The New American Home 2007

  • Description: Overview:

Showcase home for Internation Builders' Show with 40% whole house energy savings.  Concrete structure with high levels of insulation, SEER 15 AC, high efficiency heat pumps, ducts within conditioned space, ventilation system, dehumidification strategy, energy efficient lighting, PV system

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Weather Info:

  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Elevation: 105.0
  • Fact: 0.730000019073
  • End Type: No
  • Regional Office: Atlanta
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2006-04-19
  • Visit: No

Specification 3712

  • 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 3734

  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Brad Oberg
  • Modified: 2007-05-15 00:00:00
  • Model Name: New American Home 2007
  • Floor Plan: New American Home 2007
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 3.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Roof Framing: Flat
  • Roof R Value: 20.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: The attic is flat, unvented and insulated to R-20 (minimum).
  • Wall Framing: Concrete masonry
  • Wall Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Wall R Value: 26.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: Insulating concrete sandwich walls utilizing STYROFOAM™ T-MASS™ technology for exterior walls (R-26 wood framed wall equivalent).
  • Foundation Type: Conditioned basement
  • Foundation R Value: 5.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: The shallow basement will be insulated with precast concrete foundation walls with R-5 exterior insulation (or equivalent).
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.34999999404
  • Window SHGC: 0.330000013113
  • Window Upgrades: Impact resistance windows with low E coating to limit solar heat gain and provide storm protection. Windows and sliding glass doors will have performance values of U=0.35 and SHGC=0.33 or less.
  • Space Heating Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 0.0
  • Space Heating Location: Basement
  • Space Heating Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Duct Type: Sheet metal / Flex
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Air Distribution Location: Basement
  • Air Distribution Upgrades: Ductwork is all contained within conditioned space. All ductwork would be sealed in order to improve duct airtightness. The return system is fully ducted with the exception of jump ducts/transfer grilles which maintain a balanced pressure situation in b
  • Air Tight Upgrades: Increased airtightness of the building shell through sealing of penetrations and openings to achieve 0.30 natural air changes under testing.
  • Hot Water Type: Gas - tank
  • Hot Water Combustion: Power vented
  • Hot Water Location: Basement
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.819999992847
  • Hot Water Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Propane fueled tankless water heaters (EF=0.82) provide hot water heating
  • Benchmark Version: 12/29/04

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Brad Oberg
Maintainer Brad Oberg
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:55 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:55 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Hot - Humid
City Orlando
State FL
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2005-12-23
Project Estimated End Date 1970-01-01
Project Actual End Date 1970-01-01
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 2
Energy Savings Percentage 3
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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