Report Number

FSEC-RR-342-09

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-RR-342-09.pdf

Keywords

Buildings; Energy Efficiency; ENERGY STAR; Home energy rating; Climate zones; Energy efficiency standards; Building energy analysis

Abstract

Using EnergyGauge® USA v.2.8.02, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has conducted an analysis of EPA’s proposed ENERGY STAR Reference Design Home specification. A single-story, 2344 ft², slab-on-grade, 3-bedroom, frame home is evaluated in each of the seven contiguous U.S. climate zones. The ENERGY STAR Reference Design Home was evaluated using three metrics: 1) EPS’s threshold qualifying HERS Index (including the Size Adjustment Factor – 0.984 for this home), 2) the 2006 IECC Standard Reference Design and 3) the 2009 IECC Standard Reference Design. Evaluations using the IECC Standard Reference Design were computed using source energy, where the source energy factors were 3.16 for electricity use and 1.1 for natural gas use.2 For the IECC analyses, results are expressed as an e-Ratio, where the total source energy use for heating, cooling and hot water for the ENERGY STAR Reference Design Home is divided by the total source energy use for heating, cooling and hot water for the IECC Standard Design Home.

Date Published

7-7-2009

Identifiers

354

Subjects

Energy conservation; Dwellings--Energy consumption; Standards, Engineering; Climatic zones; Energy consumption

Local Subjects

Buildings - Energy Efficiency

Type

Text; Document

Creator (Linked Data)

Fairey, Philip W. [LC]

Collection

FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection

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