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  1. Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar This webinar, presented ...

  2. Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time This report provides information about a ...

  3. Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages - What...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages - What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance? This webinar focused on specific Building America projects that ...

  4. Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    America Retrofit Alliance) Place: Wilmington, DE Website: www.prweb.comreleasesDuPont References: Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release1 BMI Website2 DuPont...

  5. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Strategies for Multifamily Buildings | Department of Energy Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings The webinar on July 16, 2014, focused on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings. Presenters discussed hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

  6. Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits...

    Energy Saver

    Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida This presentation by Danny Parker is included in the Building ...

  7. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance | Department of Energy Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance This presentation is included in the July 16, 2014, webinar and discusses various control strategies to improve hydronic space heating

  8. Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Retrofit...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Measures for Embedded Wood Member in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Retrofit Measures for Embedded Wood Member in ...

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Innovative Retrofit Foundation Insulation Strategies, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  10. Building America Webinar: A National Summary of Deep Energy Retrofits |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy A National Summary of Deep Energy Retrofits Building America Webinar: A National Summary of Deep Energy Retrofits This presentation by Brennan Less is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014. BA Webinar_less_6-25-14.pdf (1016.92 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact

  11. Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Learned | Department of Energy Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned This presentation by Alea German is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014. BA Webinar_german_6-25-14.pdf (1.23 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Introduction - Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? Energy Auditor - Single

  12. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs. Danny Parker, Building America Partnership for

  13. Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation by Danny Parker is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

  14. Building America Case Study: Retrofit Measure for Embedded Wood...

    Energy Saver

    Existing Homes Building America Case Study Retrofit Measures for Embedded Wood Members in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls Lawrence, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: The...

  15. Building America Webinar: Introduction- Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation provides the introduction for the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits, presented on June 25, 2014.

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Extensive information was presented on assessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce such risks. It ...

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    at a Time | Department of Energy Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time Building America Expert Meeting: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from

  18. Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages - What Works to

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Meet Consistent Levels of Performance? | Department of Energy Standardized Retrofit Packages - What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance? Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages - What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance? This webinar focused on specific Building America projects that have examined methods to consistently meet high levels of energy performance in existing homes, with a focus on retrofit packages that can be replicated across many homes.

  19. Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Masonry Wall Assemblies | Department of Energy Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies The Building Science Corporation team held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011, at the Westford Regency Hotel in Westford, MA. Featured speakers included John Straube, Christopher Schumacher and Kohta Ueno of Building Science

  20. Building America Retrofit Participation Requirements and Release

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This form is for Building America team members and homeowners to complete verifying health and safety requirements have been met.

  1. Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies:...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This presentation by Alea German is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014. PDF icon BA Webinargerman6-25-14....

  2. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Retrofit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment | Department of Energy Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment In this project, the NorthernSTAR team analyzed combined (combi) condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water and forced air space heating. Retrofit Integrated Space and

  3. Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Retrofit Measures

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for Embedded Wood Member in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls | Department of Energy Existing Homes: Retrofit Measures for Embedded Wood Member in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls Building America Technology Solutions for Existing Homes: Retrofit Measures for Embedded Wood Member in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls In this project, the Building Science Corporation team studied a historic brick building in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which is being renovated into 10 condominium units and adding insulation to

  4. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    A text-alternative version of the Building America webinar, Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings held on July 16, 2014.

  5. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects and case studies that highlight real-world examples of deep energy retrofits that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters will focus on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

  6. Building America Webinar: A National Summary of Deep Energy Retrofits...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) 2015 Race to Zero Competition Winner Team Summaries Critical Question 1: How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings?

  7. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Introduction This ... mproving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings. ...

  8. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Control strategies to ... heating performance in three low-rise multifamily buildings, as well as evaluation of ...

  9. Deep Energy Retrofit Guidance for the Building America Solutions Center

    SciTech Connect

    Less, Brennan; Walker, Iain

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. DOE Building America program has established a research agenda targeting market-relevant strategies to achieve 40% reductions in existing home energy use by 2030. Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) are part of the strategy to meet and exceed this goal. DERs are projects that create new, valuable assets from existing residences, by bringing homes into alignment with the expectations of the 21st century. Ideally, high energy using, dated homes that are failing to provide adequate modern services to their owners and occupants (e.g., comfortable temperatures, acceptable humidity, clean, healthy), are transformed through comprehensive upgrades to the building envelope, services and miscellaneous loads into next generation high performance homes. These guidance documents provide information to aid in the broader market adoption of DERs. They are intended for inclusion in the online resource the Building America Solutions Center (BASC). This document is an assemblage of multiple entries in the BASC, each of which addresses a specific aspect of Deep Energy Retrofit best practices for projects targeting at least 50% energy reductions. The contents are based upon a review of actual DERs in the U.S., as well as a mixture of engineering judgment, published guidance from DOE research in technologies and DERs, simulations of cost-optimal DERs, Energy Star and Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) product criteria, and energy codes.

  10. Deep Energy Retrofit Guidance for the Building America Solutions Center

    SciTech Connect

    Less, Brennan; Walker, Iain

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. DOE Building America program has established a research agenda targeting market-relevant strategies to achieve 40% reductions in existing home energy use by 2030. Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) are part of the strategy to meet and exceed this goal. DERs are projects that create new, valuable assets from existing residences, by bringing homes into alignment with the expectations of the 21st century. Ideally, high energy using, dated homes that are failing to provide adequate modern services to their owners and occupants (e.g., comfortable temperatures, acceptable humidity, clean, healthy), are transformed through comprehensive upgrades to the building envelope, services and miscellaneous loads into next generation high performance homes. These guidance documents provide information to aid in the broader market adoption of DERs.

  11. Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Slides from the Building America webinar on ...

  12. Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, presented by research team Building Science Corporation, discussed insulating foundations and controlling water leakage as a critical measure for reducing heating load in homes in cold climates.

  13. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting a

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home | Department of Energy Home: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Home: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home The U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with Preferred Builders and the owners of a 1960s split-level home in Westport, Connecticut, to evaluate and implement a cost-effective solution package to

  14. Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida D. Parker, D. Chasar, K. Sutherland, J. Montemurno, J. Kono Florida Solar Energy Center June, 2014 Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) Project * Detailed residential field metering project in FPL Service Territory * Cooperative project between U.S. DOE and FPL * Sixty heavily metered homes evaluated over 2 years * Shallow retrofit in all & then deep retrofits in 10 * Collecting data of unique value to FPL/DOE PDR: Extensive end-use metering * January - July 2013: 60

  15. Building America Case Study: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project Greenbelt, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing homes Builder: Greenbelt Homes, Inc., ghi.coop Type: Single-family, ...

  16. Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar Slides from the Building America webinar on November 30, 2011. webinar_hybrid_insulation_20111130.pdf (3.78 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies Building America Technology Solutions for

  17. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Introduction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America webinar was held on July 16, 2014, and provided information about mproving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

  18. Retrofit Integrated Space & Water Heating: Field Assessment, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating: Field Assessment Minneapolis, Minnesota PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating: Field Assessment Location: Minneapolis, MN Partners: Center for Energy and Environment, www.mncee.org/ Sustainable Resources Center, www.src-mn.org/ University of Minnesota, www.bbe.umn.edu/index.htm NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Building Component: HVAC Application: Retrofit; single family Year Tested: 2012 Climate

  19. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings- Steam Systems, Retrofit Measure Packages, Hydronic Systems

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation is included in the July 16, 2014, Building America webinar, and provides information about best practices, costs, and savings associated with optimizing steam and hydronic systems through increased main line air venting, replacing radiator vents, improving circulation pump efficiency, and upgrading boiler control systems.

  20. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 10: Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

    SciTech Connect

    Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

    2010-04-12

    This report was prepared by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program. The report provides information to home owners who want to make their existing homes more energy efficient by sealing leaks in the building envelope (ceiling, walls, and floors) that let in drafts and let conditioned air escape. The report provides descriptions of 19 key areas of the home where air sealing can improve home performance and energy efficiency. The report includes suggestions on how to find a qualified weatherization or home performance contractor, what to expect in a home energy audit, opportune times for performing air sealing, and what safety and health concerns to be aware of. The report describes some basic building science concepts and topics related to air sealing including ventilation, diagnostic tools, and code requirements. The report will be available for free download from the DOE Building America website. It is a suitable consumer education tool for home performance and weatherization contractors to share with customers to describe the process and value of home energy retrofits.

  1. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement is typical of 100-year-old homes in Portland, Oregon. The home had no insulation, an unfinished basement, old appliances and air leaks everywhere when purchased by its current owner in 2010. The owners performed a full deep energy retrofit, including air sealing and insulating exterior walls and attic and installing new, efficient appliances. Building America researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory audited the home

  2. Building America Webinar: Introduction - Who's Successfully Doing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar on May 21, 2014: Introduction Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily ...

  3. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar will focus on improving the performance of central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings. Presenters will discuss hydronic heating strategies and the evaluation of thermostatically controlled radiator valves (TRVs).

  4. Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs, Central Florida (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs Central Florida During 2009, 2010, and 2011, researchers of the U.S. Department of Energy's research team Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) provided analysis and recommendations to eight affordable housing entities conduct- ing comprehensive renovations in 70 distressed, foreclosed homes in central Florida. Partners achieved a mutually agreed

  5. National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Massachusetts and Rhode Island PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Deep energy retrofit (DER) Type: 37 comprehensive retrofits, 5 partial retrofits Housing Type: 31 single-family, 8 two- family, and 3 three-family dwellings Pilot Program Sponsor: National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com Technical Support Partner: Building Science Corporation, www.buildingscience.com Contractors: Various Projects Completed: 2009-2012 Climate Zone: Cold POST-RETROFIT PERFORMANCE

  6. House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building America

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Top Innovation | Department of Energy House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building America Top Innovation House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a house prototype. As Building America has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals.

  7. Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    ARBI

    2014-09-01

    The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

  8. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to

  9. Building America Webinar: Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Until recently, energy-efficient window retrofit options have largely been limited to repair or replacement; leaving the homeowner to decide between affordability and deeper energy savings.  A new...

  10. Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 Boulder, Colorado PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Evaluation of a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, CO Location: Boulder, CO Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building envelope, lighting, appliances, water conservation Application: Retrofit Years Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold, very cold PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $3,300-$6,100 per unit with

  11. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project - Greenbelt, Maryland Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project - ...

  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field Assessment Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Retrofit Integrated Space and Water Heating-Field ...

  13. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon This ...

  14. Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets

    SciTech Connect

    Templeton, Mary; Jackson, Robert

    2014-04-15

    The Business Energy Financing (BEF) program offered commercial businesses in Michigan affordable financing options and other incentives designed to support energy efficiency improvements. We worked through partnerships with Michigan utilities, lenders, building contractors, trade associations, and other community organizations to offer competitive interest rates and flexible financing terms to support energy efficiency projects that otherwise would not have happened. The BEF program targeted the retail food market, including restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and wholesale food vendors, with the goal of achieving energy efficiency retrofits for 2 percent of the target market. We offered low interest rates, flexible payments, easy applications and approval processes, and access to other incentives and rebates. Through these efforts, we sought to help customers strive for energy savings retrofits that would save 20 percent or more on their energy use. This program helped Michigan businesses reduce costs by financing energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, insulation, refrigeration, equipment upgrades, and more. Businesses completed the upgrades with the help of our authorized contractors, and, through our lending partners, we provided affordable financing options.

  15. DOE Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings. The webinar will focus on improving the...

  16. Building America Webinar: Ventilation Strategies for High Performance...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies Building America Webinar: Retrofit ...

  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying...

    Energy Saver

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America ...

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing...

  19. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world ...

  20. Building America Update - December 7, 2012

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Publications Library offers an extensive ... Evaluation of Northern Illinois Residential Retrofit ... net-zero all-electric buildings and where natural gas is ...

  1. Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    This Month's Residential Successes Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits-Chicago, IL Multifamily Zero Energy Ready Home Analysis-Elmsford, NY Building America ...

  2. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovative Retrofit Foundation Insulation Strategies, Minneapolis, Minnesota | Department of Energy Innovative Retrofit Foundation Insulation Strategies, Minneapolis, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Innovative Retrofit Foundation Insulation Strategies, Minneapolis, Minnesota In this project, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership evaluated a retrofit insulation strategy for foundations that is designed for use with open-core concrete block

  3. Building America

    SciTech Connect

    Brad Oberg

    2010-12-31

    IBACOS researched the constructability and viability issues of using high performance windows as one component of a larger approach to building houses that achieve the Building America 70% energy savings target.

  4. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) and its partners, outlined team objectives, and highlighted their current research program, Energy Savers. webinar_multifamily_bldgs_20110726.wmv (16.04 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily

  5. Building America Top Innovations 2012: House Simulation Protocols (the Building America Benchmark)

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored House Simulation Protocols, which have helped ensure consistent and accurate energy-efficiency assessments for tens of thousands of new and retrofit homes supported by the Building America program.

  6. Building America Case Study: Retrofit Measure for Embedded Wood Members in Insulated Mass Masonry Walls, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    SciTech Connect

    2015-10-01

    ?There are many existing buildings with load-bearing mass masonry walls, whose energy performance could be improved with the retrofit of insulation. However, adding insulation to the interior side of walls of such masonry buildings in cold (and wet) climates may cause performance and durability problems. Some concerns, such as condensation and freeze-thaw have known solutions. But wood members embedded in the masonry structure will be colder (and potentially wetter) after an interior insulation retrofit. Moisture content and relative humidity were monitored at joist ends in historic mass brick masonry walls retrofitted with interior insulation in a cold climate (Zone 5A); data were collected from 2012-2015. Eleven joist ends were monitored in all four orientations. One limitation of these results is that the renovation is still ongoing, with limited wintertime construction heating and no permanent occupancy to date. Measurements show that many joists ends remain at high moisture contents, especially at north- and east-facing orientations, with constant 100 percent RH conditions at the worst cases. These high moisture levels are not conducive for wood durability, but no evidence for actual structural damage has been observed. Insulated vs. non-insulated joist pockets do not show large differences. South facing joists have safe (10-15 percent) moisture contents. Given the uncertainty pointed out by research, definitive guidance on the vulnerability of embedded wood members is difficult to formulate. In high-risk situations, or when a very conservative approach is warranted, the embedded wood member condition can be eliminated entirely, supporting the joist ends outside of the masonry pocket.

  7. Retrofitting America: A 1970s Home Energy Efficiency Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    2010-11-17

    This paper describes a modeling tool that Building America research team CARB developed to identify the energy benefits of various retrofit energy efficiency measures for a typical 1970’s ranch home in ten cities across four climate zones in the United States.

  8. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing | Department of Energy Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing Jordan Dentz, Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES), and Francis Conlin, High Performance Building Solutions, Inc., presenting Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing.

  9. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building Science Corporation ...

  10. House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building America Top Innovation House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building America Top Innovation ...

  11. Building America Field Data Repository

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Field Data Repository Building America Webinar Series Noel Merket 16 April 2014 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. What is the BAFDR? 3 Do retrofits deliver promised energy savings? Photo by Dennis Shroeder, NREL 17957 BAFDR Project objectives Develop a repository of residential building characteristics data coupled with energy use data that can

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an energy efficiency retrofit in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%.

  13. Building America Expert Meeting: Delivering Better, Cheaper, and Faster

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofits through Stakeholder-focused Research | Department of Energy Delivering Better, Cheaper, and Faster Retrofits through Stakeholder-focused Research Building America Expert Meeting: Delivering Better, Cheaper, and Faster Retrofits through Stakeholder-focused Research This expert meeting was conducted by Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership and Gas Technology Institute on November 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois. Meeting objectives included: * Review Building America's

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) This project implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, which resulted in annual energy cost savings of 22%, improved comfort

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    In this project, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership evaluated a retrofit insulation strategy for foundations that is designed for use with open-core concrete block ...

  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes - Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot Demonstration of ...

  17. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Humanity (HFH) of South Sarasota County, Florida, to achieve a deep energy retrofit ... is typical of many in central and south Florida, and Building America plans to use ...

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade...

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    Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily...

  19. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance...

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    Stockton, California (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact ...

  20. Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution ...

  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This case study presents information about a Building America project conducted by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team comparing measure packages installed ...

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: ...

  3. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Research Facility (CRRF) in northern Minnesota, which features more than 2,500 ft2 of ... Retrofits for Cold Climates, Cloquet, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions ...

  4. Building America Case Study: Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit, Sunnyvale, California (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit Sunnyvale, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Single-family Partners: Builder: One Sky Homes of San Jose, CA, oneskyhomes.com Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, arbi.davisenergycom Size: 1,658 ft 2 Vintage: 1957 Date completed: 2013 Climate Zone: Marine PERFORMANCE DATA Source energy savings: 54 MMBtu/yr (40%) Annual energy cost savings: $500 Incremental cost of energy-efficiency measures: $21,000 The U.S. Department of

  5. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments- Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In December of 2009-10, King County Housing Authority implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, located in Kent, Washington, which resulted in annual energy cost savings of 22%, improved comfort and air quality for residents, and increased durability of the units.

  6. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation This report outlines ways to make the right ...

  7. Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Media--An Idea Exchange | Department of Energy Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with

  8. Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit: Annapolis, Maryland. Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2013-10-01

    Under this project, Newport Partners (as part of the BA-PIRC research team) evaluated the installation, measured performance, and cost-effectiveness of efficiency upgrade measures for a tenant-in-place DER at the Bay Ridge multifamily (MF) development in Annapolis, Maryland. The design and construction phase of the Bay Ridge project was completed in August 2012. This report summarizes system commissioning, short-term test results, utility bill data analysis, and analysis of real-time data collected over a one-year period after the retrofit was complete. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a "base scope" retrofit which was estimated to achieve a 30%+ savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on 186 apartments, and a "DER scope" which was estimated to achieve 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on a 12-unit building. The base scope was applied to the entire apartment complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. A wide range of efficiency measures was applied to pursue this savings target for the DER building, including improvements/replacements of mechanical equipment and distribution systems, appliances, lighting and lighting controls, the building envelope, hot water conservation measures, and resident education. The results of this research build upon the current body of knowledge of multifamily retrofits. Towards this end, the research team has collected and generated data on the selection of measures, their estimated performance, their measured performance, and risk factors and their impact on potential measures.

  9. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Washington, D.C.

    SciTech Connect

    2009-09-01

    This is a Building America fact sheet describing Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildiings (CARB) whole building retrofit process to renovate a 145-year-old home in Washington, D.C.

  10. Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Existing Homes | Department of Energy High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes The webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that have implemented technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability. Presenters answered tough questions such as: How can builders deal with increasing exterior foundation

  11. Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes

    SciTech Connect

    Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

    2012-09-30

    Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This “true up” procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The “trued” post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the “true up” procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or

  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Insulated

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate, New Paltz, New York | Department of Energy Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate, New Paltz, New York Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold Climate, New Paltz, New York In this study, the U.S. Department of Energy's team Building America Partner-ship for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) worked with Kinsley Construction Company to evaluate the real-world performance of insulated

  13. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings

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    Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

    2011-09-19

    The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

  14. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

    2011-09-27

    The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Office Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

  15. Technology Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Trade-Friendly Retrofit Insulated Panels for Existing Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For this project with the U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Home Innovation Research Labs, the retrofit insulated panels relied on an enhanced expanded polystyrene (EPS) for thermal...

  16. Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit , Kent, Washington (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit Kent, Washington PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: King County Housing Authority, Kent, Washington http://www.kcha.org/ Size: 108 units in 27 four-plexes Rent: 30% of household income Date completed: 2010 Climate Zone: Marine PERFORMANCE DATA State low-income weatherization investment: $385,850 for all 108 units $15,850 per 4-plex $3,858 per unit Site savings per unit: Billing analysis:

  17. National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost- effective retrofit measures to improve the energy

  18. Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), and reviewed findings from a feasibility study of ductless hydronic distribution systems in new homes and deep retrofits. webinar_arbi_20111108.wmv (14.32 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

  19. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington | Department of Energy Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 1915 home in eastern Washington audited by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for an energy retrofit. The asbestos covered diesel

  20. Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Controls and Distribution Retrofits | Department of Energy Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family

  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes - Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes - Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes - Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet) In this pilot project, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida Power and Light are collaborating to retrofit a large

  2. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs- Central Florida (Fact Sheet)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In this project, researchers from Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction worked with the City of Melbourne, Florida, to develop and implement best practices for renovating distressed homes to achieve annual energy savings of 15%-30% and higher

  3. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America...

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    Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America Solution Center PNNL set up the framework for the Building America Solution Center, a web tool connecting users to ...

  4. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Technology-to-Market Roadmaps Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps This webinar introduced the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market ...

  5. Building America Solution Center - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy Saver

    Building America Solution Center - Building America Top Innovation SCimagemale.jpg The Building America Solution Center is a Web-based tool connecting users to fast, free, and ...

  6. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Exterior

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Insulation Pre- and Post-Retrofit, Syracuse, New York | Department of Energy Exterior Insulation Pre- and Post-Retrofit, Syracuse, New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Exterior Insulation Pre- and Post-Retrofit, Syracuse, New York IBACOS, in collaboration with GreenHomes America, Inc., was contracted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to research exterior wall insulation solutions for enclosure upgrades. This case study describes

  7. Evaluation of Crawlspace Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Rudd, Armin

    2014-09-01

    In 2011 and early 2012, Building Science Corporation (BSC) collaborated with Innova Services Corporation on a multifamily community unvented crawlspace retrofit project at Oakwood Gardens in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. BSC provided design consulting services and pre- and post-retrofit evaluation, testing, and data monitoring. The existing condition was a vented crawlspace with an uninsulated floor between the crawlspace and the dwelling units above. The crawlspace was therefore a critically weak link in the building enclosure and was ripe for improvement. Saving energy was the primary interest and goal, but the greatest challenge in this unvented crawlspace retrofit project was working through a crawlspace bulk water intrusion problem caused by inadequate site drainage, window well drainage, foundation wall drainage, and a rising water table during rainy periods.

  8. Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Study Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit Stockton, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Whole-house retrofit Type: Single-family, affordable Partners: Builder: Green Home Solutions, greenbygrupe.com Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, http://arbi.davisenergy.com Size: 2,152 ft 2 Date completed: 2011 Climate Zone(s): Hot-Dry PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: Pre-retrofit rating = 314; post-retrofit rating = 156 Projected annual energy cost savings: $837 Incremental

  9. Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Bay Ridge Gardens-Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit Annapolis, Maryland PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing Type: Apartment building: Bay Ridge Gardens Annapolis, MD www.bayridgegardens.com Size: 12 apartment units, 713 ft 2 and 909 ft 2 each Year of construction: 1970s Date completed: 2013 Climate Zone: Mixed-humid PERFORMANCE DATA Pre-retrofit annual energy use (normalized): 28.4 kilowatt-hour per square foot (kWh/ft 2 ) Post-retrofit annual energy use

  10. Building America

    SciTech Connect

    Brad Oberg

    2010-12-31

    Builders generally use a 'spec and purchase' business management system (BMS) when implementing energy efficiency. A BMS is the overall operational and organizational systems and strategies that a builder uses to set up and run its company. This type of BMS treats building performance as a simple technology swap (e.g. a tank water heater to a tankless water heater) and typically compartmentalizes energy efficiency within one or two groups in the organization (e.g. purchasing and construction). While certain tools, such as details, checklists, and scopes of work, can assist builders in managing the quality of the construction of higher performance homes, they do nothing to address the underlying operational strategies and issues related to change management that builders face when they make high performance homes a core part of their mission. To achieve the systems integration necessary for attaining 40% + levels of energy efficiency, while capturing the cost tradeoffs, builders must use a 'systems approach' BMS, rather than a 'spec and purchase' BMS. The following attributes are inherent in a systems approach BMS; they are also generally seen in quality management systems (QMS), such as the National Housing Quality Certification program: Cultural and corporate alignment, Clear intent for quality and performance, Increased collaboration across internal and external teams, Better communication practices and systems, Disciplined approach to quality control, Measurement and verification of performance, Continuous feedback and improvement, and Whole house integrated design and specification.

  11. Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Analysis | Department of Energy Analysis Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis This introductory presentation for the webinar held on April 16, 2014, gives an overview of the Building America program and the webinar. BA_Webinar_Intro_4-16-14.pdf (965.11 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for

  12. How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

  13. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America: Research for Real-World Results Building America Webinar: Building America: ... I DOE ZERH Webinar: Technical Resources for Marketing and Selling Zero Energy Ready Homes

  14. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs - Central Florida (Fact Sheet) In this project, researchers from Building America Partnership for

  15. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas | Department of Energy Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three deep energy retrofits. For this gut rehab they replaced the old roof with a steeper roof and replaced drywall while adding insulation, new HVAC, sealed ducts, transfer

  16. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Stand-off

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Furring in Deep Energy Retrofits | Department of Energy Stand-off Furring in Deep Energy Retrofits Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Stand-off Furring in Deep Energy Retrofits This research project, conducted by IBACOS and GreenHomes America, investigated cost-effective deep energy retrofit (DER) solutions for improving the building shell exterior while achieving a cost-reduction goal, including reduced labor costs to reach a 50/50 split between material and

  17. Evaluation of Crawlspace Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Rudd, A.

    2014-09-01

    In 2011 and early 2012, Building Science Corporation (BSC) collaborated with Innova Services Corporation on a multifamily community unvented crawlspace retrofit project at Oakwood Gardens in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. BSC provided design consulting services and pre- and post-retrofit evaluation, testing, and data monitoring. The existing condition was a vented crawlspace with an uninsulated floor between the crawlspace and the dwelling units above. The crawlspace was therefore a critically weak link in the building enclosure and was ripe for improvement. Saving energy was the primary interest and goal, but the greatest challenge in this unvented crawlspace retrofit project was working through a crawlspace bulk water intrusion problem caused by inadequate site drainage, window well drainage, foundation wall drainage, and a rising water table during rainy periods. While the unvented crawlspace retrofit was effective in reducing heat loss, and the majority of the bulk water drainage problems had been resolved, the important finding was that some of the wood joists embedded in masonry pockets behind the brick veneer were showing signs of moisture damage.

  18. Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes The webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that ...

  19. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, E.; Engebrecht, C. Metzger; Horowitz, S.; Hendron, R.

    2014-03-01

    As Building America has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocol (HSP) document provides guidance to program partners and managers so they can compare energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

  20. BUILDING AMERICA PROGRAM EVALUATION

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BUILDING AMERICA PROGRAM EVALUATION _______________________________ Volume II: Appendices Prepared by: Energy Technology Innovation Project (ETIP) Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Vicki Norberg-Bohm, Principal Investigator Chad White, Lead Author September 2004 Appendix A. Building America Program Intent and Scope 1 Appendix A-1. Program Overview A-1.1. Program History Building America has its origins in a 1993 pilot project between DOE and a housing products unit at General

  1. What is Building America?

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient.

  2. What is Building America?

    SciTech Connect

    2013-06-20

    DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient.

  3. Building America Case Study: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level, Cold-Climate Home, Westport, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home Westport, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing home Type: Single-family, split-level Partners: General Contractor: Preferred Builders, preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, carb-swa.com Size: 1,712 ft 2 Date Completed: 1960 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: Pre-retrofit = 114 Post-retrofit: * With PV = 26 * Without PV = 56 Validated annual energy cost savings: * With PV = $4,032

  4. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon | Department of Energy Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 100-year-old home in Portland, Oregon, audited by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a deep energy

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Durable

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interior Foundation Insulation Retrofits for Cold Climates, Cloquet, Minnesota | Department of Energy Durable Interior Foundation Insulation Retrofits for Cold Climates, Cloquet, Minnesota Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Durable Interior Foundation Insulation Retrofits for Cold Climates, Cloquet, Minnesota Thermal and moisture problems in existing basements create a unique challenge as the exterior face of the wall is not easily or inexpensively accessible.

  6. Building America Update: August 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: August 2015 Building America Update: August 2015 August 12, 2015 - 5:31pm Addthis Conway Street Deep Energy Retrofit: Transforming a School into High-Performance Apartments Building America August 26 Webinar: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Homes, Part I-Application-Specific Ventilation Building America Solution Center: How-To Videos Expand Knowledge of High-Performance Homes Who Is Building the Best-Performing Homes in the Country? Find Out with DOE's Tour of Zero Notice of

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This case study describes a deep energy retrofit project on a home in Stockton, California, that reduced the energy use of the home by 23%

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Multifamily Retrofit | Department of Energy a Multifamily Retrofit Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit A 37-unit apartment complex underwent multiple energy retrofit measures, including attic and wall insulation, low-e windows, and energy-efficient appliances, to comply with the Boulder SmartRegs Ordinance. Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 - Boulder, Colorado (765.88 KB) More Documents & Publications

  9. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation This report outlines ways to make the right business case for improving energy efficiency of commercial buildngs to save energy and money. business_case_for_energy_efficiency_retrofit_renovation_smr_2011.pdf (2.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010

  10. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America: Research for Real-World Results Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building ...

  11. Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Better Buildings ... Financingg Oregon Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Abundant Power Solutions ADECA ...

  12. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction | Department of Energy Introduction Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, held on August 13, 2014. BA webinar_intro_8_13_14.pdf (969.17 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning

  13. Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Simplified Test Protocol | Department of Energy Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol Two U.S. Department of Energy Building America teams-Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit and NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership -developed a simplified test procedure (STP) to address combustion safety to implement than current tests and should produce fewer false positives. Combustion Safety

  14. Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation Image showing step-by-step instructions for air sealing. One of the most effective energy measures for retrofitting homes across the United States is attic air sealing. The Building America-sponsored Guide to Attic Air Sealing provides much needed instruction essential to achieving effective energy savings while avoiding pitfalls that can lead to combustion safety and

  15. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building Science Corporation developed a package of high-efficiency measures for retrofit of 42 homes sponsored by National Grid, resulting in energy use of

  16. Building America Analysis Spreadsheets

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report. The spreadsheets...

  17. City of Los Angeles- Green Building Retrofit Requirement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In April 2009, Los Angeles enacted Ordinance 180636, known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance. This ordinance was later amended by Ordinance 182259. The law requires all city-owned buildings...

  18. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Technology-to-Market Roadmaps Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps This webinar introduced the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that will serve as a guide for Building America's research, development, and demonstration activities over the coming years and result in an integrated Building America Research-to-Market Plan in 2015. This webinar also provided information about the Request for Information that was

  19. Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange Building America Expert Meeting: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange This report ...

  20. Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings This webinar was presented by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential ...

  1. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and ...

  2. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – Building America Solution Center

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2013-09-01

    This Top Innovation profile provides information about the Building America Solution Center created by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by DOE’s Building America research partners.

  3. Building America Solution Center- Building America Top Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    PNNL set up the framework for the Building America Solution Center, a web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by DOE’s Building America research partners.

  4. Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014 - | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - Building America Webinar: May 21, 2014 - This presentation, delivered at the webinar, High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes, on May 21, 2014, provides strategies for retrofitting exterior foundation insulation without an excavator. BA_Webinar_tomschirber_5-21-14.pdf (23.8 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Excavationless: Exterior-Side Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Advanced

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois | Department of Energy Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois In this project, the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) installed and monitored an ALM aftermarket controller, the M2G from Greffen Systems, at two Chicago area multifamily buildings with existing

  6. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet) In this project, Building America team Building Science Corporation researched some of the ramifications of using exterior, vapor permeable insulation on retrofit walls with vapor permeable cavity

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt Homes,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project - Greenbelt, Maryland | Department of Energy Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project - Greenbelt, Maryland Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Project - Greenbelt, Maryland This multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes, to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a

  8. Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... air impermeable material Vapor permeability: 0.8 perms at 2" thickness Water ... Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 25 Air Gap Membrane Variant Spray foam sufficiently ...

  9. Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Building Shell Retrofit Strategies |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Building Shell Retrofit Strategies Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Building Shell Retrofit Strategies Building Shell Retrofit Strategies - Complete (3.79 MB) Lesson Plan: Building Shell Retrofit Strategies (320.22 KB) PowerPoint: Building Shell Retrofit Strategies (3.67 MB) More Documents & Publications Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Building Assessment Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Zone Pressure Diagnostics

  10. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Asdal Builders, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA

    SciTech Connect

    2009-09-01

    This Building America fact sheet describes a retrofit to improve efficiency of a 1930s era bungalow in Pittsburgh.

  11. Retrofit of a Multifamily Mass Masonry Building in New England

    SciTech Connect

    Ueno, K.; Kerrigan, P.; Wytrykowska, H.; Van Straaten, R.

    2013-08-01

    Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corporation to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums. The research performed for this project provides information regarding advanced retrofit packages for multi-family masonry buildings in Cold climates. In particular, this project demonstrates safe, durable, and cost-effective solutions that will potentially benefit millions of multi-family brick buildings throughout the East Coast and Midwest (Cold climates). The retrofit packages provide insight on the opportunities for and constraints on retrofitting multifamily buildings with ambitious energy performance goals but a limited budget. The condominium conversion project will contribute to several areas of research on enclosures, space conditioning, and water heating. Enclosure items include insulation of mass masonry building on the interior, airtightness of these types of retrofits, multi-unit building compartmentalization, window selection, and roof insulation strategies. Mechanical system items include combined hydronic and space heating systems with hydronic distribution in small (low load) units, and ventilation system retrofits for multifamily buildings.

  12. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance Building America Top ...

  13. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Steam

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), a U.S. Department of Energy Building

  14. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cladding

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board - Ontario, Canada | Department of Energy Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board - Ontario, Canada Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board - Ontario, Canada This case study describes a high performance enclosure retrofit package that uses mineral fiber insulation board and describes retrofit assembly and details for wood frame roof and walls and for

  15. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II | Department of Energy II Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II The webinar on Nov. 18, 2014, continued the series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar included: William Zoeller, Consortium for Advanced Residential Retrofit (CARB), presented Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space. The presentation provided an

  16. Critical Question #1: How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings?

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    What are strategies in designing air sealing and insulation solutions for energy retrofits of the more challenging buildings? What are some examples of durable solutions that are relatively inexpensive? What hasn't worked and why? What looks promising?

  17. Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and existing homes provided by the Building America Program.You may also visit the new Solution Center to find expert building science and energy efficiency resources. RSS...

  18. Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sector -- Part 1 | Department of Energy Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Slides from the Better Buildings webinar presented on May 4, 2011: Survey of Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Sponsored by State Governments Oregon Energy Loan: Financingg Oregon Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Abundant Power Solutions ADECA Leveraged Clean Energy

  19. Geothermal Retrofit of Illinois National Guard State Headquarters Building

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Retrofit of Illinois National Guard State Headquarters Building Geothermal Retrofit of Illinois National Guard State Headquarters Building Develop methodology for determining mine water quality and quantity; Determine legal issues related to ownership, liability and permitting requirements; Determine the best energy recovery systems that balance cost with environmental or other concerns. gshp_lee_illinois_national_guard.pdf (549.37 KB) More Documents & Publications

  20. Building America Top Innovations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research Building America Top Innovations Building America Top Innovations New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Each ...

  1. Building America Update- February 2013

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Building America Update is the monthly online newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program. This page links to a pdf of the February 2013 newsletter.

  2. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Dentz, J.

    2011-10-01

    The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

  3. 2012 Building America Stakeholder Meeting

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  4. Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Research Tools Building America Webinar: Building America Research Tools This webinar was held on March 18, 2015, and reviewed Building America research tools, including: Field Test Best Practices, Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) software, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database. These tools were created to support best practices in the building science community. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar included: * Lieko Earle and Bethany Sparn, National

  5. A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

    2013-06-06

    Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

  6. Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces | Department of Energy Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide

  7. Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Greenbelt Homes, Inc. Pilot Retrofit Program; Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect

    2015-06-01

    In the fall of 2010, a multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes in Greenbelt, Maryland. GHI established this pilot project to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a decade-long community-wide upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency improvements to the building envelope and mechanical equipment. With the community upgrade fully funded by the cooperative through their membership without outside subsidies, this project presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and prioritize the wide-range of benefits of high-performance retrofits based on member experience with and acceptance of the retrofit measures implemented during the pilot project. Addressing the complex interactions between benefits, trade-offs, construction methods, project management implications, realistic upfront costs, financing, and other considerations, serves as a case study for energy retrofit projects to include high-performance technologies based on the long-term value to the homeowner. The pilot project focused on identifying the added costs and energy savings benefits of improvements. Phase 1: baseline evaluation for a representative set of 28 homes sited in seven buildings; Phase 2: installation of the building envelope improvements and continued monitoring of the energy consumption for the heating season and energy simulations supporting recommendations for HVAC and water heating upgrades to be implemented in Phase 3.

  8. BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Joe Lstiburek, Building ...

  9. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Joe Lstiburek Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and ... of Energy Building America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and ...

  10. Building America Top Innovations 2012: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, which contains performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 energy retrofit measures. To date, it is used in four prominent DOE software packages to help optimize energy-efficiency recommendations.

  11. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits | Department of Energy Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits Official Webinar Transcript (September 9, 2014) Pam Cole: Welcome, everyone. Again, this is Low-E Storm Window for Retrofits webinar. I'm Pam Cole and I am a research engineer

  12. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...

    Energy Saver

    Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy...

  13. Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy Saver

    Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Photo showing climate zone maps based on ...

  14. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced ...

  15. An actuarial approach to retrofit savings in buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Subbarao, Krishnappa; Etingov, Pavel V.; Reddy, T. A.

    2014-01-01

    An actuarial method has been developed for determining energy savings from retrofits from energy use data for a number of buildings. This method should be contrasted with the traditional method of using pre- and post-retrofit data on the same building. This method supports the U.S. Department of Energy Building Performance Database of real building performance data and related tools that enable engineering and financial practitioners to evaluate retrofits. The actuarial approach derives, from the database, probability density functions (PDFs) for energy savings from retrofits by creating peer groups for the user’s pre post buildings. From the energy use distribution of the two groups, the savings PDF is derived. This provides the basis for engineering analysis as well as financial risk analysis leading to investment decisions. Several technical issues are addressed: The savings PDF is obtained from the pre- and post-PDF through a convolution. Smoothing using kernel density estimation is applied to make the PDF more realistic. The low data density problem can be mitigated through a neighborhood methodology. Correlations between pre and post buildings are addressed to improve the savings PDF. Sample size effects are addressed through the Kolmogorov--Smirnov tests and quantile-quantile plots.

  16. Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols

    SciTech Connect

    Engebrecht, C. Metzger; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

    2012-12-01

    As DOE's Building America program has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program’s goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provide guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

  17. Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols

    SciTech Connect

    Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

    2012-12-01

    As Building America (BA) has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provides guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

  18. Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This free webinar will introduce the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that will serve as a guide for Building America’s research, development, and demonstration activities...

  19. Building America News and Events | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America News and Events Building America News and Events Building America News and Events Stay current with the Building America Program by subscribing to the Building ...

  20. Building America Update: May 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings Building America News & Events Building America Update Newsletter Building America Update: May 2016 Building America Update: May 2016 June 9, 2016 ...

  1. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing HomesBay Ridge Gardens

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy HomesBay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing HomesBay Ridge Gardens - Mixed Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit, Annapolis, Maryland (Fact Sheet) Approximately 43% energy savings are achieved in a 1970s multifamily

  2. Building America Research-to-Market Process

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Program conducts applied research, development, and deployment in residential buildings. Building America projects are led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national...

  3. Past Building America Projects | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    focus. Learn about current Building America teams and projects. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation Building America ...

  4. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: SMUD's 32nd Avenue Remodel Demonstration Program, Sacramento, CA

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2011-03-01

    This case study describes a retrofit project between SMUD and Building America to create a high-performance home.

  5. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: SMUD's Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect

    2010-10-01

    Building America worked with SMUD on this 1980s retrofit home to cut energy use by 104 points from a pre-retrofit California HERS score of 182 to a post retrofit score of 78.

  6. Whole Foods Market Retrofits Multiple Building Systems for Big Savings

    SciTech Connect

    2013-03-01

    Whole Foods Market partnered with U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement solutions to reduce annual energy consumption in existing stores by at least 30% versus pre-retrofit energy use at its store in Edgewater, New Jersey, as part of DOE’s Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program.

  7. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Measure

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes | Department of Energy Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Measure Guideline: Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes This project by Building Science Corporation focuses on the field implementation of taped board insulation as the drainage plane in both new and retrofit residential applications. Guidance on

  8. Building America Expert Meeting: Interior Insulation Retrofit...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    It was found that conflicting understanding exists, such as general assessment approaches, assessments of masonry material properties, and the inclusion of air spaces between ...

  9. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

    Energy Saver

    three boiler control strategies, more aggressive outdoor rest curves, nighttime setback of supply water temperature, and boiler cutoff based on average indoor temperature setpoint. ...

  10. Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...

    Energy Saver

    optimizing steam and hydronic systems through increased main line air venting, replacing radiator vents, improving circulation pump efficiency, and upgrading boiler control ...

  11. Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This article profiles the Building America teams, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA).

  12. Building America Webinar: Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Retrofits | Department of Energy Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits Building America Webinar: Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits This Building America webinar presented a new and improved low-e storm window that boasts a combination of curb appeal and energy efficiency, all for a fraction of the cost of window replacement, on Sept. 9, 2014. Thomas Culp, Birch Point Consulting, LLC, discussed the development of low-e storm windows and examples of success

  13. Building America System Research

    SciTech Connect

    2013-04-01

    Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

  14. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sean Maxwell Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and ... of Energy Buildng America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and ...

  15. Building America Update Newsletter Archives | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    News & Events Building America Update Newsletter Building America Update Newsletter Archives Building America Update Newsletter Archives The Building America Update is a ...

  16. Building America Research-to-Market Plan

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... and rating tool developers collaborate with Building America to include smart ventilation. * Passive House and utility programs collaborate with Building America to adopt smart ...

  17. Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team...

  18. Building America Update - August 9, 2013

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Hanley Wood's Home for Life website and virtual tour uses universal design principles to ... New Publications from Building America The Building America Publications Library offers an ...

  19. Building America Update - May 9, 2013

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    Review the presentations and audio recordings of the meeting on the Building America website. And, sign up to receive notifications of upcoming Building America meetings ...

  20. Building America Update - November 9, 2012

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    and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. ... In this training, DOE and team members from Building America Research Partner Steven ...

  1. Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation...

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    Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a framed basement wall with insulation ...

  2. Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation...

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    Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a vapor retarder classification. Air-tight ...

  3. Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume...

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    1, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 1, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Volume I: Main Report, prepared by Energy Technology Innovation ...

  4. Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 2, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Volume II: Appendices, prepared by: Energy Technology ...

  5. Building America Solution Center Webinar

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Webinar July 22, 2015 Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center to Work for You! CHRISSI ANTONOPOULOS Pacific NW National Laboratory 2 | Building America eere.energy.gov 2015 has been an exciting year for the Building America Solution Center! Along with continuous content additions, there are many new features we'd like to share with you: * EPA Indoor airPLUS checklist manager * A new sales tool * Over 80 videos * Existing homes expanded content and navigation Overview 3

  6. Evaluation of CNT Energy Savers Retrofit Packages Implemented in Multifamily Buildings

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    Farley, Jenne; Ruch, Russell

    2013-09-01

    This evaluation explored the feasibility of designing prescriptive retrofit measure packages for typical Chicago region multifamily buildings in order to achieve 25%-30% source energy savings through the study of three case studies. There is an urgent need to scale up energy efficiency retrofitting of Chicago's multifamily buildings in order to address rising energy costs and a rapidly depletingrental stock. Aimed at retrofit program administrators and building science professionals, this research project investigates the possibility of using prescriptive retrofit packages as a time- and resource-effective approach to the process of retrofitting multifamily buildings.

  7. Evaluation of CNT Energy Savers Retrofit Packages Implemented in Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Farley, Jenne; Ruch, Russell

    2013-09-01

    This evaluation explored the feasibility of designing prescriptive retrofit measure packages for typical Chicago region multifamily buildings in order to achieve 25%-30% source energy savings through the study of three case studies. There is an urgent need to scale up energy efficiency retrofitting of Chicago's multifamily buildings in order to address rising energy costs and a rapidly depleting rental stock. Aimed at retrofit program administrators and building science professionals, this research project investigates the possibility of using prescriptive retrofit packages as a time- and resource-effective approach to the process of retrofitting multifamily buildings.

  8. Funding Opportunity Webinar- Building America

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building Technologies Office (BTO)’s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117.

  9. Need for Systematic Retrofit Analysis in Multifamily Buildings

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    Malhotra, Mini; Im, Piljae

    2014-01-01

    Multifamily housing offers high potential for energy savings through retrofits. A comprehensive energy audit with systematic evaluation of alternative energy measures is one of the key steps to realizing the full energy savings potential. However, this potential often remains unrealized when the selection of measures is (1) based on a one-size-fits-all approach originating from accustomed practices, (2) intended merely to meet code-compliance requirements, and/or (3) influenced by owner renter split incentive. In such cases, the benefits of comprehensive energy auditing are disregarded in view of the apparent difficulty in diagnosing multifamily buildings, evaluating alternative measures, and installing customized sets of measures. This paper highlights some of the barriers encountered in a multifamily housing retrofit project in Georgia and demonstrates the merits of systematic retrofit analysis by identifying opportunities for higher energy savings and improved comfort and indoor air quality that were missed in this project. The study uses a whole-building energy analysis conducted for a 10-unit, low-rise, multifamily building of a 110-unit apartment complex. The analysis projected a 24% energy savings from the measures installed in the building with a payback period of 10 years. Further analysis with a systematic evaluation of alternative measures showed that without compromising on the objectives of durability, livability, and appearance of the building, energy savings of up to 34% were achievable with a payback period of 7 years. The paper concludes by outlining recommendations that may benefit future retrofit projects by improving the audit process, streamlining tasks, and achieving higher energy savings.

  10. Automated Auditing Tool for Retrofit Building Projects

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    Parker, Andrew

    2011-06-23

    Building energy auditors regularly use notepads, physical forms, or simple spreadsheets to inventory energy consuming devices in buildings and audit overall performance. Mobile computing devices such as smart phones or tablet computers with camera inputs may be used to automatically capture relevant information and format audit input in a way that streamlines work flows and reduces the likelihood of error. As an example. an auditor could walk through a space holding a mobile device, which automatically identifies and appliances, windows, etc. This information would automatically be added to a mobile database associated with the building for later integration with a larger building audit database. The user experience would require little or no manual input, and could integrate with tools to automate used to automate data collection for building energy modeling.

  11. Automated Auditing Tool for Retrofit Building Projects

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2011-06-23

    Building energy auditors regularly use notepads, physical forms, or simple spreadsheets to inventory energy consuming devices in buildings and audit overall performance. Mobile computing devices such as smart phones or tablet computers with camera inputs may be used to automatically capture relevant information and format audit input in a way that streamlines work flows and reduces the likelihood of error. As an example. an auditor could walk through a space holding a mobile device, whichmore » automatically identifies and appliances, windows, etc. This information would automatically be added to a mobile database associated with the building for later integration with a larger building audit database. The user experience would require little or no manual input, and could integrate with tools to automate used to automate data collection for building energy modeling.« less

  12. Transcript for Building America Video

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Transcript of a video about how DOE’s Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient.

  13. Building America Update: March 2016

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive...

  14. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory McGraw-Hill Construction President Keith Fox Vice President, Product Development Kathryn E. Cassino McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics/Alliances Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances Harvey M. Bernstein, F. ASCE, LEED AP Senior Director, Research

  15. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Â… Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building America program ... DOE established the Building America program in 1995 to address both the huge ...

  16. Building America Publications | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Publications Building America Publications Building America provides guidelines, reports, and case studies detailing proven innovations for new and existing high-performance homes. To easily search and sort through current publications, visit the Building America Reference Library within the Building America Solution Center. It provides easy access to the most up-to-date Building America publications as well as other essential building science resources. To find complete documentation of all

  17. Building America Research | Department of Energy

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    Research Building America Research The DOE Building America Program is helping to create homes that are durable and energy efficient. Research-to-Market BA_Research_Image.png Learn how Building America works to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices. Top Innovations 1-1-2 Adv Framing open header.jpg Read about outstanding Building America research achievements. Research Teams hirl3.jpg Learn about the Building America teams who continuously

  18. Building America Building Science Translator

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Science Translator February 2015 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affliated partners, make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represent that its use

  19. Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Combustion Safety Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety This expert meeting, The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World, was conducted by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team on June 28, 2012, in San Antonio, TX. The objective of this Expert Meeting was to identify gaps and barriers that need to be addressed by future research, and to develop data-driven technical recommendations for code updates so that a common approach for combustion safety

  20. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) In this case study, the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team provides guidance on how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for

  1. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps | Department of Energy Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps In this project, the Advanced Residential Integrated Solutions team investigated the suitability of mini-split heat pumps for multifamily retrofits. Replacing Resistance Heating with Mini-Split Heat Pumps (638.84 KB) More Documents &

  2. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    I | Department of Energy I Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014, focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar will be: * Andrew Poerschke, IBACOS, presenting Simplified Space Conditioning in Low-load Homes. The presentation will focus on what is "simple" when it comes to space conditioning?

  3. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Solutions for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Combustion Safety in Existing Homes | Department of Energy Solutions for Combustion Safety in Existing Homes Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Solutions for Combustion Safety in Existing Homes Solutions for Combustion Safety in Existing Homes 12/16/15 Speakers Larry Brand, Research and Development Manager at the Gas Technology Institute and the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) David Bohac, Director of Research with the Center for Energy and Environment

  4. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance | Department of Energy Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance This Building America Innovations profile describes the concept for the U.S. Department of Energy

  5. BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corp. View the Presentation BSC: Building America, Building Science Consortium - 2015 Peer Review (1.5 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Case Study: Field Testing an Unvented Roof with Fibrous Insulation and Tiles Building

  6. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program. Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

    SciTech Connect

    Wiehagen, J.; Del Bianco, M.; Mallay, D.

    2015-05-22

    The U.S. Department of Energy Building America team Partnership for Home Innovation wrote a report on Phase 1 of the project that summarized a condition assessment of the homes and evaluated retrofit options within the constraints of the cooperative provided by GHI. Phase 2 was completed following monitoring in the 2013–2014 winter season; the results are summarized in this report. Phase 3 upgrades of heating equipment will be implemented in time for the 2014–2015 heating season and are not part of this report.

  7. Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Tools & Resources » Building America Research Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story

  8. DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, and More March 12, 2015 - 8:37am ...

  9. Strategy Guideline. Mitigation of Retrofit Risk Factors

    SciTech Connect

    Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

    2012-12-01

    The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) Building America team is currently developing strategies designed to promote and achieve increased energy savings and promote upgrades in the residential retrofit sector. These strategies are targeted to retrofit program managers, retrofit contractors, policy makers, academic researchers, and non-governmental organizations. This report focuses on four key areas to promote home energy upgrades: fostering accurate energy savings projections; understanding consumer perceptions for energy savings; measuring energy savings, and ensuring quality control for retrofit installations.

  10. Building America Update Newsletter | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    News & Events » Building America Update Newsletter Building America Update Newsletter Building America Update Newsletter Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story Partnerships and Innovation Focus of Latest Funding Opportunity Announcements ANSI

  11. Analysis of institutional mechanisms affecting residential and commercial buildings retrofit

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    1980-09-01

    Barriers to energy conservation in the residential and commercial sectors influence (1) the willingness of building occupants to modify their energy usage habits, and (2) the willingness of building owners/occupants to upgrade the thermal characteristics of the structures within which they live or work and the appliances which they use. The barriers that influence the willingness of building owners/occupants to modify the thermal efficiency characteristics of building structures and heating/cooling systems are discussed. This focus is further narrowed to include only those barriers that impede modifications to existing buildings, i.e., energy conservation retrofit activity. Eight barriers selected for their suitability for Federal action in the residential and commercial sectors and examined are: fuel pricing policies that in the short term do not provide enough incentive to invest in energy conservation; high finance cost; inability to evaluate contractor performance; inability to evaluate retrofit products; lack of well-integrated or one-stop marketing systems (referred to as lack of delivery systems); lack of precise or customized information; lack of sociological/psychological incentives; and use of the first-cost decision criterion (expanded to include short-term payback criterion for the commercial sector). The impacts of these barriers on energy conservation are separately assessed for the residential and commercial sectors.

  12. Building America Case Study: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level, Cold-Climate Home, Westport, Connecticut; Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect

    2015-08-01

    ??National programs such as Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) and numerous other utility air sealing programs have brought awareness to homeowners of the benefits of energy efficiency retrofits. Yet, these programs tend to focus on the low-hanging fruit: air-sealing the thermal envelope and ductwork where accessible, switch to efficient lighting, and low-flow fixtures. At the other end of the spectrum, deep-energy retrofit programs are also being encouraged by various utilities across the country. While deep energy retrofits typically seek 50% energy savings, they are often quite costly and most applicable to gut-rehab projects. A significant potential for lowering energy usage in existing homes lies between the low hanging fruit and deep energy retrofit approaches - retrofits that save approximately 30% in energy over the existing conditions. A key is to be non-intrusive with the efficiency measures so the retrofit projects can be accomplished in occupied homes. This cold climate retrofit project involved the design and optimization of a home in Connecticut that sought to improve energy savings by at least 30% (excluding solar PV) over the existing home's performance. This report documents the successful implementation of a cost-effective solution package that achieved performance greater than 30% over the pre-retrofit - what worked, what did not, and what improvements could be made. Confirmation of successfully achieving 30% source energy savings over the pre-existing conditions was confirmed through energy modeling and comparison of the utility bills pre- and post- retrofit.

  13. Building America Building Science Education Roadmap | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Education Roadmap Building America Building Science Education Roadmap This roadmap outlines steps that U.S. Department of Energy Building America program must take to develop a robust building science education curriculum in coming years. ba_bldg_science_education_roadmap.pdf (645.63 KB) More Documents & Publications DOE Challenge Home Student Competition Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher

  14. Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building America Expert Meeting: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Building Science...

  15. Building America House Simulation Protocols

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    Hendron, Robert; Engebrecht, Cheryn

    2010-09-01

    The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

  16. Building America: Making Real Progress

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America Program conducts innovative housing research on energy efficiency to benefit the residential building industry and the public. The program has produced more than 100 innovations and accel- erated the adoption of energy-saving technologies. Since 1995, this work has helped households across the nation save up to $54 billion and avoid the emissions of 500 million tons of carbon dioxide. DOE esti- mates as much as $170 in homeowner savings for

  17. Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Research Teams Building America Research Teams Building America team members are experts in the field of residential building science and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. These teams work with industry partners to design, test, upgrade, and build technologies and high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Learn more about Building America

  18. Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages

    SciTech Connect

    Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

    2013-07-01

    Residential energy retrofit activities are a critical component of efforts to increase energy efficiency in the U.S. building stock; however, retrofits account for a small percentage of aggregate energy savings at relatively high per unit costs. This report by Building America research team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), describes barriers to widespread retrofits and evaluates opportunities to improve delivery of home retrofit measures by identifying economies of scale in marketing, energy assessments, and bulk purchasing through pilot programs in portions of Sonoma, Los Angeles, and San Joaquin Counties, CA. These targeted communities show potential and have revealed key strategies for program design, as outlined in the report.

  19. Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air Partners: American Gas Association www.aga.org Center of Energy and Environment www.mncee.org Building Performance Institute www.bpi.org NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org/PARR Building Components: Gas Appliances Application: Retrofit Single Family Year Tested: 2013 Applicable Climate

  20. Building America Systems Engineering Approach

    SciTech Connect

    2011-12-15

    The Building America Research Teams use a systems engineering approach to achieve higher quality and energy savings in homes. Using these techniques, the energy consumption of new houses can be reduced by 40% or more with little or no impact on the cost of ownership.

  1. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy

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    Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) | Department of Energy America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) 3_3a_ba_innov_beopt_011713.pdf (877.48 KB) More Documents & Publications Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation BEopt Version 2.0: New Features Building America Webinar:

  2. Hydronic Heating Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Dentz, Jordan; Henderson, Hugh

    2012-04-01

    The ARIES Collaborative, a Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. (HRI) of Cambridge, MA to implement and study improvements to the heating system in one of the non-profit’s housing developments. The heating control systems in the 42-unit Columbia CAST housing development were upgraded in an effort projected to reduce heating costs by 15% to 25%.

  3. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy America: Research for Real-World Results Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. This webinar on December 17, 2014, featured Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, providing an overview of key Building America accomplishments, current research focus areas, and future strategies for

  4. Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits

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    D. Philbrick; Scheu, R.; Brand, L.

    2016-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit analyzed building, energy, and financial program data as well as other public and private data to examine the relationship between energy-efficiency retrofits and financial performance on three levels: building, city, and community.

  5. Building America Update - August 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    August 2013 Building America Update - August 2013 Here you can link to the August 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Building America supports ...

  6. Building America Update - January 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    January 2013 Building America Update - January 2013 Here you can link to the January 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Building America track ...

  7. Building America Update- April 9, 2015

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This April 2015 issue of the monthly newsletter, Building America Update, provides the latest information about news, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

  8. Building America Update – June 12, 2014

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

  9. Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled This webinar presented an overview ...

  10. Building America Update – May 9, 2014

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

  11. Building America Update - December 9, 2013

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) developed an ... America Publications Library offers an extensive ... Additional reports published recently are: * Evaluation of ...

  12. Building America Quarterly Team Project Update

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Building America team members provided an update on their respective projects during a meeting on August 30, 2016.

  13. Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion...

    Energy Saver

    Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol Two U.S. Department of Energy Building ...

  14. Building America Teams Technical Quality Management

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    9302014 2. Monthly Status Reporting; 15 th of the ... and communities with strategic early adopters, Building ... Houses Studied by Building America (2000-present) 13 ...

  15. Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Evaluation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Evaluation of Passive Vents in New-Construction Multifamily Buildings Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Evaluation of Passive Vents in New-Construction Multifamily ...

  16. Building America Expert Meeting: Transitioning Traditional HVAC...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Building America Best Practices Series Volume 16: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in ...

  17. Unvented, Conditioned Attics - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    This Top Innovation award demonstrates Building America research from Building Science ... influence code acceptance of this innovation since 2006. Read about this Top Innovation. ...

  18. Bedford Farmhouse High Performance Retrofit Prototype

    SciTech Connect

    2010-04-26

    In this case study, Building Science Corporation partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell on a retrofit of a mid-19th century farmhouse into affordable housing meeting Building America performance standards.

  19. Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Recent reports commissioned by the Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub highlight the potential of a massive retrofit project aimed to reduce the area's building energy use by 50 percent in the next 10 years.

  20. Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Research » Building America Market Partnerships Building America Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. Zero Energy Ready Home Through the DOE Zero

  1. Hydronic Heating Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings: Boiler Control Replacement and Monitoring

    SciTech Connect

    Dentz, J.; Henderson, H.; Varshney, K.

    2014-09-01

    The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. (HRI) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating controls in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded. Fuel use in the development was excessive compared to similar properties. A poorly insulated thermal envelope contributed to high energy bills, but adding wall insulation was not cost-effective or practical. The more cost-effective option was improving heating system efficiency. Efficient operation of the heating system faced several obstacles, including inflexible boiler controls and failed thermostatic radiator valves. Boiler controls were replaced with systems that offer temperature setbacks and one that controls heat based on apartment temperature in addition to outdoor temperature. Utility bill analysis shows that post-retrofit weather-normalized heating energy use was reduced by 10%-31% (average of 19%). Indoor temperature cutoff reduced boiler runtime (and therefore heating fuel consumption) by 28% in the one building in which it was implemented. Nearly all savings were obtained during night which had a lower indoor temperature cut off (68 degrees F) than day (73 degrees F). This implies that the outdoor reset curve was appropriately adjusted for this building for daytime operation. Nighttime setback of heating system supply water temperature had no discernable impact on boiler runtime or gas bills.

  2. Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Building Science-Based Climate Maps - Building America Top Innovation Photo showing climate zone maps based on the IECC climate zone map. It may not be intuitively obvious why a U.S. climate zone map is so important to the construction industry. Thanks to this Building America Top Innovation, building science education, energy code development, and residential design can much more effectively integrate

  3. Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solution Center To Work for You! | Department of Energy Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! This webinar will describe new updates that have been implemented in the Building America Solution Center that offer exciting new tools and content that builders and industry professionals can put to work immediately. Building America Solution

  4. Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and ...

  5. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Unvented Crawlspaces Code Adoption

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Building America research which has supported acceptance of unvented crawlspaces in the IRC.

  6. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – Building America Solution Center

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    PNNL set up the framework for the Building America Solution Center, a web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by DOE’s Building America research partners.

  7. Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technical Update Meeting - April 29, 2013 Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Eric Werling Building America Coordinator Denver, CO April 29, 2013 Building Technology Office U.S. Department of Energy EERE's National Mission Mission: To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down

  8. Building America Meetings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    News & Events » Building America Meetings Building America Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Current Webinars Past Webinars Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder

  9. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... ripe for focusing on retrofit and renovation investments that could save energy and money. ... overall project valua- tion. the way this money is allocated to different products, ...

  10. Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

    SciTech Connect

    Hendron, R.

    2006-05-01

    Because there are more than 101 million residential households in the United States today, it is not surprising that existing residential buildings represent an extremely large source of potential energy savings. Because thousands of these homes are renovated each year, Building America is investigating the best ways to make existing homes more energy-efficient, based on lessons learned from research in new homes. The Building America program is aiming for a 20%-30% reduction in energy use in existing homes by 2020. The strategy for the existing homes project of Building America is to establish technology pathways that reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in American homes. The existing buildings project focuses on finding ways to adapt the results from the new homes research to retrofit applications in existing homes. Research activities include a combination of computer modeling, field demonstrations, and long-term monitoring to support the development of integrated approaches to reduce energy use in existing residential buildings. Analytical tools are being developed to guide designers and builders in selecting the best approaches for each application. Also, DOE partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase energy efficiency in existing homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

  11. Retrofit of a MultiFamily Mass Masonry Building in New England

    SciTech Connect

    Ueno, K.; Kerrigan, P.; Wytrykowska, H.; Van Straaten, R.

    2013-08-01

    Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corporation to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums. The research performed for this project provides information regarding advanced retrofit packages for multi-family masonry buildings in Cold climates. In particular, this project demonstrates safe, durable, and cost-effective solutions that will potentially benefit millions of multi-family brick buildings throughout the East Coast and Midwest (Cold climates). The retrofit packages provide insight on the opportunities for and constraints on retrofitting multifamily buildings with ambitious energy performance goals but a limited budget. The condominium conversion project will contribute to several areas of research on enclosures, space conditioning, and water heating. Enclosure items include insulation of mass masonry building on the interior, airtightness of these types of retrofits, multi-unit building compartmentalization, window selection, and roof insulation strategies. Mechanical system items include combined hydronic and space heating systems with hydronic distribution in small (low load) units, and ventilation system retrofits for multifamily buildings.

  12. Building America Case Study: Optimized Slab-on-Grade Foundation Insulation Retrofits, Madison, Wisconsin (Fact Sheet), Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Optimized Slab-on-Grade Foundation Insulation Retrofits Madison, Wisconsin Existing slab-on-grade (SOG) foundations are diffcult to insulate as a retro- ft measure because of a lack of interior access to the foundation. Because SOG foundations can be insulated only on the exterior, costly and destruc- tive excavation is usually required. In addition, determining cost-effective insulation upgrade strategies has been hampered by software tools that do not accurately account for heat fow below

  13. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compartmentalization Requirements - Joe Lstiburek | Department of Energy Joe Lstiburek Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements - Joe Lstiburek This presentation will be delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements, on September 24, 2014. Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation, will present various balanced ventilation options that

  14. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compartmentalization Requirements | Department of Energy Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements This Building America webinar, held on Sept. 24, 2014, focused on key challenges in multifamily ventilation and strategies to address these challenges. Sean Maxwell, Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, discussed make-up air strategies in new construction

  15. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, E.; Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Horowitz, S.; Hendron, R.

    2014-03-01

    As BA has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocol (HSP) document provides guidance to program partners and managers so they can compare energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

  16. Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)

    SciTech Connect

    McIlvaine, Janet; Chandra, Subrato; Barkaszi, Stephen; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Fonorow, Ken; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Hutchinson, Stephanie; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McCluney, Ross; McGinley, Mark; McSorley, Mike; Moyer, Neil; Mullens, Mike; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Vieira, Rob; Wichers, Susan

    2006-06-30

    This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (www.baihp.org) for the period 9/1/99-6/30/06. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center of the University of Central Florida and focuses on factory built housing. In partnership with over 50 factory and site builders, work was performed in two main areas--research and technical assistance. In the research area--through site visits in over 75 problem homes, we discovered the prime causes of moisture problems in some manufactured homes and our industry partners adopted our solutions to nearly eliminate this vexing problem. Through testing conducted in over two dozen housing factories of six factory builders we documented the value of leak free duct design and construction which was embraced by our industry partners and implemented in all the thousands of homes they built. Through laboratory test facilities and measurements in real homes we documented the merits of 'cool roof' technologies and developed an innovative night sky radiative cooling concept currently being tested. We patented an energy efficient condenser fan design, documented energy efficient home retrofit strategies after hurricane damage, developed improved specifications for federal procurement for future temporary housing, compared the Building America benchmark to HERS Index and IECC 2006, developed a toolkit for improving the accuracy and speed of benchmark calculations, monitored the field performance of over a dozen prototype homes and initiated research on the effectiveness of occupancy feedback in reducing household energy use. In the technical assistance area we provided systems engineering analysis, conducted training, testing and commissioning that have resulted in over 128,000 factory built and over 5,000 site built homes which are saving their owners over $17,000,000 annually in energy bills. These include homes built by Palm Harbor Homes, Fleetwood, Southern Energy Homes

  17. Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Crawlspaces - Building America Top Innovation Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows the interior of a framed crawlspace with insulation installed. This Top Innovation profile highlights Building America research into the benefits of closed, conditioned crawlspaces over traditional vented crawlspaces. Crawlspace vents are supposed to prevent moisture problems, based on the assumption that fresh air entering through vents on

  18. Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation Vapor Retarder Classification - Building America Top Innovation Photo of a vapor retarder classification. Air-tight and well-insulated homes have little or no tolerance for drying if they get wet; moisture control is critical. This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research that established vapor retarder classifications and appropriate applications that has been instrumental in the market

  19. State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) presentation on State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action from State Public Utility Commissions DE-FOA-0000266

  20. Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar presented an overview of this database of residential building retrofit measures and associated estimated costs, and progress to date.

  1. Building America Case Study: Supplemental Ductless Mini-Split...

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    Brevard and Volusia Counties, Florida PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Phased Deep Retrofit: Phase II Location: Central Florida Partners: Florida Power & Light, fpl.com Building ...

  2. Building America Expert Meeting: Delivering Better, Cheaper,...

    Energy Saver

    Summary of Prioritized Research Opportunities Building America Research Planning Meeting: November 2010 2011 Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting Summary Report: ...

  3. Funding Opportunity Webinar - Building America Industry Partnerships...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    View the Funding Opportunity Webinar or see the presentation slides below. This webinar provides an overview of the "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance ...

  4. Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Introduction This presentation is the Introduction to the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies...

  5. Building America Update - September 10, 2013

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... for Residential Masonry Buildings in Chicago * Long-Term Results from Evaluation of Advanced New Construction ... America Publications Library to access the entire catalog ...

  6. Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    This Top Innovation profile highlights Building America research into the benefits of ... Thousands of homes have now been constructed with this important innovation. Read about ...

  7. Building America Technologies Solutions Case Study: Ventilation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America team Building Science Corporation tested the effectiveness of various ventilation systems at two unoccupied, single-family lab homes at the University of Texas at Tyler. ...

  8. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II - Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Design Options for Locating Ducts ...

  9. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report and ...

  10. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting...

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    Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations ...

  11. Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying...

    Energy Saver

    Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems Building America Expert Meeting: Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in ...

  12. Decision process for the retrofit of municipal buildings with solar energy systems: a technical guide

    SciTech Connect

    Licciardello, Michael R.; Wood, Brian; Dozier, Warner; Braly, Mark; Yates, Alan

    1980-11-01

    As a background for solar applications, the following topics are covered: solar systems and components for retrofit installations; cost, performance, and quality considerations; and financing alternatives for local government. The retrofit decision process is discussed as follows: pre-screening of buildings, building data requirements, the energy conservation audit, solar system sizing and economics, comparison of alternatives, and implementation. Sample studies are presented for the West Valley Animal Shelter and the Hollywood Police Station. (MHR)

  13. Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Building America Industry Partnership...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Building America Industry Partnerships Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Building America Industry Partnerships October 28, 2015 - 11:51am Addthis The Building Technologies Office...

  14. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator,...

  15. Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings This webinar was presented by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), and discussed ventilation strategies for multifamily buildings, including how to successfully implement those strategies through smart design, specification, and construction techniques. webinar_ventilation_multifamily_20111101.wmv (22.17 MB) More Documents & Publications Building

  16. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: SMUD's Jean Avenue Remodel Demonstration Program, Sacramento, CA

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2011-03-01

    This case study describes how SMUD teamed with Building America partners to retrofit aging, foreclosed homes into high-performance homes.

  17. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: John Wesley Miller Companies, Tucson, AZ

    SciTech Connect

    2009-09-01

    This is a Building America fact sheet describing John Wesley Miller Companies energy efficiency retrofit project on a 47-year-old adobe house in Tucson, Arizona.

  18. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Yakama Nation Housing Authority, Wapato, WA

    SciTech Connect

    2009-09-01

    This is a Building America fact sheet describing the Yakama Nation Housing Authority's retrofit of 25 homes on the reservation to make them more energy efficient.

  19. Building America Expert Meeting Report. Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Dentz, Jordan

    2011-10-01

    This expert meeting was presented by the ARIES Collaborative, and discussed cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

  20. Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Hong, Tianzhen; Yang, Le; Hill, David; Feng, Wei

    2014-01-25

    Buildings consume more than one-third of the world?s primary energy. Reducing energy use in buildings with energy efficient technologies is feasible and also driven by energy policies such as energy benchmarking, disclosure, rating, and labeling in both the developed and developing countries. Current energy retrofits focus on the existing building stocks, especially older buildings, but the growing number of new high performance buildings built around the world raises a question that how these buildings perform and whether there are retrofit opportunities to further reduce their energy use. This is a new and unique problem for the building industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods are inadequate to look deep into the energy use of the high performance buildings. This study aims to tackle this problem with a new holistic approach powered by building performance data and analytics. First, three types of measured data are introduced, including the time series energy use, building systems operating conditions, and indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. An energy data model based on the ISO Standard 12655 is used to represent the energy use in buildings in a three-level hierarchy. Secondly, a suite of analytics were proposed to analyze energy use and to identify retrofit measures for high performance buildings. The data-driven analytics are based on monitored data at short time intervals, and cover three levels of analysis ? energy profiling, benchmarking and diagnostics. Thirdly, the analytics were applied to a high performance building in California to analyze its energy use and identify retrofit opportunities, including: (1) analyzing patterns of major energy end-use categories at various time scales, (2) benchmarking the whole building total energy use as well as major end-uses against its peers, (3) benchmarking the power usage effectiveness for the data center, which is the largest electricity consumer in this building, and (4) diagnosing HVAC

  1. Building America Research-to-Market Plan

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research-to-Market Plan November 2015 Prepared by Confluence Communications and Energetics Incorporated for: The Building America Program Residential Buildings Integration Building Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Project Manager and Technical Editor: Eric Werling Building America Program Director (This page intentionally left blank) Executive Summary i Executive Summary This report was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy's

  2. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado. Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing Residential Building Energy Efficiency Strategies (822.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing

  3. Building America Top Innovations 2014 Profile: California Energy Standards Recognize the Importance of Filter Selection

    Energy Saver

    DOE goals call for zero energy ready homes that are 50% more efficient than the 2009 IECC and whole-house retrofits that reduce energy use 25% in existing homes by 2025. By specifying minimum ventilation rates, ASHRAE 62.2 is a critical enabling innovation that will contribute to DOE's long-term goal of saving the nation $2.2 trillion in energy-related costs through a 50% reduction in building energy consumption. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS 2014 PROFILE Building America research and support

  4. Building America System Research | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    System Research Building America System Research Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs01_werling_040213.pdf (3.5 MB) More Documents & Publications Solar Decathlon Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump - 2013 Peer Review Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training

  5. Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy America: Research for Real-World Results Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results This presentation was delivered on Dec. 17, 2014, by Eric Werling, Building America Research Coordinator. ba_webinar_werling_12-17-14.pdf (6.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Zero Energy Ready Home Training Presentation DOE ZERH Webinar: High-Performance Home Sales Training, Part I DOE ZERH Webinar: Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy

  6. Building America Research-to-Market Plan

    SciTech Connect

    Werling, Eric

    2015-11-01

    This report presents the Building America Research-to-Market Plan (Plan), including the integrated Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps (Roadmaps) that will guide Building America’s research, development, and deployment (RD&D) activities over the coming years. The Plan and Roadmaps will be updated as necessary to adapt to research findings and evolving stakeholder needs, and they will reflect input from DOE and stakeholders.

  7. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Put New...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution ...

  8. Building America Update - July 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    July 2013 Building America Update - July 2013 Here you can link to the July 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Building America track at EEBA ...

  9. Building America Puts Residential Research Results To Work; Building America Research That Works (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    2009-01-18

    Residential buildings use more than 20% of the energy consumed annually in the United States. To help reduce that energy use, the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Building America partners conduct research to develop advanced building energy systems tha

  10. Building America Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 BTO Peer Review Building America Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Eric Werling, U.S. Department of Energy View the Presentation Building America Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review (1.4 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results DOE ZERH Orientation Webinar: Better Business for Builders

  11. Building America Program - Frequently Asked Questions | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Building America Program - Frequently Asked Questions Building America Program - Frequently Asked Questions This page presents Frequently Asked Questions about the Building America program, with answers by program managers. How long has the Building America program been in existence? Since 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America Program has worked to engineer the American home for energy efficiency, affordability, durability, and comfort. Building America works

  12. Energy and Cost Savings of Retro-Commissioning and Retrofit Measures for Large Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Moser, Dave; Liu, Guopeng; Athalye, Rahul A.; Liu, Bing

    2012-08-03

    This paper evaluates the energy and cost savings of seven retro-commissioning measures and 29 retrofit measures applicable to most large office buildings. The baseline model is for a hypothetical building with characteristics of large office buildings constructed before 1980. Each retro-commissioning measure is evaluated against the original baseline in terms of its potential of energy and cost savings while each retrofit measure is evaluated against the commissioned building. All measures are evaluated in five locations (Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago and Duluth) to understand the impact of weather conditions on energy and cost savings. The results show that implementation of the seven operation and maintenance measures as part of a retro-commissioning process can yield an average of about 22% of energy use reduction and 14% of energy cost reduction. Widening zone temperature deadband, lowering VAV terminal minimum air flow set points and lighting upgrades are effective retrofit measures to be considered.

  13. Opportunities for Building America Research to Address Energy...

    Energy Saver

    Opportunities for Building America Research to Address Energy Upgrade Technical Challenges: HVAC, Envelope and IAQ (301) Opportunities for Building America Research to Address...

  14. Building America Update - December 2012 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Building America Update - December 2012 Here you can link to the December 2012 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Registration open for 2013 ...

  15. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Air Leakage and Air Transfer Between Garage and Living Space Building America Technology Solutions for New and ...

  16. HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method - Building America Top Innovation...

    Energy Saver

    HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method - Building America Top Innovation HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method - Building America Top Innovation While HVAC installers have improved ...

  17. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Insight...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Insight Homes, Seaford, Delaware Case study of Insight Homes, who worked with the Building America research partner IBACOS to ...

  18. High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a window air ...

  19. University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership) Jump to: navigation, search Name: University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership) Place: St. Paul, MN Information...

  20. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America ...

  1. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing...

    Energy Saver

    Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, Florida Building America research ...

  2. Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test...

    Energy Saver

    Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support - 2014 BTO Peer Review Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support ...

  3. Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations - 2014 BTO Peer Review Resolving Code and Standard Barriers to Building America Innovations - 2014 BTO Peer ...

  4. Building America Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study: Resistance is Futile Building America Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study:...

  5. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing...

  6. Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis Building America Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study Analysis This report considers a ...

  7. Building America Top Innovations 2014 Profile: California Energy...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Selection This 2014 Top Innovation profile describes Building America research on ... Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: Building America; top ...

  8. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Low-Load Space-Conditioning Needs Assessment, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Building America Technology Solutions for...

  9. Building America Webinar: Field Test Best Practices Tool

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Building America Research Tools, on March 18, 2015.

  10. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway Street Apartments - Greenfield, Massachusetts Building America Whole-House Solutions ...

  11. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Multifamily...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Shaw Construction, Aspen, Colorado Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Conway Street Apartments - ...

  12. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and...

  13. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Grupe,...

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    Grupe, Rocklin, California Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Grupe, Rocklin, California Case Study of Grupe who worked with Building America research partner ...

  14. Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Effec guid-exterior rigid ...

  15. Effective Guidance and Tools - Building America Top Innovations...

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    Effective Guidance and Tools - Building America Top Innovations Effective Guidance and Tools - Building America Top Innovations August 25, 2014 - 11:00am Addthis Effective Guidance ...

  16. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Application of ... Homes: Moisture Management of High-R Walls Building America Best ...

  17. NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Stacey Rothgeb, NREL View the ...

  18. ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Jordan Dentz, Levy Partnership View the Presentation ARIES: Building America, High ...

  19. Outside Air Ventilation Controller - Building America Top Innovation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Outside Air Ventilation Controller - Building America Top Innovation Outside Air Ventilation Controller - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a two-story house with ...

  20. Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation...

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    Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation Photo of an unvented and insulated ...

  1. Advanced Framing Systems and Packages - Building America Top...

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    Advanced Framing Systems and Packages - Building America Top Innovation Advanced Framing Systems and Packages - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows advanced framing ...

  2. Building America Update - April 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    April 2013 Building America Update - April 2013 Here you can link to the April 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Top Innovations from ...

  3. Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations This webinar provided an overview of how Building America has impacted codes and standards in ...

  4. Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Technical Update Meeting Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held its fourth annual Technical Update meeting ...

  5. Building America Update - November 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Building America Update - November 2013 Here you can link to the November 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Top Innovations Spotlight: ...

  6. Building America Update - September 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    September 2013 Building America Update - September 2013 Here you can link to the September 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Green Builder ...

  7. Building America Solution Center - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Peer Review Building America Solution Center - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Michael Baechler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Building America Solution Center ...

  8. Building America Update - March 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    March 2013 Building America Update - March 2013 Here you can link to the March 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: 2013 Technical Update ...

  9. Building America Update - October 2012 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    October 2012 Building America Update - October 2012 Here you can link to the October 2012 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Industry publications ...

  10. Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America...

    Energy Saver

    Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe ...

  11. Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top...

    Energy Saver

    Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater ...

  12. Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

    Energy Saver

    Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Cover of the EEBA Water Management Guide. As energy codes and ...

  13. Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation Attic Air Sealing Guide - Building America Top Innovation Image showing step-by-step instructions for air sealing. One of ...

  14. Analysis of Pre-Retrofit Building and Utility Data

    SciTech Connect

    Prahl, D.; Beach, R.

    2014-12-01

    IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following ASHRAE Guideline 14 normalization procedures, electricity consumption of 1,166 all electric production-built homes' was modeled. The homes were in two communities -- one built in the 1970s and the other in the mid-2000s.

  15. Analysis of Pre-Retrofit Building and Utility Data

    SciTech Connect

    Prahl, D.; Beach, R.

    2014-12-01

    IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following ASHRAE Guideline 14 normalization procedures, electricity consumption of 1,166 all electric production-built homes was modeled. The homes were in two communities—one built in the 1970s and the other in the mid-2000s.

  16. Strategy Guideline: Energy Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings in Cold Climates

    SciTech Connect

    Frozyna, K.; Badger, L.

    2013-04-01

    This Strategy Guideline explains the benefits of evaluating and identifying energy efficiency retrofit measures that could be made during renovation and maintenance of multifamily buildings. It focuses on low-rise multifamily structures (three or fewer stories) in a cold climate. These benefits lie primarily in reduced energy use, lower operating and maintenance costs, improved durability of the structure, and increased occupant comfort. This guideline focuses on retrofit measures for roof repair or replacement, exterior wall repair or gut rehab, and eating system maintenance. All buildings are assumed to have a flat ceiling and a trussed roof, wood- or steel-framed exterior walls, and one or more single or staged boilers. Estimated energy savings realized from the retrofits will vary, depending on the size and condition of the building, the extent of efficiency improvements, the efficiency of the heating equipment, the cost and type of fuel, and the climate location.

  17. Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit

    SciTech Connect

    German, A.; Siddiqui, A.; Dakin, B.

    2014-11-01

    The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes collaborated on a marine climate retrofit project designed to meet both Passive House (PH) and Building America (BA) program standards. The scope included sealing, installing wall, roof and floor insulation (previously lacking), replacing windows, upgrading the heating and cooling system, and installing.

  18. Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit

    SciTech Connect

    German, A.; Siddiqui, A.; Dakin, B.

    2014-11-01

    The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes collaborated on a marine climate retrofit project designed to meet both Passive House (PH) and Building America program standards. The scope included sealing, installing wall, roof and floor insulation (previously lacking), replacing windows, upgrading the heating and cooling system, and installing mechanical ventilation.

  19. Building America Analysis – New Construction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report.

  20. Building America Analysis – Existing Homes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report.

  1. Building America FY14 Projects by Technology

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... 40% New All Integrated Design (& WH packages) CA ARBI (DEG) Retrofit on Purchase & Data Mining Community Scale Verification Retrofit SF Integrated Design (& WH packages) All All ...

  2. Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solution Center To Work for You! | Department of Energy Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! The Building America Solution Center is known for its easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step guides for installing the measures that make up high-performance homes. This webinar on July 22, 2015, described a number of updates that offer exciting

  3. National Laboratories Supporting Building America | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » National Laboratories Supporting Building America National Laboratories Supporting Building America The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories work very closely with the Building America research teams to achieve program goals. The laboratories offer extensive scientific and technical R&D expertise for building technologies and improved building practices. Following is a brief description of the laboratories involved with Building

  4. Building America Update: November 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    November 2015 Building America Update: November 2015 July 28, 2016 - 2:43pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature story New Building America Projects Focus on Building Envelope, Ventilation, and More Events November Building America Webinar: High

  5. Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Building America Industry Partnerships |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Building America Industry Partnerships Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Building America Industry Partnerships October 24, 2016 - 1:51pm Addthis The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Building America program intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation - 2017." View the notice of intent. This FOA supports the Building America program, which is the BTO

  6. Building America FY14 Projects by Building Type | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Projects by Building Type Building America FY14 Projects by Building Type This table lists U.S. Department of Energy Building America FY14 research projects by building type. building_america_fy14projects_bldgtype.pdf (236.49 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team

  7. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Community-Scale

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Modeling - Southeastern United States | Department of Energy Community-Scale Energy Modeling - Southeastern United States Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Community-Scale Energy Modeling - Southeastern United States Community-scale energy modeling and testing are useful for determining energy conservation measures that will effectively reduce energy use. To that end, IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption,

  8. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York | Department of Energy Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Islip Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Turnover Protocols, Islip, New York In this project, ARIES worked with two public housing authorities (PHA) to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement at the time when units

  9. Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. cq6_closing_gaps_multifamily_dentz.pdf (1.61 MB) More Documents & Publications Critical Question #6: What are the Challenges and Solutions for Modeling Multifamily Buildings? Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems -

  10. Building America Update - November 2012 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Building America Update - November 2012 Here you can link to the November 2012 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: DOE Challenge Home technical training Climate guides from Building America New publications building_america_update_nov2012.pdf (206 KB) More Documents & Publications An Introduction to the EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) Â… Everything You Should Know to Complete a Quality Application Webinar Slides Building America Update - September 2013

  11. Building America Building Science Translator | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Translator Building America Building Science Translator Words are a big deal. A very big deal. With that in mind, DOE has worked extensively with housing industry representatives and building science experts over the past year compiling a new building science glossary that translates technical jargon into an improved consumer experience. Now there is a huge 'collective impact' opportunity to more effectively convey the value of high-performance homes to consumers and the media using these 'power

  12. DEEP: A Database of Energy Efficiency Performance to Accelerate Energy Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Hoon Lee, Sang; Hong, Tianzhen; Sawaya, Geof; Chen, Yixing; Piette, Mary Ann

    2015-05-01

    The paper presents a method and process to establish a database of energy efficiency performance (DEEP) to enable quick and accurate assessment of energy retrofit of commercial buildings. DEEP was compiled from results of about 35 million EnergyPlus simulations. DEEP provides energy savings for screening and evaluation of retrofit measures targeting the small and medium-sized office and retail buildings in California. The prototype building models are developed for a comprehensive assessment of building energy performance based on DOE commercial reference buildings and the California DEER prototype buildings. The prototype buildings represent seven building types across six vintages of constructions and 16 California climate zones. DEEP uses these prototypes to evaluate energy performance of about 100 energy conservation measures covering envelope, lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plug-loads, and domestic hot water. DEEP consists the energy simulation results for individual retrofit measures as well as packages of measures to consider interactive effects between multiple measures. The large scale EnergyPlus simulations are being conducted on the super computers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The pre-simulation database is a part of an on-going project to develop a web-based retrofit toolkit for small and medium-sized commercial buildings in California, which provides real-time energy retrofit feedback by querying DEEP with recommended measures, estimated energy savings and financial payback period based on users’ decision criteria of maximizing energy savings, energy cost savings, carbon reduction, or payback of investment. The pre-simulated database and associated comprehensive measure analysis enhances the ability to performance assessments of retrofits to reduce energy use for small and medium buildings and business owners who typically do not have resources to conduct

  13. Byggmeister Test Home. Cold Climate Multifamily Masonry Building Condition Assessment and Retrofit Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Wytrykowska, H.; Ueno, K.; Van Straaten, R.

    2012-09-01

    This report describes a retrofit project undertaken by Building Science Corporation and partner Byggmeister on a multifamily brick row house located in Jamaica Plain, MA. This project studied the row house to determine the right combination of energy efficiency measures that are feasible, affordable, and suitable for this type of construction and acceptable to homeowners.

  14. Byggmeister Test Home: Cold Climate Multifamily Masonry Building Condition Assessment and Retrofit Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Wytrykowska, H.; Ueno, K.; Van Straaten, R.

    2012-09-01

    This report describes a retrofit project undertaken by Building Science Corporation and partner Byggmeister on a multifamily brick row house located in Jamaica Plain, MA. This project studied the row house to determine the right combination of energy efficiency measures that are feasible, affordable, and suitable for this type of construction and acceptable to homeowners.

  15. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...

    Energy Saver

    PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three deep energy retrofits. For this gut rehab they replaced the old roof with a steeper roof ...

  16. Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG, www.buildsagreen.org) for three of their deep energy and green retrofits. BSAG is a well established non-profit organization in the community ...

  17. Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To...

  18. Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To ...

  19. Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You ...

  20. Residential Building Audits and Retrofits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This presentation covers local, regional, and national efforts to promote energy efficiency in residential buildings, programmatic elements of residential building audit and ...

  1. Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures Building America Webinar: Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures This webinar, presented by ...

  2. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, ...

  3. Building America Update - June 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    June 2013 Building America Update - June 2013 Here you can link to the June 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Articles from Green Building ...

  4. Building America Update - May 14, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    14, 2015 Building America Update - May 14, 2015 May 13, 2015 - 4:35pm Addthis Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on ARIES and NorthernSTAR Teams Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Inspiring the Next Generation of Building Scientists DOE Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships Building America May 20 Webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations Buildings XIII Conference-Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes: Call for

  5. Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and

  6. Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

  7. Building America Events 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Events 2014 Building America Events 2014 Event: ACI National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show Date/Time: April 29 - May 1, 2014 Description: ACI hosts the leading educational and networking events in the home performance industry in partnership with nationally-renowned experts, ffering the most comprehensive and innovative agenda. Learn more and register. Event: DOE Challenge Home Zero Energy-Ready Home Training Date/Time: April 30, 2014; 10:00am-4:00pm (with a lunch

  8. Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP II)

    SciTech Connect

    Abernethy, Bob; Chandra, Subrato; Baden, Steven; Cummings, Jim; Cummings, Jamie; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Dutton, Wanda; Fairey, Philip; Fonorow, Ken; Gil, Camilo; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Kerr, Ryan; Peeks, Brady; Kosar, Douglas; Hewes, Tom; Kalaghchy, Safvat; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McIlvaine, Janet; Moyer, Neil; Liguori, Sabrina; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Stroer, Dennis; Thomas-Rees, Stephanie; Daniel, Danielle; McIlvaine, Janet

    2010-11-30

    This report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP - www.baihp.org) during the final budget period (BP5) of our contract, January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010. Highlights from the four previous budget periods are included for context. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida. With over 50 Industry Partners including factory and site builders, work in BP5 was performed in six tasks areas: Building America System Research Management, Documentation and Technical Support; System Performance Evaluations; Prototype House Evaluations; Initial Community Scale Evaluations; Project Closeout, Final Review of BA Communities; and Other Research Activities.

  9. Building America Case Study: Boiler Control Replacement for Hydronically Heated Multifamily Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2014-11-01

    The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. (HRI) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating controls in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded. Fuel use in the development was excessive compared to similar properties. A poorly insulated thermal envelope contributed to high energy bills, but adding wall insulation was not cost-effective or practical. The more cost-effective option was improving heating system efficiency. Efficient operation of the heating system faced several obstacles, including inflexible boiler controls and failed thermostatic radiator valves. Boiler controls were replaced with systems that offer temperature setbacks and one that controls heat based on apartment temperature in addition to outdoor temperature. Utility bill analysis shows that post-retrofit weather-normalized heating energy use was reduced by 10%-31% (average of 19%). Indoor temperature cutoff reduced boiler runtime (and therefore heating fuel consumption) by 28% in the one building in which it was implemented. Nearly all savings were obtained during night which had a lower indoor temperature cut off (68 degrees F) than day (73 degrees F). This implies that the outdoor reset curve was appropriately adjusted for this building for daytime operation. Nighttime setback of heating system supply water temperature had no discernable impact on boiler runtime or gas bills.

  10. Cool Energy House - An Intro to the Cool Energy House Retrofit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Demonstration Project Webinar | Department of Energy Cool Energy House - An Intro to the Cool Energy House Retrofit Demonstration Project Webinar Cool Energy House - An Intro to the Cool Energy House Retrofit Demonstration Project Webinar Slides from the Building America webinar on November 14, 2011. webinar_cool_ehouse_20111130.pdf (8.94 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Automated Sealing

  11. New Jersey SmartStart Buildings- New Construction and Retrofits

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    New Jersey SmartStart Buildings is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in partnership with New Jersey’s gas and electric utilities. New Jersey SmartStart Buildings rec...

  12. Building Retrofit and DSM Study in Jiangsu | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Natural Resources Defense Council Sector Energy Focus Area Buildings, Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis, Pathways analysis, Policiesdeployment programs Resource...

  13. Building America Case Study: Innovative Retrofit Foundation Insulation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The team evaluated a retroft insulation strategy that is designed for use with open-core ... The water-control layer and the insulation extend 1 ft below grade. The core fll is ...

  14. Building America Case Study: Insulated Siding Retrofit in a Cold...

    Energy Saver

    Projected energy cost savings: 170year Insulated siding has been available in the marketplace since 1997; both ASHRAE 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code qualify ...

  15. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Retrofitting...

    Energy Saver

    ... As the market changes and evolves so has the direction of our research in order to add ... So we looked at lots of behavioral things but here is sort of the bottom line look at the ...

  16. Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    information to contractors and homeowners to identify ways to seal unwanted air leaks in homes, while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding indoor air pollution. ...

  17. Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques...

    Energy Saver

    ... But, before you grab your caulk gun, there are some things you should consider. Many older homes lack proper ventilation, so they depend on those cracks and leaks to let in air, ...

  18. Deep Residential Retrofits in East Tennessee

    SciTech Connect

    Boudreaux, Philip R; Hendrick, Timothy P; Christian, Jeffrey E; Jackson, Roderick K

    2012-04-01

    Executive Summary Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is furthering residential energy retrofit research in the mixed-humid climate of East Tennessee by selecting 10 homes and guiding the homeowners in the energy retrofit process. The homeowners pay for the retrofits, and ORNL advises which retrofits to complete and collects post-retrofit data. This effort is in accordance with the Department of Energy s Building America program research goal of demonstrating market-ready energy retrofit packages that reduce home energy use by 30 50%. Through this research, ORNL researchers hope to understand why homeowners decide to partake in energy retrofits, the payback of home energy retrofits, and which retrofit packages most economically reduce energy use. Homeowner interviews help the researchers understand the homeowners experience. Information gathered during the interviews will aid in extending market penetration of home energy retrofits by helping researchers and the retrofit industry understand what drives homeowners in making positive decisions regarding these retrofits. This report summarizes the selection process, the pre-retrofit condition, the recommended retrofits, the actual cost of the retrofits (when available), and an estimated energy savings of the retrofit package using EnergyGauge . Of the 10 households selected to participate in the study, only five completed the recommended retrofits, three completed at least one but no more than three of the recommended retrofits, and two households did not complete any of the recommended retrofits. In the case of the two homes that did none of the recommended work, the pre-retrofit condition of the homes and the recommended retrofits are reported. The five homes that completed the recommended retrofits are monitored for energy consumption of the whole house, appliances, space conditioning equipment, water heater, and most of the other circuits with miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) and lighting. Thermal comfort is

  19. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile Â… Building America Solution Center

    Energy Saver

    Single-Family Homes | Department of Energy Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes Many Building America teams (ARBI, BA-PIRC, BSC, CARB, IBACOS, NorthernSTAR, PHI, etc.) have worked with home builders to design and test zero-energy-ready homes. ba_in_2.1.6_zeroenergyhomes_100213.pdf (807.25 KB) More Documents & Publications Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes - Building America Top Innovation Quality

  20. Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)

    SciTech Connect

    Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

    2010-10-01

    The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

  1. Building America 2014 House Simulation Protocols

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

  2. Building America Tools and Resources | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Tools and Resources Building America Tools and Resources The Building America Program provides homeowners, researchers, and building professionals with tools and resources to evaluate and explain high-performance buildings. Find tools and resources by type below. I first was exposed to this program around 15 years ago while I was working for a Colorado Front Range production home builder. Our participation with Building America was a game changer. The professional expertise was unbiased,

  3. Building America Update - March 12, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    March 12, 2015 Building America Update - March 12, 2015 March 11, 2015 - 4:48pm Addthis Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS-Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation Building America March 18 Webinar: Research Tools-Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Bonneville Power Administration Funding Opportunity: Phase I Deadline-March 27, 2015 DOE Issues New Standards for Water Heaters Use the Building America Solution Center to Build

  4. Subscribe to Building America Updates | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Subscribe to Building America Updates Subscribe to Building America Updates Sign up to receive e-mail notices of news and events related to the Building America program. Building America will send periodic notices which provide information related to: Improving efficiency of new and existing homes Research team projects and activities Best Practices Guides, case studies, and technical publications Residential building efficiency and system-specific expert meetings. Once you've submitted your

  5. Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The guides are available in the Building America Solution Center, an online resource of home construction how-to's. Search for "retrofit windows" and filter for "Guides" under ...

  6. Building America Update - July 9, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9, 2015 Building America Update - July 9, 2015 July 9, 2015 - 9:54am Addthis Building Energy Optimization Version 2.4 Beta Offers Powerful Multifamily Modeling Capabilities Crowdsourcing Initiative Aims to Solve Buildings-Related Challenges: Submit Yours by July 15 Building America July 22 Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Calling All Building Science Leaders! Request for Building Science Content 2015 GreenBuilder Magazine Home of the

  7. 2013 Building America Research Planning Meeting Summary

    SciTech Connect

    Metzger, C.; Hunt, S.

    2014-02-01

    The Building America Research Planning Meeting was held October 28-30, 2013, in Washington, DC. This meeting provides one opportunity each year for the research teams, national laboratories and Department of Energy (DOE) managers to meet in person to share the most pertinent information and collaboration updates. This report documents the presentations, highlights key program updates, and outlines next steps for the program.

  8. Building America Standing Technical Committee- Water Heating

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Building America program is focused on delivering market acceptable energy efficiency solutions to homeowners, builders, and contractors. Near term goals of 30-50% source energy savings are currently targeted. This document examines water heating gaps and barriers, and is updated as of Feb. 2012.

  9. Building America - Resources for Energy Efficient Homes

    SciTech Connect

    2012-04-19

    Building America publications help builders achieve whole-house energy savings in five major climate zones. Using the recommendation and process improvements outlined in the Best Practices Series handbooks, builders can re-engineer their designs to improve energy performance and quality. Case studies for new and existing homes provide results from actual projects.

  10. Building America Events | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    September 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ZERH Webinar: Turning the Building America...

  11. Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources and building retrofits with the strategic DER-CAModel

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    Stadler, M.; Groissböck, M.; Cardoso, G.; Marnay, C.

    2014-08-05

    The pressuring need to reduce the import of fossil fuels as well as the need to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in Europe motivated the European Commission (EC) to implement several regulations directed to building owners. Most of these regulations focus on increasing the number of energy efficient buildings, both new and retrofitted, since retrofits play an important role in energy efficiency. Overall, this initiative results from the realization that buildings will have a significant impact in fulfilling the 20/20/20-goals of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, increasing energy efficiency by 20%, and increasing the share of renewables to 20%,more » all by 2020. The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) is an optimization tool used to support DER investment decisions, typically by minimizing total annual costs or CO2 emissions while providing energy services to a given building or microgrid site. This document shows enhancements made to DER-CAM to consider building retrofit measures along with DER investment options. Specifically, building shell improvement options have been added to DER-CAM as alternative or complementary options to investments in other DER such as PV, solar thermal, combined heat and power, or energy storage. The extension of the mathematical formulation required by the new features introduced in DER-CAM is presented and the resulting model is demonstrated at an Austrian Campus building by comparing DER-CAM results with and without building shell improvement options. Strategic investment results are presented and compared to the observed investment decision at the test site. Results obtained considering building shell improvement options suggest an optimal weighted average U value of about 0.53 W/(m2K) for the test site. This result is approximately 25% higher than what is currently observed in the building, suggesting that the retrofits made in 2002 were not optimal. Furthermore, the results obtained with

  12. Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources and building retrofits with the strategic DER-CAModel

    SciTech Connect

    Stadler, M.; Groissböck, M.; Cardoso, G.; Marnay, C.

    2014-08-05

    The pressuring need to reduce the import of fossil fuels as well as the need to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in Europe motivated the European Commission (EC) to implement several regulations directed to building owners. Most of these regulations focus on increasing the number of energy efficient buildings, both new and retrofitted, since retrofits play an important role in energy efficiency. Overall, this initiative results from the realization that buildings will have a significant impact in fulfilling the 20/20/20-goals of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, increasing energy efficiency by 20%, and increasing the share of renewables to 20%, all by 2020. The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) is an optimization tool used to support DER investment decisions, typically by minimizing total annual costs or CO2 emissions while providing energy services to a given building or microgrid site. This document shows enhancements made to DER-CAM to consider building retrofit measures along with DER investment options. Specifically, building shell improvement options have been added to DER-CAM as alternative or complementary options to investments in other DER such as PV, solar thermal, combined heat and power, or energy storage. The extension of the mathematical formulation required by the new features introduced in DER-CAM is presented and the resulting model is demonstrated at an Austrian Campus building by comparing DER-CAM results with and without building shell improvement options. Strategic investment results are presented and compared to the observed investment decision at the test site. Results obtained considering building shell improvement options suggest an optimal weighted average U value of about 0.53 W/(m2K) for the test site. This result is approximately 25% higher than what is currently observed in the building, suggesting that the retrofits made in 2002 were not optimal. Furthermore

  13. Building America Update: August 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: August 2016 Building America Update: August 2016 September 8, 2016 - 9:31am Addthis Welcome to the August 2016 Building America Update. You can Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story Time to Rein in the Building Science "Wild West" Show Announcements Building America Data Portal Upcoming Building America Webinars Time to Rein in the Building Science "Wild West" Show A couple of years ago at one of

  14. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Green Home Solutions by Grupe, Lodi, California

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    2009-09-01

    This is a Building America case study on a the first whole building energy efficiency retrofit project on an existing home conducted by Grupe's Green Home Solutions in Lodi, California.

  15. Cost-Effective Wall Retrofit Solution for the Interior Side of Building's Exterior Wall that Supports a Phased Retrofit Cost Model- 2014 BTO Peer Review

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presenter: Amy Wylie, Bayer MaterialScience/Penn State Consortium In order to achieve the required airtight envelope, commercial buildings with masonry facades in Climate Zones 4 and 5 are faced with the decision between vapor-permeable or impermeable insulation, as well as whether retrofits are needed to implement continuous insulation instead of conventional discontinuous insulation.

  16. Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy

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    Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Marine Hot-Humid Hot-DryMixed-Dry Mixed-Humid ColdVery Cold Click on the map to access case...

  17. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark. 18899.pdf (23.16 MB) More Documents & Publications Vol. 9: Building America Best ...

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Building America Solution Center...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Building America Solution Center, presented in April 2014. Lindsay Parker: We're really excited that you can join us today for the session on the Building America Solution Center....

  19. Building America Update - April 9, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update - April 9, 2015 Building America Update - April 9, 2015 April 9, 2015 - 10:28am Addthis Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps Request for Information: Deadline...

  20. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces

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    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Building America research which influenced code requirements by demonstrating that unvented, conditioned crawlspaces use 15% to 18% less energy for heating and cooling while reducing humidity over 20% in humid climates.

  1. Building America Top Innovations 2012: High-R Walls

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    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Building America research on high-R-value walls showing the difference between rated and whole wall R values and the need for vented cladding to reduce condensation potential with some insulation types.

  2. Building America: Research for Real-World Results

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, and Sam...

  3. Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Vol. 9: Building America Best Practices Series - Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Vol. 9: Building America Best ...

  4. Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation outlines the goals of the Building America program's Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee, as presented at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on February 29, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  5. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance

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    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Building America field testing that shed light on how real-world water usage affects energy saving estimates of high-efficiency water heating systems.

  6. Building America Top Innovations 2012: Ducts in Conditioned Space

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    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes Building America field testing that found moving ductwork into the home’s conditioned space can save 8%-15% on energy costs, improve comfort, reduce moisture problems, and even reduce installation costs.

  7. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Â… House...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program was started in 1995 to provide ... As a national center for world-class research, Building America funds integrated research ...

  8. Building America Update - May 2013 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    May 2013 Building America Update - May 2013 Here you can link to the May 2013 edition of the Building America Update, which features articles on: Sessions from the 2013 Technical ...

  9. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Zero Energy-Ready...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes Many ...

  10. Greenbelt Homes Pilot Program: Summary of Building Envelope Retrofits, Planned HVAC Equipment Upgrades, and Energy Savings

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    Wiehagen, J.; Del Bianco, M.; Mallay, D.

    2015-05-01

    In the fall of 2010, a multiyear pilot energy efficiency retrofit project was undertaken by Greenbelt Homes, Inc, (GHI) a 1,566 home cooperative of circa 1930 and 1940 homes in Greenbelt, Maryland. GHI established this pilot project to serve as a basis for decision making for the rollout of a decade-long community-wide upgrade program that will incorporate energy efficiency improvements to the building envelope and mechanical equipment. It presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and prioritize the wide-range of benefits of high-performance retrofits based on member experience with and acceptance of the retrofit measures implemented during the pilot project. Addressing the complex interactions between benefits, trade-offs, construction methods, project management implications, realistic upfront costs, financing, and other considerations, serves as a case study for energy retrofit projects to include high-performance technologies based on the long-term value to the homeowner. The pilot project focused on identifying the added costs and energy savings benefits of improvements.

  11. Building America Update - October 9, 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    October 9, 2014 Building America Update - October 9, 2014 October 9, 2014 - 9:44am Addthis Presenting the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards! Registration and Webinar for the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Deadline is December 15, 2014 Notice of Intent: Building America Industry Partnership for High Performance Housing Innovation New Building America Code Compliance Brief-Floor Insulation Building America Webinar-October 23: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems: Part I Zero

  12. Building America Update: December 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: December 2015 Building America Update: December 2015 July 28, 2016 - 2:33pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story This Year in Building America: Our Favorite Memories from 2015 Event December webinar: Solutions for Combustion Safety in

  13. Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Efficiency Measures Database Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National Residential Efficiency Measures Database This presentation was delivered ...

  14. Building America Case Study: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy...

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    Tommy Williams Homes Gainesville, Florida PARTNER INFORMATION Builder: Tommy Williams Homes Location: Florida Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, ...

  15. Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 1, 2004 |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy 1, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 1, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Volume I: Main Report, prepared by Energy Technology Innovation Project (ETIP), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Vicki Norberg-Bohm, Principal Investigator, Chad White, Lead Author, September 2004. Building America Program Evaluation (2.07 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume

  16. Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 2, 2004 |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy 2, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard University, Volume 2, 2004 Building America Program Evaluation, Volume II: Appendices, prepared by: Energy Technology Innovation Project (ETIP), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Vicki Norberg-Bohm, Principal Investigator, Chad White, Lead Author, September 2004. Building America Program Evaluation (6.98 MB) More Documents & Publications DOE-STD-1029-92 Building America Program Evaluation, Harvard

  17. Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation This presentation ...

  18. Building America: Score with Indoor Air Quality Webinar (Text Version)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Here you find the text version of the webinar, Building America: Score with Indoor Air Quality, presented in October 2016.

  19. NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Stacey Rothgeb, NREL View the Presentation NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review (2.43 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review NREL: Building America Total Quality Management - 2015 Peer Review R25 Polyisocyanurate Composite Insulation Material

  20. Next Generation Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation Next Generation Advanced Framing - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows advanced framing on a rim header and looking through to a house in the distance. Building America field studies involving thousands of homes have verified significant savings in energy, materials, and labor when production builders apply advanced framing techniques-exceeding $1,000 per home. Building America researchers at Partnership for

  1. Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. ba_roadmap_highperformance_werling.pdf (2.82 MB) More Documents & Publications Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes

  2. Building America Update - December 11, 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    December 11, 2014 Building America Update - December 11, 2014 December 10, 2014 - 8:08pm Addthis Building America Funding Opportunity: Deadline for Concept Papers-December 12 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Winning Homes To Be Constructed December 17 Webinar: Building America-Research for Real-World Results Building America Teams: Research and Collaboration To Transform the Market Success Stories Focus on Energy Savings for Multifamily Homes December Zero Energy Ready Home Training

  3. Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions The Building America projects exemplify how added tightness with improved source control, dilution, and high efficiency filtration can have little or no energy penalty. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Learn more about Building America's world-class research. Team Lead: Gas Technology Institute-Des Plaines, IL Team

  4. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Coral, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building ...

  5. Building America Webinar on May 21, 2014: Introduction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation introduced the webinar, High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes, presented by Building America team members on May 21, 2014.

  6. Building America Expert Meeting: Energy Savings You Can Bank...

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    On October 12, 2011, Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation ... The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including ...

  7. 5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals will have access to accurate, reliable, and expert information anytime and everywhere.

  8. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    In a study of three single-story houses in Florida, the Building America research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) investigated the strategy of using ...

  9. Project Impact Assessments Â… Building America FY14 Field Test...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Impact Assessments - Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support 2014 Building ... 9302014 Key Milestones : 1. Launch Field Test Best Practices web- based facilitated ...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Design Guidance...

    Energy Saver

    Design Guidance for Passive Vents in New Construction, Multifamily Buildings Building America Technology Solutions Case Study: Design Guidance for Passive Vents in New Construction...

  11. 5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ducts, insulation, HVAC and over 150 specific measures for constructing high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. 4. With the Building America Solutions app, registered users...

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Urbane...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Case study of Urbane Homes who worked with Building America research partner NAHBRC to build HERS-57 homes with rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed ...

  13. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance of a Double-Stud Cellulose Wall, Devens, Massachusetts In this project, the Building America research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings monitored a...

  14. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Plans, Leland, North Carolina Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina PNNL ...

  15. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Quadrant...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Quadrant Homes, Kent, Washington Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Quadrant Homes, Kent, Washington Case study of Quadrant Homes, who worked with Building ...

  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Applying...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot Demonstration of Phased ...

  17. Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides- Building America Top Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Building America team Building Science Corporation guides contractors through several options for repairing or replacing old windows to improve air sealing and thermal performance.

  18. Standard Measurement and Verification Plan for Lighting Retrofit Projects for Buildings and Building Sites

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2012-10-31

    This document provides a framework for standard measurement and verification (M&V) of lighting retrofit and replacement projects. It was developed to provide site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations with the essential elements of a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. It includes details on all aspects of effectively measuring light levels of existing and post-retrofit projects, conducting power measurement, and developing cost-effectiveness analysis. This framework M&V plan also enables consistent comparison among similar lighting projects, and may be used to develop M&V plans for non--lighting-technology retrofits and new installations.

  19. Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)- Building America Top Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored BEopt software, which ensures a consistent analysis platform and accurate simulations. Many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified homes.

  20. Funding Opportunity Webinar - Building America Industry Partnerships for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    High Performance Housing Innovations | Department of Energy Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations Funding Opportunity Webinar - Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations View the Funding Opportunity Webinar or see the presentation slides below. This webinar provides an overview of the "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations" Funding Opportunity Announcement,

  1. Building America Program | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Project Description Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, working with Building America researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Florida Solar Energy Center, upgraded this previously unoccupied 1996 home in Lake Worth, Florida to achieve an estimated 39% improvement in energy efficiency. The 1,573-ft 2 slab-on-grade, single- family home received extensive energy upgrades during its conversion to affordable and efficient housing for low-income families. By replacing the

  2. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols E. Wilson, C. Engebrecht Metzger, S. Horowitz, and R. Hendron National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-60988 March 2014 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No.

  3. 2013 Building America Research Planning Meeting Summary

    SciTech Connect

    Metzger, C. E.; Hunt, S.

    2014-02-01

    The Building America (BA) Research Planning Meeting was held October 28-30, 2013, in Washington, DC. This meeting provides one opportunity each year for the research teams, national laboratories and Department of Energy (DOE) managers to meet in person to share the most pertinent information and collaboration updates. This report documents the presentations, highlights key program updates, and outlines next steps for the program.

  4. Apply: Funding Opportunity - Building America Industry Partnerships for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    High Performance Housing Innovation | Department of Energy Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Apply: Funding Opportunity - Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation November 12, 2014 - 6:28pm Addthis This funding opportunity is closed. The Building Technologies Office (BTO)'s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry

  5. Funding Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation November 19, 2015 - 11:51am Addthis The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of $5.5 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001395, "Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation." DOE seeks to fund up

  6. Expert Meeting Report: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media--An Idea Exchange

    SciTech Connect

    Hunt, S.

    2012-05-01

    This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with remodelers and retrofit projects to improve energy efficiency and deliver research results from the Building America program to remodelers.

  7. Expert Meeting Report: Transforming Existing Buildings through New Media - An Idea Exchange

    SciTech Connect

    Hunt, Stacy

    2012-05-01

    This report describes results of a Building America expert meeting on September 13, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA). This meeting provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the use of new media to work with remodelers and retrofit projects to improve energy efficiency and deliver research results from the Building America program to remodelers.

  8. Geothermal Retrofit of Illinois National Guard's State headquarters Building

    SciTech Connect

    Lee, Mark

    2015-04-27

    The goal of this project was to assess the feasibility of utilizing mine water as a heat sink for a geothermal heat pump system to heat and cool the 74,000 sq. ft. Illinois National Guard State Headquarters’ building in Springfield Illinois. If successful, this type of system would be less expensive to install than a traditional closed loop geothermal (ground source) heat pump system by significantly reducing the size of the well field, thus shortening or eliminate the payback period compared to a conventional system. In the end, a conventional ground loop was used for the project.

  9. Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide focuses on the key elements and design characteristics of building and maintaining a successful residential retrofit program.

  10. Hydronic Heating Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings: Boiler Control Replacement and Monitoring

    SciTech Connect

    Dentz, J.; Henderson, H.; Varshney, K.

    2013-10-01

    The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team, partnered with NeighborWorks America affiliate Homeowners' Rehab Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to implement and study improvements to the central hydronic heating system in one of the nonprofit's housing developments. The heating control systems in the three-building, 42-unit Columbia Cambridge Alliance for Spanish Tenants housing development were upgraded.

  11. ENERGY STAR for Homes- Building America Top Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America’s technical support to ENERGY STAR for Homes, which has labeled more than 1.3 million ENERGY STAR homes that have delivered $23 billion in energy cost savings and avoided 210 million tons of green-house emissions.

  12. Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovation | Department of Energy Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation This drawing shows simple and cost-effective ventilation strategies for homes. As high-performance homes get more air tight and better insulated, attention to good indoor air quality becomes essential. This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research by Building Science Corporation to develop

  13. Funding Opportunity: Building America Industry Partnerships for High

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Performance Housing Innovation | Department of Energy Funding Opportunity: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation October 24, 2016 - 1:51pm Addthis The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of $5.5 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001630, "Building America Industry Partnerships for High

  14. Building America Update - February 12, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update - February 12, 2015 Building America Update - February 12, 2015 February 11, 2015 - 11:40am Addthis Building America Research Teams: BSC and CARB-20 Years of Advancing High Performance Homes Building America February 12 Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies 2015 RESNET and Building Performance Conference: February 16-18, 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Sponsorship Opportunity Call for Papers

  15. Building America Update - June 11, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1, 2015 Building America Update - June 11, 2015 June 11, 2015 - 10:19am Addthis Collaborative Resource Shares State-of-the-Art Field Test Tools and Techniques Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Building America June 24 Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study-Resistance Is Futile Be Recognized for Building Excellence! Apply for Housing Innovations Awards by June 17 Building America Solution Center Shows Builders How To Save Materials Costs

  16. Building America Update: February 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: February 2016 Building America Update: February 2016 July 28, 2016 - 2:18pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story Providing Building Science Solutions at RESNET Event Feb. 24 webinar: New Code Compliance Briefs Assist in Resolving Codes

  17. Building America Update: January 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: January 2016 Building America Update: January 2016 July 28, 2016 - 2:22pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story The New Building Science Reality Event Zero Energy Ready Homes webinar, Jan. 28: Low Load HVAC in Zero Energy Ready Homes

  18. Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations July 16, 2014 - 4:04pm Addthis Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations Top Innovations in this category encompass research in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); water heating components; and indoor air

  19. Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovation | Department of Energy Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe insulation.jpg As progress continues with high-R, tightly sealed thermal enclosures, domestic hot water becomes an increasingly important energy use in high-performance homes. This Top Innovation describes Building America research by Alliance for Residential Building Innovation and the

  20. Building America 2014 Top Innovations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building America 2014 Top Innovations Building America 2014 Top Innovations This page provides a listing of and links to Building America Top Innovations awarded in 2014. Advanced Technologies and Practices BUILDING SCIENCE SOLUTIONS Thermal Enclosure: Cost-Optimized Attic Insulation Solution for Factory-Built Homes OPTIMIZED COMFORT SOLUTIONS HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method California Energy Standards Recognize the Importance of Filter Selection ASSURED HEALTH AND SAFETY ASHRAE Standard

  1. Building America Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Building America Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Eric Werling, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2016 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building America subprogram. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing efforts and improves future designs. 2016 BTO Peer Review Presentation-Building America Subprogram Overview (2.45 MB) More

  2. Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation |

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    Department of Energy Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater measuring device mounted on the outside of a building wall. As improved thermal enclosures dramatically reduce heating and cooling loads, the water heating load continues to grow in importance. This Top Innovations profile describes Building America field testing by IBACOS that shed light on

  3. Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation |

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    Department of Energy Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation Unvented Crawlspace Code Adoption - Building America Top Innovation Photo of an unvented and insulated crawlspace. This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research by Building Science Corporation that helped to clarify and contribute to code requirements that allow unvented crawlspaces in new home construction. This is critical because unvented crawlspaces save energy while improving

  4. Walmart - Saving Energy, Saving Money Through Comprehensive Retrofits, Commercial Building Energy Efficiency (Fact Sheet); Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect

    2015-03-01

    Walmart partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2009 to develop and demonstrate energy retrofits for existing buildings. The goal was to reduce energy consumption by at least 30% versus ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, as part of DOE's Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) Program. The project presented here, the retrofit of a 213,000 square foot store in Centennial, Colorado, withefficiency measures across multiple building systems, is part of Walmart's ongoing environmental sustainability program, which originated in 2005.

  5. Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report. FY 2012

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    Gestwick, Michael

    2013-05-01

    This Building America FY2012 Annual Report includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

  6. Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012

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    Gestwick, M.

    2013-05-01

    This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

  7. Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 2009

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    Hendron, Robert; Engebrecht, Cheryn

    2010-01-01

    To track progress toward aggressive multi-year, whole-house energy savings goals of 40%–70% and on-site power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America (BA) Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams.

  8. Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008

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    Hendron, R.

    2008-12-01

    To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams.

  9. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) | Department of Energy Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) In this project, researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team worked with

  10. Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Team (IBACOS) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Duncan Prahl, IBACOS, Inc. Building America research projects develop and demonstrate market-ready building solutions that improve the energy efficiency of new and existing homes, with increasing comfort, health, safety, and durability. When fully deployed, proven solutions would will reduce building-related energy use in new and existing residential building stock by 30% and 25%,

  11. Building America Team (NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building America Team (NAHBRC) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Vladimir Kochkin, Home Innovation Research Labs Building America research projects develop and demonstrate market-ready building solutions that improve the energy efficiency of new and existing homes, increasing comfort, health, safety, and durability. When fully deployed, proven solutions will reduce building-related energy use in new and existing residential building stock by 30% and 25%,

  12. Building America Update - April 9, 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Building America Update - April 9, 2014 April 8, 2014 - 5:41pm Addthis Top Innovation Spotlight: HPXML - A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System April Building America Webinar This Month's Residential Successes: Affordable High Performance Homes BEopt Version 2.2 Now Available! DOE Challenge Home Technical Webinars, Events, and News New Building America Publications Top Innovation Spotlight: HPXML - A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System

  13. Building America Update - January 9, 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update - January 9, 2014 Building America Update - January 9, 2014 January 14, 2014 - 4:37pm Addthis Top Innovation Spotlight: Next Generation Advanced Framing Image of house framing. Building America field studies involving thousands of homes have verified significant savings in energy, materials, and labor when production builders apply advanced framing techniques-exceeding $1,000 per home. The Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI), a Building America team, won a 2013 Top Innovation award for

  14. Building America Update: April 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Update: April 2016 Building America Update: April 2016 July 28, 2016 - 1:14pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature Story What We've Learned About Existing Homes So Far Announcements Oak Ridge National Laboratory JUMP submission deadline extended to

  15. Building America Update: October 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    October 2015 Building America Update: October 2015 July 28, 2016 - 2:47pm Addthis Welcome to the Building America Update, a monthly newsletter. Read this month's feature story, or select the other newsletter topics below for more information. You can also Subscribe to receive the email version of Building America Update or browse newsletter archives. Feature story 2015 Housing Innovation Awards Announced at EEBA! Announcements Registration now open for the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design

  16. Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation |

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    Department of Energy Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation Buried and Encapsulated Ducts - Building America Top Innovation photo of worker blowing insulation on ducts in an attic. Ductwork installed in unconditioned attics can significantly increase the heating and cooling costs of homes, resulting in thermal losses of 10%-45% of total space conditioning energy use. To address this problem, Building America researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Residential

  17. ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer

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    Review | Department of Energy ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review Presenter: Jordan Dentz, Levy Partnership View the Presentation ARIES: Building America, High Performance Factory Built Housing - 2015 Peer Review (3.34 MB) More Documents & Publications ARIES lab houses. Photo courtesy of The Levy Partnership, Inc. Integrated Design: A High-Performance Solution

  18. Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices - Building America Top Innovation Effec guid-exterior rigid insulation.jpg For years, Building America research teams have advocated using the thermal, air, and vapor properties of rigid foam sheathing insulation to improve walls. Several teams earned a 2013 Top Innovation award for their research into this technology. The NorthernSTAR team's

  19. Building America 1995-2012 Top Innovations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America 1995-2012 Top Innovations Building America 1995-2012 Top Innovations This page provides a listing of and links to legacy Building America Top Innovations developed from 1995-2012. Advanced Technologies and Practices Building Science Solutions Thermal Enclosure: Basement Insulation Systems Advanced Framing Systems and Packages Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces Unvented, Conditioned Attics High-R Walls Optimized Comfort Systems: Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct

  20. Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy

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    Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida | Department of Energy Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Business Solutions for New Homes: Marketing Zero Energy Homes: Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America research has shown that high-performance homes can potentially give builders an edge in the marketplace and can boost sales, but it doesn't happen