-Home Silo Eco-Home After a tornado destroyed 95% of Greensburg in 2007, residents saw the grain silo standing tall on the northern horizon. The silo became a symbol of strength and history for the town, and is a primary feature of the Silo Eco-Home with its 6-inch-thick precast concrete walls and cylindrical form built to withstand the high winds of a tornado. The Silo Eco-Home is part of a series of green houses that will serve as "living laboratories" featuring green building techniques, energy efficiency components, and green living products. Each home will become an information center and eco-lodge where people can experience green living first-hand. The Silo Eco-Home is owned by Greensburg GreenTown, a nonprofit organization helping to rebuild

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Costa-Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional...

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El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional...

304

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Basement Insulation Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on basement insulation, which identifies the wall installation methods and materials that perform best in terms of insulation and water resistance.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile High-R Walls  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on high-R-value walls showing the difference between rated and whole wall R values and the need for vented cladding to reduce condensation potential with some insulation types.

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Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for

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Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

website to download. To help meet Building America's goal to develop market-ready energy solutions that improve efficiency of new and existing homes, the National Renewable...

308

Building America Standing Technical Committee - Water Heating  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Water Heating Standing Technical Committee Strategic Plan, v2012a Revised: January 2012 Committee Chair: 2011, 2012 Marc Hoeschele mhoesch@davisenergy.com 530-753-1100 x23 ARBI Page 2 Background on Residential Water Heating According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), annual residential water heating totals 2.11 quads of energy annually, or 20% of the energy delivered to residential buildings 1 . Over the past 70 years, gas and electric storage water heaters have been the predominant water heater type in the United States 2 . Recently, gas tankless water heaters have made inroads in market share with current industry projected gas tankless sales estimated at 400,000+ annually, and an

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Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

House House Simulation Protocols Robert Hendron and Cheryn Engebrecht National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revised October 2010 Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory For the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process,

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Log Homes in REScheck | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Log Homes in REScheck Log Homes in REScheck This training includes an introduction to how log homes are handled in the REScheck(tm) software and demonstrates how to show compliance for log homes using REScheck. Estimated Length: 56 minutes Presenters: Rob Picket, Log Homes Council Heather Dillon and Pam Cole, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Original Webcast Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 13:00 CEUs Offered: 1.0 AIA/CES LU (HSW); .10 CEUs towards ICC renewal certification. Course Type: Video Downloads: Presentation Slides Video Watch on YouTube Visit the BECP Online Training Center for instructions on how to obtain a certificate of completion. Building Type: Residential Focus: Compliance Code Version: International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Software: REScheck Target Audience:

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EERE News: Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

is all about helping families save money by saving energy, while inspiring the next generation of America's energy leaders," said Acting Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman....

312

Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies program. Buildings use more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy? In fact, buildings consume more than 70% of the electricity and more than 50% of the natural gas Americans use. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technologies Program (BTP) is working to improve building energy performance through high-impact research, out-reach, and regulatory efforts. These efforts will result in affordable, high-performance homes and commercial buildings. These grid-connected buildings will be more energy efficient than today's typical buildings, with renewable energy providing a portion of the power needs. They will combine energy-smart 'whole building' design and construction, appliances and equipment that minimize plug loads, and cost-effective photovoltaics or other on-site energy systems.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Next Generation Advanced Framing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

It's well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of It's well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of framing in the stud-framed walls improve the thermal performance of walls by allowing more room for insulation and reducing thermal bridging-the heat transfer that happens through wood framing that extends from the inside surface to the outside surface of the wall. Unfortunately even though the benefits are known, builders have been slow to adopt advanced framing methods because some of the techniques are difficult to apply, trades are not familiar with these nonstandard techniques, and implementation can require design and materials changes. One Building America team, the Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI) led by the Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly known as the National

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Next Generation Advanced Framing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

It is well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of It is well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of framing in stud-framed walls improve the thermal performance of the walls by allowing more room for insulation and reducing thermal bridging-the heat transfer that happens through wood framing that extends from the inside surface to the outside surface of the wall. Unfortunately, even though the benefits are known, builders have been slow to adopt advanced framing methods because some of the techniques are difficult to apply, trades are not familiar with these nonstandard techniques, and implementation can require design and materials changes. One Building America team, the Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI) led by the Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly known as the National

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 9: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the ninth in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Love, Pat M.

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 11. Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the eleventh in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate (portions of Washington, Oregon, and California) can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the marine climate. This document is available on the web at www.buildingamerica.gov. This report was originally cleared 06-29-2010. This version is Rev 1 cleared in Nov 2010. The only change is the reference to the Energy Star Windows critieria shown on pg 8.25 was updated to match the criteria - Version 5.0, 04/07/2009, effective 01/04/2010.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancements of G3-PLC technology for smart-home/building applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To enable the smart grid concept, it is fundamental to consider the in-home/building context where, beside the conventional home networking services, home automation and smart energy management services have to be offered. In this paper, we consider ...

Luca Di Bert, Salvatore D'Alessandro, Andrea M. Tonello

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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Addendum to the Building Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols C. Engebrecht Metzger, E. Wilson, and S. Horowitz National Renewable Energy Laboratory December 2012 ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark,

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Addendum to the Building Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols C. Engebrecht Metzger, E. Wilson, and S. Horowitz National Renewable Energy Laboratory December 2012 ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark,

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Science-Based Climate Maps  

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a a climate zone map for the DOE based on the IECC climate zone map. It may not be intuitively obvious why a U.S. climate zone map is so important to the construction industry. Thanks to this Building America innovation, building science education, energy code development, and residential design can much more effectively integrate climate-specific best practices and advanced technologies across the United States. Climate has a major impact on the energy use of residential buildings, and energy codes and standards rely on a clear definition of climate zones to convey requirements to builders. However, prior to 2004, there was no single, agreed- upon climate zone map for the United States for use with building codes. Four different methods for specifying climate-dependent requirements were used by

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El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional  

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El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country El Salvador Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Nicaragua Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model |  

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Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Honduras Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Costa-Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Costa Rica Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Guatemala Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model |  

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Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Belize Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

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The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program  

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In this paper we present a model to estimate the nationalenergy and economic impacts of the Department of Energy Building Americaprogram. The program goal is to improve energy performance in newresidential construction, by working with builders to design andconstruct energy-efficient homes at minimal cost. The model is anadaptation of the method used to calculate the national energy savingsfor appliance energy efficiency standards. The main difference is thatthe key decision here is not the consumer decision to buy anefficienthouse, but rather the builder decision to offer such a house inthe market. The builder decision is treated by developing a number ofscenarios in which the relative importance of first costs vs. energysavings is varied.

Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

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Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic  

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Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report - Austin, Texas: February 29 - March 2, 2012  

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The Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting was held on February 29-March 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas, and outlined stakeholder needs, collaboration opportunities, and research results as they relate to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Buildings Program. Presenters represented key industry stakeholders, as well as the 10 DOE Building America teams. Attendees represented a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, nonprofit, and private sector programs.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report - Austin, Texas: February 29 - March 2, 2012  

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The Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting was held on February 29-March 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas, and outlined stakeholder needs, collaboration opportunities, and research results as they relate to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Buildings Program. Presenters represented key industry stakeholders, as well as the 10 DOE Building America teams. Attendees represented a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, nonprofit, and private sector programs.

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2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Resources  

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Resources to someone by Resources to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Resources on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Resources on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Resources on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Resources on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Resources on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Resources on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Partner Log In Become a Partner Criteria Partner Locator Resources Housing Innovation Awards Events Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes

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New American Home 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada, Building Technologies Program (Brochure)  

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This brochure details the New American Home 2010, which demonstrates the use of innovative building materials, cutting-edge design, and the latest construction techniques.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic  

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Graphic The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other...

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NREL: Buildings Research - Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals...  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades Now Available Via Online Tool April 1, 2013 After several years of...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ? Integration...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

research team IBACOS worked with S&A Homes to design a compact HVAC layout with all ducts in conditioned space in several homes in Pittsburgh. Poor-quality HVAC design and...

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Building America Summer 2012 Technical Update Meeting Report: Denver, Colorado - July 24 - 26, 2012  

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This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Summer Technical Update Meeting, held on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Summer 2012 Technical Update Meeting Report: Denver, Colorado - July 24 - 26, 2012  

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This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Summer Technical Update Meeting, held on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.

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An Overview of Residential Ventilation Activities in the Building America Program (Phase I)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report provides an overview of issues involved in residential ventilation; provides an overview of the various ventilation strategies being evaluated by the five teams, or consortia, currently involved in the Building America Program; and identifies unresolved technical issues.

Barley, D.

2001-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Take Action to Save Energy at Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Take Action to Save Energy at Home Whether you're a home builder or remodeling professional, a homeowner, home buyer, or renter, a state and local government, or a utility, the Buildings Technology Program and the Department of Energy (DOE) have resources to help you take action to save energy. Building or Buying a New Home DOE's Challenge Home helps home buyers find builders who are committed to applying building science and new technologies to create high performance homes. Home builders who want to be recognized for building high performance homes can find out what it takes to participate in DOE's Challenge Home and sign up today. Building America best practice guides and case studies for home builders

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University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building...

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Field Evaluation of a Near Zero Energy Home in Oklahoma  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors evaluated a zero energy home built by Ideal Homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, that included an extensive package of energy-efficient technologies and a photovoltaic array for site electricity generation. The home was part of a Building America research project in partnership with the Building Science Consortium to exhibit high efficiency technologies while keeping costs within the reach of average home buyers.

Hendron, R.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … EEBA Builders Guides  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

a reference widely used throughout the housing industry, the EEBA Builder's a reference widely used throughout the housing industry, the EEBA Builder's Guides have been uniquely transformational, disseminating building science best practices. Moreover, the influence of the guides extends beyond the publications themselves with content continually influencing building science presentations, training, courses, and journal articles all over the United States and Canada. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsored the development of a series of climate-specific guides for builders. The guides were authored by Joe Lstiburek, a building scientist and principal with Building Science Corporation, a Building America research partner. They are printed by Building Science Press and are also available from the Energy & Environmental

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars...  

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Webinars and Video Spotlights Here are past webinars and materials from Home Energy Score. July 30, 2013: Home Energy Score Program Overview for the American Gas Association U.S....

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Added 8% 7% 6% 7% 6% 27% Sun room Added 4% 6% 3% 4% 5% 8% Note(s): Source(s): Year Home was Built Data based on a nationwide study of 819 consumers who remodeled their homes...

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Partner Central  

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more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally corresponds to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low to mid-50s, depending on the size of...

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building July 13, 2010 - 8:07am Addthis Norman Durfee, project manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, stands in front of Building 3156, the first DOE retrofit office building to receive a net-zero designation. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Public Domain | Norman Durfee, project manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, stands in front of Building 3156, the first DOE retrofit office building to receive a net-zero designation. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Public Domain | Joshua DeLung Building 3156 stands on the campus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak

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Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building Tennessee Home to Energy Department's First Net-Zero-Energy Building July 13, 2010 - 8:07am Addthis Norman Durfee, project manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, stands in front of Building 3156, the first DOE retrofit office building to receive a net-zero designation. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Public Domain | Norman Durfee, project manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, stands in front of Building 3156, the first DOE retrofit office building to receive a net-zero designation. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Public Domain | Joshua DeLung Building 3156 stands on the campus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak

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Code Gaps and Future Research Needs of Combustion Safety: Building America Expert Meeting Update  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Technical Update Meeting April 2013 Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov Buildings Technologies Program Code Gaps and Future Research Needs for Combustion Safety 2012 Expert Meeting Larry Brand Gas Technology Institute April 29-30, 2013 Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado installation, inspection and testing 2. Appliance Installation: clearances to combustible materials, combustion air, and testing 3. Appliance venting: allowed materials, vent type selection, sizing, installation, and testing Fundamental Combustion Safety Related Coverage: 2 | Building America Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov 1. Gas piping: allowed materials, sizing, Code Coverage Three Key Provisions For Combustion Safety in the Codes 1. Combustion air

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Building America Best Practices Series: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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This document describes the eight climate region designations used by the US Department of Energy Building America Program. In addition to describing the climate zones, the document includes a complete list of every county in the United States and their climate region designations. The county lists are grouped by state. The doucment is intended to assist builders to easily identify what climate region they are building in and therefore which climate-specific Building America best practices guide would be most appropriate for them.

Gilbride, Theresa L.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages (Revised)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a challenge to the homebuilding industry to build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. To qualify, homes must meet the requirements of a performance path, prescriptive path, or participating in a partner program.

Roberts, D. R.; Anderson, R.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 1 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Buildings Technologies Program Date: September 30, 2011 ENERGY STAR ® Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 11:00 AM Eastern. There is no call in number. The audio will be sent through your computer speakers. All questions will be submitted via typing. Video of presenters Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 2 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 3 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Building America Program: Introduction Building Technologies Program Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building...  

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Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy Efficient Homes for America) Jump to: navigation, search Name University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida...

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DOE Challenge Home Resources | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Resources Resources DOE Challenge Home Resources DOE Challenge Home provides resources for successfully building and selling net zero-energy ready homes in today's market. DOE Challenge Home Training & Events DOE Challenge Home Technical Resources DOE Challenge Home Training Orientation Webinar (video, text version, presentation slides) Gaining Recognition as a Leader webinar (text version) Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space DOE Challenge Home Builder Profiles Learn more about DOE Challenge Home Builders on their individual profiles, look up their case studies in the Building America Program Publication and Product Library, or search the Building America Solution Center. DOE Challenge Home Sales and Marketing A Symbol of Excellence Consumer Brochure

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HomeEnergySuite  

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depending upon the hosts configuration choices, and most are drop down selections. Typical inputs are home style, size, year built, number of occupants, location (usually...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Program Update...  

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as many as possible and collect data to make sure we are addressing homes in different weather zones, in different climates accurately. We will continue to make additional...

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Northern Texas Builds Its First Zero Energy Home  

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This fact sheet describes the first Zero Energy Home built in northern Texas. It describes the energy efficiency features and their advantages.

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2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Take Action to Save Energy at Home  

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Home on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

363

Residential Buildings Integration Program  

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David Lee David Lee Program Manager David.Lee@ee.doe.gov 202-287-1785 April 2, 2013 Residential Buildings Integration Program Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Sub-Programs for Review Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Building America Challenge Home Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Solar Decathlon 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov How Residential Buildings Fits into BTO Research & Development * Develop technology roadmaps * Prioritize opportunities * Solicit and select innovative technology solutions * Collaborate with researchers

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Residential Buildings Integration Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

David Lee David Lee Program Manager David.Lee@ee.doe.gov 202-287-1785 April 2, 2013 Residential Buildings Integration Program Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Sub-Programs for Review Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Building America Challenge Home Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Solar Decathlon 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov How Residential Buildings Fits into BTO Research & Development * Develop technology roadmaps * Prioritize opportunities * Solicit and select innovative technology solutions * Collaborate with researchers

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

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Performance with ENERGY STAR® Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills. Contractors that participate in HPwES are qualified by local sponsors such as utilities, state energy offices, and other organizations to ensure that they can offer high-quality, comprehensive energy assessments (also known as "energy audits") using sophisticated equipment to diagnose a home's energy, health, and safety issues.

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Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans  

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Strategic Plans to Strategic Plans to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

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Building Technologies Office: Take Action to Save Energy at Home  

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local government, or a utility, the Buildings Technology Program and the Department of Energy (DOE) have resources to help you take action to save energy. Building or Buying a New...

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home Better Business...  

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Homes, first of all, it puts you in a very select group of builders. What we promote right now is only the top 1 percent of builders in the industry are able to meet the...

369

Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Pilot Summaries  

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and modeling software to identify the most cost-effective measures to install in a home while modeling the effect on energy usage after the measures are installed. Minnesota...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Calculation Methodolog...  

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translate into points on the scale in each of more than 240 climate regions by viewing Home Energy Score-Energy Usage Points. See also: Research and Background Publications...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Calculation Methodolog...  

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levels translate into points on the scale in each of more than 240 climate regions by viewing Home Energy Score-Energy Usage Points. See also: Research and Background Publications...

372

Exploiting home automation protocols for load monitoring in smart buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monitoring and controlling electrical loads is crucial for demand-side energy management in smart grids. Home automation (HA) protocols, such as X10 and Insteon, have provided programmatic load control for many years, and are being widely deployed in ...

David Irwin; Sean Barker; Aditya Mishra; Prashant Shenoy; Anthony Wu; Jeannie Albrecht

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Frequently Asked...  

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in weather conditions by using the zip code to assign the house to one of more than 240 weather stations. The Home Energy Scoring Tool software was designed so that Scores for...

374

Building Science Education | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Education Building Science Education The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. In November 2012, DOE met with leaders in the building science community to develop a strategic Building Science Education Roadmap that will chart a path for training skilled professionals who apply proven innovations and recognize the value of high performance homes. The roadmap aims to: Increase awareness of high performance home benefits Build a solid infrastructure for delivering building science

375

SPP sales flyer for residential home builders | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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residential home builders residential home builders Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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SPP sales flyer for home improvement | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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home improvement home improvement Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Americas  

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E-3 Product name of Norit Americas halogenated powdered activated carbon FF Fabric Filter (baghouse) FGD

Ravi Strivastava; Technologies Corp; Cold-side Electrostatic Precipitator; Electrostatic Precipitator; Hot-side Electrostatic Precipitator

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals The U.S. Department of Energy's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project fosters the growth of a high quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project has three components: Guidelines for quality work define the minimum requirements for high quality work and the conditions necessary to achieve the desired outcomes of a given energy upgrade, such as installation of attic insulation and sealing windows and doors. Guidelines for effective training catalog the key tasks an Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer Technician, Crew Leader, or Quality Control Inspector performs to complete a given job and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) the worker should possess to perform those tasks adequately.

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout … Energy Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary May 1, 2013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout - Energy Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing 2 EERE's National Mission To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down Barriers to Market Entry 3 Why Clean Energy Matters To America * Winning the most important global economic development race of the 21 st century * Creating jobs through American innovation * Enhancing energy security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and gas * Saving money by cutting energy costs for American

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EERE Roofus' Solar and Efficient Home: Build a Sundial  

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Activities Pizza Box Solar Oven Sundial Word Game Coloring Page Printable Version Build a Sundial Illustration of a sundial, which is a round disk with a triangular piece that...

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLY CHALLENGES IN THE HOME RENOVATION INDUSTRY  

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.......................................................................................26 Kitchen and Bath Designer/Appliance and Material Selection ................28 NJ Clean Energy .......................................................................................12 Incentives in the Residential Building Market.............................................13 ..................................................................................................14 International Energy Conservation Code Committee ................15 International Green

Rainforth, Emma C.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented, Conditioned Attics  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

additional heat loss and gain of ducts additional heat loss and gain of ducts in unconditioned, vented attics increases energy use for heating and cooling 10%. Additionally, duct air leakage has been measured to commonly exceed 20% of conditioned air flow, which results in a significant energy loss when ducts are in unconditioned space. In addition to influencing builders across the country to adopt unvented, conditioned attics, Building America research has helped influence code acceptance of this innovation since 2006. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Unvented, Conditioned Attics The preference for a large segment of the U.S. housing industry has been to locate HVAC systems in unconditioned attics, but this is highly inefficient.

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center: Proof that a Retail Building Can Be a Low Energy Building: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The BigHorn Home Improvement Center in Silverthorne, Colorado was one of the first commercial buildings in the United States to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. After monitoring and evaluation by NREL, the BigHorn Center was found to consume 54% less source energy and have 53% lower energy costs than typical retail buildings of similar size. The extensive use of daylighting to replace electric lighting reduced lighting energy requirements by 80% and significantly contributed to the reduced energy loads in the building.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From the lab to the marketplace: Making America`s buildings more energy efficient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the mid 1970s, DOE has invested some $70 million in research and development at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) for development of advanced energy-efficient building technologies, software, and standards. That investment has helped spawn a $2.4-billion U.S. market for key products-energy-efficient lighting and advanced window coatings-and efficiency standards for residential equipment and computerized tools for more efficient building design. By 1993 DOE`s initial investment had reduced consumers` energy bills by an estimated $5 billion ($1.3 billion in 1993 alone). By 2015 we estimate that the products of that investment will save consumers $16 billion annually. LBL research partnerships address a host of other building technology issues as well-building technology issues whose economic benefits are less easy to quantify but whose overall worth is equally important. We analyze public policy issues such as the role of efficiency options as a mitigation strategy for global climate change. We develop planning and demand-management methodologies for electric and gas utilities. We identify technologies and analytical methods for improving human comfort and the quality of indoor air. We contribute to the information superhighway. We focus on the special problems and opportunities presented by energy use in the public sector. And we do all these things at the local, national, and international levels. At LBL, we are part of the multi-laboratory, interdisciplinary approach to building technology research supported by DOE`s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. We also participate in buildings-related research supported by DOE`s Office of Health and Environmental Research, other federal agencies, and industry. This document describes LBL`s role within this wider effort.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

From the lab to the marketplace: Making America`s buildings more energy efficient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the mid 1970s, DOE has invested some $70 million in research and development at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) for energy-efficiency studies of advanced building technologies. That investment has helped spawn a $2.4-billion US market for key products -- energy-efficient lighting and advanced window coatings -- and efficiency standards for residential equipment and computerized tools for more efficient building design. By 1993 DOE`s initial investment had reduced consumers` energy bills by an estimated $5 billion ($1.3 billion in 1993 alone). By 2015 the authors estimate that the products of that investment will save consumers $16 billion annually. But LBL research partnerships address a host of other building technology issues as well-building technology issues whose economic benefits are less easy to quantify but whose overall worth is equally important. They analyze public policy issues such as the role of efficiency options as a mitigation strategy for global climate change. They develop planning and demand-management methodologies for electric and gas utilities. They identify technologies and analytical methods for improving human comfort and the quality of indoor air. They contribute to the information superhighway. They focus on the special problems and opportunities presented by energy use in the public sector. And they do all these things at the local, national, and international levels. At LBL, they are part of the multi-laboratory, interdisciplinary approach to building technology research supported by DOE`s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. They also participate in buildings-related research supported by DOE`s Office of Health and Environmental Research, other federal agencies, and industry. This document describes LBL`s role within this wider effort.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

7 7 2009 Home Improvement Spending by Household Income ($2010) Income Under $40,000 $40-79,999 $80-119,999 120,000 and Over Note(s): Source(s): 13,005 4,097 16,531 67,731 Home improvements include room additions, remodeling, replacements of household systems and appliances, porches and garages, additions and replacements of roofing, siding, window/doors, insulation, flooring/paneling/ceiling, and disaster repairs. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, A New Decade of Growth for Remodeling, 2011, Table A-3, pg. 29; EIA, Annual Energy Review 2010, Oct. 2011, Appendix D, p. 353 for GDP and price deflators. 23,178 6,545 6,841 44,772 14,051 4,299 9,189 39,505 (thousand) (thousand) ($) ($million) 24,675 6,113 5,697 34,825 Number of Homeowners Average Total Homeowners

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Hot-Dry/Mixed-Dry Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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The test suite represents a set of cases applying the new Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology developed by NREL. (Judkoff et al. 2010a). The NREL team developed the test cases in consultation with the home retrofit industry (BESTEST-EX Working Group 2009), and adjusted the test specifications in accordance with information supplied by a participant with access to large utility bill datasets (Blasnik 2009).

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Villa Trieste Homes Building Reduced-Energy Homes in the Southwest U.S. Desert  

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, and a HERS rating of 36-39 including the PV system impact. Standard features o A tankless water heater o and o Photovoltaic units for solar energy on the roofs of these homes. o A system that allowsVilla TriesteRomaNVLas VegasNV #12;Design Details Center for Energy Research at UNLV Solar Energy Each

Hemmers, Oliver

391

Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages (Revised)  

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4687 4687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-44687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson Prepared under Task No. BET88001 The addition of Appendix D is the only revision to the January 2009

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-R Walls  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

require walls that cost-effectively require walls that cost-effectively control both thermal and moisture flow. Building America research results have provided proven high-R wall options for builders across the country. Building America's research teams have conducted modeling analysis as well as field studies of several different wall assemblies to identify effective "whole- wall" R-values that take into account thermal bridging of framing members. Researchers have also investigated critical moisture potential and durability issues since high-R walls have much less drying potential. Between 2008 and 2012, CARB conducted several evaluations of wall types (see for example Aldrich et al. 2010). In one study, CARB performed THERM and WUFI analysis on three typical cold climate wall assemblies modeled at ASHRAE

393

Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building America Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report Austin, Texas: February 29-March 2, 2012 May 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply

394

Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives  

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Webinar Archives to Webinar Archives to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

395

Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

4 4 2007 and 2009 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements, by Project ($2010) Total Mean Total Mean Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($) Room Additions, Alterations, and Remodelings Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Other Systems and Equipment Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) Electrical System HVAC Appliance/Major Equipment Exterior Additions and Replacements Roof Siding Windows/Doors Interior Additions and Replacements Insulation Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling Other Interior Disaster Repair Other Additions and Replacements (1) Total Note(s): Source(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The Remodeling market in Transition, 2009, Table A.2, p. 30 for 2007; Joint Center for Housing

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3 3 2007 and 2009 Professional Home Improvements, by Project ($2010) Total Mean Total Mean Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($) Room Additions, Alterations, and Remodelings Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Other Systems and Equipment Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) Electrical System HVAC Appliance/Major Equipment Exterior Additions and Replacements Roof Siding Windows/Doors Interior Additions and Replacements Insulation Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling Other Interior Disaster Repair Other Additions and Replacements (1) Total Note(s): Source(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The Remodeling Market in Transition, 2009, Table A.2, p. 30 for 2007; Joint Center for Housing

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Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Guidelines for Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home The DOE Challenge Home is a new and compelling way to recognize builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero net-energy ready. The program builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR® for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years. DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally

398

Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

6 6 2010-2011 National Professional Remodeling Cost and Amount Recouped in Resale Value Envelope Siding Replacement - Vinyl 11.4 8.2 72% Window Replacement - Vinyl 11.1 7.9 72% Window Replacement - Wood 12.0 8.7 72% Roofing Replacement 21.5 12.8 60% Entry Door Replacement - Fiberglass 3.6 2.1 60% Entry Door Replacement - Steel 1.2 1.2 102% Remodel Minor Kitchen Remodel 21.7 15.8 73% Major Kitchen Remodel 58.4 40.1 69% Bathroom Remodel 16.6 10.7 64% Attic Bedroom Remodel 51.4 37.1 72% Basement Remodel 64.5 45.2 70% Home Office Remodel 28.9 13.2 46% Additions Deck Addition - Wood 11.0 8.0 73% Deck Addition - Composite 15.6 10.3 66% Bathroom Addition 40.7 21.7 53% Garage Addition 60.6 35.9 59% Sunroom Addition 75.2 36.5 49% Family Room Addition 85.7 53.6 63% Master Suite Addition 108.1 68.1 63% Two-Story Addition 165.2 107.3 65%

399

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Building Energy Simulation Test Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Ron Judkoff Joel Neymark Ben Polly Updated: December 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53701 2 Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D * Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods * Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades * Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments 3 BESTEST-EX Goals * Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes * Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 8: Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has posed a challenge to the homebuilding industryto build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. Through the Builders Challenge, participating homebuilders will have an easy way to differentiate their best energy-performing homes from other products in the marketplace, and to make the benefits clear to buyers. This document was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for DOE to provide guidance to U.S. home builders who want to accept the challenge. To qualify for the Builders Challenge, a home must score 70 or less on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). The E-scale is based on the well-established Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index, developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The E-scale allows homebuyers to understand at a glance how the energy performance of a particular home compares with the performance of others. To learn more about the index and HERS Raters, visit www.natresnet.org. Homes also must meet the Builders Challenge criteria described in this document. To help builders meet the Challenge, guidance is provided in this report for each of the 29 criteria. Included with guidance for each criteria are resources for more information and references for relevant codes and standards. The Builders Challenge Quality Criteria were originally published in Dec. 2008. They were revised and published as PNNL-18009 Rev 1.2 in Nov. 2009. This is version 1.3, published Nov 2010. Changes from the Nov 2009 version include adding a title page and updating the Energy Star windows critiera to the Version 5.0 criteria approved April 2009 and effective January 4, 2010. This document and other information about the Builders Challenge is available on line at www.buildingamerica.gov/challenge.

Baechler, Michael C.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Gilbride, Theresa L.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards  

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Housing Innovation Housing Innovation Awards to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Housing Innovation Awards on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Partner Log In Become a Partner Criteria Partner Locator

402

Building America Perspective and Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Perspective & Perspective & Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach Driving demand through targeted neighborhood programs By Mark Berman, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation BA Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - March 1, 2012 Austin, TX Relevant BAP Gaps & Barriers 1. Difficulty in recruiting homeowners to participate in home energy upgrade programs. (Recruitment) 2. Need to develop sustainable retrofit business models (Biz Models) - Review business models in Better Buildings Program & other programs 3. Data mining - need to analyze utility bills to get a sense of whole-house efficiency and savings (Aggregate Results) 2 Overview: Stockton CA

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

1 1 Value of Residential Building Improvements and Repairs, by Sector ($2010 Billion) (1) Total 1980 72.2 35.2 107.4 1985 82.3 65.3 147.6 1990 91.4 85.5 176.9 1995 105.8 63.8 169.6 2000 138.2 52.7 191.0 2003 156.2 51.9 208.0 2004 169.2 57.9 227.1 2005 179.0 59.7 238.6 2006 187.4 57.2 244.6 2007 (2) 178.7 57.0 235.7 Note(s): Source(s): Improvements Maintenance and Repairs 1) Improvements includes additions, alterations, reconstruction, and major replacements. Repairs include maintenance. 2) The US Census Bureau discontinued the Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs (SORAR) after 2007. DOC, Historic Expenditures for Residential Properties by Property Type: Quarterly 1962-2003 (Old structural purposes) for 1980-2000; DOC, Historic Expenditures for Residential Proerties by Property Type: Quarterly 2003-2007 (New structural purposes) for 1995-2007; and EIA, Annual Energy Review

404

High Performance Homes and Buildings: State-of-the-Art Review of Multifamily Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multifamily households constitute a quarter of the U.S. households, including a majority of low-income households. However, energy performance of multifamily buildings has been hindered due to both technical and market barriers. This report investigates a comprehensive whole-building approach to reduce energy use in multifamily buildings, with a discussion of market barriers such as lack of energy knowledge, lack of motivation, and shortage of skilled workforce for deep energy upgrades in ...

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

405

Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

How Do We Retrofit Tough Buildings? Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes Building America Technical Update April 29 & 30, 2013 Patrick H. Huelman Cold Climate Housing Coordinator University of Minnesota Extension Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes * Context - Focused on basements and crawlspaces. - Aimed at cold climates (Climate Zones 6 & 7). - Generally aimed at liquid active walls. * Approach - Managing risks - Current solutions & best practices - Evaluating new approaches * Primary focus is to reduce energy use by 30 to 50% with emphasis on existing homes. * Promote building science solutions using a systems engineering and integrated design approach. * "Do no harm" => must ensure that safety, health, and durability are maintained or improved.

406

Thermal Performance of Unvented Attics in Hot-Dry Climates: Results from Building America; Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Unvented attics have become a more common design feature implemented by Building America partners in hot-dry climates of the United States. More attention is being focused on how this approach affects heating and cooling energy consumption. By eliminating the ridge and eave vents that circulate outside air through the attic and by moving the insulation from the attic floor to the underside of the roof, an unvented attic become a semi-conditioned space, creating a more benign environment for space conditioning ducts.

Hendron, R.; Farrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) improves home energy performance by developing and demonstrating advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices that make homes in the United States more...

408

Energy Value Housing Award Guide: How to Build and Profit with Energy Efficiency in New Home Construction  

SciTech Connect

As concern over the environment grows, builders have the potential to fulfill a market niche by building homes that use fewer resources and have lower environmental impact than conventional construction. Builders can increase their marketability and customer satisfaction and, at the same time, reduce the environmental impact of their homes. However, it takes dedication to build environmentally sound homes along with a solid marketing approach to ensure that customers recognize the added value of energy and resource efficiency. This guide is intended for builders seeking suggestions on how to improve energy and resource efficiency in their new homes. It is a compilation of ideas and concepts for designing, building, and marketing energy- and resource-efficient homes based on the experience of recipients of the national Energy Value Housing Award (EVHA).

Sikora, J. L.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes: Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes  

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This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) Teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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Climate Zones to Climate Zones to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners  

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Insulation Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2012 May 2012 * PNNL-20972 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 17. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 17: Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler, Project Manager K. T. Adams, M. G. Hefty, and T. L. Gilbride and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love May 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20972 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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HVAC HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2011 August 2011 * PNNL-20421 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 14. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 14: HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Program Manager: Michael C. Baechler Theresa L. Gilbride, Michael C. Baechler, Marye G. Hefty, and James R. Hand and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love August 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20421 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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DOE Challenge Home www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home  

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U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home VERIFIER PARTNER AGREEMENT Contents Instructions for Partnering with U.S. Department of Energy .................................................................. 2 U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Terms of the Agreement ................................................ 3 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Program Definitions and Eligible Organizations ................................................................................ 3 General terms and commitments made between DOE Challenge Home Program and Verifier Partners ................................................................................................................................................ 4

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America's Missions: The Home Missions Movement and the Story of the Early Republic  

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This dissertation seeks to enhance our understanding of the early American republic by providing a study of the home missions movement from 1787 to 1845. The home missions movement was a nationwide, multi-denominational religious movement, led by mission societies, and aimed at bringing the Protestant gospel to the various peoples of the states and territories. A history of this movement not only fills a gap in the historiography of early American religious history, but also enlightens our understanding of the broader socio-political world of the early republic. The founding years of the home missions movement, from 1787 to 1815, were led by Congregationalists, Presbyterians, and Baptists. Despite interdenominational competition at home and diplomatic tension with Britain, Protestants tended to cooperate both interdenominationally and transatlantically in order to achieve broader, evangelical goals in their missions. Home missions societies also shed light on a third form of cooperation: cooperation between church and state. We can better understand the relationship between church and state in the early republic by rejecting the idea that these two entities functioned separately. Instead, they functioned within a complex system of cooperation, evidenced by consistent government subsidization of and participation in missions to both white settlers and Indians, as well as by a broad culture of cooperation with Protestant projects in American society. During the early antebellum period, the home missions movement underwent a significant transformation, from functioning as a nationwide group of loosely-affiliated societies, which focused on nearby peoples, to a highly-centralized affair, dominated by a handful of national mission societies, which focused on the salvation of the entire nation. The growing importance of the population of the Mississippi Valley and the national trend toward a more centralized government and economic system played the two key roles in this transformation. This centralization - religious, economic, and political - helped give rise to the antimission movement, a nationwide Protestant protest against mission societies. This movement sheds light on the religious and ideological underpinnings of antebellum sectionalism.

Franklin, Brian 1983-

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Building a Home-Land: Zionism as a Regime of Housing 1860-2005  

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Weiss, D. 2009. This Was My Home: Daniela Weiss Remembersfor the symposium Communal Home: Reflections on the Pastand Future of the National Home, Shalom Hartman Institute,

Allweil, Yael

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Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

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Summary of Prioritized Research Opportunities: Building America Program Planning Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2-4, 2010  

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This report outlines the results of brainstorming sessions conducted at the Building America Fall 2010 planning meeting, in which research teams and national laboratories identified key research priorities to incorporate into multi-year planning, team research agendas, expert meetings, and technical standing committees.

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Robust cost data for energy-efficiency Robust cost data for energy-efficiency measures provide an essential framework for transforming the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and designers. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy-efficiency measures. The database, called the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, can be found at www.buildingamerica.gov. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residential buildings.

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DOE Challenge Home www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home  

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TRAINING PARTNER AGREEMENT TRAINING PARTNER AGREEMENT Contents Instructions for Partnering with U.S. Department of Energy .................................................................. 2 U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Terms of the Agreement ................................................ 3 TRAINING PARTNER ........................................................................................................................... 3 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Program Definitions and Eligible Organizations ................................................................................ 3 General terms and commitments made between DOE Challenge Home Program and Training

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  

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This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

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Besting the tract home : a software-based bricolage approach to affordable custom housing  

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Tract housing has earned its position as the overwhelmingly dominant paradigm of home building and ownership in America because it's such an efficient and therefore cost-effective system. Custom-designed housing has provable ...

Plewe, Thomas Clayton

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What are the Best HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High Performance Homes?"  

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This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 26, 2012, and addressed the question What are the best HVAC solutions for low-load, high performance homes?"

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A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting  

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This report was prepared by PNNL for the DOE Building America program. The report provides information for businesses considering entering the home performance contracting industry. Metrics discussed include industry trends and drivers, specific points of entry, business models, startup costs, and marketing strategies. The report includes detailed analysis of eight businesses around the country that have successfully entered the home performance contracting industry. Data is provided on their financial structures, program participation, marketing efforts, and staff training. This report will be distributed via the DOE Building America website, www.buildingamerica.gov. Individual case studies will also be cleared separately.

Baechler, Michael C.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Sevigny, Maureen; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy  

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Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy Efficient Homes for America) Jump to: navigation, search Name University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy Efficient Homes for America) Place Lincoln, NE Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Florida (Building Energy Efficient Homes for America) is a research institution located in Lincoln, NE. References Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=University_of_Nebraska-Lincoln_and_University_of_Florida_(Building_Energy_Efficient_Homes_for_America)&oldid=37933

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

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This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

Burdick, A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving it home: choosing the right path for fueling North America's transportation future  

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North America faces an energy crossroads. With the world fast approaching the end of cheap, plentiful conventional oil, we must choose between developing ever-dirtier sources of fossil fuels -- at great cost to our health and environment -- or setting a course for a more sustainable energy future of clean, renewable fuels. This report explores the full scale of the damage done by attempts to extract oil from liquid coal, oil shale, and tar sands; examines the risks for investors of gambling on these dirty fuel sources; and lays out solutions for guiding us toward a cleaner fuel future. Table of contents: Executive Summary; Chapter 1: Transportation Fuel at a Crossroads; Chapter 2: Canadian Tar Sands: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel in Endangered Forests; Chapter 3: Oil Shale Extraction: Drilling Through the American West; Chapter 4: Liquid Coal: A 'Clean Fuel' Mirage; Chapter 5: The Investment Landscape: Dirty Fuels Are Risky Business; Chapter 6: The Clean Path for Transportation and Conclusion.

Ann Bordetsky; Susan Casey-Lefkowitz; Deron Lovaas; Elizabeth Martin-Perera; Melanie Nakagawa; Bob Randall; Dan Woynillowicz

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology Preprint Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates To be presented at the Building Simulation 2011 Conference Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-51655 November 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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building sector by at least 50%. Photo of people walking around a new home. Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology...

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Building Technologies Office: Building Science Education  

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Science Education Science Education Photo of students investigating building enclosure moisture problems at a field testing facility in British Columbia. Students study moisture building enclosure issues at the Coquitlam Field Test facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. Credit: John Straube The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. In November 2012, DOE met with leaders in the building science community to develop a strategic Building Science Education Roadmap that will chart a path for training skilled professionals who apply proven innovations and recognize the value of high performance homes. The roadmap aims to:

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Site A and Plot M Site A and Plot M The Burial Site of the World's First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Reactor > Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player July 31, 1942 The Army Corp of Engineers leases 1,025 acres of the Cook County Forest Preserve to build a research facility. November 1942 Under the direction of Enrico Fermi, a group of scientists at the University of Chicago begin building Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1). Security and secracy were essential. December 2, 1942 Enrico Fermi's team creates the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction using the CP-1 reactor under Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. CP-1 1943 The experiments under Stagg Field shut down, and the scientists move to a 19 acre section of the leased forest preserve, known as Site A. CP-1 is

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Cleanup Project Cleanup Project Search Login Home News News Inside the ICP articles About Us About Us Our Mission Facility Factsheets History of the Site Safety Working with CWI/Property Sales Working with CWI Subcontracting & Small Business Academic Internship Program Property Sales Outreach Community Outreach Stakeholders Education and Research Transfer Program AR-IR Administration Contact Us Industry leader in safe performance CWI's worker-owned safety culture has been the cornerstone for delivering work at the Idaho Cleanup Project. Since contract inception in May 2005, the CWI team has reduced recordable injuries by more than 70 percent. Video Feature: Waste Management Treatment of sodium-contaminated waste using a distillation process (9:47) Terms Of Use Privacy Statement If you have a disability and need an

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or the information, products or services contained therein by the DOE Oak Ridge Office. Home Home Contact Infomation Background Reference Documents Pre-Solicitation Notice Final...

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Deep in Data: Empirical Data Based Software Accuracy Testing Using the Building America Field Data Repository: Preprint  

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An opportunity is available for using home energy consumption and building description data to develop a standardized accuracy test for residential energy analysis tools. That is, to test the ability of uncalibrated simulations to match real utility bills. Empirical data collected from around the United States have been translated into a uniform Home Performance Extensible Markup Language format that may enable software developers to create translators to their input schemes for efficient access to the data. This may facilitate the possibility of modeling many homes expediently, and thus implementing software accuracy test cases by applying the translated data. This paper describes progress toward, and issues related to, developing a usable, standardized, empirical data-based software accuracy test suite.

Neymark, J.; Roberts, D.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cambridge Homes Increases Energy Efficiency in a Mix of Housing Types  

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New houses designed by Cambridge Homes in Crest Hill, Illinois, with technical support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, save their homeowners money by applying the principles of ''whole-building'' design to the entire home product line. Regardless of the model chosen, home buyers can enjoy consistently high levels of comfort and performance with the added benefit of reduced operating costs.

Poole, L.; Anderson, R.

2001-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Building a Home-Land: Zionism as a Regime of Housing 1860-2005  

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house demonstrates his owners awareness of the home- block qualities and marks them as active rather than passive

Allweil, Yael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations  

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Energy Systems Energy Systems Innovations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities  

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Building Activities Building Activities The Department of Energy (DOE) is leading several different activities to develop, demonstrate, and deploy cost-effective solutions to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50%. The U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon is a biennial contest which challenges college teams to design and build energy efficient houses powered by the sun. Each team competes in 10 contests designed to gauge the performance, livability and affordability of their house. The Building America program develops market-ready energy solutions that improve the efficiency of new and existing homes while increasing comfort, safety, and durability. Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals foster the growth of a high quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce.

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Challenge Home  

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Home Innovations 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The U.S. Housing industry is extremely slow to adopt...

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National Green Building Standard Analysis  

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DOE's Building America Program is a research and development program to improve the energy performance of new and existing homes. The ultimate goal of the Building America Program is to achieve examples of cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for all U.S. climate zones. Periodic maintenance of an ANSI standard by review of the entire document and action to revise or reaffirm it on a schedule not to exceed five years is required by ANSI. In compliance, a consensus group has once again been formed and the National Green Building Standard is currently being reviewed to comply with the periodic maintenance requirement of an ANSI standard.

NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

inexpensive, portable, and can be installed by inexpensive, portable, and can be installed by home occupants, making them a good solution for supplemental cooling, for installing air conditioning in homes that lack ductwork, and for renters. As a result, 7.5 million window air conditioners are purchased each year in the United States-more than all other home cooling equipment combined. However, a window air conditioner is required to meet only modest minimum efficiency standards, and its typical installation in a window causes air leakage, which significantly reduces the equipment's performance. To measure the impact these products have on home energy use, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) studied the performance of one 10-year-old and three new window air conditioners in a range of

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal efficiency standards and codes. Volume 2. Relationships of ASHRAE standards and external factors to energy efficient building practices in new homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Available data on 1976 and 1979 new home construction practices were used to develop measures of average building practice for each of the 48 contiguous states. Four possible views of the function and purpose of building energy standards and codes were posited and used to guide the search for relationships between building practice and building energy codes and standards implemented by the states. It was found that the average thermal efficiency of new single family homes improved from 1976 to 1979 in each of the 48 states. It was observed that by 1979 the average thermal efficiency of new homes in each of the 48 states exceeded American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Standard 90-75 (ASHRAE 90). However, in all states, there were substantial numbers of new homes which did not meet the Standard. By January 1, 1979, 23 states had some type of applicable building energy code or standard in effect; 11 of these had state-wide mandatory codes. All codes and standards were either identical to or very similar to the ASHRAE Standard 90-75 in their building shell requirements. A search for statistical evidence of a relationship between state building code activities and building practice was performed. Three marginally significant relationships were found by analysis of variance; however, these relationships were not significant in regression equations with socio-economic variables present. The conclusion here is that the effects of state building code actions on building practices were not detectable by the statistical methods used.

McCold, L.N.; Collins, N.E.; Zuschneid, P.B.; Hofstra, R.B.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Tune-uP  

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Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP's® audit software identifies cost-effective opportunities for energy efficient upgrades in the home. It analyzes data collected from the home, using approximately 1,000 calculations to produce energy-saving recommendations. The software generates a report itemizing recommended improvements and their costs, energy savings, and payback periods. The software produces a second table of the recommended group of improvements that will pay for themselves when financed. Using a selected finance rate and term, the software identifies the combination of upgrades that will save more on the monthly energy bills than they cost in finance charges. When homeowner's see that a down payment is not required and that they can realize a net savings on their investment, they are likely to be

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

an inexpensive, portable form of spot cooling, an inexpensive, portable form of spot cooling, making them a good solution for supplemental cooling, for air conditioning in homes that lack ductwork, and for renters. As a result, 7.5 million window air conditioners are purchased each year in the United States-more than all other home cooling equipment combined. However, window air conditioners have low minimum efficiency standards, and their installation typically results in air leakage, which significantly reduces the equipment's performance. To measure the impact these products have on home energy use, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) studied the performance of one 10-year-old and three new window air conditioners in a range of climates and conditions at NREL's Advanced Heating, Ventilation, and

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Toward Better Homes and Gardens: the role of media and advertising in creation of a middle class cultural landscape in 1920s America  

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This study examines the role that printed media, specifically the home and garden magazine, and advertising played in the establishment of a new, suburban middle-class cultural landscape in 1920s America. The basis for this new cultural landscape was the purchase, adornment, and maintenance of the single-family home. Better Homes and Gardens magazine and its advertisers sought to promote a new cultural ideology based on the consumption of consumer goods by suburban homeowners. In order to steer consumer behavior toward the purchase of a growing number of consumer produce, advertisers became sophisticated in their use of signs and symbols in order to associate consumerism with a desirable lifestyle. Individual households, however, were active participants in the creation of this landscapes aware of consumer options (albeit limited) available and influenced by other social, economic and political actors that guided consumption decisions. Thus, editorial and advertising copy in Better Homes and Gardens magazine not only helped guide consumer behavior, but also reflected the interaction between the conscious individual and social, political, and economic institutions that resulted in the creation and legitimization of a new, suburban cultural landscape.

Bassett, Bridget Benton

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

management system tools customized for residential construction management system tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Management System tools customized for residential construction Management System tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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AN OVERVIEW OF BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (BAIHP) ACTIVITIES IN HOT-HUMID CLIMATES  

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BAIHP (www.baihp.org ) conducts systems research and technical assistance activities for new housing. Hot-humid climate efforts described here include: Systems research : NightCool A hybrid cooling and dehumidification strategy employing radiative cooling and desiccant materials. Interior Duct Systems in Manufactured Houses Tests are ongoing in an occupied prototype home in Alabama and the FSEC manufactured housing lab. Ventilation and Dehumidification A new strategy has been developed to hook up a whole-house dehumidifier so that it only runs when the air conditioning compressor is off. Plug Load Reduction Whole house feedback devices and security system based plug load reductions are being evaluated in prototype homes. Solar and Conventional Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Testing A test facility is being constructed to conduct side by side testing of three active and passive solar, two gas and two electric DHW systems. Technical assistance was provided on the design, construction and evaluation of four near zero energy homes and over 300 highly energy efficient production homes in subdivisions during 2007 and 2008.

Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Colon, C.; Fonorow, K.; Stroer, D.; Martin, E.; McIlvaine, J.; Chasar, D.; Moyer, N.; Thomas-Rees, S.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.; Gil, C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Town of Chapel Hill- Worthwhile Investments Save Energy (WISE) Homes and Buildings Program  

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Chapel Hill is using money made available to it from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help subsidize energy efficiency improvements in Chapel Hill homes. Qualified homeowners...

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Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012  

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Top Innovations 2012 to Top Innovations 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

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America's Wind Testing Facilities | Department of Energy  

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Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home America's Wind Testing Facilities America's Wind Testing Facilities Addthis National Wind Technology...

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Home Energy Saver  

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The State of the Art Home performance contractor A small but growing cadre of "Home Performance Professionals" is rising to the challenge of putting america back on the energy...