The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Energy Performance
Based on the recent emphasis on energy-efficient buildings in the United States, a high demand exists for architects, engineers, developers, builders, and clients to understand the context in which energy efficient design and construction influence the overall energy consumption and costs of a building. This project documented and monitored an energy-efficient low-income / close to market rate housing development in Park City, Utah, USA. The project consists of 13 single-family residences that were constructed with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and included PV, solar thermal, and a ground source heat pump. The project monitored and analyzed building costs and construction efficacy of the energy efficient buildings and their components, and compared it to standard constructions in the Northern Utah Cold Climate Zone.

Energy Efficient Benchmarks for Housing

Research reports:
AIA Upjohn Report on Benchmark Rating Comparison

BSA Report on Energy Modeling Comparison
DOE BA Report on Energy Performance

Links to related studies: 
Benchmark Rating Comparison
Energy Modeling Comparison
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U.S. Department of Energy, Building America
AIA Upjohn Award
BSA Research Grant