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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. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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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17. 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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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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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21. Air Sealing
This fact sheet describes ventilation and the importance of sealing air leaks and providing controlled ventilation.  Details Bookmark & Share
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22. Attic Access: Provide Adequate Insulation Coverage and Air Sealing for the Access between Living Space and the Unconditioned Attic
This document describes the importance of, and provides advice for, improving air sealing in your attic.  Details Bookmark & Share
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23. El Rancho Grande, an Artistic Homes project in Albuquerque, New Mexico
El Rancho Grande community of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a project of Artistic Homes. It was built as part of the Building America program for energy-efficient homes.  Details Bookmark & Share
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24. Builder System Performance Package Targeting 30% - 40% Savings in Space Conditioning Energy Use: December 2002 - December 2003
The Consortium for Advanced Residential Building (CARB) describes recommended best practices to achieve 30% - 40% energy savings without compromising health or safety in houses built in cold climates,  Details Bookmark & Share
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25. Building America Best Practices Series - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County
This report identifies the climate region of each county in the United States. The report is intended as an aid in helping builders to identify the appropriate climate designation for the counties in   Details Bookmark & Share
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26. Whole-House Ventilation Systems: Improved Control of Air Quality
Fact sheet for homeowners and contractors on how to employ whole-house ventilation in the home for comfort and safety.  Details Bookmark & Share
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27. Spot Ventilation
Fact sheet for homeowners and contractors on how to employ spot ventilation in the home for comfort and safety.  Details Bookmark & Share
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28. Residential Dehumidification Systems Research for Hot-Humid Climates
Twenty homes were tested and monitored in the hot-humid climate of Houston, Texas, to evaluate the humidity control performance and operating cost of six integrated dehumidification and ventilation sy  Details Bookmark & Share
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29. Healthy and Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations for Building, Renovating and Maintaining Housing: Read This Before You Design, Build or Renovate
This document helps builders design, build, or renovate homes, keeping in mind the issues of asthma, health, indoor air quality, dust, and living creatures.  Details Bookmark & Share
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30. Healthy and Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations for Building, Renovating and Maintaining Housing: Read This Before You Move In
This document provides advice for healthy and affordable housing: practical recommendations for building, renovating, and maintaining housing.  Details Bookmark & Share
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31. Healthy and Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations for Building, Renovating and Maintaining Housing: Read This Before You Turn Over a Unit
This document helps landlords provide safe housing, keeping in mind the issues of asthma, health, ventilation, pests, and chemicals.  Details Bookmark & Share
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32. Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document
This document provides guidance to U.S. home builders participating in Builders Challenge. To qualify for the Builders Challenge, a home must score 70 or less on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale).   Details Bookmark & Share
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33. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Asdal Builders, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
This Building America fact sheet describes a retrofit to improve efficiency of a 1930s era bungalow in Pittsburgh.  Details Bookmark & Share
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34. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Washington, D.C.
This is a Building America fact sheet describing Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildiings (CARB) whole building retrofit process to renovate a 145-year-old home in Washington, D.C.  Details Bookmark & Share
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35. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Green Home Solutions by Grupe, Lodi, California
This is a Building America case study on a the first whole building energy efficiency retrofit project on an existing home conducted by Grupe's Green Home Solutions in Lodi, California.  Details Bookmark & Share
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36. Existing Homes Retrofit Case Study: Yakama Nation Housing Authority, Wapato, WA
This is a Building America fact sheet describing the Yakama Nation Housing Authority's retrofit of 25 homes on the reservation to make them more energy efficient.  Details Bookmark & Share
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37. Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes in California; Building America (Brochure)
This brochure describes The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding.  Details Bookmark & Share
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38. Field Monitoring Protocol: Mini-Split Heat Pumps
This Building America program report provides a detailed method for accurately measuring and monitoring performance of a residential mini-split heat pump, which will be used in high-performance retrof  Details Bookmark & Share
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39. Building America System Research Results: Innovations for High Performance Homes
This report provides a summary of key lessons learned from the first 10 years of the Building America program and also included a summary of the future challenges that must be met to reach the program  Details Bookmark & Share
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40. Bedford Farmhouse High Performance Retrofit Prototype
In this case study, Building Science Corporation partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell on a retrofit of a mid-19th century farmhouse into affordable housing meeting Building America   Details Bookmark & Share
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41. High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana
This case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again.  Details Bookmark & Share
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42. 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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43. 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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44. 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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45. Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time
This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting  Details Bookmark & Share
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46. Strategy Guideline: Transitioning HVAC Companies to Whole House Performance Contractors
This report describes the findings from research IBACOS conducted related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies who have made the decision to transition to whole house perform  Details Bookmark & Share
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47. Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings in Chicagoland
Older heating systems often suffer from mis-investment--multiple contractors upgrading parts of systems in inadequate or inappropriate ways that reduce system functionality and efficiency--or from a l  Details Bookmark & Share
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48. 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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49. 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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50. 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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