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

This 2014 Top Innovation profile describes Building America research on HVAC air filter sizing that prompted a change in the California “Title 24” Energy Code requiring filter manufacturers, HVAC designers, and HERS raters to make changes that will encourage the use of higher MERV filters without degrading HVAC performance.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1220388
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-106306
6988
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Building America; top innovations; ARBI; residential; construction; energy efficient; HVAC; filter; pressure drop; filter sizing; air handler; standard