Summerset at Frick Park

  • Description: Overview:

Kacin Homes is building a 1,850 square foot, two-story home on an unvented crawlspace foundation that has been designed to have a minimum of 40% savings in total energy use with respect to the Building America Benchmark Version 3.1 (NREL 2003). Construction of the home is schedule to start in April 2004 at the Summerset at Frick Park community and will be completed in September 2004.

Key Partners:

Energy Efficiency Measures:

·         R-38 insulation in attic ·         R-18 (nominal) exterior walls with insulating sheathing and fiberglass batt insulation in cavities ·         Crawlspace walls with R-10 semi-rigid fiberglass insulation on exterior ·         High performance windows with U=0.33 and SHGC=0.31 ·         Furnace with 93% AFUE and condensing unit with 12 SEER (nominal) rating ·         A mechanical ventilation system (type to be determined) ·         Tankless water heater (EF=0.80) and manifold distribution system ·         Energy efficient lighting Other Features:

Weather Info:

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Elevation: 1253.0
  • Fact: 0.850000023842
  • End Type: No
  • Regional Office: Philadelphia
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2005-02-02
  • Visit: No

Specification 2876

  • 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 2884

  • Percent Energy Savings: 37
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2005-02-02 00:00:00
  • Model Name: Cottage D
  • Floor Plan: Lot 67
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 1815.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 22255.0
  • Surface Area: 2908.0
  • Roof Framing: Vented attic - truss framing
  • Roof Insulation: Fiberglass batt
  • Roof R Value: 38.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Framing: Wood - 2x4 - 16 in o.c.
  • Wall Insulation: Fiberglass batts
  • Wall R Value: 15.0
  • Wall Sheathing: XPS
  • Wall Sheathing R Value: 5.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Sheathing with joints taped.
  • Foundation Type: Unvented crawl space
  • Foundation Insulation: Fiberglass batts
  • Foundation R Value: 13.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: R-3 Semi-rigid fiberglass batt insulation on exterior foundation wall to grade, R-10 batt on interior.
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e - argon filled
  • Window Framing: Wood
  • Window U Value: 0.330000013113
  • Window SHGC: 0.310000002384
  • Window Glazing Area: 286.0
  • Space Heating Type: Gas furnace
  • Space Heating Combustion: Sealed combustion
  • Space Heating Capacity: 60.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 93.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: % AFUE
  • Space Heating Location: Crawl space
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 53.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 113.0
  • Space Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Lighting Energy: 20.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 13.0
  • Light Appliance: 60.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 59.0
  • Cooling Type: Electric Air Conditioner (split system)
  • Cooling Capacity: 2.0
  • Cooling SEER: 12.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 7.0
  • Cooling Energy: 12.0
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Crawl Space
  • Air Tight Upgrades: Foam sealants.
  • Vent Type: Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • Vent Control: Thermostat (concurrent with heating/cooling)
  • Vent Capacity: 50.0
  • Drainage Upgrades: Insulating sheathing with taped joints acts as drainage plane for exterior walls.
  • IAQ Upgrades: Energy recovery ventilator
  • Hot Water Type: Gas - tank
  • Hot Water Combustion: Not Applicable
  • Hot Water Location: Crawl space
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.819999992847
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 10.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 22.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Tankless Water heater, hot water recirculation system with timer and aquastat.
  • Other EE Upgrades: Energy efficient lighting and Energy Star appliances
  • Modeler's Name: John Broniek
  • Benchmark Version: 3.1
  • Total Energy Use: 227.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 142.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 37.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 37.0

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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 Cold
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2004-04-01
Project Estimated End Date 2004-09-30
Project Actual End Date 2004-09-30
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 1
Energy Savings Percentage 22
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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