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O AK R IDGE N ATIONAL L ABORATORY U. S. D EPARTMENT OF E NERGY 1 Transitioning to Version 8 Building Data Entry Issues in NEAT/MHEA and Oak Ridge National.

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1 O AK R IDGE N ATIONAL L ABORATORY U. S. D EPARTMENT OF E NERGY 1 Transitioning to Version 8 Building Data Entry Issues in NEAT/MHEA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Weatherization Assistant Training Workshop

2 2 The Weatherization Assistant Umbrella program for NEAT and MHEA Version (released August 12, 2003) Version (released November 9, 2009) Purpose Identify for experienced users technical and implementation changes made to NEAT and MHEA in Version 8 As time permits, highlight common data entry mistakes in using NEAT and MHEA pertinent to Versions 7 and 8 B UILDINGS T ECHNOLOGY C ENTER OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORAORY

3 3 Transition Elements

4 4 Main Menu Screen - Version 7

5 5 Main Menu Screen - Version 8 Client information is entered separately from NEAT and MHEA house and file information

6 Agency Information - Version 7 6

7 Agency Information - Version 8 7

8 Agency Contacts - Version 8 8

9 9 General Information Tab - NEAT/MHEA Version 7 Typically started NEAT or MHEA by entering client, house, and file information on the General Information tab

10 10 Main Menu Screen - Version 8 Client information is entered separately from NEAT and MHEA house and file information Separate client main menu item

11 11 Version 8 Client Main Menu Item Client information is entered before starting NEAT or MHEA

12 12 Version 8 Client Contacts Tab Client Name is entered under separate Contacts tab under the Client Main Menu Item. More than one Contact can exist for a given Client record.

13 13 Version 8 Audit Information Tab - NEAT/MHEA House and file information is entered on the Audit Information tab after starting NEAT or MHEA Must now also link to Fuel Cost and Supply Libraries

14 14 Navigation - NEAT/MHEA Version 7 Version 8 New tabs for Version 8s advanced features Audit record block to find files / Report block Shell forms organized under one Shell tab

15 NEAT CHANGES 15

16 16 Wall Tab – NEAT - Version 7 Windows and doors pertinent to the wall code are shown on the wall form

17 17 Wall Tab – NEAT – Version 8 Windows and doors pertinent to the wall code are accessed by buttons Comment button - links to comment editor

18 18 Windows Tab – NEAT – Version 7 Retrofit Status renamed Retrofit Options. Replace with Low-E and Evaluate None added Field replaced with Additional Cost fields for all retrofit options

19 19 Windows Tab – NEAT – Version 8 Added Retrofit Options and replaced Storm Cost by Additional Cost fields for each option Added yet un-used description fields

20 20 Doors Tab – NEAT - Version 8 Clarified wording - optional and pertinent to door rather than storm door

21 21 Version 8 Unfinished Attics Tab - NEAT Added R Value field allows specific insulation level to be analyzed (and no others)

22 22 Finished Attics - NEAT Version 7Version 8 Version 8 allows for multiple finished attics segments of the same type

23 23 Foundations – NEAT - Version 8 Reformatted form separates component types

24 24 Foundations Tab - NEAT Use Added Insulation Type fields to indicate what insulation measures are to be evaluated. Have added User-Defined Insulation Types.

25 25 Heating Systems – NEAT - Version 8 Buttons access diagnostic input forms Multiple heating systems allowed rather than just two - dont need to heat 100% Standard and high efficiency replacement equipment can be specified simultaneously

26 26 Heating Systems – NEAT – Version 8

27 27 Heating System Tab - NEAT Optional [Evaluate All] - Allows NEAT to determine most cost-effective option, if any Tuneup Performed Tells NEAT to determine the most cost-effective of the remaining options, if any Efficiency entered for existing system is the value after the tuneup Tuneup Mandatory, Standard- and High- Efficiency Replacement Mandatory, Forces NEAT to recommend measure without considering other options even if not cost effective Dont Replace-Tells NEAT to not consider the two replacement options Evaluate None – Evaluates no heating system options

28 28 Heating Systems – NEAT - Version 8 Better ability to describe ducts for duct insulation measure

29 29 Heating Tab – NEAT - Version 8 Secondary system can be combined with primary when considering replacement

30 CHANGES IN BOTH NEAT AND MHEA 30

31 31 Diagnostic Input Forms - NEAT/MHEA Operational TestsVent Tests

32 32 Diagnostic Input Forms - NEAT/MHEA Furnace ComponentsBoiler Components

33 33 Diagnostic Input Forms - NEAT/MHEA InspectionsVent Tests

34 34 Version 8 Health and Safety Tab - NEAT/MHEA Red box highlights health and safety items identified Checked items can be automatically entered as an Itemized Cost New tab

35 35 Version 8 Health and Safety Tab - NEAT/MHEA

36 36 Version 8 Health and Safety Tab - NEAT/MHEA

37 37 Version 8 Itemized Costs Tab - NEAT/MHEA Description now Measure Name Fuel can now be chosen to be the same as the Primary Heating or Water Heating Fuel

38 38 Version 8 Itemized Costs Tab - NEAT/MHEA Predefined measures can be selected. For example:

39 39 Version 8 Itemized Costs Tab - NEAT/MHEA Or select from list of 50 hard-wired Health and Safety Measures. For example:

40 40 Version 8 Refrigerator Tab - NEAT/MHEA New fields added, calculations shown, and two data bases accessed

41 MHEA CHANGES 41

42 42 Windows Tab – MHEA - Version 8 Leakiness field added Retrofit options with Additional cost fields for each option added Added yet un-used description field

43 43 Floor Tab – MHEA - Version 8 Attached to Joist selection replaced with Between Joists and Attached Under Joists Batt/Blanket Direction field removed

44 44 Version 8 Floor Tab - MHEA Attached Under JoistsBetween Joists

45 45 Version 8 Floor Tab (Addition) - MHEA In Version 7, floors of additions described as if they were a mobile home type floor In Version 8, Floor Type field added to describe more traditional floor types


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