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Going Beyond Code: Monitoring Disaggregated Energy and Modeling Detached Houses in Hawai‘i

To support Hawai’i’s 100% renewable energy goal by 2045, Hawai’i Sea Grant faculty, their colleagues, and seven student researchers just published a paper to show how house design and construction practices can be modified to meet the newly adopted, more restrictive energy codes and renewable energy goals. The research was conducted through a collaboration between The University of Hawai’i’s: Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute’s energy efficiency program, School of Architecture’s Environmental Research and Design Lab and  Sea Grant College Program.

The paper is accessible for free online:

A brochure explaining the take-aways of the research can be found here:  2020 Residential Energy Efficiency Brochure

Some of this data was included in a Zero Energy Home Design Webinar hosted by the Hawai’i State Energy Office and is now available as an on-demand webinar.