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  1. National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On September 24th representatives from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) met with David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of...

  2. Microsoft Word - NAHB Ex Parte Memo

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    201 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 T 800 368 5242 F 202 266 8258 nahb.org Government Affairs Jim Tobin Senior vice President & Chief Lobbyist MEMO To: U.S. Department of Energy From: Jim Tobin, Senior Vice President National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Date: September 30, 2013 Subject: Ex Parte Memorandum On September 24 th representatives from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) met with David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable

  3. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight – Tommy Williams Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-02-05

    Builders Challenge fact sheet highlighting performance and energy-efficiency features of Tommy Williams Homes, Longleaf case study, Gainesville, FL

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Durable Energy Builders, Houston...

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

    DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Durable Energy Builders, Houston, Texas DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Durable Energy Builders, Houston, Texas This DOE Zero Energy Ready Home features...

  5. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Baldwin Homes Inc.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Baldwin Homes of Arnold, Maryland, built a HERS 55 Builders Challenge-certified house as an “Eco-Model” home to showcase 69 green and energy-efficient features.

  6. Zero Net Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California...

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

    Zero Net Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: CaliforniaFlorida Production ...Florida Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a solar home. ...

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates...

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

    Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc ...

  8. Questar Gas- Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Questar Gas provides incentives for home builders who incorporate energy efficiency into new construction. Builders can receive whole house rebates for building Energy Star homes (certified by an...

  9. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Imagine Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Imagine Homes, working with the DOE's Building America research team member IBACOS, has developed a system that can be replicated by other contractors to build affordable, high-performance homes. Imagine Homes has used the system to produce more than 70 Builders Challenge-certified homes per year in San Antonio over the past five years.

  10. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Treasure Homes Inc.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Treasure Homes, Inc., achieved a HERS rating of 46 without PV on its prototype “Gem” home, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in northern Indiana, thanks in part to training received from a Building America partner, the National Association of Home Builders Research Center.

  11. Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 established tax credits of up to $2,000 for builders of all new energy-efficient homes, including manufactured homes constructed in accordance with the Feder...

  12. National Association of Home Builders | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Home Builders Jump to: navigation, search Name: National Association of Home Builders Address: 1201 15th Street NW Place: Washington, D.C. Zip: 20005 Year Founded: 1942 Website:...

  13. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old...

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

    Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom Case study of a DOE Zero Energy ...

  14. NREL: News - 15 Home Builders Earn Energyvalue Awards

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

    15 Home Builders Earn Energyvalue Awards Golden, Colo., March 18, 2002 Fifteen builders will receive this year's EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) on March 25 at the National Green Building Conference in Seattle, Wash. The awards, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the National Association of Home Builders Research Center and Professional Builder Magazine, were announced in February at the 2002 International Builders' Show in

  15. Builder Brings Tradition to Efficient Home Upgrades

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    One of the first production builders in the US to offer zero-energy construction, family-owned Artistic Homes is changing with the times: “From a business standpoint, we have a better product for the customer because it’s energy-efficient, and we’ve set up a practice that is sustainable in the long-term."

  16. High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders -

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a high performance home in Florida. Building America field projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. By

  17. Pacific Power- Home Energy Savings Program For Builders

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Pacific Power provides an incentive for home builders in California to build energy efficient houses through the Energy Star New Homes Program. Rebates are available through this program for homes...

  18. Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program | Department...

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

    Administrator Questar Gas Website http:www.thermwise.comwybuilderBuilderRebatesWY.html State Wyoming Program Type Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Star Home Certification:...

  19. DOE Challenge Home Production Builder Roundtable Report | Department of

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

    Energy Production Builder Roundtable Report DOE Challenge Home Production Builder Roundtable Report In January 2014, a select group of the top executives from these leading production builders met with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Challenge Home Program to share business and technical lessons learned, identify a list of common challenges faced delivering ZERHs, and identify new solutions to bring back to their individual businesses. Over this day-and-a-half-long meeting, there was a

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT Case...

  1. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight - NextGen Home, Las Vegas, Nevada

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2009-01-01

    Building America Builders Challenge fact sheet on the NextGen demo home built in Las Vegas. The home has a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index score of 44 with R-40 spray foam attic insulation, R-40 insulated concrete walls, and a 4kW DC solar laminate

  2. DOE Challenge Home Better Business for Builders Webinar (Text Version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is a text version of the webinar titled "DOE Challenge Home: Better Business for Builders," originally presented in May 2012. In addition to this text version of the audio, you can access the...

  3. Pacific Power - Home Energy Savings Program For Builders | Department...

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

    0.75 - 1sq. ft. Attic Insulation: 0.05sq.ft. Central Air Conditioning: 275 Heat Pump Water Heater: 250 Summary Pacific Power provides an incentive for home builders in...

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mantell-Hecathorn Builders...

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

    Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Shenandoah Circle, Durango, CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Shenandoah Circle, Durango, CO Case study of a DOE ...

  5. DOE Tour of Zero: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC /

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Weiss | Department of Energy The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC / Weiss DOE Tour of Zero: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC / Weiss 1 of 11 Evolutionary Home Builders built this 4,798-square-foot home in River Forest, Illinois, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 11 The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is certified to ENERGY STAR and EPA's Indoor airPLUS. It also meets the requirements of

  6. DOE Tour of Zero: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC |

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

    Department of Energy The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC DOE Tour of Zero: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC Addthis 1 of 11 Evolutionary Home Builders built this 4,798-square-foot home in River Forest, Illinois, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 11 The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is certified to ENERGY STAR and EPA's Indoor airPLUS. It also meets the requirements of the National

  7. DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders

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

    | Department of Energy Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Row Homes at

  8. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders, The Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Evolutionary Home Builders The Adaptation Home Geneva, IL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New

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

    Fairfield, CT | Department of Energy BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in west Connecticut that scored HERS 39 without solar PV. The 3,000-square-foot two-story home has R-33 double-walls, R-72 flat roof with closed-cell foam and blown cellulose, an ERV, and LED lighting. PDF icon BPC Green Builders - New Fairfield, CT More Documents &

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury...

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

    Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT Case study of a DOE Zero ...

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders, The

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL | Department of Energy Evolutionary Home Builders, The Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders, The Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 30 without PV, with 2x8 24" on center walls with blown fiberglass and 4" polysio rigid foam; basement with 2" XPS interior, 4" under slab, 4" exterior of

  12. Building America Partner Program: A Program of the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2001-11-01

    This tri-fold brochure introduces the Building America Partner Program in central New Mexico and encourages home builders and home owners to participate.

  13. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Clifton View Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Clifton View Homes’s remodel of a 1962 rambler, on Whidbey Island in Washington State, cut energy costs by two-thirds.

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Town Builders'

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Power of Zero Energy Center | Department of Energy New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center 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 buyers to its energy efficient homes, New Town Builders created a "Power of Zero Energy Center" linked to its

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Fairfield, CT | Department of Energy Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in west Connecticut that scored HERS 39 without solar PV. The 3,000-square-foot two-story home has R-33 double-walls, R-72 flat roof with closed-cell foam and blown cellulose, an ERV, and LED lighting. PDF icon BPC Green Builders - New Fairfield, CT More Documents & Publications DOE Zero

  16. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver...

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

    CO, Production Home DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO, Production Home Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Denver, CO, that scored HERS ...

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom...

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

    Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Custom Home, New Fairfield, CT Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in west ...

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Via del Cielo, Santa Fe, NM...

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Second Production Builder Round Table

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

    Home Second Production Builder Round Table January 2015 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affliated partners, make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or

  20. Zero Net Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida

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

    Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy solar home. Building America's production builder partners have found that energy efficiency helps them sell more homes and sell them faster than their competitors even at a higher price point. These impressive business case results have helped influence substantial growth in zero net-energy homes. This Top Innovation profile describes four California home builders who worked with Building America teams to

  1. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders...

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

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

  2. NAHB Research Center | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    NAHB Research Center Jump to: navigation, search Name: NAHB Research Center Place: Upper Marlboro, MD Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership...

  3. Energy Department announces 'New American Home' - News Releases | NREL

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

    Energy Department announces 'New American Home' January 13, 2004 Golden, Colo. - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Builder Magazine, the National Council for the Housing Industry, Merlin Contracting, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and IBACOS (Integrated Building and Construction Solutions) have collaborated to design and build The New American Home® as a showcase for energy efficiency at the

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town...

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

    Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing ...

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, Colorado

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    All homes in the Stapleton community must be ENERGY STAR certified; New Town Builders has announced that it will build 250–300 new homes over the next 7–10 years, all of which will be Challenge Homes. New Town received a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.

  6. Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico: Building America Fact Sheet

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2001-10-01

    This one-page flier introduces the Building America Partner Program in central New Mexico and encourages home builders to participate.

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Better Business for Builders Webinar Transcript

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the webinar, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Better Business for Builders, presented in August 2014.

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: New Town Builders, Denver, CO

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

    New Town Builders Denver, CO BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Devoted Builders,

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    LLC, Pasco, Washington | Department of Energy Devoted Builders, LLC, Pasco, Washington Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Devoted Builders, LLC, Pasco, Washington Case study of Devoted Builders 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 spray-foam plus blown cellulose covered ceiling deck. PDF icon Devoted Builders, LLC. - Pasco, WA More

  10. DOE Tour of Zero: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders |

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

    Department of Energy Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders Addthis 1 of 14 New Town Builders, now known as Thrive, built 26 units at the Row Homes at Perrin's Row in Denver, Colorado, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 14 Homeowners in the three-story row homes are projected to save $682 in annual energy costs thanks to the homes' efficient

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Danbury, CT, that scored HERS 35 without PV. This 2-story, 1,650-ft2 cabin built by a custom home builder for his own family meets Passive House...

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Danbury, CT Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Danbury, CT, that scored HERS 35 without PV. This 2-story, 1,650-ft2 cabin built by a custom home builder for his own family meets Passive House Standards with 5.5-in. of foil-faced polysiocyanurate foam boards lining the outside walls, R-55 of rigid EPS foam under the slab,

  13. Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Program Certification of Production Builders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kerrigan, P.; Loomis, H.

    2014-09-01

    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(R) Efficient Hot Water Distribution requirement.

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: Durable Energy Builders, Houston, TX

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

    Durable Energy Builders Houston, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed

  15. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Sunroc Builders Bates Avenue Lakeland, FL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in

  16. Building America Top Innovations 2012: DOE Challenge Home (Formerly Builders Challenge)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes DOE’s Builders Challenge. Hundreds of leading-edge builders across the country signed on to the Challenge and more than 14,000 homes earned the label, saving homeowners over $10 million a year in utility bills. DOE’s new program, the DOE Challenge Home, increases the rigor of the guidelines including requiring homes to be Zero Net-Energy Ready.

  17. Study Says Owners of Energy-Efficient Homes Would Recommend Them to Friends

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    | Department of Energy Study Says Owners of Energy-Efficient Homes Would Recommend Them to Friends Study Says Owners of Energy-Efficient Homes Would Recommend Them to Friends Photo of a house. A recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study aimed at uncovering how owners of energy-efficient homes felt after purchasing their homes found that not only would the majority recommend the same green homes to friends, but more than 50% believed the benefits of energy efficiency

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue,

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

    Lakeland, FL | Department of Energy Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the hot-humid climate that got HERS 57 without PV, with 6.5" SIP walls and 8.25" SIP roof; uninsulated slab foundation; fresh air intake; SEER 16 ducted air source

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: BPC Green Builders, New Fairfield, CT

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

    BPC Green Builders New Fairfi eld, CT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO | Department of Energy Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning multifamily project with 26 units in the cold climate that got a HERS 54 without PV, or HERS 28 with PV, with 2x6 24" on center walls with R-23 blown fiberglass; slab foundation with R-10 rigid at slab edge; plus R-10 rigid exterior;

  1. Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program | Department...

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

    Other EE Tankless Water Heater Program Info Sector Name Utility Administrator Questar Gas Website http:www.thermwise.combuilderBuilderRebates.html State Utah Program Type...

  2. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Second Production Builder Round Table

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

    ... Branding and Messaging * Write a press release on the round table, listing attendees * ... that will be trusted more than builder marketing efforts DOE will continue leveraging a ...

  3. Practices and Processes of Leading High Performance Home Builders in the Upper Midwest

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Von Thoma, E.; Ojczyk, C.

    2012-12-01

    The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team proposed this study to gain insight into the business, sales, and construction processes of successful high performance builders. The knowledge gained by understanding the high performance strategies used by individual builders, as well as the process each followed to move from traditional builder to high performance builder, will be beneficial in proposing more in-depth research to yield specific action items to assist the industry at large transform to high performance new home construction. This investigation identified the best practices of three successful high performance builders in the upper Midwest. In-depth field analysis of the performance levels of their homes, their business models, and their strategies for market acceptance were explored. All three builders commonly seek ENERGY STAR certification on their homes and implement strategies that would allow them to meet the requirements for the Building America Builders Challenge program. Their desire for continuous improvement, willingness to seek outside assistance, and ambition to be leaders in their field are common themes. Problem solving to overcome challenges was accepted as part of doing business. It was concluded that crossing the gap from code-based building to high performance based building was a natural evolution for these leading builders.

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, Connecticut

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-04-01

    The first Challenge Home built in New England features cool-roof shingles, HERS 20–42, and walls densely packed with blown fiberglass. This house won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Taft...

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

    Taft School, Watertown, CT DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Taft School, Watertown, CT Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom ...

  6. DOE Responses to DOE Challenge Home (formerly Builders Challenge) National Program Requirements Public Comments

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE Responses to DOE Challenge Home (formerly Builders Challenge) National Program Requirements Public Comments, a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  7. Electric Power Board of Chattanooga- Energy Efficient New Homes Program for Builders & Developers

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, in collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Authority, offers an incentive to builders and developers of single-family and multi-family homes to build energy...

  8. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Trolle Residence...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    ... revenue: NA * Annual Energy Savings: without PV 6,276 kWh DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME BPC Green Builders 2 Trolle tore the old cottage down to the foundation, a 24x26 ft ...

  9. Practices and Processes of Leading High Performance Home Builders in the Upper Midwest

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Von Thoma, Ed; Ojzcyk, Cindy

    2012-12-01

    The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team proposed this study to gain insight into the business, sales, and construction processes of successful high performance builders. The knowledge gained by understanding the high performance strategies used by individual builders, as well as the process each followed to move from traditional builder to high performance builder, will be beneficial in proposing more in-depth research to yield specific action items to assist the industry at large transform to high performance new home construction. This investigation identified the best practices of three successful high performance builders in the upper Midwest. In-depth field analysis of the performance levels of their homes, their business models, and their strategies for market acceptance were explored.

  10. Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Program Certification of Production Builders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kerrigan, P.; Loomis, H.

    2014-09-01

    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 U.S. cities and worked with the builders to develop a design package tailored to the cost-related impacts for each builder. Also, BSC provided support through 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: adding services to the scope of work for various trades, such as HERS Rater, HVAC contractor; and increased material costs related to the checklists, especially the EPA Indoor airPLUS and EPA WaterSense® Efficient Hot Water Distribution requirement.

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Denver, CO, that achieves HERS 38 without PV or HERS -3 with 8.0 kW of PV. The 2,115-ft2 two-story production home has 9.5-in.-thick double-stud walls filled with R-40 of blown fiberglass; a vented attic with R-50 blown fiberglass; an insulated, conditioned basement; a high-efficiency

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich,

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    CT, Custom | Department of Energy Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Old Greenwich, CT, that scored HERS 42 without PV or HERS 20 with PV. This 2,700-square-foot custom home has advanced framed walls with R-24 blown cellulose plus R-7.5 EPS rigid foam, membrane-coated OSB, a closed-cell spray foamed attic, R-13 closed-cell spray foam

  13. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Shenandoah Circle, Durango, CO

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Mantell- Hecathorn Builders Shenandoah Circle Durango, CO DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies

  14. Transitioning to High Performance Homes: Successes and Lessons Learned From Seven Builders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Widder, Sarah H.; Kora, Angela R.; Baechler, Michael C.; Fonorow, Ken; Jenkins, David W.; Stroer, Dennis

    2013-03-01

    As homebuyers are becoming increasingly concerned about rising energy costs and the impact of fossil fuels as a major source of greenhouse gases, the returning new home market is beginning to demand energy-efficient and comfortable high-performance homes. In response to this, some innovative builders are gaining market share because they are able to market their homes’ comfort, better indoor air quality, and aesthetics, in addition to energy efficiency. The success and marketability of these high-performance homes is creating a builder demand for house plans and information about how to design, build, and sell their own low-energy homes. To help make these and other builders more successful in the transition to high-performance construction techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) partnered with seven interested builders in the hot humid and mixed humid climates to provide technical and design assistance through two building science firms, Florida Home Energy and Resources Organization (FL HERO) and Calcs-Plus, and a designer that offers a line of stock plans designed specifically for energy efficiency, called Energy Smart Home Plans (ESHP). This report summarizes the findings of research on cost-effective high-performance whole-house solutions, focusing on real-world implementation and challenges and identifying effective solutions. The ensuing sections provide project background, profile each of the builders who participated in the program, and describe their houses’ construction characteristics, key challenges the builders encountered during the construction and transaction process); and present primary lessons learned to be applied to future projects. As a result of this technical assistance, 17 homes have been built featuring climate-appropriate efficient envelopes, ducts in conditioned space, and correctly sized and controlled heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. In addition, most builders intend to integrate high-performance features into most or all their homes in the future. As these seven builders have demonstrated, affordable, high-performance homes are possible, but require attention to detail and flexibility in design to accommodate specific regional geographic or market-driven constraints that can increase cost. With better information regarding how energy-efficiency trade-offs or design choices affect overall home performance, builders can make informed decisions regarding home design and construction to minimize cost without sacrificing performance and energy savings.

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, New Fairfield, Connecticut

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This LEED Platinum home was built on the site of a 60-year-old bungalow that was demolished. It boasts views of Candlewood Lake, a great deal of daylight, and projected annual energy savings of almost $3,000. This home was awarded a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  16. NAHB_RequestandResponse.pdf | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    NAHB_RequestandResponse.pdf NAHB_RequestandResponse.pdf PDF icon NAHB_RequestandResponse.pdf More Documents & Publications PCA_RequestandResponse.pdf CSS Letter - Final.tif CSS Letter - Final.tif

  17. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Town Homes at Perrin's Row Wheat Ridge, CO DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in

  18. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Taft School, Watertown, CT

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Taft School Watertown, CT DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders — Trolle Residence, Danbury, CT

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The builder of this 1,650-ft2 cabin won a Custom Home honor in the 2014 Housing Innovations Awards. The home meets Passive House Standards with 5.5-in. of foil-faced polysiocyanurate foam boards lining the outside walls, R-55 of rigid EPS foam under the slab, R-86 of blown cellulose in the attic, triple-pane windows, and a single ductless heat pump to heat and cool the entire home.

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders — The ArtiZEN Plan, Denver, CO

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The Grand Winner in the Production Builder category of the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, this builder plans to convert all of its product lines to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home construction by the end of 2015. This home achieves HERS 38 without photovoltaics (PV) and HERS -3 with 8.0 kW of PV.

  1. High Performance Builder Spotlight: LifeStyle Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    LifeStyle Homes of Melbourne, Florida, is aiming for affordable net zero energy homes with help from Building America research partner Florida Solar Energy Center.

  2. DOE Challenge Home Case Study, New Town Builders, Denver, CO...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a ... durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ... Zone: 5 * Category: Production Performance Data: * HERS ...

  3. DOE Responses to DOE Challenge Home (formerly Builders Challenge) National Program Requirements Public Comments

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

    - Responses to Draft Specification Comments 1 Updated 4/9/2012 DOE Responses to DOE Challenge Home (formerly Builders Challenge) National Program Requirements Public Comments DOE received comments on the draft DOE Challenge Home specifications and requirements from December 15, 2011 through January 31, 2012. This document summarizes the comments received, DOE's responses, and the resulting policy change, if any. All comments were reviewed. Similar comments were grouped together in the responses.

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

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

    field projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. This proved transformational, gaining builder traction with related market-based programs like ENERGY STAR for Homes and DOE Challenge Home. "Break points" or cost trade-offs that are identified during the engineering analysis of the residential construction process can yield two types of business savings: 1) reductions in costs

  5. High Performance Builder Spotlight: KB Home GreenHouse

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Located in the Lake Burden community in Windermere, FL, the KB Home GreenHouse is expected to produce as much energy as it consumes.

  6. Southwest Gas Corporation - Home Builder Efficiency Rebate Program...

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

    Website http:www.swgasliving.comdsmefficiency State Arizona Program Type Rebate Program Summary Effective January 30, 2014 the Arizona Smarter Greener Better Homes...

  7. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes of Fresno, CA, has worked with Building America team member IBACOS to apply building science to production homes. Even without solar panels, the company’s Jordan model exceeds California’s building efficiency standard by 36%.

  8. DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Preferred Builders, Old Greenwhich...

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

    ... Indoor air quality is also enhanced with no-VOC and low- VOC paints and sealants, formaldehyde-free adhesives, and a timer-controlled garage exhaust fan. The home has 77 recessed ...

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Durable Energy Builders, Houston...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    super-insulated roof, 11,500 gallon rainwater cistern to supply most of the home's drinking water, hurricane-proof roof, and triple-pane windows. PDF icon...

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    with PV. This 2,700-square-foot custom home has advanced framed walls with R-24 blown cellulose plus R-7.5 EPS rigid foam, membrane-coated OSB, a closed-cell spray foamed attic,...

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Durable Energy Builders, Houston, Texas

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This DOE Zero Energy Ready Home features super-insulated roof, 11,500 gallon rainwater cistern to supply most of the home’s drinking water, hurricane-proof roof, and triple-pane windows.

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwhich, CT, Custom, The Performance House

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

    invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior construction, durability, and comfort; healthy indoor air; high-performance HVAC, lighting,

  13. Building America Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center, Denver, Colorado (Brochure), Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center Denver, Colorado GENERAL INFORMATION Builder: New Town Builders of Denver, Colorado; newtownbuilders.com Established: 1992 Construction: New home Type: Single-family, zero energy SELLING TO EMOTIONS... New Town Builders is capturing homebuyers' emotions to sell its homes and to effectively demonstrate their value. A few examples of New Town's strategies follow: * Use a person who resembles the customer's ideal to advertise the product. * Emphasize

  14. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, The ArtiZEN Plan, Denver,CO

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

    The ArtiZEN Plan Denver, CO DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  15. Building America Case Study: A Production Builder's Passive House, Denver, Colorado (Midtown), Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    A Production Builder's Passive House Denver, Colorado (Midtown) Brookfeld Homes Denver (Brookfeld) started a homebuilding division in the Denver, Colorado, market in 2012. Even as a startup division, some of the homes it offers have better energy performance than those currently offered by many production builders in the area. Brookfeld's frst project is in a community called Midtown, in which the builder took on the challenge of increased energy effciency by creating a Passive House (PH)

  16. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Zero Net-Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Grupe Homes of Sacramento’s work with Building America to design California’s first production-scale community of solar homes. The homes outsold neighboring developments two to one.

  17. Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-06-01

    This document provides guidance to U.S. home builders participating in Builders Challenge. To qualify for the Builders Challenge, a home must score 70 or less on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). Homes also must meet the Builders Challenge Quality Cri

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO, Production Home

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Denver, CO, that scored HERS 41 without PV, HERS 3 with PV. This 3,560-square-foot production home has R-36 double-stud walls, a vented attic with R-50 blown fiberglass, and a 97% efficient gas furnace with ducts in conditioned space.

  19. Colorado Springs Utilities- Energy Efficient Builder Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Energy Efficient Builder Program offers an incentive to builders who construct ENERGY STAR® qualified homes within the CSU service area. The incentive range...

  20. Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Manufactured Home Builders (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-11-01

    The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Northwest Energy Works (NEW), the current Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program (NEEM) administrator, have been collaborating to conduct research on new specifications that would improve on the energy requirements of a NEEM home. In its role as administrator, NEW administers the technical specs, performs research and engineering analysis, implements ongoing construction quality management procedures, and maintains a central database with home tracking. This project prototyped and assessed the performances of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of measures is able to reduce energy used for space conditioning, water heating and lighting by 50 percent over typical manufactured homes produced in the northwest.

  1. Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Manufactured Home Builders (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Manufactured Home Builders PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: High Performance Manufactured Home Prototyping and Construction Development Location: Pacific Northwest states (ID, OR, and WA) Partners: Northwest Manufactured Housing industry Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, www.ba-pirc.org Building Components: HVAC, building envelope, lighting, and water heating Application: New, single

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2005-09-01

    This 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.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2005-08-01

    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.

  4. DOE ZERH Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders, The Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2015-09-01

    Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 30 without PV, with 2x8 24” on center walls with blown fiberglass and 4” polysio rigid foam; basement with 2” XPS interior, 4” under slab, 4” exterior of foundation wall; vented attic with R-100 blown cellulose; wo air-to-air heat pumps SEER 14.1; HSPF 9.6; heat pump water heater.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2006-10-01

    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.

  6. 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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2005-08-01

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2005-09-01

    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 builders 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.

  8. ZERH Builder PA Final

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

    Zero Energy Ready Home(tm) BUILDER PARTNER AGREEMENT Contents Instructions for Partnering with U.S. Department of Energy.................................................................. 2 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Terms of the Agreement .................................................................... 3 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Program Definitions and Eligible

  9. HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder, Houston, Texas (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Houston, Texas PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New Home Type: Single-family, production builder Builder: David Weekley Homes - Houston www.davidweekleyhomes.com/ new-homes/tx/houston Size: 1,757 ft 2 to 4,169 ft 2 Price Range: about $260,000 to $450,000 Date Completed: 2013 Climate Zone: Hot-humid PERFORMANCE DATA HERS index: Builder standard practice = 66; case study 1,757-ft 2 house = 54 Projected annual energy cost savings: $375

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2004-12-01

    This Building America Best Practices guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot and humid climate.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2006-10-01

    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 the Marine climate region.

  12. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders...

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

    energy efficiency worked into the home's design have yielded a house that achieves a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 33 without solar photovoltaics or -14 when a 13.1-kW...

  13. Colorado Springs Utilities- Builder Incentive Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Energy Efficient Builder Program offers an incentive to builders who construct ENERGY STAR qualified homes within the CSU service area. The incentives range up...

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: New Town Builders, Denver, CO

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Denver, CO, that achieves HERS 38 without PV or HERS -3 with 8.0 kW of PV. The 2,115-ft2 two-story production home has 9.5-in.-thick double-stud walls...

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Durable Energy Builders - Houston, Texas

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-11-01

    This case study describes a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Houston, Texas, that scored HERS 39 without PV and HERS 29 with PV. This 5,947 ft2 custom home has 11.5-inch ICF walls. The attic is insulated along the roof line with 5 to 7 inches of open-cell spray foam. Most of the home's drinking water is supplied by a 11,500-gallon rainwater cistern. Hurricane strapping connects the roof to the walls. The triple-pane windows are impact resistant. The foundation is a raised slab.

  16. Winchester/Camberley Homes New Construction Test House Design, Construction, and Short-Term Testing in a Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.; Wood, A.

    2012-10-01

    The NAHB Research Center partnered with production builder Winchester/Camberley Homes to build a new construction test house in the mixed-humid climate zone of Silver Spring, MD in June 2011. The goal for this house was to improve energy efficiency by 30% over the Building America B10 benchmark through an optimized energy solutions package design that could be constructed on a production basis. This report outlines the features of this house, discusses the energy efficient design, and reports on short-term testing results.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2005-09-01

    This guidebook is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Old Greenwich, CT, that scored HERS 42 without PV or HERS 20 with PV. This 2,700-square-foot custom home has advanced framed walls with R-24 blown cellulose plus R-7.5 EPS rigid foam, membrane-coated OSB, a closed-cell spray foamed attic, R-13 closed-cell spray foam under the slab and on basement walls, an ERV, and a gas boiler for forced air and radiant floor heat.

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Shenandoah Circle, Durango, CO

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 50 without PV, or HERS 21 with PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-13 ccsf plus 3.5” blown fiberglass, plus R-10 rigid exterior; R-22 ICF basement walls; vented attic with spray foam over top plates, R-65 blown fiberglass; 96 AFUE furnace, triple-pane windows, 80% LED.

  20. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight - Martha Rose Construction, Inc., Seattle, Washington

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2008-01-01

    Building America/Builders Challenge fact sheet on Martha Rose Construction, an energy-efficient home builder in marine climate using the German Passiv Haus design, improved insulation, and solar photovoltaics.

  1. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight - Rural Development Inc., Turner Falls, Massachusetts

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2008-01-01

    Building America/Builders Challenge fact sheet on Rural Development Inc, an energy-efficient home builder in cold climate using radiant floor heat, solar hot water, and PV. Examines cost impacts.

  2. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Taft School, Watertown, CT

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 33 without PV or HERS -14 with PV, with 8.5” double 2x4 walls with 8.5” (R-32) blown cellulose plus R-6 rigid foam, basement with 3” ccsf on interior plus 2x4 stud walls with R-13 blown cellulose, with R-20 around slab, R-38 under slab; a vented attic with R-100 blown cellulose; a central heat pump; HRV; heat pump water heater; 100% LED; and Passive House Institute U.S.+, LEED platinum, and Living Building Challenge certifications.

  3. Builder Partner Agreement | Department of Energy

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

    Builder Partner Agreement Builder Partner Agreement Through this agreement, the registered organization ("Partner") joins in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). Partner recognizes that by accepting this agreement they are expected to construct and verify homes to meet the DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements. PDF icon dch_builder_pkg.pdf More Documents & Publications Guidelines for Correctly Using the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Name and Logo Verifier

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2005-09-01

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

  5. ZERH Builder Partnership Agreement | Department of Energy

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

    Builder partners may be any person or entity that constructs single-family homes, multifamily buildings, affordable housing, manufactured homes or develops land. PDF icon Builder Partnership Agreement More Documents & Publications ZERH Verifier Partnership Agreement ZERH Architect and Designer Partnership Agreement ZERH Lender

  6. Montage Builders - Northern Forest

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

    Montage Builders - Northern Forest SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College A 1,925 Square Foot Single Family Home: * 2 Stories, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths * Est. Construction Cost: $243,082 * HERS Index Score: -5 * Estimated Monthly Energy Cost: $2 Location: Syracuse, NY - IECC Climate Zone 5 Design Strategy: Inspired by American Craftsman style architec- ture to fit the pattern language of the neighborhood. Optimized solar exposure for PV,

  7. 2015 Leading Builder Round Table Report | Department of Energy

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

    Leading Builder Round Table Report 2015 Leading Builder Round Table Report The nation is on the cusp of a dramatic movement to zero energy ready homes. This includes statewide codes, large developments, and a growing amount of commitment to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program. Much of this progress can be attributed to a small contingent of our nation's leading builders who are demonstrating the technical, cost, and design feasibility for this level of excellence At the 2015 Leading Builder

  8. Green Builder Media /Green Builder College | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Builder Media Green Builder College Jump to: navigation, search Name: Green Builder Media Green Builder College Place: Cincinnati, OH Website: www.greenbuildermag.com...

  9. Performance Verification of Production-Scalable Energy-Efficient Solutions: Winchester/Camberley Homes Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.

    2014-07-01

    Winchester/Camberley Homes with the Building America program and its NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership collaborated to develop a new set of high performance home designs that could be applicable on a production scale. The new home designs are to be constructed in the mixed humid climate zone four and could eventually apply to all of the builder's home designs to meet or exceed future energy codes or performance-based programs. However, the builder recognized that the combination of new wall framing designs and materials, higher levels of insulation in the wall cavity, and more detailed air sealing to achieve lower infiltration rates changes the moisture characteristics of the wall system. In order to ensure long term durability and repeatable successful implementation with few call-backs, this report demonstrates through measured data that the wall system functions as a dynamic system, responding to changing interior and outdoor environmental conditions within recognized limits of the materials that make up the wall system. A similar investigation was made with respect to the complete redesign of the heating, cooling, air distribution, and ventilation systems intended to optimize the equipment size and configuration to significantly improve efficiency while maintaining indoor comfort. Recognizing the need to demonstrate the benefits of these efficiency features, the builder offered a new house model to serve as a test case to develop framing designs, evaluate material selections and installation requirements, changes to work scopes and contractor learning curves, as well as to compare theoretical performance characteristics with measured results.

  10. DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home

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

    Builders LLC | Department of Energy The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: The Adaptation Home by Evolutionary Home Builders LLC

  11. DOE Partners with New Orleans Developer to Meet Builders Challenge

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Benchmark | Department of Energy Partners with New Orleans Developer to Meet Builders Challenge Benchmark DOE Partners with New Orleans Developer to Meet Builders Challenge Benchmark December 19, 2008 - 8:51am Addthis WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the successful completion of the first four homes in New Orleans to meet its Builders Challenge level of high energy performance. These homes in the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans are the first four of 20

  12. DOE Tour of Zero: The Candlewood Hills Rebuild by BPC Green Builders...

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

    DOE Tour of Zero: The Candlewood Hills Rebuild by BPC Green Builders Addthis 1 of 27 BPC Green Builders built this certified U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home overlooking Candlewood...

  13. DOE Tour of Zero: The Lakeside Cottage by BPC Green Builders...

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

    Builders DOE Tour of Zero: The Lakeside Cottage by BPC Green Builders Addthis 1 of 11 BPC Green earned a U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home certification on this ultra-efficient...

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sterling Brook Custom Homes — Village Park Eco Home, Double Park, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder won a Custom Builder honor in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards for this showcase home that serves as an energy-efficient model home for the custom home builder: 1,300 visitors toured the home, thousands more learned about the home’s advanced construction via the webpage, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

  15. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans,

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Louisiana | Department of Energy High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana This four-page case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again. PDF icon green_coast_enterprises.pdf More Documents & Publications High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana

  16. DOE ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders | Department of

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

    Energy Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders DOE ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders Watch the video or view the presentation slides below The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. This webinar will provide an overview of the Challenge Home program including the business case and how to be recognized as an industry

  17. DOE ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders | Department of

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

    Energy ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders DOE ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders Watch the webinar video or view presentation slides below Description: The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. This webinar will provide an overview of the Challenge Home program including the business case and how to be

  18. Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes | Department of Energy Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes April 29, 2014 - 2:15pm Addthis To help cut energy waste and improve U.S. energy productivity, the Energy

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Case study of a New Mexico-based home builder who has built more DOE Zero Energy Ready certified homes than any builder in the nation. One example home achieved a HERS score of HERS 55 without PV...

  20. DOE Tour of Zero: The Performance House by Preferred Builders...

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

    Connecticut, built by Preferred Builders, combines traditional design with state-of-the-art energy efficiency for a home that will save its owners more than 2,000 per year in...

  1. Independence Power and Light- New Homes Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Independence Power and Light offers rebates to builders for constructing new, energy efficient homes which meet ENERGY STAR standards. Builders who meet ENERGY STAR standards and install specified...

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

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

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Devoted Builders, LLC, Pasco, Washington Case study of Devoted Builders who worked with Building America research partner WSU ...

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

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

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center New Town Builders, a builder of energy efficient homes in Denver, Colorado, ...

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home High-Performance Home Sales Training...

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

    ... In contrast, compare that to a Zero Energy Ready Home builder like Garbett Homes, national billboard message: "My power bill is 5. What's yours? - Heather Robbins, Garbett home ...

  5. High Performance House Showcased at Builders Show - News Releases | NREL

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

    High Performance House Showcased at Builders Show January 20, 2004 Golden, Colo. - Homebuilders attending the 2004 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas can tour a new kind of home-a highly energy-efficient Zero Energy Home that will produce as much electricity as it uses over the course of a year. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with Pardee Homes and energy consultant ConSol to introduce the Zero Energy Home concept with this

  6. Building America Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center, Denver, Colorado (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-10-01

    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.

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes — Cottle Zero Net Energy Home, San Jose, CA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder took home the Grand Winner prize in the Custom Builder category in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards for its high performance building science approach. The builder used insulated concrete form blocks to create the insulated crawlspace foundation for its first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, the first net zero energy new home certified in the state of California.

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amerisips Homes — Miller-Bloch Residence, Johns Island, SC

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    For this DOE Zero Energy Ready Home that won a Custom Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, the builder uses structural insulated panels to construct the entire building shell, including the roof, walls, and floor of the home.

  9. Builders go underground

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McGrath, D.J.

    1982-01-01

    The appeal of earth-sheltered housing increased last year when 1000 new underground houses brought the national total to about 5000. Innovative construction and management techniques help, such as the Terra-Dome's moldset and equipment, which the company sells to builders under a license arrangement. Attention is given to aesthetic appeal as well as to energy savings. The Everstrong company builds all-wood underground houses to cut down on humidity and increase resistance to natural disasters. Tight mortgage money has been a serious problem for underground as well as conventional builders. (DCK)

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

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

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pine Mountain Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia Case study of Pine Mountain Builders who worked with Building America research ...

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

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

    Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development LLC., Custom Home, Downers Grove, IL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, ...

  12. Modesto Irrigation District- New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modesto Irrigation District's MPower New Home Program provides incentives to builders and homeowners for designing and building energy-efficient homes. Eligible homes must meet the guidelines for...

  13. Challenge Home

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

    ... Homes New CH logo is not recognized in market Original Builders Challenge label had no brand architecture Zero Net-Energy Ready is a heavy lift for housing industry Build strong ...

  14. Algorithms for builder guidelines

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Balcomb, J.D.; Lekov, A.B.

    1989-06-01

    The Builder Guidelines are designed to make simple, appropriate guidelines available to builders for their specific localities. Builders may select from passive solar and conservation strategies with different performance potentials. They can then compare the calculated results for their particular house design with a typical house in the same location. Algorithms used to develop the Builder Guidelines are described. The main algorithms used are the monthly solar ratio (SLR) method for winter heating, the diurnal heat capacity (DHC) method for temperature swing, and a new simplified calculation method (McCool) for summer cooling. This paper applies the algorithms to estimate the performance potential of passive solar strategies, and the annual heating and cooling loads of various combinations of conservation and passive solar strategies. The basis of the McCool method is described. All three methods are implemented in a microcomputer program used to generate the guideline numbers. Guidelines for Denver, Colorado, are used to illustrate the results. The structure of the guidelines and worksheet booklets are also presented. 5 refs., 3 tabs.

  15. DOE Tour of Zero: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders 1 of 15 Sunroc Builders built this 1,104-square-foot home in Winter Haven, Florida, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 15 ENERGY STAR-rated light-colored asphalt shingles help reflect heat, reducing solar gain during the hot weather in the Florida home. 3 of 15 The energy-efficiency features built into the compact, affordable home are expected to

  16. DOE Tour of Zero: Taft School by BPC Green Builders | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Taft School by BPC Green Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Taft School by BPC Green Builders 1 of 16 BPC Green Builders constructed this 3,891-square-foot home in Watertown, Connecticut, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 16 This home on the campus of the nearly 100-year-old Taft School in western Connecticut was designed to fit in with its historic surroundings while the energy-efficiency features built into the home help it serve

  17. DOE Tour of Zero: Taft School by BPC Green Builders | Department of Energy

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

    Taft School by BPC Green Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Taft School by BPC Green Builders Addthis 1 of 16 BPC Green Builders constructed this 3,891-square-foot home in Watertown, Connecticut, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 16 This home on the campus of the nearly 100-year-old Taft School in western Connecticut was designed to fit in with its historic surroundings while the energy-efficiency features built into the home help it

  18. DOE Tour of Zero: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders | Department of Energy

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

    Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders Addthis 1 of 15 Sunroc Builders built this 1,104-square-foot home in Winter Haven, Florida, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 15 ENERGY STAR-rated light-colored asphalt shingles help reflect heat, reducing solar gain during the hot weather in the Florida home. 3 of 15 The energy-efficiency features built into the compact, affordable home are

  19. DOE Tour of Zero: Shenandoah Circle by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders |

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

    Department of Energy Shenandoah Circle by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders DOE Tour of Zero: Shenandoah Circle by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders Addthis 1 of 17 Mantell-Hecathorn Builders built this 3,841-square-foot home in Durango, California, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 17 The two-story home plus finished basement is expected to save its homeowners $5,500 a year in energy costs compared to a home built to the 2003

  20. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Devoted Builders, LLC, Pasco, Washington

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Devoted Builders worked with Building America (through its Building Industry Research Alliance team's local research partner the Washington State University Extension Energy Program) to achieve HERS scores of 54 to 68 on 230 duplex and triplex town homes in eastern Washington state. The homes qualified for the federal tax credit and DOE's Builders Challenge. The homes also qualified for Northwest ENERGY STAR and Washington State's BuiltGreen 3-star and 4-star levels. A unique feature of the

  1. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center - Denver, Colorado

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2014-10-01

    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. 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. This case study also contains customer and realtor testimonials related to the effectiveness of the Center in influencing homebuyers to purchase a zero energy home.

  2. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: David Weekley Homes, Houston, TX

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Houston division of David Weekley Homes, worked with Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design Builders Challenge homes in two Houston-area developments that achieved HERS scores of 59 to 68. The production builder, who operates in eight southern states, has qualified 1,500 homes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge, more than any U.S. home builder except Lennar Homes, which also builds in Texas. David Weekley Homes is also one of America's

  3. DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a ... durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ... he was skeptical. The production home builder was focusing ...

  4. The New American Home 2011

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-12-01

    The New American Home® is built annually as a showcase home for the International Builders’ Show® to demonstrate innovative technologies, construction techniques, products, and design trends for the homebuilding industry to use in any new or remodeled home.

  5. The Demand Reduction Potential of Smart Appliances in U.S. Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Srivastava, Viraj; Parker, Graham B.

    2013-08-14

    The widespread deployment of demand respond (DR) enabled home appliances is expected to have significant reduction in the demand of electricity during peak hours. The work documented in this paper focuses on estimating the energy shift resulting from the installation of DR enabled smart appliances in the U.S. This estimation is based on analyzing the market for smart appliances and calculating the total energy demand that can potentially be shifted by DR control in appliances. Appliance operation is examined by considering their sub components individually to identify their energy consumptions and savings resulting from interrupting and shifting their load, e.g., by delaying the refrigerator defrost cycle. In addition to major residential appliances, residential pool pumps are also included in this study given their energy consumption profiles that make them favorable for DR applications. In the market analysis study documented in this paper, the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) databases are used to examine the expected life of an appliance, the number of appliances installed in homes constructed in 10 year intervals after 1940 and home owner income. Conclusions about the effectiveness of the smart appliances in reducing electrical demand have been drawn and a ranking of appliances in terms of their contribution to load shift is presented. E.g., it was concluded that DR enabled water heaters result in the maximum load shift; whereas, dishwashers have the highest user elasticity and hence the highest potential for load shifting through DR. This work is part of a larger effort to bring novel home energy management concepts and technologies to reduce energy consumption, reduce peak electricity demand, integrate renewables and storage technology, and change homeowner behavior to manage and consume less energy and potentially save consumer energy costs.

  6. Designing and Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2006-05-25

    A production builder’s efforts to identify better wall systems to use in homes led to the development of a disaster-resistant housing solution for the southeastern United States.

  7. Building and Home Design Products and Services | Department of Energy

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

    and Home Design Products and Services Building and Home Design Products and Services Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of

  8. Building with passive solar: an application guide for the southern homeowner and builder

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1981-03-01

    This instructional material was prepared for training workshops for builders and home designers. It includes: fundamental definitions and equations, climate and site studies, building components, passive systems and techniques, and design tools. (MHR)

  9. Best Practices Case Study: Devoted Builders, LLC, Mediterrtanean Villas, Pasco,WA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-12-01

    Devoted Builders of Kennewick, WA worked with Building America's BIRA team to achieve the 50% Federal tax credit level energy savings on 81 homes at its Mediterranean Villas community in eastern Washington.

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM Case study of a New Mexico-based home builder who has built more DOE Zero Energy Ready certified homes than any...

  11. Building and Home Design Products and Services | Department of...

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

    model homes in San Ramon, California.s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model...

  12. DOE Tour of Zero: Cobbler Lane by Addison Homes | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    also achieved a National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standard emerald level designation. 3 of 13 Advanced technology is used throughout the home including...

  13. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Urbane Homes, Louisville, Kentucky

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This builder worked with National Association of Home Builders Research Center to build HERS-57 homes with rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed walls, high-efficiency heat pumps, and ducts in conditioned space.

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Shore Road Project- Old Greenwich, Connecticut

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This case study describes the builder Murphy Brothers' first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Old Greenwich, CT.

  15. SCE- California Advanced Homes Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern California Edison offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new...

  16. CEC- New Solar Homes Partnership

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Launched on January 2, 2007, the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is a 10-year, $400 million program to encourage solar in new homes by working with builders and developers to incorporate into ...

  17. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 8: Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Baechler, Michael C.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Gilbride, Theresa L.

    2010-11-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has posed a challenge to the homebuilding industry—to 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.

  18. 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders...

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

    Montage Builders Team Submission 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Team Submission Montage Builders Northern Forest: State University of New York's...

  19. Winchester/Camberley Homes New Construction Test House Design, Construction, and Short-Term Testing in a Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mallav, D.; Wiehagen, J.; Wood, A.

    2012-10-01

    The NAHB Research Center partnered with production builder Winchester/Camberley Homes to build a DOE Building America New Construction Test House (NCTH). This single family, detached house, located in the mixed-humid climate zone of Silver Spring, MD, was completed in June 2011. The primary goal for this house was to improve energy efficiency by 30% over the Building America B10 benchmark by developing and implementing an optimized energy solutions package design that could be cost effectively and reliably constructed on a production basis using quality management practices. The intent of this report is to outline the features of this house, discuss the implementation of the energy efficient design, and report on short-term testing results. During the interactive design process of this project, numerous iterations of the framing, air sealing, insulation, and space conditioning systems were evaluated for energy performance, cost, and practical implementation. The final design featured numerous advanced framing techniques, high levels of insulation, and the HVAC system entirely within conditioned space. Short-term testing confirmed a very tight thermal envelope and efficient and effective heating and cooling. In addition, relevant heating, cooling, humidity, energy, and wall cavity moisture data will be collected and presented in a future long-term report.

  20. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Addison Homes...

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

    Addison Homes Cobbler Lane Simpsonville, SC DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels ...

  1. New Homes Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In order to participate in the program, interested customers must find a New Homes builder through the Focus on Energy website and work with an accredited building performance consultant.

  2. 2014 Housing Innovation Awards DOE Challenge Home Application

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. Approximately 3 to 5 DOE Challenge Home National Award Winners will be selected for each of three categories: custom builder, production builder, and affordable home builder. A single DOE Challenge Home National Grand Award Winner will be announced for each of these categories at the Housing Innovation Awards ceremony.

  3. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes — Pronghorn Ranch, Prescott Valley, AZ

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The builder has certified 20 homes to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program and plans are underway for 50 more. Winner of a Production Builder prize in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, the homes achieved a HERS score of 48 without photovoltaics (PV) or HERS 25 with 3.5 kW PV included.

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Homes, San Marcos, California

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    Designed to produce as much energy as it uses, the ZeroHouse incorporates a PV system, R-15 fiberglass batts in walls, and slab-on-grade foundation. The builder ranked fifth in the nation on Builder Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 ranking of U.S. home builders based on number of housing starts, and won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Builder's Passive House, Denver, Colorado (Midtown | Department of Energy 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 (Midtown Brookfield Home's first project is in a community called Midtown in Denver, Colorado, in which the builder took on the challenge of increased energy efficiency by creating a Passive House-certified model home. Brookfield worked with the

  6. Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climate – Volume 12

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2011-02-01

    This document describes measures builders can use to construct homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% in the cold and very cold climate region of the United States.

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and Camberly Homes- Silver Spring, Maryland (Fact Sheet)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Partnership for Home Innovation team worked with the builder to develop a new set of high performance home designs—including advanced wall and HVAC systems—that could be applicable on a...

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, Arizona

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This builder built fourteen homes in the Gordon Estates subdivision that achieved Challenge Home certification with HERS 38–58 on an affordable budget for homeowners. Every Mandalay home in the development also met the National Green Building Standard gold level. The Gordon Estates subdivision is also serving as a showcase of energy efficiency, and Mandalay is hosting education workshops for realtors, state and local officials, other builders, students, potential homeowners, and the public. The builder won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the affordable builder category.

  9. South River EMC- Energy Star Homes Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    South River EMC offers incentives to home buyers and builders who purchase or construct Energy Star certified single-family site built homes, manufactured homes, and multi-family dwellings. Energy...

  10. Flathead Electric Cooperative- New and Manufactured Home Incentive Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Flathead Electric encourages its residential customers to occupy energy efficient homes. Owners and builders of new homes which meet the "Montana Homes" requirements listed on the program web site...

  11. PG&E- California Advanced Homes Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new...

  12. SDG&E- California Advanced Homes Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    SDG&E offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A...

  13. Zero Energy Ready Home | Department of Energy

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

    2-story, 1,650-ft2 cabin built by a custom home builder for his own family meets Passive House Standards with 5.5-in. ZERH Events ZERH Webinar: Selling Zero Energy Ready Homes...

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes — 2014 Model Home, Midland, MI

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder's first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home won a Custom Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, scored HERS 49 without PV or HERS 44 with 1.4 kW of PV, and served as a prototype and energy efficiency demonstration model while performance testing was conducted.

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, KB Home, San Marcos, CA, Production Home

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

    KB Home San Marcos, CA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  16. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes — Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder was honored for Most DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Built in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. By July 2014, Palo Duro had completed 152 homes since the program began in 2013 (under the original program title DOE Challenge Home), all of them certified to the stringent efficiency requirements of DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

  17. DOE ZERH Webinar: Quality Management Systems for Zero Energy Ready Home

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The session will provide background and guidance for how Zero Energy Ready Home builders can integrate a quality management program in their business. The focus will be on facilitating builder...

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: StreetScape Development, LLC, Libertyville, Illinois

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    These single-family, HERS 45 homes incorporate 2×6 wood framed walls with R-20 open cell spray insulation and OSB. The builder, StreetScape Development, won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Transformation, Inc...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Production House Devens, MA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across ... and appliances; and solar-ready components for low or ...

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

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

    Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) In this project, Building America team IBACOS worked with a builder of single- and multifamily homes in...

  1. Building and Home Design Products and Services | Department of...

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

    and developers that build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes; lenders that offer energy efficient mortgages; utilities that offer special incentives to buyers, builders and...

  2. From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-10-01

    This fact sheet provides information and resources for home owners and builders that want to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy. It features examples from Greensburg, Kansas.

  3. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Resources DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources DOE Zero Energy Ready Home provides resources for successfully building and selling zero-energy ready homes in today's market. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Builder Profiles Learn more about DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Builders on their individual profiles, look up their case studies in the Building America Program Publication and Product Library, or search the Building America Solution Center. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Sales and Marketing Building

  4. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Carl Franklin...

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

    Franklin Homes, L.C. Green Extreme Homes, CDC McKinley Project Garland, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to ...

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes — First DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Retrofit, Garland, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder was honored with an Affordable Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, for the first retrofit home certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready home requirements.The 60-year-old, three-bedroom ranch home is expected to save its homeowner more than $1,000 a year in utility bills compared to a home built to the current 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

  6. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Yavapai College, Chino Valley, Arizona

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-12-22

    Building America Builders Challenge fact sheet on Yavapai College of Chino Valley, Arizona. These college students built a Building America Builders Challenge house that achieved the remarkably low HERS score of -3 and achieved a tight building envelope.

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Promethean Homes — Gross-Shepard Residence, Charlottesville, VA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This is the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home for this builder, who earned a Custom Builder honor in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. The home included rigid mineral wool board insulation over house wrap and plywood on the 2x6 advanced framed walls, achieving HERS 33 without PV.

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes — Smartlux on Greenpark, Houston, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This builder certified its first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and won a Production Builder honor in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. It is the first home in the world to use a tri-generation system to supply electricity, heating, and cooling on site.

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes...

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

    STAR standards and another built to the builder's standard, which is slightly above HUD code. THE DOE-certified home has R-54.6 blown fiberglass in the ceilings, R-13 unfaced...

  10. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Promethean Homes, Gross-Shepard...

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

    home that will last for generations to come. Recent retirees Bob and Jean bought a brand new home five years ago from a large production builder in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...

  11. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: A Production Builder's Passive House - Denver, Colorado

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-05-01

    Brookfield Home’s first project is in a community called Midtown in Denver, Colorado, in which the builder took on the challenge of increased energy efficiency by creating a Passive House (PH)-certified model home. Brookfield worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team IBACOS to create the home, evaluate advanced building technologies, and use the home as a marketing tool for potential homebuyers. Brookfield also worked with KGA studio architects to create a new floor plan that would be constructed to the PH standard as an upgrade option.

  12. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Pine Mountain Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Pine Mountain Builders began working with Building America research partners IBACOS and Southface Energy Institute in 2005 to design energy-efficient homes for a green community of 140 homes in western Georgia. Their designs have yielded homes with HERS scores as low as 59, electric bills as low as $50 a month (or half the state average), and 30% energy savings compared to homes built to the Georgia state energy code. The thermal envelopes of Pine Mountain's homes are built to be airtight.

  13. 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Team

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

    Submission | Department of Energy Builders Team Submission 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Team Submission Montage Builders Northern Forest: State University of New York's team submission for the 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition. PDF icon montage_builders_team_submission.pdf More Documents & Publications 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Profile 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Meeting DOE Challenge Homes Program Certification

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Three production home builders—K. Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.—partnered with Building America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test homes to the new DOE Challenge Home program performance standard (now DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program). The builders identified key benefits and barriers that impacted the certification of the test homes, and the likelihood of whether DOE Challenge Home certification would be pursued in future homes.

  15. Builders and Users | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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

    Builders and Users Constructing the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade took years of detailed planning and oversight. The team in charge brought decades of experience to the task, working together to make the $94 million upgrade a reality. Publication File: PDF icon NSTX-U_presskit_print_Builders-Users

  16. A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County...

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

    A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County Potawatomi Community - A Case Study A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County Potawatomi...

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

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

    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...

  18. 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders...

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

    Competition: Montage Builders Profile Montage Builders - Northern Forest, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College. PDF...

  19. Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders...

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

    Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders - Building America Top ...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2010-09-01

    With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

  1. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, Washington

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    Ted Clifton, founder of Clifton View Homes, achieved an impressive Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 34 (without solar panels) on a two-story home completed in July 2011 that also earned him his first Challenge Home certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This home also garnered a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the "systems builder" category.

  2. Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes,

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Albuquerque, NM - Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM - Building America Top Innovation Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a home in New Mexico. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Camberly Homes - Silver Spring, Maryland (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Winchester Homes and Camberly Homes - Silver Spring, Maryland (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and Camberly Homes - Silver Spring, Maryland (Fact Sheet) The Partnership for Home Innovation team worked with the builder to develop a new set of high performance home designs-including advanced wall and HVAC systems-that could be applicable on a production scale. PDF

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes — First DOE Zero Energy Ready Manufactured Home, Russellville, AL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This home is the first manufactured home built to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standard and won an Affordable Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovations Awards. This manufactured home achieved a HERS score of 57 without photovoltaics and includes superior insulation and air sealing.

  5. Building America - Resources for Energy Efficient Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-04-19

    Building America publications help builders achieve whole-house energy savings in five major climate zones. Using the recommendation and process improvements outlined in the Best Practices Series handbooks, builders can re-engineer their designs to improve energy performance and quality. Case studies for new and existing homes provide results from actual projects.

  6. DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Palo Duro Homes, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, Production

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

    CHALLENGE HOME CASE STUDY Palo Duro Homes, Inc. Albuquerque, NM BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Imery Group, Proud Green Home, Serenbe GA

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

    Home Serenbe, GA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME CASE STUDY DOE Zero Energy Ready Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond

  8. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, 2014 Model Home, Midland, MI

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

    Cobblestone Homes 2014 Model Home Midland, MI DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed

  9. DOE Tour of Zero: The Cedarwood by TC Legend Homes | Department...

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

    Cedarwood by TC Legend Homes DOE Tour of Zero: The Cedarwood by TC Legend Homes Addthis 1 of 13 Custom builder TC Legend Homes packed energy-efficiency features into this tidy...

  10. DOE Tour of Zero: The Net Zero in Seattle by TC Legend Homes...

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

    Net Zero in Seattle by TC Legend Homes DOE Tour of Zero: The Net Zero in Seattle by TC Legend Homes Addthis 1 of 15 Northwest builder TC Legend Homes has built a certified U.S. DOE...

  11. SoCalGas- California Advanced Homes Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    SoCalGas offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A...

  12. South River EMC- Energy Efficient New Homes Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The North Carolina building code includes a voluntary High Efficiency Residential Option (HERO). South River EMC offers incentives to home buyers and builders who purchase or construct HERO homes....

  13. Best Practices Solar Case Study: Pulte Homes - Civano, Tucson, Arizona

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2007-06-01

    Building America factsheet on Pulte Homes, an energy-efficient home builder in hot dry climate using ducts in conditioned space, improved insulation, high-efficiency HVAC, and solar hot water.

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

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

    describes a Habitat for Humanity builder's efforts to construct a home to new DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standards, and use a fur-up or raised ceiling chase. Raised Ceiling...

  15. DOE Challenge Home Verification

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    DOE Challenge Home Verification Projected Rating: Based on Plans - Field Confirmation Required. Energy Performance House Ty pe DOE Challenge Home Builder Partner ID# Single-family det ac hed 12345 Y ear built Square footage of Conditioned Space including Basement 2013 3968.0 Numbe r of Bedrooms Square footage of Conditioned Space without Basement 4 2368.0 Site addre ss (if no t available , list the site Lo t #) Registered Builder 555 Main St r eet Cold City Certified Rater MN, 20853 HERS Index

  16. Zero Energy Ready Home | Department of Energy

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

    Home Zero Energy Ready Home A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Since 2008, the U.S. De Zero_Home_MASTER_Mark ZERH site.jpg partment of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency-resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Nokomis, FL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The builder won an Affordable Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards for this super-insulated home that features a 5.5-inch-thick layer of open-cell spray foam on the inside of the attic ceiling, providing an R-20-insulated, cool, conditioned space for the home’s high-efficiency SEER 15 heat pumps.

  18. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Imagine Homes, San Antonio, Texas

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2012-04-01

    The builder worked with IBACOS to build HERS-52 homes with spray foam-insulated attics and central fan-integrated supply ventilation

  19. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: David Weekley Homes, Houston, Texas

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2012-04-01

    This builder worked with Building Science Corporation to design HERS-59 homes with advanced framed walls, airtight drywall, and rigid foam wall sheathing.

  20. Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes - Building America Top Innovation |

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

    Department of Energy Photo of a zero-energy, single-family home. Building homes that are zero energy ready is a goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and one embodied in Building America's premier home certification program, the Challenge Home (now Zero Energy Ready Home) program. This Top Innovation highlights Building America research teams who have worked directly with builders to construct zero energy or zero energy ready homes. Since 2008, DOE Builders

  1. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes: Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida | Department of Energy Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida 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

  2. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida | Department of Energy America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida 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

  3. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Nexus EnergyHomes, Frederick, Maryland

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This urban infill community with 24 duplexes, 19 townhomes, and 7 single-family homes features SIP walls, geothermal heat pumps, solar PV, and a proprietary energy management system. The builder won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home — Double ZeroHouse, Lancaster, CA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The home that won a Production Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards serves as a model for this builder, showcasing high-tech features including an electric car charging station; a compressed natural gas (CNG) car fueling station; a greywater recycling system that filters shower, sink, and clothes washer water for yard irrigation; smart appliances; and an electronic energy management system.

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA

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

    Clifton View Homes Coupeville, WA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Garbett Homes, Herriman, UT

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

    Garbett Homes Herriman, UT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable, Gordon Estates

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

    Mandalay Homes Phoenix, AZ BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Nexus EnergyHomes, Frederick, MD

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

    Nexus EnergyHomes Frederick, MD BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Palo Duro Homes, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

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

    Palo Duro Homes, Inc. Albuquerque, NM BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amaris Custom Home, St.Paul, Minnesota (Fact Sheet),

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

    Custom Homes St. Paul, Minnesota The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior construction,

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM |

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy Albuquerque, NM DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM Case study of a New Mexico-based home builder who has built more DOE Zero Energy Ready certified homes than any builder in the nation. One example home achieved a HERS score of HERS 55 without PV or HERS 15 with PV. The one-story, 2,654-ft2 production home has 2x6 advanced framed walls filled with R-22 blown fiberglass, R-50 blown fiberglass in the vented attic, R-10 rigid foam under

  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New Homes: Zero Energy Ready Home

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and the Challenge of Hot Water on Demand | Department of Energy Homes: Zero Energy Ready Home and the Challenge of Hot Water on Demand Building America Technology Solutions for New Homes: Zero Energy Ready Home and the Challenge of Hot Water on Demand Production builders in the Stapleton community of Denver, Colorado, now build 2,300-ft2 or larger homes that earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® through the Certified Homes Program, Version 3. These builders are

  13. HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder, Houston, Texas (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-03-01

    BSC worked directly with the David Weekley Homes - Houston division to redesign three floor plans in order to locate the HVAC system in conditioned space. The purpose of this project is to develop a cost effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space. In addition, BSC conducted energy analysis to calculate the most economical strategy for increasing the energy performance of future production houses. This is in preparation for the upcoming code changes in 2015. The builder wishes to develop an upgrade package that will allow for a seamless transition to the new code mandate. The following research questions were addressed by this research project: 1. What is the most cost effective, best performing and most easily replicable method of locating ducts inside conditioned space for a hot-humid production home builder that constructs one and two story single family detached residences? 2. What is a cost effective and practical method of achieving 50% source energy savings vs. the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code for a hot-humid production builder? 3. How accurate are the pre-construction whole house cost estimates compared to confirmed post construction actual cost? BSC and the builder developed a duct design strategy that employs a system of dropped ceilings and attic coffers for moving the ductwork from the vented attic to conditioned space. The furnace has been moved to either a mechanical closet in the conditioned living space or a coffered space in the attic.

  14. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kerrigan, P.

    2014-03-01

    BSC worked directly with the David Weekley Homes - Houston division to redesign three floor plans in order to locate the HVAC system in conditioned space. The purpose of this project is to develop a cost effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space. In addition, BSC conducted energy analysis to calculate the most economical strategy for increasing the energy performance of future production houses. This is in preparation for the upcoming code changes in 2015. The builder wishes to develop an upgrade package that will allow for a seamless transition to the new code mandate. The following research questions were addressed by this research project: 1. What is the most cost effective, best performing and most easily replicable method of locating ducts inside conditioned space for a hot-humid production home builder that constructs one and two story single family detached residences? 2. What is a cost effective and practical method of achieving 50% source energy savings vs. the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code for a hot-humid production builder? 3. How accurate are the pre-construction whole house cost estimates compared to confirmed post construction actual cost? BSC and the builder developed a duct design strategy that employs a system of dropped ceilings and attic coffers for moving the ductwork from the vented attic to conditioned space. The furnace has been moved to either a mechanical closet in the conditioned living space or a coffered space in the attic.

  15. DOE Challenge Home Program

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

    Program A note from Sam Rashkin: 100,000 builders ready for Challenge Home 2013 was an amazing year. Nearly 220,000 homes were rated with an average HERS Index Score of 64. Assuming a basic bell distribution curve, that means upwards of a 100,000 homes last year achieved HERS Index Scores on or about the DOE Challenge Home performance threshold from low to high 50's. In other words, nearly half of the U.S. single-family housing market can easily step up to DOE Challenge Home certification with

  16. 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.

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Weiss Building & Development, Downers Grove, Illinois

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This single-family home built in a peat bog has underground storage tanks and drainage tanks, blown fiberglass insulation, coated rigid polyisocyanurate, and flashing. The 3,600-square-foot custom home built by Weiss Building & Development LLC is the first home in Illinois certified to the DOE Challenge Home criteria, which requires that homes meet the EPA Indoor airPlus guidelines.The builder won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  18. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: High Performance Homes, Chamberlain Court #75, Gettysburg, PA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Performance Homes Chamberlain Court #75 Gettysburg, PA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  19. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes, First DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Retrofit, Garland, TX

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

    Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes First DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Retrofit Garland, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building

  20. Take Action to Save Energy at Home | Department of Energy

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

    Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Take Action to Save Energy at Home Whether you're a home builder or remodeling professional, a homeowner, home buyer, or renter, a state and local government, or a utility, the Buildings Technology Program and the Department of Energy (DOE) have resources to help you take action to save energy. Building or Buying a New Home DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home helps home buyers find builders who are committed to applying building science and

  1. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kerrigan, P.

    2014-03-01

    Building Science Corporation (BSC) worked directly with the David Weekley Homes - Houston division to develop a cost-effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space. In addition, BSC conducted energy analysis to calculate the most economical strategy for increasing the energy performance of future production houses in preparation for the upcoming code changes in 2015. This research project addressed the following questions: 1. What is the most cost effective, best performing and most easily replicable method of locating ducts inside conditioned space for a hot-humid production home builder that constructs one and two story single family detached residences? 2. What is a cost effective and practical method of achieving 50% source energy savings vs. the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code for a hot-humid production builder? 3. How accurate are the pre-construction whole house cost estimates compared to confirmed post construction actual cost?

  2. DOE ZERH Second Leading Builder Round Table Meeting Report

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On October 23rd-24th, 2014, the ZERH program held its Second Leading Production Builder Round Table Meeting in Suwanee, GA. The purpose was to provide top executives from leading builders with a...

  3. Enforcement Letter, Webcor Builders - February 12, 2015 | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Webcor Builders - February 12, 2015 Enforcement Letter, Webcor Builders - February 12, 2015 February 12, 2015 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Letter issued to Webcor Builders. On February 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement issued an Enforcement Letter (WEL-2015-01) to Webcor Builders relating to a 277-volt electrical shock received by a subcontractor apprentice electrician at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  4. Solar Decathletes Inspire Today's Green Builders and Tomorrow's Innovations

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

    | Department of Energy Decathletes Inspire Today's Green Builders and Tomorrow's Innovations Solar Decathletes Inspire Today's Green Builders and Tomorrow's Innovations January 14, 2011 - 5:35pm Addthis Solar Decathletes Inspire Today's Green Builders and Tomorrow's Innovations Richard King Richard King Director, Solar Decathlon An energetic group of university students from New Zealand to North Carolina are a huge draw at this year's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida. The

  5. 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Profile |

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

    Department of Energy Montage Builders Profile 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Profile Montage Builders - Northern Forest, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College. PDF icon rtz_montage_summary.pdf More Documents & Publications 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Grand Winner Teams 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Team Submission 2014 Race to Zero Student

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

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

    Innovation | Department of Energy DOE Challenge Home (Now Zero Energy Ready Home) - Building America Top Innovation DOE Challenge Home (Now Zero Energy Ready Home) - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a home. DOE Challenge Home has played a vital role in market transformation, disseminating proven innovations from Building America research into the market with a voluntary label that recognizes leading-edge builders who apply advanced technologies and best practices. This Top Innovation

  7. DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Caldwell and Johnson, Exeter, RI, Custom Home

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

    Caldwell and Johnson Exeter, RI BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-e cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    help from Building America, Artistic Homes built affordable, high-performance homes in New Mexico and Colorado with HERS scores of 0 to 60. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Artistic Homes have had an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the mainstream builder's business case for adopting proven innovations such as efficient thermal enclosures and ducts

  9. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, Cottle Zero Net Energy Home, Sn Jose, CA

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

    Sky Homes Cottle Zero Net Energy Home San Jose, CA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  10. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes, First DOE Zero Energy Ready Manufactured Home, Russelville, AL

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

    Southern Energy Homes First DOE Zero Energy Ready Manufactured Home Russellville, AL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science

  11. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Sterling Brook Custom Homes, Village Park Eco Home, Double Oak, TX

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

    Sterling Brook Custom Homes Village Park Eco Home Double Oak, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced

  12. Performance House -- A Cold Climate Challenge Home

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Puttagunta, S.; Grab, J.; Williamson, J.

    2013-08-01

    Working with builder partners on a test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 'Performance House' was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the 'Performance House' were not cutting-edge, but simply 'best practices practiced'. The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

  13. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sterling Brook Custom Homes, Double

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Oak, TX | Department of Energy Sterling Brook Custom Homes, Double Oak, TX DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sterling Brook Custom Homes, Double Oak, TX DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Sterling Brook Custom Homes, Double Oak, TX Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Double Oak, TX, north of Dallas, that scored a HERS 44 without PV. The 3,752-ft2 two-story home served as an energy-efficient model home for the custom home builder: 1,300 visitors toured the home, thousands

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Central | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Partner Central DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Central The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home offers leading builders and architects/designers a timely solution for differentiating their product from existing homes as well as minimum code new homes. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home label - the home of the future today - makes it easy for consumers to identify high-performance homes that are so energy efficient a renewable energy system can offset most or all annual energy consumption. Zero Energy

  15. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Greenhill Contracting...

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

    Green Acres 20, 26, 28 New Paltz, NY DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of ...

  16. Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- New Home Construction Incentives

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Interstate Power and Light's New Home Program gives incentives to builders and contractors who build energy efficient homes. A base rebate is available to those customers that make the minimum...

  17. DOE Tour of Zero: The Aztec House by Palo Duro Homes | Department...

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

    1 of 9 Within the first few years of the program, Palo Duro Homes of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has built more certified U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes than any other builder...

  18. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  19. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Weiss Building & Development, LLC., Custom Home, Downer Grove, IL

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

    LLC Custom Home Downers Grove, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: 2013 Weiss Building & Development, LLC., System Home, River Forest, IL

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

    LLC System Home River Forest, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  1. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes — Kaltenbach Residence, Clinton, WA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This home on Whidbey Island won a Custom Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home scores HERS 37 without PV or HERS -13 with 10 kW PV, enough to power the home and an electric car.

  2. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Garbett Homes, Herriman, Utah

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    As the first net zero-energy production home certified in Utah, this house incorporates two 94% efficient tankless water heaters and two roof-mounted solar panels that preheat the home's water supply. This home won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.

  3. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Artistic Homes, a successful New Mexico production builder, who went from code-minimum to under HERS 50 standard on every home, with optional PV upgrades to HERS 35 or true net zero on every home plan offered.

  4. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, 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 the successful marketing approach of Tommy Williams Homes, which devotes resources to advertising, targeted social media outlets and blogs, realtor education seminars, and groundbreaking and open house celebrations. As a result, in one community, 2013 property sales records show that TWH outsells the only other builder in the development at a higher price, with fewer days on the market.

  5. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Most DOE Energy Ready Homes Built, Albuquerque, NM

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

    Most DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Built Albuquerque, NM DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Better Business for Builders Webinar...

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

    time for this, since it does take a few days to go through the process to be added online. ... And they will also go into a marketing and sales training topics, as well. So a really ...

  7. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Asdal Builders, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2009-09-01

    This Building America fact sheet describes a retrofit to improve efficiency of a 1930s era bungalow in Pittsburgh.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia | Department of Energy Pine Mountain Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pine Mountain Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia Case study of Pine Mountain Builders who worked 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 high-efficiency heat pumps with fresh-air intake. PDF icon Pine

  9. City of Lancaster- Mandatory Solar Requirement for New Homes

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    PV is not required on all homes within a production subdivision, but the builder must meet the aggregate requirement within the subdivision. For example, one house with twice the required PV can ...

  10. NW Natural (Gas)- New Homes Stand Alone Incentive Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Builders with new construction projects in NW Natural’s Washington gas service territory are eligible to receive cash incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon for gas heated homes that receive Energy...

  11. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Quadrant Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-02-01

    Quadrant moved ducts and high efficiency furnace inside conditioned space on nearly all 300 customizable house plans. The builder uses dry, true factory-assembled walls, extensive air sealing, and just in time delivery for pre-sold homes.

  12. Solar Successes: The Best of Today's Energy Efficient Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2008-01-01

    This is a brochure developed specifically for residential home builders. It provides information on basic financial factors and additional resources to consider when incorporating solar technologies into building plans.

  13. Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings...

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

    Funding was gener- ously provided by Walmart and the Home Builder's Care Foundation. The incre- mental cost was 22,678, with annual energy savings of 4,750 and a simple payback ...

  14. DOE Challenge Home: Zero Net-Energy Ready Training | Department of Energy

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

    Home: Zero Net-Energy Ready Training DOE Challenge Home: Zero Net-Energy Ready Training The DOE Challenge Home offers leading builders a timely solution for differentiating their product from existing homes as well as minimum code new homes. PDF icon training_info.pdf More Documents & Publications Training Partner Agreement ZERH Trainer Partnership Agreement Building America Update - July 2013

  15. DOE Challenge Home Program Happy New Year!

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

    Happy New Year! What an incredible year for DOE Challenge Home! In 2013, we launched new national program requirements in January and then hung on for an incredible ride. Over the last twelve months we introduced a new Zero Energy Ready Home training program with over 30 sessions across the country; developed a customizable homebuyer brochure that conveys the compelling Challenge Home value proposition; engaged commitments from over 170 builder partners to construct nearly 8,000 certified homes;

  16. DOE Challenge Home, California Program Requirements

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

    DOE Challenge Home California Program Requirements These Program Requirements shall only be used in the State of California. To qualify as a DOE Challenge Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes. Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 1 Single family detached and attached dwelling

  17. DOE Challenge Home, Washington Program Requirements

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

    DOE Challenge Home Washington Program Requirements 9-1-2013 To qualify as a DOE Challenge Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes. Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 1 Single family detached and attached dwelling units, and dwelling units in multifamily buildings with 3 stories

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: StreetScape Development, LLC, Libertyville, IL, Custom, School Street Homes

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

    StreetScape Development, LLC Libertyville, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give

  19. Seattle City Light- Built Smart Program for Builders and Architects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Seattle City Light provides incentives for builders, developers, and architects who construct energy efficient multi-family buildings. The program is designed to encourage the construction of...

  20. DOE ZERH Second Leading Builder Round Table Meeting Report |...

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

    GA. The purpose was to provide top executives from leading builders with a forum to share business and technical lessons learned, identify a list of common challenges delivering...

  1. ORISE: Exercise Builder software tool helps DOE design and implement...

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

    Administration to develop an exercise tool for hospitals known as Exercise Builder: Hospital. The VA serves nearly eight million veteran enrollees and their families at more than...

  2. 2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Presentation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    2014 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Montage Builders Presentation, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

  3. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: Near Zero Maine Home II, Vassalboro, Maine

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

    Near Zero Maine Home II Vassalboro, Maine DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy ReadyHome starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  4. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes, Smartlux on Greenpark, Houston, TX

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

    M Street Homes Smartlux on Greenpark Houston, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  5. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Pronghorn Ranch,Prescott Valley, AZ

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

    Homes Pronghorn Ranch Prescott Valley, AZ DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in

  6. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: The Imery Group, Proud Green Home, Serenbe, GA

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

    Home Serenbe, GA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  7. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amaris Homes, Fishers Circle, Vadnais Heights, MN

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes Fishers Circle Vadnais Heights, MN DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  8. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Charles Thomas Homes, Anna Model, Omaha, NE

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Thomas Homes Anna Model Omaha, NE DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give

  9. DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders | Department

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

    of Energy Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Bates Avenue by Sunroc Builders

  10. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Meeting DOE Challenge Home Program Certification - Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Devens, MA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-01-01

    In this project, three production home builders—K. Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.—partnered with Building America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test homes to the new DOE Challenge Home program performance standard (now DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program). The builders identified key benefits and barriers that impacted the certification of the test homes, and the likelihood of whether DOE Challenge Home certification would be pursued in future homes

  11. Best Practices Case Study: Quadrant Homes - Kentlake Highlands, Kent, WA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2010-09-01

    Case study of Quadrant Homes, a Seattle area builder who, despite the recession, sold three homes a day in the first half of 2009, by letting buyers choose from 300 floor plans and 10,000 options, including an energy efficiency package designed with help from DOE’s Building America that cut energy use by 50% over a code-built home.

  12. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Carl Franklin Homes, L.C./Green Extreme Homes, CDC, McKinley Project, Garland TX

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Carl Franklin Homes, L.C./ Green Extreme Homes, CDC McKinley Project Garland, TX DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research.

  13. International Builders' Show | Department of Energy

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

    ... Just as we know how appliances and cars use energy, we can now begin to see the energy use patterns of our homes over their lifecycle. The ultimate goal is to have all new homes ...

  14. NSTX-U: Builders and Users | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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

    NSTX-U: Builders and Users Constructing the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade took years of detailed planning and oversight. The team in charge brought decades of experience to the task, working together to make the $94 million upgrade a reality. Publication File: PDF icon Builders and Users Publication Type: Fact Sheets

  15. DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Taft School by BPC Green Builders...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Taft School by BPC Green Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Taft School by BPC Green Builders DOE Tour of Zero Floorplans: Taft School by BPC Green

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2011-02-01

    This best practices guide is the twelfth in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 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 America’s research teams. Building America brings together the nation’s 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.

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home

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

    5) May 11, 2015 Effective for Homes Revised May 11, 2015 Page 1 of 10 Permitted Starting 8/11/2015 To qualify as a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes 1 . Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 2 Buildings eligible for qualification are: single family

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2009-10-23

    This best practices guide is the ninth in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s 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 America’s 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.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2010-09-01

    This best practices guide is the eleventh in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s 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 America’s 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.

  20. The Performance House - A Cold Climate Challenge Home

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Puttagunta, S.; Grab, J.; Williamson, J.

    2013-08-01

    Working with builder partners on test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 "Performance House" was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced". The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-12-01

    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.

  3. TaC Studios New Construction Test House

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2013-03-01

    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 zone. This home will serve as a model home for the builder partner and addresses Building America energy savings targets through the planning and implementation of a design package will serve as a basis of design for the builder partner's future homes. As a BA test house, this home will be evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and HVAC and hot water efficiency.

  4. TaC Studios New Construction Test House

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2013-03-01

    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 zone. This home will serve as a model home for the builder partner and addresses Building America energy savings targets through the planning and implementation of a design package will serve as a basis of design for the builder partner’s future homes. As a BA test house, this home will be evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and HVAC and hot water efficiency.

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: Clifton View Homes, Leganza Residence, Greenbank, WA

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

    Leganza Residence, Greenbank, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: TC Legend Homes, Montlake Modern, Seattle, WA

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

    Montlake Modern Seattle, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  7. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Kaltenbach Residence, Clinton, WA

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

    Kaltenbach Residence, Clinton, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give

  8. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: KB Homes, Double ZeroHouse, Lancaster, CA

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

    Lancaster, CA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  9. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: TC Legend Homes, Cedarwood, Bellingham, WA

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

    Cedarwood Bellingham, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Greenhill Contracting — The Preserve, New Paltz, NY

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    These super-insulated homes all have R-22 insulated concrete form walls, R-20 closed-cell spray form under the slab, ground source heat pump, tight air sealing, and more—helping this builder to win a Production Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards.

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: TC Legend, Seattle, WA

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

    TC Legend Homes Seattle, WA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  12. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Brookside Development, Singer Village, Derby, CT

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

    Brookside Development Singer Village Derby, CT DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed

  13. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Caldwell and Johnson, Church Community Housing Corporation, Charlestown, RI

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

    Caldwell and Johnson Church Community Housing Corporation Charlestown, RI DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research.

  14. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Dwell Development, Reclaimed Modern, Seattle, WA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Dwell Development Reclaimed Modern Seattle, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed

  15. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Glastonbury Housesmith, Hickory Drive, South Glastonbury, CT

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Glastonbury Housesmith Hickory Drive South Glastonbury, CT DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies

  16. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    Building homes that are zero energy-ready is a goal of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program and one embodied in Building America’s premier home certification program, the Challenge Home program. This case study describes several examples of successful zero energy-ready home projects completed by Building America teams and partner builders.

  17. DOE Challenge Home Case Study: Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity, Edgewater, Florida

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

    CHALLENGE HOME CASE STUDY DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country, meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity, Edgewater, Florida

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

    ZERO ENERGY READY HOME CASE STUDY DOE Zero Energy Ready Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country, meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    for a Hot-Humid Production Builder | Department of Energy 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 project, BSC worked with the builder to develop a cost-effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space and increase the energy performance of future production houses in anticipation of 2015 IECC codes. PDF icon HVAC Design Strategy for a

  20. Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected...

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

    The collegiate teams submitted cost-effective designs for homes at least 40-50 percent ... The main criteria for selection were designconstruction strategies, clear project plans, ...

  1. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises ...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Solutions for New Homes: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana Building America Best Practices Series Volume 15: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Humid ...

  2. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide

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

    to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates | Department of Energy Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates This document is the ninth in a series of guide books to help builders construct energy efficient buildings;

  3. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide

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

    to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates | Department of Energy Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates This document is the ninth in a series of guide books to help builders construct energy efficient buildings

  4. Building America Case Study: Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program High-Performance Test Homes, Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program High-Performance Test Homes PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New Homes Type: Single-family, affordable Builders: Fleetwood Homes of Oregon, Golden West Homes, Skyline Homes, and Palm Harbor Homes Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, www.ba-pirc.org Size: 1,100-1,500 ft 2 Price Range: Not available Date Completed: 2014 Climate Zones: Marine and cold PERFORMANCE DATA HERS index: Data not available Projected

  5. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: BrightLeaf Homes, McCormick Avenue, Brookfield, IL

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    BrightLeaf Homes McCormick Avenue Brookfield, IL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  6. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Vision Hill Lot 1, Glendale, AZ

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes Vision Hill Lot 1 Glendale, AZ DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  7. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge...

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

    in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates This document is the ninth in a series of guide books to help builders construct energy efficient buildings; this particular guide helps...

  8. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Devoted Builders, LLC

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-02-01

    Devoted Builders meets 2012 IECC insulation requirements in the cold climate with R-25 ICF walls, R-25 slab insulation and R-49 spray foam and cellulose attic floors.

  9. Appliance energy efficiency in new home construction. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1980-11-30

    A survey of 224 builders was conducted to which 160 builders responded. Each respondent completed between one and seven separate questionnaires. Each of the seven questionnaires were designed to collect information about one type of equipment or major appliance. These are: heat pump; heating system; air conditioner; domestic water heater; dishwasher; range; and refrigerator. Analysis of the resulting 406 questionnaires indicated that builders were primarily responsible for brand selection. These choices were made primarily without regard for the energy efficiency of the product. A similar apparent lack of consideration of energy efficiency during brand and model selection was found among home buyers and specialized subcontractors.

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: TC Legend Homes, Seattle, Washington

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This house incorporates slab-on-grade, EPS roof, and radiant heating with an air-to-water heat pump that also preheats domestic hot water. Without counting in the solar panels, the home earns a home energy rating system (HERS) score of 37, with projected utility bills of about $740 a year. With the 6.4-kW photovoltaic power system installed on the roof, the home’s HERS scores drops to -1 and utility bills for the all-electric home drop to zero. This home was awarded a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the affordable builder category.

  11. Building America Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida (Fact Sheet)

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

    LifeStyle Homes Melbourne, Florida PARTNER INFORMATION Builder: LifeStyle Homes Location: Melbourne, FL Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, ba-pirc.org Partner Products: SunSmart, solar- powered homes, and zero energy homes Application: New, single-family Partnership Period: 2009-present Climate Zone: Hot-humid PERFORMANCE DATA SunSmart HERS Index Score: ≤ 60 Example Home: Size: 2,313 ft 2 Value of SunSmart package (included in all LifeStyle Homes and including

  12. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Treasure Homes, Sacramento, California

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    The builder 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..

  13. Solar Successes: The Best of Today's Energy Efficient Homes (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2008-01-01

    This is a brochure developed specifically for residential home builders. It provides information on basic financial factors and additional resources to consider when incorporating solar technologies into building plans.

  14. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: S&A Homes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This builder worked with IBACOS to design urban infill HERS-51 homes with compact duct layout in conditioned space, foam insulated precast concrete foundations, high-efficiency HVAC, and tankless water heaters

  15. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Pulte Homes, Las Vegas, Nevada

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    The builder teamed with Building Science Corporation to design HERS-54 homes with high-efficiency HVAC with ducts in conditioned space, jump ducts, and a fresh air intake; advanced framed walls; low-e windows; and PV roof tiles.

  16. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2012-04-01

    This builder partnered with Building America to build HERS-58 homes with foam gaskets at sill and top plates, fresh air intakes, SEER 16/HSPF 9.5 heat pumps, and tight air sealing of 2.7 ACH50.

  17. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Tindall Homes, Columbus, New Jersey

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-04-01

    The builder worked with IBACOS to build 20 HERS-58 homes with R-49 mixed attic insulation, poly-iso foam in advanced framed walls, precast concrete basement walls with rigid foam, tight airsealing, and HRV

  18. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: United Way of...

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

    to a home built to the 2009 IECC): without PV 351, with PV 2,496 * Builder's Added Cost Over 2009 IECC: with PV 24,325, with solar thermal 10,219 * Annual Energy Savings:...

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

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

    In this project, U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team IBACOS partnered with builder Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes to develop a simple and low-cost methodology by ...

  20. New Whole-House Case Study: William Ryan Homes, Tampa, Florida

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-06-01

    The builder worked with Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings to design HERS-65 homes with energy-efficient heat pumps and programmable thermostats with humidity controls, foam-filled concrete block walls, draining house wrap, and airsealed kneewalls.

  1. A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County

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

    Potawatomi Community - A Case Study | Department of Energy A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County Potawatomi Community - A Case Study A Design-Builder's Perspective: Anaerobic Digestion, Forest County Potawatomi Community - A Case Study Presented by Jason Rieth, Industrial Construction Executive at Miron Construction at the April 16, 2013, Community-Scale Anaerobic Digesters CommRE Webinar. PDF icon mironconstruction_rieth.pdf More Documents & Publications

  2. ORISE: Exercise Builder software tool helps DOE design and implement

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

    emergency preparedness drills and exercises Exercise Builder ORISE designed software tool helps streamline the emergency exercise planning process The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education created a self-paced, computer-based tool for drill and exercise development called Exercise Builder. The tool, originally created for the U.S. Department of Energy's Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group, contains all the steps for designing, developing and evaluating an emergency

  3. Business Solutions Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-01

    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 the successful marketing approach of Tommy Williams Homes, which devotes resources to advertising, targeted social media outlets and blogs, realtor education seminars, and groundbreaking and open house celebrations. As a result, in one community, 2013 property sales records show that TWH outsells the only other builder in the development at a higher price, with fewer days on the market.

  4. ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2014 | Department of

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

    Energy Special Words for a Special Builder... Your Story, Compellingly Clear Consumer Tour of Zero Big Thanks for Making a Difference! Looking for Leading Lenders Webinars The 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Top Winners to be Constructed! PDF icon Decemeber 2014 Newsletter.pdf More Documents & Publications DOE ZERH Second Leading Builder Round Table Meeting Report ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2014 DOE ZERH Webinar: Sales and Value Recognition

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

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

    Project Description These high-performance homes in northern Florida are two that have achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings of less than zero since Building America (BA) builders started building them in 2010. The homes (TW1 and TW2) were built in the Gainesville area by Tommy Williams Homes (TW), with technical assistance from Florida H.E.R.O. and energy-efficient home design input provided by Energy Smart Home Plans. The homes are being metered by the Florida Solar Energy Center

  6. DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER MARCH 2016 | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy MARCH 2016 DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER MARCH 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS A Note From Sam Rashkin: Zero Has Arrived, Now Let's Bring Her Home Joe Lstiburek's Webinar Now Available Online Home Innovation Seeks Builders for Study PDF icon ZERH Update March 2016.pdf More Documents & Publications DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2016 DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME UPDATE NEWSLETTER JULY 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Update September 2015

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Caldwell and Johnson, Exeter, RI

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

    Caldwell and Johnson Exeter, RI BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Dwell Development, Seattle, WA

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

    Dwell Development Seattle, WA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Ferguson Design and Construction, Inc., Sagaponak, NY

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

    Ferguson Design & Construction, Inc. Sagaponack, NY BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy ReadyHome starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Ithaca, NY

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

    Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services Ithaca, NY BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  11. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Transformation, Inc., Production House, Devens, MA

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

    Production House Devens, MA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Transformations, Inc., Custom House, Devens, MA

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

    Custom House Devens, MA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  13. Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home | Department

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

    of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home » Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a new and compelling way to recognize builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero energy ready. The program builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR® for Homes Version 3, along with proven

  14. DOE Challenge Home Savings & Cost Estimate Summary

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

    DOE Challenge Home Savings & Cost Estimate Summary November 2013 www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge DOE Challenge Home Savings & Cost Estimate Summary November 2013 INTRODUCTION In considering the business strategy for constructing and selling Zero Energy Ready Homes through the DOE Challenge Home program, builders and other program partners understandably want to know about the added costs. Upgrades in insulation, air sealing, mechanical equipment and other systems will mean both

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space | Department of Energy Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space In this project, Building Science Corporation worked with production home builder K. Hovnanian to conduct testing at a single-family home in Waldorf, Maryland,

  16. Zero Energy Ready Home March 2014 Newsletter | Department of Energy

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

    Note from Sam Rashkin, "100,000 builders ready for Challenge Home" Verifiers recognized at 2014 RESNET Conference Upcoming webinars Upcoming trainings Building America Resources Partners in the news Reminder: Send in verification forms Click the PDF below to download the newsletter PDF icon ZER Update March 2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Zero Energy Ready Home March 2014 Newsletter Zero Energy Ready Home January 2014 Newsletter Zero Energy Ready Home May 2014 Newsletter

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Dwell Development, Seattle, Washington

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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    2013-09-01

    This Challenge Home is one of 42 homes in a micro-community of ultra-modern, energy-efficient homes built by Dwell Development on an urban gray-field site in South Seattle. Every home will achieve a 5-Star Built Green rating from the regional master builders association and meet the criteria of the Northwest ENERGY STAR program, which is more strict than the national ENERGY STAR criteria. Also, the home won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the "systems builder" category.

  18. EPA Honors NREL-Sponsored Habitat For Humanity Home - News Releases | NREL

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

    EPA Honors NREL-Sponsored Habitat For Humanity Home Energy Efficient House Earns New Millennium Builder Award October 21, 2003 Golden, Colo. - An energy efficient home built in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the Energy Star® New Millennium Builder Award for 2003. This award recognizes Habitat for Humanity for its

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

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

    partners Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida H.E.R.O. worked with North Carolina-based builder Heritage Buildings, Inc., to make the conversion to high-performance building in the hot-humid region of the Atlantic seaboard. Searching for new marketing opportunities, Heritage purchased a home plan from Energy Smart Home Plans and built a home achieving 56 on the HERS Index with only minor additional costs, despite having little on-site technical assistance.

  20. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: United Way of Long Island Housing Development Corporation, Patchogue, NY

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Way of Long Island Housing Development Corporation Patchogue, NY DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced

  1. DOE ZERH Webinar: Selling Zero Energy Ready Homes Made Easy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    If you haven’t been watching closely, the Zero Energy Ready Home now has an impressive array of tools that can help builder partners effectively communicate the value of their certified homes. In this webinar, Sam Rashkin will be covering these resources.

  2. DOE Challenge Home Recommended Quality Management Provisions

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

    Recommended Quality Management Provisions RECOMMENDED QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS QM Provision Builder Documentation & Verification Requirements Rater/Verifier Requirements QM #1: Project Documentation Complete construction documents shall be qualified as Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR and document all additional provisions and specifications required for DOE Challenge Home including mandatory provisions: 2012 IECC envelope insulation levels, ENERGY STAR windows, duct work in conditioned

  3. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Insight Homes of Bridgeville, Delaware, has worked with Building America's IBACOS team to refine its home designs to achieve HERS scores of 49 to 56 on 40 to 70 homes per year. For Insight Homes, energy efficiency sells. Marketing its homes exclusively based on energy efficiency, Insight Homes sold 38 homes in 2009, 54 in 2010, and 70 homes in 2011, and had a long backlog of orders for new homes in 2012. As a builder in humid East Coast climates, Insight Homes pays particular attention to

  4. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Via del Cielo, Santa Fe, NM

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Via del Cielo Santa Fe, NM DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  5. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: TC Legend Homes, Bellingham Power House, Bellingham, WA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Bellingham Power House Bellingham, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: AquaZephyr — Eco-Village-Ithaca, Ithaca, NY

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This two-story, 1,664 ft2 home is one of 17 single-family and four duplex homes built as part of an energy-efficient cooperative. Winner in the Production Builder category of the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, the home achieves a HERS 56 without photovoltaics and HERS 15 with 4 kW of photovoltaics.

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Brookside Development — Singer Village, Derby, CT

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is one of a development of seven two-story homes that garnered a Production Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. Exceptional construction quality allowed the home to achieve a HERS score of 45 without photovoltaic, or HERS 26 with a 7-kW photovoltaic system included.

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Verification Summary

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

    Zero Energy Ready Home Verification Summary DRAFT REM/Rate - Residential Energy Analysis and Rating Software v14.5.1 This information does not constitute any warranty of energy cost or savings. © 1985-2014 Architectural Energy Corporation, Boulder, Colorado. Projected Rating: Based on Plans - Field Confirmation Required. Energy Performance House Type DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Builder Partner ID# Single-family detached 12345 Year built Square footage of Conditioned Space including Basement 2013

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home, Lancaster, CA | Department

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

    of Energy KB Home, Lancaster, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home, Lancaster, CA Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Lancaster, CA, that achieved a HERS 43 without PV 43 or HERS 0 with 6.9-kW PV. The two-story, 2,537ft2 home serves as a model for the production builder, showcasing high-tech features including an electric car charging station, a compressed natural gas (CNG) car fueling station, a greywater recycling system that filters shower, sink, and clothes washer

  10. Integrated and Optimized Energy-Efficient Construction Package for a Community of Production Homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.; Del Bianco, M.

    2014-10-01

    Selection and integration of high performance home features are two sides of the same coin in energy efficient sustainable construction. Many advanced technologies are available for selection, but it is in the integration of these technologies into an affordable set of features that can be used on a production basis by builders, that ensures whole-house performance meets expectations. This research high performance home analyzes how a set of advanced technologies can be integrated into a durable and energy efficient house in the mixed-humid climate while remaining affordable to homeowners. The technical solutions documented in this report are the cornerstone of the builder's entire business model based on delivering high-performance homes on a production basis as a standard product offering to all price segments of the residential market. Home Innovation Research Labs partnered with production builder Nexus EnergyHomes (CZ 4). The builder plans to adopt the successful components of the energy solution package for all 55 homes in the community. The research objective was to optimize the builder's energy solution package based on energy performance and construction costs. All of the major construction features, including envelope upgrades, space conditioning system, hot water system, and solar electric system were analyzed. The information in this report can be used by builders and designers to evaluate options, and the integration of options, for increasing the efficiency of home designs in climate zone 4. The data also provide a point of reference for evaluating estimates of energy savings and costs for specific features.

  11. DOE Tour of Zero: The System Home by Evolutionary Home Builders...

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

    water runoff on the narrow site. Other techniques include underground retention wells, rain barrels, and a water-saving landscaping design. 3 of 15 Even without a solar electric...

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Caldwell and Johnson — Church Community and Housing Corporation, Charlestown, RI

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This DOE Zero Energy Ready Home garnered an Affordable Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, for its highly insulated construction, minisplit heat pump and water heater, and triple pane windows.

  13. New Market Paradigm for Zero-Energy Homes: The Comparative San Diego Case Study; Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Appendixes)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Farhar, B. C.; Coburn, T. C.

    2006-12-01

    This study suggests a conceptually fresh alternative paradigm for the building and marketing of zero-energy homes (ZEHs) based on experience which will help builders create sustainable communities for our well-being and that of future generations.

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Singer Village - A

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home, Derby, Connecticut | Department of Energy Singer Village - A Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home, Derby, Connecticut Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Singer Village - A Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home, Derby, Connecticut After progressively incorporating ENERGY STAR for Homes Versions 1, 2, and 3 into its standard practices over the years, builder Brookside Development was seeking to build an even more sustainable product that

  15. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Winchester Homes and Camberly Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2014-02-01

    The Partnership for Home Innovation team worked with the builder to develop a new set of high performance home designs—including advanced wall and HVAC systems—that could be applicable on a production scale. The new home designs are to be constructed in the mixed humid climate zone and could eventually apply to all of the builder's home designs to meet or exceed future energy codes or performance-based programs. However, the builder recognized that the combination of new wall framing designs and materials, higher levels of insulation in the wall cavity, and more detailed air sealing to achieve lower infiltration rates changes the moisture characteristics of the wall system. In order to ensure long term durability and repeatable successful implementation with few call-backs, this report demonstrates through measured data that the wall system functions as a dynamic system, responding to changing interior and outdoor environmental conditions within recognized limits of the materials that make up the wall system. A similar investigation was made with respect to the complete redesign of the heating, cooling, air distribution, and ventilation systems intended to optimize the equipment size and configuration to significantly improve efficiency while maintaining indoor comfort. Recognizing the need to demonstrate the benefits of these efficiency features, the builder offered a new house model to serve as a test case to develop framing designs, evaluate material selections and installation requirements, changes to work scopes and contractor learning curves, as well as to compare theoretical performance characteristics with measured results.

  16. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Ellenton, FL, Affordable, Hope Landing #2

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

    Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Ellenton, FL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  17. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: John Hubert Associates — EXIT-0 House, North Cape May, NJ

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This house is the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home for this builder and won a Custom Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. The 1,871-ft2 home features advanced-framed above-grade walls with R-21 fiberglass batt plus an R-3.6-insulated coated OSB sheathing, R-18 rigid-foam-insulated crawlspace walls, solar water heating, a high-efficiency heat pump, an HRV, and mostly LED lighting.

  18. Case Study: Near Zero Maine Home II | Department of Energy

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

    Near Zero Maine Home II Case Study: Near Zero Maine Home II Case Study: Near Zero Maine Home II "It can't be done." Those words were enough to motivate Tom Fullam of Vassalboro, Maine, to build his first high-performance house. The home achieved a HERS score of 38 and earned him a 2011 silver Energy Value Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. That soon led to a second, even higher performing house, which has earned distinction as the first home

  19. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Marine Drive and Port Hadlcok, Coupeville and Port Hadlock WA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes Marine Drive and Port Hadlock Coupeville, WA Port Hadlock, WA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced

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

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

    'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently February 12, 2010 - 9:30am Addthis Joshua DeLung You may recall this post on Energy Empowers, which previewed an upcoming episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" where the U.S. Department of Energy collaborated with builders to incorporate energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies at The Fishing School, one of two such collaborative projects in an episode that was

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet) This project describes a Habitat for Humanity builder's efforts to construct a home to new DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standards, and use a fur-up or raised ceiling chase. PDF icon Raised Ceiling Interior

  2. Reduced Call-Backs with High Performance Production Builders- Building America Top Innovation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America Innovations profile describes ways Building America teams have helped builders cut call backs. Harvard University study found builders who worked with Building America had a 50% drop in callbacks. One builder reported a 50-fold reduction in the incidence of pipe freezing, a 50% reduction in drywall cracking, and a 60% decline in call-backs.

  3. Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes: Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

    2012-12-01

    This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) Teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

  4. Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes. Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

    2012-12-01

    This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

  5. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Pine Mountain Builders

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-02-01

    Pine Mountain Builders achieved HERS scores as low as 59 and electric bills as low as $50/month with extensive air sealing (blower door tests = 1.0 to 1.8 ACH 50), R-3 XPS sheathing instead of OSB, and higher efficiency heat pumps.

  6. Microsoft Word - Cover Letter Regulatory Burden RFI 4-15-11

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    13, 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Mr. Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 RE: Regulatory Burden RFI Dear Mr. Cohen, On behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), I respectfully submit the attached comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) request for public comment on "Improving DOE Regulations," published in the

  7. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home, Lancaster, CA | Department

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    of Energy Lancaster, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home, Lancaster, CA Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Lancaster, CA, that achieved a HERS 43 without PV 43 or HERS 0 with 6.9-kW PV. The two-story, 2,537ft2 home serves as a model for the production builder, showcasing high-tech features including an electric car charging station, a compressed natural gas (CNG) car fueling station, a greywater recycling system that filters shower, sink, and clothes washer water for

  8. Research Toward Zero Energy Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Robert Hammon

    2010-12-31

    This final report was compiled from the detailed annual reports that were submitted for efforts in 2008 and 2009, and from individual task reports from 2010. Reports, case studies, and presentations derived from this work are available through the Building America website. The BIRA team is led by ConSol, a leading provider of energy solutions for builders since 1983. In partnership with over fifty builders, developers, architects, manufactures, researchers, utilities, and agencies, research work was performed in California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii and five (5) climate regions (Hot-Dry, Marine, Hot-Humid, Cold, and Hot/Mixed Dry). In addition to research work, the team provided technical assistance to our partners whose interests span the entire building process. During the three year budget period, the BIRA team performed analyses of several emerging technologies, prototype homes, and high performance communities through detailed computer simulations and extensive field monitoring to meet the required climate joule milestone targets.

  9. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Ellenton, Florida

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    In this 18-home community, all homes are LEED Platinum and meet ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 requirements, HERS 23–53. Half way through the project, Habitat for Humanity heard about the DOE Challenge Home program and signed on, committing to build the next home, a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,143 ft2 duplex, to Challenge Home criteria. The home is the first DOE Challenge Home in Manatee County, and was awarded a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the affordable builder category.

  10. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Home, Double ZeroHouse 3.0, El Dorado Hill, CA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    3.0 El Dorado Hills, CA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  11. Secretary Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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

    | Department of Energy Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Secretary Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition February 12, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington - This Sunday, February 14th, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will appear on the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked with the builders to offer technical assistance as they designed and built a super high efficiency home and a

  12. Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ -

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

    Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ - Building America Top Innovation Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ - Building America Top Innovation Photo of the front of a Tucson home. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Pulte Homes' Civano

  13. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: S&A Homes; Pittsburgh, PA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    S&A Homes, a production home builder from central Pennsylvania, partnered with Building America research team IBACOS and East Liberty Development Inc., and helped revitalize an inner city neighborhood in Pittsburgh when they began construction on several new homes on infill lots. The narrow two-story homes with basements were designed around an efficient HVAC system with a compact duct design that kept all ducts in conditioned space. Open-web floor trusses between the basement and first

  14. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Urbane Homes was founded in 2007, the downturn in the housing market was just beginning and the owners Abe Gilbert and Zane Underwood realized they would have to make their homes very affordable to survive. They worked with the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, a Building America research partner, to streamline their building practices and decided to make their homes more efficient as well. Their goal was to "pick all the low-hanging fruit for green and energy-

  15. Hydronic Heating Coil Versus Propane Furnace, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Hydronic Heating Coil Versus Propane Furnace Rehoboth Beach, Delaware PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New Home Type: Single-family, affordable IBACOS, www.ibacos.com Builder: Insight Homes, Rehoboth Beach, DE www.itsjustabetterhouse.com Size: 1,715 ft 2 Price Range: About $230,000 Date Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid PERFORMANCE DATA Builder standard practice = 56 Case study house = 1,715 ft 2 With renewables = Not applicable Without renewables = 56 Projected annual energy cost

  16. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Ferguson Design and Construction,Sagaponack, New York

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    The 6-bedroom home achieves a HERS score of 43 even before PV is installed and will cut utility bills dramatically for its owners. Water-savings faucets, LED lighting, and ENERGY STAR appliances add to energy savings. This home garnered a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  17. High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY- Building America Top Innovation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America Innovations profile describes work with Urbane Homes of Louisville, Kentucky, to build a high-performance home that cost $36 per ft2 (not counting the lot).Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to construct nearly 3,000 HERS

  18. Best Practices Case Study: Imagine Homes - Stillwater Ranch, San Antonio, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2011-04-01

    This case study describes Imagine Homes, who met Builders Challenge criteria on more than 200 homes in San Antonio with rigid foam exterior sheathing, ducts and air handler in conditioned space in a spray-foam insulated attic, and high-efficiency HVAC, windows, and appliances.

  19. Guidelines for Correctly Using the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Name and Logo

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    | Department of Energy Guidelines for Correctly Using the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Name and Logo Guidelines for Correctly Using the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Name and Logo PDF icon ZERH Logo Use Guidelines More Documents & Publications Builder Partner Agreement Verifier Partner Agreement Training Partner Agreement

  20. Enforcement Letter (WEL-2015-01) Webcor Builders

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    12, 2015 Mr. Richard A. Lamb Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Webcor Builders 207 King Street, Suite 300 7000 East Avenue San Francisco, California 94107 WEL-2015-01 Dear Mr. Lamb: This letter refers to the Office of Enterprise Assessment's Office of Enforcement investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with a 277-volt electrical shock suffered by an apprentice electrician at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) General Purpose Laboratory (GPL),

  1. Integrated and Optimized Energy-Efficient Construction Package for a Community of Production Homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.; Del Bianco, M.

    2014-10-01

    This research high performance home analyzes how a set of advanced technologies can be integrated into a durable and energy-efficient house in the mixed-humid climate while remaining affordable to homeowners. The technical solutions documented in this report are the cornerstone of the builder's entire business model based on delivering high-performance homes on a production basis as a standard product offering to all price segments of the residential market. Home Innovation Research Labs partnered with production builder Nexus EnergyHomes (CZ 4) and they plan to adopt the successful components of the energy solution package for all 55 homes in the community. The research objective was to optimize the builder's energy solution package based on energy performance and construction costs. All of the major construction features, including envelope upgrades, space conditioning system, hot water system, and solar electric system were analyzed.

  2. Duke Energy- Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Smart Saver program offers incentives for residential customers to increase their home’s energy efficiency. Incentives are provided for qualifying heating and cooling equipment installation or...

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

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

    Hundreds of leading-edge builders across the country signed on to DOE's Builders Challenge ... Find case studies of Building America builders across the country that are taking the ...

  4. Building America Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet), Business Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    Tommy Williams Homes Gainesville, Florida PARTNER INFORMATION Builder: Tommy Williams Homes Location: Florida Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, ba-pirc.org Application: New, single-family Partnership Period: 2004-present Climate Zone: Hot-humid PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index Score: 57 Cost of energy efficiency measures (including labor): $3,138 Projected annual source energy savings: 31% Projected annual energy cost savings: $430 Projected first-year positive cash

  5. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Weiss Building & Development, LLC., System Home, River Forest, Illinois

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    The Passive House Challenge Home located in River Forest, Illinois, is a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 3,600 ft2 two-story home (plus basement) that costs about $237 less per month to operate than a similar sized home built to the 2009 IECC. For a home with no solar photovoltaic panels installed, it scored an amazingly low 27 on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score.An ENERGY STAR-rated dishwasher, clothes washer, and refrigerator; an induction cooktop, condensing clothes dryer, and LED lighting are among the energy-saving devices inside the home. All plumbing fixtures comply with EPA WaterSense criteria. The home was awarded a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the "systems builder" category.

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: Boulder ZED Design Build, Boulder, CO

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

    Boulder ZED Design Build Boulder, CO DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  7. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: AquaZephyr, Eco-Vilage Ithaca, Ithaca NY

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

    AquaZephyr Eco-Village Ithaca Ithaca, NY DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  8. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Greenhill Contracting, The Preserve, New Paltz, NY

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

    The Preserve New Paltz, NY DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  9. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: John Hubert Associates, EXIT-0, North Cape May, NJ

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

    Hubert Associates EXIT-0 House North Cape May, NJ DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are

  10. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Southeast Volusia Habitat for HUmanity, Vista Palm, Edgewater, FL

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

    Vista Palm Edgewater, Florida DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you

  11. DOE Challenge Home Technical Training - Ducts in Conditioned Space

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

    T h i l T i i 1 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space DOE Challenge Home Bill Zoeller, RA Steven Winter Associates Technical Training Congratulations By designing, constructing, and verifying DOE Challenge Homes, y you are: * in a select group Only the top one percent of builders in the country meets the extraordinary energy efficiency, comfort, health, safety, durability and

  12. Nexus EnergyHomes, Frederick, Maryland (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Nexus EnergyHomes Frederick, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New home Type: Duplex, affordable Builder: Nexus EnergyHomes www.nexusenergyhomes.com Size: 1,830 ft 2 above grade; 2,550 ft 2 conditioned area Price Range: High $200,000s Date completed: June 2011 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid PERFORMANCE DATA HERS index: * With renewables = 28 * Without renewables = 51 Projected annual energy cost savings: * 36% (62% with photovoltaics) * $810 ($1,441 with photovoltaics) Incremental cost of

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    High-Performance Walls in Hot-Dry Climates | Department of Energy High-Performance Walls in Hot-Dry Climates Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: High-Performance Walls in Hot-Dry Climates In this project,the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation team worked with builders in California to implement wall assemblies meeting a U-value lower than 0.050 Btu/h-ft2-°F. ARBI and its project team members helped builders identify preferred wall designs that met the

  14. Achieving Challenge Home in Affordable Housing in the Hot-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Beal, D.; McIlvaine, J.; Winter, B.; Allnutt, R.

    2014-08-01

    The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), one of the Building America research team leads, has partnered with two builders as they work through the Challenge Home certification process (now Zero Energy Ready Home) in one test home each. The builder partners participating in this cost-shared research are Southeast Volusia County Habitat for Humanity near Daytona, Florida and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity near Tampa, Florida. Both are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit affordable housing organization. This research serves to identify viable technical pathways to meeting the CH criteria for other builders in the region. A further objective of this research is to identify gaps and barriers in the marketplace related to product availability, labor force capability, code issues, cost effectiveness, and business case issues that hinder or prevent broader adoption on a production scale.

  15. Taking the Challenge at Singer Village. A Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Puttagunta, S.; Faakye, O.

    2014-10-01

    After progressively incorporating ENERGY STAR® for Homes Versions 1, 2, and 3 into its standard practices over the years, this builder, Brookside Development, was seeking to build an even more sustainable product that would further increase energy efficiency, while also addressing indoor air quality, water conservation, renewable-ready, and resiliency. These objectives align with the framework of the DOE Challenge Home program, which "builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years." Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with Brookside Development on the design optimization and construction of the first home in a small development of seven planned new homes being built on the old Singer Estate in Derby, CT.

  16. Taking the Challenge at Singer Village--A Cold Climate Zero Energy Ready Home

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Puttagunta, S.; Gaakye, O.

    2014-10-01

    After progressively incorporating ENERGY STAR(R) for Homes Versions 1, 2, and 3 into its standard practices over the years, this builder, Brookside Development, was seeking to build an even more sustainable product that would further increase energy efficiency, while also addressing indoor air quality, water conservation, renewable-ready, and resiliency. These objectives align with the framework of the DOE Challenge Home program, which 'builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years.' CARB partnered with Brookside Development on the design optimization and construction of the first home in a small development of seven planned new homes being built on the old Singer Estate in Derby, CT.

  17. Energy efficient low-income housing demonstration with Houston Habitat for Humanity. Final status report, October 1, 1995--September 30, 1997

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-09-30

    Using DOE grant funds, the Alliance to Save Energy developed and managed an award-winning low-income housing demonstration in cooperation with Houston Habitat for Humanity at the 1996 and 1997 annual NAHB Builders Show in Houston, Texas. Using a unique group of over 30 national, state and local partners, the energy design of Houston Habitat houses was permanently upgraded to the Energy Star Homes Program threshold. Meeting Energy Star Homes Program criteria, the partner design team increased the level of efficiency approximately 30% over the 1992 Model Energy Code. This innovative design using commercially available materials added approximately $1,400 in cost-effective energy upgrades with an estimated payback of less than 8 years. The 30 public-private partners successfully demonstrated energy and resource efficient housing techniques to the 65,000 NAHB home show attendees and the over 3,000 Habitat affiliates. This project resulted in the Houston Habitat affiliate becoming the nation`s first low-income Energy Star Homes Program home builder. By the year 2000, Houston Habitat anticipates building over 500 homes to this new level of efficiency as well as set an example for other Habitat affiliates nationwide to follow. The 1997 demonstration house utilized an all-women volunteer builders team to construct a 3 bedroom home in Houston Habitat`s Woodglen Subdivision. Energy consumption was remotely metered by Texas A and M.

  18. ZERH Webinar: ZERH Orientation- Better Business for Builders

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

  19. Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: The Effect on Home Sales Prices

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoen, Ben; Wiser, Ryan; Thayer, Mark; Cappers, Peter

    2012-04-15

    Relatively little research exists estimating the marginal impacts of photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on home sale prices. Using a large dataset of California homes that sold from 2000 through mid-2009, we find strong evidence, despite a variety of robustness checks, that existing homes with PV systems sold for a premium over comparable homes without PV systems, implying a near full return on investment. Premiums for new homes are found to be considerably lower than those for existing homes, implying, potentially, a tradeoff between price and sales velocity. The results have significant implications for homeowners, builders, appraisers, lenders, and policymakers.

  20. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Imagine Homes, San Antonio, TX

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Founded in 2006, Imagine Homes of San Antonio has worked with DOE's Building America research team IBACOS to build more than 300 high-performance homes that achieve HERS energy efficiency scores from 52 to 65. Imagine Homes was also the first San Antonio builder to certify all of its homes to both the federal ENERGY STAR program and the Build San Antonio Green program. The local company has sold 77 homes per year over the last 4 years in a market flooded with just-to- code homes by national

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

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

    AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS 2013 PROFILE Building homes that are zero energy ready is a goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and one embodied in Building America's premier home certification program, the Challenge Home program. A net zero energy home is one that produces as much energy as the home uses. Solar power from photovoltaic panels can provide the energy but before the panels go on, there is a lot the builder can do to reduce the amount of power the home will

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting a

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home | Department of Energy Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home The U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with Preferred Builders and the owners of a 1960s split-level home in Westport, Connecticut, to evaluate and implement a

  3. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2010-09-01

    This case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again.

  4. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: TC Legend Homes — Cedarwood, Bellingham, WA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This house was the Grand Winner in the Affordable Builder category of the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, and has 6-inch SIP walls, a 10-inch structural insulated panel roof, and insulating concrete forms foundation walls with R-20 high-density rigid EPS foam under the slab.A single ductless heat pump heats and cools the home, which also gets passive solar heating from south-facing triple-pane windows that heat a concrete slab floor plus a connected greenhouse.

  5. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Quadrant Homes, Kent, WA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Quadrant Homes, a Weyerhaeuser real estate company and Seattle-area builder, offers buyers of its "custom" production homes over 300 house plans and 10,000 feature options to choose from. With technical assistance from DOE's Building America program in 2007, Quadrant developed a package of energy-efficiency measures designed to save home owners 50% over the state energy code at the time. Savings were modeled by the Washington State University (WSU) Extension Energy Office (a member of

  6. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Transformations, Inc., Custom House, Devens, Massachusetts

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This single-family home features a superinsulated shell with 12-inch double walls filled with open cell spray foam, as well as R-5 triple-pane windows. The 18.33 kW photovoltaic system can produce all the electricity the home can use in a year with enough left over to power an electric car for 30,000 miles.These features helped the builder to win a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom home category.

  7. Closed Crawl Space Performance: Proof of Concept in the Production Builder Marketplace

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Malkin-Weber, Melissa; Dastur, Cyrus; Mauceri, Maria; Hannas, Benjamin

    2008-10-30

    This overview is intended to be a very concise, limited summary of the key project activities discussed in the detailed report that follows. Due to the large scope of this project, the detailed report is broken into three individually titled sections. Each section repeats key background information, with the goal that the sections will eventually stand alone as complete reports on the major activities of the project. The information presented herein comes from ongoing research, so please note that all observations, findings and recommendations presented are preliminary and subject to change in the future. We invite and welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the project. Advanced Energy completed its first jointly-funded crawl space research project with the Department of Energy in 2005. That project, funded under award number DE-FC26-00NT40995 and titled 'A Field Study Comparison of the Energy and Moisture Performance Characteristics of Ventilated Versus Sealed Crawl Spaces in the South' demonstrated the substantial energy efficiency and moisture management benefits that result from using properly closed crawl space foundations for residential construction instead of traditional wall vented crawl space foundations. Two activities of this first project included (1) an assessment of ten existing homes to document commonly observed energy and moisture failures associated with wall-vented crawl space foundations and (2) a detailed literature review that documented both the history of closed crawl space research and the historical lack of scientific justification for building code requirements for crawl space ventilation. The most valuable activity of the 2005 project proved to be the field demonstration of various closed crawl space techniques, which were implemented in a set of twelve small (1040 square feet), simply designed homes in eastern North Carolina. These homes had matched envelope, mechanical and architectural designs, and comparable performance characteristics with regard to infiltration and duct leakage. Researchers settled on two closed crawl space designs, one with insulation located in the framed floor structure above the crawl space and one with insulation on the crawl space perimeter wall, as the designs with the most widespread potential for application. Researchers based this assessment not only on the field performance, but also on input from residential builders, pest control professionals, code officials, installers, and building scientists active in the region. The key findings from the field demonstration were that (1) closed crawl spaces stay substantially drier than traditional wall-vented crawl spaces during humid climate conditions, and (2) the houses built on the closed crawl space foundations saved, on average, 15% or more on annual energy used for space heating and cooling. A comparison of the actual energy performance of the homes versus the performance predicted by a popular HERS software application showed that the software was unable to predict the demonstrated savings, in some cases predicting an energy penalty. Findings from the 2005 project were summarized in a publication titled Closed Crawl Spaces: An Introduction to Design, Construction and Performance. Since its release, the publication has received widespread use by builders, homeowners, installers and code officials concerned about crawl space construction. The findings were also used to create major revisions to the NC Residential Code, which were adopted in 2004 and immediately began to reduce the regulatory barriers to widespread commercialization of the technology in NC, particularly in new residential construction. Full project details are located at www.crawlspaces.org.

  8. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2014: Murphy Brothers Contracting, Shore Road Project, Old Greenwich, CT

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

    Murphy Brothers Contracting Shore Road Project Old Greenwich, CT DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) CASE STUDY The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research.

  9. DOE Zero Ready Home Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County,Laurel Gardens, Nokomis, FL

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

    Nokomis, FL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  10. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Greenhill Contracting, Green Acres #20, #26, #28, New Paltz, NY

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Green Acres #20, #26, #28 New Paltz, NY DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to

  11. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota, Laurel Gardens #794, Nakomis, FL

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    #794 Nokomis, FL DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced technologies are designed in to give you superior

  12. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Hammer and Hand, Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, North Plains, OR

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Hammer and Hand Pumpkin Ridge Passive House North Plains, OR DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced

  13. HIA 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mutual Housing California, Mutual Housing at Spring Lake, Woodland, CA

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Mutual Housing California Mutual Housing at Spring Lake Woodland, CA DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME(tm) The U.S. Department of Energy invites home builders across the country to meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified in DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program (formerly known as Challenge Home). Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home starts with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 for an energy-efficient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Advanced

  14. Building America Case Study: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project, Greenbelt, Maryland (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project Greenbelt, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing homes Builder: Greenbelt Homes, Inc., ghi.coop Type: Single-family, configured primarily in sets of 2, 4, or 6 attached homes Pilot Retrofit Project: Envelope upgrade study based on 7 4-unit buildings Size: 800-1,200 ft 2 Price Range: About $70,000-$300,000 Study Period: 2010-2014 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid (IECC climate zone 4A) PERFORMANCE DATA Average per Pilot Home, Normalized Season

  15. Business Solutions Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-01

    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, which has helped to boost sales for the company. SunSmart marketing includes a modified logo, weekly blog, social media, traditional advertising, website, and sales staff training. Marketing focuses on quality, durability, healthy indoor air, and energy efficiency with an emphasis on the surety of third-party verification and the scientific approach to developing the SunSmart package. With the introduction of SunSmart, LifeStyle began an early recovery, nearly doubling sales in 2010; SunSmart sales now exceed 300 homes, including more than 20 zero energy homes. Completed homes in 2014 far outpaced the national (19%) and southern census region (27%) recovery rates for the same period. As technology improves and evolves, this builder will continue to collaborate with Building America.

  16. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amaris Custom Homes, St. Paul, Minnesota

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-01

    For this project, Amaris worked with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) team, NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership, to develop the first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) in Minnesota's cold climate using reasonable, cost-effective, and replicable construction materials and practices. The result is a passive solar, super-efficient 3542-ft2 walkout ranch-style home with all the creature comforts. Along with meeting ZERH standards, Amaris also achieved certifications for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Homes v4, MN Green Path Emerald, and a Builders Association of the Twin Cities Reggie Award of Excellence. The home achieves a HERS score of 41 without photovoltaics; with PV, the home achieves a HERS score of 5.

  17. Serenbe Nest Cottages

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

  18. Serenbe Nest Cottages

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage-style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2007-06-04

    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.

  20. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: The Imery Group — Proud Green Home, Serenbe, GA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    The first certified Zero Energy Ready Home in Georgia was honored in the Custom Builder category of the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. The 2,811-ft2, two-story custom home has 2x6 advanced framed walls filled with R-20 of open-cell spray foam, plus an R-6.6 insulated coated OSB sheathing. Also included is electronic monitoring equipment that tracks the PV, solar thermal water heater, ERV, mini-split heat pump with three indoor heads, solar water heater, and LED and CFL lighting.

  1. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge...

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

    achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark. PDF icon 18899.pdf More Documents & Publications Vol. 9: Building America Best...

  2. Achieving Challenge Home in Affordable Housing in the Hot-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Beal, D.; McIlvaine, J.; Winter, B.; Allnutt, R.

    2014-08-01

    The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), one of the Building America research team leads, has partnered with two builders as they work through the Challenge Home certification process in one test home each. The builder partners participating in this cost-shared research are Southeast Volusia County Habitat for Humanity near Daytona, Florida and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity near Tampa, Florida. Both are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit affordable housing organization. This research serves to identify viable technical pathways to meeting the CH criteria for other builders in the region. A further objective of this research is to identify gaps and barriers in the marketplace related to product availability, labor force capability, code issues, cost effectiveness, and business case issues that hinder or prevent broader adoption on a production scale.

  3. Measured Performance of Occupied, Side-by-Side, South Texas Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chasar, Dave; vonSchramm, Valerie

    2012-09-01

    The performance of three homes in San Antonio, Texas with identical floor plans and orientation were evaluated through a partnership between the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), CPS Energy, and Woodside Homes of South Texas. Measurements included whole house gas and electric use as well as heating, cooling, hot water, major appliances and indoor and outdoor conditions. One home built to builder standard practice served as the control, while the other homes demonstrated high performance features. Utility peak electric load comparisons of these dual-fuel homes provide an assessment of envelope and equipment improvements.

  4. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Artistic Homes of Albuquerque was the first production home builder in the United States to offer a true net-zero upgrade option on all of its homes. According to co-owner Tom Wade, in 2010, 45% of the homes Artistic sold were built to near or at true zero net energy (with HERS scores of under 5). Artistic's standard home averaged a low HERS score of 51. "Zero energy was not much harder than what we were already doing. When we sat down with our subs and told them our goals, they got excited

  5. Developing an Energy Performance Modeling Startup Kit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wood, A.

    2012-10-01

    In 2011, the NAHB Research Center began the first part of the multi-year effort by assessing the needs and motivations of residential remodelers regarding energy performance remodeling. The scope is multifaceted - all perspectives will be sought related to remodeling firms ranging in size from small-scale, sole proprietor to national. This will allow the Research Center to gain a deeper understanding of the remodeling and energy retrofit business and the needs of contractors when offering energy upgrade services. To determine the gaps and the motivation for energy performance remodeling, the NAHB Research Center conducted (1) an initial series of focus groups with remodelers at the 2011 International Builders' Show, (2) a second series of focus groups with remodelers at the NAHB Research Center in conjunction with the NAHB Spring Board meeting in DC, and (3) quantitative market research with remodelers based on the findings from the focus groups. The goal was threefold, to: Understand the current remodeling industry and the role of energy efficiency; Identify the gaps and barriers to adding energy efficiency into remodeling; and Quantify and prioritize the support needs of professional remodelers to increase sales and projects involving improving home energy efficiency. This report outlines all three of these tasks with remodelers.

  6. High Performance Builder Spotlight: GreenCraft, Lewisville, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    In October and November 2009, the TimberCreek Zero Energy House in Lewisville, Texas, opened as a Building America Demonstration House. The 2,538-foot,three-bedroom, 2˝-bath custom-built home showed a home energy rating score (HERS) of 56 without the solar photovoltaics and a HERS score of 1 with PV.

  7. DOE ZERH Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2015-09-01

    Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning multifamily project with 26 units in the cold climate that got a HERS 54 without PV, or HERS 28 with PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-23 blown fiberglass; slab foundation with R-10 rigid at slab edge; plus R-10 rigid exterior; R-22 ICF basement walls; vented attic with R-50 blown fiberglass; 92 AFUE furnace, 13 SEER AC.

  8. DOE Tour of Zero: Row Homes at Perrin's Row by New Town Builders...

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

    Water-saving EPA WaterSense-rated fixtures and a "smart" hot water recirculation loop reduce wasted water down the drain waiting for hot water inside. Drought-tolerant, ...

  9. Tax Deduction Qualified Software DesignBuilder version 4.2.0.054

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Information about the DesignBuilder version 4.2.0.054 qualified computer software (www.buildings.energy.gov/qualified_software.html), which calculates energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements for commercial buildings.

  10. Tax Deduction Qualified Software DesignBuilder version 3.0.0.097

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On this page you'll find information about the DesignBuilder version 3.0.0.097 qualified computer software, which calculates energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements for commercial buildings.

  11. Three Rivers Builders The Three Rivers House 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

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

    i Three Rivers Builders The Three Rivers House 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition ii TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Team Qualifications .............................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Our Team ...................................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Qualifications

  12. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Ithaca, New York

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-10-01

    Eleven new townhomes comply with EPA's airPLUS criteria and use EPA WaterSense-qualifying features. Foundation walls are insulated on the exterior with XPS insulation. Non-shared walls use wall panels that were produced offsite. This builder was awarded a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the affordable home category.

  13. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Caldwell and Johnson, Exeter, Rhode Island

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This house, constructed by Caldwell and Johnson, should save its owners $600 per year over the 2009 IECC with the help of efficiency measures such as walls with OSB sheathing and R-13 open cell spray foam insulation. The home garnered a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the custom builder category.

  14. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity, Edgewater, FL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2014-09-01

    This home garnered an award in the Affordable Builder category of the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards, and features 2x4 walls with fiberglass batt inside plus R-3 rigid foam on the exterior, ENERGY STAR lighting, appliances, and ceiling fans, a solar water heater, an energy recovery ventilation, and a high efficiency heat pump.

  15. Measured Whole-House Performance of TaC Studios Test Home

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Stephenson, R.

    2013-12-01

    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 homeowners 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.

  16. High Performance Builder Spotlight: G.W. Robinson

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    G.W. Robinson of Gainesville, Florida, worked with Building America partners Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida HERO to achieve a true net zero energy home in 2010.

  17. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Capillary

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Break Beneath a Slab: Polyethylene Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Capillary Break Beneath a Slab: Polyethylene Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Capillary Break Beneath a Slab: Polyethylene Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) In this project, Building America team IBACOS worked with a builder of single- and

  18. Strategy Guideline: Partnering for High Performance Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Prahl, D.

    2013-01-01

    High performance houses require a high degree of coordination and have significant interdependencies between various systems in order to perform properly, meet customer expectations, and minimize risks for the builder. Responsibility for the key performance attributes is shared across the project team and can be well coordinated through advanced partnering strategies. For high performance homes, traditional partnerships need to be matured to the next level and be expanded to all members of the project team including trades, suppliers, manufacturers, HERS raters, designers, architects, and building officials as appropriate. In an environment where the builder is the only source of communication between trades and consultants and where relationships are, in general, adversarial as opposed to cooperative, the chances of any one building system to fail are greater. Furthermore, it is much harder for the builder to identify and capitalize on synergistic opportunities. Partnering can help bridge the cross-functional aspects of the systems approach and achieve performance-based criteria. Critical success factors for partnering include support from top management, mutual trust, effective and open communication, effective coordination around common goals, team building, appropriate use of an outside facilitator, a partnering charter progress toward common goals, an effective problem-solving process, long-term commitment, continuous improvement, and a positive experience for all involved.

  19. CAES Home

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

    CAES Home Home About Us Contact Information Our CAES Building FAQs Affiliated Centers Research Core Capabilities Laboratories and Equipment Technology Transfer Visualization CAVE...

  20. CAES Home

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

    View all events >> x CAES Home Home About Us Contact Information Our CAES Building FAQs Affiliated Centers Research Core Capabilities Laboratories and Equipment Technology Transfer...

  1. CAES Home

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

    User ID: Password: Log In Forgot your password? CAES Home Home About Us Contact Information Our CAES Building FAQs Affiliated Centers Research Core Capabilities Laboratories and...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach | Department of Energy Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach The City of Wyandotte started a construction program to engage local builders in constructing energy-efficient homes in existing neighborhoods for less than $100/ft2. PDF icon Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California | Department of Energy Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy 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 Homes to develop a simple and low-cost methodology by which

  4. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: William Ryan Homes, Tampa, Florida

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Changes in the Florida Building Code and a company-wide "green" initiative launched in the fall of 2008 gave William Ryan Homes' Tampa Division the push it needed to implement energy-efficient measures as standard practice in all of its new homes. Building America's Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) analyzed nine new house designs by the builder and found all of the designs would achieve home energy rating (HERS) scores of 65 to 70. The homes also meet the

  5. Home | DOEpatents

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

    DOEpatents Home DOEpatents FAQ About DOEpatents Site Map Contact Us DOE Home » DOE Patents Navigation Toggle Navigation DOEpatents Home DOEpatents FAQ About DOEpatents Site Map Contact Us OSTI Home DOE Home DOEpatents Database From the 1940s to today... A central collection of US Department of Energy patent information Find + Advanced Search × Advanced Search All Fields: Patent Title: Abstract: Assignee: Inventor(s): Name Name ORCID Patent Number: Patent Application Number: Contract Number:

  6. Building America Case Study: High Performance Ducts in Hot-Dry Climates; Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-08-01

    ?Ducts in conditioned space (DCS) represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. Various strategies exist for incorporating ducts within the conditioned thermal envelope. To support this activity, in 2013 the Pacific Gas & Electric Company initiated a project with Davis Energy Group (lead for the Building America team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation) to solicit builder involvement in California to participate in field demonstrations of various DCS strategies. Builders were given incentives and design support in exchange for providing site access for construction observation, diagnostic testing, and builder survey feedback. Information from the project was designed to feed into California's 2016 Title 24 process, but also to serve as an initial mechanism to engage builders in more high performance construction strategies. This Building America project complemented information collected in the California project with BEopt simulations of DCS performance in hot/dry climate regions.

  7. Successful Marketing Practices of 30% Community Scale Builders

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 26, 2012, and addressed the question ÂŤBetter technology doesn't always win - how can we ensure that doesn't happen to high performance homes?"

  8. DOE ZERH Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2015-09-01

    Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the hot-humid climate that got HERS 57 without PV, with 6.5” SIP walls and 8.25” SIP roof; uninsulated slab foundation; fresh air intake; SEER 16 ducted air source heat pump.

  9. Building America Best Practices, Vol. 12 - Builders Challenge Guide to 40%

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates | Department of Energy 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 Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates This Best Practices guide outlines energy saving practices to achieve 40% energy savings in the cold and very cold U.S. climate region. PDF icon

  10. Building America Case Study: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level, Cold-Climate Home, Westport, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home Westport, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing home Type: Single-family, split-level Partners: General Contractor: Preferred Builders, preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, carb-swa.com Size: 1,712 ft 2 Date Completed: 1960 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: Pre-retrofit = 114 Post-retrofit: * With PV = 26 * Without PV = 56 Validated annual energy cost savings: * With PV = $4,032

  11. Building America Case Study: Zero Energy Read Home Multifamily Project: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake, Woodland, California (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

    Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily Project: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake Woodland, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New home Type: Multifamily, affordable Partners: Developer: Mutual Housing California, mutualhousing.com Builder: Sunseri Construction, sunsericonstruction.com Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, arbi.davisenergy.com Size: 709 ft 2 -1,515 ft 2 Date Completed: 2015 Climate Zone: Hot-dry PERFORMANCE DATA 2013 Title-24 Compliance Margin: 17%-23% Percentage

  12. Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hendron, R.

    2006-05-01

    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.

  13. Strategy Guideline. Partnering for High Performance Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Prahl, Duncan

    2013-01-01

    High performance houses require a high degree of coordination and have significant interdependencies between various systems in order to perform properly, meet customer expectations, and minimize risks for the builder. Responsibility for the key performance attributes is shared across the project team and can be well coordinated through advanced partnering strategies. For high performance homes, traditional partnerships need to be matured to the next level and be expanded to all members of the project team including trades, suppliers, manufacturers, HERS raters, designers, architects, and building officials as appropriate. This guide is intended for use by all parties associated in the design and construction of high performance homes. It serves as a starting point and features initial tools and resources for teams to collaborate to continually improve the energy efficiency and durability of new houses.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the few communities in the United States to integrate passive and active solar with a comprehensive building science strategy. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, have an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the business case for adopting proven

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In this project, Building Science Corporation worked with production home builder K. Hovnanian to conduct testing at a single-family home in Waldorf, Maryland, constructed in accordance with the 2009 International Residential Code. The team used automated fan pressurization and pressure monitoring techniques to conduct a series of 25 tests to measure the garage and house air leakage and pressure relationships and the garage-to-house air leakage.

  16. Tax Deduction Qualified Software DesignBuilder version 3.0.0.105

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On this page you'll find information about the DesignBuilder version 3.0.0.105 qualified computer software (www.buildings.energy.gov/qualified_software.html), which calculates energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements for commercial buildings.

  17. Improving Water Management: Applying ModelBuilder to site water impoundments using AEM survey data

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sams, J.I.; Lipinski, B.A.; Harbert, W.P.; Ackman, T.E.

    2007-01-01

    ArcGIS ModelBuilder was used to create a GIS-based decision support model that incorporated digital elevation data and electromagnetic geophysical results gathered by helicopter to screen potential sites for water disposal impoundments produced from coal bed natural gas.

  18. DOE Challenge Home Gaining Recognition as a Leader Webinar (Text Version) |

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

    Department of Energy DOE Challenge Home Gaining Recognition as a Leader Webinar (Text Version) DOE Challenge Home Gaining Recognition as a Leader Webinar (Text Version) Below is a text version of the webinar titled "Gaining Recognition as a Leader," originally presented in May 2013. In addition to this text version of the audio, you can access a recording of the webinar. Sam Rashkin: Slide 1: This is about the DOE Challenge Home as a way for builders to be recognized a leader.

  19. Best Practices Case Study: David Weekley Homes - Eagle Springs and Waterhaven, Houston, TX

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2011-04-01

    Case study describing David Weekley Homes, Houston Division, has qualified more than 1,240 homes for the DOE Builders Challenge. Advanced framed 2x6 walls with open headers and two-stud corners allow more room for R-20 damp sprayed cellulose wall cavity insulation that is covered with R-5 rigid XPS foam. A radiant barrier cuts heat gain in the R-38 insulated vented attics. Draft stopping at fireplace and duct chases and behind tubs, gluing sheetrock to framing, and extensive caulking make for air-tight homes at 3.0 ACH50.

  20. Nexus EnergyHomes, Frederick, Maryland (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-02-01

    With this new home - which achieved the highest rating possible under the National Green Building Standard - Nexus EnergyHomes demonstrated that green and affordable can go hand in hand. The mixed-humid climate builder, along with the U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Partnership for Home Innovation, embraced the challenge to create a new duplex home in downtown Frederick, Maryland, that successfully combines affordability with state-of-the-art efficiency and indoor environmental quality. To limit costs, the builder designed a simple rectangular shape and kept interesting architectural features such as porches outside the building's structure. This strategy avoided the common pitfall of creating potential air leakage where architectural features are connected to the structure before the building is sealed against air infiltration. To speed construction and limit costs, the company chose factory-assembled components such as structural insulated panel walls and floor and roof trusses. Factory-built elements were key in achieving continuous insulation around the entire structure. Open-cell spray foam at the rim joist and attic roofline completed the insulation package, and kept the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system in conditioned space.