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Title: Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements

Abstract

This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the Council of American Building Officials` (CABO) 1994 supplement to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for maximum component U{sub 0}-value. The 1994 amendments to the 1993 MEC were established in last year`s code change cycle and did not change the envelope requirements. The research underlying the proposed MEC revision was conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Standards program. The goal of this research was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determines the most cost-effective (least total cost) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) (insulation levels and window types) for residential buildings. This least-cost set of ECMs was used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U{sub 0}-values (thermal transmittances). ECMs include window types (for example, double-pane vinyl) and insulation levels (for example, R-19) for ceilings, walls, and floors.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10140941
Report Number(s):
PNL-9400
ON: DE94009637; TRN: AHC29408%%47
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; BUILDING CODES; DOUBLE ENVELOPE BUILDINGS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; OPERATING COST; CAPITALIZED COST; 320107; BUILDING SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Conner, C.C., and Lucas, R.G. Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10140941.
Conner, C.C., & Lucas, R.G. Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements. United States. doi:10.2172/10140941.
Conner, C.C., and Lucas, R.G. Tue . "Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements". United States. doi:10.2172/10140941. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10140941.
@article{osti_10140941,
title = {Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements},
author = {Conner, C.C. and Lucas, R.G.},
abstractNote = {This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the Council of American Building Officials` (CABO) 1994 supplement to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for maximum component U{sub 0}-value. The 1994 amendments to the 1993 MEC were established in last year`s code change cycle and did not change the envelope requirements. The research underlying the proposed MEC revision was conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Standards program. The goal of this research was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determines the most cost-effective (least total cost) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) (insulation levels and window types) for residential buildings. This least-cost set of ECMs was used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U{sub 0}-values (thermal transmittances). ECMs include window types (for example, double-pane vinyl) and insulation levels (for example, R-19) for ceilings, walls, and floors.},
doi = {10.2172/10140941},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}