Building America House Performance Analysis Procedures

R. Hendron, S. Farrar-Nagy, R. Anderson, R. Judkoff, P. Reeves, E. Hancock

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As the Building America Program has grown to include a large and diverse cross section of the home building industry, accurate and consistent analysis techniques have become more important to help all program partners as they perform design tradeoffs and calculate energy savings for prototype houses built as part of the program. This document illustrates some of the analysis concepts proveneffective and reliable for analyzing the transient energy usage of advanced energy systems as well as entire houses. The analysis procedure described here provides a starting point for calculating energy savings of a prototype house relative to two base cases: builder standard practice and regional standard practice. Also provides building simulation analysis to calculate annual energy savingsbased on side-by-side short-term field testing of a prototype house.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages127
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-27754


  • Building America
  • calculation of annual energy savings
  • energy savings analysis
  • prototype house
  • simulation analysis
  • testing


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