Our software support services are confined to issues related to running the software, not how to get a building to comply so this is not something you should contact us about. However, we do realize the 2016 code is much tougher so we have compiled some ideas below for you to consider.
Things to consider.
- High Performance Attics
- High Performance Walls
- Quality Insulation Installation
- Windows with a lower U-Factor and SHGC
- Less Window area
- Attic Radiant Barriers
- Cool Roofs
- Whole House Fans
- R-8 Duct Insulation
- High Efficiency Furnace (94%+)
- High Efficiency Air Conditioner (15 SEER+)
- Tankless Water Heater
- More efficient Fans and Variable Air Volume Systems (Non-residential)
- Photovoltaic (PV) Solar System
- Solar Domestic Hot Water System
In addition, getting a better idea of what the Standard Building looks like so you will understand the budget would be a good idea. There are a lot of online resources to help you understand the energy code including trainings offered by the utilities. Our support forums also will give you the opportunity to see how other users are getting their buildings to comply. Another resource for information on the code would be the Energy Code Ace website.
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