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  1. 1 | Building America eere.energy.gov DOE's Building America

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    1 | Building America eere.energy.gov DOE's Building America Low-E Storm Window Adoption Program Working Group #12;2 | Building America eere.energy.gov Pacific Northwest National Laboratory · Katie Cort, Larson Manufacturing Company Key Staff #12;3 | Building America eere.energy.gov Problem · Windows account

  2. DOE Challenge Home (Now Zero Energy Ready Home) - Building America...

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    performance. Read about this Top Innovation. See an example of a DOE Challenge Home. Find case studies of Building America builders across the country that are taking the...

  3. What is Building America?

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    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. What is Building America?

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    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Building America

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    Brad Oberg

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Christian, J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  7. DOE ZERH Webinar: Technical Resources: Building America Solution Center

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Plan review energy modeling field inspections certificationdone! Right? If it were only that simple to design,build, and market Zero Energy Ready Hmes. The reality is that theres a lot more...

  8. Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools | Department...

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    Building America Research Tools Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools This webinar was held on March 18, 2015, and reviewed Building America research tools,...

  9. Transcript for Building America Video

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    Transcript of a video about how DOEs Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient.

  10. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real...

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

    Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results December 17, 2014 3:00PM to...

  11. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...

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    Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link...

  12. Building America

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    Brad Oberg

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator,...

  14. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

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    Heat Pumps Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Transformations, Inc. Net Zero Energy Communities (Fact Sheet) DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study:...

  15. Building America Research for the American Home

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  16. Building America Solution Center - Building America Top Innovation...

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    America Top Innovation SCimagemale.jpg The Building America Solution Center is a Web-based tool connecting users to fast, free, and expert building science and energy...

  17. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    introduced the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that will serve as a guide for Building America's research, development, and demonstration activities over...

  18. Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings...

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    Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings This webinar was presented by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential...

  19. Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings...

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    Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange This report...

  20. Building America Report Template

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

    January 27 and 28, 2014 Denver, Colorado Prepared for The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prepared by Sam...

  1. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings...

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    More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Energy Saver Guide Building America...

  2. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    7, 2015 3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT This free webinar will introduce the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that will serve as a guide for Building America's...

  3. Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures...

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    Database Webinar Slides Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...

  4. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar introduced the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that will serve as a guide for Building Americas research, development, and demonstration activities over the coming years and result in an integrated Building America Research-to-Market Plan in 2015. This webinar is intended to be an informative session to assist stakeholders in providing review and comment to the Request for Information that will be issued regarding these Roadmaps.

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

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

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

  6. House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building...

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    House Simulation Protocols. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that utilize House Simulation...

  7. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    High-R Walls Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Transformations, Inc. Net Zero Energy Communities (Fact Sheet) DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study:...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Singer...

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

    Derby, CT Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community, Ithaca, New York DOE Challenge Home Technical Training -...

  9. Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy

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    Building America Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance 2014 Housing Innovation...

  10. Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in...

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

    Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar This webinar, presented by...

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

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    Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame...

  12. Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation...

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

    Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Photo showing climate zone maps based on the IECC...

  13. Building America Case Study: Meeting DOE Challenge Home Program Certification, Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Devens, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to evaluate integrated packages of advanced measures in individual test homes to assess their performance with respect to Building America Program goals, specifically compliance with the DOE Challenge Home Program. BSC consulted on the construction of five test houses by three Cold Climate production builders in three separate US cities. BSC worked with the builders to develop a design package tailored to the cost-related impacts for each builder. Therefore, the resulting design packages do vary from builder to builder. BSC provided support through this research project on the design, construction and performance testing of the five test homes. Overall, the builders have concluded that the energy related upgrades (either through the prescriptive or performance path) represent reasonable upgrades. The builders commented that while not every improvement in specification was cost effective (as in a reasonable payback period), many were improvements that could improve the marketability of the homes and serve to attract more energy efficiency discerning prospective homeowners. However, the builders did express reservations on the associated checklists and added certifications. An increase in administrative time was observed with all builders. The checklists and certifications also inherently increase cost due to: 1. Adding services to the scope of work for various trades, such as HERS Rater, HVAC contractor. 2. Increased material costs related to the checklists, especially the EPA Indoor airPLUS and EPA WaterSense Efficient Hot Water Distribution requirement.

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

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    Roberts, D. R.; Anderson, R.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning...

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    Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011 On...

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A...

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    Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time This report...

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying...

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    Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations...

  18. Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems...

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    Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team...

  19. Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008

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    Hendron, R.

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

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    Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Steam Systems, Retrofit Measure Packages, Hydronic Systems Building America Webinar:...

  1. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

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    and payback. bawebinardentzandconlin111814.pdf More Documents & Publications Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Multifamily Ventilation - Best Practice? Building America...

  2. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

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    Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

  3. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

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

    Introduction Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Introduction This presentation serves as the introduction to...

  4. Building America Analysis Existing Homes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  5. Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hosted by DOE's Building America program, this webinar will focus on the effective use of central heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) and control systems to reduce the energy use in hot water distribution.

  6. 2013 Building America Research Planning Meeting Summary

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    Metzger, C. E.; Hunt, S.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Building America (BA) Research Planning Meeting was held October 28-30, 2013, in Washington, DC. This meeting provides one opportunity each year for the research teams, national laboratories and Department of Energy (DOE) managers to meet in person to share the most pertinent information and collaboration updates. This report documents the presentations, highlights key program updates, and outlines next steps for the program.

  7. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar was conducted on December 17, 2014, by Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator.

  8. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Building America Best Practices...

  9. Building America Webinar: Advanced Envelope Research for Factory...

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    Advanced Envelope Research for Factory-Built Housing Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings...

  10. Building America - IBACOS

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP:Brookhaven Teaching FellowsBuilder PartnerAmerica -

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

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

    2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

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    Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation Building America Webinar:...

  13. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting...

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    Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report...

  14. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...

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    Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 On this page, you may link...

  15. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

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

    Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated...

  16. Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate advanced...

  17. Unvented, Conditioned Attics - Building America Top Innovation...

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    Read about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate unvented,...

  18. Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces - Building America Top Innovation...

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    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate unvented,...

  19. Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation...

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    the Top Innovation. See an example of vapor retarder best practices in action. Find other case studies of Building America projects across the country that utilizes vapor retarder...

  20. Building America Expert Meeting: Delivering Better, Cheaper,...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    meeting was conducted by Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership and Gas Technology Institute on November 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois. Meeting objectives included: *...

  1. Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an expert meeting on Foundations Research Results on November 15, 2011 at the University Hotel Minneapolis on the campus of the...

  2. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

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    Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Compact Buried Ducts Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Compact Buried...

  3. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

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

    II - Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Design Options for Locating Ducts...

  4. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction The webinar is the...

  5. Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity...

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    Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes Building America Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in...

  6. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York Building America...

  7. ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing...

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

    ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review Presenter:...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Affordable...

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

    & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community, Ithaca, New York Building America Technology Solutions...

  9. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes Building America Technology Solutions...

  10. Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical...

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

    Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation This...

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

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

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

  12. Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies...

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

    Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies Building America Webinar: High-Performance...

  13. Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top...

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

    Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Effec guid-exterior rigid...

  14. Building America Webinar: Field Test Best Practices Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Building America Research Tools, on March 18, 2015.

  15. Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test...

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

    Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support - 2014 BTO Peer Review Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support...

  16. High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top...

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

    High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a window air...

  17. NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review...

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

    Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Stacey Rothgeb, NREL View the...

  18. Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating...

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    HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating Loads Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating Loads During this webinar, Building America Research Team IBACOS...

  19. Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top...

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    Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater...

  20. Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Cover of the EEBA Water Management Guide. As energy codes and...

  1. Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe...

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Hydronic...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Hydronic Heating Coil Versus Propane Furnace (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Hydronic...

  3. DOE Building America Technology and Energy Savings Analysis of Two 2721 ft2 Homes in a Mixed Humid Climate

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    Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL; Christian, Jeffrey E [ORNL; Khowailed, Gannate A [ORNL

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ZEBRAlliance is an opportunity to accelerate progress toward DOE s goal of maximizing cost-effective energy efficiency by investing in a highly leveraged, focused effort to test new ultra-high-efficiency components emerging from ORNL s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partners and others. The Alliance integrated efficient components into the construction of four research houses that will be used as test markets to gauge the integral success of the components and houses. These four research houses are expected to be the first houses used to field-test several newly emerging products such as the ClimateMaster ground-source integrated heat pump, factory assembled ZEHcor walls, and one or more new appliances from Whirlpool Corporation.

  4. Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 20, 2007

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    Hendron, R.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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'.

  5. Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 15, 2006

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    Hendron, R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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''.

  6. Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated August 15, 2007

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    Hendron, R.

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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'.

  7. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge,...

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

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

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures This webinar,...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Field Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters in the Northeast (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New...

  11. DOE Building Technologies Program

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    501c3 * DOE will continue to support SEED, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will provide oversight of the code, while the permanent management plan is established...

  12. commercial buildings initiative | netl.doe.gov

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Commercial Buildings Initiative The DOE Building Technologies Office works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the use of energy efficiency technologies in both...

  13. Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP II)

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

    2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Building America Performance Analysis Procedures: Revision 1

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    Hendron, R.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Christensen, C.; Eastment, M.; Norton, P.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To measure progress toward multi-year Building America research goals, cost and performance trade-offs are evaluated through a series of controlled field and laboratory experiments supported by energy analysis techniques that use test data to''calibrate'' energy simulation models. This report summarizes the guidelines for reporting such analytical results using the Building America Research Benchmark (Version 3.1) in studies that also include consideration of current Regional and Builder Standard Practice. Version 3.1 of the Benchmark is generally consistent with the 1999 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Reference Home, with additions that allow evaluation of all home energy uses.

  15. Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)

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    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

    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.

  16. Building America: Research for Real-World Results | Department...

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

    Building America: Research for Real-World Results Building America: Research for Real-World Results December 17, 2014 3:00PM to 4:30PM EST For 20 years, the U.S. Department of...

  17. Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps - Request for...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps - Request for Information Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps - Request for Information April 3, 2015 - 4:22pm Addthis The Building...

  18. Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

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    Hendron, R.

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 29, 2004

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    Hendron, R.

    2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. DOE Buildings Performance Database

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave theJulyD&D Project for ETTPFeedstock SupplyBuildings

  1. Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)

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    Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Northwest...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Manufactured Home. In this project, the Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program worked with Building America Partnership for Improved Residential...

  3. Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This introductory presentation for the webinar held on April 16, 2014 gives an overview of Building America and the webinar.

  4. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Insulation Retrofits for Cold Climates, Cloquet, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Durable Interior Foundation Insulation...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  6. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Systems, at two Chicago area multifamily buildings with existing OTR control. Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers More Documents & Publications Building America...

  7. Building America Case Study: Excavationless Exterior-Side Foundation...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Homeworks, urbanhomeworks.org BASF, basf.us American Environmental, LLC NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Building Component: Foundation insulation Application: Retrofit;...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Insight...

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    Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware Case study of Insight Homes, who worked with the Building...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Meeting...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.-partnered with Building America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Balancing Hydronic Systems in...

  11. Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior...

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    Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building Science Corporation (BSC) held...

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nelson...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Case study of Nelson Construction, who worked with the Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design ten HERS 53 homes with ICF foundations,...

  13. Building America Webinar: Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles Building America Webinar: Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles This webinar was presented by research team Building...

  14. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Boiler Control...

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building...

  16. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Evaluation of Ventilation Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings, New York, New York (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

  17. Building America Webinar on May 21, 2014: Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation introduced the webinar, High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes, presented by Building America team members on May 21, 2014.

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Urbane...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Urbane Homes who worked with Building America research partner NAHBRC to build HERS-57 homes with rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed walls,...

  19. Building America Standing Technical Committee- Water Heating

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America program is focused on delivering market acceptable energy efficiency solutions to homeowners, builders, and contractors. Near term goals of 30-50% source energy savings are currently targeted. This document examines water heating gaps and barriers, and is updated as of Feb. 2012.

  20. Building America Building Science Education Roadmap

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP:Brookhaven Teaching FellowsBuilderHVACR BUILDING

  1. Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you sure you wantJoin usAcquisitionAlex3EnergyBuilding RemovalProgram HOME

  2. Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings

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    Dentz, J.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012

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    Gestwick, M.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America webinar was held on July 16, 2014, and provided information about mproving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

  6. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A text-alternative version of the Building America webinar, Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings held on July 16, 2014.

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

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

    2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Building America Expert Meeting: Key Innovations for Adding Energy...

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

    Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects Building America Expert Meeting: Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects This...

  9. Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Minneapolis Residence (Fact Sheet) This interior foundation project...

  10. Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Madison Residence (Fact Sheet) This basement insulation project included a...

  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Existing Homes: Duct Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant In this project, the Raleigh Housing Authority worked with Building America team, the Advanced Residential Integrated...

  12. Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies:...

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

    Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned This presentation by Alea German is included in the...

  13. Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    See an example of a conditioned crawlspace in the mixed-humid climate zone. Find case studies of Building America projects across the country that are implementing...

  14. Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

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    United States. Read the Top Innovation profile on the Guide to Attic Air Sealing. Find case studies of Building America projects across the country that utilize effective attic...

  15. Next Generation Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate advanced...

  16. Advanced Framing Systems and Packages - Building America Top...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Read about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. See case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate advanced...

  17. Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate buried and...

  18. Outside Air Ventilation Controller - Building America Top Innovation...

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    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that are implementing outside...

  19. ENERGY STAR for Homes - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

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    Innovation. See another example of a builder constructing to ENERGY STAR for Homes. Find case studies of Building America projects across the country that support ENERGY STAR for...

  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance...

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    California More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Sunnyvale Marine Climate...

  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Transformations...

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

    Transformations, Inc. Net Zero Energy Communities (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Transformations, Inc. Net Zero Energy Communities (Fact Sheet)...

  2. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Space Conditioning Energy and Moisture Levels in the Hot-Humid Climate Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing...

  3. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Existing Homes: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct...

  4. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying...

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    to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida...

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Excavationless: Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Excavationless: Exterior-Side...

  6. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Lancaster...

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    Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Green Home 3 - Mount Joy, Pennsylvania Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Lancaster County Career and Technology...

  7. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable...

  8. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team studied the effectiveness of the External Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) as a solution for improving airtightness in a...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National...

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

    National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Stand-off Furring in Deep Energy Retrofits Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Stand-off Furring in Deep Energy Retrofits This research project,...

  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Homes: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Field Testing of...

  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    for New and Existing Homes: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Selecting Ventilation...

  13. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Duct in Conditioned Space in...

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive...

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    Transfer, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet) In this project, IBACOS, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, assessed a strategy for providing conditioned air to...

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes - Washington, Oregon, and Idaho Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Technology Solutions for New...

  16. Building America Best Practices, Vol. 12 - Builders Challenge...

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    Practices, Vol. 12 - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates Building America Best Practices, Vol. 12 - Builders Challenge...

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between...

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    Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems Building America Expert Meeting: Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and...

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems The...

  19. Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems, will take place on January 21, 2015.

  20. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps In...

  1. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Ground Source Heat Pump Research, TaC Studios Residence, Atlanta, Georigia (Fact Sheet), Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Ground Source Heat Pump...

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Fans, Pittburgh, Pennsylvania Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation, Fresno, California...

  3. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America webinar, held on Sept. 24, 2014, focused on key challenges in multifamily ventilation and strategies to address these challenges.

  4. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing...

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board - Ontario, Canada Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber...

  6. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Challenges...

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

    of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings, Upstate New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC...

  8. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate, New Paltz, New York Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate, New...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip...

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    Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    New and Existing Homes: Replacement, Variable-Speed Motors for Furnaces, Syracuse, New York, (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

  11. Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies...

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    High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies,...

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying...

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    In this project, researchers from Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction worked with the City of Melbourne, Florida, to develop and implement best...

  13. Building America Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space...

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    Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses Building America Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning...

  14. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Applications (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) In this...

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted...

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    Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork This occupied test home received a...

  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Evluating...

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    Fans - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California...

  18. Building America Expert Meeting: Minutes from Automated Home...

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    the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program expert meeting titled "Automated Home Energy Management System," held on October 1-2, 2010 in Denver, Colorado....

  19. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Exploring the Disconnect...

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    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet) Regional...

  20. Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic...

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    Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam...

  1. Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed...

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    the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace. exptmtgresidgasfurnaces.pdf More Documents & Publications Building America...

  2. Building America Update - November 4, 2013

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO OverviewAttachments EnergyFebruary 29 - March 2, 2012February 6, 2014JulyBuilding America4,

  3. Building America Guidance for Identifying and Overcoming Code, Standard, and Rating Method Barriers

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    Cole, Pamala C.; Halverson, Mark A.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building America program implemented a new Codes and Standards Innovation (CSI) Team in 2013. The Teams mission is to assist Building America (BA) research teams and partners in identifying and resolving conflicts between Building America innovations and the various codes and standards that govern the construction of residences. A CSI Roadmap was completed in September, 2013. This guidance document was prepared using the information in the CSI Roadmap to provide BA research teams and partners with specific information and approaches to identifying and overcoming potential barriers to Building America (BA) innovations arising in and/or stemming from codes, standards, and rating methods. For more information on the BA CSI team, please email: CSITeam@pnnl.gov

  4. Building America Expert Meeting: Windows Options for New and...

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    The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the...

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    in northern Minnesota, which features more than 2,500 ft2 of below-grade space for building systems foundation hygrothermal research. Here, the NorthernSTAR Building America...

  6. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tindall...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Tindall Homes who worked with Building America research team IBACOS to build 20 HERS-58 homes with R-49 mixed attic insulation, poly-iso foam in advanced framed walls, precast...

  7. Cooling Performance Assessment of Building America Homes

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    Chasar, D.; Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Beal, D.; Hoak, D.; Moyer, N.; McIlvaine, J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .K. Sonne, "Field Evaluation of Efficient Building Technology with Photovoltaic Power Production in New Florida Residential Housing." Report No. FSEC-CR-1044-98, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL, 1998. U.S. DOE 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book... of those studied (8 years), yet it continues to set the bar for cooling efficiency. The data shown in Figure 1 is typical of the last two years of data collection (2002 & 2003) and represents 72% less cooling energy use than the baseline. While newer...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Traditions...

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    Homes: Landover Commons - Vancouver, WA More Documents & Publications Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation Building America...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Shaw Constructio...

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    Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes:...

  10. Building Technologies Office: 179D DOE Calculator

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    179D DOE Calculator EERE Building Technologies Office 179D DOE Calculator Printable Version Bookmark and Share What is the 179D federal tax deduction? Section 179D of the...

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

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

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  12. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements

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    Transcript of Building America webinar, "Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements," held on Sept. 24, 2014.

  13. Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes

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    This webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that have implemented technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability.

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Exterior...

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    Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation, Fresno, California Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge...

  15. Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America...

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    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate low-cost...

  16. Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case...

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    High-R Walls Case Study Analysis Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis This report considers a number of promising wall systems with improved...

  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway...

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    for New Manufactured Homes - Washington, Oregon, and Idaho Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community, Ithaca, New York...

  18. Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar focused on specific Building America projects that are looking to gather and analyze large bodies of data on new and existing homes, and will feature opportunities for industry to collaborate with researchers to gather and analyze valuable data.

  19. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    and Insulation Strategies on 1-12 Story Homes in Cold Climates, Minneapolis, MN Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cost Analysis of Roof-Only...

  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Imagine...

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    Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Imagine Homes, San Antonio, Texas Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Imagine Homes, San Antonio, Texas Case study of Imagine...

  1. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Zero Energy-Ready...

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    Many Building America teams (ARBI, BA-PIRC, BSC, CARB, IBACOS, NorthernSTAR, PHI, etc.) have worked with home builders to design and test zero-energy-ready homes....

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

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    Engebrecht, C.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 11. Guide to 40...

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

  4. Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues...

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    to Energy Innovations Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations May 20, 2015 3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT Join us for a free webinar that will...

  5. Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 2009

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    Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.'

  6. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Schneider...

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    who worked with Building America research partner WSU Extension Energy Office to design HERS 65 homes with high-efficiency furnaces in an air- sealed garage closet with ducts in...

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Devoted...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    who worked with Building America research partner WSU Extension Energy Office to design HERS-54 duplexes with ICF walls, high-efficiency mini-split heat pumps, ERVs, and a...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Quadrant...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Quadrant Homes, who worked with Building America partner WSU Energy Extension to design HERS-65 homes with ducts in conditioned space; 2x6 factory-built walls; and...

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

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

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  11. DOE ZERH Webinar: Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the program. Builders who build FORTIFIED homes provide their clients with the peace of mind that their homes are built to last. View the presentation slides DOE ZERH Technical...

  12. DOE Commercial Building Benchmark Models: Preprint

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    Torcelini, P.; Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Benne, K.; Halverson, M.; Winiarski, D.; Crawley, D. B.

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To provide a consistent baseline of comparison and save time conducting such simulations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a set of standard benchmark building models. This paper will provide an executive summary overview of these benchmark buildings, and how they can save building analysts valuable time. Fully documented and implemented to use with the EnergyPlus energy simulation program, the benchmark models are publicly available and new versions will be created to maintain compatibility with new releases of EnergyPlus. The benchmark buildings will form the basis for research on specific building technologies, energy code development, appliance standards, and measurement of progress toward DOE energy goals. Having a common starting point allows us to better share and compare research results and move forward to make more energy efficient buildings.

  13. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Research for Real-World Results

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    This webinar, held on Dec. 17, 2014, featured Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, providing an overview of key Building America accomplishments, current research focus areas, and future strategies for advancing market adoption of energy efficient building technologies and practices.

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development...

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

    DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development LLC., Custom Home, Downers Grove, IL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development LLC.,...

  15. DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training...

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    DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training The National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

  16. Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National...

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    Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software Analysis: Targeting Zero Net Energy - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

  17. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Web Service (Draft)

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    Elliott, Geoffrey; Wang, Na

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Documentation of the DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score application programming interface (API).

  18. DOE Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings. The webinar will focus on improving the...

  19. Building America's Low-e Storm Window Adoption Program Plan (FY2014)

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    Cort, Katherine A.

    2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Low emissivity (low-e) storm windows/panels appear to hold promise for effectively reducing existing home heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) consumption. Due to the affordability of low-e storm windows and the large numbers of existing homes that have low-performing single-pane or double-pane clear windows, a tremendous opportunity exists to provide energy savings by transforming the low-e storm window market and increasing market adoption. This report outlines U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Americas planned market transformation activities in support of low-e storm window adoption during fiscal year (FY) 2014.

  20. Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit...

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    Building Science Corporation team held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011, at the Westford Regency Hotel in...

  1. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    of various control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance in three low-rise multifamily buildings in Cambridge, MA. Presenters showed results from an analysis...

  2. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.2: Guide to...

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

    Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.2: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.2: Guide to Determining Climate...

  3. House-as-a-System Business Case - Building America Top Innovations...

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    House-as-a-System Business Case - Building America Top Innovations House-as-a-System Business Case - Building America Top Innovations August 25, 2014 - 10:48am Addthis...

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

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    Hendron, R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis-Presentation #2

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    This presentation, Building America Field Data Repository, is the second in the webinar on April 16, 2014.

  6. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Technology-to-Market Roadmaps

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the text-alternative version of the Building America Webinar: Technology-to-Market Roadmaps.

  7. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study

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    Text version of the Building America June 24 Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study.

  8. Microsoft PowerPoint- Pecan Street-Scott Hinson-Building America.pptx

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  9. Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems- Multifamily Central Heat Pump Water Heating

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    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar on January 21, 2015.

  10. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements- Sean Maxwell

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    This presentation is included in the Building America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements, on September 24, 2014.

  11. Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy

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  12. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 16: 40% Whole-House...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    climate can build homes that achieve whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for...

  13. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 15: 40% Whole-House...

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    climate can build homes that achieve whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for...

  14. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

  15. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?

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    The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects and case studies that highlight real-world examples of deep energy retrofits that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters will focus on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

  16. Project Closeout: Guidance for Final Evaluation of Building America Communities

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

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

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    Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle -- Final Report DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization...

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    Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software This webinar was presented on May 15, 2014 and gives...

  19. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Treasure...

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    Treasure Homes, who worked with SMUD, DOE, NREL, and ConSol to build HERS-54 homes with high-efficiency HVAC, ducts buried in attic insulation, SmartVent cooling, and rooftop PV....

  20. Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety

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    Brand, L.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

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  3. Building America Meetings | Department of Energy

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

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  5. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As 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 Protocol (HSP) document provides guidance to program partners and managers so they can compare energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects. 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.

  6. Building America Events 2014 | Department of Energy

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

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  7. Building America Events | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP:BrookhavenHygrothermalProjectRavenwoodBuildingMay

  8. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuilding Enclosures | DepartmentStrategies for

  9. Building America Update - February 8, 2013

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  10. Building America Update - November 9, 2012

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  11. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

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  12. Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsNovember 13, 2014 Building America Update - November 13, 2014Innovations |

  13. Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars March 12: Live Webinar on the Office of...

  16. DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America

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

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  17. DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. DepartmentEnergy ThisStandards | Department of

  18. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings |

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

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  19. Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings | Department

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  20. Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top

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  1. Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation |

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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  4. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing HomesBay...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    non-invasive retrofit measures. Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House...

  5. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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

    and Existing Homes: Evaluating Energy Savings in All-Electric Public Housing in the Pacific Northwest (Fact sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New and Existing...

  6. Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes - Building America Top...

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

    homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. Read about this Top Innovation. Find case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate zero energy...

  7. Building America BEopt-CA (Ex): A Tool for Optimal Integration...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    EE, DR, and PV beoptexcalifornia.pdf More Documents & Publications Analysis: Targeting Zero Net Energy - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America 2014 House Simulation Protocols...

  8. Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS-Pioneers...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    This article continues our series of profiles about the Building America research teams-multidisciplinary industry partnerships that work to make high performance homes a reality...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: David Weekely...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    David Weekely Homes, Houston, Texas Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: David Weekely Homes, Houston, Texas Case study of David Weekley Homes, who worked with...

  10. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tommy Williams...

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

    Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Case study of Tommy Williams Homes who...

  11. Funding Opportunity Webinar Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations (Text Version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the Funding Opportunity Webinar, Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations, presented in November 2014.

  12. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements- Joe Lstiburek

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation will be delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements, on September 24, 2014. Joe...

  13. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, held on August 13, 2014.

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Low-Cost...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California In this project, U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team IBACOS partnered with builder Wathen Castanos Hybrid...

  15. Funding Opportunity Webinar Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar provides an overview of the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0001117.

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model AgencyCompany Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: A Production...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    A Production Builder's Passive House, Denver, Colorado (Midtown Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: A Production Builder's Passive House, Denver, Colorado...

  19. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tom Walsh...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Tom Walsh & Co., who worked with Building America research partner BIRA to design HERS 59 homes with ducts in conditioned space in dropped ceiling soffits, extensive air sealing,...

  20. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

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  1. Building America Update - February 6, 2014 | Department of Energy

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  2. Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC:

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

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

    2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

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

    Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle -- Final Report DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in...

  5. DOE Challenge Home Comprehensive Building Science Webinar (Text...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the text version of the webinar, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home - Comprehensive Building Science, presented in March 2014. Lindsay Parker: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us for the...

  6. DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. May 15: Live Webinar on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training Webinar Sponsor: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home The Energy...

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: CDC Realty...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    CDC Realty Inc., Tucson, Arizona Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: CDC Realty Inc., Tucson, Arizona Case study of CDC Realty Inc. who worked with Building...

  8. Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar provided an overview of how Building America has impacted codes and standards in the past through technical and market innovations. The presenter also described new content on the Building America Solution Center that will help builders meet code requirements and will help code officials apply codes to new and emerging innovations.

  9. Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems- Energy-Efficient Controls for Multifamily Domestic Hot Water

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar on January 21, 2015.

  10. Building Science- Ventilation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question "What are the best ventilation techniques"

  11. Building America Case Study: Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. (HRI) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating controls in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded. Fuel use in the development was excessive compared to similar properties. A poorly insulated thermal envelope contributed to high energy bills, but adding wall insulation was not cost-effective or practical. The more cost-effective option was improving heating system efficiency. Efficient operation of the heating system faced several obstacles, including inflexible boiler controls and failed thermostatic radiator valves. Boiler controls were replaced with systems that offer temperature setbacks and one that controls heat based on apartment temperature in addition to outdoor temperature. Utility bill analysis shows that post-retrofit weather-normalized heating energy use was reduced by 10%-31% (average of 19%). Indoor temperature cutoff reduced boiler runtime (and therefore heating fuel consumption) by 28% in the one building in which it was implemented. Nearly all savings were obtained during night which had a lower indoor temperature cut off (68 degrees F) than day (73 degrees F). This implies that the outdoor reset curve was appropriately adjusted for this building for daytime operation. Nighttime setback of heating system supply water temperature had no discernable impact on boiler runtime or gas bills.

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Going Green and Building Strong: Building...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Webinar (Text Version) DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Going Green and Building Strong: Building a FORTIFIED Home -- Part 2 Webinar (Text Version) Below is the text version of the...

  13. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- VisualDOE version 4.1 build 0002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that VisualDOE version 4.1 build 0002 meets Internal Revenue Code 179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  14. Apply: Funding Opportunity- Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Closed Application Deadline: February 4, 2015 The Building Technologies Office (BTO)s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117.

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Comprehensive Building Science

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE Challenge Homes arent just really efficient theyre also designed and built using solid building science principles. Version 3 of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, a prerequisite for...

  16. DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimizatio...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    such as OpenPV. Register to attend the webinar. May 15: Live Webinar on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training Webinar Sponsor: DOE Challenge Home The Energy Department will...

  17. GEOSS in Americas Symposium Side Session -Capacity Building

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    Americaaround Latin America #12;Milton Kampel GEOSS Americas Brazil Sep. 17-79 2007 ANTARES South-American, Concepcin, Chilen, Chile (2002)(2002) SouthSouth--American Workshop (IOCCG) Mar del Plata,American Workshop Americas Brazil Sep. 17-79 2007 ANTARES Observation Network Integrated network ofIntegrated network

  18. DOE standard compliance demonstration program: An office building example

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    Bailey, S.A.; Keller, J.M.; Wrench, L.E.; Williams, C.J.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued interim new building energy standards (10 CFR 435 1989) to achieve maximum energy efficiency in the designs of new buildings. DOE then entered into a project to demonstrate and assess the impact of these standards on the design community. One area of focus was a test to see how a less conventional design-focused building would meet the standards` requirements -- DOE wanted to demonstrate that compliance with energy standards does not mean compromising the architectural intent of a building. This study, which was initiated at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), illustrated the process by which compliance with the standards can be proven for a highly {open_quotes}design-oriented{close_quotes} office building. The study also assessed the impact of the whole building simulation compliance alternatives on design. This report documents the compliance requirements, gives a description of the sample building chosen for the study, provides general guidance for the compliance process, documents the method of compliance that was undertaken for the sample building, presents the results of the study, and provides a recommendation on how the compliance requirements could be improved to reflect more realistic use types.

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

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    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pulte Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Pulte Homes and Communities of Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pulte Homes and Communities of Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada Case...

  1. Building America Webinar: Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America webinar presented a new and improved low-e storm window that boasts a combination of curb appeal and energy efficiency, all for a fraction of the cost of window replacement, on Sept. 9, 2014.

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder In this...

  3. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: EcoVillage...

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

    EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community, Ithaca, New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: EcoVillage: A Net Zero Energy Ready Community, Ithaca, New...

  4. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standard Issues to Energy Innovations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Text-alternative version of the May 20 webinar on an overview of how Building America has impacted codes and standards in the past through technical and market innovations.

  5. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pine Mountain...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    with Building America research partners IBACOS and Southface Energy Institute to design HERS-59 homes with air-tight 1.0-1.8 ACH50 construction, spray-foamed walls and attics, and...

  6. Valuing Green in the Appraisal Process - Building America Top...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    America Top Innovation Real estate appraisers have historically faced challenges with green and energy efficient homes, both in identifying comparables and in supporting...

  7. Building America Update - January 9, 2014 | Department of Energy

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

    America Publications Library offers an extensive collection of technical reports, measure and strategy guidelines, case studies, and other resources to help you boost...

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Exterior...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    IBACOS, in collaboration with GreenHomes America, Inc., was contracted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to research exterior wall insulation...

  9. building tech office | netl.doe.gov

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron4 Self-Scrubbing:,, , ., ..., ,+ . :, ,. ., ,., ,,InnovativeBuilding

  10. Building Science

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question How do we first do no harm with high-r enclosures??

  11. New American Home{reg_sign}: Atlanta, Georgia - 2001; Building America--The New American Home

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    IBACOS; Anderson, R.

    2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The New American Home{reg_sign} is an annual showcase project designed by committee and co-sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders' National Council of the Housing Industry, BUILDERS Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. Hedgewood Properties teamed with Building America's IBACOS Consortium and Southface Energy Institute to build a house with a Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) level of 90.

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

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    Gilbride, Theresa L.

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Simplified Space Conditioning in Low Load Homes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I, on October 23, 2014.

  14. Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the February 12, 2015, Building America webinar, High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies.

  15. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the transcript of the Building America webinar, Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, held on March 18, 2015.

  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Home: Fort Devens: Cold Climate Market-Rate Townhomes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Building America Solution Center | Department

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  18. Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information Agency, Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2005. DOE/to produce the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), which provides a

  19. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    investigated issues to better understand the mechanics behind the addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings to increase the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls...

  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Testing...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and other sources related to building-efficiency measures that focus on the DHPhybrid heating system and heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system; Evaluate the thermal...

  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Saving Opportunity - Chicago, Illinois More Documents & Publications Analysis: Targeting Zero Net Energy - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method...

  2. Celebrating Two Years of Building America's Clean Energy Manufacturing...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Manufacturing Office to print the car chassis using a new machine called Big Area Additive Manufacturing. We're building collaborative facilities where experts can work...

  3. Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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...

  4. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy...

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

    specifically related to high efficiency buildings and potential impacts when mated with renewable energy resources. He also has extensive experience with large-scale utility...

  5. Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations...

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

    in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); water heating components; and indoor...

  6. Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank...

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

    the meeting. exptmtgenergysavingstobankon.pdf More Documents & Publications Salt Lake County Residential Solar Financing Study Better Buildings Network View | March 2015...

  7. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assembliesessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce...

  8. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Building America research has shown that high performance homes can potentially give builders an edge in the marketplace and can boost sales. But it doesn't happen automatically. It requires a tailored, easy to understand marketing campaign, and sometimes a little flair. This case study highlights LifeStyle Homes successful marketing approach for their SunSmart home package.

  9. 1 | Building America eere.energy.gov Evaluation of Ducted GE

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    : ­ Impact on space conditioning energy consumption and occupant comfort. ­ Impact on demand response space in a number of configurations and as a demand response asset. · This information is necessary1 | Building America eere.energy.gov Evaluation of Ducted GE Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater in PNNL

  10. New Report Evaluates Impacts of DOE's Wind Powering America Initiative...

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

    Department of Energy (DOE) in 1999, was to facilitate a rapid increase in U.S. wind power capacity by engaging in activities that address barriers to deployment on national,...

  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the garage-to-house air leakage. Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space More Documents & Publications DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies...

  12. U.S. DOE TAP Webinar: Better Buildings Challenge K-12 Education...

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

    U.S. DOE TAP Webinar: Better Buildings Challenge K-12 Education Partners U.S. DOE TAP Webinar: Better Buildings Challenge K-12 Education Partners January 21, 2015 2:00PM to 3:30PM...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three deep energy retrofits. For this gut rehab they replaced the old roof with a...

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Artistic...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building Science Corporation and BIRA to design homes that achieve HERS <60 without PV or zero net energy with PV with ducts in dropped ceilings, R-50 attic insulation; HRVs with...

  15. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ? Moisture...

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

    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...

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Code Challenges with Multifamily...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Meeting was conducted by the IBACOS team on Sept. 29, 2014, and focused on air sealing of area separation wall assemblies in multifamily buildings. This is an identified barrier...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    and Energy Smart Home Plans to design zero-energy ready homes that score under HERS 60 for less than 2% added cost over code construction. Case Study: Heritage Buildings,...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    PNNL and FSEC helped Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County build three <60 HERS prototype homes, 30% better than their typical homes at a cost of only 1,500 more. Case Study:...

  19. DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Overview and Deployment Webinar-- Text Version

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Overview and Deployment, presented in March 2015.

  20. Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee

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

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  1. Building America Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Imery Group...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    wall, spray foamed walls and attic plus rigid foam and coated OSB. The Imery Group: Proud Green Home - Serenbe, GA More Documents & Publications DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case...

  2. Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuilding Enclosures | Department ofBuildings

  3. Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |

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

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  4. Building America Case Study: Evaluating Through-Wall Air Transfer Fans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project, Building America team IBACOS performed field testing in a new construction unoccupied test house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to evaluate heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) distribution systems during heating, cooling, and midseason conditions. Four air-based HVAC distribution systems were assessed:-a typical airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a low airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a system with transfer fans to the bedrooms, and a system with no ductwork to the bedrooms. The relative ability of each system was considered with respect to relevant Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE standards for house temperature uniformity and stability, respectively.

  5. Building America Update - June 12, 2014 | Department of Energy

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  6. Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation |

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. Department ofJune 2,The BigSidingState and localStudyBuildingsTampa,|Fact

  7. Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance

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

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  8. Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior

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

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  9. Building America Expert Meeting: Code Challenges with Multifamily Area

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

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  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

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

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  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

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

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  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

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

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  13. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

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

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  14. Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to

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

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  15. Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida |

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

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  16. Building America Webinar: Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles

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

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  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily

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  18. 2012 Building America Stakeholder Meeting | Department of Energy

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  19. Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation |

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  20. Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC:

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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    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

    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.

  2. Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the Energy Department's (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge is making America more sustainable by transforming how organizations improve energy performance at facilities...

  3. Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major...

  4. Building America Update - November 13, 2014 | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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  5. Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program

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    Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Building America Indoor Temperature and Humidity Measurement Protocol

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    Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Norton, P.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When modeling homes using simulation tools, the heating and cooling set points can have a significant impact on home energy use. Every 4 years the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) asks homeowners about their heating and cooling set points. Unfortunately, no temperature data is measured, and most of the time, the homeowner may be guessing at this number. Even one degree Fahrenheit difference in heating set point can make a 5% difference in heating energy use! So, the survey-based RECS data cannot be used as the definitive reference for the set point for the 'average occupant' in simulations. The purpose of this document is to develop a protocol for collecting consistent data for heating/cooling set points and relative humidity so that an average set point can be determined for asset energy models in residential buildings. This document covers the decision making process for researchers to determine how many sensors should be placed in each home, where to put those sensors, and what kind of asset data should be taken while they are in the home. The authors attempted to design the protocols to maximize the value of this study and minimize the resources required to achieve that value.

  7. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar focused on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings, including hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

  8. Advancement of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Payment

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    Lixing Gu; Don Shirey; Richard Raustad; Bereket Nigusse; Chandan Sharma; Linda Lawrie; Rich Strand; Curt Pedersen; Dan Fisher; Edwin Lee; Mike Witte; Jason Glazer; Chip Barnaby

    2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus{sup TM} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOE??s Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. The 5-year project was managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory and was divided into 5 budget period between 2006 and 2011. During the project period, 11 versions of EnergyPlus were released. This report summarizes work performed by an EnergyPlus development team led by the University of Central Florida??s Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC). The team members consist of DHL Consulting, C. O. Pedersen Associates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oklahoma State University, GARD Analytics, Inc., and WrightSoft Corporation. The project tasks involved new feature development, testing and validation, user support and training, and general EnergyPlus support. The team developed 146 new features during the 5-year period to advance the EnergyPlus capabilities. Annual contributions of new features are 7 in budget period 1, 19 in period 2, 36 in period 3, 41 in period 4, and 43 in period 5, respectively. The testing and validation task focused on running test suite and publishing report, developing new IEA test suite cases, testing and validating new source code, addressing change requests, and creating and testing installation package. The user support and training task provided support for users and interface developers, and organized and taught workshops. The general support task involved upgrading StarTeam (team sharing) software and updating existing utility software. The project met the DOE objectives and completed all tasks successfully. Although the EnergyPlus software was enhanced significantly under this project, more enhancements are needed for further improvement to ensure that EnergyPlus is able to simulate the latest technologies and perform desired HAVC system operations for the development of next generation HVAC systems. Additional development will be performed under a new 5-year project managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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

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

    2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Establishing Benchmarks for DOE Commercial Building R&D and Program Evaluation: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program and the DOE research laboratories conduct a great deal of research on building technologies. However, differences in models and simulation tools used by various research groups make it difficult to compare results among studies. The authors have developed a set of 22 hypothetical benchmark buildings and weighting factors for nine locations across the country, for a total of 198 buildings.

  11. Building America Case Study: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant interaction with the boilers, distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. This paper explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs. The research was conducted by The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) in conjunction with Elevate Energy. The team surveyed existing knowledge on cost-effective retrofits for optimizing distribution in typical multifamily hydronic systems, with the aim of identifying common situations and solutions, and then conducted case studies on two Chicago area buildings with known balancing issues in order to quantify the extent of temperature imbalance. At one of these buildings a booster pump was installed on a loop to an underheated wing of the building. This study found that unit temperature in a multifamily hydronic building can vary as much as 61 degrees F, particularly if windows are opened or tenants use intermittent supplemental heating sources like oven ranges. Average temperature spread at the building as a result of this retrofit decreased from 22.1 degrees F to 15.5 degrees F.

  12. DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies Webinar (Text Version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies, presented in March 2015.

  13. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar will focus on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings. Presenters will discuss hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

  14. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation, Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall, was presented at the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, on August 13, 2014.

  15. Building America Team (CARB) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of Energy

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

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  16. Building America Technical Update Meeting: What We Know, and What We Don't

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  17. Building America Webinar: Release of BEopt 2.4 Beta | Department of Energy

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  18. Proceedings of ASHRAE-DOE-BTECC Conference on Building Thermal Envelopes Simplified Modeling for

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    LBL-31305 Proceedings of ASHRAE-DOE-BTECC Conference on Building Thermal Envelopes Simplified in the envelopes of residential buildings is the primary mechanism to pro- vide ventilation to those buildings and exposure to be made and demonstrates how changes in the envelope or ventilation system would affect it

  19. DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education...

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    typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars August 7: Live Webinar on Better Buildings...

  20. DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition...

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    typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars July 3: Live Webinar on Better Buildings...

  1. Summary of Prioritized Research Opportunities: Building America Program Planning Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2-4, 2010

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    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines the results of brainstorming sessions conducted at the Building America Fall 2010 planning meeting, in which research teams and national laboratories identified key research priorities to incorporate into multi-year planning, team research agendas, expert meetings, and technical standing committees.

  2. Building the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)

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    Brettin, Tom [Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Tom Brettin on "Building the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  3. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- DOE-2.2 version 47d

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On this page you'll find information about the DOE-2.2 version 47d qualified computer software, which calculates energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements for commercial buildings.

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Boulder ZED Design Build...

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    inch of closed-cell foam below the roof deck in the vaulted ceilings, a ground-source heat pump, ERV, and triple-pane windows. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Boulder ZED Design Build,...

  5. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- DOE-21.E version 119

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that DOE-21.E version 119 meets Internal Revenue Code 179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  6. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- DOE-21.E-JJH version 130

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that DOE-2.1E-JJH version 130 meets Internal Revenue Code 179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  7. DOE Commercial Reference Buildings Summary of Changes Between...

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

    Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Summary of Changes from v1.03.0 to v1.13.1, May 5, 2009 Tax Deduction Qualified Software: EnergyPlus version 5.0.0.031...

  8. Best Practices for HPSB Guiding Principles Implementation in Existing DOE Buildings

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    Henderson, Jordan W.

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The intent of this paper is to document an approach to screening existing buildings at DOE sites for High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings (HPSB) Guiding Principles (GPs) potential, developing policies and programs to address a majority of the HPSB GPs, and how to prioritize buildings with the greatest potential. This paper will also include example strategies for HPSB inventory and projection schedules and best practices on approaching and interpreting select criteria that have been troublesome to sites.

  9. DOE ZERH Webinar: Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Part 1 of this series introduced the basic concepts of building and wind interactions and how the FORTIFIED building programs can reduce property damage and loss. In Part 2, IBHS will discuss the...

  10. Energy-efficient buildings: Does the marketplace work?

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    Brown, M.A.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    For a variety of reasons, U.S. households, businesses, manufacturers, and government agencies all fail to take full advantage of cost-effective, energy-efficiency opportunities. Despite a growing environmental ethic among Americans and a concern for energy independence, consumers in this country are underinvesting in technologies, products, and practices that would cut their energy bills. The result is a large untapped potential for improving energy productivity, economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and energy security. The thesis of this paper is that the marketplace for energy efficiency, in general, is not operating perfectly, and the marketplace for energy-efficient buildings, in particular, is flawed. The reasons for underinvestments in cost-effective, energy efficiency are numerous and complicated. They also vary from sector to sector: the principal causes of energy inefficiencies in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation are not the same as the causes of inefficiencies in homes and office buildings, although there are some similarities. One of the reasons for these differences is that the structure of marketplace for delivering new technologies and products in each sector differs. Energy-efficiency improvements in the buildings sector is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, since most of the energy consumed in buildings comes from the burning of fossil fuels. This paper therefore begins by describing energy use and energy trends in the U.S. buildings sector. Characteristics of the marketplace for delivering energy efficiency technologies and products are then described in detail, arguing that this marketplace structure significantly inhibits rapid efficiency improvements.

  11. Using DOE Commercial Reference Buildings for Simulation Studies: Preprint

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    Field, K.; Deru, M.; Studer, D.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed 256 EnergyPlus models for use in studies that aim to characterize about 70% of the U.S. commercial building stock. Sixteen building types - including restaurants, health care, schools, offices, supermarkets, retail, lodging, and warehouses - are modeled across 16 cities to represent the diversity of U.S. climate zones. Weighting factors have been developed to combine the models in proportions similar to those of the McGraw-Hill Construction Projects Starts Database for 2003-2007. This paper reviews the development and contents of these models and their applications in simulation studies.

  12. THE DOE-2 COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THERMAL SIMULATION OF BUILDINGS

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    of the energy addition and extraction actually to be supplied at the heating and cooling coils by the HVAC of the hour-by-hour heat loss and gain to the building spaces and the heating and cooling loads imposed upon of the HVAC system, the time-varying temperature set-points, and the heating, cooling and fan schedules

  13. DOE passive solar commercial buildings program: project summaries

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    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 23 projects participating in this program comprise a wide range of building types including offices, retail establishments, educational facilities, public service facilities, community and visitor centers, and private specialized-use facilities, located throughout the United States. Summary data and drawings are presented for each project. (MHR)

  14. DOE/ NREL Build One of the World's Most Energy Efficient Office Spaces

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    None

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology ? from sophisticated computer modeling to advanced windows that actually open ? will help the newest building at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) be one of the world's most energy efficient offices. Scheduled to open this summer, the 222,000 square-foot RSF will house more than 800 staff and an energy efficient information technology data center. Because 19 percent of the country's energy is used by commercial buildings, DOE plans to make this facility a showcase for energy efficiency. DOE hopes the design of the RSF will be replicated by the building industry and help reduce the nation's energy consumption by changing the way commercial buildings are designed and built.

  15. Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building...

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    about BEopt. See an example of a Building America project that used BEopt. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that incorporate BEopt when...

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

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    Burdick, A.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

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

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

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsNovember 13, 2014ContributingDOE Contract DOEEnergy

  19. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development for Phase

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave theJulyD&D Project forDepartment ofCurriculumII Building Types

  20. DOE Commercial Reference Buildings Summary of Changes Between Versions |

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

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  1. Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building...

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    Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building America Top Innovation Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building America Top Innovation Effec...

  2. DOE-ORO buildings | Y-12 National Security Complex

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power Administration wouldDECOMPOSITION OF CALCIUMCOSTDOENuclear1 of 1Retina BradleyDOE-ORO

  3. DOE-ORO buildings | Y-12 National Security Complex

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power Administration wouldDECOMPOSITION OF CALCIUMCOSTDOENuclear1 of 1Retina BradleyDOE-OROView of

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Going Green and Building Strong: Building...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    home is durable and lasts to be able to reap the benefits of those investments in zero energy homes or other green building techniques. Next slide: Because at the end of the...

  5. Calibrating DOE-2 to weather and non-weather-dependent loads for a commercial building

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    Bronson, John Douglas

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CALIBRATING DOE-2 TO WEATHER AND NON-WEATHER-DEPENDENT LOADS FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING A Thesis by JOHN DOUGLAS BRONSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering CALIBRATING DOE-2 TO WEATHER AND NON-WEATHER-DEPENDENT LOADS FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING A Thesis by JOHN DOUGLAS BRONSON Approved as to style and content by: M D~c Dennis...

  6. Calibrating DOE-2 to weather and non-weather-dependent loads for a commercial building

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    Bronson, John Douglas

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CALIBRATING DOE-2 TO WEATHER AND NON-WEATHER-DEPENDENT LOADS FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING A Thesis by JOHN DOUGLAS BRONSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering CALIBRATING DOE-2 TO WEATHER AND NON-WEATHER-DEPENDENT LOADS FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING A Thesis by JOHN DOUGLAS BRONSON Approved as to style and content by: M D~c Dennis...

  7. Building America Case Study: Duct in Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Forced air distribution systems (duct systems) typically are installed out of sight for aesthetic reasons, most often in unconditioned areas such as an attic or crawlspace. Any leakage of air to or from the duct system (duct leakage) in unconditioned space not only loses energy, but impacts home and equipment durability and indoor air quality. An obvious solution to this problem is to bring the duct system into the interior of the house, either by sealing the area where the ducts are installed (sealed attic or crawlspace) or by building an interior cavity or chase above the ceiling plane (raised ceiling or fur-up chase) or below the ceiling plane (dropped ceiling or fur-down) for the duct system. This case study examines one Building America builder partner's implementation of an inexpensive, quick and effective method of building a fur-down or dropped ceiling chase.

  8. Building America Case Study: Ground Source Heat Pump Research, TaC Studios Residence, Atlanta, Georigia (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with TaC Studios, an Atlanta based architecture firm specializing in residential and light commercial design, on the construction of a new test home in Atlanta, GA in the mixed-humid climate. This home serves as a residence and home office for the firm's owners, as well as a demonstration of their design approach to potential and current clients. Southface believes the home demonstrates current best practices for the mixed-humid climate, including a building envelope featuring advanced air sealing details and low density spray foam insulation, glazing that exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements, and a high performance heating and cooling system. Construction quality and execution was a high priority for TaC Studios and was ensured by a third party review process. Post construction testing showed that the project met stated goals for envelope performance, an air infiltration rate of 2.15 ACH50. The homeowner's wished to further validate whole house energy savings through the project's involvement with Building America and this long-term monitoring effort. As a Building America test home, this home was evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and the efficiency and operation of the ground source heat pump and associated systems. Given that the home includes many non-typical end use loads including a home office, pool, landscape water feature, and other luxury features not accounted for in Building America modeling tools, these end uses were separately monitored to determine their impact on overall energy consumption.

  9. Lighting retrofit monitoring for the Federal sector-strategies and results at the DOE Forrestal Building

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    Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R.; Keller, J.M.; Stoops, J.L.; Chvala, W.D.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), the US Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) have been conducting short-term monitoring studies at the Forrestal Building, headquarters of the DOE, since 1990. These studies were an integral part of the Shared Energy Savings (SES) lighting retrofit project completed in 1993. The overall goal of the project was to reduce electricity consumption at the Forrestal Building. One objective of the project was to use the building as a model for other federal SES lighting retrofit efforts. A complete short-term monitoring strategy in support of the SES project was developed. The strategy included baseline measurements of electrical consumption, performance measurements of proposed retrofits, and post-retrofit measurements of electricity consumption. Measurements included power consumption, power harmonics, and lighting levels. The results show a 56% reduction in electrical power consumed for lighting, as well as improved power quality and increased lighting levels.

  10. Land Use Planning and Regulation In and Around Protected Areas: A Study of Best Practices and Capacity Building Needs in Mexico and Central America

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    and Capacity Building Needs in Mexico and Central America George N. Wallace1 , James R. Barborak2 , and Craig In and Around Protected Areas: A Study of Best Practices and Capacity Building Needs in Mexico and Central. To this end, we gathered national level data in six Mesoamerican countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

  11. DOE WINDExchange Webinar: Rural Energy for America Program 2014 Farm Bill

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In February, Congress passed a new Farm Bill that includes an Energy Title. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small...

  12. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 8: Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document

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    Baechler, Michael C.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Gilbride, Theresa L.

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has posed a challenge to the homebuilding industryto build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. Through the Builders Challenge, participating homebuilders will have an easy way to differentiate their best energy-performing homes from other products in the marketplace, and to make the benefits clear to buyers. This document was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for DOE to provide guidance to U.S. home builders who want to accept the challenge. To qualify for the Builders Challenge, a home must score 70 or less on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). The E-scale is based on the well-established Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index, developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The E-scale allows homebuyers to understand at a glance how the energy performance of a particular home compares with the performance of others. To learn more about the index and HERS Raters, visit www.natresnet.org. Homes also must meet the Builders Challenge criteria described in this document. To help builders meet the Challenge, guidance is provided in this report for each of the 29 criteria. Included with guidance for each criteria are resources for more information and references for relevant codes and standards. The Builders Challenge Quality Criteria were originally published in Dec. 2008. They were revised and published as PNNL-18009 Rev 1.2 in Nov. 2009. This is version 1.3, published Nov 2010. Changes from the Nov 2009 version include adding a title page and updating the Energy Star windows critiera to the Version 5.0 criteria approved April 2009 and effective January 4, 2010. This document and other information about the Builders Challenge is available on line at www.buildingamerica.gov/challenge.

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

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

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Results and Lessons Learned From the DOE Commercial Building Partnerships: Preprint

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    Hirsch, A.; Deru, M.; Langner, R.; Stark, G.; Doebber, I.; Scheib, J.; Sheppy, M.; Bonnema, E.; Pless, S.; Livingood, B.; Torcellini, P.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the course of 5 years, NREL worked with commercial building owners and their design teams in the DOE Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) to cut energy consumption by 50% in new construction (versus code) and by 30% in existing building pilot projects (versus code or pre-retrofit operational energy use depending on the preference of the Partner) using strategies that could be replicated across their building portfolios. A number of different building types were addressed, including supermarket, retail merchandise, combination big box (general merchandise and food sales), high rise office space, and warehouse. The projects began in pre-design and included a year of measurement data to evaluate performance against design expectations. Focused attention was required throughout the entire process to achieve a design with the potential to hit the energy performance target and to operate the resulting building to reach this potential. This paper will report quantitative results and cover both the technical and the human sides of CBP, including the elements that were required to succeed and where stumbling blocks were encountered. It will also address the impact of energy performance goals and intensive energy modeling on the design process innovations and best practices.

  16. Building America Case Study: Evaluation of Ventilation Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings, New York, New York (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In multifamily buildings, particularly in the Northeast, exhaust ventilation strategies are the norm as a means of meeting both local exhaust and whole-unit mechanical ventilation rates. The issue of where the 'fresh' air is coming from is gaining significance as air-tightness standards for enclosures become more stringent, and the 'normal leakage paths through the building envelope' disappear. CARB researchers have found that the majority of high performance, new construction, multifamily housing in the Northeast use one of four general strategies for ventilation: continuous exhaust only with no designated supply or make-up air source, continuous exhaust with ducted make-up air to apartments, continuous exhaust with supply through a make-up air device integral to the unit HVAC, and continuous exhaust with supply through a passive inlet device, such as a trickle vent. Insufficient information is available to designers on how these various systems are best applied. Product performance data are based on laboratory tests, and the assumption is that products will perform similarly in the field. Proper application involves matching expected performance at expected building pressures, but there is no guarantee that those conditions will exist consistently in the finished building. This research effort, which included several weeks of building pressure monitoring, sought to provide field validation of system performance. The performance of four substantially different strategies for providing make-up air to apartments was evaluated.

  17. National Green Building Standard Analysis

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    NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE's Building America Program is a research and development program to improve the energy performance of new and existing homes. The ultimate goal of the Building America Program is to achieve examples of cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for all U.S. climate zones. Periodic maintenance of an ANSI standard by review of the entire document and action to revise or reaffirm it on a schedule not to exceed five years is required by ANSI. In compliance, a consensus group has once again been formed and the National Green Building Standard is currently being reviewed to comply with the periodic maintenance requirement of an ANSI standard.

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHome...

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

    indoor environmental quality, achieving the highest rating possible under the National Green Building Standard Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick, Maryland More Documents &...

  19. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs.

  20. ACTION MEMO: Technical Position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to Meet DOE Order 420. I B.

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    The attached technical position on the Use of National Consensus and Building Codes to meet Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420.1b Facility Safety, clarifies the use of national consensus and...

  1. Building America Case Study: Excavationless Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet)

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    NorthernSTAR

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building science research supports installing exterior (soil side) foundation insulation as the optimal method to enhance the hygrothermal performance of new homes. With exterior foundation insulation, water management strategies are maximized while insulating the basement space and ensuring a more even temperature at the foundation wall. However, such an approach can be very costly and disruptive when applied to an existing home, requiring deep excavation around the entire house. The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team implemented an innovative, minimally invasive foundation insulation upgrade technique on an existing home. The approach consisted of using hydrovac excavation technology combined with a liquid insulating foam. The team was able to excavate a continuous 4" wide by 4' to 5' deep trench around the entire house, 128 linear feet, except for one small part under the stoop that was obstructed with concrete debris. The combination pressure washer and vacuum extraction technology also enabled the elimination of large trenches and soil stockpiles normally produced by backhoe excavation. The resulting trench was filled with liquid insulating foam, which also served as a water-control layer of the assembly. The insulation was brought above grade using a liquid foam/rigid foam hybrid system and terminated at the top of the rim joist. Cost savings over the traditional excavation process ranged from 23% to 50%. The excavationless process could result in even greater savings since replacement of building structures, exterior features, utility meters, and landscaping would be minimal or non-existent in an excavationless process.

  2. Building America DOE Challenge Home Case Study: e2 Homes - Winter...

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    the home scores a HERS 57; with its photovoltaic system, the home produces better than zero net-energy performance, with a score of HERS -7. This home won a 2013 Housing...

  3. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Meeting DOE Challenge

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  4. Building America DOE Challenge Home Case Study: e2 Homes - Winter Park,

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  5. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … DOE Challenge Home (Formerly Builders Challenge)

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  6. DOE Challenge Home (Now Zero Energy Ready Home) - Building America Top

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  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Green Coast...

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    Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study:...

  8. Building America Case Study: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet)

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    One of BA-PIRC's longtime Habitat for Humanity partners, S.E. Volusia CO (SEVHFH), was interested in building a home to the new Challenge Home standards. SEVHFH routinely builds ENERGY STAR V3.1 homes. The only modification to their design needed to comply with the Challenge Home criteria was the interior duct requirement. Unwilling to incur the added costs of a foam roof deck or wall heights above 8 feet to accommodate a fur-down chase SEVHFH opted to build a fur-up or raised ceiling chase.

  9. Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on ARIES and NorthernSTAR...

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    and concluded that mini-split heat pumps present a viable retrofit opportunity for some low-rise to midrise multifamily buildings. ARIES is currently planning projects with HFH...

  10. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction

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    Date/Time: August 13, 2014; 3:00-4:30 PM EDTDescription: The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective...

  11. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Town...

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    New Town Builders, a builder of energy efficient homes in Denver, Colorado, offers a zero energy option for all the homes it builds. To attract a wide range of potential home...

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes- Frederick, Maryland

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    This new duplex home successfully combines affordability with state-of-the-art efficiency and indoor environmental quality, achieving the highest rating possible under the National Green Building Standard

  13. America Competes to Build the Best Energy App | Department of Energy

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  14. ISO 50001 for Commercial Buildings: Lessons Learned From U.S. DOE Pilot Project: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Field, K.; Punjabi, S.

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the U.S., the ISO 50001 Standard, which establishes energy management systems (EnMSs) and processes, has shown uptake primarily in the industrial sector. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) undertook a pilot program to explore ISO 50001 implementation in commercial buildings. Eight organizations participated as pilots, with technical assistance provided by DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). This paper shares important lessons learned from the pilot. Staff time was the most critical resource required to establish effective EnMSs in commercial buildings. The pilot also revealed that technical support and template/example materials were essential inputs. Crucial activities included evaluating performance, identifying goals, making connections, communicating operational controls, and tracking/reviewing progress. Benefits realized included enhanced intra-organizational connections, greater energy awareness, increased process efficiencies, and improved ability to make business cases. Incremental benefits for ISO 50001 certification were greater accountability, assurance of best practices, public relations opportunities, and potential to unlock verified savings credits or incentive money. Incremental certification costs included more staff/consultant time, money for certification, and a tendency to limit EnMS scope in order to ensure favorable audit results. Five best practices were identified - utilizing expert technical assistance, training, and other resources; focusing on implementation over documentation; keeping top management involved; considering organizational structure when selecting EnMS scope; and matching the implementation level to an EnMS's scope and scale. The last two practices are particularly relevant to the commercial buildings sector.

  15. Building America Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction (Fact Sheet)

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    The 2012 IECC has an airtightness requirement of 3 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals test pressure for both single family and multifamily construction in Climate Zones 3-8. Other programs (LEED, ASHRAE 189, ASHRAE 62.2) have similar or tighter compartmentalization requirements, thus driving the need for easier and more effective methods of compartmentalization in multifamily buildings.

  16. Building America Case Study: Conway Street Apartments, Greenfield, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet)

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    While single-family, detached homes account for 63% of households (EIA 2009); multi-family homes account for a very large portion of that remaining housing stock, and this fraction is growing. Through recent research efforts, CARB has been evaluating strategies and technologies that can make dramatic improvements in energy performance in multi-family buildings

  17. Building America Case Study: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings, Upstate New York (Fact Sheet)

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    While previous versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have included provisions to improve the air tightness of dwellings, for the first time, the 2012 IECC mandates compliance verification through blower door testing. Simply completing the Air Barrier and Insulation Installation checklist through visual inspection is no longer sufficient by itself. In addition, the 2012 IECC mandates a significantly stricter air sealing requirement. In Climate Zones 3 through 8, air leakage may not exceed 3 ACH50, which is a significant reduction from the 2009 IECC requirement of 7 ACH50. This requirement is for all residential buildings, which includes low-rise multifamily dwellings. While this air leakage rate requirement is an important component to achieving an efficient building thermal envelope, currently, the code language doesn't explicitly address differences between single family and multifamily applications. In addition, the 2012 IECC does not provide an option to sample dwellings for larger multifamily buildings, so compliance would have to be verified on every unit. With compliance with the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements on the horizon, several of CARB's multifamily builder partners are evaluating how best to comply with this requirement. Builders are not sure whether it is more practical or beneficial to simply pay for guarded testing or to revise their air sealing strategies to improve compartmentalization to comply with code requirements based on unguarded blower door testing. This report summarizes CARB's research that was conducted to assess the feasibility of meeting the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements in 3 multifamily buildings.

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway Street

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  19. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing

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  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: David Weekely Homes,

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  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and

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  2. Building America Case Study: Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings (Fact Sheet)

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    'The cost for blower testing is high, because it is labor intensive, and it may disrupt occupants in multiple units. This high cost and disruption deters program participants, and dissuades them from pursuing energy improvements that would trigger air leakage testing, such as improvements to the building envelope.' This statement found in a 2012 report by Heschong Mahone Group emphasizes the importance of reducing the cost and complexity of blower testing in multifamily buildings. Energy efficiency opportunities are being bypassed. The cost of single blower testing is on the order of $300. The cost for guarded blower door testing, the more appropriate test for assessing energy savings opportunities, could easily be six times that and that's only if you have the equipment and simultaneous access to multiple apartments. Thus, the proper test is simply not performed. The objective of the 2013 research project was to develop the model for predicting fully guarded test results (FGT), using unguarded test data and specific building features of apartment units. The model developed has a coefficient of determination R2 value of 0.53 with a root mean square error (RMSE) of 0.13. Both statistical metrics indicate that the model is relatively strong. When tested against data that was not included in the development of the model, prediction accuracy was within 19%, which is reasonable given that seasonal differences in blower door measurements can vary by as much as 25%.

  3. Expand the Modeling Capabilities of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Program

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    Don Shirey

    2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus{trademark} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOE's Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. Version 1.0 of EnergyPlus was released in April 2001, followed by semiannual updated versions over the ensuing seven-year period. This report summarizes work performed by the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC) to expand the modeling capabilities of EnergyPlus. The project tasks involved implementing, testing, and documenting the following new features or enhancement of existing features: (1) A model for packaged terminal heat pumps; (2) A model for gas engine-driven heat pumps with waste heat recovery; (3) Proper modeling of window screens; (4) Integrating and streamlining EnergyPlus air flow modeling capabilities; (5) Comfort-based controls for cooling and heating systems; and (6) An improved model for microturbine power generation with heat recovery. UCF/FSEC located existing mathematical models or generated new model for these features and incorporated them into EnergyPlus. The existing or new models were (re)written using Fortran 90/95 programming language and were integrated within EnergyPlus in accordance with the EnergyPlus Programming Standard and Module Developer's Guide. Each model/feature was thoroughly tested and identified errors were repaired. Upon completion of each model implementation, the existing EnergyPlus documentation (e.g., Input Output Reference and Engineering Document) was updated with information describing the new or enhanced feature. Reference data sets were generated for several of the features to aid program users in selecting proper model inputs. An example input data file, suitable for distribution to EnergyPlus users, was created for each new or improved feature to illustrate the input requirements for the model.

  4. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 7.2 Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County

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  5. Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits

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

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  7. Building America Expert Meeting: Code Challenges with Multifamily Area Separation Walls

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  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and Walnut:

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  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of

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  10. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a

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  11. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Group Home

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  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing HomesBay Ridge Gardens

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  13. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Home: Fort Devens: Cold

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  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: CDC Realty Inc.,

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  15. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Green Coast

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  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Hood River Passive

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  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Lancaster County

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  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Northwest Energy

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  19. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Rural Development,

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  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Schneider Homes,

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  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Shaw Construction,

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  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance

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  3. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tom Walsh & Co.,

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  4. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and

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  5. Building America BEopt-CA (Ex): A Tool for Optimal Integration of EE, DR

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  6. High-R Walls - Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy

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

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

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Not Available

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Building America Case Study: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet)

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    A new construction pilot community was constructed by builder-partner Wathen-Castanos Hybrid Homes (WCHH) based on a single occupied test house that was designed to achieve greater than 30% energy savings with respect to the House Simulation Protocols (Hendron, Robert; Engebrecht, Cheryn (2010). Building America House Simulation Protocols. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.). Builders face several key problems when implementing a whole-house systems integrated measures package (SIMP) from a single test house into multiple houses. Although a technical solution already may have been evaluated and validated in an individual test house, the potential exists for constructability failures at the community scale. This report addresses factors of implementation and scalability at the community scale and proposes methodologies by which community-scale energy evaluations can be performed based on results at the occupied test house level. Research focused on the builder and trade implementation of a SIMP and the actual utility usage in the houses at the community scale of production. Five occupants participated in this community-scale research by providing utility bills and information on occupancy and miscellaneous gas and electric appliance use for their houses. IBACOS used these utility data and background information to analyze the actual energy performance of the houses. Verification with measured data is an important component in predictive energy modeling. The actual utility bill readings were compared to projected energy consumption using BEopt with actual weather and thermostat set points for normalization.

  11. Building America Top Innovations 2014 Profile: California Energy Standards Recognize the Importance of Filter Selection

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  12. Building America Case Study: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)

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    This document addresses adding -or improving - mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes, and this report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some discussion of relevant codes and standards. Advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs of various system types are presented along with general guidelines for implementing the systems in homes. CARB intends for this document to be useful to decision makers and contractors implementing ventilation systems in homes. Choosing the "best" system is not always straightforward; selecting a system involves balancing performance, efficiency, cost, required maintenance, and several other factors. It is the intent of this document to assist contractors in making more informed decisions when selecting systems. Ventilation is an integral part of a high-performance home. With more air-sealed envelopes, a mechanical means of removing contaminants is critical for indoor environmental quality and building durability.

  13. Building America Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center, Denver, Colorado (Brochure)

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    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Town Builders, a builder of energy efficient homes in Denver, Colorado, offers a zero energy option for all the homes it builds. To attract a wide range of potential homebuyers to its energy efficient homes, New Town Builders created a 'Power of Zero Energy Center' linked to its model home in the Stapleton community of Denver. This case study presents New Town Builders' marketing approach, which is targeted to appeal to homebuyers' emotions rather than overwhelming homebuyers with scientific details about the technology. The exhibits in the Power of Zero Energy Center focus on reduced energy expenses for the homeowner, improved occupant comfort, the reputation of the builder, and the lack of sacrificing the homebuyers' desired design features to achieve zero net energy in the home. The case study also contains customer and realtor testimonials related to the effectiveness of the Center in influencing homebuyers to purchase a zero energy home.

  14. DEMONSTRATION OF THE DOE INTERIM ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR NEW FEDERAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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    Lee, A. D.; Baechler, M / C.; Di Massa, F. V.; Lucas, R. G.; Shankle, D. L.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In accordance with federal legislation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) bas conducted a project to demonstrate use of its Interim Energy Conservation Standards for New Federal Residential Buildings. The demonstration is the second step in a three-step process: development of interim standards, demonstration of the interim standards, and development of final standards. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) collected information from the demonstration project and prepared this report under a contract with DOE. The purpose of the standards is to improve the energy efficiency of federal housing and increase the use of nondepletable energy sources. In accordance with the legislation, the standards were to be performance-based rather than prescribing specific energy conservation measures. The standards use a computer software program called COSTSAFR which individualizes the standards based on climate, housing type, and fuel costs. The standards generate minimum energy-efficiency requirements by applying the life-cycle cost methodology developed for federal projects, For the demonstration, the DOE chose live federal agency housing projects: four military housing projects and one project for the Department of Health and Human Services. DOE and PNL worked with agency housing procurement officials and designers/architects to hypothetically apply the interim standards to each housing project. PNL conducted extensive interviews with the federal agencies and design contractors to determine what impacts the standards would have on the existing agency procurement process as well as on designers. Overall, PNL found that the interim standards met the basic intent of the law. Specific actions were identified, however, that DOE could take to improve the standards and encourage the agencies to implement them. Agency personnel and designers expressed similar concerns about the standards: the minimum efficiency levels established by the standards were lower than expected and the standards did not provide an easy way to incorporate new energy-efficient and renewable resource tec.:hnolog:ies like solar heating systems. Agency personnel said the standards would fit into current procurement procedures with no big changes or cost increases, Many said the standards would decrease the time and effort they now spend to establish energy-efficiency requirements and to confirm that proposed designs comply with those requirements. Agency personnel praised the software and documentation for being easy to use and providing energy-efficiency requirements in energy dollars. Housing designers agreed that the DOE standards were easy to use to determine that their designs meet energy-efficiency goals. Many felt the information provided by the standards could be useful in the design process. Based on the demonstration, PNL recommends establishing task forces that will actively involve agency personnel and others in future revisions and development of the final standards. PNL also recommends that DOE and federal agencies investigate the use of market fuel and energy prices in the standards, rather than the prices paid by the agencies, to better reflect actual costs. A number of recommendations are made for improving communications between DOE and the users of the standards and for enhancing tools to implement the standards. Several recommendations are made for increasing the number of renewable resources that are included in the standards. Finally, PNL recommends ongoing monitoring activities to continue to identify ways in which the standards can be improved.

  15. Building America Building Science Translator

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

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  16. DOE TAP Webcast 17: State Policies to Encourage Green Building Principles

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Colorado Green Government Program, recent Colorado legislation supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency, state buildings

  17. Building America Case Study: Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Green Home 3, Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

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    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transitioning from standard light frame to a thermal mass wall system in a high performance home will require a higher level of design integration with the mechanical systems. The much higher mass in the ICF wall influences heat transfer through the wall and affects how the heating and cooling system responds to changing outdoor conditions. This is even more important for efficient, low-load homes with efficient heat pump systems in colder climates where the heating and cooling peak loads are significantly different from standard construction.This report analyzes a range of design features and component performance estimates in an effort to select practical, cost-effective solutions for high performance homes in a cold climate. Of primary interest is the influence of the ICF walls on developing an effective air sealing strategy and selecting an appropriate heating and cooling equipment type and capacity. The domestic water heating system is analyzed for costs and savings to investigate options for higher efficiency electric water heating. A method to ensure mechanical ventilation air flows is examined. The final solution package includes high-R mass walls, very low infiltration rates, multi-stage heat pump heating, solar thermal domestic hot water system, and energy recovery ventilation. This solution package can be used for homes to exceed 2012 International Energy Conservation Code requirements throughout all climate zones and achieves the DOE Challenge Home certification.

  18. DEMONSTRATION OF THE DOE INTERIM ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR NEW FEDERAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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    Lee, A. D.; Baechler, H. C.; Di Massa, F. V.; Lucas, R. G.; Shankle, D. L.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In accordance with federal legislation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored a study to demonstrate use of its Interim Energy Conservation Standards for New Federal Residential Buildings. The demonstration study was conducted by DOE and the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). The demonstration is the second step in a three-step process: I) development of interim standards, 2) demonstration of the interim standards, and 3) development of final standards. The standards are mandatory for federal agency housing procurements. Nevertheless, PNL found at the start of the demonstration that agency use of the interim standards had been minimal. The purpose of the standards is to improve the energy efficiency of federal housing and increase the use of nondepletable energy sources. In accordance with the legislation, the standards were to be performance-based rather than prescribing specific energy conservation measures. To fulfill this aspect of the legislation, the standards use a computer software program called COSTSAFR which generates a point system that individualizes the standards to specific projects based on climate, housing type, and fuel costs. The standards generate minimum energy-efficiency requirements by applying the life-cycle cost methodology developed for federal projects. For the demonstration, PNL and DOE chose five federal agency housing projects which had been built in diverse geographic and climate regions. Participating agencies were the Air Force, the Army (which provided two case studies), the Navy, and the Department of Health and Human Services. PNL worked with agency housing procurement officials and designers/architects to hypothetically apply the interim standards to the procurement and design of each housing project. The demonstration started at the point in the project where agencies would establish their energyefficiency requirements for the project and followed the procurement process through the designers' use of the point system to develop a design which would comply with the standards. PNL conducted extensive interviews with the federal agencies and design contractors to determine what impacts the standards would have on the existing agency procurement process as well as on designers. Overall, PNL found that the interim standards met the basic intent of the law. Specific actions were identified, however, that DOE could take to improve the standards and encourage the agencies to implement them. Agency personnel found the minimum efficiency levels established by the standards to be lower than expected, and lower than their existing requirements. Generally, this was because the standards factor in fuel costs, as well as energy savings due to various conservation measures such as insulation, when they determine the minimum efficiency levels required. The demonstration showed that federal agencies often pay low prices for heating fuel and electricity; these lower costs "tipped the scales," allowing designers to meet the efficiency target with designs that were relatively inefficient. It appeared, however, that the low prices paid by agencies directly to suppliers did not capture the agencies' full costs of providing energy, such as the costs of distribution and storage. Agency personnel expressed some concern about the standards' ability to incorporate new energy-efficient technologies and renewable resource technologies like solar heating systems. An alternative compliance procedure was developed to incorporate new technologies; however, demonstration participants said the procedure was not well documented and was difficult and time consuming to use. Despite these concerns, most agency personnel thought that the standards would fit into current procurement procedures with no big changes or cost increases. Many said use of the standards would decrease the time and effort they now spend to establish energy-efficiency requirements and to confirm that proposed designs comply. Personnel praised the software and documentation for being easy to use and providing energ

  19. Building America Report Template

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  20. Building America Solution Center

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  1. Building America System Research

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  2. Seaborg and Kennedy in the AEC Building | U.S. DOE Office of...

    Office of Science (SC) Website

    in the AEC Building Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Staff Organization Chart .pdf file (46KB) BES Budget BES Committees of Visitors Directions Jobs Organizational...

  3. DOE/EIA-0318/1 Nonresidential Buildings Energy Consumption Survey...

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    This category includes: Preschool Elementary Junior High Senior High College or University Vocational School Specific Building Types (on school campuses) - Administration...

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

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

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Code Gaps and Future Research Needs of Combustion Safety: Building...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

  6. Analyzing the Life Cycle Energy Savings of DOE Supported Buildings Technologies

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    Cort, Katherine A.; Hostick, Donna J.; Dirks, James A.; Elliott, Douglas B.

    2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report examines the factors that would potentially help determine an appropriate analytical timeframe for measuring the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technology (BT) benefits and presents a summary-level analysis of the life cycle savings for BTs Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) R&D program. The energy savings for three hypothetical building designs are projected over a 100-year period using Building Energy Analysis and Modeling System (BEAMS) to illustrate the resulting energy and carbon savings associated with the hypothetical aging buildings. The report identifies the tasks required to develop a long-term analytical and modeling framework, and discusses the potential analytical gains and losses by extending an analysis into the long-term.

  7. Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates

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    Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. DOE Challenge Home Student Competition

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

    4. Enable innovations by removing infrastructure barriers to market transformation. After tracking Building America accomplishments since the program's inception, one...

  9. Calculating Energy Savings in High Performance Residential Buildings Programs: Preprint

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    Hendron, B.; Rarrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate and meaningful energy savings calculations are essential for the evaluation of residential energy efficiency programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), such as the Building America Program (a public-private partnership designed to achieve significant energy savings in the residential building sector). The authors investigated the feasibility of applying existing performance analysis methodologies such as the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the high performance houses constructed under Building America, which sometimes achieve whole-house energy savings in the 50-70% range. However, because Building America addresses all major end-use loads and because the technologies applied to Building America houses often exceed what is envisioned by energy codes and home-rating programs, the methodologies used in HERS and IECC have limited suitability, and a different approach was needed. The authors have researched these issues extensively over the past several years and developed a set of guidelines that draws upon work done by DOE's Energy Information Administration, the California Energy Commission, the International Code Council, RESNET, and other organizations that have developed similar methodologies to meet their needs. However, the final guidelines are tailored to provide accurate techniques for quantifying energy savings achieved by Building America to help policymakers assess the effectiveness of the program.

  10. DOE Challenge Home www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge U.S. Department...

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

    to the DOE Challenge Home name, logo and label. Use and reproduction of the logo and graphic without specific authorization and full compliance with 'Brand Identify...

  11. DOE Challenge Home www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge U.S. Department...

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

    to the DOE Challenge Home name, logo and label. Use and reproduction of the logo and graphic without specific authorization and full compliance with Guidelines for Correctly...

  12. Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...

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

    Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Slides from the Building America webinar on...

  13. Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998

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    LBNL-41694 BS-384 Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998 This work was supported

  14. A Comparison of EnergyPlus to DOE-2.1E: Multiple Cases Ranging from a Sealed Box to a Residential Building

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    Andolsun, S.; Culp, C.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus (EPlus) is becoming widely used for building simulation. Previous studies have compared the performance of EPlus with other simulation programs including DOE-2 for a variety of cases. These studies identified the different results...

  15. A Comparison of EnergyPlus to DOE-2.1E: Multiple Cases Ranging from a Sealed Box to a Residential Building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Andolsun, S.; Culp, C.

    EnergyPlus (EPlus) is becoming widely used for building simulation. Previous studies have compared the performance of EPlus with other simulation programs including DOE-2 for a variety of cases. These studies identified the different results...

  16. U.S. DOE TAP Webinar: Better Buildings Challenge K-12 Education Partners

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) K-12 Education Partners are demonstrating how clean energy initiatives can be achievable and effective in reducing energy costs and climate impact. With K-12...

  17. Canister storage building compliance assessment DOE Order 6430.1A, General Design Criteria

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    BLACK, D.M.

    1999-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the Project's position on compliance with DOE Order 6430.1A ''General Design Criteria.'' No non-compliances are shown. The compliance statements have been reviewed and approved by DOE. Open items are scheduled to be closed prior to project completion.

  18. Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ;1 Proceedings of the Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, December 7-11, 1998LBNL-41443 IS-390 Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998 The research reported

  19. Building Long-Term Sustained Capacity and Influencing Decisions: The U.S. DOE SEP Capacity Model

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    McCarthy, Patrick [TecMarket Works; Hall, Nick [TecMarket Works; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Lambert, Faith [U.S. Department of Energy

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a state-level systems model that incorporates traditional behavior change models into a more extensive framework for explaining energy efficiency and renewable energy impacts. The model was developed from a seminal national study of state energy programs covering a broad array of programmatic topic areas. The study examined a wide range of program offerings within 24 states, involving over 25 years of state efforts. While specific priorities and outcomes varied greatly across the states for each of the topic areas, consistent systems-level capacity-building patterns were revealed. This model demonstrates how the U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE s) State Energy Program (SEP) and non-SEP resources, when incorporated into a framework of essential capacity-building components, can lead to energy efficiency and renewable energy achievements. This paper then features two case study illustrations of the model.

  20. Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on February 12, 2015, focused on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high performance homes that optimize energy and moisture performance.