Building America Performance Analysis Procedures: Revision 1

Robert Hendron, Ren Anderson, Ron Judkoff, Craig Christensen, Mark Eastment, Paul Norton, Paul Reeves, Ed Hancock

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


To measure progress toward multi-year Building America research goals, cost and performance trade-offs are evaluated through a series of controlled field and laboratory experiments supported by energy analysis techniques that use test data to 'calibrate' energy simulation models. This report summarizes the guidelines for reporting such analytical results using the Building America ResearchBenchmark (Version 3.1) in studies that also include consideration of current Regional and Builder Standard Practice. Version 3.1 of the Benchmark is generally consistent with the 1999 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Reference Home, with additions that allow evaluation of all home energy uses.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages151
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-35567


  • benchmarking
  • Building America
  • DOE
  • energy-efficient houses
  • performance analysis procedures
  • U.S. Department of Energy


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