Performance Evaluation of a Hot-Humid Climate Community

Gail Werren

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Project Home Again is a development in New Orleans, LA created to provide new homes to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Building Science Corporation acted as a consultant for the project, advocating design strategies for durability, flood resistance, occupant comfort, and low energy use while maintaining cost effectiveness. These techniques include the use of high density spray foam insulation, LoE3glazing, and supplemental dehumidification to maintain comfortable humidity levels without unnecessary cooling.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages55
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-53183

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3455


  • airtightness
  • dehumidification
  • durability
  • energy modeling
  • flood resistance
  • low income housing
  • miscellaneous loads
  • plug loads
  • utility bills


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