Case Studies

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Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
HIRL
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Description
Case study describing a zero energy ready home (ZERH) that was recently completed featuring an innovative wall system. This highly insulated (high-R) light-frame wall system, called the extended plate and beam (EP&B), is for use above grade in residential buildings.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Building Science Corporation,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Organization(s)
PNNL,
BSC,
NREL
Publication Date
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
Publication Date
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
Publication Date
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,
Steven Winter Associates
Organization(s)
PNNL,
CARB,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Case study describing a DOE Building America Top Innovation on HVAC ducts located in vented attics that are encapsulated in foam and buried in attic insulation.
Author(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Home Innovation Research Labs,
Building Science Corporation,
University of Minnesota
Organization(s)
PNNL,
PHI,
HIRL,
BSC,
NorthernSTAR
Publication Date
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
Publication Date
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
Publication Date
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.