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Accession Number DE2012-1051939
Title Expert Meeting Report: Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 43p
Personal Author A. Wood J. Wiehagen
Abstract The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America (BA) program is a research program that aims to develop cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for new and existing homes within all U.S. climate zones. This goal will be met using a whole-house system engineering approach and by uniting segments of the industry that traditionally work independently of one another, including architects, engineers, builders, remodelers, trade contractors, utilities, manufacturers, material suppliers, community planners, and mortgage lenders. Historically, the focus of the BA program has been to accelerate the development of energy innovations that reduce operating costs, increase durability, increase health and safety, increase comfort, and reduce energy use by validating benefits and costs via whole building research studies. Traditional BA research activities focus on advancing successful system innovations that are deployment-ready. This includes developing a clear understanding of why specific approaches work better than others and key building science specifications that are required for use in voluntary deployment programs like ENERGY STAR and utility demand side management (DSM) programs.
Keywords Benefits
Cost effectiveness
Energy demand
Energy efficiency
Energy utilities
Research program
Residential buildings
System engineering
Technology innovation

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40335-00

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