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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): 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. 

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

Durable Energy Builders built this 5,947-ft2 custom home in Houston, Texas, 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

Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes built this 1,270-ft2 affordable home in Garland, Texas, 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

Greenhill Contracting built this 2,288-ft2 custom home in New Paltz, 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: September, 2014

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County built this 1,290-ft2 affordable home in Nokomis, Florida, 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

Healthy Efficient Homes built this 3,048-ft2 custom home in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: April, 2014

Case study describing the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Georgia that achieved a HERS score of 40 without PV and -10 with PV.

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

John Hubert Associates built this 1,871-ft2 custom home in North Cape May, New Jersey, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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

Case study about a DOE 2014 Housing Innovation Award winner.

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

This certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, is the first home in the world to use a tri-generation system to supply electricity, heating, and cooling on site.

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2014

Case study about zero energy ready home construction project in the hot-dry climate.

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

Murphy Brothers Contracting built this 4,100-ft2 custom home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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

Case study about a DOE 2014 Housing Innovation Award winner.

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

The home is the builder’s first home certified to the Passive House Institute standard and their first certified to the high energy performance standards of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

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

Case study about a DOE 2014 Housing Innovation Award winner.

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

Promethean Homes built this 2,572-ft2 custom home in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: February, 2014

Case Study describing a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home construction project in Florida that recieved a HERS score of 49.

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

Southern Energy Homes built this 1,232-ft2 affordable home in Russellville, Alabama, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October, 2014

Case study about a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the hot-humid climate.

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

TC Legend Homes built this 3,192-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): PNNL
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: September, 2014

Case study about a Zero Energy Ready Home construction project in the marine climate.

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

Thomas Fullam/ Near Zero Maine built this 1,200-ft2 affordable home in Vassalboro, Maine, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Publication Date: October, 2015

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

Author(s): Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Addison Homes built this 2,625-ft2 custom home in Greenville, 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: December, 2016

Addison Homes built this 4,551-ft2 custom home in Greenville, 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: December, 2016

Amaris Homes built this 3,716-ft2 custom home in Apple Valley, Minnesota, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

AquaZephyr built this 467-ft2 multifamily 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: December, 2016

BrightLeaf Homes built this 4,608-ft2 custom home in LaGrange, Illinois, 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: December, 2016

Bundle Design Studio built this 2,065-ft2 custom home in Bellingham, Washington, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Carl Franklin Homes & Green Extreme Homes built this 1,108-ft2 affordable home in Garland, Texas, 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: December, 2016

Charis Homes built this 5,505-ft2 custom home in Richfield, Ohio, 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: December, 2016

Clifton View Homes built this 1,852-ft2 affordable home in Coupeville, 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: December, 2016

DP Construction built this 1,664-ft2 custom home in Prattville, Alabama, 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: December, 2016

DP Construction built this 3,021-ft2 custom home in Prattville, Alabama, 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, 2016

Dwell Development built this 2,117-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: December, 2016

E2 Homes built this 3,912-ft2 custom home in Winter Park, Florida, 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: December, 2016

Element Design Build built this 6,541-ft2 custom home in Henderson, Nevada, 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: December, 2016

Garbett Homes built this 5,226-ft2 custom home in Sandy, Utah, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Greenhill Contracting built this 4,190-ft2 production home in New Paltz, 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: December, 2016

Greenhill Contracting built this 3,912-ft2 custom home in Gardiner, New York, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley built this 1,340-ft2 affordable home in Hickory, North Carolina, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota built this 1,290-ft2 affordable home in Venice, Florida, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

Author(s): Gilbride, KA Cort
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December, 2016

Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region built this 1,352-ft2 affordable home in Traverse City, Michigan, 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: December, 2016

Health-E Community Enterprises built this 2,170-ft2 custom home in Richmond, Virginia, 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: December, 2016

High Performance Homes built this 5,140-ft2 custom home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 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, 2016

Imery & Co built this 2,194-ft2 custom home in Roswell, Georgia, to the high-performance requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. 

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