Presentation on theme: "Victoria Adams Stephanie Cogswell Daureen Lingley Emily Werner Energy Efficiency."— Presentation transcript:
Victoria Adams Stephanie Cogswell Daureen Lingley Emily Werner Energy Efficiency
Page 2 Energy Efficiency Topics Designing & Remodeling Energy Efficient Mortgages Incentives & Rebates Appliances & Home Electronics 1 2 3 4
Energy Efficiency Page 3 Designing & Remodeling a Home Passive Solar Cool Roofs Whole-House Design Ultra-Efficient Homes Log Homes Manufactured Homes Earth-Sheltered Homes
Energy Efficiency Page 4 Passive Solar Home Design Five Elements of Passive Solar Home Aperture (Collector) Absorber Thermal Mass Distribution Control
Energy Efficiency Page 5 How Passive Solar Home Design Works Conduction Convection Radiation Thermal Capacitance Heat Movement Mechanisms
Energy Efficiency Page 6 Passive Solar Home Energy Rankings
Energy Efficiency Page 7 Passive Solar Home Thermogram
Energy Efficiency Page 8 Cool Roofs Benefits of Cool Roofs Reduce energy bills by decreasing air condition needs Improve indoor comfort for spaces that are not air conditioned Decrease roof operating temperature, which may extend roof service life. Reduce local air temperatures Lower peak electricity demand Reduce power plant emissions
Energy Efficiency Page 9 Elements of Your Home Appliances & Home Electronics Insulation and air sealing Lighting and daylighting Space and cooling Water Heating Windows, doors & skylights Whole House Design Systems Approach
Energy Efficiency Page 10 Beginning March 2009, the Florida Energy Code will become 15% more stringent. Solar water heaters can provide a significant reduction in Energy Code points. If you’re looking to be green, solar water heaters are now a line item on the FGBC checklist. Energy Advantages Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?
Energy Efficiency Page 11 Energy Code Improvements – Ways to Reach 15% Reduction AC efficiency from SEER 13 to 15.13 or 13%97 kWhs/yr Standard ducts to leak-free ducts.05 or 5%293 kWhs/yr Programmable thermostat.03 or 3%213 kWhs/yr Switch from electric water heater to solar.12 or 12%1811 kWhs/yr Measure Measure Effect Energy Savings
Energy Efficiency Page 12 SunBuilt Builder Program Builder agrees to participate at gold or silver level by signing pledge. Builder receives rebate and client educational materials for model or Parade home(s). How it Works Solar contractor installs solar water heater and builder submits rebate application.
Energy Efficiency Page 13 Gold Builder – 100% of Homes with Solar Water Heaters Sign Gold Builder Pledge. Fillout and submit system voucher application. Receive approval from SunBuilt Program to install free system. Install system. Receive materials for Model Home(s). Submit rebate application after each installation.
Energy Efficiency SunBuilt Program Partners Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation Governor’s Energy Office Florida Solar Energy Industries Association Florida Home Builders Association SunBuilt Builders Page 14
Energy Efficiency Page 15 Do You Have Any Questions? 1-800-59-SOLAR www.sunbuilt.org
Energy Efficiency Appliances and Home Electronics 20% of household energy bills come from appliances and electronics such as: Clothes washers and dryers Computers Dishwashers Audio equipment Refrigerators and freezers Air conditioners Televisions and DVD players Water heaters Page 16
Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR Government-backed symbol Easy to identify and purchase energy-efficient products Save on energy bills without sacrificing on performance or features Page 17 If product costs more than non- efficient competitors, investors can recover investment in a reasonable amount of time
Energy Efficiency Using ENERGY STAR Page 18 ApplianceSavings Refrigerator$165 (lifetime) Clothes Washer $135 (annually) Fill 3 swimming pools (lifetime) Computer$88 (lifetime) Dishwasher$40 (annually) 3 loads of laundry (weekly)
Energy Efficiency American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $300 million Rebates towards new ENERGY STAR qualified appliances MA allocated $6,235,000 to 39,000 residents in 3 hours on April 22, 2010 December 31, 2010: $207 million was distributed to 1.4 million customers. This equates to annual energy savings of 1.4 trillion Btu Program still open in 22 states Page 19
Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Pay for themselves in about 6 months Designed to last 6,000 hours (more than 5 years based on typical use) Average household has 30 bulbs 30 x $30 savings= $900 total savings Page 20
Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR Light Bulbs: Something to think about… If every American home replaced 1 old light bulb with new 1 ENERGY STAR light bulb… Save enough energy to power 3 million homes for a year $600 million in annual energy costs Prevent greenhouse gas emissions of equivalent of 800,000 cars Page 21