Retrofitting the Southeast: The Cool Energy House

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings has provided the technical engineering and building science support for a highly visible demonstration home in connection with the National Association of Home Builders' International Builders Show. The two previous projects, the Las Vegas net-zero ReVISION House and the 2011 VISION and ReVISION Houses in Orlando, met goals for energy efficiency,cost effectiveness, and information dissemination through multiple web-based venues. This project, which was unveiled at the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando on February 9, is the deep energy retrofit Cool Energy House (CEH). The CEH began as a mid-1990s two-story traditional specification house of about 4,000 ft2 in the upscale Orlando suburb of Windermere.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-56989

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3824


  • Building America
  • CEH
  • Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB)
  • cool energy house
  • demonstration homes
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • residential
  • residential buildings


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