HI. I'm looking for a database that could help me assess the average energy use of a home (per square foot, probably), separated by climate zone (HVAC, not USDA). I do audits all over the country…Continue
"I use NEAT. I have taught the software across several states for the past 5 years, and think it does a good job of estimating the needs of the home. It's Manual J is pretty close to a complete ACCA-certified software. "
"Well, sort of... even Washington State has another chart that breaks down the climate zones into smaller chunks. That's because states often recognize a large difference between the north & south, or east portions of their state.…"
"No problem at all Ken. I'm not that familiar with the CEC climate zones, but they are different. My project was looking at the climate zones used by IECC (2006 specifically), which are 1-8 with an optional moisture description. The CEC zones…"
"Thanks for sharing this, Keith.
Just one question, are the DoE and CEC (California Energy Commission) climate zones different? I live and work in 94024 (California CZ 4) but your listing shows it as CZ 3.
"I have used many of the software out there. There are paid modeling software that are quite good (probably my favorite actually is RESNET's RemRate, but you have to be certified with them to use it)
Mostly I use the free Weatherization…"
I loaded zip code & county data from the U.S. Census bureau into a database, which I combined with county -- climate zone mapping data that a colleague pulled from REScheck. In the end I have a table with all 38,000+ U.S. zip codes…"
"Hi Scott -- I recently had to build a zip code to climate zone mapping spreadsheet for a project I'm working on. I realize this post is quite old now, but thought I'd check in to see if this was something you still needed. If so, let me…"
HI. I'm looking for a database that could help me assess the average energy use of a home (per square foot, probably), separated by climate zone (HVAC, not USDA). I do audits all over the country and would like to find a source whereby I can assess easily if the home is above or below average for its location.There is the great RECS database, but it separates by the four major geographic zones, not by climate zone. So, even if I could find a list of zip codes by climate zone, I could…See More
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