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Title: Strategy Guideline: Advanced Construction Documentation Recommendations for High Performance Homes

As whole house energy efficiency increases, new houses become less like conventional houses that were built in the past. New materials and new systems require greater coordination and communication between industry stakeholders. The Guideline for Construction Documents for High Performance Housing provides advice to address this need. The reader will be presented with four changes that are recommended to achieve improvements in energy efficiency, durability and health in Building America houses: create coordination drawings, improve specifications, improve detail drawings, and review drawings and prepare a Quality Control Plan.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1031403
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102011-3470
KNDJ-0-40337-00; TRN: US201201%%701
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Building Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMMUNICATIONS; CONSTRUCTION; DOCUMENTATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HOUSES; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; RECOMMENDATIONS; SPECIFICATIONS CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS; CONTRACT DOCUMENTS; DRAWINGS; DETAILS; DETAIL DRAWINGS; HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMES; QUALITY CONTROL; QUALITY MANAGEMENT; SPECIFICATIONS; MATERIALS; SPECS; ARCHITECTURE; DESIGN; ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS; Building America; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems