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Is eQUEST an acceptable program for analyzing single family residential? I'm assuming you can show it as multifamily, low-rise exterior entrance. Thank you in advance.

--- Brian W.

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Hi Brain:
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I have personally created a house with eQuest and performed about 20 EEMs on it (various window, wall types, roof R values, unit efficiency). My key is to only model it as one zone, unless you have a ritzy house that has 2 AC zones.
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Do you bills to match so you are getting a good fit?
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John R. Aulbach, PE

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That is a coincident. I used it to model a house with 23 fan coils and a 40 ton air cooled chiller. Oh yes, I did say house.

Michael Hupel, B.Tech, CEM, LEED?AP

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Nice house.

Robert Wichert P.Eng. LEED AP BD&C

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I modeled my own home (not quite like Mike's.) and got accurate results very
close to actual.

I simply identified the spaces, input actual utility rates, building
geometry, schedules, HVAC systems, and the rest.

The model did use HVAC system per zones, as was the real case.

I did start with the residential defaults to get schedules, process lists,
and laundry, etc.

Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

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Did you tell the owner that they could cut their utility bills in half by building a 10,000 ft2 Mansion instead of a 20,000 ft2 one?

Vikram Sami

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Or install a water-cooled chiller with turbocor compressors. ?

Mike

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Yes, and the HERS rating is going to be pretty bad too.

Are they concerned about that?

Robert Wichert P.Eng. LEED AP BD&C

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