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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 Testing Unvented Roofs with Asphalt Shingles in Cold and Hot-Humid Climates
Test houses with unvented roof assemblies were built to measure long-term moisture performance, in the Chicago area (5A) and the Houston area (2A). The Chicago-area test bed had seven experimental ra   Details Bookmark & Share
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Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Retrofitting a 1960s Split-Level Cold-Climate Home
​​National programs such as Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and numerous other utility air sealing programs have brought awareness to homeowners of the benefits of energy efficiency retrofits. Yet,   Details Bookmark & Share
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Technology Solutions Case Study: High-Performance Ducts in Hot-Dry Climates
Ducts in conditioned space (DCS) represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. Various strategies exist for incorporating duct   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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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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