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Author Mallay, D.

Title Winchester/Camberley Homes new construction test house design, construction, and short-term testing in a mixed-humud climate [electronic resource] / prepared by D. Mallay, J. Wiehagen, and A. Wood.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 1.177:DOE/GO-102011-3572    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource ([45] p.) : col. ill.
Series NREL/SR ; 5500-54644
NREL/SR ; 5500-54644.
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format.
Note Title from PDF title screen (viewed on Dec. 26, 2012).
"Prepared for: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy."
"October 2012."
"DOE/GO-102012-3572."--P. [45].
NREL Technical Monitor: Stacey Rothgeb.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 31).
Summary The NAHB Research Center partnered with production builder Winchester/Camberley Homes to build a DOE Building America New Construction Test House (NCTH). This single family, detached house, located in the mixed-humid climate zone of Silver Spring, MD, was completed in June 2011. The primary goal for this house was to improve energy efficiency by 30% over the Building America B10 benchmark by developing and implementing an optimized energy solutions package design that could be cost effectively and reliably constructed on a production basis using quality management practices. The intent of this report is to outline the features of this house, discuss the implementation of the energy efficient design, and report on short-term testing results. During the interactive design process of this project, numerous iterations of the framing, air sealing, insulation, and space conditioning systems were evaluated for energy performance, cost, and practical implementation. The final design featured numerous advanced framing techniques, high levels of insulation, and the HVAC system entirely within conditioned space. Short-term testing confirmed a very tight thermal envelope and efficient and effective heating and cooling. In addition, relevant heating, cooling, humidity, energy, and wall cavity moisture data will be collected and presented in a future long-term report.
Funding Prepared under Contract Number KNDJ-0-40335-00.
Subject Architecture and energy conservation -- Maryland -- Silver Spring.
Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation -- Research -- Maryland -- Silver Spring.
House construction -- Maryland -- Silver Spring.
Added Author Wiehagen, J.
Wood, A. (Amber Joan)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Building America (Program : U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Building Technologies Program (U.S.)
Gpo Item No. 0429-A-90 (online)
Sudoc No. E 1.177:DOE/GO-102011-3572

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