Project Engineering for Berkshire Park

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Unformatted text preview: Project Engineering for Berkshire Park Energy Efficiency 1 Joey Tallley COSC 153 Energy efficiency is not just a trend, it is a necessity. High energy prices are a main concern for the single-family homebuyers that will be the future residents of Berkshire Park. Instead of cost-cutting down grades or bid shopping with subcontractors, offer energy efficient upgrades and use the subcontractors that will put together a good home. In southern climates, such as Florida, the biggest chunk of utility costs comes from air conditioning. Give the consumer the opportunity to achieve long term savings while conserving costly energy. The Airtight House. P. 3 Green Insulation. P. 5 Windows. P. 7 2 The Airtight House. The most important step in building an energy efficient house is creating the thermal envelope. The thermal envelope is everything from insulation to windows. Tests such as the blower door test have been developed to diagnose problems with leaky ducts and faulty insulation. A leaky house will draw hot air into a house and push the conditioned cold air out. Basically, the consumer is letting money leak out of the openings. Use the blower test to be sure of an airtight house, and assure the resident of low utility bills. You have the option to subcontract out the blower door testing or to buy the blower door test machine. 3 http://www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com /products/airtightness/images/blow-door.jpg /products/airtightness/images/blow-door....
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