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Below are 50 results of the Related Publications of 'Building America Best Practices Series Volume 14 - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners'. The publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

1. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot and Humid Climate
This Building America Best Practices guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and wate  Details Bookmark & Share
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2. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 2; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates
This guidebook is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot-dry and mixe  Details Bookmark & Share
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3. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Cold and Very Cold Climates
The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very co  Details Bookmark & Share
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4. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 4; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Mixed-Humid Climate
This guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the mixed-humid cli  Details Bookmark & Share
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5. Short-Term Test Results: Multifamily Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit
Multifamily deep energy retrofits (DERs) represent great potential for energy savings, while also providing valuable insights on research-generated efficiency measures, cost-effectiveness metrics, and  Details Bookmark & Share
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6. Short-Term Test Results: Transitional Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofit in the Hot Humid Climate
This project evaluates the renovation of a 5,800 ft2, multi-use facility located in St. Petersburg, on the west coast of central Florida, in the hot humid climate. An optimal package of retrofit measu  Details Bookmark & Share
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7. Evaluation of Two CEDA Weatherization Pilot Implementations of an Exterior Insulation and Over-Clad Retrofit Strategy for Residential Masonry Buildings in Chicago
This project examines the implementation of an exterior insulation and over-clad strategy for brick masonry buildings in Chicago—a free-standing two story two-family dwelling and a larger free-standin  Details Bookmark & Share
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8. Retrofit of a MultiFamily Mass Masonry Building in New England
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corporation to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick buildi  Details Bookmark & Share
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9. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – Building America Solution Center
This Top Innovation profile provides information about the Building America Solution Center created by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of buil  Details Bookmark & Share
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10. Technology Solutions Case Study: Ducts Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant
In multifamily and attached buildings, traditional duct sealing methods are often impractical or costly and disruptive because of the difficulty in accessing leakage sites. In this project, the Raleig  Details Bookmark & Share
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11. Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report
The Greenbuilt house is a 1980's era house in the Sacramento area that was a prominent part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration Program. The house   Details Bookmark & Share
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12. Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit
The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story Tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energ  Details Bookmark & Share
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13. West Village Student Housing Phase I: Apartment Monitoring and Evaluation
Building America team Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) worked with the University of California, Davis and the developer partner West Village Community Partnership (WVCP) to evaluat  Details Bookmark & Share
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14. Indoor Environmental Quality Benefits of Apartment Energy Retrofits
Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Retrofit   Details Bookmark & Share
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15. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Marine Climate
This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% en  Details Bookmark & Share
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16. Advanced Air Distribution Strategies Improve Performance of Palm Harbor Homes: Building America System Fact Sheet
Palm Harbor Homes and Building America’s Industrialized Housing Partnership have teamed together to develop air-distribution and duct-sealing strategies that reduce energy use and increase comfort.  Details Bookmark & Share
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17. Better Duct Systems for Home Heating and Cooling; Building Technologies Program (Brochure)
Duct systems used in forced-air space-conditioning systems are a vital element in home energy efficiency. How well a system works makes a big difference in the cost and the effectiveness of heating an  Details Bookmark & Share
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18. Concord Four Square Retrofit
This case study describes the retrofit of a home in West Concord, Massachusetts that proved that a 50% reduction in home energy use could be met today in existing housing.   Details Bookmark & Share
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19. Strategy Guideline: Accurate Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
This guide presents the key criteria required to create accurate heating and cooling load calculations and offers examples of the implications when inaccurate adjustments are applied to the HVAC desig  Details Bookmark & Share
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20. Strategy Guideline: HVAC Equipment Sizing
This guide describes the equipment selection of a split system air conditioner and furnace for an example house in Chicago, IL as well as a heat pump system for an example house in Orlando, FL. The re  Details Bookmark & Share
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21. Overheating in Hot Water- and Steam-Heated Multifamily Buildings
In this project, the ARIES Building America team collected apartment temperature data from the archives of companies that provide energy management systems (EMS) to multifamily buildings in the Northe  Details Bookmark & Share
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22. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – High-Performance Furnace Blowers
This Top Innovations profile describes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's work with furnace blower design that led to the creation of a standard for rating blowers, credits for the use of good bl  Details Bookmark & Share
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23. Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile – High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners
This Top Innovation profile explains how comprehensive performance testing by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory led to simple, affordable methods that homeowners could employ for increasing the  Details Bookmark & Share
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24. Fort Devens: Cold Climate, Energy-Efficient, Market-Rate Townhomes
In 2009, Mass Development issued a RFP for teams to develop moderately priced high-efficiency homes on two sites within the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts agency tha  Details Bookmark & Share
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25. Commissioning of the Fresno, California, Retrofit Unoccupied Test House
Commissioning of instrumentation and limited short-term testing have been completed on a retrofit unoccupied test house in Fresno, California. This house is intended to be used as a laboratory in whic  Details Bookmark & Share
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26. Imagine Homes New Construction Occupied Test House
This report summarizes the research findings of a long-term monitoring plan to evaluate the performance of an energy-efficient home constructed in 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. Monitoring of the energy   Details Bookmark & Share
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27. Byggmeister Test Home: Analysis and Initial Results of Cold Climate Wood-Framed Home Retrofit
BSC seeks to further the energy efficiency market for New England area retrofit projects by supporting projects that are based on solid building science fundamentals that will benefit the homeowner t  Details Bookmark & Share
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28. Field Evaluation of Programmable Thermostats
Prior research suggests that poor programmable thermostats usability may prevent their effective use to save energy. The Fraunhofer team hypothesized that home occupants with high-usability thermostat  Details Bookmark & Share
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29. Sonoma House: Monitoring of the First U.S. Passive House Retrofit
The Sonoma Deep Retrofit is a single-story deep retrofit project in the marine climate of Sonoma, California. The design was guided by Passive House principles that promote the use of very high levels  Details Bookmark & Share
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30. Building America Summer 2012 Technical Update Meeting Report
This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Summer Technical Update Meeting, held on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.  Details Bookmark & Share
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31. Measure Guideline: High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces
This measure guideline covers installation of high-efficiency gas furnaces, including: when to install a high-efficiency gas furnace as a retrofit measure; how to identify and address risks; and the s  Details Bookmark & Share
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32. Retrofitting Combined Space and Water Heating Systems: Laboratory Tests
Better insulated and tighter homes can often use a single heating plant for both space and domestic water heating. These systems, called dual integrated appliances (DIA) or combination systems, can op  Details Bookmark & Share
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33. Multifamily Ventilation Retrofit Strategies
In multifamily buildings, central ventilation systems often have poor performance, overventilating some portions of the building (causing excess energy use), while simultaneously underventilating othe  Details Bookmark & Share
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34. Technology Solutions Case Study: Buried and Encapsulated Ducts, Jacksonville, Florida
Ductwork installed in unconditioned attics can significantly increase the overall heating and cooling costs of residential buildings. In fact, estimated duct thermal losses for single-family residenti  Details Bookmark & Share
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35. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts
The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions o  Details Bookmark & Share
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36. Technology Solutions Case Study: Improving Comfort in Hot-Humid Climates with a Whole-House Dehumidifier
In order to quantify the performance of a combined whole-house dehumidifier (WHD) AC system, researchers from the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) team monitored the operation of tw  Details Bookmark & Share
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37. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon
This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 100-year-old home in Portland, Oregon, audited by Pacific N  Details Bookmark & Share
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38. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington
This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 1915 home in eastern Washington audited by Pacific Northwes  Details Bookmark & Share
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39. Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings
In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant inter  Details Bookmark & Share
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40. Existing Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California
The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) team conducted a deep retrofit project within Stockton’s Large-Scale Retrofit Program that expanded on the standard package by adding HVAC, wate  Details Bookmark & Share
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41. Public Housing: A Tailored Approach to Energy Retrofits
More than 1 million HUD-supported public housing units provide rental housing for eligible low-income families across the country. A survey of over 100 public housing authorities (PHAs) across the cou  Details Bookmark & Share
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42. Evaluation of Modeled and Measured Energy Savings in Existing All Electric Public Housing in the Pacific Northwest
This project analyzes the cost effectiveness of energy savings measures installed by a large public housing authority in Salishan, a community in Tacoma Washington. Research focuses on the modeled and  Details Bookmark & Share
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43. Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air
This case study describes how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only   Details Bookmark & Share
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44. Mini-Split Heat Pumps Multifamily Retrofit Feasibility Study
Mini-split heat pumps can provide space heating and cooling in many climates and are relatively affordable. These and other features make them potentially suitable for retrofitting into multifamily bu  Details Bookmark & Share
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45. Technology Solutions Case Study: Ground Source Heat Pump Research, TaC Studios Residence, Atlanta, Georigia
This case study describes the construction of a new test home that demonstrates current best practices for the mixed-humid climate, including a high performance ground source heat pump for heating and  Details Bookmark & Share
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46. Technology Solutions Case Study: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois
In multifamily building hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occup  Details Bookmark & Share
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47. Performance Results for Massachusetts and Rhode Island Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Community
Between December, 2009 and December, 2012, 42 deep energy retrofit (DER) projects were completed through a pilot program sponsored by National Grid and conducted in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Thi  Details Bookmark & Share
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48. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder, Houston, Texas
Building Science Corporation (BSC) worked directly with the David Weekley Homes - Houston division to develop a cost-effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space. In addition, BS  Details Bookmark & Share
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49. Simplified Space Conditioning in Low-Load Homes: Results from the Fresno, California, Retrofit Unoccupied Test House
In this study, the Building America team, IBACOS, sought to determine cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for heating and cooling houses. To this end, the team performed field testing in a retr  Details Bookmark & Share
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50. Technology Solutions Case Study: Properly Sized and Located Return Air Inlets
For this project, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers improved the duct systems in an existing home to increase safety, comfort and energy performance of HVAC equipment.   Details Bookmark & Share
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