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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Montlake Modern - Seattle, Washington
This case study describes a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Seattle, WA, that scored HERS 42 without PV and a -1 with PV. This 3,192 ft2 custom home has 6-inch SIP walls, a 12-inch SIP roof, an R-28 ICF   Details Bookmark & Share  
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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Leganza Residence - Greenbank, Washington
This case study describes a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Greenbank, Washington that scored HERS 37 without PV and a -5 with PV. This 1,955 ft2 custom home has 6.5-inch structural insulated panel (SIP   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Interaction of Unvented Attics With Living Space in Three Northeast Homes
Unvented roof assemblies are becoming common in North American construction. It is estimated that over 100,000 have been constructed since 1995 (Schumacher 2007). According to RECS 2011, more than 30%   Details Bookmark & Share  
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High Performance Building Details: Advanced Framing II
This fact sheet describes advanced framing techniques for two and three stud corners, T-intersection, and window header.   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 Case Study: Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit - Sunnyvale, California
In this project, the Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation and Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes collaborated on a marine climate retrofit project designed to meet both Pas   Details Bookmark & Share
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Technology Solutions Case Study: Overcoming Comfort Issues Due to Reduced Flow Room Air Mixing
Energy efficiency upgrades reduce heating and cooling loads on a house. With enough load reduction and if the HVAC system warrants replacement, the HVAC system is often upgraded with a more efficient,   Details Bookmark & Share
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Technology Solutions Case Study: Cladding Attachment Over Mineral Fiber Insulation Board
Exterior insulating sheathing for high performance building enclosures is an important strategy for meeting energy efficiency requirements in many climates and can position an existing building to per   Details Bookmark & Share
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Apartment Compartmentalization With an Aerosol-Based Sealing Process
Air sealing of building enclosures is a difficult and time-consuming process. Current methods in new construction require laborers to physically locate small and sometimes large holes in multiple asse   Details Bookmark & Share
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Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction
The 2012 IECC has an airtightness requirement of 3 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals test pressure for both single-family and multifamily construction in Climate Zones 3-8. Other programs (LEED, ASHR   Details Bookmark & Share
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