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Title: Final review of the Campbell Creek demonstrations showcased by Tennessee Valley Authority

Abstract

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Technology Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Power Delivery and Utilization Office funded and managed a showcase demonstration located in the suburbs of west Knox county, Tennessee. Work started March 2008 with the goal of documenting best practices for retrofitting existing homes and for building new high-efficiency homes. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) provided technical support. An analytical base was developed for helping homeowners, homebuyers, builders, practitioners and the TVA make informed economic decisions for the materials and incentives necessary to build a new high-efficiency home or retrofit an existing home. New approaches to more efficiently control active energy subsystems and information for selecting or upgrading to Energy Star appliances, changing all lights to 100% CFL s and upgrading windows to low-E gas filled glazing yields a 40% energy savings with neutral cash flow for the homeowner. Passive designs were reviewed and recommendations made for envelope construction that is durable and energy efficient. The Campbell Creek project complements the DOE Building Technologies Program strategic goal. Results of the project created technologies and design approaches that will yield affordable energy efficient homes. The 2010 DOE retrofit goals are to find retrofit packagesmore » that attain 30% whole house energy savings as documented by pre and post Home Energy rating scores (HERS). Campbell Creek met these goals.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. SRA International, Fairfax, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1213990
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2014/666
453040310
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
building; envelope heat pump; field study

Citation Formats

Gehl, Anthony C., Munk, Jeffrey D., Jackson, Roderick K., Boudreaux, Philip R., Miller, William A., New, Joshua Ryan, and Khowailed, Giannate. Final review of the Campbell Creek demonstrations showcased by Tennessee Valley Authority. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1213990.
Gehl, Anthony C., Munk, Jeffrey D., Jackson, Roderick K., Boudreaux, Philip R., Miller, William A., New, Joshua Ryan, & Khowailed, Giannate. Final review of the Campbell Creek demonstrations showcased by Tennessee Valley Authority. United States. doi:10.2172/1213990.
Gehl, Anthony C., Munk, Jeffrey D., Jackson, Roderick K., Boudreaux, Philip R., Miller, William A., New, Joshua Ryan, and Khowailed, Giannate. Mon . "Final review of the Campbell Creek demonstrations showcased by Tennessee Valley Authority". United States. doi:10.2172/1213990. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1213990.
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abstractNote = {The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Technology Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Power Delivery and Utilization Office funded and managed a showcase demonstration located in the suburbs of west Knox county, Tennessee. Work started March 2008 with the goal of documenting best practices for retrofitting existing homes and for building new high-efficiency homes. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) provided technical support. An analytical base was developed for helping homeowners, homebuyers, builders, practitioners and the TVA make informed economic decisions for the materials and incentives necessary to build a new high-efficiency home or retrofit an existing home. New approaches to more efficiently control active energy subsystems and information for selecting or upgrading to Energy Star appliances, changing all lights to 100% CFL s and upgrading windows to low-E gas filled glazing yields a 40% energy savings with neutral cash flow for the homeowner. Passive designs were reviewed and recommendations made for envelope construction that is durable and energy efficient. The Campbell Creek project complements the DOE Building Technologies Program strategic goal. Results of the project created technologies and design approaches that will yield affordable energy efficient homes. The 2010 DOE retrofit goals are to find retrofit packages that attain 30% whole house energy savings as documented by pre and post Home Energy rating scores (HERS). Campbell Creek met these goals.},
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year = {Mon Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
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