TaC Studios New Construction Test House

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with TaC Studios, an Atlanta based architecture firm specializing in residential and light commercial design, on the construction of a new test home in Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. This home will serve as a model home for the builder partner and addresses Building America energy savings targets throughthe planning and implementation of a design package will serve as a basis of design for the builder partner's future homes. As a BA test house, this home will be evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and HVAC and hot water efficiency.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Southface, as part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-54887

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3590


  • geothermal ground source heat pumps (GHP)
  • HVAC
  • mixed-humid climate
  • new construction test home (NCTH)
  • short-term testing
  • thermal boundary


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