January 02, 2008 – Herndon, VA: The Institute for Building Technology and Safety put together a winning research team as it responded to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) challenge to design and build energy efficient homes. NYSERDA has selected IBTS to lead a building industry team, including the U.S. Dept. of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Taitem Engineering, Performance Systems Development, BP Consulting, Structural Insulated Panel Association, the Insulating Concrete Form Association, Chaleff & Rogers Architects, and DeStefano Associates to assist New York State builders in the design, construction, and energy performance monitoring of four new, high-performance homes.
This research and demonstration effort will show cost-effective methods to achieve and market energy efficiency, comfort, and durability in new home construction. The four new homes will set a new standard for quality and the efficient use of energy, and serve as models for future efforts in designing and building more energy-efficient houses for the new century.