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U.S. Building Stock Characterization Study: A National Typology for Decarbonizing U.S. Buildings

U.S. Building Stock Characterization Study: A National Typology for Decarbonizing U.S. Buildings

Full Title: U.S. Building Stock Characterization Study: A National Typology for Decarbonizing U.S. Buildings
Author(s): Janet Reyna, Eric Wilson, Aven Satre-Meloy, Amy Egerter, Carlo Bianchi, Marlena Praprost, Andrew Speake, Lixi Liu, Andrew Parker, Ry Horsey, Stacey Rothgeb
Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date: December 14, 2021
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Description (excerpt):

The report provides key decision makers a foundational tool to identify technology requirements and engineering solutions for moving the existing U.S. building stock toward a net-zero-carbon future. This analysis supports a key initiative of DOE’s Building Technologies Office—the Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative.

The national building characterization study will serve as a foundational data source and tool for future analyses, such as assessments of the potential impacts of retrofit packages on building thermal energy use, including heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating. Supporting the development of decarbonization strategies for the U.S. building stock, these retrofit packages will range from envelope to HVAC to water-heating solutions.

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