Efficient Multifamily Homes in a Hot-Humid Climate by Atlantic Housing Partners

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


With assistance from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and its Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), Atlantic Housing Partners (AHP) has implemented a high performance, systems engineered package of measures. This report demonstrates how the initiative achieves Building America (BA) goals of 30%-50% energy savings. Specifically, the goals aredocumented as being achieved in the new construction multifamily housing sector in the hot humid climate. Results from energy modeling of the high performance package are presented. The role of utility allowance calculations, used as part of the low-income housing tax credit process, to value those energy savings is discussed, as is customer satisfaction with heat pump water heaters.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by BA-PIRC, Cocoa, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-57721

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3887


  • affordable housing
  • B10 benchmark
  • BEopt building energy optimization software
  • Building America
  • Building America Partnership for improved residential construction (ba-pirc)
  • Florida
  • heat pump water heater
  • home energy ratings
  • multifamily housing
  • residential
  • residential buildings


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