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Virginia Residential Energy Code Field Study
Document Number: PNNL-29036 | Document Type: Field Study, Reports and Studies, State-specific | Publication Date:

A research project in the Commonwealth of Virginia 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 August 2017 and continued through May 2018. During this period, research teams visited 138 homes during various stages of construction, resulting in a substantial data set based on observations made directly in the field.