Case Studies

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December 2009

Case study about new home construction in the hot-humid climate, optimizing thermal enclosure, HVAC, water heating and lighting measures.

Author(s): Florida Solar Energy Center
Organization(s): Florida Solar Energy Center
Publication Date: February 2010

Case study about new home construction in the hot-humid climate.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September 2013

Case study providing information about buried and encapsulated ducts.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: January 2013

Case study about the first certified DOE Challenge Home—the “Wilson Residence” in Winter Park, Florida.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: January 2013

Case study about the first certified DOE Challenge Home—the “Wilson Residence” in Winter Park, Florida.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2013

Case study about a Challenge Home new construction project in Connecticut, that also achieved many other green building certifications.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2013

Case study about a Challenge Home new construction project in Connecticut, that also achieved many other green building certifications.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December 2011

Case study about a whole-house, deep energy retrofit project in the marine climate.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: January 2012

Case study about an energy efficient retrofit project in hot-humid climates.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: November 2011

Case study about a whole-house energy efficient retrofit in the hot-humid climate.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December 2011

Case study about cost-effectively reducing energy use by over 50% in an existing home.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September 2010

Case study about new home construction in the hot-humid climate, part of a project building 100 new homes after hurricane Katrina.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: March 2014

Case study about family-run Treasure Homes, that achieved a HERS rating of 46 without PV on its prototype “Gem” home, located on the blustery shores of Lake Michigan in northern Indiana.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October 2012

Case study about one builder's conversion to high-performance building in the hot-humid regions of the Atlantic seaboard.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: February 2013

Case study about 50% energy savings projects for new multifamily homes in cold climates.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about a new home builder that strives to address health, safety, and durability issues in a hot and humid climate.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about a home builder that has refined its home designs to achieve HERS scores of 49 to 56 on 40 to 70 homes per year.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about design and testing 10 high-performance homes in Farmington, Connecticut.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about energy efficienct new home construction that also incorporated moisture management techniques for durability in the damp Northwest climate.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: January 2013

Case study about a builder in Georgia that designs energy-efficient homes for a green community, yielding homes with HERS scores as lowas 59 and electric bills as low as $50 a month.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: February 2013

Case study describing a builder's technology package that achieves energy savings of 50% over standard practice compared to the 2006 IECC.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: February 2013

Case study about new home construction in the marine climate that achieved 50% savings over the 2004 IECC.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about a new construction building project of 20 luxury homes in northern New Jersey that were more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR and met the 50% energy savings requirements of the federal tax credit for new homes.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: February 2013

Case study about a new construction building project of 20 homes that earned HERS scores that represent greater than 50% energy savings in heating and cooling over the 2004 IECC.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April 2012

Case study about a production builder that achieves HERS scores of 60, compared to 85 for other builders that build new homes to Florida code.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: August 2012

Case study about eliminating excessive humidity in the attic of a multi-floor, single-family home that was causing condensation and water damage along the roof and eaves.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: August 2012

Case study exploring how heat pump water heaters can be cost-effective alternatives to traditional electric resistance water heaters.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October 2012

Case study about incorporating inuslating concrete forms (ICFs) into new home design and construction.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October 2012

Case study detailing techniques used to prevent thermal bypass in new homes.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: August 2012

Case study describing how a properly designed duct system is essential for keeping a home comfortable, managing indoor air quality, and maximizing the performance of heating and cooling equipment.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: August 2012

Case study about retrofitting a leaky air handler. 

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