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CORE: An Evaluation of Affordable Prototype Houses at Two Levels of Energy Efficiency

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Two high-performance prototype houses were built in
Carbondale, Colorado, as part of the US Department of
Energy?s Building America (BA) Program. Each prototype was
a 1256 ft2 (117 m2), one-story, three-bedroom house and met
the local requirements for affordable housing. The authors,
representing the National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
performed short-term field testing and DOE-2.2 simulations in
support of this project at the end of December 2004. They also
installed long-term monitoring equipment in one of the houses,
and are currently tracking the performance of key building
systems under occupied conditions. One of the houses (designated
H1) included a package of cost-effective energy-efficiency
features that placed it well above the Energy Star level,
targeting a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 88?
89. The other (designated H2) was a BA research house, targeting
a HERS score of 94?95 and 45% whole-house energy
savings compared to the BA Benchmark. The floor plans and
other basic characteristics of the two houses were nearly identical
except for the extended package of energy efficiency
measures in the H2, including a 1.6 kW (5500 Btu/h) photovoltaic
system, a combination solar hot water and radiant
space heating system, heat recovery ventilation, and orientation
specific glazing. Preliminary results from the field evaluation
indicate that the energy savings for both houses will
exceed the design targets established for the project, although
the performance of certain building systems, including the
ventilation and foundation systems, leave some room for
improvement.

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Carbondale, Colorado, as part of the US Department of
Energy?s Building America (BA) Program. Each prototype was
a 1256 ft2 (117 m2), one-story, three-bedroom house and met
the local requirements for affordable housing. The authors,
representing the National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
performed short-term field testing and DOE-2.2 simulations in
support of this project at the end of December 2004. They also
installed long-term monitoring equipment in one of the houses,
and are currently tracking the performance of key building
systems under occupied conditions. One of the houses (designated
H1) included a package of cost-effective energy-efficiency
features that placed it well above the Energy Star level,
targeting a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 88?
89. The other (designated H2) was a BA research house, targeting
a HERS score of 94?95 and 45% whole-house energy
savings compared to the BA Benchmark. The floor plans and
other basic characteristics of the two houses were nearly identical
except for the extended package of energy efficiency
measures in the H2, including a 1.6 kW (5500 Btu/h) photovoltaic
system, a combination solar hot water and radiant
space heating system, heat recovery ventilation, and orientation
specific glazing. Preliminary results from the field evaluation
indicate that the energy savings for both houses will
exceed the design targets established for the project, although
the performance of certain building systems, including the
ventilation and foundation systems, leave some room for
improvement.}, doi = {}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/4767}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2016}, month = {07}}

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