Temple Ridge

  • Description: Overview:

35 unit community with a minimum of 40% whole house energy savings. 

Key Partners:

Energy Efficiency Measures:

Structural insulated panels, airtight ducts within enclosure, high performance windows, ground source heat pump, long-term durability measures,  mechanical ventilation, high performance lighting, Energy Star appliances 2 kW PV system

Other Features:

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Specification 3716

  • 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 3760

  • Percent Energy Savings: 15
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2006-05-18 09:10:00
  • Floor Plan: Temple Ridge 1436
  • House Type: Unknown
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Floor Area: 1436.0
  • Roof Framing: Unvented attic - truss framing
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 50.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: The Attic will have 12" thick Thermotech 21™ panels (structural insulation panel system), with R-value 50.
  • Wall Framing: Other
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 30.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: • Exterior walls constructed with 7¼" thick Thermotech 21™ panels (structural insulation panel system), with R- value 30
  • Foundation Type: Unconditioned basement
  • Foundation Insulation: Other
  • Foundation R Value: 40.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: Foundation will have 11¼" thick Thermotech 21™ panels (structural insulation panel system), with R-value of 40. The basement is not directly conditioned
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e - argon filled
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.34999999404
  • Window SHGC: 0.379999995232
  • Window Upgrades: High performance Simonton windows, Vinyl frame, double-glazed, low emissivity coating, argon fill, U=0.35 SHGC=0.38
  • Space Heating Type: Other
  • Space Heating Combustion: Other
  • Space Heating Capacity: 45.0
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Forced air heating with hot water provided to heating coil by hot water heater, 45 kBtu/h @ 130°F. Cooling is provided by a 2 ton unit, 10 SEER assumed. Air handler consists of a DX and heating coil combination. The air handler is located in the basement.
  • Cooling Type: Electric Air Conditioner (split system)
  • Cooling Capacity: 2.0
  • Cooling SEER: 10.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Upgrades: Forced air heating with hot water provided to heating coil by hot water heater, 45 kBtu/h @ 130°F. Cooling is provided by a 2 ton unit, 10 SEER assumed. Air handler consists of a DX and heating coil combination. The air handler is located in the basement.
  • Air Tight Upgrades: Effective flashing practices at windows and doors. Airtight building enclosure achieved by a continuous air barrier aided by sealing of penetrations. Air leakage target of 2.7 air changes per hour at 50 Pa
  • Vent Type: Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • Vent Control: Other (or combination of the above)
  • IAQ Upgrades: A HRV will provide balanced mechanical ventilation built into the forced air system.
  • Hot Water Type: Gas - tank
  • Hot Water Combustion: Power vented
  • Hot Water Capacity: 48.0
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.540000021458
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Hot Water is produced by a gas power vented, 48 gallon, 65 kBtu/h with a 0.54 EF.
  • Total Energy Savings: 15.0

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Brad Oberg
Maintainer Brad Oberg
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:56 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:56 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Cold
City Aliquippa
State PA
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2006-07-03
Project Estimated End Date 1970-01-01
Project Actual End Date 1970-01-01
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 35
Energy Savings Percentage 11
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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