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Building Technologies Program (U.S.)

Overview
Works: 282 works in 310 publications in 1 language and 30,935 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Sponsor
Classifications: TJ163.5.D86, E
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Most widely held works about Building Technologies Program (U.S.)
 
Most widely held works by Building Technologies Program (U.S.)
Affordable high-performance homes : the 2002 NREL Denver Habitat for Humanity house, a cold-climate case study( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to building systems performance : houses that work II( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, the Building America Building Science Consortium (BSC) developed the Web-based Houses That Work (HTW) as a climate-specific technical resource for designing and building homes that use 30% less energy or space conditioning and hot water than the 1995 Model Energy Code (MEC) ... Houses that Work II (HTWII) is more comprehensive and more detailed than the original HTW and represents the latest BSC experience and results under the Building America program
Achieving very high efficiency and net zero energy in an existing home in a hot-humid climate : long-term utility and preliminary monitoring data( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study summarizes the first six months of detailed data collected on a single family home that experienced a series of retrofits targeting reductions in energy use. The project was designed to develop data on how envelope modifications and renewable measures can result in considerable energy reductions and potentially net zero energy for an existing home. Originally published in February 2012, this revised version of the report contains further research conducted on the Parker residence. Key updates include one full year of additional data, an analysis of cooling performance of the mini-split heat pump, an evaluation of room-to-room temperature distribution, and an evaluation of plug-in automobile charging performance, electricity consumption, and load shape
Installing windows with foam sheathing on a wood-frame wall : January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2004( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure guideline : summary of interior ducts in new construction, including an efficient, affordable method to install fur-down interior ducts( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document illustrates guidelines for the efficient installation of interior duct systems in new housing, including the fur-up chase method, the fur-down chase method, and interior ducts positioned in sealed attics or sealed crawl spaces
Super energy efficiency design (S.E.E.D) home evaluation by A German( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy guideline : quality management in existing homes : cantilever floor example( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guideline is designed to highlight the QA process that can be applied to any residential building retrofit activity. The cantilevered floor retrofit detailed in this guideline is included only to provide an actual retrofit example to better illustrate the QA activities being presented. The goal of existing home high performing remodeling quality management systems (HPR-QMS) is to establish practices and processes that can be used throughout any remodeling project. The research presented in this document provides a comparison of a selected retrofit activity as typically done versus that same retrofit activity approached from an integrated high performance remodeling and quality management perspective. It highlights some key quality management tools and approaches that can be adopted incrementally by a high performance remodeler for this or any high performance retrofit. This example is intended as a template and establishes a methodology that can be used to develop a portfolio of high performance remodeling strategies
Building America expert meeting report : transitioning traditional HVAC contractors to whole house performance contractors by Arlan Burdick( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing
Building America expert meeting report : hydronic heating in multifamily buildings by Jordan Dentz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort
Technical barriers, gaps, and opportunities related to home energy upgrade market delivery by Marcus V. A Bianchi( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy guideline, energy retrofits for low-rise multifamily buildings in cold climates by K Brozyna( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Strategy Guideline explains the benefits of evaluating and identifying energy efficiency retrofit measures that could be made during renovation and maintenance of multifamily buildings. It focuses on low-rise multifamily structures (three or fewer stories) in a cold climate. These benefits lie primarily in reduced energy use, lower operating and maintenance costs, improved durability of the structure, and increased occupant comfort. This guideline focuses on retrofit measures for roof repair or replacement, exterior wall repair or gut rehab, and eating system maintenance. All buildings are assumed to have a flat ceiling and a trussed roof, wood- or steel-framed exterior walls, and one or more single or staged boilers. Estimated energy savings realized from the retrofits will vary, depending on the size and condition of the building, the extent of efficiency improvements, the efficiency of the heating equipment, the cost and type of fuel, and the climate location
Performance evaluation and opportunity assessment for St. Bernard Project by Bruce J Dickson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes efforts by IBACOS, a Department of Energy Building America research team, in the St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to assist Hurricane Katrina survivors return to their homes in the New Orleans area. The report focuses on energy modeling results of two plans that the St. Bernard Project put forth as 'typical' building types and on quality issues that were observed during the field walk and Best Practice recommendations that could improve the energy efficiency and durability of the renovated homes
Comfort, indoor air quality, and energy consumption in low energy homes by P Engelmann( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the results of an in-depth evaluation of energy consumption and thermal comfort for two potential net zero-energy homes (NZEHs) in Massachusetts, as well as an indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluation performed in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
National green building standard analysis( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DOE's Building America Program is a research and development program to improve the energy performance of new and existing homes. The ultimate goal of the Building America Program is to achieve examples of cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for all U.S. climate zones. Periodic maintenance of an ANSI standard by review of the entire document and action to revise or reaffirm it on a schedule not to exceed five years is required by ANSI. In compliance, a consensus group has once again been formed and the National Green Building Standard is currently being reviewed to comply with the periodic maintenance requirement of an ANSI standard
Strategy guideline, demonstration home by C. R Savage( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guideline will provide a general overview of the different kinds of demonstration home projects, a basic understanding of the different roles and responsibilities involved in the successful completion of a demonstration home, and an introduction into some of the lessons learned from actual demonstration home projects. Also, this guideline will specifically look at the communication methods employed during demonstration home projects. And lastly, we will focus on how to best create a communication plan for including an energy efficient message in a demonstration home project and carry that message to successful completion
Measure guideline : air sealing mechanical closets in slab-on-grade homes by Bruce J Dickson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This measure guideline describes two fundamental retrofit strategies for air sealing around air handling systems that are located within the living space in an enclosed closet: one in which all of the equipment is removed and being replaced, and a closet where the equipment is to remain and existing conditions are sealed. It includes the design and installation details necessary to effectively seal the air handler closet and central return system to maximize the efficiency and safety of the space conditioning system
Measure guideline : heat pump water heaters in new and existing homes by C Shapiro( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short-term test results : mulltifamily home deep energy efficiency retrofit by James Lyons( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multifamily deep energy retrofits (DERs) represent great potential for energy savings, while also providing valuable insights on research-generated efficiency measures, cost-effectiveness metrics, and risk factor strategies for the multifamily housing industry. This report describes the Bay Ridge project, a base scope retrofit with a goal of achieving 30% savings (relative to pre-retrofit), and a DER scope with a goal of 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit). Findings from the short-term testing at Bay Ridge include air infiltration reductions of greater than 60% in the DER building; a hybrid heat pump system with a Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR)> 1 (relative to a high efficiency furnace) which also provides the resident with added incentive for energy savings; and duct leakage reductions of> 60% using an aerosolized duct sealing approach
Long-term results from evaluation of advanced new construction packages in test homes : Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts by Dave Stecher( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a cold climate project that examines the relationships among very energy efficient single-family residential thermal enclosures, room-to-room temperature variations, and simplified space conditioning systems. The project is located in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and allowed for the comparison of room-to-room temperatures in four virtually identical houses that were all built to the same construction standard. The four homes each has a single ductless heat pump unit (DHU) located in the main living space and radiant electric resistance panels in each bedroom with individual thermostatic controls. Results indicate that temperature fluctuations in the living room due to aggressive setup and setback of the DHU may contribute to higher percentages of time where the bedroom temperatures were within +/-2 degrees F of the living room temperatures. Solar gains in the living room, door opening/closure and occupant manipulation of thermostats appear to have had a significant impact on room-to-room temperature differences, as would be expected
Strategy guideline : accurate heating and cooling load calculations by Arlan Burdick( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide presents the key criteria required to create accurate heating and cooling load calculations and offers examples of the implications when inaccurate adjustments are applied to the HVAC design process. The guide shows, through realistic examples, how various defaults and arbitrary safety factors can lead to significant increases in the load estimate. Emphasis is placed on the risks incurred from inaccurate adjustments or ignoring critical inputs of the load calculation
 
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controlled identityUnited States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

United States. Building Technologies Program

United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Building Technologies Program

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