Dow Building Solutions is engaged in a unique five-year study on energy-efficient homes called the Twelve Energy Efficient Test Homes (TEETH) Project. Twelve newly built homes in and near Midland, Michigan, use different product combinations chosen by the Dow Chemical Company in order to establish and document the most energy-efficient strategies in the new home builder market.
This project seeks to help builders, potential home buyers and homeowners maximize home values with the best package of insulation and air sealing improvements. The homes feature different combinations of insulation and air sealing improvements to allow for the measurement of various packages in similar design and climate conditions. All of the homes feature products that are available for commercial use and are commonly used in construction practices today. The homes are instrumented to collect data about the home's energy usage, humidity levels, temperatures and heat flow.
The project features two surveys per year of the home residents — to gather qualitative data regarding comfort, satisfaction and opinion — in addition to the quantitive performance measurements. RiverTowne Properties is proud to offer the unique and exciting high-quality home option for those who desire to rent a home in and near Midland, Michigan.
The TEETH Project — a five-year collaboration between Cobblestone Homes and Dow Building Solutions on an energy-efficiency test community comprised of 12 occupied single-family homes in Midland — is featured in Crain's Detroit Business.
The 12 houses, which each have 60 sensors continually gathering data on energy consumption and more, are available for rent here.
Learn more about Cobblestone Homes here.
Read the Crain's Detroit Business profile of the TEETH Project here.