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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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Field Assessment of Energy Audit Tools for Retrofit Programs
This project focused on the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. A home energy rating provides a quantitative appraisal of a home’s energy performance, u   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Efficient Lighting Strategies: Wise Design Choices Can Meet Lighting Needs and Save Energy. Building Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Fact sheet for homeowners and contractors on how to employ efficient lighting strategies in the home for comfort and safety.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin
To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared   Details Bookmark & Share  
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EcoVillage Cleveland at 58th St., Cleveland, Ohio
EcoVillage Cleveland works under the Building America premise that high performance homes must be sustainable both environmentally and economically.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Aerosol Envelope Sealing of New Residences
This project investigated the use of an aerosol-based sealing method to reduce air leakage of new homes in the United States. The process involves pressurizing the building while dispersing an aerosol   Details Bookmark & Share
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An Approach to High-Performance Affordable Housing Using Point-Source Space Conditioning
This project explored the use of minisplit ductless heat pumps in combination with small through-wall transfer fans to provide space conditioning in small single-story homes including manufactured hom   Details Bookmark & Share
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Smart Ventilation Controls Boost Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality
The average American household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) costs comprise nearly half of the bill. This is one reason why home buil   Details Bookmark & Share
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Extended Plate Wall System Expands Adoption of High-R Envelope Solutions
For decades, the residential building industry has worked to expand opportunities to increase the thermal resistance of walls. Multiple high-R wall construction methods have been developed, yet market   Details Bookmark & Share
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Novel, Simplified Air Delivery System Design Gets Commercialized
Typical air delivery systems require contractors to design systems that are complex, difficult to integrate into the framing and structural components of a home, and often do not meet the optimization   Details Bookmark & Share
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