Data from BEopt
I just ran my first Optimization run using BEopt. I had many high performance options selected for all the important items (air-tightness, insulation, etc). It took about 5 hours to run all the simulations and in the end, it said the B10 Benchmark was much cheaper vs all my high performance combinations. Am I doing something wrong here? I was looking for the most cost effective solution to find the sweet spot of how well I should insulate, how low I should shoot for in air-tightness, etc. But this simulation says I’d be paying way more per month for incorporating any of those options vs just building to the B10 Benchmark, which frankly, has pretty lame options selected. Any input or advice would be welcomed. I’m a complete newb to “building science”, but really wanted my next build (coming up in a couple months for my own home) to be next-level.
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part