Verification of the total building load (cooling, heating, lighting, and envelope) by determining the building location, the specific assembly and equipment/material types selected, internal gains from lighting and miscellaneous plug loads, and the thermal properties and orientation of the envelope assemblies.
The following efficiency values from building components detailed in the design documentation will be required for COMcheck compliance calculations:
- SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient)
- U Factors
- SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)
- EEF (Energy Efficiency Factor) used in the building components.
If these efficiency values are not provided in the drawings and/or specifications or do not meet the code compliance parameters, The Cotocon Group will alert the design team and assist with determining what alterations to the project documentation are necessary.