This Building America webinar, Technical Resources at Your Fingertips: DOE's Building America Solution Center and Standard Work Specifications Guidance for Existing Homes, was held on June 26, 2018.
The featured speakers were, Chrissi Antonopoulos, energy research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and David LoVullo, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The Building America Solution Center (BASC) is your best friend if you have anything to do with high-performance homes. It provides extensive, up-to-date content needed to integrate building science best practices in specifications, field applications, education, and code official meetings. This session will present the new Existing Homes Tool, which provides installation guidance for making existing homes more energy efficient, comfortable, and less expensive to operate. The tool is designed around common upgrades, and is organized by steps, which are numbered to indicate priorities from a health and safety standpoint.
The BASC Existing Homes tool links directly to the DOE Standard Work Specifications which define the minimum requirements to ensure that the work performed during home energy upgrades is effective, durable, and safe. Both tools can assist all existing homes stakeholders with finding best practices in existing homes. Join us for an in-depth tour of both tools and learn how they link to each other.
The webinar recording will be available.