Case Studies

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Author(s)
Logue,
Turner,
Walker,
Singer
Organization(s)
LBNL
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Description
Changing the air exchange rate of a home (the sum of the infiltration and mechanical ventilation airflow rates) affects the annual thermal conditioning energy. Large-scale changes to air exchange rates of the housing stock can significantly alter the residential sectorÕs energy consumption. However...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL,
BSC,
NREL
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Description
Case study describing a multi-family town home project constructed for the City of Aspen, Colorado, with assistance from the U.S. DOE Building America research team Building Science Corporation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Author(s)
Hoeschele,
Weitzel,
Backman
Organization(s)
ARBI
Publication Date
Description
This project completed a modeling evaluation of a hybrid gas water heater that combines a reduced capacity tankless unit with a downsized storage tank. This product would meet a significant market need by providing a higher efficiency gas water heater solution for retrofit applications while...
Author(s)
Hoeschele,
Seitzler
Organization(s)
ARBI
Publication Date
Description
Heat pump water heaters offer a significant opportunity to improve water heating performance for the over 40% of U.S. households that heat domestic hot water using electric resistance storage water heaters. Numerous field studies have also been completed documenting performance in a variety of...
Author(s)
Colon,
Martin
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC
Publication Date
Description
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has completed a fourth year-long evaluation on residential hot water heating systems in a laboratory environment (east central Florida, hot-humid climate). This report contains a summary of research activities regarding the evaluation of two residential...
Author(s)
Colon,
Martin
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC
Publication Date
Description
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has completed a fourth year-long evaluation on residential hot water heating systems in a laboratory environment (east central Florida, hot-humid climate). This report contains a summary of research activities regarding the evaluation of two residential...
Author(s)
Schirber,
Schoenbauer
Organization(s)
NorthernSTAR
Publication Date
Description
High performance water heaters are typically more time consuming and costly to install in retrofit applications, making high performance water heaters difficult to justify economically. However, recent advancements in high performance water heaters have targeted the retrofit market, simplifying...
Author(s)
Mittereder,
Poerschke
Organization(s)
IBACOS
Publication Date
Description
This case study presents a cold-climate project that examines an alternative approach to ground source heat pump (GSHP) ground loop design. The innovative ground loop design is an attempt to reduce the installed cost of the ground loop heat exchange portion of the system by containing the entire...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study about a DOE Building America 2012 Top Innovation on the Building America Solution Center, a website developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program to provide builders, contractors, code officials, raters, home owners, etc...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL,
PHI,
HIRL,
BSC,
NorthernSTAR,
University of Minnesota
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Description
Case study describing a DOE 2013 top innovation - best practices for the installation of rigid foam insulation on teh exterior of home roofs and walls as a thermal, air, and moisture barrier. Research was conducted by DOE Building America partners Home Innovation Research Labs, Building Science...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
BSC,
PHI,
HIRL,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study about a 2013 DOE top innovation on quality management tools for builders, trades and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework, based on work by Building America research partners IBACOS, Inc., Building Science Corporation (BSC), and the Home Innovation...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
ARBI,
CARB,
SWA,
FSEC,
BA-PIRC,
BSC,
IBACOS,
PHI,
HIRL,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study on a DOE 2013 top innovation about construction of net-zero energy ready homes, by several builders working with various DOE Building America research partners including Steven Winter Associates, Building Science Corporation, Home Innovation Research Labs, IBACOS, Davis Energy Group, and...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
LBNL,
BSC,
FSEC,
WSU Energy Office,
Building Research Council,
Southface,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study on a DOE 2014 top innovation on research that was instrumental in developing and gaining adoption of the ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation standard. The research and standards work was conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Building America research partners Building Science...
Author(s)
Herk,
Beggs
Organization(s)
IBACOS
Publication Date
Description
Report outlining the steps developers can take to create high-performance standards on a community-wide scale.
Author(s)
Mallay
Organization(s)
HIRL
Publication Date
Description
Report on heating and cooling air-distribution ducts that are insulated, installed close to the ceiling in a vented attic and covered with attic insulation to minimize energy loss.
Author(s)
BSC
Organization(s)
BSC
Publication Date
Description
Case study about a retrofit project designed to show that advanced energy goals could be met today in existing housing.
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Herriman, UT, that scored HERS 40 without PV, -1 with PV. This 4,111 ft2 production home has R-23 advanced framed walls, and a vented attic with R-60 blown fiberglass.
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Phoenix AZ that scored HERS 58 without PV or HERS 38 with PV. This 1,700 ft2 affordable home has R-21 framed walls, a sealed closed-cell spray foamed attic, an air-source heat pump with forced air, and a solar combo system that provides PV, hot water...
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a 4,763 ft2 certified Passive House that achieved HERS 27 without PV through the construction of R-54 walls that use ICF plus fiberglass cavity insulation, an R-100 vented attic, extensive air sealing and flashing, triple-pane windows, ductless heat pumps, and solar hot water.