Elements of an Energy-Efficient House

You have much to consider when designing and building a new energy-efficient house, and it can be a challenge. However…

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Elements of an Energy-Efficient House
ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE, Energy-Efficient House, Thermal Envelope, Wall and Roof Assemblies, This house in Illinois has many energy-efficient features, including advanced framing tech-, niques, insulated sheathing, and an advanced ductwork system. It was built by Town and Coun-, try Homes as part of DOE\’s Building America Program. Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF). Optimum Value Engineering (OVE). Insulation, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Air/Vapor Retarders, Workers install a structural insulated panel. This house in Arizona features a passive solar design with overhangs above the south, facing windows. Windows, Controlled Ventilation, Weatherstripping and Caulking, Electrical wires, Joints at, penetrating, attic hatch, vapor barrier, Ceiling light, Vents from, fixture, bathroom and, kitchen, Joints at, interior partitions, Joints, Plumbing, Holes through, between wall, stack, air-vapor, and ceiling, penetration, barrier, Joints, at windows, Chimney, Electric meter, penetration, Joint between, of ceiling, bottom plate, Electrical, and floor, service, entrance, Electrical, Cracks, outlets and, around, Electrical, switches, doors, panel, Service, Joint between, entrance for, joists and, cable TV, basement wall, telephone, fuel, etc. Air leakage can occur in many places throughout a home. Heating and Cooling Systems, Stale room, air return, Outside, air inlet, Fresh air, Air-to-air, supply, heat exchanger, Exhaust, Heat recovery ventilation. Energy-Efficient Appliances, Building and Buying, Advantages and Disadvantages, Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Clearinghouse (EREC), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Organizations, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), American Solar Energy Society, Inc. (ASES), Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC), Building America, Web Sites, Building Energy Software Tools, Efficient Windows Collaborative, Cool Roof Materials Database, Energy Star(R), Green Buildings, The Residential Energy Efficiency Database, Zip Code Insulation Database, Periodicals, Reading List, Books, Pamphlets, and Reports

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