Designing for Zero/ASHRAE Solar ZEB Article 2
Our second ASHRAE Journal article discusses computer simulation modeling of Equinox House. Our house prediction model is now embedded into ZEROs (Zero Energy Residence Optimization software), a free-to-use, online residence simulation model. In addition to basic energy analyses, ZEROs calculates design heating and cooling capacity, moisture modeling, indoor air quality modeling (including the CERV2), economic (Life Cycle Cost), and finance (monthly expense for mortgage, utility, taxes and insurance) for more than 300 locations around the world. Economic and energy optimization guides are incorporated into ZEROs to guide users to high performance solutions with minimized Life Cycle Cost.
Over a thousand people have been using ZEROs….try it out! Our 7 Steps to Designing Net Zero guide will help you get started. Nearly 40,000 have watched our 7 Steps YouTube from the Green Home Institute.