This report can be used as a resource for advice on every stage of field research in residential buildings. It can be used as a reference document to find descriptions of specific types of common measurements and tricks of the trade, or as a primer on home field research providing a basic education on the subject. The report begins with descriptions of field experiment design and discusses advantages and disadvantages of different types of data acquisition systems. The bulk of the paper describes the common measurements needed in residential field work, the hardware options for making the measurements, and field notes on with tips, tricks, and cautions.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages95
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-82173


  • Building America
  • buildings
  • field test


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