Hello eQUEST Users,
I've been working on a model for a multifamily building, 5 stories,
approximately 300,000 square feet. I've been running a few iterations of
the model to see how changes to the wall assembly affect the model
What I've found is that changes in the wall assembly seem to have a minimal
impact on the model results. I just did a comparison where I took an
assembly with R-19 cavity insulation and 2" rigid insulation and compared
that to the same assembly but without the rigid insulation. This was
applied to the entire building. What I found was only a 0.4% increase in
total energy cost after taking out the rigid insulation. I'm wondering if
others have found similar results in multifamily buildings?
Any input is appreciated.