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Texas Residential Energy Code Field Study - Phase III

Document Number: PNNL-31137
Document Type: Field Study
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The purpose of this report is to document findings and final results from the Texas field study, including a summary of key trends observed in the field, their impact on energy efficiency, and whether the selected education and training activities resulted in a measurable change in statewide energy use.

Texas Residential Energy Code Field Study

Document Number: PNNL-26219
Document Type: Field Study, Reports and Studies, State-specific
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A research project in the state of Texas identified opportunities to reduce homeowner utility bills in residential single-family new construction by increasing compliance with the state energy code. The study was initiated in October 2014; data collection began in March 2015, and continued through October 2015. During this period, research teams visited 133 homes in 30 counties in and around Houston during various stages of construction, resulting in a substantial data set based on observations made directly in the field.