Toward a Zero Energy Home: Applying Swiss Building Practices/Attitudes to U.S. Residential Construction
Koch, Daphene C., Hutzel, William J., Kutch, Jason M., Holt, Eric A., Journal of Technology Studies
This project evaluated typical U.S. and Swiss homes to identify construction practices that are most energy efficient and have economic payback. A net zero energy home (ZEH) produces as much energy as is consumed in it over time. Students in a College of Technology in a Midwest Indiana State University and a technical University in Switzerland resulted in developing models of homes that combined U.S. and Swiss standards. The project was completed in two phases: during the first phase of this project, construction costs, energy use, and economic payback was calculated for six homes that were designed using both Swiss and U.S. standards. During the second phase of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Toward a Zero Energy Home: Applying Swiss Building Practices/Attitudes to U.S. Residential Construction. Contributors: Koch, Daphene C. - Author, Hutzel, William J. - Author, Kutch, Jason M. - Author, Holt, Eric A. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Technology Studies. Volume: 37. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2011. Page number: 18+. © Epsilon Pi Tau Fall 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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