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Below are 50 results of the Related Publications of 'Building America FY 2016 Annual Report: Building America Is Driving Real Solutions in the Race to Zero Energy Homes'. The publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

1. Building America Research is Leading the Way to Zero Energy Homes
In a Florida study, a prototype near zero energy home outperforms a conventional model by providing most of its own power needs throughout the year.  Details Bookmark & Share
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2. Hathaway "Solar Patriot" House: A Case Study in Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This report details the monitored and modeled performance of a solar home outside of Washington, D.C.  Details Bookmark & Share
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3. Brookfield Homes Passive House Performance Evaluation
In 2012-2013, IBACOS worked with a builder, Brookfield Homes in Denver, Colorado, to design and construct a Passive House certified model home. IBACOS used several modeling programs and calculation me  Details Bookmark & Share
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4. Building America FY 2016 Annual Report: Building America Is Driving Real Solutions in the Race to Zero Energy Homes -- Appendix
This document is a set of appendices presenting technical discussion and references as a companion to the 'Building America FY 2016 Annual Report: Building America Is Driving Real Solutions in the Rac  Details Bookmark & Share
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5. U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Implementation
This report documents the process and outcomes involved in achieving the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program certification standards while helping homebuilders in Climate Z  Details Bookmark & Share
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6. Mini-Split Heat Pump Evaluation and Zero Energy Ready Home Support
IBACOS worked with builder Imagine Homes to evaluate the performance of an occupied new construction test house following construction of the house in the hot, humid climate of San Antonio, Texas. The  Details Bookmark & Share
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7. HIA 2018 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: High Performance Homes, Rose Acres, Westminster, MD
Case study of a DOE 2018 Housing Innovation Award winning custom for buyer home in the mixed-humid climate that met the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria and achieved a HERS 35 without PV or HERS 14  Details Bookmark & Share
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8. HIA 2018 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Dwell Development, Genesee Park Net Zero, Seattle, WA
Case study of a DOE 2018 Housing Innovation Award winning customers spec home in the marine climate that met the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria and achieved a HERS 35 without PV or HERS 0 with PV  Details Bookmark & Share
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9. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Alliance Green Builders, Casa Aguila
Alliance Green Builders built this 3,129-ft2 home in the hills above Ramona, California, to the high-performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The home should perform far   Details Bookmark & Share
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10. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amaris Homes, Afton Model
Amaris Homes built this 3,734-ft2 home in Afton, Minnesota, to the performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. A high-efficiency gas boiler provides hot water for the zoned   Details Bookmark & Share
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11. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Greenhill Contracting, Inc., Hickory Ridge
Greenhill Contracting built this 3,912-ft2 house in Gardiner, New York, to the high-performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. A highly efficient air-source heat pump heats  Details Bookmark & Share
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12. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Thrive Home Builders, Courtyard Rows
Thrive Home Builders built this 2,780-ft2 townhome in Lone Tree, Colorado, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program.  Details Bookmark & Share
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13. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Thrive Home Builders, Lowry Plan
Thrive Home Builders built this 4,119-ft2 home at the Lowry development in Denver, Colorado, to the high-performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program. Despite  Details Bookmark & Share
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14. Product Thumbnail ImageDOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: United Way of Long Island, United Veterans Beacon House
United Way of Long Island’s Housing Development Corporation built this 3,719-ft2 two–story, 5-bedroom home in Huntington Station, New York, to the rigorous performance requirements of the U.S. Departm  Details Bookmark & Share
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15. Building America Case Study: Solar Water Heating in Multifamily Buildings
Solar domestic hot water (SDHW) systems have been installed on buildings for decades, but because of relatively high costs they have not achieved significant market penetration in most of the country.  Details Bookmark & Share
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16. Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Case Study: Field Trial of an Aerosol-Based Enclosure Sealing Technology
This report presents the results from several demonstrations of a new method for sealing building envelope air leaks using an aerosol sealing process developed by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center  Details Bookmark & Share
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17. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily Project: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake
Building cost effective, high performance homes that provide superior comfort, health, and durability is the goal of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) program. This cas  Details Bookmark & Share
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18. DOE ZERH Case Study: Greenhill Contracting, Green Acres #20, #26, #28, New Paltz, NY
Case study of three DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom homes in the cold climate that got a HERS of 26, 28, and 26 without PV or -3, -1, and -3.5 with PV; with R-22 ICFs, 10” ocsf plus   Details Bookmark & Share
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19. DOE ZERH Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota, Laurel Gardens #794, Nakomis, FL
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the hot-humid climate that got a HERS 51 without PV, with foam-filled masonry block walls with .75” rigid foam, furring str  Details Bookmark & Share
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20. DOE ZERH Case Study: Hammer and Hand, Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, North Plains, OR
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the marine climate that got a HERS 49 without PV, or HERS 5 with PV, with 2x4 24” on center walls plus 8” exterior cavity toget  Details Bookmark & Share
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21. DOE ZERH Case Study: Heirloom Design Build, Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the mixed-humid climate that got a HERS 50 without PV, with 2x6 16” on center walls with R-19 ocsf; basement with R-28 ccsf, R-  Details Bookmark & Share
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22. DOE ZERH Case Study: High Performance Homes, Chamberlain Court #75, Gettysburg, PA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the cold climate that got a HERS 37 without PV, or HERS 23 with PV, with R-24 SIP walls, Basement with R-10 under slab, and  Details Bookmark & Share
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23. DOE ZERH Case Study: KB Home, Double ZeroHouse 3.0, El Dorado Hill, CA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the mixed-dry climate that got a HERS 44 without PV, or HERS -2 with PV, with 2x4 walls 16” on center walls with R-15 cavit  Details Bookmark & Share
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24. DOE ZERH Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Vision Hill Lot 1, Glendale, AZ
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the hot-dry climate that got a HERS 52 without PV, or HERS -2 with PV, with 2x6 16” on center walls with R-14 ocsf plus R-4  Details Bookmark & Share
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25. DOE ZERH Case Study: Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Shenandoah Circle, Durango, CO
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 50 without PV, or HERS 21 with PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-13 ccsf plus 3.5” blown  Details Bookmark & Share
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26. DOE ZERH Case Study: Mutual Housing California, Mutual Housing at Spring Lake, Woodland, CA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning multifamily project of 62 affordable-housing apartment home in the hot-dry climate that exceeded CA Title 24-2008 by 35%, with 2x4 16” on cent  Details Bookmark & Share
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27. DOE ZERH Case Study: New Town Builders, Town Homes at Perrin's Row, Wheat Ridge, CO
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning multifamily project with 26 units in the cold climate that got a HERS 54 without PV, or HERS 28 with PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-2  Details Bookmark & Share
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28. DOE ZERH Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Via del Cielo, Santa Fe, NM
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the mixed-dry climate that got a HERS 48 without PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-21 blown fiberglass; slab foundati  Details Bookmark & Share
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29. DOE ZERH Case Study: Sunroc Builders, Bates Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the hot-humid climate that got HERS 57 without PV, with 6.5” SIP walls and 8.25” SIP roof; uninsulated slab foundation; fre  Details Bookmark & Share
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30. DOE ZERH Case Study: TC Legend Homes, Bellingham Power House, Bellingham, WA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the marine climate that got HERS 34 without PV or HERS -12 with PV, with 6” SIP walls and 10” SIP roof; R-28 ICF around slab, R  Details Bookmark & Share
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31. DOE ZERH Case Study: United Way of Long Island Housing Development Corporation, Patchogue, NY
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the mixed-humid climate that got HERS 40 without PV, -3 with PV, with 2x4 16: on center walls with R-13.5 dense packed cell  Details Bookmark & Share
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32. DOE ZERH Case Study: BPC Green Builders, Taft School, Watertown, CT
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 33 without PV or HERS -14 with PV, with 8.5” double 2x4 walls with 8.5” (R-32) blown cellulose  Details Bookmark & Share
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33. DOE ZERH Case Study: Carl Franklin Homes, L.C./Green Extreme Homes, CDC, McKinley Project, Garland TX
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning affordable home in the hot-humid climate that got a HERS 56 without PV or HERS 26 with PV, with 4.5” SIP walls and 8.5” SIP roof; uninsulated   Details Bookmark & Share
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34. DOE ZERH Case Study: Charles Thomas Homes, Anna Model, Omaha, NE
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 48 without PV, with 2x6 24” on center walls with R-23 blown fiberglass, ocsf at rim joists, ba  Details Bookmark & Share
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35. DOE ZERH Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Marine Drive and Port Hadlcok, Coupeville and Port Hadlock WA
Case study of two DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom homes in the marine climate that got HERS 39 and 38 without PV or HERS 2-12 and -9 with PV, with 6.5” SIP walls and 10.25” SIP roof;   Details Bookmark & Share
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36. DOE ZERH Case Study: Dwell Development, Reclaimed Modern, Seattle, WA
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 30 without PV, with 2x8 24” on center walls with blown fiberglass and 4” polysio rigid foam; b  Details Bookmark & Share
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37. DOE ZERH Case Study: Evolutionary Home Builders, The Adaptation Home, Geneva, IL
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning custom home in the cold climate that got a HERS 30 without PV, with 2x8 24” on center walls with blown fiberglass and 4” polysio rigid foam; b  Details Bookmark & Share
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38. Low-Cost Radon Reduction Pilot Study
The aim of the research was to conduct a primary scoping study on the impact of air sealing between the foundation and the living space on radon transport reduction across the foundation-living space   Details Bookmark & Share
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39. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amaris Custom Homes, St. Paul, Minnesota
For this project, Amaris worked with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) team, NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership, to develop the first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) in Minnesota's cold climate usi  Details Bookmark & Share
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40. Technology Solutions Case Study: High-Performance Ducts in Hot-Dry Climates
Ducts in conditioned space (DCS) represent a high priority measure for moving the next generation of new homes to the Zero Net Energy performance level. Various strategies exist for incorporating duct  Details Bookmark & Share
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41. DOE ZERH Case Study: BrightLeaf Homes, McCormick Avenue, Brookfield, IL
Case study of a DOE 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the cold climate that got a HERS 38 without PV, with staggered 2x4 studs every 8”on a 2x6 plate with dense-packed R-25 cell  Details Bookmark & Share
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42. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: New Town Builders' Power of Zero Energy Center - Denver, Colorado
New Town Builders, a builder of energy efficient homes in Denver, Colorado, offers a zero energy option for all the homes it builds. To attract a wide range of potential homebuyers to its energy effic  Details Bookmark & Share
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43. Moving toward Zero Energy Homes in California
This brochure describes The New American Home, an annual project that focuses on the future of homebuilding.  Details Bookmark & Share
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44. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Building America Builders Challenge fact sheet on Artistic Homes of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Standard features of their homes include advanced framed 2x6 24-inch on center walls, R-21 blown insulation  Details Bookmark & Share
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45. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Ecofutures Building Inc., Boulder, Colorado
Building America Builders Challenge fact sheet on Ecofutures Building Inc. of Boulder, Colorado. Ecofutures’ first Builders Challenge house has been equipped with extensive energy monitoring equipment  Details Bookmark & Share
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46. Captain Planet Zero Energy SIPS Cottage Case Studies
These case studies talk about the four essential ingredients that make a Zero Energy Home work.  Details Bookmark & Share
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47. Analysis of System Strategies Targeting Near-Term Building America Energy-Performance Goals for New Single-Family Homes: FY2004 Fourth-Quarter Building America Milestone Report
This report describes the technical approach used by Building America to determine the most cost effective pathways to achieve whole-house energy savings goals.  Details Bookmark & Share
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48. Suwanee River Administration Building
This case study describes the renovation of a Georgia Parks and Recreation administration building that demonstrates an ultra-low energy use building.  Details Bookmark & Share
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49. DOE Challenge Home Case Study: e2 Homes – Winter Park, Florida
This Challenge Home case study describes the first certified DOE Challenge Home as constructed by e2 Homes. Completed in May 2012, the “Wilson Residence” in Winter Park, Florida, is a 4,305-ft2 custom  Details Bookmark & Share
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50. Strategy Guideline: Partnering for High Performance Homes
High performance houses require a high degree of coordination and have significant interdependencies between various systems in order to perform properly, meet customer expectations, and minimize risk  Details Bookmark & Share
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