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Title: How Building America Research is Removing Major Roadblocks to High-Performance Homes

Abstract

Today the U.S. housing industry is critically challenged to deliver homes that safely and effectively meet demanding new performance requirements of homeowners and modern building codes. But the housing industry must learn to better manage real and perceived risks that can impact occupant health, comfort, and building durability. It is clear from decades of applied research through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program that many building energy efficiency and performance improvements will not be adopted by the market or industry standards if the costs and perceived risks of change outweigh the known benefits, especially when the benefits do not accrue directly to businesses who must take those risks.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1526891
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-74170
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 12-17 August 2018, Pacific Grove, California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; residential buildings; housing industry; high-performance homes

Citation Formats

Burkett, Helen W, and Werling, Eric. How Building America Research is Removing Major Roadblocks to High-Performance Homes. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Burkett, Helen W, & Werling, Eric. How Building America Research is Removing Major Roadblocks to High-Performance Homes. United States.
Burkett, Helen W, and Werling, Eric. Fri . "How Building America Research is Removing Major Roadblocks to High-Performance Homes". United States.
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