Theresa Gilbride

Theresa Gilbride is an researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where they support Building America for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Deep Energy Cuts for a Fresh Start

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January 03, 2009

Asdal Builders achieved an 80% reduction in energy use in an existing home without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants. [continue reading]

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Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

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March 09, 2009

Soon all Habitat homes will meet Energy Star standards. A Habitat affiliate in Florida is already exceeding Energy Star standards in some of its new homes. [continue reading]

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market

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March 01, 2010

The depressed new home market is providing a challenge - and an opportunity - for home builders considering entering the retrofit market. [continue reading]

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DOE's Home Case Study - It's All in the (Envelope) Details

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June 30, 2014

“It can’t be done.” Those words were enough to motivate building science educator and consultant Tom Fullam of Vassalboro, Maine, to build his first high-performance house. The home achieved a HERS ... [continue reading]

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Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency

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February 15, 2015

Building codes have really motivated builders to increase the energy efficiency of new homes in recent years. But as quickly as the codes are changing, new products are coming to the market even faster. Sometimes ... [continue reading]

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Low-E Storm Windows Home Weatherization Measure

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April 30, 2016

One recent addition to the cost-effective efficiency measures available for home retrofits is low-e storm windows. These high-performing window attachments are up to 25% more efficient than single-pane or double-pane windows. Recent validation studies by DOE ... [continue reading]

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Net Zero Energy Manufactured Homes May Be on Their Way

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August 19, 2016

The manufactured-housing industry may have a reputation for efficiency in terms of cost and time savings, but when it comes to energy efficiency . . . not so much. That could be changing with recent construction and testing ... [continue reading]

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DOE's Building America Solution Center Adds New, Interactive Checklist for EPA Indoor airPLUS With How-To Guides

DOE's Building America Solution Center Adds New, Interactive Checklist for EPA Indoor airPLUS With How-To Guides

Theresa Gilbride

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Solution Center has added a new feature based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS checklist. The Solution Center, developed for the DOE Building Technologies Office Building America Program by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is an interactive on-line tool giving home builders and contractors step-by-step guidance for implementing hundreds of energy-efficiency measures in new and existing homes. The Indoor airPLUS program ... [continue reading]

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