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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Planning...  

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Meeting on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science...

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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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2009 Solar Decathlon Building Code  

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BUILDING CODE Last Updated: September 29, 2008 2009 Solar Decathlon Building Code i September 29, 2008 Contents Section 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................. 1 Section 2. Adopted Codes ........................................................................................................................................................ 1 Section 3. Building Planning and Construction .............................................................................................................. 1 3-1. Fire Protection and Prevention ................................................................................................................................. 1

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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 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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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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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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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin | Department of...  

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Addthis Day 7 Construction 1 of 22 Day 7 Construction During the 7th day of construction,...

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Building Skills for Future Careers | Department...  

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Building Skills for Future Careers Solar Decathlon 2013: Building Skills for Future Careers September 16, 2013 - 3:03pm Addthis It took six months and nearly...

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Building Industry Workshops  

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team Puerto Rico student stands over the team's gray-water pool, which is filled with green plants, and explains to visitors surrounding the pool how it recycles water for reuse. team Puerto Rico student stands over the team's gray-water pool, which is filled with green plants, and explains to visitors surrounding the pool how it recycles water for reuse. Universidad de Puerto Rico student Wilfredo Rodriguez explains the team's gray-water pool to visitors at the 2007 Solar Decathlon. The pool is used to filter wash water for reuse. Solar Decathlon 2007 Building Industry Workshops Below are descriptions of the workshops offered at the 2007 Solar Decathlon on Building Industry Day, Thursday, October 18, 2007. Solar Applications for Homes Revised Title: Translating Sustainability to Affordable Housing 9:00 a.m. Presenter: ASHRAE and John Quale, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture The focus of the workshop is translating sustainability to affordable

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Building Code  

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BUILDING CODE Last Updated: April 29, 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Building Code i April 29, 2011 Contents Section 1. Introduction ......

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Building Industry...  

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(far left), Rob Minnick, and members of their company's green team attended Building Industry Day. (Credit: Alexis PowersU.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Consumer...

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin | Department of...  

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Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin September 30, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis Day 7 Construction 1 of 22 Day 7 Construction During the 7th day of...

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin September 30, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis Day 7 Construction 1 of 22 Day 7 Construction During the 7th day of construction, the Solar Decathlon village has started to take shape. The houses open to the public on October 3, 2013 at 11 am. Image: Stefano Paltera, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 2 of 22 Day 7 Construction The University of North Carolina at Charlotte team members assemble their Solar Decathlon entry. Image: Eric Grigorian, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 3 of 22 Day 7 Construction Kevin Davis, of West Virginia University, fills his house's water tank while team members discuss a potential problem. Water was delivered to all team houses today. Image: Amy Vaughn, Energy Department

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin September 30, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis Day 7 Construction 1 of 22 Day 7 Construction During the 7th day of construction, the Solar Decathlon village has started to take shape. The houses open to the public on October 3, 2013 at 11 am. Image: Stefano Paltera, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 2 of 22 Day 7 Construction The University of North Carolina at Charlotte team members assemble their Solar Decathlon entry. Image: Eric Grigorian, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 3 of 22 Day 7 Construction Kevin Davis, of West Virginia University, fills his house's water tank while team members discuss a potential problem. Water was delivered to all team houses today. Image: Amy Vaughn, Energy Department

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

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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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Building America System Research  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Educational Resources for Building Professionals  

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Building Professionals Building Professionals The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon provides educational opportunities for building professionals of all disciplines. Visiting the Solar Decathlon, touring the team houses, and participating in Building Industry Day are great ways to learn about new building technologies and techniques. Until the next event, you can learn more about renewable energy and energy-efficiency topics for building professionals by exploring the links below. EERE Building Technologies Program The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) Building Technologies Program funds research and technology development to reduce commercial and residential building energy use. Its website offers a variety of programs, tools, and resources for building

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin | Department of Energy  

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Let the Building Begin Let the Building Begin Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin Addthis Day 7 Construction 1 of 22 Day 7 Construction During the 7th day of construction, the Solar Decathlon village has started to take shape. The houses open to the public on October 3, 2013 at 11 am. Image: Stefano Paltera, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 2 of 22 Day 7 Construction The University of North Carolina at Charlotte team members assemble their Solar Decathlon entry. Image: Eric Grigorian, Energy Department Day 7 Construction 3 of 22 Day 7 Construction Kevin Davis, of West Virginia University, fills his house's water tank while team members discuss a potential problem. Water was delivered to all team houses today. Image: Amy Vaughn, Energy Department Day 6 Construction 4 of 22 Day 6 Construction

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Building America  

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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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Building America Update - November 4, 2013  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Videos  

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Consumer Workshops Consumer Workshops Building Industry Workshops Technical Resources Sponsors Where Are the Houses Now? Quick Links Solar Decathlon Home Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2007 Solar Decathlon 2005 Solar Decathlon 2002 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon Videos For video of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, see the collections listed below or visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon YouTube Channel. General Solar Decathlon Videos Watch these videos to learn about the Solar Decathlon competition and event. Solar Decathlon House Video Tours Learn about each of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon teams and their houses in these video tours. Solar Decathlon Team-Produced Videos Watch videos produced by the teams themselves for the Solar Decathlon

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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 Building Science Education Roadmap  

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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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The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University Solar Decathlon 2011 Construction Drawings  

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NONE: PROJECT IS NONE: PROJECT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN ARCHITECT OF RECORD WILLIAM JELEN, AIA 620 MICHIGAN AVE NE CROUGH CENTER WASHINGTON, DC 20064 TEL: 202.344.5513 STRUCTURAL ENGINEER BOB ALLISON, PE ARUP ENGINEERING 1120 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW., SUITE 200 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 TEL: 202.729.8220 MEP ENGINEER ARUP ENGINEERING 1120 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW., SUITE 200 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 TEL: 202.729.8220 TEAM CAPITOL DC TEAM CAPITOL DC 8/22/2013 4:49:57 PM CS-001 COVER SHEET 115 Team Capitol dc THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 620 MICHIGAN AVENUE, NE. WASHINGTON, DC 20064 TEAM CAPITOL DC SOLAR DECATHLON 2013 PROJECT INFORMATION PROJECT NAME: HARVEST LOCATION: ORANGE COUNTY NATIONAL GREAT PARK IRVINE, CA OCCUPANCY: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TYPE: TYPE V BUILDING TYPE: NEW SINGLE STORY MODULAR HOME

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The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University Solar Decathlon 2011 Project Manual  

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2013 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2013 PRIMARY FACULTY CONTACT Bill Jelen School of Architecture and Planning The Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave., NE Washington, D.C. 20064 jelen@cua.edu (202) 344-5513 PRIMARY STUDENT CONTACT Kyle Noell School of Architecture and Planning The Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave., NE Washington, D.C. 20064 91noell@cardinalmail.cua.edu (301) 648-0506 As Built Project Manual 22 August 2013 Harvest Team Capitol dc www.teamcapitoldc.org Construction Documents Project Manual Published 8/22/2013 U.S. D.O.E. Solar Decathlon 2013 Page - 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................................................. 2

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Building Technologies Office: Perspectives on New Construction  

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Solar Decathlon  

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U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Sara Farrar-Nagy National Renewable Energy Laboratory sara.farrar-nagy@nrel.gov, 303-384-7514 April 3, 2013 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2013 & XPO Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Irvine, California 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: How to provide workforce training, improve building science instruction, foster innovation in whole-building design, and

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Building Code  

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BUILDING CODE BUILDING CODE Last Updated: May 14, 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Draft Building Code i May 14, 2013 Contents Section 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................. 1 Section 2. Adopted Codes ........................................................................................................................................................ 1 Section 3. Building Planning and Construction .............................................................................................................. 1 3-1. Fire Protection and Prevention ................................................................................................................................. 1

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Where To Build...  

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rooftops, where space and access to sunlight are plentiful. More specifically, the Solar Decathlon team, composed of architecture and engineering students from The City...

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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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Building...  

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Solar 7 house on display at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Enlarge image Solar 7 embodies traditional New England style...

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Building Skills for Future Careers | Department...  

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couple of weeks, we're exploring how the Solar Decathlon 2013 teams' energy-efficient, solar-powered houses went from idea to reality, and documenting some of the steps along...

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Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building  

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Team-Produced Videos  

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Video Walkthroughs Video Walkthroughs Animated Walkthroughs Architecture Presentations Engineering Presentations Sales Presentations Consumer Workshops Building Industry Workshops Technical Resources Sponsors Where Are the Houses Now? Quick Links Solar Decathlon Home Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2007 Solar Decathlon 2005 Solar Decathlon 2002 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon Team-Produced Videos Watch videos produced by the teams themselves for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition. Solar Decathlon 2011 Team Video Walkthroughs See inside the Solar Decathlon 2011 houses in these team-produced video tours. Solar Decathlon 2011 Team Computer-Animated Walkthroughs Learn about the teams' plans and concepts by watching these team-produced

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Building Technologies Office: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Photo of the Solar Village from 2011 Visitors tour the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 held in Washington, D.C., in September 2011. Credit: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. In addition to showcasing the cost savings and environmental benefits of market-ready solar technologies, the event encourages participating students to think in new ways about incorporating practical, affordable clean-energy solutions into residential applications. The next event will take place October 3-13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to visitors on eight days over two weekends:

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Videos  

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Videos Videos For video of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009, see the collections listed below or visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon YouTube Channel. Event Videos Thumbnail image from the Solar Decathlon 2009 Winners video. Solar Decathlon 2009 Winners Video Meet the winners of Solar Decathlon 2009. Thumbnail image from the Solar Decathlon 2009 Welcome video. Solar Decathlon 2009 Welcome Video Video Watch the welcome video shown to visitors to Solar Decathlon 2009. (ZIP 163 MB) The Building of the Solar Decathlon Learn about the history of the event in this Webinar presented in September 2009 by Solar Decathlon Director Richard King. The Solar Decathlon: Housing's Bright Spot Watch the National Science Foundation's "Science Nation" episode featuring

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Solar Decathlon: Collegiate Challenge to Build the Future; Preprint  

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A new collegiate competition, called the Solar Decathlon, is under way. Fourteen teams from colleges and universities across the United States, including Puerto Rico, will assemble on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in late September 2002. They will compete to capture, convert, store, and use enough solar energy to power small, solar-powered, energy-efficient homes that they have designed, built, and transported to the site. Solar Decathletes will be required to provide all the energy for an entire household, including a home-based business and the transportation needs of the household and business. During the event, only the solar energy available within the perimeter of each house may be used to generate the power needed to compete in the ten Solar Decathlon contests. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and private-sector partners BP Solar, American Institute of Architects, Electronic Data Systems, and Home Depot.

Warner, C.; King, R.; Nahan, R.; Eastment, M.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO Volunteer...  

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Training Welcome Solar Decathlon Volunteers and Interns What Is the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon? The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build,...

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

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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 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 Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...  

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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  

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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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Solar Decathlon: Building the Future; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) (Brochure)  

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Challenging. Exhilarating. Inspiring. Challenging. Exhilarating. Inspiring. Life-changing. The Solar Decathlon is all these things to the hundreds of students who take part in the competition. Since 2002, teams representing universities from around the world work endless hours to design and build solar-powered houses for this amazing competition held biennially on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Representing fields from engineering and architecture to communications and

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Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

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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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Missouri-Rolla: Building on the Past  

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house, in the foreground, with the team's 2007 house, in the background. house, in the foreground, with the team's 2007 house, in the background. Enlarge image Missouri University of Science and Technology's Solar Decathlon 2005 entry, Prairie House (left), is now located next door to the 2007 Solar House (right) in the university's Solar Village. (Courtesy of Bob Phelan, Missouri University of Science and Technology) Who: Missouri University of Science and Technology What: Prairie House Where: Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO 65401 Map This House Public tours: Call 573-341-6782 for tour information. Solar Decathlon 2005 University of Missouri-Rolla: Building on the Past The University of Missouri-Rolla-now called the Missouri University of Science and Technology-built Prairie House for its second U.S. Department

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

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

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Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy  

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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 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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Building America Update - July 9, 2013  

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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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Building America Meetings | Department of Energy  

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

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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 Update - May 9, 2013  

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

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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...

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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 America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department of  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Contests and Scoring - Lighting  

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of natural daylighting in their 2002 Solar Decathlon house. Solar Decathlon 2005 Lighting (100 Points) Electric lighting is the third largest consumer of energy in buildings....

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon  

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Decathlon Decathlon Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon archive, sorted by date. Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015! Friday, November 1, 2013 By Solar Decathlon In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals. Up to 20 teams will be selected to begin two-year projects to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence. Selected teams will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition site, which will

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DOE Solar Decathlon: About Solar Decathlon  

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About Solar Decathlon About Solar Decathlon The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. The next event will take place in 2015. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.

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Building America Update - June 7, 2013  

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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

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Building America Update - September 10, 2013  

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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

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

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

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

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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 Update - March 11, 2013  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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buildings with near zero energy expenditure, as stated by the European Directive 2020," said Javier Serra, director of Solar Decathlon Europe. "It has also shown a very...

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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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 America Update - August 9, 2013  

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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: 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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Solar Decathlon 2009 Highlights of Team Innovations and Cutting-Edge Building Technologies  

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8 8 Solar Decathlon 2009 Highlights of Team Innovations and Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Cornell University * The house is built around a centralized core with all engineering systems in the mechanical / electrical closet at the center of the house. * The electrical energy is produced using 40 solar panels yielding 8kW nominally. * Thermal energy is collected by a system of 30 Silicon Solar SunMaxx U-30 evacuated tube collectors mounted on the south sides of two cylinders; this is the house's primary means of generating heat. * Exterior of house is CorTen corrugated steel. Copper pipes running behind the corrugations are heated by conduction, which then heats water as it passes in proximity to fill the hot water tank. This system

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Teams  

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Solar Decathlon China Update Tuesday, August 6, 2013 I knew when the City of Datong offered to build a new site for its Solar Decathlon that it was going to be spectacular, and...

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2005 Solar Decathlon  

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This brochure describes the Solar Decathlon, an international competition among college and university teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, energy-efficient, solar-powered house.

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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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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...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Juries  

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Solar Decathlon Juries Solar Decathlon Juries The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 included several contests that relied on jurors to determine their results. These jurors served on the contest juries for Solar Decathlon 2011. Contest Jurors Architecture Photo of Paul Hutton. Paul Hutton Paul Hutton is founder and principal at Hutton Architecture Studio in Denver, Colorado. He presented research at the First International Daylighting Conference in 1983 and has been developing expertise in the integration of electric lighting and daylighting ever since. Paul teaches the Daylighting course at the University of Colorado College of Architecture and has been heavily involved with administration of the Governor's Energy Office High-Performance Building Program. Paul is a board member of the American Institute of Architect's Committee on Architecture for Education, for which he plans conferences and helps direct the activities of the 7,000-member Knowledge Community.

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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 Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP II)  

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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

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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 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 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.

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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 Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - High...  

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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...

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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 - 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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog  

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Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015! Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015! November 1, 2013 By Solar Decathlon In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals. Up to 20 teams will be selected to begin two-year projects to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence. Selected teams will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition site, which will be announced in the coming months. As part of the Solar Decathlon, teams

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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...  

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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 Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

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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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Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved  

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(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 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 Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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Building Energy Building Energy Optimization Software to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software 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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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Building America Solution Center  

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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

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Solar Decathlon  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Sara Farrar-Nagy National Renewable Energy Laboratory sara.farrar-nagy@nrel.gov, 303-384-7514 April 3, 2013 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar...

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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 - 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 Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings  

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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  

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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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NREL: Technology Deployment - Solar Decathlon  

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Decathlon Decathlon Photo of a woman assembling the Team Alberta solar-powered house at the Solar Decathlon, with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background. Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. NREL has provided technical expertise for this U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) event since its conception in 1999. Considered one of DOE's most successful efforts, the Solar Decathlon helps remove multiple barriers to the adoption of solar energy technologies by: Educating students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design solutions Demonstrating to the public the comfort and affordability of homes

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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 … House Simulation Protocols (the Building America Benchmark  

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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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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

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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  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Update Tuesday, August 6, 2013 I knew when the City of Datong offered to build a new site for its Solar Decathlon that it was going to be spectacular, and everything so far has...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Visit  

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Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California The Solar Decathlon houses and surrounding Solar Decathlon village are open to...

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Final Results  

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Computer-generated image of the Technische Universität Darmstadt 2007 Solar Decathlon house. Computer-generated image of the Technische Universität Darmstadt 2007 Solar Decathlon house. First Place: Technische Universität Darmstadt Computer-generated image of the University of Maryland 2007 Solar Decathlon house. Second Place: University of Maryland Computer-generated image of the Santa Clara University 2007 Solar Decathlon house. Third Place: Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon 2007 Final Results The Solar Decathlon challenged 20 college and university teams to compete in 10 contests and design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. After two years of preparation and a week of competition, the final scores and standings are in. Overall First Place: Technische Universität Darmstadt This team from Germany came to the Solar Decathlon hoping to have an impact

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Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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

Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon October 3, 2013 11:45AM EDT to October 13, 2013 4:45PM EDT Orange County Great Park, Irvine California The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. The next event will take place Oct. 3-13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Market Appeal  

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Market Appeal Each U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon team builds its house for a target client of its choosing. The Market Appeal Jury, which is composed of professionals...

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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

118

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 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...  

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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...  

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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...  

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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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon 2009  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Posts Tagged 'Solar Decathlon 2009' Solar Decathlon Alumni Association...

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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  

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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 Update - January 9, 2013 | Department of Energy  

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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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Solar Decathlon 2005  

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Solar Decathlon 2005 is a U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory competition involving 19 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, and Spain. These teams will compete to design, build, and demonstrate solar homes. In fall 2005, teams will transport their competition solar houses to Washington, D.C., where they will construct a solar village on the National Mall. When the houses are assembled, the teams will compete against each other in 10 contests (hence, a decathlon) for about a week. The contests range from design to comfort to energy performance. Each team must provide an aesthetically pleasing entry that produces sufficient solar energy for space conditioning, hot water, lighting, appliances, and an electric car. The Solar Decathlon is co-sponsored by BP, The Home Depot, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the DIY Network. For more information, visit the Web site at www.solardecathlon.org.

Warner, C.; Nahan, R.; King, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon China  

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China Logo of SD China. Solar Decathlon China is the most recent addition to the international family of Solar Decathlon competitions. Solar Decathlon China is the result of a...

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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 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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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 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

135

DOE Solar Decathlon: Press Room  

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Press Room Press Room The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred every two years in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. The last event was held at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011. Solar Decathlon 2013 takes place Oct. 3-13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the

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Solar Decathlon: Powered by the Sun (Revised)  

SciTech Connect

The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition to design and build the most energy efficient, solar-powered house. It is also an event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to which the public is invited. This gatefold brochure describes the Solar Decathlon 2005 competition and event, including a schedule of activities.

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2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon: Challenging Students to Build Energy Efficient, Cost-Effective, and Attractive Solar-Powered Houses  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The paper discusses the solutions developed for the event. We believe that the solutions implemented for Solar Decathlon 2011 represent current trends and that by analyzing, critiquing, and exposing the solutions pursued, the industry can become better suited to address challenges of the future. Constructing a solar community using high-efficiency design and unique materials while remaining code compliant, safe, and effective results in solutions that are market relevant, important, and interesting to the industry as a whole.

Simon, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

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: The Advanced Whole-Home Efficiency Program (Presentation)  

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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 Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 2009  

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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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141

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

142

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Maryland  

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Maryland Maryland Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Maryland archive, sorted by date. University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team Celebrates With a Shed-Raising Monday, April 11, 2011 By Erin Pierce Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. Photo of a group of people posing in front of a building shell. The WaterShed team with Solar Decathlon Director Richard King and University of Maryland faculty and officials at the shed-raising event April 7 (Credit: Jennifer Towbin/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Consumer Workshops  

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man presents information about energy-efficient buildings to a group of people seated under a canopy at the 2007 Solar Decathlon. man presents information about energy-efficient buildings to a group of people seated under a canopy at the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Workshops on energy efficiency and solar technologies drew large crowds during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon 2007 Consumer Workshops Below are descriptions of the consumer workshops offered at the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Energy Efficiency for the Homeowner Presenter: Lew Pratsch, DOE The workshop focuses on ways to reduce energy bills for new and older homes by discussing topics such as energy efficient mortgages and other resources. Solar for the Homeowner Presenter: Glenn Strahs, DOE Are you ready to add a system onto your home and enjoy the benefits of clean, quiet power whose cost will not increase over time? The workshop

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Contests and Scoring - Architecture  

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there is much more to the Architecture contest than just aesthetics. Even in buildings as small as the Solar Decathlon houses, the architecture must do everything that bigger...

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Solar Decathlon: How far did they travel? | Department of Energy  

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

Cities -Building Design --Solar Decathlon -Manufacturing Energy Sources -Renewables --Solar ---SunShot --Wind --Water ---Carbon Capture & Sequestration -Consumption -Smart Grid...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Teams - University of Colorado  

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emphasizes use of natural building materials. Computer-generated image of Colorado's 2005 Solar Decathlon house. From soy insulation to PV panels, Colorado's modular house...

148

Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Alumni Association Seeks Former Decathletes Wednesday,...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon 2011  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Posts Tagged 'Solar Decathlon 2011' Clarity, Passion Score Communications...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Architecture Comfort Zone Energy Balance Engineering Home Entertainment Hot Water Market Appeal Events Media Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar...

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Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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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

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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''.

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Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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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 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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Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with Solar Decathlon House |  

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Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with Solar Decathlon Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with Solar Decathlon House Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with Solar Decathlon House April 19, 2011 - 12:48pm Addthis The Self-Reliance team at their recent "wall-raising" event. | Photo Courtesy of the Middlebury Solar Decathlon team The Self-Reliance team at their recent "wall-raising" event. | Photo Courtesy of the Middlebury Solar Decathlon team April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Are You Attending Solar Decathlon This Year? | Department of Energy  

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Attending Solar Decathlon This Year? Attending Solar Decathlon This Year? Are You Attending Solar Decathlon This Year? September 22, 2011 - 6:45am Addthis Amanda Crosby, right, and Belinda Dods of New Zealand celebrate placing the final screw on the deck of their house at Solar Decathlon 2011. Amanda Crosby, right, and Belinda Dods of New Zealand celebrate placing the final screw on the deck of their house at Solar Decathlon 2011. This Friday marks the first day of Solar Decathlon 2011, an annual event that challenges collegiate teams-from the United States and around the world-to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. This week we've been highlighting the launch date of Solar Decathlon: Chris introduced us to the event and posted a video, and we re-posted a

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Teams  

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'Teams' 'Teams' Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015! Friday, November 1, 2013 By Solar Decathlon In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals. Up to 20 teams will be selected to begin two-year projects to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence. Selected teams will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition site, which will be announced in the coming months. As part of the Solar Decathlon, teams

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Market Appeal Contest  

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Market Appeal Contest (100 points) Each U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 team will build its house for a target client of its choosing. The Market Appeal Jury,...

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2005 Solar Decathlon: October 7-16  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This brochure describes the Solar Decathlon, an international competition among college and university teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, energy-efficient, solar-powered house.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Team Florida  

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the past two days, the fresh, cool air will be a welcome relief. Great building weather Richard King is director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Tags:...

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Building America: Full-Text Search  

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

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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

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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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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 Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon 2009  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Solar Decathlon 2009 Below you will find Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon Europe 2012  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 Below you will find...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Europe  

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Europe Logo of Solar Decathlon Europe. On Oct. 18, 2007, the Spanish and U.S. governments signed a memorandum of understanding to create Solar Decathlon Europe, a complementary...

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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: 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: 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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Daily Journals  

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Decathlon Director, Richard King, and his wife, Melissa. Richard King, Solar Decathlon organizer, keeps a daily journal during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon 2007 Daily...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Sponsors  

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Dow Corning Lowe's M.C. Dean Pepco Schneider Electric Supporting Sponsors Contributing Sponsors Where Are the Houses Now? Quick Links Solar Decathlon Home Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2007 Solar Decathlon 2005 Solar Decathlon 2002 Solar Decathlon 2011 Sponsors The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon is organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which works in partnership with sponsors at all levels to make this student solar housing competition and event a reality. 2011 Sustaining Sponsors These sponsors made significant contributions-including financial support, materials, volunteers, outreach, and awards-to the success of Solar Decathlon 2011. Learn more about each sponsor and its role in Solar Decathlon 2011. Dow Corning

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Teams  

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talking. talking. Members of the Maryland and Colorado teams became good neighbors and friends during Solar Decathlon 2002. Solar Decathlon 2005 Teams Eighteen teams of college and university students competed in the 2005 Solar Decathlon. The students and their amazing work took center stage on the National Mall in the nation's capital. Teams began assembly of their "solar village" on the Mall on September 29, 2005. Teams are made up of students pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture, computer science, public relations, marketing, and other disciplines. Just like the Olympic decathletes, they need to draw on all of their strengths and skills to troubleshoot, communicate, dream, and build these original solar homes. So, having a well-balanced team-rather than a team with just one or two

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Norwich University  

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Norwich University Norwich University Team website: www.nusd2013.org Photo of members of the Norwich University Solar Decathlon 2013 team standing in front of a building on campus. Enlarge image The Norwich University Solar Decathlon 2013 team (Courtesy of the Norwich University Solar Decathlon 2013 team) he Norwich University audiovisual presentation Jury Feedback Architecture Contest Market Appeal Contest Engineering Contest Communications Contest Team Deliverables Project Manual Construction Drawings Menu and Recipes Neither the United States, nor the Department of Energy, nor the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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2011 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective | Department of Energy  

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1 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective 1 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective 2011 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective September 29, 2011 - 10:11am Addthis Volunteer Alison Mize demonstrates how to build an electrical circuit using a string of lights and battery at the Vehicle Technologies Program booth at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. | DOE photo, courtesy of April Saylor Volunteer Alison Mize demonstrates how to build an electrical circuit using a string of lights and battery at the Vehicle Technologies Program booth at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. | DOE photo, courtesy of April Saylor Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How can I participate? Come visit the 2011 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall's West Potomac Park through October 2nd.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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 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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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...

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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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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 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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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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Solar Decathlon 2005: The Event in Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar Decathlon 2005: The Event in Review is a technical report describing the 2005 Solar Decathlon, an event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy wherein 18 collegiate teams competed in 10 contests to design, build, and operate an attractive, efficient, entirely solar-powered home. The report gives an overview of the competition, including final results, team strategies, and detailed descriptions the 18 homes.

Moon, S.; Nahan, R.; Warner, C.; Wassmer, M.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Building America Standing Technical Committee - Water Heating  

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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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See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? | Department of Energy  

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See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? September 19, 2011 - 1:04pm Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory On Friday at 10 a.m., the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon opens in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. The event provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for members of the public to tour homes that save energy and money-and are powered by the sun. Many of my colleagues describe attending Solar Decathlon as one of the highlights of their professional careers, and I'm hopeful I'll be able to squeeze in a visit during a quick work trip to D.C. later this week. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition where teams design and build energy-efficient houses powered by the sun. These teams spend almost

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Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 | Department of Energy  

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

Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 May 4, 2010 - 11:37am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL This past October, we wrote a lot about the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. If you haven't heard of the Solar Decathlon, it's a competition held every two years that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The teams assemble their houses in a village on the National Mall, where they compete in ten contests and open their houses to the public for tours. The next Solar Decathlon will take place in fall 2011, and though it's not front-page news right now, preparations for the 2011 event are well under way. Both DOE and the teams are busily preparing for next year's event, and

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Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon September 8, 2011 - 12:15pm Addthis Models of the homes that this year's competitors have designed, built, and will operate at the Solar Decathlon. Models of the homes that this year's competitors have designed, built, and will operate at the Solar Decathlon. Bill Valdez Bill Valdez Principal Deputy Director It's an honor and a privilege to be selected for grueling hours of hard work, including planning, modeling, energy research, and construction - at least, it is when it comes to the Department of Energy's annual Solar Decathlon challenge. Only 20 university-led student teams are invited each year to create an all-solar-powered house from scratch, designing and building a house that will be reassembled amidst the memorials in

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Team Capitol DC  

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Capitol DC Capitol DC Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Team Capitol DC archive, sorted by date. Hangout With Solar Decathlon 2013 Teams on Sept. 18! Wednesday, September 11, 2013 By Rebecca Matulka Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Photo of a Solar Decathlon house at night. Superimposed is the following text: "Solar Decathlon 2013: The Path to a Brighter Future. Energy.gov/live. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at p.m. ET. #askSD." Mark your calendars for a Google+ Hangout on Solar Decathlon 2013: The Path to a Brighter Future on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. ET. For more than 10 years, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has been preparing the next wave of energy leaders-providing hands-on experience in designing and building energy-efficient, solar-powered

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Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 | Department of Energy  

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Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011 May 4, 2010 - 11:37am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL This past October, we wrote a lot about the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. If you haven't heard of the Solar Decathlon, it's a competition held every two years that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The teams assemble their houses in a village on the National Mall, where they compete in ten contests and open their houses to the public for tours. The next Solar Decathlon will take place in fall 2011, and though it's not front-page news right now, preparations for the 2011 event are well under way. Both DOE and the teams are busily preparing for next year's event, and

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New Location for Solar Decathlon 2011 Announced | Department of Energy  

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Location for Solar Decathlon 2011 Announced Location for Solar Decathlon 2011 Announced New Location for Solar Decathlon 2011 Announced February 23, 2011 - 5:00pm Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011 The National Mall -- West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. This year's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition will be held at the National Mall's West Potomac Park. Specifically, between the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Potomac River. The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002. Since then, they've been held biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009 and this year. The 2011 event will be held

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Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon Supporting Diversity at the Solar Decathlon September 8, 2011 - 12:15pm Addthis Models of the homes that this year's competitors have designed, built, and will operate at the Solar Decathlon. Models of the homes that this year's competitors have designed, built, and will operate at the Solar Decathlon. Bill Valdez Bill Valdez Principal Deputy Director It's an honor and a privilege to be selected for grueling hours of hard work, including planning, modeling, energy research, and construction - at least, it is when it comes to the Department of Energy's annual Solar Decathlon challenge. Only 20 university-led student teams are invited each year to create an all-solar-powered house from scratch, designing and building a house that will be reassembled amidst the memorials in

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Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America  

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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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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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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.

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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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.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Contests and Scoring  

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women switching out team name plates on a large sign labeled "Leaderboard." women switching out team name plates on a large sign labeled "Leaderboard." Solar Decathlon organizers update the solar village leaderboard with the latest standings. Solar Decathlon 2009 Contests and Scoring Just like the well-known Olympic decathlon, the Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests that center on all of the ways in which we use energy in our daily lives. Here you'll find information about the 10 contests and how they were scored. To compete, the teams must design and build energy-efficient homes that are powered exclusively by the sun. The houses are required to: Be attractive and easy to live in Maintain comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions Feature appealing and adequate lighting Supply energy to household appliances for cooking and cleaning

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DOE Solar Decathlon: History  

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History The history of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon dates to the inaugural event in 2002. Since then, the Solar Decathlon has been held biennially in 2005, 2007,...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Engineering  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Contests Engineering The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon houses represent the best of modern engineering. For the Engineering...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Curriculum  

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Curriculum The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon presents an incredible learning opportunity for schools, educators, students, and community members worldwide to explore...

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

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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

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2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards | Department of Energy  

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2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards 2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards 2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards October 19, 2007 - 3:21pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Bodman Thank you, Andy. I want to thank you once again for your leadership in making the Solar Decathlon such a success. The Solar Decathlon is now a permanent part of America. I also want to thank everyone sponsors, DOE employees, Members of Congress, any parents and faculty who might be with us and anyone else who came out this week in support of our decathletes. This has really been a remarkable event, one that has attracted crowds like we have not seen before. I've seen people from all over the country and from all walks of life down here on the Mall, keenly interested in the houses and the decathletes.

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2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards | Department of Energy  

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7 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards 7 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards 2007 Solar Decathlon Closing Ceremony and Awards October 19, 2007 - 3:21pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Bodman Thank you, Andy. I want to thank you once again for your leadership in making the Solar Decathlon such a success. The Solar Decathlon is now a permanent part of America. I also want to thank everyone sponsors, DOE employees, Members of Congress, any parents and faculty who might be with us and anyone else who came out this week in support of our decathletes. This has really been a remarkable event, one that has attracted crowds like we have not seen before. I've seen people from all over the country and from all walks of life down here on the Mall, keenly interested in the houses and the decathletes.

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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

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Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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House Simulation House Simulation Protocols Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report 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

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon 2013: New Teams New Location Thursday, January 26, 2012...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Dates Set for October 3-13, 2013 Wednesday, March 14, 2012...

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

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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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Press Room  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Mobile Search Search Search Help More Search Options U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Photo of Solar Decathlon Director Richard...

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Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon In the video above, Lakiya Culley talks about how her solar-powered, passive home, which was donated to Habitat for Humanity by a Solar Decathlon...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Sponsors  

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Energy Samuel Bodman in front of the banner proclaiming their third place award in the Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon 2007 Sponsors The primary sponsor of the Solar Decathlon is...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon Europe  

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Europe' Solar Decathlon Goes International Saturday, October 1, 2011 By Richard King The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's influence is expanding around the world. This...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon Europe 2010  

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Congratulations to Virginia Tech and Solar Decathlon Europe Sunday, June 27, 2010 Virginia Tech took top honors to a standing ovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe awards ceremony...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon Europe 2010  

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Europe 2010' Congratulations to Virginia Tech and Solar Decathlon Europe Sunday, June 27, 2010 Virginia Tech took top honors to a standing ovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe...

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Press Room  

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Bios Press Releases Photos Videos Education Sponsors Volunteers History FAQs Contacts Solar Decathlon Press Room The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon press room provides...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Communications Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Appliances Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Engineering Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Architecture Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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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  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » A Solar Decathlon Entry  

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A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk Friday, August 19, 2011 By Erin Pierce Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. I t's a tale of two universities with a vision for one historic city. Students from both Hampton and Old Dominion universities have joined forces to compete in the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon with their entry, called Unit 6 Unplugged. As Tidewater Virginia, the students will unveil their vision for the future -an energy-efficient house that

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Tidewater Virginia  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Tidewater Virginia Below you will find Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Events  

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'Events' Solar Decathlon Village Welcomes High-Energy Schoolchildren Thursday, October 10, 2013 By Solar Decathlon The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 received a...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog 2011 November  

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Architecture Comfort Zone Energy Balance Engineering Home Entertainment Hot Water Market Appeal Events Media Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog 2010 February  

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Architecture Comfort Zone Energy Balance Engineering Home Entertainment Hot Water Market Appeal Events Media Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog 2010 August  

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Architecture Comfort Zone Energy Balance Engineering Home Entertainment Hot Water Market Appeal Events Media Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar...

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University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team Celebrates with a "Shed  

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University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team Celebrates with a "Shed University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team Celebrates with a "Shed Raising" University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team Celebrates with a "Shed Raising" April 8, 2011 - 5:52pm Addthis University of Maryland's WaterShed design model | courtesy of the Solar Decathlon's Flickr photostream University of Maryland's WaterShed design model | courtesy of the Solar Decathlon's Flickr photostream Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the  

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Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters August 18, 2011 - 6:26pm Addthis The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout | Department of  

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VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout September 19, 2013 - 2:26pm Addthis Miss the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout? Watch a recording of it above. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs For two years, collegiate teams from around the world have been designing and building energy-efficient solar-powered houses for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. With the competition just two weeks away, many teams are busy putting the final touches on their houses and preparing to transport them to the competition site in Irvine, California. Yesterday, team members from Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico, Santa Clara University, Team Alberta, Team Capitol DC and

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A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk | Department of Energy  

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A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk August 11, 2011 - 3:22pm Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Come check it out! In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. It's a tale of two universities with a vision for one historic city. Students from both Hampton and Old Dominion universities have joined forces

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A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk | Department of Energy  

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A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk A Solar Decathlon Entry for Historic Norfolk August 11, 2011 - 3:22pm Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Come check it out! In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. It's a tale of two universities with a vision for one historic city. Students from both Hampton and Old Dominion universities have joined forces

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine October 20, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Friday marked the end of the Solar Decathlon competition. Team Germany won (for the second time) in a very competitive field, in a ceremony marked by gray skies, cold temperatures and rain. For all the bad weather, however, the mood in DC was very upbeat. This was the fourth Solar Decathlon, an event that has seen great strides since its launch in 2002. The mission of the event is to promote solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings, through innovative engineering and scholarly dedication. I would venture to say that this year might mark the event's greatest success, with TWO teams from Canada, as well as returning

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Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 |  

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Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 August 1, 2011 - 3:29pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy is considering offers for a new site for Solar Decathlon 2013. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a competition that challenges collegiate students from across the globe to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, highly energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in. For the first time, in an effort to expand the excitement generated by the competition and encourage participation from new communities, the Department is inviting venues across the nation to compete for the opportunity to host this

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » 2011 » July  

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July, 2011 July, 2011 Compete in Solar Decathlon 2013 Friday, July 22, 2011 By Alexis Powers U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers today released a request for proposals for Solar Decathlon 2013 teams. Collegiate teams interested in participating have until Nov. 10, 2011, to submit the required documentation for consideration. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition open to all accredited colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions. Student teams compete to design, build, and operate highly energy-efficient, completely solar-powered houses. The entire Solar Decathlon project encompasses not only the competition but also the project's design development, construction, and commissioning phases. Since 2002, thousands of students from around the world have competed in

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 |  

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Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013 August 1, 2011 - 3:29pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy is considering offers for a new site for Solar Decathlon 2013. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a competition that challenges collegiate students from across the globe to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, highly energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in. For the first time, in an effort to expand the excitement generated by the competition and encourage participation from new communities, the Department is inviting venues across the nation to compete for the opportunity to host this

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine Solar Decathlon: Rain and Shine October 20, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Friday marked the end of the Solar Decathlon competition. Team Germany won (for the second time) in a very competitive field, in a ceremony marked by gray skies, cold temperatures and rain. For all the bad weather, however, the mood in DC was very upbeat. This was the fourth Solar Decathlon, an event that has seen great strides since its launch in 2002. The mission of the event is to promote solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings, through innovative engineering and scholarly dedication. I would venture to say that this year might mark the event's greatest success, with TWO teams from Canada, as well as returning

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Energy Department Announces Second Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Second Solar Decathlon Second Solar Decathlon Energy Department Announces Second Solar Decathlon June 9, 2005 - 1:40pm Addthis Competition to be held October 7-16, 2005 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that 18 teams from the United States, Canada and Spain will travel to Washington, DC on October 7-16, 2005 to participate in the second solar decathlon competition to be held on the National Mall. The solar decathlon presents cutting edge architecture, engineering, and technology all of which can all be applied in building homes to generate their own energy, not simply consume it. "These future engineers and architects are some of the brightest in the world. The innovative technologies the students will present demonstrate that the widespread use of renewable energy to power our homes may be

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Teams - University of Colorado at Boulder  

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2007 Solar Decathlon house. This conceptual drawing shows the entire house that the University of Colorado team plans to build. The red shipping container in the foreground and the...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Teams - University of Missouri-Rolla...  

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team wearing hardhats and posing in front of its 2005 Solar Decathlon house. The Missouri-Rolla team builds its Midwest-friendly house. Sketch of Missouri-Rolla's 2005 Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Teams - University of Michigan  

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Michigan's 2005 Solar Decathlon team wearing hardhats and gathered around a structural element. Michigan's team rolls up its sleeves to build a modular solar house with mass-market...

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Home Page  

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Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Architecture  

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Architecture Architecture (100 points) For the Architecture Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, teams are required to design and build attractive, high-performance houses that integrate solar and energy-efficiency technologies seamlessly into the design. A jury of professional architects focuses on: Architectural elements Architectural elements include the scale and proportion of room and facade features, indoor/outdoor connections, composition, and linking of various house elements. Holistic design Holistic design is an architectural design that will be comfortable for occupants and compatible with the surrounding environment. Lighting The jury assesses the integration and energy efficiency of electrical and natural light. Inspiration Inspiration is reflected in a design that inspires and delights Solar

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Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012  

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Technical Update Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Contacts  

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About Competition Scores & Standings Teams News Photos Videos Product Directory Village Energy Balance Education Sponsors Volunteers History FAQs Contacts Solar Decathlon...

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Solar Decathlon 2009 (Brochure)  

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This brochure provides key information about Solar Decathlon 2009--the dates, the background of the competition and event, and where to go for more information.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Volunteer Roles  

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Already a Volunteer? Log In Volunteers work alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO organizers in a variety of roles. Learn more about these...

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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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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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Canada  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Canada Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Ohio State  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Ohio State Below you will find Solar Decathlon news...

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

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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  

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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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Solar Decathlon 2002: The Event in Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This book describes the first Solar Decathlon, a competition for college and university students, which took place on the National Mall in fall 2002. Student teams competed to design, build, and operate the most attractive, energy-efficient house that used only solar energy. In addition to the competition, the Solar Decathlon was also a public event. The book describes the events on the Mall, including technical details about the ten contests that comprised the competition and descriptions of the public's and the media's responses to the event. The book also provides information about the student teams' activities in the year and a half before they arrived to compete on the Mall.

Eastment, M.; Hayter, S.; Nahan, R.; Stafford, B.; Warner, C.; Hancock, E.; Howard, R.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: West Virginia University  

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West Virginia University West Virginia University Team website: solar.wvu.edu Photo of members of the West Virginia University Solar Decathlon 2013 team in front of a building on campus. Enlarge image The West Virginia University Solar Decathlon 2013 team (Courtesy of the West Virginia University Solar Decathlon 2013 team) he West Virginia University audiovisual presentation Jury Feedback Architecture Contest Market Appeal Contest Engineering Contest Communications Contest Team Deliverables Project Manual Construction Drawings Menu and Recipes Neither the United States, nor the Department of Energy, nor the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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University of Maryland's "WaterShed" Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon | Department  

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University of Maryland's "WaterShed" Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon University of Maryland's "WaterShed" Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon University of Maryland's "WaterShed" Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon October 3, 2011 - 2:02pm Addthis The University of Maryland's “WaterShed” won the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The school from College Park, Maryland competed against 18 other collegiate teams to build an aesthetically pleasing, architecturally innovative and well-engineered energy efficient living space that generates its energy from solar power. | Courtesy of University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team The University of Maryland's "WaterShed" won the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The school from College Park, Maryland competed against 18 other collegiate teams to build an aesthetically pleasing, architecturally innovative and

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

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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.

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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 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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Team  

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Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History To Model Home of Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History To Model Home of the Future Monday, April 4, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our second profile, we spoke with Appalachian State University's faculty advisors Jamie Russell and Chad Everhart about The Solar Homestead, their team's entry into the competition. Both Chad and Jamie are professors from the university's building science program in the Department of Technology. Chad provided guidance for the architecture and

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Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon  

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

Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon Breakfast Presented by BASF Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30-10:30 a.m. Historic Hanger 244 Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30 AM-10:30 PM 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Housing Innovation Awards Christine Barbour Master of Ceremonies 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Housing Innovation Awards 4 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Thank you for making the Housing Innovation Awards breakfast possible! Housing Innovation Awards 5 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon House Tours  

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House Tours House Tours Attending the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon isn't the only way to get a tour of a Solar Decathlon house. Many past competition houses are open to the public and offer tours year-round. To learn more about the Solar Decathlon houses from previous competitions that offer tours, select from the markers on the map below or choose from the links in the following tables. Screen reader users: click here for plain HTML Go to Google Maps Home Loading... Map Sat Ter Did you mean a different: Did you mean a different: Did you mean a different: Add Destination - Show options Hide options Get Directions Note: Public transit coverage may not be available in this area. Report a problem - Maps Labs - Help Google Maps ‎ ‎ - ©2014 Google ‎ - Terms of Use - Privacy

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Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home August 25, 2011 - 6:27pm Addthis Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Come check it out! In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition.

 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is participating in its first Solar Decathlon competition, featuring its home, "Living Light." Named for

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Secretary Chu to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony | Department  

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to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony Secretary Chu to Speak at Solar Decathlon 2011 Awards Ceremony September 30, 2011 - 5:44pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday, October 1, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join collegiate students and event sponsors at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 closing ceremony to announce this year's winner. The ceremony will take place at West Potomac Park. WHO: U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Richard King, Director of the Solar Decathlon, U.S. Department of Energy WHAT: The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in. Saturday's announcement will cap off the nearly two week competition and identify the team that

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Building Technologies Office: U.S. Department of Energy Solar...  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on Facebook Tweet about Building...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon  

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Decathlon Decathlon Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon archive, sorted by date. Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Friday, October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon 2013  

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Decathlon 2013' Decathlon 2013' Norwich University Receives Byron Stafford Award of Distinction Monday, October 28, 2013 By Solar Decathlon The Norwich University Solar Decathlon 2013 team received the Byron Stafford Award of Distinction at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Victory Reception on Oct. 12.Presented by Solar Decathlon Director Richard King's wife, Melissa, the award is a tribute to Byron Stafford, who served as the event's site operations manager from the first Solar Decathlon in 2002 until his death in May. A National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior scientist, Stafford was instrumental in formulating the competition rules and was dedicated to ensuring a safe competition and public exhibit. In 2009, his team installed the first Solar Decathlon village microgrid to distribute energy safely and reliably among

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon China 2013  

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China 2013 Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon China 2013 archive, sorted by date. University of Wollongong Wins SD China Sunday, August 11, 2013 By...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Where Are the Solar Decathlon Houses Now...  

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Where Are the Solar Decathlon Houses Now? Since 2002, 72 houses have competed in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These houses-now located throughout the United...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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China Coming in 2013 Thursday, January 20, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is proud to announce the newest member of the global Solar Decathlon family: Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Frequently Asked Questions  

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Solar Decathlon Frequently Asked Questions These frequently asked questions provide a short overview of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. If you have a question that...

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

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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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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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2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon |  

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Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon July 14, 2011 - 11:57am Addthis Team Massachusetts' Project Manager Spencer Culhane puts the finishing touches on the team's design model. | Courtesy of the Team Massachusetts Flickr photostream Team Massachusetts' Project Manager Spencer Culhane puts the finishing touches on the team's design model. | Courtesy of the Team Massachusetts Flickr photostream Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are

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German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon |  

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German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon October 19, 2007 - 3:21pm Addthis University of Maryland Takes 2nd Place; Santa Clara University Takes 3rd Place WASHINGTON, DC - Germany's Technische Universitat Darmstadt has earned top honors in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Over the past two weeks, the 2007 Solar Decathlon challenged twenty university-led teams from the U.S. and as far away as Puerto Rico, Spain, Germany, and Canada to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. Students competed in ten areas, ranging from architecture, livability, and

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German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon |  

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German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon German Technische Universitat Darmstadt Wins DOE's 2007 Solar Decathlon October 19, 2007 - 3:21pm Addthis University of Maryland Takes 2nd Place; Santa Clara University Takes 3rd Place WASHINGTON, DC - Germany's Technische Universitat Darmstadt has earned top honors in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Over the past two weeks, the 2007 Solar Decathlon challenged twenty university-led teams from the U.S. and as far away as Puerto Rico, Spain, Germany, and Canada to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. Students competed in ten areas, ranging from architecture, livability, and

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Carnegie Mellon University: Passing the Torch  

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Carnegie Mellon solar-powered house at Solar Decathlon 2002. Carnegie Mellon solar-powered house at Solar Decathlon 2002. Enlarge image The Carnegie Mellon house consumed only 10% of the energy used by an average house with the help of solar electric and solar thermal systems, a water-source heat pump, and a tightly constructed building envelope made of prefabricated panels. (Credit: Chris Gunn/U.S. Department of Energy) Who: Carnegie Mellon What: Solar House Where: No longer available Solar Decathlon 2002 Carnegie Mellon University: Passing the Torch Carnegie Mellon's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2002 team analyzed every part of its solar-powered house during the two years it spent preparing for the competition. This forethought allowed the students to strategically place as many components as possible when they dismantled

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Cornell University: Living the Good (Solar) Life  

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Cornell University's Solar Decathlon 2007 house viewed from the southeast in its permanent location near New York's Finger Lakes. Cornell University's Solar Decathlon 2007 house viewed from the southeast in its permanent location near New York's Finger Lakes. Enlarge image Light Canopy's owners made additions to the house that honored the decathletes' original vision. (Courtesy of Mike Koplinka-Loehr) Who: Cornell University What: Light Canopy Where: Lansing, NY 14882 Map This House Public tours: Open for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's Green Buildings Open House Tours each fall Solar Decathlon 2007 Cornell University: Living the Good (Solar) Life The Cornell University team auctioned off its solar-powered house, Light Canopy, to a private buyer after competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007. The Koplinka-Loehr family now resides in the house at its permanent location on the southeastern shore of New York's Cayuga Lake.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » 2011 » August  

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August, 2011 August, 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living-Even in the Wake of Disasters Friday, August 26, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. Photo of Re_home under construction. The Re_home is nearing completion. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon team) For this year's Solar Decathlon, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is returning to the National Mall with the Re_home, which

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Secretary Chu Visits the 2011 Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » Secretary Chu Visits the 2011 Solar Decathlon Secretary Chu Visits the 2011 Solar Decathlon September 30, 2011 - 6:27pm Addthis Secretary Chu toured the Solar Village at the 2011 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall's West Potomac Park on September 30, 2011. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Earlier today, student Decathletes at the 2011 Solar Decathlon got to show off their homes - and the hard work they've done for the last two years -- to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. This morning, the Secretary toured the Solar Village on the National Mall's West Potomac Park and spoke to students about the competition - which challenges teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Florida International University: Weathering the Storm  

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Florida International's Solar Decathlon 2005 house in its permanent location on the university's campus. Florida International's Solar Decathlon 2005 house in its permanent location on the university's campus. Enlarge image Engawa enjoys blue skies over the Florida International University campus. (Courtesy of Florida International University) Who: Florida International University What: Engawa Where: Florida International University 10555 West Flagler St. Miami, FL 33172 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2005 Florida International University: Weathering the Storm Student decathletes from Florida International University built Engawa for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2005. After the competition, they reconstructed the hurricane-prone house near the engineering building on Florida International University's campus. They also made several

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Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon |  

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Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon July 14, 2011 - 11:57am Addthis Team Massachusetts' Project Manager Spencer Culhane puts the finishing touches on the team's design model. | Courtesy of the Team Massachusetts Flickr photostream Team Massachusetts' Project Manager Spencer Culhane puts the finishing touches on the team's design model. | Courtesy of the Team Massachusetts Flickr photostream Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Santa Clara  

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Santa Clara Santa Clara Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Santa Clara archive, sorted by date. A Race Against Time Monday, September 23, 2013 By Richard King It is hard enough to get selected as one of the 20 university teams to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, then to spend two years designing and building a competition house on campus, and finally to transport that house to the Solar Decathlon competition. But now it's a race against time to reassemble the house at the competition site in California in just nine days. Photo of several decathletes in safety gear walking down Decathlete way. Cranes line both sides. Cranes dominate the skyline of the Solar Decathlon village on the first day of assembly at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. (Credit:

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Team  

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Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living-Even in Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living-Even in the Wake of Disasters Friday, August 26, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. Photo of Re_home under construction. The Re_home is nearing completion. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon team) For this year's Solar Decathlon, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is returning to the National Mall with the Re_home, which offers a more sustainable housing solution for communities following a

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Sponsors  

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who also form lines off to the sides toward the houses. Visitors line up to tour the Solar Decathlon 2009 houses on the National Mall. Solar Decathlon 2009 Sponsors The U.S....

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Podcasts  

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members cheer when hearing of their third-place finish in the lighting contest at Solar Decathlon 2007. Solar Decathlon 2007 Podcasts Here you'll find podcasts from the 2007...

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Solar Decathlon Rules  

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RULES RULES Last Updated: September 3, 2009 2009 Solar Decathlon Rules i September 3, 2009 Contents SECTION I: DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................................................1 SECTION II: GENERAL RULES ..................................................................................................................................5 Rule 1. Authority ............................................................................................................................................................................. 5 1-1. Director ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Contests  

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Solar Decathlon Contests Solar Decathlon Contests Like the Olympic decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests. These contests are designed to gauge how well the houses perform and how livable and affordable they are. Each contest is worth a maximum of 100 points, for a competition total of 1,000 points. Teams can earn points three ways: Task completion Teams complete household tasks such as cooking, washing dishes, and doing laundry. Monitored performance Team houses perform to specified criteria, such as maintaining a comfortable (71°-76°F) indoor temperature range. Jury evaluation Jurors who are experts in their field (such as architecture, engineering, and communications) award points for features that cannot be measured (such as aesthetics and design inspiration).

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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)  

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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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University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership...  

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

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

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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 Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Ducts in Conditioned Space  

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

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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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Buildings for the 21st Century, Fall 2001  

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The Buildings for the 21st Century newsletter is produced by the Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs and contains information on building programs, events, products, and initiatives, with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The fall issue includes information on weatherization, Boise's geothermal heating system, the BTS Core Databook, the Solar Decathlon, a Rebuild America partnership, the BigHorn Home Improvement Center, AIA's Top Ten Buildings, a sub-CFL procurement program, the U.S. investment in energy efficient research, new efficiency standards, PNNL's building software, and a calendar of meetings and conferences.

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon 2013  

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3 3 Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon 2013 archive, sorted by date. Norwich University Receives Byron Stafford Award of Distinction Monday, October 28, 2013 By Solar Decathlon The Norwich University Solar Decathlon 2013 team received the Byron Stafford Award of Distinction at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Victory Reception on Oct. 12.Presented by Solar Decathlon Director Richard King's wife, Melissa, the award is a tribute to Byron Stafford, who served as the event's site operations manager from the first Solar Decathlon in 2002 until his death in May. A National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior scientist, Stafford was instrumental in formulating the competition rules and was dedicated to ensuring a safe

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Team Belgium: Ghent University  

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Team Belgium: Ghent University Team Belgium: Ghent University Ghent University's E-Cube is being rebuilt at the West Flemish Greenbridge Science Park, located in the outer port of Oostende, Belgium. Following U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, the Ghent University team applied for funding to rebuild the E-Cube as a zero-energy test house to provide experimental data for faculty and other researchers. The house will also be used as a demonstration project for innovative renewable energy technologies. For the Solar Decathlon 2011, Team Belgium aimed for simplicity with E-Cube. Its market appeal was its simple construction methods and its affordability. The house was designed as a building kit for a self-builder who lacks the time and expertise to build a house from scratch. This

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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.

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

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

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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 Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Basement Insulation Systems  

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

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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 Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Outside Air Ventilation Controller  

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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 America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog 2011 March  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Archive for March, 2011 Vote for Solar Decathlon in TreeHugger's Readers'...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Contests and Scoring  

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the well-known Olympic decathlon, the Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests. But the Solar Decathlon centers on all of the ways in which we use energy in our daily lives-at...

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

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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).

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog 2011 February  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Archive for February, 2011 Energy, Interior Departments Announce New...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Final Results  

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the Team Germany Solar Decathlon 2009 house. First Place: Team Germany (Technische Universitt Darmstadt) Photo the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon 2009...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Photos and Multimedia  

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A camera crew interviews Team Germany decathlete Sardika Meyer during an early stage of Solar Decathlon 2009 construction. Solar Decathlon 2009 Photos and Multimedia The excitement...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Contests and Scoring  

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a computer. The Solar Decathlon contests require students to generate enough energy from the sun to power our modern lifestyle. Solar Decathlon 2005 Contests and Scoring Just like...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Comfort Zone Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Hot Water Contest  

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Decathlon 2011 New Zealand team members jumping in celebration. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Rules Contests - Architecture...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Middlebury College  

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Middlebury College Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Middlebury College archive, sorted by date. University of Maryland Wins Solar Decathlon 2011 Saturday, October...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Consumer Workshops  

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entry to the Solar Decathlon workshop tent. A sign lists the day's workshop schedule, and a visitor looks inside. Solar Decathlon offers numerous consumer workshops to help...

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2011 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective | Department...  

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2011 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective 2011 Solar Decathlon - The Volunteer's Perspective September 29, 2011 - 10:11am Addthis Volunteer Alison Mize demonstrates how to...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Final Results  

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Dwelling contests winner Solar Decathlon 2005 Final Results The overall winners of the Solar Decathlon and the winners of the ten contests are listed here. For more information...

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Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Video Blog...  

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Architecture Comfort Zone Energy Balance Engineering Home Entertainment Hot Water Market Appeal Events Media Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Feature Article - Learn About the Solar...  

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house, the University of Maryland house is nicely framed. (Credit: Stefano Paltera, Solar Decathlon) Solar Decathlon 2005 Learn About the Solar Decathlon Technologies Some of...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon  

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'Solar Decathlon' 'Solar Decathlon' Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Friday, October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the houses need, allowing all the energy- consuming tasks to be completed with energy to spare. In fact, all the teams earned full points in the Energy

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon Europe 2010  

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Europe 2010 Europe 2010 Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 archive, sorted by date. Congratulations to Virginia Tech and Solar Decathlon Europe Sunday, June 27, 2010 Virginia Tech took top honors to a standing ovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe awards ceremony today in Madrid, Spain. The decathletes were ecstatic to finally win after participating in four Solar Decathlons. And this was the closest margin of victory in a Solar Decathlon. Virginia Tech won by less than a point! Rank Team Score 1 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 811.83 2 University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim 810.96 3 Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences 807.49 4 Ecole National Supérieure d'architecture de Grenoble 793.84

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » The Ohio State University  

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The Ohio State University Readies for Its Encore at the Solar Decathlon The Ohio State University Readies for Its Encore at the Solar Decathlon Monday, April 18, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. The Ohio State University team is getting ramped up for its second run at the Solar Decathlon this fall. After placing 10th in the 2009 competition, the team is looking to bring a bigger, tougher, and more efficient house to this year's event. Photo of a group of people gathered around a large table. The Ohio State University team meets in preparation for Solar Decathlon

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Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of  

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Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of the Future Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of the Future March 31, 2011 - 10:52am Addthis Appalachian State University’s Solar Homestead design model |courtesy of The Solar Homestead’s official Facebook page Appalachian State University's Solar Homestead design model |courtesy of The Solar Homestead's official Facebook page April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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U.S. and Spain to Develop Solar Decathlon Europe | Department of Energy  

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Spain to Develop Solar Decathlon Europe Spain to Develop Solar Decathlon Europe U.S. and Spain to Develop Solar Decathlon Europe October 18, 2007 - 3:21pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Today U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner and Spain's Undersecretary of Housing Fernando Magro Fernández signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Europe competition in 2010. The Solar Decathlon is a competition launched by DOE in 2002 which challenges university-led teams to build the most attractive and efficient solar-powered homes, held on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Under the MOU signed today, the DOE will assist in developing a similar event in Europe. "The twin challenges of increasing energy security and confronting climate

347

Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart |  

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Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart May 26, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

348

Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the  

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Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters August 18, 2011 - 6:26pm Addthis The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Decathlon Opens To Public Today | Department of  

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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Decathlon Opens To Public Today Here Comes the Sun: Solar Decathlon Opens To Public Today Here Comes the Sun: Solar Decathlon Opens To Public Today September 23, 2011 - 12:53pm Addthis At the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., a new type of neighborhood has taken shape. The solar village is on full display with highly-efficient, solar-powered homes on every block. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The Solar Decathlon houses and surrounding solar village are open to the public, free of charge today, Sep. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Weekday hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekend hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Solar Decathlon 2011 opens to the public today. The award-winning program challenges student teams from around the world to design, build, and

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Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart |  

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Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart Solar Decathlon Design Places People and the Outdoors at its Heart May 26, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Members of Team New Zealand | Courtesy of the New Zealand team's Flickr photostream Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

351

Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values in Mind  

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Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values in Mind Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values in Mind June 2, 2011 - 5:30pm Addthis A model of Team Canada's TRTL house | Courtest of Riley Brandt, Team Canada A model of Team Canada's TRTL house | Courtest of Riley Brandt, Team Canada April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? Team Canada's 2011 Solar Decathlon house -- which is known as TRTL (Technological Residence that respects Traditional Living.) -- addresses critical housing issues in Alberta, Canada's Aboriginal communities. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of  

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Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of the Future Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of the Future March 31, 2011 - 10:52am Addthis Appalachian State University’s Solar Homestead design model |courtesy of The Solar Homestead’s official Facebook page Appalachian State University's Solar Homestead design model |courtesy of The Solar Homestead's official Facebook page April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

353

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Media Kit Team...  

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Media Kit 2011 TEAM OVERVIEW The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 is a competition that challenges collegiate students from around the world to design, build and...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Teams  

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'Teams' 'Teams' Solar Decathlon 2013: Designing the Houses of Today Thursday, September 12, 2013 By Rebecca Matulka Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. Designing an energy-efficient, solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is like solving a riddle that has more than one answer. Instead of just thinking about building materials and cost in the design process, teams have to consider a myriad of factors to create a winning house. Although the design process never officially ends, the teams spend more than a year focusing on design before breaking ground on their houses. Early in the process, they select a target client for their house-one of the biggest impacts on their final design-and decide how they will

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department...  

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Weatherizing America Boys of Coshocton: Part Two Solar Decathlon Update from Secretary Chu Recovery Act Milestones President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit Home...

356

DOE Solar Decathlon: Norwich University  

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Norwich University Norwich University Delta T-90 House www.nusd2013.org Norwich University's mission at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is to show that high-performance, solar-powered dwellings can be affordable and beautiful. The Delta T-90 House accommodates New England's unique seasons and is designed to be affordable for those earning 20% less than the Vermont median income. Design Philosophy The house explores the hidden values and richness within a conservation-based lifestyle and respects the interdependency between the economy and the built environment. The Delta T-90 House is guided by the beliefs that high-performance, solar-powered dwellings should be available to all and that good design is not a function of cost. By maximizing the building envelope first and then using simplified mechanical systems as a

357

DOE Solar Decathlon: Affordability Contest  

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Affordability Contest Affordability Contest (100 points) The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Affordability Contest encouraged teams to design and build affordable houses that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable energy systems. A professional estimator determined the construction cost of each house. Teams earned 100 points for achieving a target construction cost of $250,000 or less. A sliding point scale was then applied to houses with estimated construction costs between $250,001 and $599,999. Houses with estimated costs of $600,000 or more received zero points. The final results the Affordability Contest are shown in the graphic below. Roll over the graphic with your mouse to display scores and construction costs for each team

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon 2013  

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Solar Decathlon 2013, Stanford, Team Austria, Team Ontario, Teams No Comments Technology Spotlight: Energy-Efficient Lighting Tuesday, October 8, 2013 By Solar...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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in China signed a memorandum of understanding to hold the first Solar Decathlon China. The competition will be organized in part by Peking University. Ten cities...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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a score," says Mike Wassmer, the scorekeeper and assistant competition manager of Solar Decathlon 2011. These algorithms translate a sea of data into a final score for each...

362

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon Europe 2010  

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Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Wins Solar Decathlon Europe Engineering and Construction Contest Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Photo of a group of students cheering and lifting...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon 2011  

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and website, Middlebury College received first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Communications Contest today. "Middlebury College, this year's winner of the...

364

Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon In the video above, Lakiya Culley talks about how her solar-powered, passive home, which was donated to Habitat for Humanity by a Solar Decathlon 2011 team, has changed her family's future.Learn how some of the nation's best and brightest students are proving that owning ultra-efficient, solar-powered houses can be part of the middle class dream. Through the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, college students across the world are proving that energy-efficient, solar-powered houses can be comfortable, attractive and cost effective. Since the two-year competition started in 2002, Solar Decathlon has not only helped train the next generation of energy leaders -- providing them with hands-on experience in everything from fundraising and communications

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Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon In the video above, Lakiya Culley talks about how her solar-powered, passive home, which was donated to Habitat for Humanity by a Solar Decathlon 2011 team, has changed her family's future.Learn how some of the nation's best and brightest students are proving that owning ultra-efficient, solar-powered houses can be part of the middle class dream. Through the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, college students across the world are proving that energy-efficient, solar-powered houses can be comfortable, attractive and cost effective. Since the two-year competition started in 2002, Solar Decathlon has not only helped train the next generation of energy leaders -- providing them with hands-on experience in everything from fundraising and communications

366

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

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

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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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RUTGERS, NJIT PARTNER AS TEAM NEW JERSEY IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2011  

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RUTGERS, NJIT PARTNER AS TEAM NEW JERSEY IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2011 First.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition. Team New Jersey is one of 20 collegiate teams multidisciplinary course curricula to study the requirements for designing and building energy-efficient, solar

370

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

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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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371

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

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

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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

373

DOE Solar Decathlon: Comfort Zone  

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Decathlon Comfort Zone Contest, teams design their houses to keep temperature and humidity steady, uniform, and comfortable. Full points are awarded for maintaining narrow...

374

DOE Solar Decathlon: 2002 Overview  

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first-place Colorado house. The University of Colorado won first place in the inaugural Solar Decathlon. Photo of students discussing architectural model of a house. The University...

375

2007 Solar Decathlon Technical Publications  

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2007 Solar Decathlon Citations from Select Technical Publications Changing Behaviors: Market Transformation Web Sites as Online Narrative Hicks, D. Panel 6 - Market Transformation:...

376

DOE Solar Decathlon: 2013 Contests  

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Contests The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 consists of 10 contests worth 100 points each. Architecture Market Appeal Engineering Communications Affordability...

377

DOE Solar Decathlon: Press Releases  

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Contest at Solar Decathlon 2013 Oct. 10, 2013 - Norwich University, Stanford University, and KentuckyIndiana Take the Affordability Contest and University of Nevada...

378

2005 Solar Decathlon (Competition Program)  

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The 2005 Solar Decathlon Competition Program is distributed to Solar Decathlon visitors, media, sponsors, and the student competitors. It contains basic facts about the Solar Decathlon: what, where, when, who, and how. It is a guide for visitors to the events and workshops. It describes the 10 contests and the technologies used in the houses. It celebrates the accomplishments of the competitors and provides an opportunity for the major sponsors to describe their roles and relay their commitment to the ideals of the Solar Decathlon.

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379

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Team New York  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Solar Decathlon Blog - Team New York Below you will find Solar Decathlon...

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon | Department of Energy  

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

Residential Buildings » U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Residential Buildings » U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Photo of the Solar Village from 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. In addition to showcasing the cost savings and environmental benefits of market-ready solar technologies, the event encourages participating students to think in new ways about incorporating practical, affordable clean-energy solutions into residential applications. The next event will take place October 3-13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to visitors

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381

From the lab to the marketplace: Making America`s buildings more energy efficient  

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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.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 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.

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383

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

384

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

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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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Energy Department Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon  

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

Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013 Energy Department Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013 January 26, 2012 - 10:56am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - At an event today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and unveiled the competition's location, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The 20 teams from colleges and universities across the United States and from around the world will now begin a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient homes that combine affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence. Throughout the two-year process, the teams will design, construct and test their homes

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2009 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced | Department of Energy  

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09 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced 09 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced 2009 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced October 16, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman today announced the winners of the 2009 Department of Energy Solar Competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Team Germany, the student team from Darmstadt, Germany, won top honors by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign took second place followed by Team California in third place. The active competition lasted for a week, with the prototype home designs open to the public through Sunday. Team Germany's winning "Cube House" design produced a surplus of power even during three days of rain. This is

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Ohio State  

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'Ohio State' 'Ohio State' The Ohio State University Readies for Its Encore at the Solar Decathlon Monday, April 18, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. The Ohio State University team is getting ramped up for its second run at the Solar Decathlon this fall. After placing 10th in the 2009 competition, the team is looking to bring a bigger, tougher, and more efficient house to this year's event. Photo of a group of people gathered around a large table.

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

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

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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 2013 Profile … Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes  

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

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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.

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

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon China  

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Decathlon China Decathlon China Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon China archive, sorted by date. University of Wollongong Wins SD China! Sunday, August 11, 2013 By Richard King I am proud to be an American-and prouder yet to be an employee of the U.S. Department of Energy. We brought an inspiring and beneficial competition to the People's Republic of China! By the end of the event, a quarter-million people will visit the competition houses displayed at Solar Decathlon China. The event has made a real impression on the government and people of Datong. I hope it leads to positive change. Photo of a group of students cheering on a stage. They hold a banner that says "University of Wollongong: Australia." Team UOW from Australia rejoices after being announced as the winners of

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon Europe  

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Europe Europe Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon Europe archive, sorted by date. Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Wins Innovation Contest at Solar Decathlon Europe Friday, June 25, 2010 Photo of people waiting and relaxing on the decks of the Stuttgart house. The Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences won Solar Decathlon Europe's Innovation contest. Congratulations to the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences team for filling its house full of innovative technology. Today, points were awarded by all the juries at Solar Decathlon Europe for innovation. These points were added up to determine the winners of the Innovation contest. At this afternoon's award ceremony, the first-, second-, and third-place teams were announced. However, the points are being kept secret until

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon China  

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China China Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon China archive, sorted by date. Solar Decathlon Goes International Saturday, October 1, 2011 By Richard King The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's influence is expanding around the world. This competition, we have international teams from Belgium, Canada, China, and New Zealand that bring different perspectives and add to the debate about how to design sustainable homes. We love their fresh approaches and cultural influences. Even the cricket games in New Zealand's side yard, which just happens to be a softball diamond, adds a twist to the neighborhood. Photo of a group of people from around the world. Representatives of several countries met to discuss international Solar Decathlon competitions. (Credit: Richard King/U.S. Department of Energy

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon Europe  

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Europe Europe Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon Europe archive, sorted by date. Solar Decathlon Goes International Saturday, October 1, 2011 By Richard King The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's influence is expanding around the world. This competition, we have international teams from Belgium, Canada, China, and New Zealand that bring different perspectives and add to the debate about how to design sustainable homes. We love their fresh approaches and cultural influences. Even the cricket games in New Zealand's side yard, which just happens to be a softball diamond, adds a twist to the neighborhood. Photo of a group of people from around the world. Representatives of several countries met to discuss international Solar Decathlon competitions. (Credit: Richard King/U.S. Department of Energy

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Kansas Project Solar House: Getting From Here to There  

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Kansas Project Solar House taken during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007. Kansas Project Solar House taken during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007. Enlarge image The Kansas Project Solar House incorporated a translucent polycarbonate north wall for daylighting and reclaimed barn wood for exterior screening. (Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy) Who: Kansas State University and the University of Kansas What: Kansas Project Solar House Where: SunEdison Alamosa Solar Plant 8900 Lane 8 North Mosca, CO 81146 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2007 Kansas Project Solar House: Getting From Here to There Following the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas sold the Kansas Project Solar House to SunEdison-the largest solar energy services provider in North America.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » 2010 » January  

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January, 2010 January, 2010 2009 Virginia Tech House Steals the Show in Times Square Thursday, January 28, 2010 Photo of Sam Champion and Chip Clark talking inside Lumenhaus. Outside, in the snow, a cameraperson and assistant film them. Sam Champion films a Just One Thing segment inside Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus. Credit: Kelly Shimoda/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Virginia Tech's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 entry, Lumenhaus, traveled to New York's Times Square this week, where it wowed passersby and wooed audiences on ABC's "Good Morning America." Watch a video clip of "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion interviewing Virginia Tech team member Chip Clark, or see additional photos of Lumenhaus in Times Square on Flickr.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Virtual Tours  

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News News Photos Daily Photos Gallery of Houses Virtual Tours Videos Product Directory Village Energy Balance Education Sponsors History FAQs Contacts Virtual Tours Explore the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 houses through 360° panoramic images. Select a team from the list below to take a peek inside. Then use your mouse and the controls in the bottom right corner of the tour image to rotate your view. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Mobile Search Search Search Help More Search Options Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Oct. 3-13, 2013 Photo of a large group of cheering decathletes. They stand at the end of the Solar Decathlon 2013 village and hold a banner that says "U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon." U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Photographs  

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a hard hat and Illinois T-shirt and carrying a tray of plants. a hard hat and Illinois T-shirt and carrying a tray of plants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty member Mark Taylor works on the landscaping for Gable Home. Solar Decathlon 2009 Photographs The Solar Decathlon is an inspiring event that celebrates a powerful combination of solar energy, energy efficiency, and the best in home design. We invite you to experience the excitement of the Solar Decathlon through these 2009 photograph collections: Gallery of Homes High-Resolution Daily Photos Flickr Solar Decathlon Photostream. Printable Version Solar Decathlon 2009 Home Teams Final Results Contests and Scoring Juries News Photos & Multimedia Photographs - 2009 Gallery of Homes - 2009 Daily Photos Videos Time-Lapse Images Virtual Tours Product Directory

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Solar Decathlon | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Decathlon Decathlon Jump to: navigation, search Solar Decathlon 2011 Sept. 23rd - Oct. 2 The Solar Decathlon will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. the final week of September, and will finish October 2nd Teams in Solar Decathlon 2011 Appalachian State University Florida International University Middlebury College New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington The Ohio State University Parsons The New School for Design and Stevens Institute of Technology Purdue University The Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology Team Belgium: Ghent University Team Canada: University of Calgary Team China: Tongji University Team Florida: The University of South Florida, Florida State University, The University of Central Florida, and The University of

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Juries  

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Two jurors holding notebooks listen intently as a young member of the Lawrence Technological Team explains the home's environmental features and sustainable materials during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Between them is a desk and chair made from sustainable wood. Two jurors holding notebooks listen intently as a young member of the Lawrence Technological Team explains the home's environmental features and sustainable materials during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Between them is a desk and chair made from sustainable wood. A Lawrence Technological University student explains to architectural jurors that the team's environmental ethic is reflected in the choice of materials used in their home during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon 2007 Juries The following panel of jurors assembled to judge the 2007 Solar Decathlon. The panels are composed of individuals at the top of their respective professions, who bring academic excellence and practical, in-the-field experience to the 10 contests. Using objective and subjective measures to evaluate the teams' solar

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog  

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Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the houses need, allowing all the energy- consuming tasks to be completed with energy to spare. In fact, all the teams earned full points in the Energy

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Entry  

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Entry Uses iPad To Monitor House Entry Uses iPad To Monitor House Friday, September 2, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is participating in its first Solar Decathlon with Living Light. Named for its brightly sunlit, double-facade glass system, the house's blueprint was inspired by the cantilever barns of Southern Appalachia, which feature giant eaves to provide shade and a two-core design.

 The floor plan revolves around the two wooden cores at the base, which

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Students  

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Students Present Innovative Design Ideas at International Students Present Innovative Design Ideas at International Builders' Show Thursday, January 13, 2011 Photo of Mark Taylor speaking to an audience from a podium on a small stage. His presentation is displayed behind him on a large screen. Mark Taylor, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains Re_home's concept. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy helped kick off the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida, with an educational session titled "The New Class of Affordable Solar Housing." Led by Solar Decathlon Director Richard King and featuring students from five Solar Decathlon 2011 teams, the session raised awareness among building industry professionals about energy efficiency and solar energy.

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

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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,

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

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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 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 … 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 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

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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

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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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Solar Decathlon House Construction Costs  

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safety gear on the roof of a house. Above him is a large photovoltaic panel. safety gear on the roof of a house. Above him is a large photovoltaic panel. A member of Team Spain installs a portion of his house's roof during Solar Decathlon 2009. Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon House Construction Costs The construction costs of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 team houses varied widely based on the technologies employed and the target market for which they were designed. In general, however, construction costs ranged from about $200,000 to more than $800,000. But it is important to remember that these houses were one-of-a-kind designs that incorporated bleeding-edge technologies. If they were to be mass-produced, as most residential homes are, their overall costs would likely decrease significantly. Specific construction cost ranges for each house as well as information

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Solar Decathlon Europe Decathletes Inspire Saturday, June 26, 2010 When I first arrived many days ago, I was so excited, I ran down to the Villa Solar to see what the teams were...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: How to Apply for the Solar Decathlon  

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Photos Videos Education Sponsors Volunteers History FAQs Contacts How To Apply for the Solar Decathlon Is your school interested in participating in the next U.S. Department of...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Solar Decathlon China 2013  

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of the event, a quarter-million people will visit the competition houses displayed at Solar Decathlon China. The event has made a real impression on the government and people of...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Solar Decathlon...  

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Kicks Off Saturday, August 3, 2013 Yesterday's Solar Decathlon China opening ceremony was grand A huge stage, complete with three video screens, was set up on the steps of the Sun...

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Team Massachusetts Brings  

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Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon Friday, July 15, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. Team Massachusetts Project Manager Spencer Culhane puts the finishing touches on the team's design model. (Courtesy of the Team Massachusetts Flickr photostream) Team Massachusetts is bringing a unique perspective to the Solar Decathlon this fall. You might say it is a fourth dimension because of the team's newly constructed 4D Home. But it could also be argued that it is because

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Middlebury Students  

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Middlebury Students Practice "Self-Reliance" With Solar Decathlon House Middlebury Students Practice "Self-Reliance" With Solar Decathlon House Thursday, April 21, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. Located in Vermont's Champlain Valley, with the Green Mountains to the east of campus and the Adirondacks to the west, Middlebury College seems like a naturally suited location for a Solar Decathlon team. For decades, the school has made sustainability a priority, and it launched the first environmental studies major in the nation in 1965. Since then, new

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Five Questions for  

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Five Questions for Richard King, Solar Decathlon Director Five Questions for Richard King, Solar Decathlon Director Wednesday, September 25, 2013 By Alexis Powers Richard King is the founder and director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. We asked him five (okay, six) questions to learn more about him and his role. 1. When was your first Solar Decathlon? I first had the idea to launch a student-centered solar competition in 1999. I had been working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 10 years conducting research on solar photovoltaic systems. We had developed highly reliable solar panels, but few people trusted them or thought they looked appealing on rooftops. Because the market barriers had a lot to do with perception and lack of knowledge, I turned my attention to education. How can we educate more homeowners, and how can we design and build

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DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Cincinnati: Living Up to Its Name  

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working on the roof of the research model that uses parts of their Solar Decathlon 2007 house. working on the roof of the research model that uses parts of their Solar Decathlon 2007 house. Enlarge image University of Cincinnati students construct the basic structure of an experimental research module that will accommodate salvaged parts of [re]form house. (Courtesy of Anton Harfmann) Who: University of Cincinnati What: [re]form house Where: University of Cincinnati campus 5470 Aronoff Center Cincinnati, OH 45221 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2007 University of Cincinnati: Living Up to Its Name Built for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007, the University of Cincinnati's [re]form house was dismantled in spring 2009. Approximately 90% of the building materials were recycled to recover some of the project's cost. Materials such as pumps, evacuated tubes, PV panels,

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Team Canada Returns to  

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Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon With First Nation Values in Mind Team Canada Returns to the Solar Decathlon With First Nation Values in Mind Friday, June 3, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our latest profile, we took a look at Team Canada's design from the University of Calgary, which is making its second go at the competition after placing an impressive sixth out of 20 in Solar Decathlon 2009. Photo of a group of people standing around a small table with a model of TRTL. Members of Team Canada display a model of TRTL at the International

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Miami Students' Solar  

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Tuesday, April 5, 2011 By Erin Pierce Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our latest story, we spoke with Michelle Marcovits of Florida International University about the team's design-called the perFORM[D]ance House. Photo of a model of perFORM[D]ance House. A model of Florida International University's Solar Decathlon entry (Credit: All Commercial Photography/U.S. Department of Energy Solar

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Belgium's Ghent  

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Belgium's Ghent University Prepares Its E-Cube for Solar Decathlon 2011 Belgium's Ghent University Prepares Its E-Cube for Solar Decathlon 2011 Friday, June 10, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. Ghent University's unique two-story house could be an international star at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon this year because of the Belgium team's innovative, ultra-efficient, passive design of the E-Cube. Alt: Photo of a small construction site tucked in an urban setting. In the middle is E-Cube.

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Web sites  

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of Energy Solar Decathlon is prepping for Solar Decathlon 2011, and the first step is a Web site makeover. You've probably noticed the Web site has a new look, but that's not all...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Educational Resources for Homeowners  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a showcase of energy-efficient and renewable energy products that can be used by all homeowners. Visiting the Solar Decathlon and...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Texas at Austin: Maximizing Potential  

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Mobile Utility Unit's Airstream trailer and entryway at dusk. Mobile Utility Unit's Airstream trailer and entryway at dusk. Enlarge image The Mobile Utility Unit designed by the University of Texas at Austin is one of the core buildings associated with the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. (Courtesy of Kit Morris) Who: University of Texas at Austin What: Mobile Utility Unit Where: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems 8604 FM 969 Austin, Texas 78724 Map This House Public tours: Visitors are welcome the first Friday of every month. For tour information, call 512-928-4786. Solar Decathlon 2002 University of Texas at Austin: Maximizing Potential Students from the University of Texas at Austin designed the Mobile Utility Unit for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2002. Based on an agreement with the University of Texas School of Architecture, the

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Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates  

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Marine Climates to someone by E-mail Marine Climates to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Marine Climates 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: Market-Driven Research Solutions  

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Market-Driven Research Market-Driven Research Solutions to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions 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

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Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website  

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Field Test Best Field Test Best Practices Website to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website 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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Juries  

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Communications jurors listening and taking pictures as two University of Louisiana at Lafayette team members speak. In front of the group is a wooden bench with integrated signs. Communications jurors listening and taking pictures as two University of Louisiana at Lafayette team members speak. In front of the group is a wooden bench with integrated signs. The Solar Decathlon 2009 Communications Jury inspects exterior signage on a visit to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette house. Solar Decathlon 2009 Juries The panel of judges and jurors assembled to evaluate the 20 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 teams and their houses is composed of individuals at the top of their professions. Renowned in their fields of study, they bring academic excellence and practical, in-the-field expertise to each of the 10 contests. Their involvement in the Solar Decathlon will help advance energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the world.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Product Directory  

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Andrea Argabright, a student decathlete, staining an exterior wall of the Solar Decathlon 2013 West Virginia University house. Andrea Argabright, a student decathlete, staining an exterior wall of the Solar Decathlon 2013 West Virginia University house. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Bookmark and Share - Home About Competition Scores & Standings Teams News Photos Videos Product Directory Village Energy Balance Education Sponsors History FAQs Contacts Product Directory The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 product directory is a listing of products used in the solar-powered team houses. Find specific products in the table below by sorting or searching by description, manufacturer, model, or team. Brief Description Detailed Description Manufacturer Model Team Name Bathroom Faucet Wall mount two-handle lavatory faucet with solid brass fixtures Kohler K-T14412-4-BN Team Alberta

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Energy Balance  

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Energy Balance (100 points) For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, each team house is equipped with a bidirectional utility meter that enables competition organizers to...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: The Competition  

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These teams spend almost two years creating houses to compete in the 10 contests of the Solar Decathlon. The winning team produces a house that: Is affordable, attractive, and...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Supporting Sponsors  

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It is proud to be at its second Solar Decathlon to ensure, once again, that the microgrid provides consistent, optimized voltage to each contestant and ensure that the energy...

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

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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  

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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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Solar Decathlon 2013 | Department of Energy  

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--Commercial Heating & Cooling --Commercial Lighting --Solar Decathlon -Manufacturing Energy Sources -Renewables --Solar --Wind --Geothermal --Bioenergy -Fossil --Oil --Natural...

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Thermal Performance of Unvented Attics in Hot-Dry Climates: Results from Building America; Preprint  

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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

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

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

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

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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 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 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 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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Solar Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels |  

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Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels Solar Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels September 20, 2011 - 7:13am Addthis These structural insulated panels consist of foam insulation sandwiched between oriented strand boards. (Courtesy of Michael Bacchler) These structural insulated panels consist of foam insulation sandwiched between oriented strand boards. (Courtesy of Michael Bacchler) Alexis Powers EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally posted on the Solar Decathlon News Blog on September 19, 2011. Editor's Note: This post is one of a series of technology spotlights that introduces common technologies used in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon team houses. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated structural elements

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

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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 2013 Profile … Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

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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  

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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

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Department...  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Department of Energy Seeks New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013 Tuesday,...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Team New York  

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Skip Navigation to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlon Home Blog Home Posts Tagged 'Team New York' All-Team Meeting Kicks Off Solar Decathlon...

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VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout | Department...  

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Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout September 19, 2013 - 2:26pm Addthis Miss the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+...

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Turns Ten Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013 The next Solar Decathlon event will be held in Irvine, California,

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon China 2013  

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China 2013 China 2013 Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon China 2013 archive, sorted by date. University of Wollongong Wins SD China! Sunday, August 11, 2013 By Richard King I am proud to be an American-and prouder yet to be an employee of the U.S. Department of Energy. We brought an inspiring and beneficial competition to the People's Republic of China! By the end of the event, a quarter-million people will visit the competition houses displayed at Solar Decathlon China. The event has made a real impression on the government and people of Datong. I hope it leads to positive change. Photo of a group of students cheering on a stage. They hold a banner that says "University of Wollongong: Australia." Team UOW from Australia rejoices after being announced as the winners of

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon 2011  

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1 1 Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon 2011 archive, sorted by date. Technology Spotlight: Energy-Efficient Lighting Tuesday, October 8, 2013 By Solar Decathlon Upgrading your lighting is one of the most practical ways to increase your home's energy efficiency. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) provide the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs but use about 75% less energy. CFLs fit into common household fixtures and are available at most hardware stores. And although CFLs cost slightly more than incandescent bulbs, they save money over time by lasting 15 times longer than their less-efficient counterparts. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer proof that a lot of light can come in a small package. Typically less than 10 watts, LED lights are becoming more

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon 2013  

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3' 3' European Teams Top Architecture and Communications Contests Friday, October 11, 2013 By Solar Decathlon Czech Technical University took first place in the highly competitive Architecture Contest and Vienna University of Technology received top honors in the Communications Contest this morning at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. A jury of professional architects determined the Architecture Contest winners by assessing each house's architectural elements, environmental compatibility and occupant comfort, design inspiration, and construction specifications. Photo of the interior of AIR House. The interior of Czech Technical University's AIR House, which won first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Architecture contest, incorporates warm and natural wood finishes to create a

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Juries  

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consulting firm specializing in solar heating and cooling of commercial buildings and industrial process heat. Kelelo has also provided sustainable solutions through...

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance | Department of Energy  

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Going the Distance Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance September 17, 2013 - 4:26pm Addthis Toggle Routes onoff Return to map Solar Decathlon Journeys Visualizing the...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Texas at Austin: Staring at...  

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to the stars," says Michael Garrison, faculty advisor to the University of Texas Solar Decathlon 2007 team. Printable Version Solar Decathlon 2007 Home Teams Sponsors Map...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive Competition...  

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Competition Intensifies at Solar Decathlon Europe Thursday, June 24, 2010 Too close to call Virginia Tech had a commanding 35-point lead at Solar Decathlon Europe earlier this...

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Solar Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award...  

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Solar Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award Solar Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award October 3, 2011 - 10:38am Addthis On Friday, Sept. 30,...

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog Blog Archive South China...  

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South China University Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon China Friday, August 9, 2013 Richard King The results of three contests were announced at Solar Decathlon China this...

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

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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

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

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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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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: Middlebury College  

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Middlebury College Middlebury College Team website: sd13.middlebury.edu Photo of members of the Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013 team standing in front of their partially constructed house. Enlarge image The Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013 team (Courtesy of the Middlebury College Solar Decathlon 2013 team) he Middlebury College audiovisual presentation Jury Feedback Architecture Contest Market Appeal Contest Engineering Contest Communications Contest Team Deliverables Project Manual Construction Drawings Menu and Recipes Neither the United States, nor the Department of Energy, nor the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid  

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Humid Climates to someone by E-mail Humid Climates to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates 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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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Solar Village Time-Lapse Images  

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that shows the houses lining Decathlete Way, which is filled with visitors. In the distance, numerous Washington, D.C., buildings are visible. that shows the houses lining Decathlete Way, which is filled with visitors. In the distance, numerous Washington, D.C., buildings are visible. A time-lapse camera mounted on the Smithsonian Castle captured the daily activity in the solar village from above during Solar Decathlon 2009. Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Village Time-Lapse Images The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 time-lapse cameras provided real-time updates from the solar village throughout the event. Three videos were created from the time-lapse images captured by the cameras, which filmed 24 hours a day on the National Mall. Camera One Camera One was positioned in the middle of the solar village on the National Mall and faced east toward the U.S. Capitol. Camera Two Camera Two was positioned in the middle of the solar village on the

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » SCI-Arc/Caltech  

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SCI-Arc/Caltech SCI-Arc/Caltech Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the SCI-Arc/Caltech archive, sorted by date. CHIP House Takes Design to Different Heights (Literally) Friday, May 13, 2011 By April Saylor Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. The students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology, otherwise known as the SCI-Arc/Caltech team, have teamed up to take an interesting approach to the design of their

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » 2011 » May  

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May, 2011 May, 2011 New Zealand Design Places People and the Outdoors at Its Heart Friday, May 27, 2011 By Erin Pierce Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. New Zealand is the first place morning light hits at the start of each new day-and now it is home to the first team from the Southern Hemisphere ever to compete in the Solar Decathlon. The team, composed of students and faculty from Victoria University of Wellington, has looked to revamp an iconic symbol of New Zealand's beach