Alys Beach

  • Description: Overview: Alys Beach is a new development of compact single family housing located on the northern coast of Florida.  The project focuses on energy efficiency, while offering the maximum resistance to hurricane damage.  Total build-out will be over 600 homes, in a high density configuration.

Key Partners:

Energy Efficiency Measures: Ground Source Heat Pump (open loop), de-superheater hot water, low SHGC glass, Bio-Based Spray foam insulation, white roofing material

Other Features: Highest hurricane resistant construction due to solid concrete exterior walls, hurricane glass, and unvented attic w/peel & stick membrane under roofing

* End Type: No Regional Office: Atlanta Submitted: No Approved: Yes Modified: 2008-03-05 * Visit: No

Specification 3563

  • Percent Energy Savings: 7
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2008-05-05 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Unknown
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Space Heating Capacity: 0.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 7.0

Specification 3564

  • Percent Energy Savings: 50
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Bob Hendron
  • Modified: 2010-02-04 00:00:00
  • Model Name: Farr House
  • Floor Plan: A-5
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Floor Area: 2364.0
  • Basement Area: 0.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 21276.0
  • Surface Area: 3506.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 30.0
  • Roof Radiant: Yes
  • Roof Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam with White roof covering
  • Wall Framing: Concrete masonry
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 10.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam
  • Foundation Type: Other
  • Foundation Insulation: None
  • Window Glazing: Other
  • Window Framing: Aluminum with thermal break
  • Window U Value: 0.829999983311
  • Window SHGC: 0.289999991655
  • Window Glazing Area: 568.0
  • Window Upgrades: Hurricane Glass - plastic laminate between two panes of glass
  • Space Heating Type: Other
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 58.0
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 30.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 63.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 4.5 COP
  • Lighting Energy: 28.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 9.0
  • Light Appliance: 62.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 57.0
  • Renewable Energy Offset: 64.0
  • Cooling Type: Other
  • Cooling Capacity: 4.0
  • Cooling SEER: 18.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 31.0
  • Cooling Energy: 99.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 18 EER
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Interior closet
  • Air Tight Upgrades: High Density Spray Foam
  • Vent Type: Controlled supply
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 70.0
  • Vapor Barriers: High Density Spray Foam
  • Drainage Upgrades: Window flashings
  • IAQ Upgrades: Aprilaire Dehumidifier for part-load humidity control
  • Hot Water Type: Other
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Interior closet
  • Hot Water Capacity: 50.0
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 13.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 31.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Other
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Desuperheater off of GSHP system w/electric back-up Demand Re-circ system planned
  • Energy Star Rating: Meets criteria but not labeled
  • Modeler's Name: Mark Sevier
  • Benchmark Version: 2005
  • Total Energy Use: 283.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 140.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 50.0
  • Percent Site Energy: 22.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 73.0

Specification 3565

  • Percent Energy Savings: 49
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Bob Hendron
  • Modified: 2005-06-27 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: E-8
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • Floor Area: 3598.0
  • Basement Area: 0.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 44969.0
  • Surface Area: 7288.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 30.0
  • Roof Radiant: Yes
  • Roof Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam with White roof covering
  • Wall Framing: Concrete masonry
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 10.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam
  • Foundation Type: Slab on grade
  • Foundation Insulation: None
  • Window Glazing: Other
  • Window Framing: Aluminum with thermal break
  • Window U Value: 0.829999983311
  • Window SHGC: 0.289999991655
  • Window Glazing Area: 656.0
  • Window Upgrades: Hurricane Glass - plastic laminate between two panes of glass
  • Space Heating Type: Other
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 80.0
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 42.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 75.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 4.5 COP
  • Lighting Energy: 38.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 13.0
  • Light Appliance: 85.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 77.0
  • Cooling Type: Other
  • Cooling Capacity: 5.0
  • Cooling SEER: 18.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 40.0
  • Cooling Energy: 132.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 18 EER
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Interior closet
  • Air Tight Upgrades: High Density Spray Foam
  • Vent Type: Controlled supply
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 70.0
  • Vapor Barriers: High Density Spray Foam
  • Drainage Upgrades: Window flashings
  • IAQ Upgrades: Aprilaire Dehumidifier for part-load humidity control
  • Hot Water Type: Other
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Interior closet
  • Hot Water Capacity: 50.0
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 17.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 41.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Other
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Desuperheater off of GSHP system w/electric back-up Demand Re-circ system planned
  • Energy Star Rating: Meets criteria but not labeled
  • Modeler's Name: Mark Sevier
  • Benchmark Version: 2005
  • Total Energy Use: 371.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 189.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 49.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 49.0

Specification 3566

  • Percent Energy Savings: 49
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Bob Hendron
  • Modified: 2005-06-27 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: A-3
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 2008.0
  • Basement Area: 0.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 25101.0
  • Surface Area: 4142.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 30.0
  • Roof Radiant: Yes
  • Roof Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam with White roof covering
  • Wall Framing: Concrete masonry
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 10.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Bio-Based Spray Foam
  • Foundation Type: Slab on grade
  • Foundation Insulation: None
  • Window Glazing: Other
  • Window Framing: Aluminum with thermal break
  • Window U Value: 0.829999983311
  • Window SHGC: 0.289999991655
  • Window Glazing Area: 466.0
  • Window Upgrades: Hurricane Glass - plastic laminate between two panes of glass
  • Space Heating Type: Other
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 48.0
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 25.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 47.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 4.5 COP
  • Lighting Energy: 25.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 8.0
  • Light Appliance: 56.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 51.0
  • Cooling Type: Other
  • Cooling Capacity: 3.5
  • Cooling SEER: 18.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 25.0
  • Cooling Energy: 80.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: Open loop ground source heat pump, 18 EER
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Interior closet
  • Air Tight Upgrades: High Density Spray Foam
  • Vent Type: Controlled supply
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 50.0
  • Vapor Barriers: High Density Spray Foam
  • Drainage Upgrades: Window flashings
  • IAQ Upgrades: Aprilaire Dehumidifier for part-load humidity control
  • Hot Water Type: Other
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Interior closet
  • Hot Water Capacity: 50.0
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 15.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 37.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Other
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Desuperheater off of GSHP system w/electric back-up Demand Re-circ system planned
  • Energy Star Rating: Meets criteria but not labeled
  • Modeler's Name: Mark Sevier
  • Benchmark Version: 2005
  • Total Energy Use: 245.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 124.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 49.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 49.0

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Bob Hendron
Maintainer Bob Hendron
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:53 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:53 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Hot - Humid
City Alys Beach
State FL
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2005-01-01
Project Estimated End Date 2008-01-01
Project Actual End Date 2008-01-01
Completed House Count 33
Expected House Count 643
Energy Savings Percentage 38
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1