Case Studies

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Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Building Science Corporation,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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)
Colon,
Martin
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC,
Florida Solar Energy Center,
FSEC
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Description
Case study describing a year-long evaluation on residential hot water heating systems in a laboratory environment, regarding the evaluation of two residential electric heat pump water heaters (HPWHs), a solar thermal system utilizing a polymer glazed absorber, and a high efficiency natural gas...
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Organization(s)
PNNL
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Description
Case study describing a DOE Building America 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 quick access to information on how to build and renovate homes to be...
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Home Innovation Research Labs,
Building Science Corporation,
University of Minnesota
Organization(s)
PNNL,
PHI,
HIRL,
BSC,
NorthernSTAR
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Description
Case study describing a 2013 DOE Building America Top Innovation for the installation of rigid foam insulation on the exterior of home roofs and walls as a thermal, air, and moisture barrier.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Organization(s)
PNNL,
LBNL
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Description
Case study describing a DOE Building America Top Innovation about the use of high-performance furnace blowers for heating and cooling.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation,
Home Innovation Research Labs,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
BSC,
PHI,
HIRL,
PNNL
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Description
Case study describing a DOE Building America Top Innovation on quality management tools for builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework.
Author(s)
Davis Energy Group,
Steven Winter Associates,
Florida Solar Energy Center,
Building Science Corporation,
Home Innovation Research Labs,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Organization(s)
ARBI,
CARB,
SWA,
FSEC,
BA-PIRC,
BSC,
IBACOS,
PHI,
HIRL,
PNNL
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Description
Case study describing a 2013 DOE Building America 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...
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
LBNL,
BSC,
FSEC,
WSU Energy Office,
Building Research Council,
Southface,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Building America 2014 Top Innovation on research that was instrumental in developing and gaining adoption of the ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation standard.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Gas Technology Institute,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Organization(s)
LBNL,
PARR,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a 2014 DOE Building America Top Innovation on development of a standardized testing method for testing the air leakage of HVAC air handlers and furnace cabinets developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
PNNL,
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2013 Housing Innovation Award Winner in Herriman, UT, that scored HERS 40 without PV, -1 with PV.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
PNNL,
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2013 Housing Innovation Award Winner in Phoenix, AZ that scored HERS 58 without PV and HERS 38 with PV.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
PNNL,
DOE
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.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
PNNL,
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2014 Housing Innovation Award winner that scored HERS 45 without PV and 32 with PV and is the first home in the world to use a tri-generation system to supply electricity, heating, and cooling on site.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
PNNL,
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2014 Housing Innovation Award winner that scored HERS 55 without PV and 15 with PV.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
DOE,
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study poster describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2016 Housing Innovation Award winning custom spec home in the mixed-humid climate that used a vented attic with R-50 blown cellulose, triple-pane windows, and a 15.5 SEER heat pump to achieve a HERS score of 0 with PV and 42 without PV.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
BSC
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Description
Case study describing a building project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a builder in Texas that met the stringent requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge on over 779 homes in 2010.
Author(s)
Theresa Gilbride
Organization(s)
PNNL
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a 1963 mid-century modern home in Las Vegas that got an energy-efficiency overhaul, improving performance from a HERS score of 123 to 44, or net-zero when the 4.8 kW of photovoltaic panels are added.