Building America successes highlight projects that support the home building industry in creating more energy-efficient, healthier, and longer lasting homes. Expert research teams lead laboratory and field projects to prove advanced technologies and practices in building envelope, HVAC components, ventilation, and health and safety.

February 1, 2018

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Building America Success Story: Evaluating Moisture Control of Variable-Capacity Heat Pumps in Mechanically Ventilated, Low-Load Homes in Climate Zone 2A

This Building America project identified several space-conditioning issues unique to high-performance homes that impact energy use and comfort.

December 9, 2017

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Building America Success Story: Attic Retrofits Using Nail-Base Insulated Panels

This project explored the development and demonstration of a roof/attic energy retrofit solution using nail-base insulated panels for existing homes.

December 9, 2017

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Building America Success Story: Extended Plate and Beam Wall System

Home Innovation Research Labs studied the extended plate and beam wall system to determine the wall’s structural performance and more.

December 9, 2017

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Building America Success Story: Plug-and-Play Duct System Evaluation

This project sought to address an existing need in the home building industry for innovative new approaches to space-conditioning technology.