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Title: Approaches to 30 Percent 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 Building America 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. 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.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), Cocoa, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), Cocoa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
OSTI Identifier:
1219960
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102013-3892
6157
DOE Contract Number:  
KNDJ-0-40339-00
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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

Citation Formats

Thomas-Rees, S., Beal, D., and Martin, E. Approaches to 30 Percent Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1219960.
Thomas-Rees, S., Beal, D., & Martin, E. Approaches to 30 Percent Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate. United States. doi:10.2172/1219960.
Thomas-Rees, S., Beal, D., and Martin, E. Fri . "Approaches to 30 Percent Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate". United States. doi:10.2172/1219960. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1219960.
@article{osti_1219960,
title = {Approaches to 30 Percent Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate},
author = {Thomas-Rees, S. and Beal, D. and Martin, E.},
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 Building America 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. 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 = {10.2172/1219960},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {3}
}

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