Cardinal Glass Research Housese

  • Description: Overview:

Four completed test houses with full instrumentation. Energy savings are at the 30% level. Home designs are for the starter home market. Includes high performance windows and foam insulation in walls

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Energy Efficiency Measures:

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Specification 3717

  • 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 3739

  • Percent Energy Savings: 46
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2006-05-17 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Research House Ft. Wayne In.
  • House Type: Unknown
  • Floor Area: 2179.0
  • Roof Framing: Vented attic - truss framing
  • Roof Insulation: Sprayed cellulose
  • Roof R Value: 38.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: Blown-in cellulose insulation is used in the attic to achieve R-38.
  • Wall Framing: Wood - 2x4 - 16 in o.c.
  • Wall Insulation: Fiberglass batts
  • Wall R Value: 13.6000003815
  • Wall Sheathing: Polysocyanurate
  • Wall Sheathing R Value: 3.29999995232
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Exterior wall assembly consists of ½" foil-faced polyisocyanurate rigid foam sheathing (R-3.3) and 2x4 wood frame construction with ¾"- closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation and R-11 fiberglass batts in the wall cavity (R-13.6 nominal). Corners a
  • Foundation Type: Conditioned basement
  • Foundation Insulation: Fiberglass batts
  • Foundation R Value: 11.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: 8-inch poured concrete basement walls are insulated with unfaced R-11 fiberglass batts in a frame wall and covered with a 6-mil polyethylene sheet on the inside surface of the insulation, which serves as a vapor retarder.
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e - argon filled
  • Window U Value: 0.301999986172
  • Window SHGC: 0.342000007629
  • Window Upgrades: The Low Solar Gain Low-E glazing will be used for much of the field investigation involving the HVAC system. Low Solar Gain Low-E (LSLE): U=0.302 and SHGC=0.342
  • Space Heating Type: Gas furnace
  • Space Heating Combustion: Power vented
  • Space Heating Capacity: 0.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 93.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: % AFUE
  • Space Heating Location: Basement
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 80.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 178.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Space Heating Upgrades: A split system consisting of a gas furnace (93% AFUE) and condensing unit (14 SEER). The furnace is located in conditioned space.
  • Lighting Energy: 23.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 16.0
  • Light Appliance: 28.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 27.0
  • Cooling Type: Electric Air Conditioner (split system)
  • Cooling Capacity: 4.0
  • Cooling SEER: 14.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 9.0
  • Cooling Energy: 17.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: A split system consisting of a gas furnace (93% AFUE) and condensing unit (14 SEER). The furnace is located in conditioned space.
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Basement
  • Air Distribution Upgrades: The air distribution system is fully ducted and within conditioned space.
  • Air Tight Upgrades: Airsealing is conducted to all exterior penetrations. An annual average building enclosure airtightness of 0.185 natural air changes.
  • Vent Type: Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • Vent Control: Scheduled (runs for certain hours)
  • Vent Capacity: 59.0
  • Vapor Barriers: A 6-mil polyethylene sheet, placed prior to pouring the basement slab, is used as a vapor retarder over compacted fill.
  • IAQ Upgrades: An energy recovery ventilator system capable of delivering 59.3 cfm of outdoor air. The unit has a 50% runtime and uses 60W for fan energy and has a minimum sensible efficiency of 60%.
  • Hot Water Type: Gas - tank
  • Hot Water Location: Basement
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.819999992847
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 15.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 28.0
  • Hot Water Upgrades: An instantaneous gas water heater with and an energy factor of 0.82.
  • Benchmark Version: 12/29/04
  • Total Energy Use: 274.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 147.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 46.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 46.0

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Brad Oberg
Maintainer Brad Oberg
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:56 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:56 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Cold
City Fort Wayne
State IL
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2005-10-03
Project Estimated End Date 1970-01-01
Project Actual End Date 1970-01-01
Completed House Count 4
Expected House Count 4
Energy Savings Percentage 26
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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