Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate

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BA-PIRC has worked with several community-scale builders within the hot humid climate zone to improve performance of production, or community scale, housing. Tommy Williams Homes (Gainesville, FL), Lifestyle Homes (Melbourne, FL), and Habitat for Humanity (various locations, FL) have all been continuous partners of the BA Program and are the subjects of this report to document achievement of the Building America goal of 30% whole house energy savings packages adopted at the community scale. The scope of this report is to demonstrate achievement of these goals though the documentation of production-scale homes built cost-effectively at the community scale, and modeled ... continued below

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Thomas-Rees, S.; Beal, D.; Martin, E. & Fonorow, K. March 1, 2013.

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BA-PIRC has worked with several community-scale builders within the hot humid climate zone to improve performance of production, or community scale, housing. Tommy Williams Homes (Gainesville, FL), Lifestyle Homes (Melbourne, FL), and Habitat for Humanity (various locations, FL) have all been continuous partners of the BA Program and are the subjects of this report to document achievement of the Building America goal of 30% whole house energy savings packages adopted at the community scale. The scope of this report is to demonstrate achievement of these goals though the documentation of production-scale homes built cost-effectively at the community scale, and modeled to reduce whole-house energy use by 30% in the Hot Humid climate region. Key aspects of this research include determining how to evolve existing energy efficiency packages to produce replicable target savings, identifying what builders' technical assistance needs are for implementation and working with them to create sustainable quality assurance mechanisms, and documenting the commercial viability through neutral cost analysis and market acceptance. This report documents certain barriers builders overcame and the approaches they implemented in order to accomplish Building America (BA) Program goals that have not already been documented in previous reports.

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  • Related Information: Work performed by BA-PIRC (FRSEC), Cocoa, Florida

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102013-3892
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1072812 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1072812
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc828582

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Thomas-Rees, S.; Beal, D.; Martin, E. & Fonorow, K. Approaches to 30% Energy Savings at the Community Scale in the Hot-Humid Climate, report, March 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc828582/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.