Making significant strides in energy performance in the affordable housing space is the Holy Grail for the research community. The work presented in this webinar is a collaborative endeavor by the ARIES Building America team and two major affordable housing providers: Habitat for Humanity International and the factory building industry. The effort is exploring options for making major reductions in space conditioning energy use (≥ 50%) while holding the line on home affordability. Specifically, the project will develop a high-performance integrated design—effectively combining an ultra-efficient thermal envelope, a very low capacity, highly efficient mechanical system, an innovative distribution system, and affordable heat recovery ventilation—and set in motion steps to rapidly move this innovation to market.

Read the full report, Field Evaluation of Advances in Energy-Efficiency Practices for Manufactured Homes