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Weather Info:

  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Elevation: 981.0
  • Fact: 0.680000007153
  • End Type: No
  • Regional Office: Atlanta
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2004-07-21
  • Visit: No

Specification 2885

  • 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 2886

  • Percent Energy Savings: 23
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2004-08-13 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Goodman
  • Style: 9
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 1.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 1056.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 10560.0
  • Surface Area: 3353.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 28.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: 8" SIP 1lb EPS, peal and stick on joints
  • Wall Framing: SIP - 6 in.
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 21.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: 1lb EPS, peal and stick on joints
  • Foundation Type: Unvented crawl space
  • Foundation Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Foundation R Value: 10.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: First floor insulated with R-19 batts within floor joists and R-5 XPS on floor joists
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.340000003576
  • Window SHGC: 0.330000013113
  • Window Glazing Area: 132.0
  • Space Heating Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 21.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 7.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: HSPF
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 10.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 25.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Ground Source Heat Pump w/ desuperheater for DHW
  • Lighting Energy: 18.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 17.0
  • Light Appliance: 46.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 42.0
  • Renewable Energy Offset: 27.0
  • Cooling Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Cooling Capacity: 2.0
  • Cooling SEER: 13.6999998093
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 11.0
  • Cooling Energy: 14.0
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Crawl Space
  • Hot Water Type: Electric resistance
  • Hot Water Combustion: Sealed combustion
  • Hot Water Location: Crawl space
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.949999988079
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 26.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 35.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Electric
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Desuperheat benefit
  • Energy Star Rating: Yes
  • HERS Rating: 92
  • Benchmark Version: 3.1
  • Total Energy Use: 138.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 106.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 23.0
  • Percent Site Energy: 20.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 43.0

Specification 2887

  • Percent Energy Savings: 28
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2005-02-11 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Cotton
  • Style: 9
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 1.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 1056.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 10560.0
  • Surface Area: 3353.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 25.2000007629
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: 6" SIP 2lb EPS
  • Wall Framing: SIP - 4 in.
  • Wall Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Wall R Value: 17.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: 2lb, EPS
  • Foundation Type: Unvented crawl space
  • Foundation Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Foundation R Value: 10.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: First floor insulated with R-19 batts within floor joists and R-5 XPS on floor joists
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.340000003576
  • Window SHGC: 0.330000013113
  • Window Glazing Area: 132.0
  • Space Heating Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 15.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 8.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: HSPF
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 15.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 25.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Heating capacity is at 17 degrees F, extreme temp. Air Handler located in conditioned attic
  • Lighting Energy: 18.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 17.0
  • Light Appliance: 46.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 42.0
  • Renewable Energy Offset: 27.0
  • Cooling Type: Electric Air Conditioner (split system)
  • Cooling Capacity: 2.0
  • Cooling SEER: 13.6999998093
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 13.0
  • Cooling Energy: 14.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: 2 Stage Carrier
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Duct R Value: 4.0
  • Air Distribution Location: Attic
  • Air Distribution Upgrades: All duct work insulated
  • Air Tight Upgrades: Peal and Stick on Joints. All penetrations caulked. Taped and sealed foamboards on crawlspace walls and 1st floordecking below
  • Vent Type: Unbalanced supply and exhaust
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 40.0
  • Vapor Barriers: Poly on ground in crawlspace
  • Drainage Upgrades: Housewrap
  • IAQ Upgrades: Passive supply, bathroom exhaust relayed to come on when ventilation cycle is operating
  • Hot Water Type: Heat pump
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Interior closet
  • Hot Water Capacity: 50.0
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 2.29999995232
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 12.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 35.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Electric
  • Energy Star Rating: Yes
  • HERS Rating: 92
  • Modeler's Name: John Broniek and Mike Sypolt
  • Benchmark Version: 3.1
  • Total Energy Use: 138.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 99.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 28.0
  • Percent Site Energy: 20.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 48.0

Specification 2896

  • Percent Energy Savings: 15
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Steven Winter
  • Modified: 2004-07-20 10:12:00
  • Floor Plan: Advanced Concrete Design
  • Style: 9
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 600.0
  • Basement Area: 600.0
  • Roof Framing: Other
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 30.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Framing: SIP - 4 in.
  • Wall Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Wall R Value: 20.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Foundation Type: Conditioned basement
  • Foundation Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Foundation R Value: 10.0
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e - argon filled
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.340000003576
  • Window SHGC: 0.330000013113
  • Window Glazing Area: 177.0
  • Space Heating Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 0.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 8.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: HSPF
  • Space Heating Location: Interior closet
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Cooling Capacity: 2.5
  • Cooling SEER: 17.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Duct R Value: 6.0
  • Air Distribution Location: Interior closet
  • Vent Type: Controlled exhaust
  • Vent Control: Continuous (24 hrs/day)
  • Vent Capacity: 42.0
  • Hot Water Type: Heat pump
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Interior closet
  • Hot Water Capacity: 50.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Electric
  • Total Energy Savings: 15.0

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Brad Oberg
Maintainer Brad Oberg
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:37 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:37 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Mixed - Humid
City Oak Ridge
State TN
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2003-06-01
Project Estimated End Date 2003-10-31
Project Actual End Date 2003-10-31
Completed House Count 2
Expected House Count 2
Energy Savings Percentage 18
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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