Building Envelope and HVAC Tabs (Non-residential & Residential)

These tabs are optional fields to track more detailed project characteristics for non-residential and residential projects. These tabs are anticipated to be sunsetted by 2020 reporting. For any questions or comments on these tabs, please reach out to 2030commitment@aia.org.

 

The Building Envelope and HVAC tabs vary depending on the project category selected in Non-residential or Residential. The project must be saved before these tabs can be accessed. Each use type selected on general inputs will have a tab that includes all of the envelope input fields, which allows multiple use types to be incorporated into a project. Sections of each tab are described below.

Building Envelope 
1. Building

Defines the building shape, orientation, zone configuration, conditioned area, and operating hours for each use type.

2. Envelope

Defines the building materials and thermal characteristics for the main envelope components. 

HVAC Systems (Non-residential) 
1. Plant

Defines zone configuration, heating and cooling type, capacity and efficiency.

2. Air Handling Unit

Defines more detail about the system type and distribution.

 

3. Service Hot Water

Defines fuel type and systems characteristics of the hot water system.

 

4. Zone Equipment

Defines ventilation distribution characteristics, capacity, and efficiency.

HVAC & Appliances (Residential)
1. Appliances

Defines number of clothes washers & refrigerators.

2. Equipment

Defines heating and cooling systems types and system characteristics.

 

3. Service Hot Water

Defines fuel type and systems characteristics of the hot water system.