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Boulter House Energy Audit, Tour and Energy Modeling

Category: Energy

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The Boulter House, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect 1956

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Mar. 28, 2011 – Historic Clifton Home Seeking LEED Certification – Two events at 1 Rawson Woods Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45220:
1. Energy Audit Noon to 4 p.m. – Performed by HOUSH The Home Energy Experts, approved contractor for the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, – They will inspect the home and HVAC system, check combustion appliances and conduct a blower door test. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP by Mar. 21.
2. Tour and Energy Modeling Presentation of the LEED-Registered home. Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. for a tour and presentation of eQUEST energy modeling. There is no charge, but please do RSVP by Mar. 21. Learn more.
(Boulter House illustration and 3D-model by Brayden McLaughlin and Greg Algie)

The first hour will be a tour of the home with special attention to the HVAC systems. The second hour will be a presentation of the eQUEST building modeling and the input of the HVAC systems for LEED Certification. We’ll try to take the mystery out of the LEED requirements and you’ll learn about other design functions of eQUEST to encourage energy efficiency.

If you would like to learn more about the process download eQUEST’s LEED_Analysis.pdf and the USGBC’s Advanced_Energy_Modeling_for_LEED_V1_5b.pdf.

The secret to energy modeling is to model the building and systems as simply as possible but no more. You’ll learn what it will take to meet LEED EAc1 but you will also learn how to use the Exceptional Calculation Method and how it can be used to demonstrate measurable environmental benefits to HVAC systems not included in eQUEST.

About the Boulter House:
The Boulter House was designed near the end of Wright’s life (1868-1959). The home is a unique, two-story south-facing Usonian. The “Usonian” term was coined from Wright’s vision of suburbia in the United States of North America offering well-designed homes for ordinary people. Learn more: http://www.wrightboulter.com/site/

Contact: Chuck Lohre

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