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Detailed Analysis of the Builder Option Packages for Climate Zones 3,4,5, and 6 for Texas' Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas
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This report is a detailed description of the analysis completed on the Energy Star Builder Option Packages (BOPs) using the Energy Systems Laboratory’s (ESL) Code Compliant Test Suite of Tools. This report outlines the basic procedure, which was followed. A description of the Test Suite, along with a detailed explanation of the naming the procedure of the different runs is also a part of this report. A CD-ROM is also provided which has all the 137 runs, inputs and outputs, the window inputs and the summary spreadsheets. BOPs for climate zones 3,4,5 and 6 were submitted for approval to ESL on April 29,2002. It was stated that the suggested BOPs were 10 to 15% less consumptive than the IECC chapter 4/5 house. Analysis was done on these BOPs and the BOPs which were less consumptive than the standard house were posted on the ESL’s website. The same tables have also been included in this report along with the detailed spreadsheets.
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Ahmad, M.; Haberl, J. S. (2003). Detailed Analysis of the Builder Option Packages for Climate Zones 3,4,5, and 6 for Texas' Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University. Available electronically from