We would like to thank the following organizations for their participation and support of the Not So Big Showhouse. Working closely with the NSB Design Team, they have contributed to the design, construction, and monitoring of this energy and resource efficient home especially suited to the demands of the Orlando region.
|U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy investments in energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy technology breakthroughs contribute to a stronger economy, cleaner environment, and greater energy independence for America. DOE's Building America program advances these efforts through government/industry research that results in homes that are more durable, more energy efficient, more comfortable, and have better indoor air quality than the typical new American home.
|Building America is a private/public partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It conducts research to find energy-efficient solutions for production housing. By using a systems engineering approach to home building, Building America unites segments of the building industry that traditionally work independently of one another.
|National Association of Home Builders promotes environmentally responsible and resource-efficient construction methods through the Green Building Subcommittee and the National Green Building Conference. Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. About one-third of NAHB's 215,000 members are home builders and/or remodelers. The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services. As "the voice of America's housing industry," NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.
|Sustainable Buildings Industry Council advocates that all sustainable buildings must be low-energy, climate-responsive, use minimal fossil fuels and cleaner, renewable energy. The concepts of "green" and "sustainable" must be kept in context with other equally important design objectives, such as aesthetics, accessibility, cost effectiveness, flexibility, high productivity, and security. SBIC's "Green Building Guidelines" were developed by a committee of builders, architects, building scientists and product manufacturers and others. The Guidelines have become the standard for Green Building Practice in residential construction throughout the United States.
|Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings
The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) is a Building America team of designers, home-builders, and product manufacturers managed by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. CARB's mission is to design, engineer, and test technologies and design strategies that increase energy efficiency and resource efficiency in residential construction at little to no additional cost. CARB works with builders to target energy savings of at least 40% to 70% over the Model Energy Code and is building a series of prototype houses and community-scale developments to test these goals in the marketplace. All CARB projects are Energy-Star homes.
|Florida Solar Energy Center performs high-quality contract research for both public and private institutions and organizations, across the nation and internationally. With a staff of about 140 and annual operating budget of about $9 million per year, FSEC is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training and certification institute in the United States.
|Building Science Corporation is a Boston based architecture and building science consulting firm whose focus is to prevent and resolve problems related to building design, construction and operation. BSC is internationally recognized for expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and forensic (building failure) investigations. BSC is also involved in the design of sustainable communities and buildings.