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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.

Publication Date: November, 2015
Report presenting the building america research to market plan.
Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): NREL, PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2013

Case study about a DOE 2013 top innovation profile on Home Performance XML, a data transfer standard that communicates between home performance programs and analysis software, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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.

Publication Date: June, 2015
Case study on a sucessful marketing strategy one Florida home builder took to market their high-performance homes.
Author(s): Wright, Klingenberg
Organization(s): Passive House Institute US
Publication Date: August, 2015
Report on improving passive design adoption rates.
Author(s): Herk, Beggs
Organization(s): IBACOS
Publication Date: February, 2016
Report outlining the steps developers can take to create high-performance standards on a community-wide scale.
Publication Date: October, 2015

Case study on a 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winner built by Amaris Homes in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Author(s): Springer, German
Organization(s): ARBI
Publication Date: June, 2015
Report on on lessons learned from building one multifamily home to the Zero Energy Ready Home program requirements.
Author(s): Steven Winter Associates
Organization(s): CARB, Steven Winter Associates
Publication Date: November, 2010

Case study about an upgraded home with an energy monitoring system designed to analyze the savings realized from the upgrades.