Development of Alternative Construction Approaches

Category: 
Residential
Project Number: 
6.3
Start Year: 
2003
Markets Segments: 
Residential
Project Type: 
Methodology
Type of Technology: 
Other-1
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
Completed
Applied Research
Development

Develop detailed descriptions of at least three approaches to getting ducts in the conditioned space - unventilated conditioned attic, dropped ceiling, and conditioned mechanical room in the attic. The descriptions will focus on the construction techniques and details that production builders will need to incorporate to successfully utilize each approach. Specific details needed for typical single floor, two story and townhouse homes will be developed.