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Title: Achieving Challenge Home in Affordable Housing in the Hot-Humid Climate

The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), one of the Building America research team leads, has partnered with two builders as they work through the Challenge Home certification process (now Zero Energy Ready Home) in one test home each. The builder partners participating in this cost-shared research are Southeast Volusia County Habitat for Humanity near Daytona, Florida and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity near Tampa, Florida. Both are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit affordable housing organization. This research serves to identify viable technical pathways to meeting the CH criteria for other builders in the region. A further objective of this research is to identify gaps and barriers in the marketplace related to product availability, labor force capability, code issues, cost effectiveness, and business case issues that hinder or prevent broader adoption on a production scale.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221047
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4448
6849
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
residential; Residential Buildings; BA-PIRC; Building America; Challenge Home; prescriptive path; performance path; affordable housing; Habitat for Humanity; renewable energy ready home; hot-humid