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AIM: A Home-Owner Usable Energy Calculator for Existing Residential Homes
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An energy efficiency metric for residential homes was developed to provide home-owners, realtors and builders a method to rate the energy efficiency of an existing house. To accomplish this, a web-based calculator was developed, which is based on DOE2 simulations and a simplified systems model. To simplify the use of the calculator, parameters, like window U-factor, roof / wall insulation, which are normally required for simulations in existing homes are filled using statistical tables. This allows the home-owner to use the calculator with information commonly available during a real estate transaction.
Marshall, K.; Moss, M.; Malhotra, M.; Liu, B.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J.; Herbert, C. (2009). AIM: A Home-Owner Usable Energy Calculator for Existing Residential Homes. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from