The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the third annual Technical Update meeting on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic new format. Researchers from Building America teams and national laboratories came together to discuss key issues currently limiting implementation of high performance homes.

The meeting also included working sessions from each Standing Technical Committee (STC) that outlined work that will best assist in overcoming technical challenges and delivering Building America research results to the market. Learn more about the STCs and the research planning process.

Read the summary report from the meeting. This report and meeting presentations are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Meeting Presentations

<ul><li><a href="https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_ameri… of Ducted HPWH on Space Conditioning and Water Heating Energy Use &ndash; Central Florida Lab Home</a></li><li><a href="https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_ameri… Small-Diameter Duct System &ndash; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</a></li></ul>

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<ul><li><a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/residential/ch_events_detail.html… Challenge Home Zero Energy-Ready Home Training: 4/30/14</a></li><li><a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/residential/ch_events_detail.html… Challenge Home Zero Energy-Ready Home Training: 5/8/14</a></li></ul><p><a href="/node/796891">See more events</a></p>

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