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RESCH E CK Soft w a r e

U se r ' s Gu ide

Bu ildin g En e r gy Code s Pr ogr a m

Ta ble Of Con t e n t s

 

Overview

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Tut orials

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Table Colum ns and Row s

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Row s

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Colum ns

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Proj ect I nform at ion

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Locat ion

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Proj ect Type ( 2006 I ECC)

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Building Charact erist ics

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Heat ing Syst em Type

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Proj ect Det ails

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Envelope Folder

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Building Com ponent s

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Ent ries t hat Change Based on Locat ion and/ or Code Select ed

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Com pliance Bar

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Ceilings

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Ceiling Types

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Ceiling Soft w are I nput s

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Skylight s

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Skylight Types

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Skylight Soft w are I nput s

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Walls

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Wall Types

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Wall Soft w are I nput s

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Window s

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Window Types

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Window Soft w are I nput s

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Doors

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Door Types

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Door Soft w are I nput s

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Basem ent s

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Basem ent Wall Types

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Basem ent Soft w are I nput s

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Floors

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Floor Types

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Floor Soft w are I nput s

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Craw l Space Walls

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Craw l Space Wall Types

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Craw l Space Wall Soft w are I nput s

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Mechanical Folder

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Mechanical Equipm ent

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Alt erat ions t o Mechanical Syst em s

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Mechanical Equipm ent Not List ed

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HVAC Efficiency

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Mult iple Pieces of Equipm ent

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Wisconsin Heat ing Loads

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Menus

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Table Of Cont ent s

File Menu

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Edit Menu

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View Menu

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Opt ions Menu

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Code Menu

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Tools Menu

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Help Menu

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Cont ext Menu

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Changing Locat ion Files

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Glossary

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I ndex

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Ov e r v ie w

This sect ion describes how t o use t he RESch eck TM soft w are. RESch eck is designed t o dem onst rat e com pliance w it h t he requirem ent s of t he Council of Am erican Building Officials ( CABO) Model Energy Code

(M EC) and t he I nt ernat ional Code Council ( I CC) I nt ernat ional Energy Conservat ion Code ( I ECC) . I t is t he m ost flexible approach for

m eet ing t he MEC insulat ion and w indow requirem ent s. The RESch eck soft w are runs on t he Microsoft Window s operat ing syst em .

The soft w are dem onst rat es com pliance w it h t he 1992, 1993, and 1995 edit ions of t he MEC, t he 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006 edit ions of t he

I ECC, t he 2006 I nt ernat ional Resident ial Code ( I RC) , and t he follow ing st at e and count y resident ial codes: Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesot a, New Ham pshire, New York, Verm ont , Wisconsin, and Pim a Count y, Arizona. The soft w are enables you t o quickly com pare different insulat ion levels in different part s of your building t o arrive at a package t hat w orks best for you .

RESch eck is appropriat e for insulat ion and w indow t rade- off calculat ions in resident ial det ached one- and t w o- fam ily buildings ( referred t o as single- fam ily buildings) and m u lt if a m ily buildings

( such as apart m ent s, condom inium s, t ow nhouses, and row houses) . Mult ifam ily buildings include r e side n t ia l bu ildin gs t hree st ories or less in height w it h t hree or m ore at t ached dw elling unit s.

The soft w are generat es a report t hat list s t he insulat ion and w indow levels of your proposed building, as w ell as t he addit ional basic requirem ent s found in t he code.

RESch eck perform s a sim ple U - fa ct or x Area ( U A ) calculat ion for each building assem bly t o det erm ine t he overall UA of your building. The UA t hat w ould result from a building conform ing t o t he code requirem ent s is com pared against t he UA for your building. I f t he t ot al heat loss ( represent ed as a UA) t hrough t he bu ildin g e n v e lope does not exceed t he t ot al heat loss from t he sam e building conform ing t o

t he code, t hen t he soft w are declares t hat you pass. A high - efficiency equipm ent t rade- off can also be perform ed.

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code and high - efficiency m echanical equipm ent has been ent ered, t w o separat e calculat ions are perform ed w hen t he Check Com pliance but t on is clicked - t he UA calculat ion and

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a perform ance calculat ion based on Sect ion 404 of t he code. The lat t er is used only w hen com pliance by t ot al UA fails.

N e w H a m psh ir e : The New Ham pshire Code applies t o resident ial st ruct ures under four st ories in height and com m ercial st ruct ures under 4,000 square feet .

W iscon sin : The Wisconsin Resident ial Code does not include m ult ifam ily buildings.

Tu t or ia ls

RESch eck 101 for t he 2003 I ECC

RESch eck 101 for t he 2006 I ECC

RESch eck 201

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Ta ble Colu m n s a n d Row s

The En v elope and Mech an ical screens have grid- like t ables used t o ent er and st ore dat a. The row s and colum ns in t he t ables can be delet ed, m oved, collapsed and expanded.

Row s

Se le ct in g Row s

To select a row , click on t he t ree label corresponding t o t hat row or click on t he left m ost colum n of t hat row ( t he colum n cont aining row num bers) . The row w ill be highlight ed w hen correct ly select ed.

M ov in g Row s

Row s can be m oved by:

1 . select ing t he row t o be m oved ( as described above) ,

2 . releasing t he m ouse but t on,

3 . clicking and holding dow n t he m ouse but t on on t he left m ost colum n of t he select ed row s,

4 . dragging t he m ouse t o t he new locat ion - a t hin red line w ill appear indicat ing where t he row should be placed,

5 . releasing t he m ouse but t on w hen t he red line has been placed in t he desired locat ion .

A single t able row can also be m oved by dragging t he corresponding row label in t he t ree locat ed t o t he left of t he t able. Click t he m ouse on t he desired label and drag it t o anot her label on t he t ree. Aft er releasing t he m ouse, t he dragged label ( and row ) w ill be posit ioned direct ly under t he label on w hich it w as dropped. Som e rest rict ions apply t o t he placem ent of row s. I n t he En v elope screen, for exam ple, w indow and d o o r row s can only be placed under above- grade w all or ba se m e n t w a ll row s. Sk y ligh t row s can only be placed under

ce ilin g row s.

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Colla psin g a n d Ex pa n din g Row s

On t he En v elope screen, row s can also be collapsed and expanded by using t he t ree locat ed t o t he left of t he t able. Row s t hat fall below a

"parent " row on t he t ree can be collapsed so t hey are not displayed. For exam ple, an ext erior w all row w it h several w indow s and doors

under it can be collapsed t o hide t he w indow s and doors. A t ree label w it h a m inus sign t o t he left of t he label is already expanded. I t can be collapsed by clicking on t he box cont aining t he m inus sign . Tree labels t hat are already collapsed have a plus sign t o t he left of t he label. They can be expanded by clicking t he box cont aining t he plus sign .

D e le t in g Row s

Row s can be delet ed by select ing t he row or row s t o be delet ed and select ing Delet e Row ( s) from t he Edit m enu or select ing t he delet e row s icon from t he t oolbar .

Mult iple consecut ive row s can be select ed by holding dow n t he Sh if t key w hile clicking on t he left - hand colum n of each desired row . Non - consecut ive row s can be select ed by holding dow n t he Ct r l key w hile clicking on t he left m ost colum n of each row t o be select ed.

I n t he Env elope screen, if you delet e a w all or basem ent row w it h w indow s or doors linked t o it , t he w indow s and doors w ill also be delet ed. Likew ise, delet ing a ceiling row w it h a skylight linked t o it w ill cause t he skylight t o be delet ed as w ell.

D u plica t in g Row s

Row s can be duplicat ed by select ing t he row and select ing Duplicat e Row ( s) from t he Edit duplicat e row s icon from t he t oolbar .

or row s t o be duplicat ed m enu or select ing t he

Mult iple row s can be duplicat ed, but t hey m ust be consecut ive.

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Table Colum ns and Row s

Colu m n s

Se le ct in g Colu m n s

Select a single colum n by clicking t he left m ouse but t on on t he colum n heading. Select ed colum ns w ill be highlight ed.

M ov in g Colu m n s

Colum ns can be m oved by:

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. clicking t he left m ouse but t on on t he colum n heading t o be

 

m oved,

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. holding dow n t he m ouse but t on on t he colum n heading of any of

 

t he select ed colum n,

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. dragging t he m ouse t o t he new locat ion w here t he colum n

 

should be placed,

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. releasing t he m ouse but t on w hen t he colum n has been placed in

 

t he desired locat ion .

Ch a n gin g Colu m n W idt h s

Table colum n w idt hs can also be m odified by m oving t he m ouse over t he right edge of t he corresponding colum n header and dragging t he colum n t o t he desired w idt h .

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Pr oj e ct I n for m a t ion

Your building's locat ion, const ruct ion t ype ( sin gle fa m ily or

m u lt ifa m ily ) , and ot her proj ect det ails are ent ered in t he Pr oj ect screen . The soft w are list s t he cit ies or count ies for each st at e. The locat ion and const ruct ion t ype of your building are necessary t o

det erm ine com pliance. I f t his inform at ion is not accurat e, t he result s w ill not be valid.

Loca t ion

St a t e

To choose a different st at e, select t he arrow but t on t o t he right of t he field. I f a st at e code is select ed from t he Code m enu, t he st at e corresponding t o t he new code w ill be t he only one list ed.

N e w H a m psh ir e : The New Ham pshire Code applies t o resident ial st ruct ures under four st ories in height and com m ercial st ruct ures under 4,000 square feet . Since t he code is t he sam e for all locat ions w it hin t he st at e, t here are no ent ries for locat ion or const ruct ion t ype.

Cit y or Cou n t y

Each t im e you ent er a new st at e, t he list of cit ies or count ies changes - reflect ing only t he cit ies or count ies locat ed in t he new st at e. To choose a new locat ion, select t he arrow but t on t o t he right of t he field. A list appears cont aining t he nam es of cit ies or count ies locat ed in t he select ed st at e. I f y ou cannot find t he cit y in w hich y our building w ill be locat ed, choose a cit y t hat is close t o y our building sit e and has sim ilar w eat her condit ions.

N e w H a m psh ir e : The New Ham pshire st at e code is t he ent ire st at e. I f you select New Ham pshir e from t he Code Cit y / Count y field w ill disappear .

sam e for t he m enu, t he

Whenever you exit t he soft w are, t he current ly select ed building locat ion and const ruct ion t ype are saved. When re- ent ering t he soft w are, t he locat ion and building charact erist ics fields are

aut om at ically updat ed t o reflect your last ent ries. Select Pr efer ences from t he Edit m enu t o change t his.

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Pr oj e ct Ty pe ( 2 0 0 6 I ECC)

When 2006 I ECC is select ed from t he Code m enu, select eit her New Const r uct ion or Addit ion/ Alt er at ion . To use t he addit ion/ alt erat ion feat ure, select Addit ion/ Alt er at ion as t he Pr oj ect Ty pe on t he Pr oj ect screen . This proj ect t ype only requires t hose assem blies being added or alt ered t o be specified. More info on addit ions

Bu ildin g Ch a r a ct e r ist ics

The code specifies different requirem ent s for 1 - and 2 - fam ily det ached

(single fam ily) buildings and m ult ifam ily buildings, so t he soft w are m ust know w hich of t hese const ruct ion t ypes you are going t o build. You m ust select eit her t he 1 - and 2 - Fam ily , Det ached or t he

Mult ifam ily but t on .

1 - a n d 2 - Fa m ily D e t a ch e d - select t his for all det ached one- and t w o- fam ily dw ellings.

M u lt ifa m ily - select t his for all m ult ifam ily buildings t hat are t hree st ories or less in height and cont ain t hree or m ore at t ached dw elling unit s. Apart m ent s, condom inium s, t ow nhouses, dorm it ories, and row houses are included in t his cat egory . Mult ifam ily buildings can be considered as a w hole or separat e report s can be generat ed for each dw e llin g u n it . I f com pliance is being show n for an individual unit ,

t ypically you w ould not include t he shared com ponent s t hat do NOT separat e con dit ion e d spa ce from u n con dit ion e d space. Where individual unit s are ident ical, one report m ay be subm it t ed as represent at ive of t he ot hers. Cont act t he aut horit y having j urisdict ion t o det erm ine w hich approach t o t ake.

N e w H a m psh ir e : The New Ham pshire resident ial code applies t o all resident ial st ruct ures under four ( 4) st ories in height and com m ercial st ruct ures under 4,000 square feet . Since t he code is t he sam e for all locat ions w it hin t he st at e, t here are no ent ries for locat ion or

const ruct ion t ype. I t does not dist inguish bet w een single fam ily and m ult ifam ily buildings.

W iscon sin : The Wisconsin code does not include m ult ifam ily buildings.

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Proj ect Folder

Con dit ion e d Floor Ar e a

2 0 0 6 I ECC/ Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a / N e w H a m psh ir e / Ge or gia :

CON D IT IO N E D FLOO R AR E A applies w hen any of t hese codes is select ed from t he Code m enu . I f you are det erm ining com pliance t o any of

t hese codes, you m ust ent er t he condit ioned floor area. I f t his inform at ion is not accurat e, t he result s w ill not be valid. The condit ioned floor area includes t he gross area of all h e a t e d and/ or coole d room s, including t he floor area of heat ed or cooled basem ent s.

H e a t in g Sy st e m Ty pe

Heat ing Sy st em Ty pe applies w hen New Yor k or Wisconsin is select ed from t he Code m enu .

N e w Yor k : The code has m ore st ringent envelope requirem ent s for buildings w it h elect ric resist ance heat ing. I f elect ric resist ance heat ing is used, select t he Elect r ic but t on . This opt ion should be select ed for dw ellings heat ed w it h baseboards, elect ric furnaces, and air - source heat pum ps cont aining an elect ric resist ance coil in t he air handler sect ion . I f t he dw elling is heat ed w it h non - elect ric fossil fuel or ground source heat pum ps, select t he Non - Elect r ic but t on . For exam ple, select Non - Elect r ic for air - t o- air heat pum ps inst alled w it h gas backup t hat DO NOT use an elect ric coil backup.

W iscon sin : The code has m ore st ringent heat ed hom es. I f t he dw elling is prim arily

(including elect ric heat pum ps) , select t he dw elling is prim arily heat ed w it h any ot her syst em , select t he Non - Elect r ic but t on .

requirem ent s for elect rically heat ed w it h elect ric heat Elect r ic but t on . I f t he

non - elect ric heat ing

Pr oj e ct D e t a ils

This sect ion is ent irely opt ional. The Pr oj ect Det ails sect ion has input fields ent it led Tit le/ Sit e/ Per m it , Ow ner / Agent , Designer / Cont r act or , and Not es. All of t he inform at ion ent ered in t hese fields is included in your proj ect report . Alt hough opt ional, t his inform at ion m ay be useful t o t he building depart m ent or as a w ay t o t rack and label your report s.

N e w H a m psh ir e : The Pr oj ect Det ails sect ions m ust be com plet ed for online perm it t ing in New Ham pshire.

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Tit le / Sit e / Pe r m it

Use t his sect ion t o ent er t he proj ect t it le, const ruct ion sit e locat ion inform at ion, perm it num ber, and perm it dat e.

Ow n e r / Age n t

Use t his sect ion t o ent er t he nam e and cont act inform at ion for t he building's ow ner/ agent .

D e sign e r / Con t r a ct or

Use t his sect ion t o ent er t he nam e and cont act inform at ion for t he building's designer/ cont ract or .

N ot e s

Ent er any addit ional inform at ion in t he Not es field.

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En v e lope Folde r

Bu ildin g Com pon e n t s

The but t ons on t he En v elope screen are used t o ent er all of t he

com ponent s in your building t hat separat e con d it ion e d spa ce from u n con d it ion e d space. More info. Only ent er com ponent s t hat w ill exist in t he building; you are not required t o click every but t on . As you click on t he but t ons, t he com ponent s are added t o t he t able on t he En v elope screen.

You m ay add as m any com ponent s as you need t o describe your building, including m ult iple com ponent s of t he sam e t ype. I f all com ponent s of one t ype ( e. g. , all ext erior w alls) have t he sam e const ruct ion charact erist ics ( e. g. , all are w ood- fram e, 16” o. c. w it h R- 13) , you m ay add t he square foot age of all of t hose com ponent s of

t hat t ype t oget her and insert only one row int o t he t able.

For all com ponent s except slab- on - grade ( ent ered as perim et er lengt h in feet ) , ent er t he gross area of t he com ponent . More info on calculat ing area t akeoffs. Short t ut orial on calculat ing area t akeoffs

The st at us bar m essage at t he bot t om of t he screen explains w hat

t ype of inform at ion goes int o t he current ly select ed field. To edit t he com ponent nam e, double- click in t he appropriat e cell in t he

Com pon en t colum n .

En t r ie s t h a t Ch a n ge Ba se d on Loca t ion a n d/ or Code Se le ct e d

There are ent ries on t he En v elope screen t hat m ay be included for cert ain locat ions and/ or cert ain codes select ed in t he Code m enu . These it em s are accessible from t he Opt ion s m enu .

I n loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of t h e f ollow in g code s is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a , Ar iz on a le ss t h a n 4 0 0 0 ft , Ge or gia ,

2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d:

Orient at ion ( Envelope) - Select t his t o enable t he Fr ont Faces drop list for t he building and creat e t he Or ient at ion colum n for

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w alls, w indow s, doors, and basem ent w alls. For w alls, use t he Or ien t at ion colum n t o select t he w all’s orient at ion relat ive t o t he front of t he building. To orient t he right and left side of t he building visualize yourself inside t he building facing t he front . Any w indow s or doors ent ered belonging t o a w all w it h a set orient at ion w ill have t he sam e orient at ion as t he parent w all.

Front Faces represent s t he angle of t he front face of t he building relat ive t o Nort h . I f t he building front faces Nort h, t he building orient at ion w ill be 0 degrees; if t he building front faces East , t his w ill be 90 degrees and so on . Select one of t he eight cardinal point s in t he drop list or choose Cu st om . Cu st om allow s t he user t o specify an angle ( in degrees) by rot at ing t he building using a diagram .

Loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or

2 0 0 3 I ECC is se le ct e d:

Overhang Proj ect ion Fact or ( Envelope) - I f an overhang exist s, select t his t o creat e t he Ov er hang Pr oj ect ion Fact or colum n . Ent er t he overhang’s proj ect ion fact or ( rat io of t he overhang w idt h t o t he overhang height above t he w indow sill) .

Com plia n ce Ba r

The soft w are perform s a sim ple U - fa ct or x Area ( UA) calculat ion for each building assem bly t o det erm ine t he overall UA of your building. The UA t hat w ould result from a building conform ing t o t he code requirem ent s is com pared against t he UA for your building. I f t he t ot al UA of your building is less t han or equal t o t he t ot al UA of t he code building, your building com plies w it h t he code and t he Com pliance field displays t he m essage " Passes. " A high - efficiency equipm ent t rade- off can also be perform ed.

Aft er you have filled in t he inform at ion about each com ponent , t he program com put es t he UA of your proposed building and t he UA of t he code building.

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code, dat a for at least t hree

com ponent s m ust be ent ered prior t o com pliance being det erm ined: a roof assem bly, w all assem bly, and floor assem bly . When at least

t hose t hree have been ent ered, a Check Com pliance but t on w ill appear . From t hat point forw ard, each t im e inform at ion is changed on

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t he screen, t he Check Com pliance but t on w ill need t o be clicked t o obt ain com pliance result s.

When any of t hese is t he select ed code and high - efficiency m echanical equipm ent has been ent ered, t w o separat e calculat ions are perform ed w hen t he Check Com pliance but t on is clicked - t he UA calculat ion and a perform ance calculat ion based on Sect ion 404 of t he code. The

lat t er is used only w hen com pliance by t ot al UA fails. I f t he

perform ance calculat ion is used, you m ay see a dialog pop up st at ing

t hat w eat her dat a for t his locat ion w as not found. Click OK if you have an act ive I nt ernet connect ion and t he w eat her dat a w ill be

dow nloaded.

Ce ilin gs

Ceilings include opaque port ions of t he bu ild in g e n v e lope t hat are above con dit ion e d spa ce and are horizont al or t ilt ed at less t han 60 degrees from horizont al.

Select t he Ce ilin g but t on t o add a ceiling com ponent t o t he

descript ion of your design on t he Env elope screen . Each unique ceiling assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple ceiling elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion charact erist ics m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h appropriat e t ot al area.

Ce ilin g Ty pe s

Aft er select ing t he Ceiling but t on, a new ceiling t he t able and a popup m enu is displayed in t he Choose from t he follow ing ceiling t ypes:

assem bly is added t o Assem bly field.

Flat Ceiling or Scissor Truss - Wood- fram e ceiling st ruct ures w it h at t ics in w hich bat t or loose- fill insulat ion is placed bet w een and

on t op of st ruct ural ceiling m em bers.

Cat hedral Ceiling ( no at t ic) - Sloped, w ood- fram e ceiling st ruct ures w it hout at t ic spaces.

Raised or Energy Truss - Wood- fram e ceiling st ruct ures w it h raised or oversized t russ const ruct ion allow ing t he insulat ion t o achieve it s full t hickness over t he plat e lines of ext erior w alls.

2 0 0 3 / 2 0 0 6 I ECC/ Pim a Cou n t y / N e w H a m psh ir e / Ge or gia

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St e e l Tr u ss - Roof / ce ilin g a sse m blie s t h a t con t a in cold - for m e d st e e l t r u ss fr a m in g .

St e e l Joist / Ra ft e r , 1 6 " o . c. - An y 1 6 " o . c.

 

r oof/ ce ilin g a sse m bly t h a t con t a in s con v e n t ion a l C-

 

sh a pe d, cold - for m e d st e e l fr a m in g .

St e e l Joist / Ra ft e r , 2 4 " o . c. - An y 2 4 " o . c.

 

r oof/ ce ilin g a sse m bly t h a t con t a in s con v e n t ion a l C-

 

sh a pe d, cold - for m e d st e e l fr a m in g .

St ruct ural I nsulat ed Panels ( SI Ps) - Typically 4" t o 6" st ressed- skin panels w it h foam insulat ion sandw iched bet w een orient ed st rand- board ( OSB) . For SI Ps assem blies, you m ust provide t he m anufact urer - report ed R- v a lu e in t he CON T IN U OU S I N SU LA T ION

R- Valu e field.

Ot her - Ceiling assem blies t hat do not fit int o any of t he ot her

ceiling t ypes, including st eel- fram ed roofs. I f you use t he Ot h er ceiling t ype, you m ust ent er an overall U - fa ct or for t he ent ire ceiling assem bly ( including air film s) . Be prepared t o provide

t he building depart m ent w it h m anufact urers' lit erat ure or docum ent at ion of U- fact or calculat ions.

Ce ilin g Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area - Ent er t he gross area of t he ceiling com ponent in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. The gross ceiling area includes t he area of all skylight s w it hin t he ceiling. You m ust link t he ceiling t o t he skylight s w it hin t hat ceiling by using t he t ree on t he left side of

t he Env elope screen . To link a sk y lig h t t o a ceiling assem bly, drag t he skylight label on t he t ree t o t he ceiling label and release t he m ouse. The ceiling area should be m easured on t he slope of t he finished int erior surface.

Ca v it y I n su la t ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any insulat ion t o be inst alled in t he cavit ies bet w een ceiling st ruct ural

m em bers, including all blow n insulat ion . The insulat ing values of ot her part s of t he building assem blies ( e. g. , gypsum board and air film s) are account ed for by t he program and should not be included.

Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any cont inuous ceiling insulat ion . Con t in u ou s in su la t ion is

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insulat ion t hat runs cont inuously over st ruct ural m em bers and is free of significant t herm al bridging; such as rigid foam insulat ion above t he ceiling deck . For vent ilat ed ceilings, insulat ing

sheat hing m ust be placed bet w een t he condit ioned space and t he vent ilat ed port ion of t he ceiling ( t ypically applied t o t he

t russes or raft ers im m ediat ely behind t he dryw all or ot her ceiling finish m at erial) . For st ruct ural insulat ed panels, ent er t he

m anufact urer - report ed R- value for t he ent ire assem bly .

Assem bly U- Fact or - I f you have select ed t he Ot h er ceiling t ype opt ion, ent er t he overall U- fact or of t he ceiling assem bly including ext erior and int erior air film s. Do not include t he finished ceiling in t he U- fact or calculat ion if t he space bet w een ceiling and ceiling st ruct ure is used as an HVAC plenum .

Building depart m ent s m ay require support ing docum ent at ion for assem blies ent ered using t he Ot h er ceiling t ype and U- Fact or field.

Sk y ligh t s

Skylight s are defined as any t ransparent or t ranslucent sect ion in a building ce ilin g . Gla z in g having a slope less t han 60 degrees from horizont al is considered a sk y lig h t , w hile glazing having a slope great er t han 60 degrees from horizont al is considered a w indow .

Click t he Sk y ligh t but t on t o add a skylight com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he En v elope screen . Each unique skylight assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple skylight elem ent s having t he sam e charact erist ics m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al area.

Skylight s m ust be linked t o t heir corresponding ceiling com ponent . Link a skylight t o a ceiling by using t he t ree on t he left side of t he En v elope screen . Drag t he skylight label on t he t ree t o t he ceiling label and release t he m ouse.

Sk y ligh t Ty pe s

Fram e Type - The fram e t ype enables you t o ident ify t he skylight fram e m at erial. Use Ot h er for fram e t ypes t hat do not fit int o any of t he ot her fram e t ypes.

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Glazing Layers - The glazing layers field enables you t o ident ify

t he num ber of glazing layers in t he skylight s ( i. e. , single, double, or t riple) . Double Pane w it h Low - E is included because t he perform ance im pact of low - em issivit y film s is sim ilar t o t hat of addit ional glass layers.

Sk y ligh t Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area - Ent er t he area of t he ent ire skylight com ponent in square feet ( ft 2 ) in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. Skylight area is t he int erior surface area of t he ent ire assem bly, including glazing and fram ing elem ent s. The nom inal area or rough opening is also accept able.

U - Fa ct o r - Ent er t he U- fact or for each com ponent in it s

corresponding U- Fact or field. U- fact ors for glazing m ust be

t est ed and docum ent ed by t he m anufact urer in accordance w it h t he NFRC t est procedure or t aken from t he default glazing U- fact ors t able in default t ables. Cent er - of- glass U- fact ors cannot be used.

SH GC - t his input w ill appear in cer t ain locat ions or w hen cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient enables you t o specify t he glazing’s effect iveness in rej ect ing solar heat gain . SHGC is part of a syst em for rat ing glazing perform ance used by t he Nat ional Fenest rat ion Rat ing Council ( NFRC) . [ W ill a ppe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0

H D D w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g code s is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in clim a t e z on e s 1 - 3

( n ot 3 m a r in e ) w h e n Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a 2 0 0 6 I ECC le ss t h a n 4 0 0 0 ft , Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

W a lls

Select t he Wall but t on t o add an above- grade w all com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he Env elope screen . Each unique above- grade w all assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e

com ponent , but m ult iple w all elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h appropriat e t ot al area.

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W a ll Ty pe s

Wood Fram e, 16" o. c. - Wood fram e w alls w it h 16" on - cent er

st ud spacing. The cat egory is int ended prim arily for light - w eight w alls but m ay also be used for w alls w it h m asonry veneers.

Wood Fram e, 24" o. c. - Wood fram e w alls w it h 24" on - cent er

st ud spacing. The cat egory is int ended prim arily for light - w eight w alls but m ay also be used for w alls w it h m asonry veneers.

St eel Fram e, 16" o. c. - St eel fram e ( st ud) w alls of any gauge or dept h, w it h 16" on - cent er st ud spacing. The cat egory is

int ended prim arily for light - w eight w alls but m ay also be used for w alls w it h m asonry veneers.

St eel Fram e, 24" o. c. - St eel fram e ( st ud) w alls of any gauge or dept h, w it h 24" on - cent er st ud spacing. The cat egory is

int ended prim arily for light - w eight w alls but m ay also be used for w alls w it h m asonry veneers.

Solid Concret e or Masonry - Solid precast or poured- in - place

concret e as w ell as concret e m asonry unit s w it h grout ed cells. I n m aking t his select ion, you m ust also indicat e w het her t he insulat ion w ill be locat ed on t he int erior or ext erior of t he w all. I f insulat ion w ill be placed on bot h t he int erior and ext erior of

t he w all, select t he opt ion corresponding t o t he larger insulat ive R- v a lu e . For exam ple, if R- 5 ext erior sheat hing w ill be used

w it h R- 13 int erior ca v it y in su la t ion on a furred out concret e w all, select t he I nt er ior I nsulat ion opt ion . To receive full credit for light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot her w all

t ype.

Masonry Block w it h Em pt y Cells - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h at least 50% of t he cells free of grout . I n m aking t his select ion, you m ust also indicat e w het her t he insulat ion w ill be

locat ed on t he int erior or ext erior of t he w all. I f insulat ion w ill be placed on bot h t he int erior and ext erior of t he w all, select t he opt ion corresponding t o t he larger insulat ive R- value. To receive full credit for light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he

Ot her w all t ype.

Masonry Block w it h I nt egral I nsulat ion - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h int egral insulat ion, such as perlit e or rigid foam insert s. I nt egral insulat ion m eans insulat ion placed w it hin t he

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cells. Select ing t his w all t ype gives you credit for int egral insulat ion . DO NOT ent er values for cavit y R- value and

cont inuous R- value unless addit ional insulat ion w ill be inst alled. I n m aking t his select ion, you m ust also indicat e w het her t he addit ional insulat ion w ill be locat ed on t he int erior or ext erior of t he w all. I f addit ional insulat ion w ill be placed on bot h t he

int erior and ext erior of t he w all, select t he opt ion corresponding t o t he larger insulat ive R- value. To receive full credit for light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er w all t ype.

Log - Walls const ruct ed from 5" or larger nom inal w idt h logs.

Select t he applicable w ood species and t he log t hickness

( nom inal w idt h) from t he list s. See t he list of w ood species at t he bot t om of t his page.

NOTE: Concret e, m asonry, and " qualifying" log w alls receive a m ass w all credit in som e locat ions. I n order t o qualify for t his credit , t he heat capacit y of t he ext erior w all m ust be great er t han or equal t o 6 Bt u/ ft 2 ° F [ 123 kj / m 2 ° K] of ext erior w all area. Masonry and concret e w alls having a m ass great er t han or equal t o 30 lb/ ft 2 of ext erior w all area ( 146 kg/ m 2) w ill m eet t his requirem ent . Masonry and concret e

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w alls w it h lesser m ass should be ent ered as w ood- fram ed w alls. For log w alls, t he heat capacit y w ill be dependent on t he specified w ood species and nom inal w idt h . The insulat ing value of t he logs

t hem selves is account ed for in t he soft w are. You should only ent er a cavit y R- value if t here is addit ional insulat ion being used.

V e r m o n t : The Verm ont resident ial code has lesser overall t herm al envelope requirem ent s but great er heat ing syst em efficiency requirem ent s for log w all hom es. Cont act t he Depart m ent of Public Service t o find out m ore about log hom es and t heir requirem ent s.

St ruct ural I nsulat ed Panels - Typically 4" t o 6" st ressed- skin panels w it h foam insulat ion sandw iched bet w een orient ed

st rand- board ( OSB) . For SI Ps assem blies, you m ust provide t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field.

I nsulat ed Concret e Form s - I CFs are insulat ing, st ay - in - place form s for poured concret e w alls. The form s, w hich rem ain a perm anent part of t he w all assem bly, are eit her pre- form ed int erlocking blocks or separat e panels connect ed w it h plast ic t ies. For I CF syst em s, you m ust provide t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field. This R- value should include air film s and all m at erials used in t he assem bly, including insulat ion but excluding soil effect s. The effect s of m ort ar j oint s and st eel fram ing reinforcem ent t hat penet rat es insulat ion m ust be included. Do NOT ent er t he R- value of t he insulat ion only . To det erm ine t he t ot al assem bly R- value, m anufact urers m ay use t he Series- Parallel m et hod described in t he ASHRAE Fundam ent als Handbook or m ay provide t hird- part y independent t est result s from a physical

t est ing laborat ory . Accept able physical t est ing procedures include ASTM C177, ASTM C518, ASTM C236 or ASTM C976 . Test ed R- value result s should be included w it h perm it subm it t als.

Ot her - Wall assem blies t hat do not fit int o any of t he ot her above- grade w all t ypes. Also use t he Ot her w all t ype t o receive

full credit for t he ext ra insulat ive value of light - w eight

(insulat ed) concret e w alls. You m ust ent er an overall U - f a ct o r for t he ent ire w all assem bly ( including air film s) . Be prepared t o provide t he building depart m ent w it h m anufact urers' lit erat ure or docum ent at ion of U- fact or calculat ions.

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W isco n sin : Assem bly U- fact ors ent ered under t he Ot h er w all t ype m ust be approved t hrough t he Depart m ent of Com m erce.

W a ll Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area - Ent er t he gross area of t he w all com ponent in t he

Gr oss Ar ea field. The gr oss w a ll a r e a includes t he area of all

w indow s and doors w it hin t he w all. You m ust link t he w all t o t he w indow s and doors w it hin t hat w all by using t he t ree on t he left side of t he Env elope screen . To link a w indow or door t o a w all, drag t he w indow or door label on t he t ree t o t he w all label and release t he m ouse. The gross w all area also includes t he peripheral edges of floors ( t he area of t he band j oist and subfloor bet w een floors) .

The gross area of any individual w all of a condit ioned basem ent w it h an average dept h less t han 50% below grade should be ent ered as a w all ( not as a basem ent ) . I n t his case, t he gross w all area includes t he below - grade port ion of t he w all and t he areas of doors and w indow s w it hin t hose w alls.

Cavit y I nsulat ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any insulat ion t o be inst alled in t he cavit ies bet w een above- grade w all st ruct ural m em bers. The insulat ing values of ot her part s of t he building assem bly ( e. g. , gypsum board and air film s) are account ed for by t he program and should not be included.

Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any

con t in u ou s in su la t ion in t he above- grade w all. Cont inuous insulat ion is cont inuous over fr am ing m em bers or furring st rips and is free of significant t herm al bridging. The R- values of ot her part s of t he building assem bly ( e. g. , gypsum board and air film s) are account ed for by t he program and should not be ent ered.

I nsulat ing sheat hing inst alled on t he ext erior of above- grade w alls is an exam ple of cont inuous insulat ion . For st ruct ural

insulat ed panels and insulat ed concret e form s, ent er t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value for t he ent ire assem bly .

Assem bly U- Fact or - I f you have select ed t he Ot her w all t ype, ent er t he overall U- fact or of t he above- grade w all assem bly including ext erior and int erior air film s. Building depart m ent s m ay require support ing docum ent at ion for assem blies ent ered using t he Ot her w all t ype and U- Fact or field.

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Orient at ion - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen

cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . See Opt ions Menu

[ W ill a p pe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of

t h e follow in g cod e s is se le ct e d:

1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or

2 0 0 3 I ECC, or a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a ,

Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

Log W ood Spe cie s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spe cie s

Abbr e v ia t ion

Spe cie s

 

Abbr e v ia t ion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baldcypress

CYP

Red-

 

RP- N

 

 

 

Canadian

 

 

 

 

 

Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas

DFL

Short leaf

 

SLP

 

Fir - Larch

 

Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Spruce-

ESPF

Slash Pine

 

SHP

 

Pine- Fir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East ern

ESW

Sout hern

 

SP

 

Soft w oods

 

Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East ern

ES

Sugar

 

SUP

 

Spruce

 

Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East ern

EWP

Tam arack

 

TAM

 

Whit e Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hem - Fir

HF

W.

 

WSPF

 

 

 

Spruce-

 

 

 

 

 

Pine- Fir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ncense

I C

West ern

 

WRC- N

 

Cedar

 

Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Canadian

 

 

 

Cedar

 

 

 

 

 

Loblolly

LBP

West ern

WRC

Pine

 

Red Cedar

 

 

 

 

 

Longleaf

LLP

West ern

WS

Pine

 

Soft w oods

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed

MSP

West ern

WWP

Sout hern

 

Whit e

 

Pine

 

Pine

 

 

 

 

 

Ponderosa

PP

Whit e

WC

Pine

 

Cedar

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cedar

RC

Whit e Fir

WF

 

 

 

 

Red Oak

RO

Whit e

WO

 

 

Oak

 

 

 

 

 

Red Pine

RP

Yellow

YC

 

 

Cedar

 

 

 

 

 

W in dow s

Window s are defined as any t ransparent or t ranslucent sect ion in an ext erior building w all including glass block but excluding glass doors

(w hich are ent ered using t he D o o r but t on) . Gla z in g having a slope great er t han 60 degrees from horizont al is considered a w indow w hile glazing having a slope less t han 60 degrees from horizont al is considered a sk y lig h t .

Click t he Win dow but t on t o add a w indow com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he En v elope screen . Each unique

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w indow assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple w indow elem ent s having t he sam e charact erist ics m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h an appropriat e t ot al area.

Window s m ust be linked t o t heir corresponding w all com ponent . Link

aw indow t o a w all by using t he t ree label on t he left side of t he En v elope screen . Drag t he w indow or door label on t he t ree t o t he w all label and release t he m ouse. Window s in t he ext erior w alls of condit ioned basem ent s should be included in t he t able and should be

linked t o t heir corresponding ba se m e n t w a ll assem bly . Window s in u n con d it ion e d basem ent s are NOT included.

W in dow Ty pe s

Fram e Type - The fram e t ype enables you t o ident ify t he w indow fram e m at erial. Use Ot h er for fram e t ypes t hat do not fit int o

any of t he ot her fram e t ypes.

Glazing Layers - The glazing layers enables you t o ident ify t he

num ber of glazing layers in t he w indow s ( i. e. , single, double, or t riple) . Double Pane w it h Low - E is included because t he perform ance im pact of low - em issivit y film s is sim ilar t o t hat of addit ional glass layers.

W in dow Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area - Ent er t he area of t he ent ire w indow com ponent in square feet ( ft 2 ) in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. Window area is t he int erior surface area of t he ent ire assem bly, including glazing, sash, curbing, and ot her fram ing elem ent s. The nom inal area or rough opening is also accept able for flat w indow s.

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or

Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code, t he soft w are w ill aut om at ically exem pt 15 ft 2 t ot al of glazed fenest rat ion area ent ered by t he user as per t he code.

U - Fa ct or - Ent er t he U- fact or for each com ponent in it s

corresponding U- Fact or field. U- fact ors for glazing m ust be

t est ed and docum ent ed by t he m anufact urer in accordance w it h t he NFRC t est procedure or t aken from t he default glazing U-

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fact ors t able in t he default t ables. Cent er - of- glass U- fact ors cannot be used.

M in n e so t a : The Minnesot a resident ial code furt her requires t hat t he area- w eight ed average U- fact or of all foundat ion

w indow s 5 . 6 ft 2 and less not exceed 0 . 51 . The area-

w eight ed average U- fact or of all skylight s m ay not exceed 0 . 55 . The area- w eight ed average U- fact or for all ot her

w indow s and sliding glass doors m ay not exceed 0 . 37 .

SH GC - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient enables you t o specify t he glazing’s

effect iveness in rej ect ing solar heat gain . SHGC is part of a syst em for rat ing glazing perform ance used by t he Nat ional Fenest rat ion Rat ing Council ( NFRC) . [ W ill a ppe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g cod e s is

se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC , 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in clim a t e z on e s 1 - 3 ( n ot 3 m a r in e ) w h e n Pim a Cou n t y ,

Ar iz on a 2 0 0 6 I ECC le ss t h a n 4 0 0 0 ft , Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

Orient at ion - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . Orient at ion - see Opt ions Menu [ W ill a ppe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D

w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g code s is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a

Cou n t y , Ar iz on a , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, Ge or gia , or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

D oor s

Click t he D oor but t on t o add a door com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he Env elope screen . Each unique door assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple door elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al area.

D oor Ty pe s

Solid ( under 50% gla z in g ) - Ext erior doors t hat are m ost ly opaque ( i. e. , glass covers 50% or less of t he door's ar ea) .

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Glass ( over 50% glazing) - Ext erior doors t hat are m ost ly glazed ( i. e. , glass covers m ore t han 50% of t he door's area) .

Sidelit es: Decorat ive door sidelit es can be included w it h t he door area and U - f a ct o r if an aggregat e U- fact or is know n for t he ent ire assem bly ( t he door plus all sidelit es) . I f t he U- fact or

rat ing does not include t he sidelit es, ent er t he sidelit es separat ely as w indow s and use a default glazing U- fact or from t he default t ables.

D oor Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area - Ent er t he t ot al area of t he door in square feet ( ft 2 ) including any glazed port ions in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. The

nom inal area or rough opening is also accept able.

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or

Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code, t he soft w are w ill aut om at ically exem pt one opaque door

(up t o 40 ft 2 ) ent ered by t he user as per t he code. The door w it h t he highest U- fact or is exem pt ed. I n

com binat ion w it h ot her glazed fenest rat ion ent ered by t he user, up t o 15 ft 2 t ot al of glazed fenest rat ion w ill be

aut om at ically exem pt ed by t he soft w are as per t he code.

U- Fact or - Door U- fact ors m ust be t est ed and docum ent ed by

t he m anufact urer in accordance w it h t he NFRC t est procedure or t aken from t he default door U- fact ors t able.

SH GC - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen

cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . For glass doors, t he Solar Heat Gain Coefficient enables you t o specify t he glazing’s effect iveness in rej ect ing solar heat gain . SHGC is part of a syst em for rat ing glazing perform ance used by t he Nat ional Fenest rat ion Rat ing Council ( NFRC) . [ W ill a ppe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g cod e s is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC , 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in clim a t e z on e s 1 - 3 ( n ot 3 m a r in e ) w h e n Pim a Cou n t y ,

Ar iz on a 2 0 0 6 I ECC le ss t h a n 4 0 0 0 ft , Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

Orient at ion - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . Orient at ion - see Opt ions Menu [ W ill a ppe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D

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w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0

I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a , Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is

se le ct e d . ]

I f t he door is rat ed w it h an aggregat e R- v a lu e ( an R- value t hat includes bot h t he glass and opaque area) , t he follow ing equat ion applies:

I f an opaque door cont ains glass and an aggregat e R- value or U- fact or rat ing for t hat door is not available, ent er t he door's glass area as a separat e glazing com ponent , ent er t he opaque area as an opaque door com ponent , and ent er an opaque door U- fact or t aken from t he default t ables. The U- fact ors list ed in t he default t ables are only for doors

w it hout glass.

Ba se m e n t s

Any individual w all of a condit ioned basem ent wit h an average dept h 50% or m ore below grade should be ent ered using t he Basem en t but t on . Walls of condit ioned basem ent s w it h an average dept h LESS

t han 50% below grade should be ent ered as an above- grade w all using t he Wall but t on .

Click t he Basem en t but t on t o add a ba se m e n t w a ll com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he En v elope screen . Each unique basem ent w all assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple basem ent w all elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al area.

2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 / 2 0 0 6 I ECC require ext erior foundat ion w all insulat ion t o have a rigid, opaque, and w eat her - resist ant covering t hat prevent s t he degradat ion of t he insulat ion's perform ance. The prot ect ive covering m ust cover t he exposed ( above- grade) area of t he insulat ion and

ext end t o a m inim um of 6 in . ( 153 m m ) below grade.

Ba se m e n t W a ll Ty pe s

Solid Concret e or Masonry - Solid precast or poured- in - place concret e as w ell as concret e m asonry unit s w it h grout ed cells.

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To receive full credit for light - weight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er basem ent w all t ype.

Masonry Block w it h Em pt y Cells - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h at least 50% of t he cells free of grout . To receive full credit for light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er basem ent w all t ype.

Masonry Block w it h I nt egral I nsulat ion - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h int egral insulat ion, such as perlit e or rigid foam insert s. I nt egral insulat ion m eans insulat ion placed w it hin t he cells. Select ing t his w all t ype gives you credit for int egral

insulat ion . DO NOT ent er values for cavit y R- v a lu e and

cont inuous R- value unless addit ional insulat ion w ill be inst alled. To receive full credit for light - weight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er basem ent w all t ype.

Wood Fram e - Wood- fram e w alls w it h any st ud spacing.

I nsulat ed Concret e Form s - I CFs are insulat ing, st ay - in - place form s for poured concret e w alls. The form s, w hich rem ain a perm anent part of t he w all assem bly, are eit her pre- form ed int erlocking blocks or separat e panels connect ed w it h plast ic t ies. For I CF syst em s, you m ust provide t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field. The assem bly R- value should include air film s and all m at erials used

in t he assem bly, including insulat ion but excluding soil effect s. The effect s of m ort ar j oint s and st eel fram ing reinforcem ent

t hat penet rat es insulat ion m ust be included. Do NOT ent er only t he R- value of t he insulat ion . To det erm ine t he t ot al assem bly R- value, m anufact urers m ay use t he Series- Parallel m et hod described in t he ASHRAE Fundam ent als Handbook, or m ay provide t hird- part y independent t est result s from a physical

t est ing laborat ory . Accept able physical t est ing procedures include ASTM C177, ASTM C518, ASTM C236 or ASTM C976 . Test ed R- value result s should be included w it h perm it subm it t als.

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Ot her - Basem ent w all assem blies t hat do not fit int o any of t he ot her basem ent w all t ypes. Also use t he Ot h er basem ent w all

t ype t o receive full credit for t he ext ra insulat ive value of light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls. I f you use t he Ot h er basem ent w all t ype, you m ust ent er an overall U - f a ct o r for t he ent ire w all assem bly ( including int erior air film but excluding eart h) . Be prepared t o provide U- fact or calculat ions or docum ent at ion from m anufact urer's lit erat ure t o t he building depart m ent .

W isco n sin : Assem bly U- fact ors ent ered under t he Ot h er w all t ype m ust be approved t hrough t he Depart m ent of Com m erce.

Ba se m e n t Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Aft er select ing a basem ent w all t ype, a basem ent w all illust rat ion w ill appear w it h input boxes for t he basem ent w all height , dept h below grade, and dept h of insulat ion . The illust rat ion helps ident ify t he dim ensions being request ed. You m ay ent er basem ent w all

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dim ensions direct ly int o t his illust rat ion and select t he OK but t on t o have t hem t ransferred t o t he corresponding row in t he t able on t he En v elope screen . I f you prefer t o ent er t he dim ensions direct ly int o

t he t able on t he En v elope screen, you can select Can cel t o rem ove t he illust rat ion w it hout ent ering dim ensions. To view t he basem ent w all illust rat ion and input s at a lat er t im e, click t he right - m ouse but t on anyw here on t he basem ent row and select Edit Basem ent I nput s from t he popup m enu .

Wall Height - Provide t he height of t he w all ( ft ) as m easured from t he t op of t he w all t o basem ent floor . I f t he height is not uniform , provide an average height . I f you are ent ering a part ial basem ent w all com ponent ( such as w ood kneew alls) , ent er t he height of t he w all sect ion inst ead of t he height of t he ent ire w all.

Dept h Below Grade - Provide t he dept h ( ft ) t hat t he w all ext ends

from t he finished out side grade surface t o t he basem ent floor . I f t he grade is sloped or uneven, provide an average dept h below grade. I f you are ent ering a part ial basem ent w all com ponent

(such as w ood kneew alls) , ent er t he dept h below grade of t he w all sect ion inst ead of t he dept h below grade of t he ent ire w all. For w ood kneew alls, t he w all sect ion m ay be ent irely above grade, in w hich case you w ould ent er 0 .

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Dept h of I nsulat ion - Basem ent insulat ion requirem ent s are for t he full dept h of t he basem ent w all ( up t o 10 ft ) . RESch eck , how ever, allow s t he dept h of t he basem ent w all insulat ion t o be

t raded against ot her envelope com ponent s. Therefore, you m ust indicat e t he dept h ( ft ) of t he insulat ion you int end t o inst all on your basem ent w all as m easured from t he t op of t he w all t o

w here t he insulat ion st ops. The insulat ion m ust ext end from t he t op of t he basem ent w all dow nw ard t o a dept h equal t o t he value ent ered in t his field. Not e t hat for a fully insulat ed w all t he dept h of insulat ion should be equal t o t he height of t he w all. For basem ent w alls w it h non - uniform insulat ion dept hs, ent er an average. RESch eck accept s basem ent insulat ion dept hs from 0

t o 12 ft . I f you ent er an insulat ion dept h of 0, t he program assum es no insulat ion is inst alled regardless of t he values in t he Cav it y I nsulat ion R- Value and Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value fields.

Gross Area - Ent er t he gross area of t he basem ent w all

com ponent in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. The gross basem ent w all area includes t he area of all w indow s and doors w it hin t he w all. You m ust link t he w all t o t he w indow s and doors w it hin t hat w all by using t he t ree on t he left side of t he Env elope screen . To link a w indow or door t o a w all, drag t he w indow or door label on t he t ree t o t he w all label and release t he m ouse.

The gross area of any individual w all of a condit ioned basem ent w it h an average dept h less t han 50% below grade should be ent ered as a w all ( not as a basem ent ) .

Ca v it y I n su la t ion R- Value - I f t he basem ent w ill be furred,

provide t he R- value of t he insulat ion t o be inst alled bet w een furring in t he Cav it y I nsulat ion R- Value field. Do not include t he R- value of ot her m at erials ( such as int erior dryw all) .

Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value - Ent er con t in u ou s in su la t ion in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field. Cont inuous insulat ion includes ext erior rigid foam product s and any cont inuous insulat ion inst alled on t he ext erior or int erior of an unfurred basem ent w all. For I CFs, ent er t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value for t he ent ire assem bly in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field.

M in n e sot a : R- 5 is t he m inim um basem ent w all insulat ion R- value allow ed by t he Minnesot a resident ial code.

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Orient at ion - t his input w ill appear for cer t ain locat ions or w hen cer t ain codes ar e select ed in t he Code m enu . Orient at ion - see Opt ions Menu

[ W ill a p pe a r in loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a , Ge or g ia , 2 0 0 6

I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d . ]

Ex a m ple 1 : W ood Kn e e w a lls

Assum e a basem ent is t o be const ruct ed w it h 3- ft - high w ood kneew alls built on a 5 - ft - high concret e foundat ion . R- 13 insulat ion w ill be

inst alled in t he w ood kneew all cavit ies and R- 5 rigid insulat ion w ill be inst alled on t he concret e foundat ion w alls.

The w ood kneew alls are com plet ely above grade and fully insulat ed. The concret e foundat ion w alls are 4 ft below grade and fully insulat ed.

Creat e one basem ent w all com ponent for t he w ood kneew alls and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

3 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

0 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

3 ft .

Creat e a second basem ent w all com ponent for t he concret e foundat ion and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

5 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

4 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

5 ft .

Tw o basem ent w all com ponent s w ill be added t o your list of building com ponent s. Provide t he gr oss w a ll a r e a of t he w ood kneew alls and ent er t he insulat ion R- value as R- 13 in t he Cav it y I nsulat ion R- Value field. Provide t he gross w all area of t he concret e foundat ion w alls and ent er t he cont inuous R- value as R- 5 in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field.

Ex a m ple 2 : W a lk - Ou t Ba se m e n t

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Assum e an 8 - ft . basem ent is t o be built on a slope so t hat t he front w all is 7 ft . below grade and t he rear w all is t ot ally above grade. The ground level along bot h side w alls is sloped so t hat approxim at ely 50% of each w all is below grade. The rear basem ent w all w ill be w ood- fram e const ruct ion w it h R- 19 ca v it y in su la t ion . The ot her t hree

w alls w ill be concret e w alls w it h R- 10 rigid insulat ion . All four w alls w ill be fully insulat ed.

Creat e one basem ent com ponent for t he front w all and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

8 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

7 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

8 ft .

The t w o side w alls are at least 50% below grade, so t hey are ent ered as a basem ent w all com ponent . I f t hey w ere less t han 50% below grade, t hey w ould be ent ered as an above- grade w all com ponent . Therefore, creat e a second basem ent w all com ponent for t he t w o side w alls and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

8 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

4 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

8 ft .

The rear w all is fully above grade and should be ent ered as an above- grade w all using t he Wall but t on . Not e t hat t he basem ent floor along t his w all should be considered a slab- on - grade com ponent . Creat e a slab com ponent using t he Floor but t on and ent er t he lengt h of t he basem ent floor along t his w all in t he Gr oss Ar ea or Slab Per im et er field.

Ex a m ple 3 : Be low - Gr a de Ex t e r ior I n su la t ion

An 8 - ft . high by 21 - ft . w ide foundat ion w all is 7 ft . below grade and is t o be insulat ed using R- 5 ext erior rigid foam . The insulat ion w ill st art at grade level and run dow n t o t he bot t om of t he foundat ion w all.

There is 1 foot of uninsulat ed exposed above- grade w all. The w all has no openings.

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This w all is ent ered in RESch eck by creat ing t w o basem ent w all com ponent s. The first com ponent w ill be used for ent ering t he uninsulat ed above- grade port ion of t he w all.

Click t he Basem en t but t on and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

1 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

0 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

0 ft .

The second com ponent w ill be used grade port ion of t he w all. Click t he t he follow ing inform at ion:

for ent ering t he insulat ed below - Basem en t but t on again and ent er

Wall Height

7 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

7 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

7 ft .

Aft er t hese com ponent s have been creat ed, ent er t he gross area of each com ponent and t he R- value of t he insulat ion used on t he below - grade com ponent .

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Ex a m ple 4 : D r a pe d I n t e r ior I n su la t ion

Som e builders choose t o insulat e t he int erior of basem ent w alls w it h faced insulat ion bat t s. Som e product s have reinforced st apling t abs at t he t op and bot t om of t he bat t s for inst allat ion on furring st rips using a ham m er - st apler . They m ight also be pow er - nailed direct ly t o a solid concret e or block w all or inst alled on pins glued direct ly t o t he foundat ion w all. The bat t s t ypically com e in 4 - ft . w ide rolls, and are som et im es inst alled on only t he t op 4 ft . of t he w all.

A solid concret e basem ent has 10 - ft . high w alls and is buried 9 ft . below grade. Foil faced, R- 11 ( 4 - ft . w ide roll) basem ent bat t insulat ion is t o be inst alled horizont ally on t he upper 4 ft . of t he

int erior of t he basem ent w alls. Click t he Basem en t but t on, select t he Solid Concr et e or Masonr y opt ion, and ent er t he follow ing inform at ion:

Wall Height

10 ft .

 

Dept h Below Grade

9 ft .

Dept h of I nsulat ion

4 ft .

Wit h t hese input s, t he soft w are w ill assum e t he low er 6 ft . of t he w all is uninsulat ed. The R- value of t he uninsulat ed concret e w all is

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provided by t he soft w are and should not be ent ered by t he user . Aft er t he basem ent com ponent has been creat ed, ent er t he sum of t he gross area of all ext erior basem ent w alls in t he Gr oss Ar ea field and ent er t he assem bly R- value ( R- 11) in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field. Not e t hat t he gross area equals t he sum of t he insulat ed and uninsulat ed areas. I f addit ional row s of bat t insulat ion are

inst alled t o cover t he low er 4 - ft . of t he basem ent w all or t he bat t roll is inst alled in vert ical st rips, t hen t he insulat ion R- value should be

ent ered in t he Cav it y I nsulat ion R- Value field because t here w ill be breaks in t he insulat ion at t he j oint s bet w een t he bat t s.

Floor s

Click t he Floor but t on t o add a floor com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he Env elope screen . Each unique exposed floor assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple floor elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al area. Slab- on - grade

com ponent s include all slab edges t hat are part of t he bu ildin g

e n v e lope and are less t han 12" below grade ( i. e. , all edges separat ing condit ioned from u n con dit ion e d space) . Edges of slab floors over 12" below grade ( such as basem ent floors) are not subj ect t o code requirem ent s and do not need t o be ent ered in t he soft w are. Each unique concret e slab/ insulat ion com binat ion ( i. e. , insulat ion R- v a lu e and dept h) should be ent ered separat ely, but all slabs sharing

insulat ion m et hods m ay be ent ered as a single com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al perim et er lengt h .

2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 / 2 0 0 6 I ECC require slab perim et er insulat ion t o have a rigid, opaque, and w eat her - resist ant covering t hat prevent s t he degradat ion of t he insulat ion’s perform ance. The prot ect ive covering m ust cover t he exposed ( above- grade) area of t he insulat ion and ext end t o a m inim um of 6 inches ( 153 m m ) below grade.

Floor Ty pe s

All- Wood Joist / Truss - Any st ruct ural w ood floor in w hich insulat ion is placed bet w een t he st ruct ural m em bers; e. g. , bat t insulat ion bet w een w ood floor j oist s.

2 0 0 3 / 2 0 0 6 I ECC/ Pim a Cou n t y / N e w H a m psh ir e / Ge or gia

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St e e l Fr a m e , 1 6 " o . c. - An y 1 6 " o . c. floor a sse m bly

t h a t con t a in s C- sh a pe d, cold - for m e d st e e l fr a m in g .

St e e l Fr a m e , 2 4 " o . c. - An y 2 4 " o . c. floor a sse m bly

t h a t con t a in s C- sh a pe d, cold - for m e d st e e l fr a m in g .

Slab- On - Grade Unheat ed - A slab t hat is not heat ed.

Slab- On - Grade Heat ed - A heat ed slab is one in w hich t he

heat ing elem ent s or hot air dist ribut ion syst em is in cont act w it h or placed w it hin t he slab or subgrade. Heat ed slabs have higher insulat ion requirem ent s t han unheat ed slabs under t he code.

M in n e sot a : R- 5 is t he m inim um slab perim et er insulat ion R- value allow ed by t he Minnesot a resident ial code.

St ruct ural I nsulat ed Panels - Typically 4" t o 6" st ressed- skin

 

panels w it h foam insulat ion sandw iched bet w een orient ed

 

st rand- board ( OSB) . For SI Ps assem blies, you m ust provide t he

 

m anufact urer - report ed R- value in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R-

 

v alue field.

Ot her - Floor assem blies t hat do not fit int o any of t he ot her floor

 

t ypes. You m ust ent er an overall U - fa ct or for t he ent ire floor

 

assem bly ( including air film s) . Be prepared t o provide t he

 

building depart m ent w it h m anufact urers' lit erat ure or

 

docum ent at ion of U- fact or calculat ions.

Floor Locat ion - For som e floor t ypes you m ust also indicat e

 

w het her t he floor is locat ed over an uncondit ioned space or over

 

out side air . Floors over uncondit ioned space include all floors

 

over uncondit ioned ( neit her heat ed nor coole d ) basem ent s,

 

craw l spaces, and garages. Floors ov er out side air include floor

 

cant ilevers, floors of an elevat ed hom e, and floors over

 

overhangs ( such as t he floor direct ly above a recessed ent ryw ay

 

or open carport ) . Floors ov er heat ed spaces ar e not part of t he

 

building envelope and should not be included.

Floor Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Gross Area or Slab Perim et er - Ent er t he gross area of t he floor

(in square feet ) along t he boundary w here it separat es condit ioned from uncondit ioned space. For slabs- on - grade, ent er t he perim et er ( in linear feet ) w hich should include t he

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Ca v it y I n su la t ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any insulat ion t o be inst alled in t he cavit ies bet w een floor st ruct ural m em bers. The insulat ing values of ot her part s of t he building assem bly

( e. g. , subfloor and air film s) are account ed for by t he program .

Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value - Ent er t he R- value of any

cont inuous floor insulat ion . Con t in u ou s in su la t ion is insulat ion t hat runs cont inuously over st ruct ural m em bers and is free of significant t herm al bridging. The insulat ing values of ot her part s of t he building assem bly ( e. g. , subfloor and air film s) are account ed for by t he program . For slabs, ent er t he R- value of

t he slab perim et er insulat ion .

Assem bly U- Fact or - I f you have select ed t he Ot h er floor t ype opt ion, you m ust ent er t he overall U- fact or of t he floor assem bly including ext erior and int erior air film s. Building depart m ent s m ay require support ing docum ent at ion for assem blies ent ered using t he Ot h er floor t ype and U- Fact or field.

Dept h of I nsulat ion - Ent er t he dept h ( ft ) of t he insulat ion you

int end t o inst all as m easured from t he t op of t he slab t o w here t he insulat ion st ops. This dist ance should include t he t ot al vert ical plus horizont al dist ance. Refer t o t he illust rat ion below of accept able configurat ions. I f you ent er a dept h of 0, t he program assum es no insulat ion is t o be inst alled.

Aft er select ing a slab t ype, an illust rat ion of various slab configurat ions w ill appear w it h an input box for t he dept h of insulat ion . The

illust rat ion helps ident ify t he dim ension being request ed for various insulat ion configurat ions. You m ay ent er t he dept h of insulat ion direct ly int o t his illust rat ion and select t he OK but t on t o have it

t ransferred t o t he corresponding row in t he t able on t he En v elope screen . I f you prefer t o ent er t he insulat ion dept h direct ly int o t he t able on t he En v elope screen, you can select Can cel t o rem ove t he illust rat ion w it hout ent ering a value. To view t he slab illust rat ion at a lat er t im e, click t he right - m ouse but t on anyw here on t he slab row and select Edit Slab I nput s from t he popup m enu .

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Cr a w l Spa ce W a lls

The cr a w l spa ce w all opt ion is for w alls of unvent ilat ed craw l spaces

(i. e. not direct ly vent ed t o t he out side) . I f you are insulat ing t he floor above t he craw l space, do not use t he craw l space w alls opt ion .

Click t he Cr aw l Wall but t on t o add a craw l space w all com ponent t o t he descript ion of your design on t he Env elope screen . Each unique craw l space w all assem bly should be ent ered as a separat e com ponent , but m ult iple craw l space w all elem ent s sharing t he sam e const ruct ion m ay be ent ered as one com ponent w it h t he appropriat e t ot al area.

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Cr a w l Spa ce W a ll Ty pe s

Solid Concret e or Masonry - Solid precast or poured- in - place concret e as w ell as concret e m asonry unit s w it h grout ed cells. To receive full credit for light - weight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er craw l space w all t ype.

Masonry Block w it h Em pt y Cells - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h at least 50% of t he cells free of grout . To receive full credit for light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er craw l space w all t ype.

Masonry Block w it h I nt egral I nsulat ion - Concret e m asonry block unit s w it h int egral insulat ion, such as perlit e or rigid foam insert s. I nt egral insulat ion m eans insulat ion placed w it hin t he cells. Select ing t his w all t ype gives you credit for int egral insulat ion . DO NOT ent er values for cavit y R- v a lu e and

cont inuous R- value unless addit ional insulat ion w ill be inst alled. To receive full credit for light - weight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls, use t he Ot h er craw l space w all t ype.

Wood Fram e - Wood- fram e w alls w it h any st ud spacing.

I nsulat ed Concret e Form s - I CFs are insulat ing, st ay - in - place form s for poured concret e w alls. The form s, w hich rem ain a perm anent part of t he w all assem bly, are eit her pre- form ed int erlocking blocks or separat e panels connect ed w it h plast ic t ies. For I CF syst em s, you m ust provide t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value in t he Cont inuous R- Value field.

Ot her - Craw l space w all assem blies t hat do not fit int o any of

t he ot her craw l space w all t ypes. Also use t he Ot her craw l space w all t ype t o receive full credit for t he ext ra insulat ive value of light - w eight ( insulat ed) concret e w alls. I f you use t he Ot her craw l space w all t ype, you m ust ent er an overall U - f a ct o r for

t he ent ire w all assem bly ( including int erior air film but excluding eart h) . Be prepared t o provide U- fact or calculat ions or

docum ent at ion from m anufact urer's lit erat ure t o t he building depart m ent .

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Cr a w l Spa ce W a ll Soft w a r e I n pu t s

Aft er select ing a craw l space w all t ype, a craw l space w all illust rat ion w ill appear w it h input boxes for t he craw l space w all height , dept h below grade, dept h of insulat ion, and dept h below inside grade. The illust rat ion helps ident ify t he dim ensions being request ed. You m ay ent er craw l space w all dim ensions direct ly int o t his illust rat ion and select t he OK but t on t o have t hem t ransferred t o t he corresponding row in t he t able on t he En v elope screen . I f you prefer t o ent er t he dim ensions direct ly int o t he t able on t he En v elope screen, you can select Can cel t o rem ove t he illust rat ion w it hout ent ering dim ensions. To view t he craw l space w all illust rat ion and input s at a lat er t im e, click t he right - m ouse but t on anyw here on t he craw l space row and select Edit Cr aw l I nput s from t he popup m enu .

Wall Height ( ft ) - Provide t he height of t he w all ( ft ) as m easured

from t he sill t o t he t op of t he foot ing.

Dept h Below Grade ( ft ) - Provide t he dept h ( ft ) t hat t he wall

ext ends from t he out side finished grade surface t o t he t op of t he foot ing.

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Dept h of I nsulat ion ( ft ) - Provide t he dept h ( ft ) of t he insulat ion

you int end t o inst all as m easured from t he t op of t he w all t o w here t he insulat ion st ops. This dist ance should include t he t ot al vert ical plus horizont al dist ance. Because t he horizont al dist ance is included, t he dept h of insulat ion m ay be great er t han t he height of t he w all. I f you ent er a dept h of 0, t he program assum es no insulat ion is t o be inst alled.

I nside Dept h Below Grade ( ft ) - Provide t he dept h ( ft ) as

m easured from t he inside grade t o t he t op of t he foot ing.

Gross Area - Ent er t he gross area of t he craw l space w all

com ponent in t he Gr oss Ar ea field. The area should include t he area of t he ent ire w all as m easured from t he sill t o t he t op of t he foot ing, even if only a port ion of t he w all is insulat ed.

Ca v it y I n su la t ion R- Value - Provide t he R- value of any insulat ion t o be inst alled bet w een st ruct ural m em bers in t he Cav it y I nsulat ion R- Value field. Do not include t he R- value of ot her m at erials.

Con t in u ou s I n su la t ion R- Value - Con t in u ou s in su la t ion includes ext erior rigid foam product s and any cont inuous

insulat ion inst alled on t he ext erior or int erior of t he w all. For I CFs, ent er t he m anufact urer - report ed R- value for t he ent ire assem bly in t he Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- Value field.

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M e ch a n ica l Folde r

M e ch a n ica l Equ ipm e n t

The but t ons on t he Mech an ical screen are used t o ent er t he HVAC equipm ent in your proposed design . Com plet ion of t his sect ion of t he soft w are is ent irely opt ional. How ever, using high - efficiency HVAC equipm ent m ay im prove t he percent age by w hich your building

com pares w it h t he code building. The m essage at t he bot t om of t he screen explains w hat t ype of inform at ion goes int o t he current ly select ed field.

Alt e r a t ion s t o M e ch a n ica l Sy st e m s

Under t he 2006 I ECC, changes t o m echanical syst em s should be included but w ill not be considered in t radeoff calculat ions. To consider m echanical syst em changes in t radeoff calculat ions, t he ent ire building m ust be specified as New Const r uct ion ( i. e. , new building) scenario on t he Pr oj ect screen .

M e ch a n ica l Equ ipm e n t N ot List e d

Som e equipm ent is not list ed on t he Mechanical screen . The soft w are does not allow t radeoffs for ground source heat pum ps, forced hot

w at er, and som e ot her syst em s in t he Mechanical screen. The

soft w are does allow t radeoffs w it h air source heat pum ps, fossil fuel furnaces, boilers, and air condit ioners.

Not e, how ever, t hat you do NOT have t o ent er m echanical equipm ent inform at ion at all unless you are using such equipm ent in a t radeoff. Sim ply do not fill out t he Mechanical screen at all - t he soft w are w ill j udge com pliance based only on your envelope input s.

Alt hough m echanical inform at ion is not required in t he soft w are, building codes do have requirem ent s for m echanical equipm ent , which m ay include sizing, t herm ost at s, piping insulat ion, and ot hers. Such requirem ent s are list ed in t he soft w are's I nspect ion Checklist .

I f you are inst alling a syst em t hat is not handled in t he soft w are, you should do t hree t hings t o help your code official.

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1 . Make a not e in t he Pr oj ect screen t hat gives your m echanical syst em specifics.

2 . At t ach docum ent s t o your com pliance report t hat provide inform at ion about equipm ent t ype, efficiency, inst allat ion, and sizing.

3 . Meet t he appropriat e requirem ent s for t he m echanical code in your area.

W h y Som e M e ch a n ica l Equ ipm e n t is n ot List e d

The soft w are m akes only t he m ost com m on equipm ent t ypes available for t radeoff ( t hose t ypes w hich are covered by Federal appliance

st andards and are rat ed w it h an AFU E, SEER, or H SPF) . Ot her syst em s such as radiant floors, geot herm al heat pum ps, evaporat ive cooler s, and ot hers require com plex calculat ions not available in RESch eck . These syst em s can receive t radeoff credit only t hrough a w hole- house perform ance ( i. e. , Chapt er 4) analysis.

You m ay consider using anot her soft w are t ool t o do full perform ance analyses. I f you use an energy sim ulat ion approach w it h a high - efficiency equipm ent t ype, be aware t hat you are reducing your

bu ildin g e n v e lope energy efficiency w hile increasing e qu ipm e n t

e fficie n cy . I t m ay be bet t er t o increase bot h t he equipm ent efficiency and t he building envelope energy efficiency .

H V AC Efficie n cy

Trade- offs are allow ed for efficient gas and oil furnaces, boilers, and elect ric heat pum ps and air condit ioners. No credit is given for elect ric resist ance heat ing. Mechanical syst em s ent ered in RESch eck should be t he prim ary HVAC syst em t o heat and cool t he hom e. Em ergency back up heat is not t he prim ary heat ing source for t he building and should not be ent ered in RESch eck . No credit should be given for

em ergency back up heat .

Minim um - required heat ing and cooling equipm ent efficiencies are displayed in t he Minim um Efficiency colum n. I f t he efficiency of t he equipm ent you plan t o inst all exceeds t hese m inim um s, you qualify for t he high - efficiency equipm ent credit . Ent er t he annual fuel ut ilizat ion efficiency ( AFUE) , heat ing seasonal perform ance fact or ( H SPF) , or seasonal energy efficiency rat io ( SEER) in t he appropriat e colum n .

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M u lt iple Pie ce s of Equ ipm e n t

You can receive credit for only one piece of heat ing equipm ent and one piece of cooling equipm ent ( or a single heat pum p) . When m ult iple heat ing equipm ent or m ult iple cooling equipm ent is ent ered, t he least efficient equipm ent w ill be used t o det erm ine com pliance. How ever, if t w o furnaces having different efficiencies w ill be inst alled, you m ay creat e a single furnace ent ry and ent er t he average efficiency of bot h unit s in t he Heat ing Efficiency field. I n t his case, m odify t he out put report t o indicat e t hat t he report ed efficiency is an average. Ent er t he m ake and m odel num ber of BOTH pieces of equipm ent on t he line provided in t he I nspect ion Check list port ion of t he out put report . The high - efficiency equipm ent credit is applied as a percent increase in t he code house U A. To see how m uch credit you are get t ing, observe t he UA value displayed in t he Max . UA field. The UA w ill probably be

sm aller before t aking t he credit t han aft er . Som e locat ions along t he California coast do not qualify for t he cooling equipm ent credit .

N e w Yor k : The New York resident ial code does not give addit ional credit for heat pum ps.

W iscon sin : The Wisconsin resident ial code requires furnaces ( non - elect ric) t o have an efficiency rat ing of 90% or bet t er t o receive credit . Buildings h e a t e d w it h heat pum ps are t reat ed like hom es w it h

elect ric resist ance heat ing. How ever, credit is given for heat pum ps w it h HSPF rat ings of 7 . 8 or bet t er . Boiler syst em s receive credit for any value above 80% .

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code and high - efficiency m echanical equipm ent has been ent ered, t w o separat e calculat ions are perform ed w hen t he Check Com pliance but t on is clicked - t he UA calculat ion and a perform ance calculat ion based on Sect ion 404 of t he code. The

lat t er is used only w hen com pliance by t ot al UA fails. REScheck cannot be used t o det erm ine com pliance for houses w it h m ult iple heat ing or cooling equipm ent . High efficiency equipm ent t radeoff is available only for single- zone syst em s. For houses w it h m ult iple heat ing or cooling equipm ent , use a perform ance- based com pliance t ool.

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W iscon sin H e a t in g Loa ds

The Wisconsin resident ial code requires a load calculat ion for sizing t he heat ing equipm ent of t he building. I n t he Loads screen, ent er values for t he floor area, ce ilin g height , infilt rat ion rat e, and oversizing

fact or . Once t hese values are ent ered int o t he soft w are, t he Tot al Building Heat ing Load is calculat ed and can be used for select ing properly sized heat ing equipm ent . The t ot al building heat ing load is t he sum of t he loads from t he assem blies ent ered in t he Env elope screen ( Conduct iv e Losses) , t he infilt rat ion loads ( I nfilt r at ion Losses) , and t he loads result ing from t he oversizing fact or ( Ov er sizing Fact or Losses) .

Con dit ion e d Floor Ar e a - The condit ioned floor area includes t he gross floor area of all h e a t e d room s, including heat ed basem ent floor area.

Average Ceiling Height - The average ceiling height is t he area-

w eight ed average height of t he ceiling as m easured from t he finished floor t o t he underside of t he ceiling.

I nfilt rat ion Rat e - The infilt rat ion rat e is t he norm alized air changes per hour t hat is ant icipat ed for your building. The soft w are w ill not accept values above 0 . 5 ACH or below 0 . 20 ACH.

Equipm ent Oversizing Fact or - The equipm ent oversizing fact or is

a percent age indicat ing t he am ount of oversizing you desire in select ing your heat ing equipm ent . The soft w are w ill not accept values over 15% .

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M e n u s

The m enu bar locat ed at t he t op of t he screen is used t o select t he File, Edit , View , Opt ion s, Code, Tools, and Help m enus.

File M e n u

The dat a you ent er int o RESch eck can be st ored on your hard drive in a proj ect dat a file. Separat e dat a files can be creat ed for different building proj ect s or for alt ernat e designs of t he sam e proj ect . Dat a files allow you t o ret rieve and alt er designs at any t im e. Report files allow you t o print t he inform at ion you have ent ered and t o docum ent t he com pliance result s det erm ined by RESch eck . The File m enu cont ains opt ions allow ing you t o creat e ( New ) , ret rieve ( Open ) , and save ( Sav e, Sav e As) proj ect dat a files and t o print ( View / Pr int )

proj ect report s.

Dat a files creat ed by REScheck m ust have t he ext ension . RCK. I f you prefer, w hen you are asked t o provide a filenam e, you m ay leave t he ext ensions off and let REScheck ent er t hem for you .

New - The New opt ion allow s you t o erase t he current dat a and begin a new proj ect dat a file. When you select New and unsaved dat a exist s, REScheck asks if you w ish t o save t he current dat a. Select Yes t o save t he current dat a or No if you do not w ant t o save t he current dat a. I f you select Yes and a file is already open, t he open file is updat ed t o cont ain t he current dat a. I f no file is open, t he Files screen appears and you are asked for a filenam e t o w hich t he dat a w ill be

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saved. You can also open a new file by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Open - When you w ant t o revise or exam ine an exist ing file, you m ust ret rieve a copy of t he file by bringing it t o t he screen . This is referred t o as opening t he file. The Open opt ion allow s you t o open an exist ing proj ect dat a file. When you select Open , t he Files screen appears and you are asked for t he filenam e of t he proj ect dat a file t o ret rieve. I f unsaved dat a exist s, you are asked if you w ish t o save t he current dat a before opening t he new file. I f an unsaved file is already open, you are asked if you w ish t o save t he current ly open file before opening t he new file. You can also open an exist ing file by select ing

t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Open Recent - The Open Recent opt ion allow s you t o quickly access t he m ost recent ly opened files.

Save - The Sav e opt ion allow s you t o save your current dat a t o

t he filenam e show n on t he t it le bar . I f no file is open, t he Files screen appears and you are asked for a filenam e. You can also save dat a by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Save As - The Sav e As opt ion allow s you t o save your current proj ect dat a file t o a new nam e. This opt ion is useful w hen an exist ing file is opened t hen m odified. I f you w ant t o save copies of bot h t he original and t he m odified file, use Sav e As t o renam e t he m odified file.

View / Print Report - This opt ion allow s you t o view and/ or print a report list ing proj ect dat a and com pliance result s. A popup w indow is displayed from w hich you can elect t o print a Com pliance Report , an

I nspect ion Checklist , or bot h . Aft er choosing t he report t ypes t o print , t he . pdf w ill appear allow ing you t o print . You can also print report s by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e : When any of t hese codes is t he select ed code, a t hird report opt ion appears, Panel

Cer t ificat e. This p a n e l ce r t ifica t e list s t he predom inant insulat ion R- values, w indow U- fact ors, t ype and efficiency of space condit ioning and w at er heat er equipm ent . To com ply w it h t he 2006 I ECC, t his cert ificat e m ust be post ed on or near t he elect rical dist ribut ion panel. I t is designed t o be print ed on an adhesive label but can also be print ed on st andard paper, t rim m ed, and affixed t o t he panel.

Ge or gia : When Geor gia is t he select ed code, a t hird report opt ion

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appears, Panel Cer t ificat e. This page direct s users t o a w ebsit e w here t he required cert ificat e inform at ion can be com plet ed.

Save Report - This opt ion allow s you t o save a report t o a file. A popup w indow is displayed from w hich you can elect t o generat e a Com pliance Report , an I nspect ion Checklist , or bot h . You also have

t he opt ion t o creat e t he report in Rich Text Form at ( RTF) , w hich can be loaded int o m ost t ext processing soft w are. Aft er choosing t he report

t ypes, t he Sav e Repor t dialog box w ill appear allow ing you t o provide a nam e for t he file.

Em ail Report - This opt ion allow s you t o em ail a pdf and/ or rt f version of t he report t o your local building depart m ent if t hey accept files in

t his m anner . To use t his feat ure, select t he it em s you w ant t o em ail, provide inform at ion such as: Perm it t ing Facilit y, Facilit y Em ail Address, Your Nam e, and Your Em ail Address and click Send.

Exit - The Ex it opt ion allow s you t o exit REScheck .

Edit M e n u

Use t he Edit m enu t o cut , copy, and past e dat a in edit able fields, and t o delet e and duplicat e ent ire row s. Edit able fields include:

The Pr oj ect Det ails fields on t he Pr oj ect screen

All black - on - w hit e ( or red- on - w hit e) fields in t he t ables on t he

Env elope and Mechanical screens

The t ree com ponent labels corresponding t o t hese t ables w hen in edit m ode ( t ree labels are put int o edit m ode by double- clicking on t hem ) .

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Cut - The Cu t opt ion w ill delet e highlight ed t ext in an edit able field and copy it t o t he clipboard. The delet ed t ext can be past ed int o anot her edit able field. You can also cut t ext by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Copy - The Copy opt ion w ill copy highlight ed t ext in an edit able field t o t he clipboard. The copied t ext can be past ed int o anot her edit able field. You can also copy t ext by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Past e - The Past e opt ion w ill past e t he last cut or copied t ext int o t he select ed field at t he current cursor locat ion . You can also past e t ext by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Delet e Row ( s) - The Delet e Row ( s) opt ion w ill delet e all select ed row s. To select a row , click on t he t ree label corresponding t o t hat row or click on t he left m ost colum n of t hat row ( t he colum n cont aining row num bers) . Mult iple consecut ive row s can be select ed by holding dow n t he Sh if t key and clicking t he left m ouse but t on on t he left - hand colum n on t he desired row s. Non - consecut ive row s can be select ed by holding dow n t he Ct r l key w hile clicking on t he left m ost colum n of each row t o be select ed. You can also delet e row s by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he t oolbar .

Duplicat e Row ( s) - The Duplicat e Row ( s) opt ion w ill duplicat e one or m ore consecut ive select ed row s. I f non - consecut ive row s are select ed, t his opt ion w ill be disabled. To select a row , click on t he t ree label corresponding t o t hat row or click on t he left m ost colum n of t hat row ( t he colum n cont aining row num bers) . Mult iple consecut ive row s can be select ed by holding dow n t he Sh if t key and clicking t he left

m ouse but t on on t he left - hand colum n on t he desired row s. You can also duplicat e row s by select ing t he corresponding icon from t he

t oolbar .

Preferences - Pr efer ences allow s you t o set cert ain soft w are opt ions.

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V ie w M e n u

Toolbar - Toggle t he Toolbar opt ion t o display and hide t he t oolbar at t he t op of t he screen .

St at us Bar - Toggle t he St at us Bar opt ion t o display and hide t he st at us bar at t he bot t om of t he screen .

2 0 0 6 I ECC, Pim a Cou n t y , N e w H a m psh ir e , or Ge or gia : When any of t hese codes is select ed, t he Gla z in g Requir em ent s screen show s t he m axim um U - fa ct or and SH GC requirem ent s allow ed by t he 2006 I ECC. The screen displays t he m axim um U- fact ors for vert ical fenest rat ion and skylight s and com pares t hese t o t he area- w eight ed average U- fact ors for y our pr oposed com ponent s. I f t he area-

w eight ed average U- fact ors of your glazing com ponent s exceed any of t he m axim um s on t his screen, your building w ill not com ply . The screen also show s t he m axim um area- w eight ed SHGC allow ed by t he code.

2 0 0 6 I RC: The Glazing Requir em ent s screen show s t he m axim um U- fact or and SHGC requirem ent s allow ed by t he 2006 I RC. The screen displays t he m axim um U- fact ors for vert ical fenest rat ion and skylight s and com pares t hese t o t he area- w eight ed average U- fact ors for your proposed com ponent s. I f t he area- weight ed average U- fact ors of your glazing com ponent s exceed any of t he m axim um s on t his screen, your building w ill not com ply . The screen also show s t he m axim um area- w eight ed SHGC allow ed by t he code. SHGC requirem ent s are applicable only for Clim at e Zones 1 - 3 and Sk y ligh t requirem ent s are applicable only for Clim at e Zones 4 - 8 . NA is displayed w hen t he requirem ent s are not applicable.

M in n e sot a : The R- V a lu e / U- Fact or Requir em ent s screen show s t he m axim um U- fact or requirem ent s allow ed by t he Minnesot a resident ial code. The screen displays t he m axim um U- fact ors for glazing and floors and com pares t hese t o t he area- w eight ed average U- fact ors for your proposed com ponent s. I f t he area- w eight ed average U- fact ors of your glazing or floor com ponent s exceed any of t he m axim um s on t his

screen, your building w ill not com ply .

I f t he glazing U- fact or

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m axim um is exceeded, t he Glazing Ex ceeds Max im um m axim um is exceeded, t he Floor Uo Ex ceeds Max im um

Com plian ce field w ill display t he m essage in red let t ers. I f t he floor U- fact or

Com pliance field w ill display t he m essage in red let t ers.

Opt ion s M e n u

Tw o a ddit ion a l it e m s m a y a lso a ppe a r de pe n din g on loca t ion a n d t h e code se le ct e d . I n loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n a n y of t h e follow in g code s is se le ct e d: 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or 2 0 0 3 I ECC, or in a n y loca t ion w h e n Pim a Cou n t y , Ar iz on a le ss t h a n 4 0 0 0 ft , Ge or gia , 2 0 0 6 I ECC, or N e w H a m psh ir e is se le ct e d:

Orient at ion ( Envelope) - Select t his t o enable t he Fr ont Faces

drop list for t he building and creat e t he Or ient at ion colum n for w alls, w indow s, doors, and basem ent w alls. For w alls, use t he Or ient at ion colum n t o select t he w all’s orient at ion relat ive t o t he front of t he building. To orient t he right and left side of t he building visualize yourself inside t he building facing t he front . Any w indow s or doors ent ered belonging t o a w all w it h a set orient at ion w ill have t he sam e orient at ion as t he parent w all.

Front Faces represent s t he angle of t he front face of t he building relat ive t o Nort h . I f t he building front faces Nort h, t he building orient at ion w ill be 0 degrees; if t he building front faces East , t his w ill be 90 degrees and so on . Select one of t he eight cardinal point s in t he drop list or choose Cust om . Cust om allow s t he user t o specify an angle ( in degrees) by rot at ing t he building using a diagram .

Loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or

2 0 0 3 I ECC is se le ct e d:

Overhang Proj ect ion Fact or ( Envelope) - I f an overhang exist s, select t his t o creat e t he Ov er hang Pr oj ect ion Fact or colum n . Ent er t he overhang’s proj ect ion fact or ( rat io of t he overhang w idt h t o t he overhang height above t he w indow sill) .

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Com m ent s/ Descript ion ( Envelope) - Select t his opt ion t o creat e a Com m en t s/ Descr ipt ion colum n on t he En v elope screen . Use t he Com m en t s/ Descr ipt ion colum n t o t ype addit ional inform at ion about a building assem bly t hat you w ish t o be included in t he I nspect ion Checklist , such as it s locat ion . The blank Com m en t lines provided in t he I nspect ion Checklist are replaced w it h any t ext ent ered in t his colum n .

Code M e n u

The Code m enu is used t o select t he code edit ion applicable t o your j urisdict ion .

Use Find Your Code t o access t he Building Energy Codes Program 's St at us of St at e Codes dat abase t o det erm ine w hich energy code is applicat ion in your locat ion .

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Tools M e n u

AreaCalc Take- Off Tool - This opt ion launches t he AreaCalc soft w are

t ool t hat can be used t o do building t ake- offs. The areas com put ed in AreaCalc can be t ransferred direct ly t o RESch eck .

H e lp M e n u

The Help m enu provides general inform at ion on how t o use RESch eck .

Help Topics - The Help Topics opt ion displays t he help t opics available for REScheck .

Check for updat es - I f your com put er is connect ed t o t he I nt ernet , t he soft w are w ill check t o see if t here is a new er version of REScheck available from t he REScheck w ebsit e.

About REScheck - The About REScheck opt ion displays t he program 's version num ber and release dat e.

Con t e x t M e n u

Clicking t he right m ouse but t on on a t ree com ponent label or t able displays a pop- up list , referred t o as a cont ext m enu . The cont ext

m enu opt ions are applied t o a single field in a t able or t o an ent ire row in a t able, depending on w here t he m ouse is clicked. I f t he m ouse is clicked on a t ree com ponent label, t he m enu opt ions are applied t o t he row corresponding t o t hat label. I f t he m ouse is clicked on t he left field of a row in a t able, t he row is select ed and t he opt ions are applied

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t o t he ent ire row . Som e opt ions are applicable t o individual fields of a t able, and t he m ouse m ust be clicked on t he given field t o act ivat e t he opt ion .

Cut , Copy, Past e - The Cu t , Copy , and Past e opt ions are available fr om t he Edit m enu in t he m enu bar, from t oolbar but t ons, and from t he cont ext m enu . See t he Edit Menu sect ion for a descript ion of t hese opt ions. The Cut , Copy , and Past e opt ions are applied t o individual fields in a t able.

Duplicat e Row ( s) , Delet e Row ( s) - The Duplicat e Row ( s) and Delet e Row ( s) opt ions are available from t he Edit m enu, t he t oolbar, and t he cont ext m enu . See t he Edit Menu sect ion for a descript ion of t hese opt ions. The Duplicat e Row ( s) and Delet e Row ( s) opt ions apply t o select ed row s.

Select Default - The Select Default opt ion enables you t o ent er a default U - f a ct o r for w indow s, skylight s, and doors t hat do not have an NFRC rat ing. The Select Default opt ion can be select ed by clicking t he right m ouse but t on in t he U- Fact or colum n of any w indow , sk y lig h t , or d o o r assem bly . A t able of default U- fact ors based on

charact erist ics of t he given assem bly w ill be displayed. Choose t he U- fact or corresponding t o t he charact erist ics of your assem bly, t hen select t he OK but t on t o t ransfer t his default t o t he t able on t he

Env elope screen .

Edit Text - The Edit Tex t opt ion is used t o edit t he t ext on a t ree label. When you creat e a new envelope assem bly, a new row appears in t he corresponding t able and a new t ree label appears on t he t ree t o t he left . The t ree labels are assigned default nam es such as Ce ilin g 1 . These labels can be changed by clicking t he right m ouse but t on on t he label and select ing Edit Tex t from t he Cont ex t m enu . An edit box w ill becom e visible w here t he label used t o be, and you can renam e t he label by t yping in t he edit box . Press En t e r or click elsew here w hen finished. You can ent er a m axim um of 128 charact ers in t he edit box . You can also edit t ree labels by double- clicking on t he label.

Edit I nput s - Ba se m e n t w a ll , cr a w l spa ce w all, and slab- on - grade assem blies display screens w hich illust rat e dim ensions being request ed of t he user . You m ay ent er t hese dim ensions direct ly int o t he

illust rat ion, t hen select t he OK but t on t o t ransfer t hem t o t he t able on t he Env elope screen . You m ay change any previously ent ered

dim ensions direct ly on t he t able, or you m ay use t he Edit I nput s opt ion t o redisplay t he illust rat ion w it h t he previously ent ered values. The

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Edit I nput s opt ion can be select ed by clicking t he right m ouse but t on on t he t ree label or t able row of any basem ent w all, craw l space w all, or slab assem bly . The opt ion nam e in t he cont ext m enu changes t o Edit Basem ent I nput s, Edit Cr aw l I nput s, or Edit Slab I nput s, depending on t he row being select ed.

Loca t ion s le ss t h a n 3 5 0 0 H D D w h e n 1 9 9 8 I ECC, 2 0 0 0 I ECC, or

2 0 0 3 I ECC is se le ct e d:

Edit Overhang Rat io - An Ov er hang Pr oj ect ion Fact or illust rat ion displays t he ent ries needed t o calculat e t he overhang rat io. You m ay ent er t his inform at ion direct ly int o t he illust rat ion, t hen select t he OK but t on t o t ransfer t he calculat ed rat io t o t he Env elope screen . You m ay change t he previously ent ered rat io direct ly on t he t able, or you m ay use Edit Ov er hang Rat io t o redisplay t he illust rat ion w it h t he previously ent ered values.

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Ch a n gin g Loca t ion File s

The follow ing t ext provides inst ruct ions for changing from t he cit y version of t he RESch eck soft w are t o t he count y version .

The RESch eck soft w are cont ains t w o locat ion files:

1 . CI TI ES. dat cont ains a list of cit ies for each st at e.

2 . COUNTI ES. dat cont ains a list of count ies for each st at e.

The useCount ies variable cont ained in t he CHECK. PRP file det erm ines w hich of t hese locat ion files is used by t he soft w are. To m odify t his variable, open t he CHECK. PRP file in a t ext processor ( preferably NOTEPAD) and set useCount ies t o t rue or false. By default , t he

soft w are uses cit ies:

useCount ies= false

You MUST save t his file in an ASCI I t ext form at . The best t ext processor t o accom plish t his is NOTEPAD.

Not ew ort hy:

I f you have saved a dat a file for a building, t he locat ion for t hat building is also saved. I f you subsequent ly change t he locat ion file as described above and t ry t o load t hat dat a file back int o t he RESch eck soft w are, RESch eck w ill not find t he specified building locat ion and w ill set t he locat ion t o a default . Therefore, aft er loading t he file int o t he program , you m ust go back t o t he Pr oj ect screen and reselect your locat ion .

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A

a d d it io n : An ext ension or increase in t he height , condit ioned floor area, or condit ioned volum e of a building. The code applies t o addit ions of exist ing buildings.

AFU E: Annual fuel ut ilizat ion efficiency; com bust ion heat ing equipm ent efficiency is expressed in t erm s of AFUE. New equipm ent t ypically ranges from about 78 - t o 96 - percent AFUE. Higher AFUE rat ings indicat e m ore efficient equipm ent .

a lt e r a t io n : Any const ruct ion renovat ion, or change in a m echanical syst em t hat involves an ext ension, addit ion, or change t o t he arrangem ent , t ype, or purpose of t he original inst allat ion .

B

ba se m e n t w a ll: Basem ent w alls t hat enclose condit ioned spaces are

part of t he building envelope. Basem ent w all refers t o t he opaque port ion of t he w all ( excluding w indow s and doors) . To be considered a basem ent w all, at least 50% of t he w all’s t ot al w all area ( including openings) m ust be below grade. Treat w alls on each side of t he basem ent individually w hen det erm ining if t hey are above grade or basem ent w alls. For any individual w all less t han 50% below grade, include t he ent ire opaque w all area of

t hat individual w all as part of t he above- grade w alls.

bu ildin g e n v e lope : All com ponent s of a building t hat enclose condit ioned space. Building envelope com ponent s separat e condit ioned spaces from uncondit ioned spaces or from out side air ( see condit ioned space) . For exam ple, w alls and doors bet w een an unheat ed garage and a living area are part of t he building envelope; w alls separat ing an unheat ed garage from t he out side are not . Alt hough floors of condit ioned basem ent s and condit ioned craw l spaces are t echnically part of t he building envelope, t he code does not specify insulat ion requirem ent s for

t hese com ponent s and t hey can be ignored.

C

ca v it y in su la t ion : I nsulat ion inst alled bet w een st ruct ural m em bers.

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ce ilin g : The ceiling requirem ent s apply t o port ions of t he roof and/ or ceiling t hrough w hich heat flow s. Ceiling com ponent s include t he int erior surface of flat ceilings below at t ics, t he int erior surface of cat hedral or vault ed ceilings, skylight s, or vault ed ceilings, skylight s and sloped building assem blies less t han 60 from horizont al, but excluding skylight shaft s. Refer t o Building Envelope Com ponent s in Appendix C for a com prehensive list of ceiling com ponent s.

con dit ion e d floor a r e a : The condit ioned floor area includes t he gross area of all heat ed and/ or cooled room s,including t he floor area of heat ed or cooled basem ent s.

con dit ion e d spa ce : A space is condit ioned if heat ing and/ or cooling is deliberat ely supplied t o it or is indirect ly supplied t hrough uninsulat ed surfaces of w at er or heat ing equipm ent ; uninsulat ed duct s; or uninsulat ed floors, ceilings, or w alls bet w een it and anot her condit ioned space. For exam ple, a basem ent is

condit ioned if: 1) it has regist ers or heat ing devices designed t o supply heat , or 2) t he basem ent ceiling is not insulat ed and t he space above it is condit ioned, or 3) t he space cont ains uninsulat ed duct s or uninsulat ed surfaces of w at er heat ers or space heat ing equipm ent .

con t in u ou s in su la t ion : I nsulat ion t hat runs cont inuously over

st ruct ural m em bers and is free of significant t herm al bridging; such as rigid foam insulat ion above t he ceiling deck .

coole d: A space w it hin a building w hich is provided w it h a posit ive cooling supply .

cr a w l spa ce : The REScheck craw l space w all insulat ion requirem ent s are for t he ext erior w alls of unvent ilat ed craw l spaces ( i. e. not direct ly vent ed t o t he out side) below uninsulat ed floors. A craw l space w all com ponent includes t he opaque port ion of a w all t hat encloses a craw l space and is part ially or t ot ally below grade, as m easured from t he sill t o t he t op of t he foot ing.

cr a w l spa ce w a ll: The opaque port ion of a w all w hich encloses a craw l space and is part ially or t ot ally below grade.

D

door : Doors include all openable opaque assem blies locat ed in ext erior w alls of t he building envelope. Doors w it h glass can be t reat ed as a single door assem bly, in w hich case an aggregat e U- fact or

( a U- fact or t hat includes bot h t he glass and t he opaque area)

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m ust be used; OR t he glass area of t he door can be included

w it h t he ot her glazing and an opaque door U- fact or can be used t o det erm ine com pliance of t he door .

dw e llin g u n it : A single housekeeping unit of one or m ore room s providing com plet e, independent living facilit ies, including perm anent provisions for living, sleeping, eat ing, cooking, and sanit at ion .

E

e qu ipm e n t e fficie n cy : The m easure of equipm ent efficiency varies w it h equipm ent t ype. Com bust ion heat ing equipm ent efficiency is expressed in t erm s of annual fuel ut ilizat ion efficiency ( AFUE) . New equipm ent t ypically ranges from about 78 - t o 96 - percent AFUE. Cooling efficiency for elect ric air condit ioners and heat pum ps is expressed in t erm s of seasonal energy efficiency rat io

(SEER) . New equipm ent ranges from 10 t o about 16 SEER. Heat pum p heat ing is expressed in t erm s of heat ing seasonal perform ance fact or ( HSPF) . New equipm ent ranges from about

6 . 8 t o 10 . 0 HSPF. Higher AFUE, SEER, and HSPF rat ings indicat e m ore efficient equipm ent .

F

floor s ov e r ou t sid e a ir : include floor cant ilevers, floors of an elevat ed hom e, and floors over overhangs ( such as t he floor direct ly above a recessed ent ryw ay or open car port )

floor s ov e r u n con dit ion e d spa ce : include all floors over uncondit ioned ( neit her heat ed nor cooled) basem ent s, craw l spaces, and garages

G

gla z in g: Any t ranslucent or t ransparent m at erial in ext erior openings of buildings, including w indow s, skylight s, sliding doors, t he glass area of opaque doors, and glass block .

gla z in g a r e a : The area of a glazing assem bly is t he int erior surface area of t he ent ire assem bly, including glazing, sash, curbing, and ot her fram ing elem ent s. The nom inal area or rough opening is also accept able for flat w indow s and doors.

gr oss w a ll a r e a : The gross w all area includes t he opaque area of above- grade w alls, t he opaque area of any individual w all of a

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condit ioned basem ent less t han 50% below grade ( including t he below - grade port ions) , all w indow s and doors ( including w indow s and doors of condit ioned basem ent s) , and t he peripheral edges of floors.

H

h e a t e d : A space w it hin a building w hich is provided w it h a posit ive heat supply .

h e a t in g de gr e e da y s: A unit , based upon t em perat ure difference and t im e, used in est im at ing fuel consum pt ion and specifying

nom inal heat ing load of a building in w int er . For any one day,

w hen t he m ean t em perat ure is less t han 65F ( 18C) , t here exist s as m any degree days as t here are Fahrenheit degrees difference in t em perat ure bet w een t he m ean t em perat ure for t he day and 65F ( 18C) .

H SPF: Heat ing seasonal perform ance fact or; heat pum p heat ing is expressed in t erm s of HSPF. New equipm ent ranges from about 6 . 8 t o 10 . 0 HSPF. Higher HSPF rat ings indicat e m ore efficient equipm ent .

I

I ECC: I nt ernat ional Energy Conservat ion Code

M

M EC: Model Energy Code

m u lt ifa m ily : A m ult ifam ily building is a resident ial building t hree st ories or less in height t hat cont ains t hree or m ore at t ached dw elling unit s. Mult ifam ily buildings include apart m ent s, condom inium s, t ownhouses, and row houses. Hot els and m ot els are considered com m ercial rat her t han resident ial buildings.

N

N AECA: The Nat ional Appliance Energy Conservat ion Act of 1987, 42 USC 6291 et seq. , as am ended, Public Law 100 - 12 .

n e t w a ll a r e a : The net w all area includes t he opaque w all area of all above- grade w alls enclosing condit ioned spaces, t he opaque area of condit ioned basem ent w alls less t han 50% below grade ( including t he below - grade port ions) , and peripheral edges of

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floors. The net w all area does not include w indow s, door s, or ot her such openings, as t hey are t reat ed separat ely .

O

opa qu e a r e a s: Opaque areas referenced in t his guide include all areas of t he building envelope except openings for w indow s, skylight s, doors, and building service syst em s. For exam ple, alt hough solid w ood and m et al doors are opaque, t hey should not be included as part of t he opaque w all area ( also referred t o as t he net w all area) .

P

pa n e l ce r t ifica t e : 2006 I ECC or Pim a Count y ( ot her t han SES) : This cert ificat e list s t he predom inant insulat ion R- values, w indow U- fact ors, t ypeand efficiency of space condit ioning and w at er heat er equipm ent . To com ply w it ht he 2006 I ECC, t his cert ificat e m ust be post ed on or near t he elect rical dist ribut ionpanel. I t is designed t o be print ed on an adhesive label but can also be print edon st andard paper, t rim m ed, and affixed t o t he panel.

R

R- v a lu e : A m easure ( h ft 2 F/ Bt u) of t herm al resist ance, or how w ell a m at erial or series of m at erials resist s t he flow of heat . R- value is t he reciprocal of U- fact or .

r a ise d t r u ss: Raised t russ refers t o any roof/ ceiling const ruct ion t hat allow s t he insulat ion t o achieve it s full t hickness over t he plat e line of ext erior w alls. Several const ruct ions allow for t his, including elevat ing t he heel ( som et im es referred t o as an energy t russ, raised- heel t russ, or Arkansas t russ) , use of cant ilevered or oversized t russes, low ering t he ceiling j oist s, or fram ing w it h a raised raft er plat e.

RECD : The Rural Econom ic and Com m unit y Developm ent , form erly t he Farm er’s Hom e Adm inist rat ion .

r e pa ir : A repair includes t he reconst ruct ion or r enew al of any part of an exist ing building for m aint enance purposes.

r e side n t ia l bu ildin gs: For t he purposes of t he code, Group R resident ial buildings include: Type A- 1 – Det ached one- and t w o- fam ily dw ellings; and Type A- 2 – All ot her resident ial buildings,

t hree st ories or less in height

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S

SEER: Seasonal energy efficiency rat io; cooling efficiency for elect ric air condit ioners and heat pum ps is expressed in t erm s of SEER. New equipm ent ranges from about 13 t o 16 SEER. Higher SEER rat ings indicat e m ore efficient equipm ent .

SH GC: Solar heat gain coefficient ; SHGC is t he glazing’s effect iveness in rej ect ing solar heat gain . SHGC is part of a syst em for rat ing w indow perform ance used by t he Nat ional Fenest rat ion Rat ing Council ( NFRC) . SHGC is gradually replacing t he older index, shading coefficient ( SC) , in product lit erat ure and design

st andards. I f you are using glass w hose perform ance is list ed in t erm s of SC, you m ay convert t o SHGC by m ult iplying t he SC value by 0 . 87 .

sin gle fa m ily : A det ached one- and t w o- fam ily resident ial building, irrespect ive of height .

sk y ligh t : Glazing t hat is horizont al or sloped at an angle less t han 60 ( 1 . 1 rad) from horizont al.

sla b e dge : Slab edge refers t o t he perim et er of a slab- on - grade floor, w here t he t op edge of t he slab floor is above t he finished grade or 12 in . or less below t he finished grade. The slab perim et er should include t he lengt h of all edges of a slab foundat ion t hat are part of t he building envelope and are less t han 12 in . below grade ( i. e. all edges separat ing condit ioned space from uncondit ioned space) . The insulat ion can be inst alled using any of t he follow ing configurat ions, but in all cases it m ust st art at

t he t op of t he slab: The slab insulat ion ext ends from t he t op of t he slab dow nw ard t o t he requir ed dept h . The slab insulat ion ext ends from t he t op of t he slab dow nw ard t o t he bot t om of t he slab and t hen horizont ally underneat h t he slab for a m inim um

t ot al linear dist ance equal t o or great er t han t he required lengt h . The slab insulat ion ext ends from t he t op of t he slab dow nw ard t o t he bot t om of t he slab and t hen horizont ally aw ay from t he slab for a m inim um t ot al linear dist ance equal t o or great er t han t he required dept h . The horizont al insulat ion m ust be covered by pavem ent or at least 10 in . of soil. The t op edge of insulat ion inst alled bet w een t he ext erior w all and t he int erior slab can be cut at a 45 angle aw ay from t he ext erior w all.

sla b - on - gr a de floor : A floor t hat is poured in direct cont act w it h t he eart h .

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U

U - f a ct o r : A m easure ( Bt u/ h ft 2 F) of how w ell a m at erial or series of m at erials conduct s heat . U- fact ors for w indow and door assem blies are t he reciprocal of t he assem bly R- value.

U A: U- fact or X Area; REScheck perform s a sim ple UA calculat ion for each building assem bly t o det erm ine t he overall UA of your building. The UA t hat w ould result from a building conform ing t o t he code requirem ent s is com pared against t he UA for your building. I f t he t ot al heat loss ( represent ed as a UA) t hrough t he envelope of your building does not exceed t he t ot al heat loss from t he sam e building conform ing t o t he code, t hen t he

soft w are declares t hat you pass. A high - efficiency equipm ent t rade- off can also be perform ed.

u n co n d it io n e d : An enclosed space w it hin a building t hat is not a condit ioned space.

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I n de x

A

 

AFUE

44

All- Wood Joist

35

AreaCalc

56

Assem bly U- Fact or ....

13, 16, 35

B

 

Basem ent s

26, 56

Below - Grade Ext erior I nsulat ion

......................................

26

C

 

Cat hedral Ceiling

13

Cavit y I nsulat ion R- Value 13, 16,

26, 35, 38

 

Ceilings

13

Cent er - of- glass U- fact ors 15, 22

Cit y/ Count y

7

Code m enu

7, 55

Colum ns

3

Com m ent s/ Descript ion

......... 54

Com pliance

11, 53

Com pliance Report

49

Concret e

16, 26, 38

Condit ioned Floor Area

........... 7

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56

Cont inuous I nsulat ion R- value

................

13, 16, 26, 35, 38

Craw l Space Walls

38

D

 

 

Doors

24

E

 

 

Edit Basem ent I nput s

26, 56

Edit Craw l I nput s

38, 56

Edit I nput s

.........................

56

Edit m enu

3, 51, 56

Edit Overhang Rat io

56

Edit Slab I nput

35, 56

Edit Text

56

Energy Truss

13

Envelope ..

3, 11, 13, 15, 16, 22,

24, 26, 35, 38, 47, 51, 54, 56

F

 

 

File m enu

49

Flat Ceiling

.........................

13

Floors

35

Fram e Type

15, 22

Front Faces

54

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Georgia Resident ial Code 26, 35,

38

 

 

Geot herm al heat pum p

43

H

 

 

Help Menu

56

High - efficiency HVAC

43

HSPF

44

HVAC Efficiency

44

I

 

 

I CFs

16, 26, 38

I nside Dept h Below Grade

38

I nspect ion Checklist .. 44, 49, 54

I nsulat ed Concret e Form s ....

16,

26, 38

 

I nt egral I nsulat ion .... 16, 26, 38

K

Kneew alls

26

L

 

Layers

15, 22

M

 

Masonry

16, 26, 38

Mechanical

43, 51

Mult ifam ily

7

O

 

Opt ions Menu

...................... 54

Orient at ion

11, 54

Overhang Proj ect ion Fact or ... 54

P

 

Preferences

51

Print Preview

...................... 49

Print Report

49

Print Set up

49

Proj ect

7, 51

R

 

Row s

3

Delet ing

3

Duplicat ing

........................ 3

Moving

3

Select ing

3

S

 

Save As

49

Save Report

49

Scissor Truss

...................... 13

SHGC

15, 22, 24

Sidelit es

24

SI Ps

13, 16, 35

Skylight s

15

70

Slab Perim et er

26, 35

Slab- On - Grade Heat ed

35

Slab- On - Grade Unheat ed

35

Solar Shade Screens

54

Solid Concret e

16, 26, 38

St eel Fram e

16

T

 

 

Table Colum ns

3

Test ed R- value

16, 26

Tools Menu

56

Tow nhouse

7

 

 

I ndex

Truss

35

U

 

 

UA

1, 11, 44

U- fact ors

15, 22, 24, 53, 56

V

 

 

View Menu

53

W

 

 

Walk - Out Basem ent

............. 26

Walls

16, 38

Window s

22

Wood Fram e

16, 26, 38

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