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Best Practice Upgrades for Energy Efficient New Homes

Categorized Under: Community Development, Energy



Prepared by David Meisegeier of ICF International and Glenn Chinery of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Protection Division for the 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2008. This paper illustrates the energy efficiency impacts of design choices through a discussion on the development of EPA’s Builder Option Packages (BOP) and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), scores which they specify.

Authored By

  • David Meisegeier

    Technical DirectorICF International

    David Meisegeier has 18 years of experience in energy efficiency and pollution prevention for the residential and commercial sectors. His professional skills include design and implementation of strategic energy efficiency and demand reduction programs; market and technology assessments of energy efficient products and systems; and information technology development. He leads ICF’s residential energy efficiency team of energy analysts, marketers, account managers, communications specialists, and trainers. The team provides full-service support to public and private residential energy efficiency programs across the country, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR residential programs.

    He holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

Insight Details

Published: Aug 1, 2008
Source: ICF International

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