Saturday, April 19, 2014

Over 12 Low-Income Weatherization Programs are Using RED

What's New. . .

ASHRAE 62.2 California tool

  • This tool is specifically for compliance with the California version of 62.2 included in Title 24.
  • It allows the calculation of whole-building ventilation for new, existing, and multifamily dwellings.
  • When working on existing dwellings, it allows for the use of the alternative compliance approach.

What's Been Updated. . .

Zone Pressure Diagnostics (ZPD) tool

  • You may now enter the house-wrt-zone or the house-wrt-outdoor pressures for the Initial Zone Configuration and the Modified Zone Configuration. This makes this great tool even more useful and flexible.
  • At the bottom of the tool results, we have added "Percent of whole-house leakage passing through the zone = xx%.

Advanced Infiltration tool

  • Now includes a choice of methods for combining infiltration and unbalanced ventilation: select "Quadrature" or "0.5 rule.

Who Uses RED Calc Free Tools?

  • Home performance analysts
  • DOE weatherization energy auditors and quality-control inspectors
  • Energy auditors
  • HERS raters
  • Design professionals
  • HVAC analysts and installers
  • Building inspectors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Building science researchers

First-Time Users, Start Here. . .

1. Watch this video tutorial at the RED YouTube Channel;

2. Read the Getting Started help document;

3. Use the RED Calc Free menu on the left to try any of the tools;

4. Click the "i" in the blue circle to the right of any tool name in the menu at the left for more information;

5. Click/touch any tool input or result label to see popup help when you need it; and

6. The advanced features of RED Calc FreeTM  will run on the latest versions of all common web browsers.

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