Comparing Apples, Oranges and Grapefruits: An Analysis of Current Building Energy Analysis Standards for Building America, Home Energy Ratings and the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
Colon, Carlos; Martin, Eric; Chandra, Subrato
The purpose of this work is to determine the relationship between the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America (BA) Benchmarking Analysis methods and the energy-efficiency analysis methods used by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) industry for similar purposes. Analysis for three different home sizes conducted in seven different climate zones revealed no correlation between the analysis methods. Pros and cons are presented for different policy options for maintaining or changing the BA benchmark.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Fairey, Philip, "Comparing Apples, Oranges and Grapefruits: An Analysis of Current Building Energy Analysis Standards for Building America, Home Energy Ratings and the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code" (2006). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 486.