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Accession Number DE2012-1052898
Title Measured Performance of Occupied, Side-by-Side, South Texas Homes.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 27p
Personal Author D. Chasar V. von Schramm
Abstract The performance of three occupied homes built in 2009 in San Antonio, Texas with identical floor plans and orientation were evaluated through a partnership between the Florida Solar Energy Center, CPS Energy, and Woodside Homes of South Texas. Measurements included whole-house gas and electricity use as well as heating, cooling, hot water, major appliances, and indoor and outdoor conditions. One home built to the builders standard practice served as the control; the other homes demonstrated high performance features. The goals of this research were to: (1) learn how energy systems affect peak load profiles during the hottest weather conditions; (2) inform the development of builder and homeowner incentive programs that manage demand and energy consumption; and (3) measure cooling energy use to determine savings from envelope and equipment improvements.
Keywords Electric demand
Energy consumption
Energy systems
Hot water
HVAC systems
Peak load
Performance measures
Residential buildings
San Antonio(Texas)
Solar energy
Weather conditions

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
97N - Solar Energy
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction., Cocoa, FL.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40339-00

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