Modeling is crucial to
accurate sizing of HVAC equipment. Improperly sized
equipment is common – even typical – and carries high costs in energy and comfort,
and sometimes even in occupant health or building durability.
Heating/Cooling Load Modeling
CET uses the latest software
to implement the industry-standard ACCA Manual J heat load analysis method. We gather complete details about your building’s
location, dimensions, construction, insulation, infiltration, and compass orientation. We
then produce a report detailing your building’s energy consumption throughout
the year. This can help you make decisions about the size and type of HVAC
system to install, the effect of specifying higher-efficiency windows, more
insulation, and so on.
Usually used as part of
a Weatherization Energy Audit, energy-use modeling can be a highly effective
way to explore
the likely effect of building improvements
you are considering. When integrated into a comprehensive energy audit, modeling
provides a powerful way for you to choose the most cost-effective measures. Our
report details the likely energy and cost savings associated with specific
measures – from low-flow showerheads to a complete heating system retrofit – allowing
you to make informed decisions.