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Case Studies

This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Author(s): Less, Walker
Organization(s): LBNL
Publication Date: August, 2014

Report including testing and analysis of deep energy retrofits of existing single-family homes in the U.S.

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

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. with quick access to information on how to...

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): IBACOS, BSC, PHI, HIRL, PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2013

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 Research Labs.

Author(s): PNNL, BARA
Organization(s): PNNL, BARA
Publication Date: December, 2014

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 by DOE research partner Building Media...

Author(s): Less, Walker
Organization(s): LBNL
Publication Date: August, 2015

Guidance document on deep energy retrofits.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Addison Homes in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Amaris Homes in Vadnais Heights, New Mexico.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by BPC Green Builders in Watertown, Connecticut.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by BrightLeaf Homes in Brookfield, Illinois.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Carl Franklin Homes and Green Extreme Homes in Garland, Texas.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Charles Thomas Homes in Omaha, Nebraska.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Clifton View Homes in Port Hadlock, Washington.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Dwell Development in Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Evolutionary Homes Builders in Geneva, Illinois.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Glastonbury Housesmith in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Greenhill Contracting in New Paltz, New York.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County in Nokomis, Florida.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Hammer and Hand in Portland, Oregon.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Heirloom Design Build in Atlanta, Georgia.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by High Performance Homes in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by KB Home in El Dorado Hills, California.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Mandalay Homes in Glendale, Arizona.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders in Durango, Colorado.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Mutual Housing California in Woodland, California.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by New Town Builders in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Palo Duro Homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Sunroc Builders in Lakeland, Florida.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by TC Legend Homes in Bellingham, Washington.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by United Way of Long Island Housing Development Corporation in Patchogue, New York.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: October, 2019

Case study showing project and performance data and energy-efficiency measures for a DOE 2019 Housing Innovation Award winning home that was certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria.

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

KB Home built this 2,778-ft2 production home in San Marcos, California, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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

New Town Builders built this 3,560-ft2 production home in Denver, Colorado, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: May, 2019

Palo Duro Homes built this 2,064-ft2 production home in Aztec, New Mexico, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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

TC Legend Homes built this 1,915-ft2 custom home in Seattle, Washington, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Amerisips Homes built this 2,085-ft2 custom home in Johns Island, South Carolina, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

AquaZephyr built this 1,664-ft2 production home in Ithaca, New York, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: November, 2014

Boulder ZED Design Build built this 2,504-ft2 custom home in Boulder, Colorado, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

BPC Green Builders built this 1,680-ft2 custom home in Danbury, Connecticut, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Brookside Development built this 4,456-ft2 production home in Derby, Connecticut, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Caldwell and Johnson built this 2,244-ft2 affordable home in Charlestown, Rhode Island, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Clifton View Homes built this 2,408-ft2 custom home in Clinton, Washington, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: November, 2014

Clifton View Homes built this 1,955-ft2 custom home in Greenbank, Washington, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Cobblestone Homes built this 2,745-ft2 custom home in Midland, Michigan, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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