DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Palo Duro uses advanced framing techniques like 2x6 24-inch on-center framing, open headers above windows on non-load-bearing walls, 2-stud corners, ladder blocking where walls intersect, and single top and bottom plates. These techniques reduce the amount of lumber in the wall, allowing more room for insulation and reducing costs and installation time. The builder garnered a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.
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- Research Org:
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- Challenge Home; heat recovery ventilator; Housing Innovation Awards
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