Cost-effective levels of energy efficiency in manufactured homes
Improving the energy efficiency of manufactured homes is important, as manufactured homes are built to a federal code which may not capture all the cost effective efficiency options available today. Energy efficiency improvements range from simple and inexpensive changes in manufacturing techniques (e.g. sealing duct systems) to more expensive additions (e.g. high performance windows) which still may be cost effective. This study will examine the most cost-effective options for energy conservation in manufactured homes including enhanced envelope and heating and cooling equipment options. Using cost information from various manufacturers and the simulation tool, Energy Gauge USA®, optimum energy conservation packages will be created for one or more climates. These packages will present manufacturers and homeowners with a guide to the costs and savings associated with various levels of energy conservation.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering;Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
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McCloud, Matthew, "Cost-effective levels of energy efficiency in manufactured homes" (2001). HIM 1990-2015. 297.