4-5 Star Plus Energy Rated Homes Survey & Analysis

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Ivan Moore Research (IMR) of Anchorage conducted a customer survey of Four Plus and Five-Star Plus homes to determine customer satisfaction and understanding of building components. A mail questionnaire was completed by IMR and mailed to homeowners. IMR has completed the survey and evaluated and analyzed the energy use data (actual vs. energy rating estimates).

Projects

AkWarm Updates CCHRC is updating AkWarm, the software used to rate the energy efficiency of Alaska homes, to account for renewable energy, heat loss characteristics, and regional variations in climate and energy.
HERS Software Development CCHRC is researching and developing guidelines for AHFC staff to use when reviewing software for compliance with the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) standard.
Rebate & Weatherization Program Evaluation Audit Process This project evaluated AHFC's weatherization and rebate programs to determine outcomes and recommend improvements.
PM 2.5 Reduction Policy CCHRC developed a model to estimate PM2.5 emissions from residential heating sources in Fairbanks and evaluated a variety of policy options aimed at reducing emissions, finding that these efforts could cut emissions in half.
6-Star Green Program Development CCHRC outlined a program to add 6th Star to the home rating system, which included an AkWarm energy analysis and a green building analysis a national standard for energy efficiency.