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Database of zip code or county by climate zone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Girdley Sep 21, 2015. 14 Replies

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

 

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Scott Katznelson replied to robert post's discussion Energy Auditing Software and Reporting
"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.  "
Dec 17, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Here is the California Climate Zones by Zip Codes http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/renewable/building_climate_zones.html ."
Sep 21, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"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.…"
Sep 20, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Leave it to my beloved California to be different.  I'll bet the other 49 states use the DoE climate zones. Ken "
Sep 17, 2015
Keith Burrows replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"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…"
Sep 17, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"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. Ken"
Sep 17, 2015
Keith Burrows replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hi Ken -- I've attached an excel version of my mapping table here. If anyone has any questions or comments, please let me know. Thanks."
Sep 17, 2015
Scott Katznelson replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"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…"
Sep 17, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hi Scott & Keith, Would you guys be willing to share your databases with the rest of us? Ken"
Sep 17, 2015
Scott Katznelson replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"Not a fan of Cake software.  It is too vague for my taste."
Sep 17, 2015
Keith Burrows replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hi Scott, 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…"
Sep 17, 2015
Scott Katznelson replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hey Keith I ended up having to create it myself also.  I'd be curious how you collated all the relevant data.  Mine mostly came from the RECS.  You?"
Sep 17, 2015
Keith Burrows replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"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…"
Sep 11, 2015
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Database of zip code or county by climate zone

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
Aug 25, 2014
Scott Katznelson replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"You know those maps you can find for energy code climate zone specific reference.  That's what I want except printed out - as a spreadsheet, best of all - by zip code, or county.  Thanks anyway."
Aug 21, 2014
Scott Katznelson replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Thanks.  That's the best source I've yet found, and maybe the best that's out there.  Zip codes would be easier though."
Aug 21, 2014

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