Presenter: Heather Buckberry, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This project aims to increase energy efficiency in metal buildings through research into areas specifically targeted by metal building industry leaders. In collaboration with the Metal Building Manufacturer Association (MBMA) (the principal technical resource for the metal building industry), the project addresses infiltration issues that can reduce heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) building source usage for single-story metal buildings in commercial applications. Final products of this research—including the demonstration of multiple energy efficiency measures, as well as literature and training—can be used in the design, fabrication, installation, and operation of new buildings, as well as in the retrofit of existing metal buildings.

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