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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 Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Despite many fine comments, in the end, you either run your home's data through energy modeling software or you're just guessing. In most (but not all) cases, window replacement will not return a payback in energy savings within even 15-20…"
Mar 7
Scott Katznelson replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Most of the work I do is retrofit of older buildings. Marriage wall leakage is often significant, although typically more through duct leakage between units than through the wall itself."
Oct 18, 2018
Scott Katznelson replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"The most accurate way to accomplish this is to have 4 blower doors running at the same time, one for each apartment (maybe less, depending on the layout of the building). This is the only way to get individual infiltration numbers while eliminating…"
Oct 18, 2018
Scott Katznelson replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"It is called the Distribution Efficiency Table. Here is a link to a PDF of it: https://energy.mo.gov/sites/energy/files/bpi-distribution-efficiency-table.pdf Hope that helps"
May 10, 2018
Scott Katznelson replied to angela stanzione's discussion Used Weatherization and auditing equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"HI.  I am in the market for one exhaust fan flow meter and a pressure pan.  Also a C-ring for the blower door. If you have any or all of those items for sale, please reply.  Thanks.  You can also email me at…"
Dec 21, 2017
Scott Katznelson replied to Kevin Emerson's discussion Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency
"I've read this article, too, and found it very informative. I now do not consider radon a major issue, certainly not at typical residential levels."
Dec 21, 2017
Scott Katznelson replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"I'm not a big fan of TREAT.  The biggest issue is that you have to true up the model to within 5% of the utility bill. A great idea except that, from my experience at least, the true up is just a random tweak here and there to make it…"
Dec 21, 2017
Scott Katznelson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I’ll be watching to see what people say... the only whole house monitor I’ve used was purchased about 5 years ago.  It was the TED Energy Detective (or something like that).  Very accurate - always within a few KWh of the…"
Dec 11, 2017
Scott Katznelson added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Flir i7 thermal camera for sale

This thermal camera was purchased new and has rarely been used.  Out in the field only a half dozen times.  Battery charge has been maintained and there is no sign of reduced battery life.  Comes with everything the new camera came with - thermal camera, case, chargers, CD and manual.  Everything is like new condition.  Photos available upon request.Asking $1000 or best offer.See More
Sep 16, 2016
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Sep 16, 2016
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 21, 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

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Building energy modeler, Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
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AEE, BPI, CEM, DOE Weatherization contractor, Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor
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Energy efficiency; greywater; alternative energy; natural building
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At 1:19pm on December 22, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Scott,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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At 3:51pm on December 21, 2011, Jonathan Bluey said…

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