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Building America Best Practice Marine Climates

Building America Best Practice Marine Climates

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Research Toward Zero Energy Homes
October 2006 \u2022 NREL/TP-550-38449
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5\ue000
Builders and Buyers Handbook \ue001or Improving New Home E\ue001fciency,
Com\ue001ort, and Durability in the Marine Climate\ue000
U.S. Department o\ue001 Energy
Energy E\ue001fciency and Renewable Energy
Bringing you a prosperous \ue001uture where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and a\ue001\ue001ordable
Building Technologies Program
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MANAGERS

Putting building
science to work for
your bottom line

INTRODUCTION
Taking action in
your community
CASE STUDIES
Bringing it all together
SITE PLANNERS
& DEVELOPERS
Properly situated houses
pay big dividends
SITE SUPERVISORS
Tools to help with
project management
DESIGNERS
Well-crafted designs
capture benefits for builders,
buyers, and business
TRADES
Professional tips for fast
and easy installation
MARKETERS

Energy efficiency
delivers the value that
customers demand

HOMEOWNERS
Shopping for value,
comfort, and quality
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5\u2013 Builders and Buyers Handbook for
Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Marine Climate
Version 1, 10/2006 \u2022 TTL-1
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5
Builders and Buyers Handbook \ue000or Improving New Home E\ue000fciency,
Com\ue000ort, and Durability in the Marine Climate
Prepared by
Pacifc Northwest National Laboratory
Michael C. Baechler
Z. Todd Taylor, Rosemarie Bartlett, Theresa Gilbride, Marye He\ue000ty, Heidi Steward
and
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pat M. Love
Jenni\ue000er A. Palmer
DISCLAIMER

This report was prepared as an account o\ue001 work sponsored by an agency o\ue001 the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereo\ue001, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any o\ue001 their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility \ue001or the accuracy, completeness, or use\ue001ulness o\ue001 any in\ue001ormation, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not in\ue001ringe privately owned rights. Re\ue001erence herein to any speci\ue000c commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manu\ue001acturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or \ue001avoring by the United States Government or any agency thereo\ue001, or Battelle Memorial Institute. The views and opinions o\ue001 authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or refect those o\ue001 the United States Government or any agency thereo\ue001.

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Contents
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5\u2013 Builders and Buyers Handbook for
Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Marine Climate
Version 1, 10/2006 \u2022 TOC-1
MANAGERS

Putting building
science to work for
your bottom line

INTRODUCTION
Taking action in
your community
CASE STUDIES
Bringing it all together
SITE PLANNERS
& DEVELOPERS
Properly situated houses
pay big dividends
SITE SUPERVISORS
Tools to help with
project management
DESIGNERS
Well-crafted designs
capture benefits for builders,
buyers, and business
TRADES
Professional tips for fast
and easy installation
MARKETERS

Energy efficiency
delivers the value that
customers demand

HOMEOWNERS
Shopping for value,
comfort, and quality
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INT-1
Homeowners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-1

Quick Tips: Homeowners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-1 You\u2019re in Good Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-1 How Quality Houses Perform............................................HOM-2 An Energy-Efficient Home Will Cost You Less. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-3 Energy-Efficient Mortgages Can Help You Get More for Your Money. . . . . . . . .HOM-3 What\u2019s the Score? (HERS Index). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-5 Guaranteed Energy Costs and Comfort....................................HOM-6 And There\u2019s More - More Green for You and More Green for the Planet. . . . . . .HOM-6 What to Look For......................................................HOM-6 Sources and Additional Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-7 Homebuyer\u2019s Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HOM-7

Managers.............................................................MNG-1

An Invitation to Building Company Managers..............................MNG-1 Building America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-1 Quick Tips: Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-1 The Business Case for Building Science and Energy Efficiency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-2 Properly Choosing Materials and Equipment...............................MNG-2 Reduced Risks, Increased Productivity, and Fewer Callbacks..................MNG-3 From an Economic Standpoint, Everyone Wins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-3 Customer Satisfaction and Referrals.......................................MNG-3 Consumers Expect More. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-4 Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-4 Take the Next Step.....................................................MNG-5 Case Studies...........................................................MNG-5 Sources and Additional Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MNG-5

Marketers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MKT-1

ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes: Telling Your Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MKT-1 Quick Tips: Marketers...................................................MKT-1 Increase Customer Satisfaction and Let Your Customers Sell Your Product.......MKT-2 Sell the Value that Home Buyers Expect....................................MKT-2 How Industry Leaders Sell Energy-Efficient Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MKT-2 Sources and Additional Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MKT-4

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