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High Performance Building Details: Advanced Framing I
This fact sheet describe advanced framing techniques that can be structurally superior to standard framing, reduce materials and cost, and provide more space for insulation.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Final Report: Cooling Seasonal Energy and Peak Demand Impacts of Improved Duct Insulation on Fixed-Capacity (SEER 13) and Variable-Capacity (SEER 22) Heat Pumps
A new generation of central, ducted variable-capacity heat pump systems has come on the market, promising very high cooling and heating efficiency. Instead of cycling on at full capacity and then cycl   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Construction Guidelines for High R-Value Walls without Exterior Rigid Insulation
High-R wall assemblies (R-40 and above) are gaining popularity in the market due to programs like the DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program, Passive House (PH), Net Zero Energy Home (NZEH) challenges i   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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Comparative Cooling Season Performance of Air Distribution Systems in Multistory Townhomes
‚ÄčIBACOS investigated the performance of a small-diameter high velocity heat pump system compared to a conventional system in a new construction triplex townhouse. A ductless heat pump system also was   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Final Report: Cooling Seasonal Energy and Peak Demand Impacts of Improved Duct Insulation on Fixed-Capacity (SEER 13) and Variable-Capacity (SEER 22) Heat Pumps
A new generation of central, ducted variable-capacity heat pump systems has come on the market, promising very high cooling and heating efficiency. Instead of cycling on at full capacity and then cycl   Details Bookmark & Share
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Comparative Cooling Season Performance of Air Distribution Systems in Multistory Townhomes
‚ÄčIBACOS investigated the performance of a small-diameter high velocity heat pump system compared to a conventional system in a new construction triplex townhouse. A ductless heat pump system also was   Details Bookmark & Share
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Combined Space and Water Heating: Next Steps to Improved Performance
The combined space and water heating systems (combi) use a high efficiency direct vent burner that eliminates safety issues associated with natural draft appliances. Past research with these systems s   Details Bookmark & Share
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Construction Guidelines for High R-Value Walls without Exterior Rigid Insulation
High-R wall assemblies (R-40 and above) are gaining popularity in the market due to programs like the DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program, Passive House (PH), Net Zero Energy Home (NZEH) challenges i   Details Bookmark & Share
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Evaluation of the Impact of Slab Foundation Heat Transfer on Heating and Cooling in Florida
Heat transfer to slab foundations has remained an area of building science with poor understanding over the last three decades of energy efficiency research. This is somewhat surprising since the area   Details Bookmark & Share
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