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  1. 1. WILLIAMS RESIDENCEHome Performance Evaluation Results of Your HomeMar 25, 2010 Energy AuditPrepared for: Williams ResidenceMr. Williams Mar 26, 20105670 Home Performance st.Oakland, CA 94608client@client.usXXX-XXX-XXXXWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com CA Contractors License # 938652
  2. 2. SUMMARY Your Concerns Root Causes Recommended Solutions Results of Your Home Energy Audit Williams Residence Home is Hot & Cold but never really High Air Leakage Air Sealing consistant or controlled No insulation in walls and floors Wall and floor insulation Mar 26, 2010 Old leaky windows and doors Duct sealing (Crawlspace) Duct leakage Gas bills spike in the winter, often High Air Leakage Air Sealing 2-3xs the cost in the summer No insulation in walls and floors Wall and floor insulation Old leaky windows and doors Duct sealing (Crawlspace) Duct leakage Home is being prepared for a Age of home allows room for major Consider this report as a guide remodel and energy efficiency will improvements to bring up to energy when working on home in the near be implemented, but in what order? code and beyond futureWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  3. 3. UTILITY BILL SUMMARYHow much are you spending on gas and electricity per year? Results of Your HomeThis chart shows how much youre spending annually on utility bills and the amount thats being spent on gas vs. electricity. Your Energy Auditutility costs are an important factor when deciding which efficiency measures make the most sense for your home. Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010Gas is most certainly your highest expenditure, so this is the main area of focus for your home. Cost of Gas & Electricity per month Gas & Electric Costs from March 2009 to February 2010 Total kWh* Consumed 2,373 Average Cost Per kWh $0.13 Total Electric Cost $306 Total Therms Consumed 396 Average Cost Per Therm** $1.80 $100 Total Gas Cost $713 *kilowatt/hour. Used to quantify the amount of electrical energy delivered by electric utilities to consumers **a unit of heat energy equal to 10,000 BTUs. Therms are used to $0 quantify the amount of natural gas or liquid propane delivered by utilities to consumers. ar pr ay n l ug p ct ov ec n b Ju Ja Ju Se Fe O M A D M N A Gas ElectricityWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  4. 4. PG&E ELECTRICITY RATESHow much are you paying for top tier electricity? Results of Your HomePG&E encourages energy conservation by increasing the price you pay for electricity over a baseline. Electricity in the top rate Energy Audittiers costs almost four times as much as power at the baseline. Therefore, any conservation that can be achieved will have a Williams Residencedisproportionately large impact on your bill, as you will be conserving the most expensive electricity first. Mar 26, 2010 Tier Usage (kWh) % of Total Usage Annual Cost % of Total Cost Tier 1 - $0.115963 2,369 100% $275 100% Tier 2 - $0.131090 4 0% $1 0% Total 2,373 $275We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  5. 5. ENERGY LOSSWhere is energy being lost in your home? Results of Your HomeWe have calculated your homes actual performance through a method known as Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Energy AuditManual J. This process allows us to precisely understand how each component of your building affects your heating load, and Williams Residenceidentify which areas are most appropriate to improve based on your health, comfort and efficiency goals. Mar 26, 2010 Energy loss by building component, on the Energy Loss in Your Home coldest night of the year in your area Energy loss, in BTUh* by building component, on the coldest night of the year Air Leakage 20,850 Windows 12,004 Walls 8,633 Duct Leakage 7,875 Air Leakage 36% Floors 3,665 Duct Insulation 3,418 Duct Leakage 13% Attic 2,189 Total 58,635 Walls 15% Windows 20% *British Thermal Unit, a unit of energy. BTUh is used to quantify the heat loss or heat gain through the building envelope, as well as the power needed for domestic hot waterWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  6. 6. AIR LEAKAGEHow drafty is your home? Results of Your HomeReducing air leakage is often the single most effective step you can take towards a more efficient, healthy and comfortable home. Energy AuditMinimizing air leakage can reduce heating and cooling bills, and improve indoor air quality and comfort. During your energy audit Williams Residencewe used a blower door to determine the percentage of air your home exchanges with the outdoors per hour. Mar 26, 2010•We closed off (taped shut) the extremely leaky kitchen pantry door, upper bedroom #3 window and door frame were taped,laundry room vent pipe and cat door were sealed and fireplace was shut: Results: 7,028CFM at 36 pascals•We then closed off the duct supplies and returns and the leaky upstairs closet door: Results: 6,182 CFM at 44.4 pascals Energy lost by air leakage, on the coldest night Air Changes Per Hour of the year in your area Envelope leakage at CFM50* 7,000 Natural ACH** (Air Change Per Hour) 2.21 ASHRAE*** Recommended Level 0.35 Equivalent to a 19 x 19 in2 hole in your home Air Leakage 36% *Cubic Feet per Minute. Used to quantify the air flow through duct work, air infiltration, or ventilation. **Air Changes per Hour. The number of times the home’s air is replaced from outside in an hour. ***American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers.We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  7. 7. WINDOWSHow efficient are your windows? Results of Your HomeWindows are an important component of a well performing building envelope. It’s important, however, to consider the energy Energy Auditsavings potential of window replacement compared to other building envelope improvements as steps like building envelope Willimas Residencesealing and insulation are typically more cost effective and will have a greater impact on improving comfort and health. Mar 26, 2010 Energy lost by windows, on the coldest night of Window Information the year in your area Qty Panes Window Frame Type 25 Single, Operable Metal No Break Clear Window or Glass sliding glass door Windows 20%We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  8. 8. COOLING WINDOWSHow efficient are your windows? Results of Your HomeWindows are an important component of a well performing building envelope. Its important, however, to consider the energy Energy Auditsavings potential of window replacement compared to other building envelope improvements as steps like building envelope Williams Residencesealing and insulation are typically more cost effective and will have a greater impact on improving comfort and health. Mar 26, 2010 Energy lost by windows, on the hottest day of Window Information the year in your area Qty Panes Window Frame Type 25 Single, Operable Metal No Break Clear Window or Glass sliding glass door Windows 40%We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  9. 9. DUCT LEAKAGE AND INSULATIONHow leaky is your ductwork? Results of Your HomeDuct leakage is a major contributor to energy waste and poor indoor air quality. A duct system should act as a closed loop in Energy Auditwhich no indoor air is lost to the outdoors and no outdoor air is introduced into your home. A well sealed and insulated duct Williams Residencesystem is a key component to a healthy and efficient home. Mar 26, 2010Duct Blaster: Energy lost in your ducts, on the coldest night Duct Leakage & Insulation of the year in your area % of Energy Lost Through Duct Leakage 13.43% % of Energy Lost from Duct Insulation 5.83% Insulation Levels: R-2, R-4 System 1 (attic) ring 3 used: 101CFM25 System 2 (crawl) ring 1 used: 384 CFM25 Duct Insulation 6% Duct Leakage 13%We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  10. 10. WALL INSULATIONHow well are your walls insulated? Results of Your HomeWalls typically account for a large percentage of total heat loss due to the amount of wall surface area to the outdoors. When Energy Auditpossible, adding wall insulation to an existing home can greatly improve comfort and efficiency as well as decrease outdoor noise. Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Insulation Type & R-Value Insulation type No insulation System R-Value R-4 Recommended R-Value: R-13 or greater Walls 15%We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  11. 11. FLOOR INSULATIONHow well is your floor insulated? Results of Your HomeAn air tight and properly insulated floor will reduce the amount of crawlspace air infiltration and heat lost through your floors at the Energy Auditsame time. This will result in a healthier more comfortable indoor environment. Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Energy lost by floors, on the coldest night of Insulation Type & R-Value the year in your area Insulation type No insulation System R-Value R-3 Recommended R-Value: R-19 or greater Floors 6%We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  12. 12. ATTIC INSULATIONHow well is your attic insulated? Results of Your HomeAfter air sealing, attic insulation is typically one of the best "bang for your buck" steps you can take towards a more efficient and Energy Auditcomfortable home. Well installed attic insulation acts as a barrier to summer and winter heat loss to and from your attic. Its like a Williams Residencenice thick, winter hat for your home that saves you money all year round. Mar 26, 2010 Energy lost by attic, on the coldest night of the Insulation Type & R-Value year in your area Insulation type Fiberglass, batts R-18 Fair installation quality System R-Value R-12 Attic 4% Recommended R-Value: R-30 or greaterWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  13. 13. WATER HEATINGHow much energy is your water heater using? Results of Your HomeDomestic water heating can be a significant source of energy consumption in a home. The cost of creating hot water in your home Energy Auditwill not exceed your gas base load costs which is an important factor when deciding to upgrade to a high efficiency water heating Williams Residencesystem. Mar 26, 2010 A.O. SMITH VERTEX Brand A.O. SMITH Year 2010 Gallons 50 Input BTU 100,000We Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  14. 14. HVAC SYSTEMSHow efficient is your furnace? Results of Your HomeThe HVAC summary compares the amount of heat your furnace can create to the amount needed by your home, and the amount Energy Auditof cooling your air conditioner can create to the amount needed. A properly sized furnace will reduce run-time cycling, and Williams Residenceincrease comfort and efficiency. A properly sized furnace and air conditioner combination will reduce run-time cycling, and Mar 26, 2010increase comfort and efficiency. Heater Brand Amana Model GSI070B30B Age 20 years Input 70,000 BTU Output 56,000 BTU Draft Type Induced Draft Test N/A Flue Condition Good DESIGN EFFICIENCY 80% CURRENT OUTPUT 56,000 BTU ACTUAL LOAD 21,711 BTU IMPROVED LOAD 11,741 BTUWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  15. 15. IMPROVEMENT POTENTIALWhat improvements will reduce energy loss the most? Results of Your HomeWe have catalogued your homes actual energy performance (the building load) through a method known as Air Conditioning Energy AuditContractors of America (ACCA) Manual J. This process allows us to precisely understand how each component of your home Williams Residenceaffects your heating load, and identifies which areas are most appropriate to improve. This chart shows the improvement potential Mar 26, 2010for each component of your home Current and Post-Improvement Loads TOTAL HEATING LOAD (BTU/h) Air Leakage CURRENT: 58,635 Windows POST-IMPROVEMENT: 29,801 Floors POTENTIAL 49% REDUCTION Walls Current Heating Attic Improved Heating Duct Leakage Duct Insulation 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 BTU/hWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  16. 16. AIR SEALINGWe documented many areas for improvement during our test Results of Your Home Energy Audit Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Unfinished walls and floor in kitchen pantry Large gaps under kitchen sink @ back wall Plumbing penetrations should be sealing Ducts are also a key factor of a leaky homeWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  17. 17. DUCT SEALINGThe crawlspace system could benefit immediately from sealing efforts Results of Your Home Energy Audit Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 This duct was disconnected upon our arrival This duct was leaky and damaged This floor boot in the kitchen nook is not connected These connections should be sealed Insulation missing from duct system in crawlWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  18. 18. HEALTH & SAFETYSome health and safety hazards were noticed during our inspection Results of Your HomeWe suggest dealing with these immediately. The gas leak was noticed while working inside the home, then traced back to the Energy Auditfurnace under the home. Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Uncovered electrical wiring in crawlspace Gas leak found under the crawl space furnaceWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  19. 19. IR PHOTOSWe use an Infrared Camera to see insulation quality as well as air leak areas Results of Your Home Energy Audit Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Attic insulation poorly installed Infrared Photo from bedroom below Attic access stairs are not insulated Windows are very leakyWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  20. 20. IR PHOTOS (cont.)We use an Infrared Camera to see insulation quality as well as air leak areas Results of Your Home Energy Audit Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Upstairs hall closet is very leaky Insulation pulled aside in attic Walls are not insulated Stairs are tied to the cold exterior wallWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
  21. 21. ROAD MAP Recommended Work Scope and Order of Upgrades: Results of Your Home Energy Audit Below is a prioritized “Road Map” to a healthier, more comfortable and efficient home. Note: The upgrades below must be coordinated together to achieve desired results. Williams Residence Mar 26, 2010 Top Priority Upgrades: 1. Whole-house Shell Sealing + Weatherization a. Major focus on upstairs hall closet, kitchen pantry room, laundry room and major floor and attic penetrations 2. Install Chimney Balloon in formal dining room 3. Duct replacement or Sealing 4. Heat supply balancing (adjust and/or install flow dampers) 5. Crawl space insulation under entire home 6. Install wall insulation throughout home 7. Double pane sliding glass door replacement in kitchen nook 8. Install solid door between kitchen and laundry room 9. Install crawlspace moisture barrier (6-10 mil poly plastic sheeting covering entire earth surface Next Step Upgrades: 10. Whole House Ventilation for Fresher, Healthier Air / at minimum, add spot ventilation in bathrooms 11. Replace inefficient kitchen appliances: Dishwasher & Double Oven 12. Remove both existing furances and install a single, properly sized, zone system for entire home. 13. Remediate single-pane, leaky windows starting with kitchen slider door, and any other window that is damaged, cracked and or is unable to close (bedroom #3, master bedroom, stair well window etc.) Towards Net Zero: 14. Size and install small Solar PV systemWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com
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  56. 56. SUMMARY Dear Mr. Williams, Results of Your Home Energy Audit Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn more about how your home works. It’s a very important first step to leading a more energy conscience life. Since your home works as a system, the upgrades Williams Residence we recommended will provide the greatest benefit if completed as a whole. This report is essentially a Mar 26, 2010 road map to improving your home’s total efficiency, while considering health, comfort and lifestyle. All of the repairs recommended have measurable targets in which we can determine if the work is completed and will those targets. We are a full service general contracting firm, so if you are interested in contracting with us to make specific improvements we will be happy to provide a more detailed bid for any of the items detailed in this report. Based on the comprehensive analysis we’ve already completed, we can lay out a detailed preliminary work scope and price estimate to achieve the goals we’ve set. We also test-out our work for proven results. We will be happy to discuss further costs in rough terms at any time. Sincerely, The Energy Beyond Design TeamWe Test.We Retrofit. 1-866-455-4154You Save. www.EnergyBeyondDesign.com

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