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A Deep Energy Retrofit Brings ReNEWW House HERS Score to Near Zero

The first phase of the ambitious ReNEWW House project has slashed this home’s HERS score to near zero.
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IN JULY 2013, Whirlpool Corporation partnered with Purdue University on a retrofit of a late 1920s bungalow in West Lafayette, Indiana. The goal: to create more livable spaces while lowering operational costs and environmental impacts.

Called the ReNEWW House, for Retrofitted Net-zero Energy, Water and Waste, the structure will be renovated in three phases, with each phase lasting roughly a year. Phase one, a deep-energy retrofit, was completed in the summer of 2014.

Mainstreaming Zero-Energy Homes

Making high-performance homes easier to build and more affordable will convince both builders and homeowners to go net zero.
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The concept of a building that generates at least as much energy as it consumes, as calculated on a net-annual basis, is one that more and more people outside of the building professions are getting their heads around.

Whirlpool Corporation, Purdue University Partner On Residential Green Building

Three-Year Project an Experiment in Resource-Efficient Building and Remodeling
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Apr. 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An energy-inefficient, late 1920’s vintage bungalow in West Lafayette, Ind., will become a living laboratory for appliance and resource efficiency research thanks to a combined effort by the Whirlpool Corporation and Purdue University.

Sustainable Business Solutions from HP Labs

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By Michael_Thacker

The rise of "Big Data" has led to a greater strain on global resources and energy sources. As a leading provider of data storage solutions, HP believes it has a responsibility to reduce and mitigate the impact of increased energy usage. That's why HP Labs is pioneering net-zero energy data centers.

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