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Unformatted text preview: 52:107 and 53:107 Sustainable Systems Assignment #2 – Energy Audits Individual Assignment Due: February 6, 2012 Answer the following questions by typing your answers directly on this document file. Turn in your Word document assignment to your individual dropbox by 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2012. 1) Perform a do-it-yourself home energy audit of your residence hall room, apartment, home, apartment building, or another building (where you can walk through and can obtain the energy bills for one year if possible). First, walk through the facility that you have chosen to audit and answer the questions below. Find at least five improvements that you think could be easily implemented and would improve your energy efficiency based on your audit. Answer the following questions on this page in writing: a. How many occupants in the residence? 5 occupants b. How much total floor area is heated and cooled (sq. ft)? 2,116 sq. ft c. How old is the facility? What year was it built? 1900 d. How many refrigerators/freezers? 2 e. How many light bulbs and of what wattage do you have? What type are they (incandescent, CFL, LED)? 20 incandescent f. How thick is the insulation in the attic? What R-value would you estimate? For example, a flexible pad of glass fiber or mineral wool provides 3.7-3.85 R value per inch thickness of insulation material (http://ase.org/resources/home-energy-per inch thickness of insulation material (http://ase....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Taft during the Spring '11 term at University of Iowa.
- Spring '11