Optimum value engineering

Optimum value engineering

Sometimes referred to as “advanced framing,” a framing technique that uses less lumber and therefore improves a structure’s level of insulation. Techniques include 24-inch on-center stud layout, single top plates, engineered header sizes, and special corner and wall configurations.
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Other energy--and resource-efficient products and practices included in the homes of 2004 EVHA winners include fluorescent lighting, solar hot-water heating, low-E glass windows, optimum value engineering, tankless water heaters, and energy recovery ventilation systems.
Optimum value engineering, breakthrough building practices developed in the 1960s, never achieved widespread acceptance .
They developed and publicized what was known as Optimum Value Engineering, or OVE.