New Report Highlights Home Energy-Saving Measures in Marine Climate
October 7, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has just released a new guide, Building America Best Practices Series: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate (Volume 11) ((PDF 19.6 MB) Download Adobe Reader), that focuses on achieving 40% energy savings in homes in the U.S. marine climate zone.
Whether you’re a multi-state builder with managers, sales staff, designers, site superintendents, and installers on your staff, or a small builder wearing many of these hats yourself, this guide can help you understand and apply the latest building science to differentiate yourself in a struggling new-construction market and to meet the new tougher energy codes.
The new guide provides helpful information on:
- The business case for energy efficiency, including research on consumer preferences, competitive advantage, incentives, business management tools, and marketing strategies
- The whole-house approach to building science and special considerations for building in the marine climate
- Energy-efficiency construction recommendations for architects and engineers on best practices for moisture management, insulation and air sealing, windows, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems
- Site documentation for supervisors and how-to field guides on specific energy-efficiency measures
- Case studies describing how builders achieved significant energy savings using Building America practices in the marine climate.