28 May '13, 12pm

Green Build Blog: My First Energy Audit

I say “largely” because the audit was through MSHA’s low income weatherization program, and one of their representatives would be there with me. A little background: the low income weatherization program insulates and weatherizes homes of folks who qualify for heating assistance. MSHA evaluates the houses and tackles the “worst” ones using highest BTUs per square foot per heating degree day The difference between the 24-hour average (daily) temperature and the base temperature for one year for each day that the average is below the base temperature. For heating degree days, the base is usually 65 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, if the average temperature for December 1, 2001 was 30 degrees Fahrenheit, then the number of heating degrees for that day was 35. as criteria. Then they apply their limited budget to insulating and weatherizing the building.

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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