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Residential Building Owner Checklist

Understand

Material selection
Hygrothermal analysis
Fenestration
Electrical systems
Lighting, appliances and miscellaneous loads
Building and energy modeling
Preventative maintenance

Apply

Convective air transport
Diagnostics and forensics
Performance monitoring
Certification Programs
HVAC interactions with enclosure
Control and Automation systems
User interface and controls
Appropriate replacement choices
Commissioning

Analyze

Control layers
Whole-Building Performance
Integrated design and construction
Cost trade-off analysis

Evaluate

Life cycle cost-effectiveness analysis
Quality management