Building America House Simulation Protocols
- The internal mass of furniture and contents should be equal to 8 lb/ft-squared of conditioned floor space.
- To determine whether the target energy saving has been met, a house size multiplier shall be applied to all benchmark source energy consumption calculations
- When applicable, energy tariffs for the house shall be used to deterine whole-building energy costs
- Peak hourly energy consumption should be reported for every project
Consciously planning a home around a systems engineering approach will yield greener results, improving indoor air quality, comfort and durability and integrating clean, on-site power systems.