I have recently been involved in trying to perform an audit on a commercial building. To my dismay, Rem Rate is not acceptable even though this is a residential like structure. Does anyone know of…Continue
"You may get your wish very soon as the collective political will is turning against government spending. That is why the retrofit industry must find proven metrics in order to survive a "free market". The new construction…"
"I don't have a "Silver Bullet", but I know some companies are studying this very issue. The solution will involve a combination of things like: some statistical study of previous power bills of each home, an index or…"
"So the bottom line is that as long as everyone is measuring lies equally and comparing lie to lie, we come up with truth. Hence, a rating scale (like HERS) can measure to scale and then becomes marketable. Genius! "
"So, how do you measure success for the consumer? Do you use a rating scale? Do you offer a guarantee? What assurances does a consumer have that what you come up with will save them money and will pay them back for the…"
"Ed & Ted,
You just made my original point. Are we salesmen or energy raters and energy auditors? Your approach may depend on whether you, or your company, also does the retrofit work. Someone give me an authoritative…"
"I think so. Ask one of the several national big home builders who recently decided to market their homes as Energy Star and have all homes built to meet Energy Star. I can assure you that it is marketable if the big boys are involved.…"
"Well, "commercial" is a pretty broad category, especially if the target is "residential-like."
TREAT and EA-QUIP are designed specifically to model multifamily buildings. Both are good for existing buildings; they allow…"
"I have used eQuest/DOE2 for modeling commercial buildings while I was in school in Oregon. Here in California I use EnergyPro 5 for both residential and commercial energy calculations. eQuest is free and is qualified for computing commercial…"
I have recently been involved in trying to perform an audit on a commercial building. To my dismay, Rem Rate is not acceptable even though this is a residential like structure. Does anyone know of a good software to use when performing an energy audit of a commercial building? Thanks,Tom MaidesSee More
"As a licensed home inspector, HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst, I can assure you that becoming a home inspector is a mistake. I whole heartedly agree with James Bushart. As a home inspector you become a commodity inspector and the…"
New York is increasing its energy standards and is investigating the possibility of implementing the Passive House Standard for new construction and retrofit projects. Interviewee: Ken Levenson, with NY Passive House Assoc and 475.