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Title: New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Meeting DOE Challenge Home Program Certification - Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Devens, MA

In this project, three production home builders—K. Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.—partnered with Building America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test homes to the new DOE Challenge Home program performance standard (now DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program). The builders identified key benefits and barriers that impacted the certification of the test homes, and the likelihood of whether DOE Challenge Home certification would be pursued in future homes
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1220400
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4483
7000
Research Org:
Building Science Corporation (BSC)
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:
residential; residential buildings; BSC; Building America; DOE Challenge Home Program; Zero Energy Ready Home; production builders; new construction; single family homes, HERS index, EPA Indoor AirPlus: EPA WaterSense; ENERGY STAR for Homes