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Title: Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate

Abstract

BA-PIRC has worked with several community-scale builders within the hot humid climate zone to improve performance of production, or community scale, housing. Tommy Williams Homes (Gainesville, FL), Lifestyle Homes (Melbourne, FL), and Habitat for Humanity (various locations, FL) have all been continuous partners of the BA Program and are the subjects of this report to document achievement of the Building America goal of 30% whole house energy savings packages adopted at the community scale. The scope of this report is to demonstrate achievement of these goals though the documentation of production-scale homes built cost-effectively at the community scale, and modeled to reduce whole-house energy use by 30% in the Hot Humid climate region. Key aspects of this research include determining how to evolve existing energy efficiency packages to produce replicable target savings, identifying what builders' technical assistance needs are for implementation and working with them to create sustainable quality assurance mechanisms, and documenting the commercial viability through neutral cost analysis and market acceptance. This report documents certain barriers builders overcame and the approaches they implemented in order to accomplish Building America (BA) Program goals that have not already been documented in previous reports.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
OSTI Identifier:
1072812
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102013-3892
KNDJ-0-40339-00
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by BA-PIRC (FRSEC), Cocoa, Florida
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HOT HUMID CLIMATE; HIGH PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION HOUSING; HIGH PERFORMANCE AFFORDABLE HOUSING; COST EFFECTIVENESS; MARKETABILITY RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDING; BUILDING AMERICA PARTNERSHIP FOR IMPROVED RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION (BA-PIRC); BUILDING AMERICA; Buildings

Citation Formats

Thomas-Rees, S, Beal, D, Martin, E, and Fonorow, K. Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1072812.
Thomas-Rees, S, Beal, D, Martin, E, & Fonorow, K. Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate. United States. doi:10.2172/1072812.
Thomas-Rees, S, Beal, D, Martin, E, and Fonorow, K. Fri . "Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate". United States. doi:10.2172/1072812. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1072812.
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title = {Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate},
author = {Thomas-Rees, S and Beal, D and Martin, E and Fonorow, K},
abstractNote = {BA-PIRC has worked with several community-scale builders within the hot humid climate zone to improve performance of production, or community scale, housing. Tommy Williams Homes (Gainesville, FL), Lifestyle Homes (Melbourne, FL), and Habitat for Humanity (various locations, FL) have all been continuous partners of the BA Program and are the subjects of this report to document achievement of the Building America goal of 30% whole house energy savings packages adopted at the community scale. The scope of this report is to demonstrate achievement of these goals though the documentation of production-scale homes built cost-effectively at the community scale, and modeled to reduce whole-house energy use by 30% in the Hot Humid climate region. Key aspects of this research include determining how to evolve existing energy efficiency packages to produce replicable target savings, identifying what builders' technical assistance needs are for implementation and working with them to create sustainable quality assurance mechanisms, and documenting the commercial viability through neutral cost analysis and market acceptance. This report documents certain barriers builders overcame and the approaches they implemented in order to accomplish Building America (BA) Program goals that have not already been documented in previous reports.},
doi = {10.2172/1072812},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {3}
}

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