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Evidence Matters SUMMER 2017

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Evidence Matters Spring 2017
  • "Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance: A Review of the Current Evidence" (2016), by Jonathan Wilson, David Jacobs, Amanda Reddy, Ellen Tohn, Jonathan Cohen, and Ely Jacobsohn, examines the evidence on the relationship between home performance and resident health. energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/home-rx-health-benefits-home-performance-review-current-evidence.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s “Innovations in Buildings” website contains research and tools that allow users to evaluate potential savings and get recommendations on insulation, roof surfaces, wall assemblies, and other materials based on user-specific data such as the size and climate of the home. web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/tools/.
  • “Tests and methods of evaluating the self-healing efficiency of concrete: A review” (2016), by Nasiru Zakari Muhammad and colleagues, surveys the research and methods used to test the ability and efficiency of concrete to self-heal cracks — an advance in the durability of residences built with concrete. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095006181630304X.
  • The Home Innovation Research Labs “Home Innovation” website contains reports and other resources on a range of building topics, including energy efficiency, natural disaster mitigation, and structural performance. www.homeinnovation.com.
  • “Affordable passive solar design in a temperate climate: An experiment in residential building orientation” (2011), by John Morrissey, Trivess Moore, and Ralph Horne, tests the effects of building orientation on the modeled energy efficiency of various design standards and their implications for costs and affordability. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148110003836.
  • “Awareness, perceptions and willingness to adopt Cross-Laminated Timber by the architecture community in the United States” (2015), by Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo and Omar Espinoza, offers a case study examining the barriers to adoption of an innovative building material — Cross-Laminated Timber — in the United States. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652615001031.
  • “A life-cycle framework for integrating green building and hazard-resistant design: examining the seismic impacts of buildings with green roofs” (2016), by Sarah J. Welsh-Huggins and Abbie B. Liel, presents a framework for assessing the environmental impacts and hazard resistance of buildings through the case study of an office building. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15732479.2016.1198396.
  • “Multifamily Green Rehabilitation Guide” (2017), by International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology, provides information on the performance of energy-efficient retrofits for multifamily affordable housing and identifies ways to overcome the split-incentive barrier. www.icastusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ICAST-Multifamily-Green-Rehab-Resource-Guide-Old.pdf.

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