Model house – The same 3,200 sq. ft., full basement, 2-story house was used for each scenario above with only the individual components and building techniques changing from house to house.
Assumes that the house is operated in a reasonable fashion with routine maintenance and service performed on a regular basis. Faganel homes results based on new construction and efficiencies may diminish slightly as home ages. Occupant living style will influence individual results.
Water savings calculations are based on EPA Water Sense Calculator at www.epa.gov/watersense/calculator
Heating, cooling, water heating, lighting and appliances have been calculated using RemRate software version 12, along with supporting information from Energy Star, GE ECM motors, ARI and individual manufacturer information.