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Building America Case Study: Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies...  

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

NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership, environment.umn.edu formsprojectview.php?id273 Building Components: Building envelope, roofattic air seal, and insulation...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Cocoon, cocoon-solutions.com Urban Homeworks, urbanhomeworks.org BASF, basf.us American Environmental, LLC NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Building Component:...

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Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results  

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

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

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Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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

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

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Building America Update - June 7, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal Research Facility (Fact Sheet)  

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

This case study describes the research conducted at the University of Minnesotaís Cloquet Residential Research Facility (CRRF) in northern Minnesota, which features more than 2,500 ft2 of below-grade space for building systems foundation hygrothermal research. Here, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team researches ways to improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope, including wall assemblies, basements, roofs, insulation, and air leakage.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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

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Building America Expert Meeting: Windows Options for New and Existing Homes  

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

The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Featured speakers included John Carmody and Pat Huelman of the University of Minnesota, Charlie Curcija of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jim Larson of Cardinal Glass Industries, Peter Yost of Building Green, Peter Baker of Building Science Corporation, and Theresa Weston of Du Pont Innovations. Audience participation was actively encouraged during each presentation to uncover need and promote dialog among researchers and industry professionals.

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Building America System Research  

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

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

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Building America Building Science Education Roadmap | Department...  

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

Building Science Education Roadmap Building America Building Science Education Roadmap This roadmap outlines steps that U.S. Department of Energy Building America program must take...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building  

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

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Building America Building Science Education Roadmap  

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

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

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What is Building America?  

SciTech Connect

DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient.

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

(DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, and Sam Rashkin, Chief...

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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

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House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark)- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored House Simulation Protocols, which have helped ensure consistent and accurate energy-efficiency assessments for tens of thousands of new and retrofit homes supported by the Building America program.

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Building America Update- January 2013  

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

Building America Update is the monthly online newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program. This page links to a pdf of the January 2013 newsletter.

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Building America Update- December 2013  

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

Building America Update is the monthly online newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program. This page links to a pdf of the December 2013 newsletter.

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Building America 2013 Top Innovations  

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

This page provides a listing of and links to 2013 Top Innovations coming out of the Building America program.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates  

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

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Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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

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

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Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA)  

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

This article profiles the Building America teams, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA).

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1 1/2-Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota  

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

In this project, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team studied the effectiveness of the External Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) as a solution for improving airtightness in a roof-only application (versus the whole-house application used in deep energy retrofits). An independent contractor provided airtightness data from two 1Ĺ-story homes that used the roof-only ETMMS process. The team analyzed and compared these data to ancillary data from market-rate utility and weatherization programs for more than 250 roof-only, interior-applied energy retrofits on 1Ĺ-story homes.

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Building America FY14 Projects by Building Type  

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

This table lists U.S. Department of Energy Building America FY14 research projects by building type.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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

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

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Building America Update Newsletter | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts Building America Newsletter iStock000025060855Small115.jpg Events Building...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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

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Transcript for Building America Video | Department of Energy  

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

Transcript for Building America Video Transcript for Building America Video Transcript of a video about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Energy Retrofits More Documents & Publications Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014: Building America Expert Meeting:...

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

window replacement Opportunity · Low-E Storm Windows offer affordable way to insulate and air seal.63 0.25 ­ 0.30 0.56 0.48 Air leakage (cfm/ft2) 1 ­ 4 0.1 ­ 0.3 0.3 0.1 - 0.3 #12;6 | Building America

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Solution Center  

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

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Ė Building Americaís Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes the concept for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Americaís Top Innovations.

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Vapor Retarder Classification- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes research in vapor retarders. Since 2006 the IRC has permitted Class III vapor retarders like latex paint (see list above) in all climate zones under certain conditions thanks to research by Building America teams.

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Basement Insulation Systems- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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

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Building America Update- February 12, 2015  

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

This February 2015 issue of the monthly newsletter, Building America Update, provides the latest information about news, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable...

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Building America Retrofit Participation Requirements and Release  

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

This form is for Building America team members and homeowners to complete verifying health and safety requirements have been met.

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Building America Update Ė April 9, 2014  

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

The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

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Building America Update Ė May 9, 2014  

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

The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

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Building America Top Innovations | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

research team experts prove advanced technologies and practices in building envelope, HVAC components, ventilation, and health and safety. Building America field projects with...

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Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research which has supported acceptance of unvented crawlspaces in the IRC.

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

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

EEBA Builder's Guides - Building America Top Innovation Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Buildings Home About Emerging Technologies...

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Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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

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Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building America Events | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

America Building America Events Building America Events January 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20...

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Building America Update - July 9, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Meetings | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building America Update - May 9, 2013  

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

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

EEBA Builder's Guides - Building America Top Innovation Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Weatherization & Intergovernmental Programs Office...

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building...

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

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

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

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Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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Building America Research Planning Meeting: November 2010  

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

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Planning meeting in November 2010, held in Washington, D.C.

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...  

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

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

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Building America Update Newsletter | Department of Energy  

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

U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, which helps to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Each...

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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department of  

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

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

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Building America Update - April 5, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010  

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

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado.

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Unvented, Conditioned Attics- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research showing an unvented attic insulated along the roof line provides better energy performance than a vented attic when HVAC ducts are located in the attic and there are numerous penetrations through the ceiling deck.

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Building America Update - September 10, 2013  

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

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation This drawing shows simple...

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Building America Update - December 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

2 Building America Update - December 2012 Here you can link to the December 2012 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Registration open for 2013...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

(Fact Sheet) Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Building America Expert Meeting:...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Grupe,...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series...

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

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

CARB) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Team (CARB) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Dianne Griffiths, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Building America research projects...

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Building America Team (NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

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

NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Team (NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Vladimir Kochkin, Home Innovation Research Labs Building America research projects...

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Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

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

IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Duncan Prahl, IBACOS, Inc. Building America research projects develop and...

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Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations...  

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

Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations - 2014 BTO Peer Review Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations - 2014 BTO Peer...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Next Generation Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation Next Generation Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows advanced framing on a rim...

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

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

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

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Building America Update - March 11, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building America Case Study: Excavationless Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Building science research supports installing exterior (soil side) foundation insulation as the optimal method to enhance the hygrothermal performance of new homes. With exterior foundation insulation, water management strategies are maximized while insulating the basement space and ensuring a more even temperature at the foundation wall. However, such an approach can be very costly and disruptive when applied to an existing home, requiring deep excavation around the entire house. The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team implemented an innovative, minimally invasive foundation insulation upgrade technique on an existing home. The approach consisted of using hydrovac excavation technology combined with a liquid insulating foam. The team was able to excavate a continuous 4" wide by 4' to 5' deep trench around the entire house, 128 linear feet, except for one small part under the stoop that was obstructed with concrete debris. The combination pressure washer and vacuum extraction technology also enabled the elimination of large trenches and soil stockpiles normally produced by backhoe excavation. The resulting trench was filled with liquid insulating foam, which also served as a water-control layer of the assembly. The insulation was brought above grade using a liquid foam/rigid foam hybrid system and terminated at the top of the rim joist. Cost savings over the traditional excavation process ranged from 23% to 50%. The excavationless process could result in even greater savings since replacement of building structures, exterior features, utility meters, and landscaping would be minimal or non-existent in an excavationless process.

NorthernSTAR

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Building America Case Study: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC...  

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

information, see the Building America report, Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Buildings,...

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Building America Update - August 9, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Expert Meeting: Simplified Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

I: Heating and Cooling with Mini-Splits in the Northeast Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps...

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Buried and Encapsulated Ducts- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Top Innovation profile highlights Building America research into insulating ductwork that is in unconditioned attics.

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Furnace Blower Performance Improvements- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research into improving efficiency of furnace fan blowers.

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Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building America Overview- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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

Presenter: Eric Werling, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building America activities. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing efforts and improves future designs.

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Building America Update - November 4, 2013  

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

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

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Building America Update - December 7, 2012  

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

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

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures...  

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

used to improve energy performance of building envelopes while dealing with issues like ice damming during exterior "overcoat" insulation retrofits? How can deep energy retrofits...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Foundation Heat Exchanger, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

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Building America Update - January 4, 2013  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Market Partnerships  

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

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

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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

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

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

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Building America 2014 House Simulation Protocols  

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

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

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Building America Standing Technical Committee- Water Heating  

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

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

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team | Department...  

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

Research Projects by Research Team Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team This table shows the U.S. Department of Energy Building America FY14 research projects...

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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

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

This presentation outlines the goals of the Building America program's Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee, as presented at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on February 29, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

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Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems January 21, 2015 3:00PM to 4:30PM EST This...

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

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

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

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Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems January 21, 2015 11:00AM to 12:30PM MST...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Ordinance. Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 - Boulder, Colorado More Documents & Publications Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit...

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Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis  

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

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

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Building America Update - June 2013 | Department of Energy  

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

the Building America Update, which features articles on: Articles from Green Building Advisor magazine; "What's Wrong With This Picture?" for crawlspace, insulation, and window...

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

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

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

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

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

Management of High-R Walls Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Management of High-R Walls This project by building Science Corporation...

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Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides- Building America Top Innovation  

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

Building America team Building Science Corporation guides contractors through several options for repairing or replacing old windows to improve air sealing and thermal performance.

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

& Publications Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Quadrant Homes, Kent, Washington Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Quadrant Homes, Kent, Washington Case study of Quadrant Homes, who worked with Building...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Tindall Homes, Columbus, New Jersey Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tindall Homes, Columbus, New Jersey Case study of Tindall Homes who worked with Building...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Schneider Homes, Burien, Washington Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Schneider Homes, Burien, Washington Case study of Schneider Homes who worked with Building...

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Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Building America Update - October 5, 2012  

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Building America Solution Center  

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Building America Solution Center  

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

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

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Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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

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Subscribe to Building America Updates | Department of Energy  

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

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

138

Building America Update - December 9, 2013  

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

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

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2013 Building America Research Planning Meeting Summary  

SciTech Connect

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

Metzger, C. E.; Hunt, S.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Laboratories Supporting Building America | Department of Energy  

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

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

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141

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

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

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

142

Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

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

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143

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

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

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

144

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

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

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

145

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance...  

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

baclimateguide71.pdf More Documents & Publications Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series -...

146

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

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

This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with remodelers and retrofit projects to improve energy efficiency and deliver research results from the Building America program to remodelers.

147

Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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

148

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

149

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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...

150

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

151

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field...

152

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

153

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Improving the Field...

154

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011  

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

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Technical Update meeting in August 2011, held in Denver, Colorado.

155

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011  

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

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Stakeholders meeting in March 2011, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

156

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

157

Next Generation Advanced Framing- Building America Top Innovation  

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

Building America researchers garnered a Top Innovation award for research into simple, cost-effective ways to implement advanced framing techniques.

158

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) In this case study,...

159

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

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

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

160

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

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

of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington This case study lists project...

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161

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

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

New Homes: Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with...

162

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1 12-Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Project...

163

Building America Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero...  

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

Whole-House Solutions for New Homes Building America Case Study New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center Denver, Colorado GENERAL INFORMATION Builder: New Town Builders of...

164

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

165

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

166

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

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

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

167

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

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

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

168

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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...

169

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

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

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

170

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

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

and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation photo of worker blowing insulation on ducts in an attic. Ductwork installed in unconditioned attics can significantly...

171

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Capillary Break Beneath a Slab: Polyethylene Sheeting over Aggregate, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:...

172

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

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

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

173

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

174

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

175

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

176

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

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

Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal Research Facility (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal...

177

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

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

Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a window air conditioning unit in place in a window frame. Window air conditioners are inexpensive,...

178

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

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

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

179

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

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

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

180

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

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

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

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181

Valuing Green in the Appraisal Process- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This 2014 Top Innovation describes Building America work to pave the way for a Green and Energy Effiiciency Addendum for real estate appraisers.

182

Building America Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home...  

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

Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting Building America Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting This research report...

183

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Nelson Construction, Farmington, Connecticut Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nelson Construction, Farmington, Connecticut Case study of Nelson Construction,...

184

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nelson Construction, Farmington, Connecticut...

185

Building America Update - October 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

features articles on: Industry publications highlighting Building America research on HVAC systems DOE Challenge Home webinars New publications buildingamericaupdateoct2012.pd...

186

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011  

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

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Research Planning meeting in October 2011, held in Washington, D.C.

187

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

188

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations...

189

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

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

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

190

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

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

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

191

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

192

Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems  

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

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

193

Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on Alliance for Residential...  

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

explore specific technology areas that can radically improve home performance. BARA communication projects include Building America outreach products and activities (see...

194

Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements  

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

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

195

Building America Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

BUILDING AMERICA CASE STUDY: TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR NEW AND EXISTING HOMES Garage Mechanical Room Mechanical rooms are located in the rear-facing garage and house the furnace...

196

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

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

Imery Group, Proud Green Home, Serenbe GA Building America Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Imery Group, Proud Green Home, Serenbe GA Case study describing the first...

197

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

198

Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques...  

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

air leaks in homes, while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding indoor air pollution. baairsealingreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Building America...

199

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

200

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

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201

Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior Insulation Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior...

202

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

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

Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) Success Story: Maryland Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California...

203

Building America Webinar: Introduction- Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

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

This presentation provides the introduction for the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits, presented on June 25, 2014.

204

Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned  

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

This presentation by Alea German is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

205

Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida  

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

This presentation by Danny Parker is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

206

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

207

Building America Case Study: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

The buildings become under- and over- heated, which causes tenant discomfort and higher energy use intensity. In this project, the U.S. Department of Energy Building America team...

208

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

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

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

209

Building America Case Study: Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1-1/2 Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

In this second study on solutions to ice dams in 1-1/2 story homes, five test homes located in both cold and very cold climates were analyzed for air leakage reduction rates following modifications by independent contractors on owner-occupied homes. The reason for choosing this house type was they are very common in our area and very difficult to air seal and insulate effectively. Two projects followed a roof-only Exterior Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) process. One project used an interior-only approach to roof air sealing and insulation. The remaining two projects used a deep energy retrofit approach for whole house (foundation wall, above grade wall, roof) air leakage and heat loss reduction. All were asked to provide information regarding project goals, process, and pre and post-blower door test results. Additional air leakage reduction data was provided by several NorthernSTAR Building America industry partners for interior-applied, roof-only modifications on 1-1/2 story homes. The data represents homes in the general market as well as homes that were part of the state of Minnesota weatherization program. A goal was to compare exterior air sealing methods with interior approaches. This pool of data enabled us to compare air tightness data from over 220 homes using similar air seal methods.

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210

Building America Update - November 9, 2012  

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

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

211

Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting | Department of Energy  

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

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

212

Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

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

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

213

Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on simple whole-house ventilation systems that cost less than $350 to install and meet code requirements.

214

Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program...  

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

& Publications Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes...

215

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Building America Technology...

216

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

TX More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Building America Whole-House...

217

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)  

SciTech Connect

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

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

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218

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

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

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

219

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

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

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

220

Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems  

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

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Air-to-Water Heat Pumps with Radiant Delivery in Low Load Homes (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air-to-Water Heat Pumps with Radiant...

222

Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices- Building America Top Innovation  

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

Field and lab studies by Building America teams BSC, PHI, and Northern STAR characterize the thermal, air, and vapor resistance properties of rigid foam insulation and describe best practices for their use on walls, roofs, and foundations.

223

Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

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leaders who represent the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. Image of the front of a house. Building America's Best Practices guides and case...

224

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

225

Ducts in Conditioned Space - Building America Top Innovation...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

moving ductwork into conditioned space in the hot-dry climate zone saved 8% to 15% on air-conditioning costs for homeowners. For this Top Innovation profile, Building America...

226

HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This 2014 Top Innovation describes Building America research that resulted in the development of an ASHRAE standard and standardized testing method for testing the air leakage of HVAC air handlers and furnace cabinets.

227

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

SciTech Connect

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

Engebrecht, C.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App...  

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

resource that combines all of the research conducted by the Building America program and content from the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program into an easy-to-use tool for builders,...

229

Attic Air Sealing Guide- Building America Top Innovation  

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

The Building America-sponsored Guide to Attic Air Sealing provides much needed instruction essential to achieving effective energy savings while avoiding pitfalls that can lead to combustion safety and indoor air quality issues.

230

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California...

231

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

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

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

232

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

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

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

233

Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research that is improving domestic hot water modeling capabilities to more effectively address one of the largest energy uses in residential buildings.

234

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

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

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

235

Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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

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

236

Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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

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

237

Building America Team (BA-PIRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

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

America Team (BA-PIRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Eric Martin, Florida Solar Energy Center Building America research projects develop and demonstrate market-ready...

238

3 Innovations That Are Transforming Americaís Home Building Industry  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Departmentís Building America program provides practical guidance and research to assist housing professionals transform our nationís housing stock into energy-efficient, state-of-the-art models for businesses and homeowners. Applying building-science solutions will improve energy performance and quality of new and existing homes.

239

ASHRAE Standard 62.2. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low- Rise Residential Buildings- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This 2014 Top Innovation describes Building America research and support in developing and gaining adoption of ASHRAE 62.2.

240

Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

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

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

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241

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

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

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

242

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

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

water intrusion, capillary action from concrete to wood connections, and through wetted building materials such as siding from rain splash back. Results of WUFI modeling and...

243

Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Key results were: * Greater understanding of the role of moisture transport through foundation and insulation materials and its potential impact on building durability * Greater...

244

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Kohta Ueno, Building Science Corporation. Kohta will discuss BSC's research on ductless heat pumps versus mini-splits being used in high performance (high R value enclosurelow...

245

Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), and reviewed findings from a feasibility...

246

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

247

Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank On  

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

On October 12, 2011, Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation conducted an Expert Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles for Energy Efficiency Upgrades. The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including researchers, experienced installation contractors, and innovative energy business leaders, in order to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the energy efficiency upgrade industry to increase market uptake of Home Energy Upgrades (HEUs) through innovative offerings, such as performance guarantees.

248

Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014:  

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

This presentation is delivered at the webinar, High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes, on May 21, 2014, and provides information about the strategies for exterior insulation without removing old cladding.

249

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

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

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

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

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

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

251

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, which contains performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 energy retrofit measures. To date, it is used in four prominent DOE software packages to help optimize energy-efficiency recommendations.

252

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

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

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

253

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

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

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

254

High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America support of Habitat for Humanity including researchers who wrote Habitat construction guides and teams that have worked with affiliates on numerous field projects.

255

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHome...  

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

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick, Maryland Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick,...

256

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes - Building America Top Innovation Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a zero-energy,...

257

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

258

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th...  

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

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and Walnut: A Philly Gut Rehab Development Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: 56th and...

259

Thermal Bypass Air Barriers in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research supporting Thermal Bypass Air Barrier requirements. Since these were adopted in the 2009 IECC, close to one million homes have been mandated to include this vitally important energy efficiency measure.

260

Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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

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261

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

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

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

262

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

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

This presentation is part of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar held on November 18, 2014.

263

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

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

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

264

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

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

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

265

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

266

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit  

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

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

267

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

Shaw Construction, Aspen, Colorado Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Shaw Construction, Aspen, Colorado Case study of Shaw Construction who worked with Building...

268

Building America Expert Meeting: Code Challenges with Multifamily Area Separation Walls  

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

This Building America Expert Meeting was conducted by the IBACOS team on Sept. 29, 2014, and focused on air sealing of area separation wall assemblies in multifamily buildings.

269

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico  

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

Case study of Artistic Homes who worked with Building America research partners Building Science Corporation and BIRA to design homes that achieve HERS

270

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

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

This research effort by the Building America team, Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, evaluated four different strategies for provide make-up air to multifamily residential buildings, which included several weeks of building pressure monitoring.

271

Moisture and Ventilation Solutions in Hot, Humid Climates: Florida Manufactured Housing- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes work by Building America researchers who visited 24 manufactured home factories between 1996 and 2003 to investigate moisture problems while improving energy efficiency and identified insufficient air sealing and poor HVAC installation as the biggest culprits. One manufacturer reported zero moisture-related issues in 35,000 homes built after implementing Building America recommendations.

272

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety  

SciTech Connect

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

Brand, L.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety  

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

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

275

Building America Standing Technical Committee - Water Heating  

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

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

276

Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

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

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

277

Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America  

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

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

278

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

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

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

279

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

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

Presenter: Lieko Earle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The goal of this project is for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide extensive, hands-on technical support to Building America teams in the areas of experiment design, provision of research-grade measurement hardware, energy modeling, and analysis. Building Americaís field testsóregularly conducted by both Building America teams and national laboratoriesódemonstrate the programís best house system innovations. The tests enable cost-effective evaluation of real-world performance and help ensure that all Building America field tests result in high-impact findings that push builders and homeowners to higher levels of savings.

280

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ¬Ö Building America¬źs Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

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

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

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281

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

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

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

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

283

High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY- Building America Top Innovation  

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

284

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

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

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

285

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance...  

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

Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut...

286

Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

These presentations offer information about current Building America program goals and activities, as outlined in the Stakeholder meeting on February 29-March 2, 2012.

287

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

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

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

288

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Rural Developmen...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

triple-pane windows, solar water heating, and PV. Rural Development Inc.: Wisdom Way Solar Village - Greenfield, MA More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House...

289

Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

These presentations offer information about current Building America program goals and activities, as outlined in the Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013.

290

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

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

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

291

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

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

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

292

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

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

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

293

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: John Wesley...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

John Wesley Miller, Tucson, Arizona Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: John Wesley Miller, Tucson, Arizona Case study of John Wesley Miller Companies, who worked...

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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

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

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: David Weekely Homes, Houston, Texas  

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

Case study of David Weekley Homes, who worked with Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design HERS-59 homes with advanced framed walls, airtight drywall, and rigid foam wall sheathing.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois  

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

In this project, the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) installed and monitored an ALM aftermarket controller, the M2G from Greffen Systems, at two Chicago area multifamily buildings with existing OTR control.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Imagine Homes, San Antonio, Texas  

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

Case study of Imagine Homes, who worked with the Building America research partner IBACOS to build HERS-52 homes with spray foam-insulated attics and central fan-integrated supply ventilation.

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

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

This report describes the climate zone designations used by the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program, and is intended to help builders to identify the appropriate climate designation for the counties in which they are building.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: CDC Realty Inc., Tucson, Arizona  

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

Case study of CDC Realty Inc. who worked with Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design HERS-54 homes with ducts in insulated attics, solar water heating, tight air sealing, and rigid foam exterior sheathing.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Urbane Homes, Louisville, Kentucky  

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

Case study of Urbane Homes who worked with Building America research partner NAHBRC to build HERS-57 homes with rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed walls, high-efficiency heat pumps, and ducts in conditioned space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research showing how some energy-efficiency measure cost increases can balance again measures that reduce up-front costs: Advanced framing cuts lumber costs, right sizing can mean downsizing the HVAC, moving HVAC into conditioned space cuts installation costs, designing on a 2-foot grid reduces materials waste, etc.

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Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Pulte Homes of Tucsonís work with Building America to apply a suite of energy-efficiency measures integrated with passive solar design and solar water heating that reduced energy use more than 50% for a community of more than 1,000 homes.

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

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

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High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America solar home research that has demonstrated the ability to reduce peak demand by 75%. Numerous field studies have monitored power production and system effectiveness.

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Zero Net Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This case study describes Building America efforts to understand how to improve air sealing in townhouse and multifamily construction.

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

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

This Building America Best Practices guide outlines ways to achieve 40% energy savings in the U.S. marine climate.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Affordable Cold Climate Infill Housing with Hybrid Insulation Approach  

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

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

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

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

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana  

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

Case study of Green Coast Enterprises, who worked with Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to build moisture- and flood-resistant HERS- 65 affordable homes on pier foundations, with borate pressure-treated lumber, wind-resistant OSB sheathing, hurricane strapping, roofing membrane, and closed-cell spray foam in attic, walls, and under floor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1óCalculating Loads  

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

During this webinar, Building America Research Team IBACOS highlighted the key criteria required to create accurate heating and cooling load calculations. Current industry rules of thumb, perceptions and barriers to right-sizing HVAC were also discussed.

328

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Quadrant Homes, Kent, Washington  

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

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

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

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

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

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware  

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

Case study of Insight Homes, who worked with the Building America research partner IBACOS to design HERS-49 homes with high-efficiency HVAC, ducts in insulated crawl spaces, raised heel trusses, dehumidifiers, and central manifold plumbing.

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California Energy Standards Recognize the Importance of Filter Selection- Building America Top Innovation  

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

This 2014 Top Innovation describes Building America research on HVAC air filter sizing that prompted a change in the California Title 24 Energy Code to encourage the use of higher MERV filters without degrading HVAC performance.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: New Traditions, Vancouver, Washington  

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

Case study of New Tradition Homes who worked with Building America partner WSU Energy Extension to design HERS-65 homes with ducts in conditioned space, site grading and drain piping, and high-efficiency HVAC.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Grupe, Rocklin, California  

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

Case Study of Grupe who worked with Building America research partner Davis Energy Group to design HERS-54 homes that included PV roof tiles, SmartVent night ventilation cooling; and FreshVent continuous ventilation.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Duct Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant  

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

In this project, the Raleigh Housing Authority worked with Building America team, the Advanced Residential Integrated Solutions Collaborative to determine the most cost-effective ways to reduce duct leakage in its low-rise housing units.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tom Walsh & Co., Portland, Oregon  

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

Case study of Tom Walsh & Co., who worked with Building America research partner BIRA to design HERS 59 homes with ducts in conditioned space in dropped ceiling soffits, extensive air sealing, and extensve site water management.

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Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages ó What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?  

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

This webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have examined methods to consistently meet high levels of energy performance in existing homes, with a focus on retrofit packages that can be replicated across many homes.

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Building America Research Teams: BSC and CARBó20 Years of Advancing High Performance Homes  

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

In this article, we continue our series of profiles on the Building America research teamsómultidisciplinary industry partnerships who work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.

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

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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...

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

America team 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...

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Building America Expert Meeting: Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System  

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

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

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AN OVERVIEW OF BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (BAIHP) ACTIVITIES IN HOT-HUMID CLIMATES  

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assistance resulting in the construction of extremely energy efficient homes. One BA research team is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). This team, called the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) is staffed by FSEC... assistance resulting in the construction of extremely energy efficient homes. One BA research team is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). This team, called the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) is staffed by FSEC...

Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Colon, C.; Fonorow, K.; Stroer, D.; Martin, E.; McIlvaine, J.; Chasar, D.; Moyer, N.; Thomas-Rees, S.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.; Gil, C.

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

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

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

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

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the bedrooms.The relative ability of this system was considered with respect to relevant Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE standards for house temperature...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

America's Homebuilding Industry." Or, visit the 2013 Top Innovations website. DOE Challenge Home Launches Tech Trainings for Zero Energy-Ready Homes Start the year right...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performanc...  

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

Building HVAC Systems Energy Savings Potential and RD&D Opportunities for Commercial Building HVAC Guidelines on Airflow and Refrigerant Charge Verification and Diagnostics...

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Windows Options for New...  

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

Charlie Curcija of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jim Larson of Cardinal Glass Industries, Peter Yost of Building Green, Peter Baker of Building Science Corporation,...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ¬Ö EEBA Builder¬źs Guides  

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

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

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

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

This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing industry.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tindall Homes, Columbus, New Jersey  

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

Case study of Tindall Homes who worked with Building America research team IBACOS to build 20 HERS-58 homes with R-49 mixed attic insulation, poly-iso foam in advanced framed walls, precast concrete basement walls with rigid foam, tight airsealing, and HRVs

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nelson Construction, Farmington, Connecticut  

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

Case study of Nelson Construction, who worked with the Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design ten HERS 53 homes with ICF foundations, foam-sheathed above-grade walls, and high-effciency furnaces with fresh air intake and jump ducts.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida  

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

Case study of Tommy Williams Homes who 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.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Shaw Construction, Aspen, Colorado  

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

Case study of Shaw Construction who worked with Building America research partner Building Science Corporation to design affordable HERS-54 townhouses with central solar radiator space heating, PV, R-28 closed-cell spray foam under slab and R-26 in advanced framed walls, and rigid polyiso on inside of basement walls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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Building America Case Study: Evaluating Through-Wall Air Transfer...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

the performance of market-available through-wall air transfer fans with respect to Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual RS and ASHRAE Standard 55-2010...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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361

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ¬Ö Basement Insulation Systems  

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

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

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

insulation. Retrofit strategies are a key factor in reducing exterior building stock consumption. casestudymoisturevaporpermeable.pdf More Documents & Publications Vapor...

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

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

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

364

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

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

This presentation is included in the July 16, 2014, Building America webinar, and provides information about best practices, costs, and savings associated with optimizing steam and hydronic systems through increased main line air venting, replacing radiator vents, improving circulation pump efficiency, and upgrading boiler control systems.

365

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

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

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

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Heating and Cooling with Mini-Splits in the Northeast  

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

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

367

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

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

are receiving phased energy-saving retrofits in Florida. View the presentation. Alea German, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, described results from three case...

368

Quality Management System Guidelines - Building America Top Innovation...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

guid-quality-mgnt.png The whole-building approach of constructing high performance homes requires a high degree of coordination and interdependencies between designers,...

369

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

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

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

370

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

371

Building America Update - December 11, 2014 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

energy retrofits on 1 -story homes. Long-Term Monitoring of Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps in the Northeast Transformations, Inc. has extensive experience building their...

372

Advanced Technologies and Practices- Building America Top Innovations  

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

Top Innovations in this category encompass research in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope, HVAC components, ventilation, and health and safety issues.

373

Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation  

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

This expert meeting was conducted by Building Science Corporation on July 28, 2012 and focused on issues surrounding cladding attachment and performance of walls with exterior insulating sheathing.

374

Building America Case Study: Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronical...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

and nighttime setback. In one building, the new controller included a feature to reduce heat when included apartment temperatures exceeded a set point. This Web-enabled system...

375

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. In this case study , Partnership...

376

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

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

assess the performance of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of...

377

Building America Case Study: Lancaster County Career and Technology...  

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

students are involved in building real houses that incorporate state-of-the-art energy efficiency and green technologies. With two homes already completed, the Green Home...

378

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

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

of insulation to the exterior of buildings to increase the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls and mass masonry wall assemblies. casestudycladdingattachment.pdf More...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet) The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) team conducted a deep retrofit project...

380

Building America Webinar: Sealing of Home Enclosures with Aerosol Particles  

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

This webinar was presented by research team Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA), and provided information about a project that uses existing aerosol duct sealing technology to seal the entire building enclosure in order to achieve greater airtightness and energy and cost savings.

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381

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

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

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

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

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

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

383

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

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

Three production home buildersóK. Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.ópartnered 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.

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

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

Buildings (CARB) team monitored the operation of two Lennox AC systems coupled with a Honeywell DH150 TrueDRY WHD for a six-month period. casestudywholehousedehumidifier.pdf...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies February 12, 2015 3:00PM to 4:30PM EST This free webinar will focus on on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high...

386

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

387

Building America Case Study: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

negative pressure with respect to the garage because of natural forces or the use of mechanical exhaust ventilation in the living space. This project builds on previous work by...

388

America Competes to Build the Best Energy App | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

incubator 1776 and brought in 108 people building apps in 12 teams. The winner used Green Button data and mapped home energy use onto the Zillow.com real estate database as a...

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

Energy Savers (EERE)

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

390

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Schneider Homes, Burien, Washington  

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

Case study of Schneider Homes who worked with Building America research partner WSU Extension Energy Office to design HERS 65 homes with high-efficiency furnaces in an air- sealed garage closet with ducts in conditioned space, 80% CFL lighting, ENERGY STAR appliances, air-tight drywall, and air sealing of attic hatches.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: S & A Homes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

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

Case study of S&A Homes who worked with Building America research partner 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.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Rural Development, Inc., Greenfield, Massachusetts  

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

Case study of Rural Development Inc. who worked with Building America research partner CARB to design affordable HERS-8 homes (60 w/o PV), with double-stud walls heavy insulation, low-load sealed-combustion gas space heaters, triple-pane windows, solar water heating, and PV.

393

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

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

Top Innovations in this category include profiles of Building America field research projects with production builders who have used a whole-house approach to achieve exceptional energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. These examples demonstrate that constructing high-performance homes make economic senseófor the builder, the consumer, the real estate professional, and the environment.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Devoted Builders, LLC, Pasco, Washington  

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

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.

395

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

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

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting held on March 29, 2011 by IBACOS to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pine Mountain Builders, Pine Mountain, Georgia  

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

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.

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

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

This presentation, Cladding Attachment Over Thick Rigid Exterior Insulation, was delivered at the Building America webinar on August 13, 2014.

398

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

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

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

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

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

additional heat loss and gain of ducts additional heat loss and gain of ducts in unconditioned, vented attics increases energy use for heating and cooling 10%. Additionally, duct air leakage has been measured to commonly exceed 20% of conditioned air flow, which results in a significant energy loss when ducts are in unconditioned space. In addition to influencing builders across the country to adopt unvented, conditioned attics, Building America research has helped influence code acceptance of this innovation since 2006. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Unvented, Conditioned Attics The preference for a large segment of the U.S. housing industry has been to locate HVAC systems in unconditioned attics, but this is highly inefficient.

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

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

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

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401

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile ¬Ö Vapor Retarder Classification  

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

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

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

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

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program  

SciTech Connect

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

Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

Building America Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report Austin, Texas: February 29-March 2, 2012 May 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply

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

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4687 4687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-44687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson Prepared under Task No. BET88001 The addition of Appendix D is the only revision to the January 2009

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

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

require walls that cost-effectively require walls that cost-effectively control both thermal and moisture flow. Building America research results have provided proven high-R wall options for builders across the country. Building America's research teams have conducted modeling analysis as well as field studies of several different wall assemblies to identify effective "whole- wall" R-values that take into account thermal bridging of framing members. Researchers have also investigated critical moisture potential and durability issues since high-R walls have much less drying potential. Between 2008 and 2012, CARB conducted several evaluations of wall types (see for example Aldrich et al. 2010). In one study, CARB performed THERM and WUFI analysis on three typical cold climate wall assemblies modeled at ASHRAE

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

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

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

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

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

This report describes an expert meeting hosted by the Building America research team NAHB Research Center, which was held on February 8, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. The topic, Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects, was intended to provide direction to more focused efforts to increase the efficiency of existing homes; in this meeting, the focus was specifically for re-roofing and the opportunities for adding energy efficiency upgrades during this major home repair activity.

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

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes DOEís 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. DOEís new program, the DOE Challenge Home, increases the rigor of the guidelines including requiring homes to be Zero Net-Energy Ready.

413

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

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

The Building America research team IBACOS conducted an expert meeting on March 11, 2011, at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on the topic of simplified space conditioning systems in low load homes. This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the interrelationship between advanced thermal enclosures, space conditioning systems, and comfort; and an outside peer review of IBACOSí research plan for the topic.

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Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces  

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

This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide the best installed efficiency for residential gas furnaces, explain how AFUE and field efficiency can differ, and investigate the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace.

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Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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

Presenter: Pam Cole, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This project is developing processes and resources for a Codes and Standards Innovation (CSI) team to assist research partners and industry in overcoming codes and standards barriers to high-performance innovations. The goal of this project is to speed the market adoption of residential high-performance innovations and technologies facing code and standard barriers by utilizing tools and resources developed by CSI and others to address these barriers. The Building America program supports codes and standards by identifying and filling gaps in building science and system knowledge that may limit effective implementation of new and existing standards.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

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

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

417

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

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

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

418

Building America Indoor Temperature and Humidity Measurement Protocol  

SciTech Connect

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

Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Norton, P.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Evluating Through-Wall Air Transfer Fans, Pittburgh, Pennsylvania  

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In this project, Building America team IBACOS performed field testing in a new construction unoccupied test house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to evaluate HVAC distribution systems during heating, cooling, and midseason conditions.

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421

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

424

Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures  

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

This webinar, presented by research team Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), reviewed basic physical characteristics and thermal properties of phase change materials (PCMs) and provided guidance on how to effectively apply PCMs in buildings in the United States.

425

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

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

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

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

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

Case study of Pulte Homes-Las Vegas Division who teamed with Building America team 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.

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

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In a study of three single-story houses in Florida, the Building America research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) investigated the strategy of using buried and/or encapsulated ducts (BED) to reduce duct thermal losses in existing homes.

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Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building  

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

429

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

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

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

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

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

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

431

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

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

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

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

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

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

433

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

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

This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct highly energy-efficient homes, while addressing building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-humid climate can build homes that achieve whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers.

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

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

This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct highly energy-efficient homes, while addressing building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the mixed-humid climate can build homes that achieve whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers.

435

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

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

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

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

437

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

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

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

438

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

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

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

439

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

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

440

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

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

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

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441

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

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

Insulation Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2012 May 2012 * PNNL-20972 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 17. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 17: Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler, Project Manager K. T. Adams, M. G. Hefty, and T. L. Gilbride and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love May 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20972 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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

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

HVAC HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2011 August 2011 * PNNL-20421 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 14. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 14: HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Program Manager: Michael C. Baechler Theresa L. Gilbride, Michael C. Baechler, Marye G. Hefty, and James R. Hand and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love August 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20421 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

443

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

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

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

444

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

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

In this project, researchers from Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings worked with industry partners to develop hydronic system designs that would address barriers and result in higher overall system efficiencies and improved response times.

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

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

This report describes the climate zone designations used by the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program, and is intended to help builders to identify the appropriate climate designation for the counties in which they are building.

446

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

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Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation House graphic...

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

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

The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, conducted a study to identify best practices, costs, and savings associated with balancing steam distribution systems through increased main line air venting, radiator vent replacement, and boiler control system upgrades.

448

Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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

TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

449

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Next Generation Advanced Framing  

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

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

450

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö Next Generation Advanced Framing  

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

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

451

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

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

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

452

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

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

This guide, which is part of a series of Best Practices guides produced by DOEís Building America program, describes ways homeowners can reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort, health, and safety of their homes by upgrading their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

453

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

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

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

454

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

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

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

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

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

456

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

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

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

457

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

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

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

458

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Passive Room-to-Room Air Transfer, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet)  

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

In this project, IBACOS, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, assessed a strategy for providing conditioned air to bedrooms when the bedroom doors are closed and measured potential thermal discomfort that occupants may experience when this strategy is used. Builders can use this information to discuss space conditioning options for low-load houses with their clients to determine acceptable comfort levels for occupants in these cost-optimized, energy-efficient houses.

459

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

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

The topic of this meeting was 'Recommendations For Applying Water Heaters In Combination Space And Domestic Water Heating Systems.' Presentations and discussions centered on the design, performance, and maintenance of these combination systems, with the goal of developing foundational information toward the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic. The meeting was held at the Westford Regency Hotel, in Westford, Massachusetts on 7/31/2011.

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

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

In this project, researchers from Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction worked with the City of Melbourne, Florida, to develop and implement best practices for renovating distressed homes to achieve annual energy savings of 15%-30% and higher

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461

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

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

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

462

Building America Case Study: Duct in Conditioned Space in a Dropped Ceiling or Fur-down, Gainesville, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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Forced air distribution systems (duct systems) typically are installed out of sight for aesthetic reasons, most often in unconditioned areas such as an attic or crawlspace. Any leakage of air to or from the duct system (duct leakage) in unconditioned space not only loses energy, but impacts home and equipment durability and indoor air quality. An obvious solution to this problem is to bring the duct system into the interior of the house, either by sealing the area where the ducts are installed (sealed attic or crawlspace) or by building an interior cavity or chase above the ceiling plane (raised ceiling or fur-up chase) or below the ceiling plane (dropped ceiling or fur-down) for the duct system. This case study examines one Building America builder partner's implementation of an inexpensive, quick and effective method of building a fur-down or dropped ceiling chase.

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Building America Case Study: Ground Source Heat Pump Research, TaC Studios Residence, Atlanta, Georigia (Fact Sheet)  

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As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with TaC Studios, an Atlanta based architecture firm specializing in residential and light commercial design, on the construction of a new test home in Atlanta, GA in the mixed-humid climate. This home serves as a residence and home office for the firm's owners, as well as a demonstration of their design approach to potential and current clients. Southface believes the home demonstrates current best practices for the mixed-humid climate, including a building envelope featuring advanced air sealing details and low density spray foam insulation, glazing that exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements, and a high performance heating and cooling system. Construction quality and execution was a high priority for TaC Studios and was ensured by a third party review process. Post construction testing showed that the project met stated goals for envelope performance, an air infiltration rate of 2.15 ACH50. The homeowner's wished to further validate whole house energy savings through the project's involvement with Building America and this long-term monitoring effort. As a Building America test home, this home was evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and the efficiency and operation of the ground source heat pump and associated systems. Given that the home includes many non-typical end use loads including a home office, pool, landscape water feature, and other luxury features not accounted for in Building America modeling tools, these end uses were separately monitored to determine their impact on overall energy consumption.

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

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

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

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

This webinar was presented on July 16, 2014, and provided information about improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

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

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

This case study examines a Building America builder partnerís implementation of an inexpensive, quick and effective method of building a fur-down or dropped ceiling chase, which brings the duct system into the interior of the house to reduce air leakage and improve durability and indoor air quality

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

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

This case study describes a unique vocational program at Lancaster County Career Technology Center in Mount Joy, PA, where high school students are gaining hands-on construction experience in building high performance homes with help from Building America team, Home Innovation Research Labs. This collaboration resulted in the Green Home 3, the third in a series of high performance homes for Apprentice Green.

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

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

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

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

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

PNNL worked with North Carolina Heritage Buildings and Energy Smart Home Plans to design zero-energy ready homes that score under HERS 60 for less than 2% added cost over code construction.

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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

Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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Building America Case Study: Evaluation of Ventilation Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings, New York, New York (Fact Sheet)  

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In multifamily buildings, particularly in the Northeast, exhaust ventilation strategies are the norm as a means of meeting both local exhaust and whole-unit mechanical ventilation rates. The issue of where the 'fresh' air is coming from is gaining significance as air-tightness standards for enclosures become more stringent, and the 'normal leakage paths through the building envelope' disappear. CARB researchers have found that the majority of high performance, new construction, multifamily housing in the Northeast use one of four general strategies for ventilation: continuous exhaust only with no designated supply or make-up air source, continuous exhaust with ducted make-up air to apartments, continuous exhaust with supply through a make-up air device integral to the unit HVAC, and continuous exhaust with supply through a passive inlet device, such as a trickle vent. Insufficient information is available to designers on how these various systems are best applied. Product performance data are based on laboratory tests, and the assumption is that products will perform similarly in the field. Proper application involves matching expected performance at expected building pressures, but there is no guarantee that those conditions will exist consistently in the finished building. This research effort, which included several weeks of building pressure monitoring, sought to provide field validation of system performance. The performance of four substantially different strategies for providing make-up air to apartments was evaluated.

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

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

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

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

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

In this case study , Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit and Elevate Energy. explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHome...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

indoor environmental quality, achieving the highest rating possible under the National Green Building Standard Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick, Maryland More Documents &...

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

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

and construct highly energy-efficient homes, while addressing building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

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

The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Building America Case Study: Raised Ceiling Interior Duct System, New Smyrna, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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One of BA-PIRC's longtime Habitat for Humanity partners, S.E. Volusia CO (SEVHFH), was interested in building a home to the new Challenge Home standards. SEVHFH routinely builds ENERGY STAR V3.1 homes. The only modification to their design needed to comply with the Challenge Home criteria was the interior duct requirement. Unwilling to incur the added costs of a foam roof deck or wall heights above 8 feet to accommodate a fur-down chase SEVHFH opted to build a fur-up or raised ceiling chase.

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

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

For a 6-month period, the Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings monitored the performance of a heat pump water heater in Windermere, Florida. The study found that the HPWH performed 144% more efficiently than a traditional electric resistance water heater, saving approximately 64% on water heating annually. The monitoring showed that the domestic hot water draw was a primary factor affecting the system's operating efficiency.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes- Frederick, Maryland  

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

This new duplex home successfully combines affordability with state-of-the-art efficiency and indoor environmental quality, achieving the highest rating possible under the National Green Building Standard

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Building America Expert Meeting: Summary for Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment  

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

The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Diagnostic and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment on April 26,l 2010 on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Management of High-R Walls  

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

This project by Building Science Corporation focuses on how eight high-R walls handle the three main sources of moistureóconstruction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leaks.

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Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies  

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

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

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Treasure Homes, Sacramento, California  

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

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

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

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

Date/Time:† August 13, 2014; 3:00-4:30 PM EDTDescription: The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations  

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

This guide, developed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, provides step-by-step instructions for heating contractors and hydronic designers for selecting the proper control settings to maximize system performance and improve response time when using a thermostat setback.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway Street Apartments- Greenfield, Massachusetts  

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

Through recent research efforts, CARB has been evaluating strategies and technologies that can make dramatic improvements in energy performance in multifamily buildings. In this project, the team helped to transform a 100-year-old empty school building into 12 high performance apartments with low energy costs. The advanced features included an excellent thermal envelope of closed-cell spray foam and triple-pane windows, ductless heat pumps, solar thermal hot water system, and photovoltaic system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

projects with production builders have demonstrated projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. This proved transformational, gaining builder traction with related market-based programs like ENERGY STAR for Homes and DOE Challenge Home. "Break points" or cost trade-offs that are identified during the engineering analysis of the residential construction process can yield two types of business savings: 1) reductions in costs of warranty and call-back service; and 2) offsets or "credits" attributed to reductions in other construction costs. The tables below show examples of cost and savings trade-offs experienced by Building America projects in hot-dry and cold climates. Energy-Efficiency

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Steam System Balancing Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Location: Chicago, IL Partners: Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Steam heating distribution system and controls Application: Retrofit; Multifamily Year Tested: 2011-2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold humid continental PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $9,000 on average Projected Energy Savings: 10.2% heating savings Chicago's older multifamily housing stock is primarily heated by centrally metered steam or hydronic systems. Often, significant temperature differentials

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In this project, U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team IBACOS partnered with builder Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes in Fresno, California, to develop a simple and low-cost methodology by which community-scale energy savings can be evaluated based on results at the occupied test house level.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Annual Fuel Utilization Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency [AFUE] and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio [SEER] and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter, and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile ¬Ö High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

annual fuel utilization annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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Building America Perspective and Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Perspective & Perspective & Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach Driving demand through targeted neighborhood programs By Mark Berman, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation BA Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - March 1, 2012 Austin, TX Relevant BAP Gaps & Barriers 1. Difficulty in recruiting homeowners to participate in home energy upgrade programs. (Recruitment) 2. Need to develop sustainable retrofit business models (Biz Models) - Review business models in Better Buildings Program & other programs 3. Data mining - need to analyze utility bills to get a sense of whole-house efficiency and savings (Aggregate Results) 2 Overview: Stockton CA

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Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Initial and Long-Term Cladding Over Exterior Insulation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This research conducted by Building Science Corporation evaluated the system mechanics and long-term performance of the use of wood furring strips attached through the insulation back to the structure to provide a convenient cladding attachment location for exterior insulation.

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Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages (Revised)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a challenge to the homebuilding industry to build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. To qualify, homes must meet the requirements of a performance path, prescriptive path, or participating in a partner program.

Roberts, D. R.; Anderson, R.

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Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: John Wesley Miller, Tucson, Arizona  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Case study of John Wesley Miller Companies, who worked with the NAHBRC to build two net-zero energy homes with foam-sheathed masonry walls, low-E windows 2.9 ACH50 air sealing, transfer grilles, ducts in insulated attic, PV, and solar water heating.