Case Studies

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Author(s)
Hoeschele,
Weitzel,
Backman
Organization(s)
ARBI
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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)
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)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Tankless water heaters can deliver large quantities of hot water under changing load conditions and at a relatively constant temperature, like storage water heaters, but without suffering the standby loss (tank heat loss) of the storage water heaters.
Author(s)
PNNL
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study about a DOE Building America 2013 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,
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates
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Description
Case study on a DOE Building America 2013 top innovation describing research by the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a Building America research team led by Steven Winter Associates, on HVAC ducts located in vented attics that are encapsulated in foam and buried in attic...
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
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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)
PNNL,
BARA
Organization(s)
PNNL,
BARA
Publication Date
Description
Case study on a DOE 2014 top innovation about research leading to use of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) software to auto-generate a fact-filled Green and Energy Efficiency Addendum intended for real estate appraisers for every home rated by a RESNET-certified HERS rater. Research was conducted...
Author(s)
Gilbride
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study poster about a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2021 Housing Innovation Award winning production home in the mixed-humid climate that achieved a HERS score of 51 without PV.
Author(s)
Gilbride
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study poster about a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2021 Housing Innovation Award winning custom for buyer home in the marine climate that achieved a HERS score of -22 with PV.