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Russell Higgins

Russell Higgins

New York, NY, US

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Before - 1980 Code Compliant Construction w Vented Crawlspace
Before - 1980 Code Compliant Construction w Vented Crawlspace
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eQuest - 125 Yr Old House - Building Energy Model

eQuest Building Energy Model validating energy use in 125 yr old farmhouse.

BEM used to forecast and verify performance of energy conservation and sustainable initiatives.

Simpler modeling programs failed to allow for complexities of composite / varying / atypical existing historic construction.  eQuest was able to match within 10 % component values to nearly 10 yrs of known energy use, and was able to verify the energy saved by each energy conservation method as it was implemented.

Easily too.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Hunter, NY, US
My Role: Building Energy Modeler
Additional Credits: Cooper Union - Green Building Design Certificate classes for exhaustive review of possible sustainable initiatives to implement and an introduction to Building Energy Modeling

 
50% Energy Saviings - Frost Proof Shallow Foundation + Super Insulation (partial)
50% Energy Saviings - Frost Proof Shallow Foundation + Super Insulation (partial)

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