Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Program

  • Description: super insulated enclosure, high performance heating and ventilation
  • End Type: Yes
  • Regional Office: Boston
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2010-04-20
  • Stage: Completed
  • Visit: Yes

Specification 4768

  • Percent Energy Savings: 55
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: No
  • Editor: Ken Neuhauser
  • Modified: 2010-04-20 00:00:00
  • Model Name: Clark Residence
  • Floor Plan: Unknown
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 1.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 1435.0
  • Basement Area: 473.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 8610.0
  • Surface Area: 3152.0
  • Roof Framing: Other
  • Roof Insulation: Spray Foam
  • Roof R Value: 52.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: 2x3 wood strapping across rafters, SPF cavity insulation
  • Wall Framing: Other
  • Wall Insulation: Spray Foam
  • Wall R Value: 32.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: new 2x4 wd stud wall constructed to interior of existing post and beam framing. SPF cavity insulation
  • Foundation Type: Conditioned basement/Unvented crawl space
  • Foundation Insulation: Other
  • Foundation R Value: 24.0
  • Slab Insulation: 10.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: SPF foundation insulation on existing rubble stone foundation walls. SPF in framing cavity of floor over crawlspace
  • Window Glazing: Other
  • Window Framing: Other
  • Window U Value: 0.25
  • Window SHGC: 0.52999997139
  • Window Glazing Area: 239.899993896
  • Window Upgrades: aluminum frame storm windows installed over existing double glazed, low-e, wood-framed windows
  • Space Heating Type: Gas furnace
  • Space Heating Combustion: Sealed combustion
  • Space Heating Capacity: 58.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 96.6999969482
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: % AFUE
  • Space Heating Location: Basement
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 29.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 112.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Propane
  • Space Heating Upgrades: high efficiency condensing propane furnace
  • Lighting Energy: 25.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 8.0
  • Light Appliance: 63.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 54.0
  • Light Eff Type: 4
  • Light EEF Per: 100.0
  • MEL Load: 1
  • Cooling Type: None
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Duct R Value: 6.0
  • Air Distribution Location: Basement
  • Air Distribution Upgrades: distribution entirely within conditioned space
  • Air Tight Upgrades: SPF over existing framing, foam sealant at penetrations
  • Air Handler Motor: ECM/Variable Speed
  • Vent Type: Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 80.0
  • Vent Fan Proto: 1.0
  • Vent Fan: 1.0
  • Vapor Barriers: trenches and pipe below new insulated concrete slab, vapor retarder in contract with insulated concrete slab, closed cell spray foam on foundation walls
  • Drainage Upgrades: flashing and drainage plane remediation at exterior, foundation wall drainage connected to sub-slab drainage system
  • IAQ Upgrades: high efficiency (~78%) HRV with ECM fan motors
  • Vapor IN: 4
  • Vapor EX: 4
  • Hot Water Type: Gas - tankless
  • Hot Water Combustion: Power vented
  • Hot Water Location: Basement
  • Hot Water Capacity: 1.0
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.829999983311
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 10.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 28.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Propane
  • Hot Water Upgrades: tankless water heater
  • HERS Rating 2006: 47.0
  • Modeler's Name: Ken Neuhauser
  • Benchmark Version: 2010
  • Total Energy Use: 229.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 102.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 55.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 55.0
  • Site Gen: None

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Ken Neuhauser
Maintainer Ken Neuhauser
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 22:29 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 22:29 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Cold
City Belchertown
State MA
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 1970-01-01
Project Estimated End Date 2010-01-29
Project Actual End Date 2010-01-29
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 1
Energy Savings Percentage 55
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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