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Residential Home Performance Contracting Round Robin Guidelines



Michael Lubliner, Rick Kunkle, David Hales, Melinda Spencer


These guidelines describe the important considerations for planning, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating the results of a Home Performance Contactor (HPC) round robin study of a specific aspect of the HPC industry services. The round robin study focuses on gathering information needed to provide a better understanding of the variability in any number of performance characteristics of interest to a particular sector of the HPC industry. For example, a round robin can be used to estimate variability in the estimated energy performance of a given home, the necessary sizing of particular equipment, the potential savings from retrofit options, or a ranked list of cost-effective retrofit measures. Ultimately, it is anticipated that such activities will help developers of best practices, guidelines, and standards to improve those products to provide a more reliable prediction for the homeowner and to elicit confidence in those who will pay for enhanced building performance or measures to attain that performance.
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 14-976
Report Number


residential energy, energy audits, round robin, energy ratings


Lubliner, M. , Kunkle, R. , , D. and , M. (2014), Residential Home Performance Contracting Round Robin Guidelines, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created April 17, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018