This course is part of the Illinois Home Performance 2013 Building Science Training Series.
Upcoming sessions: April 19 and May 13, 2013. Register at IHP Training Series
Without the use of software auditors/professionals are forced to use either manual calculation in isolation of each other or prescriptive improvement benefits which often misrepresent actual savings. Additionally, most programs require a minimum total site energy usage reduction for the audited home to be eligible for rebates; modeling software is the only efficient and accurate way to prove eligibility.
This course will take the participants through:
· Overview of available software packages such as Neat, REM/Rate, REM/Design, Energy Guage, Wrightsoft residential modeling, etc…
· Data collection and date entry required for energy modeling software
· Review of required performance testing to get accurate results (blower door, duct testing, combustion analysis)
· Interpreting energy models and tweaking the models to mirror actual usage through utility bill analysis and comparison
· Prioritizing and quantifying the benefits of prescribed improvements
· Advanced reporting to prove compliance for efficiency/rebate programs, energy code compliance, etc…