Visit the Energy Systems Laboratory Homepage.
Going Beyond a Resnet Certification for Code-Compliant Simulations: A Sensitivity Analysis of Detailed Results of Three RESNET-Certified, Code-Compliant Residential Simulation Programs
MetadataShow full item record
In many states building code officials rely on certified, code-compliant simulations to determine whether or not a residence satisfies the energy code requirements using a performance-path analysis. In the United States, certification of residential code-complaint software is performed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Unfortunately, significant differences in results can exist when one compares the ratings from one certified software program to the next. This paper continues the exploration of some of these differences presented in a previously published paper for an analysis of a code-complaint residence in Texas and presents a sensitivity study using several of these RESNET-certified software in two locations in Texas.
SubjectResidential Code Compliant Software
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Haberl, J.; Liu, Z.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Baltazar, J. C.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Montgomery, C.; Kim, H. (2010). Going Beyond a Resnet Certification for Code-Compliant Simulations: A Sensitivity Analysis of Detailed Results of Three RESNET-Certified, Code-Compliant Residential Simulation Programs. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from