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Development of a Texas Building Registry
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The Texas Building Registry (TBR or Registry) provides data collection, storage, and analysis of above-code residential housing construction in Texas. The original system was developed to support the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). Since 2005, the Energy Systems Laboratory (The Laboratory) has provided web-based, above code energy efficiency calculators for public use. The Registry can accept single entry and batch loading of data describing Energy Star™ homes, low-income weatherization programs, or data from municipal code enforcement systems. The Registry is independent of, and respectful of, other rating systems used by partners, thus it can accept data for homes measured against Energy Star, IECC 2000/2001, 2006, 2009, and specially amended Codes. Reports can be given summarized geographically against weather zones, county or cities, and even displayed on a map (i.e., thematic mapping). Additional reports on building characteristics can be analyzed and reported such as: HVAC tonnage per sq. ft; or average SHGC. Data provided by partners is kept secure database server located at the Texas A&M University. Individual results from the Registry will not be displayed to further respect the privacy of individuals who have provided the data.
SubjectTexas Building Registry
Web-Based Above-Code Energy Efficiency Calculators
Gilman, D. R.; Haberl, J.; Kayati, M.; O'Neal, S. (2010). Development of a Texas Building Registry. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from