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Climate-Specific Passive Building Standards
Passive design principles (super insulation, airtight envelopes, elimination of thermal bridges, etc.) - pioneered in North America in the 70s and 80s and refined in Europe in the 90s have proven to b   Details Bookmark & Share  
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New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Northwest Energy Works (NEW), the current Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: 56th and Walnut: A Philly Gut Rehab Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Load-bearing brick-masonry multifamily buildings are prevalent in urban areas across much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. In most instances, these buildings are uninsulated unless they have been re   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Innovative Retrofit Insulation Strategies for Concrete Masonry Foundations
Basements in climates 6 and 7 can account for a fraction of a home's total heat loss when fully conditioned. Such foundations are a source of moisture, with convection in open block cavities redistrib   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Product Thumbnail ImageBuilding America Best Practices Series Volume 14 - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners
This guide, which is part of a series of Best Practices guides produced by DOE’s Building America program, describes ways homeowners can reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort, health, and   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Field Performance of Inverter-Driven Heat Pumps in Cold Climates
CARB observed a wide range of operating efficiencies and outputs from site to site. Maximum capacities were found to be generally in line with manufacturer's claims as outdoor temperatures fell to -10   Details Bookmark & Share
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SSL Demonstration: Wall Washers at the University of Maryland
GATEWAY program report brief summarizing a demonstration of LED wall washers at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.   Details Bookmark & Share
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LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Center
GATEWAY demonstration report of LED wall washer retrofit lighting at the University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.   Details Bookmark & Share
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A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S.
The current state of Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) performance in the U.S. has been assessed in 116 homes in the United States, using actual and simulated data gathered from the available domestic litera   Details Bookmark & Share
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Development of an Outdoor Temperature Based Control Algorithm for Residential Mechanical Ventilation Control
The Incremental Ventilation Energy (IVE) model developed in this study combines the output of simple air exchange models with a limited set of housing characteristics to estimate the associated change   Details Bookmark & Share
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