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Title: Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes: Preprint

Abstract

The U. S. Department of Energy's Building America residential systems research project uses an analysis-based system research approach to identify research priorities, identify technology gaps and opportunities, establish a consistent basis to track research progress, and identify system solutions that are most likely to succeed as the initial targets for residential system research projects. This report describes the analysis approach used by the program to determine the most cost-effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy-savings goals. This report also provides an overview of design/technology strategies leading to net zero energy buildings as the basis for analysis of future residential system performance.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
882042
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-550-38170
TRN: US200612%%945
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the ASHRAE 2006 Annual Meeting, 24-28 June 2006, Quebec City, Canada
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PERFORMANCE; TARGETS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HOUSES; BUILDING AMERICA; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY; ZERO ENERGY HOMES; ANALYSIS-BASED SYSTEMS RESEARCH; WHOLE-HOUSE ENERGY SAVINGS; ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES; Buildings

Citation Formats

Anderson, R., Christensen, C., and Horowitz, S. Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Anderson, R., Christensen, C., & Horowitz, S. Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes: Preprint. United States.
Anderson, R., Christensen, C., and Horowitz, S. Sat . "Analysis of Residential System Strategies Targeting Least-Cost Solutions Leading to Net Zero Energy Homes: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/882042.
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abstractNote = {The U. S. Department of Energy's Building America residential systems research project uses an analysis-based system research approach to identify research priorities, identify technology gaps and opportunities, establish a consistent basis to track research progress, and identify system solutions that are most likely to succeed as the initial targets for residential system research projects. This report describes the analysis approach used by the program to determine the most cost-effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy-savings goals. This report also provides an overview of design/technology strategies leading to net zero energy buildings as the basis for analysis of future residential system performance.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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