Basement/Floor

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BASEMENT/FLOOR

INTRODUCTION

The Basement/Floor screen is used identify crawlspace, basement and floor sections in the unit and to enter new measures to be installed for those sections.  The system performs energy savings calculations for both complex and non-complex basements (the basement section you select determines which calculation is performed).   Complex Basement calculations determine the foundation space using the ground temperature of the space around the areas that touch those sections of the basement, the outside temperature and house temperature for appropriate surfaces such as basement ceiling, above grade walls and sills...

The Basement/Floor screen is accessed by opening the client’s record from the Job List screen, then selecting Basement/Floor from the WEATHERIZATION menu.

  1. To create a new record, click Add
  2. To view (read-only) an existing record, click View  at the beginning of the row.
  3. To edit an existing record, click Edit  at the beginning of the row. 
  4. To delete a record, click Delete  at the beginning of the row.

See the tasks below for directions on entering Basement/Floor information.

 

FEATURES AND TASKS

Add a Non-complex Basement Section, Add a Complex Basement Section, Add a Basement or Floor Measure, Enter a Basement or Floor Comment, Delete a Basement or Floor Section, Upload and View Photos, Print Basement or Floor Information,

 

ADD A NON-COMPLEX BASEMENT SECTION

From the WEATHERIZATION menu:

  1. Select Basement/Floor and click Add.
  2. Select the basement Section from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter the Section Quantity. The quantity defaults to 1, but if you have more than one identical basement section, enter the number of sections here.  
  4. Select the Framing type from the drop-down list (available options are based on the Section selected above).
  5. Enter the R value of the existing insulation in the Existing R
  6. Enter the Width of the basement section in lineal feet.
  7. In the Length/Height field, enter the section height if this is a wall or the length if it is a floor.
  8. The Square Foot is automatically calculated.
  9. Click Save.

 

ADD A COMPLEX BASEMENT SECTION

From the WEATHERIZATION menu:

  1. Select Basement/Floor and click Add.
  2. Select the basement Section from the drop-down list. The following sections use the complex basement calculation:                                                                                
  • Buffered Floor
  • Conditioned Basement
  • Unconditioned Basement
  • Unvented Crawlspace
  • Vented Crawlspace

 

  1. Enter the Section Quantity. The quantity defaults to 1, but if you have more than one identical basement section, enter the number of sections here.  
  2. Select the Framing type from the drop-down list (available options are based on the Section selected above).
  3. Enter the R value of the existing insulation in the Existing R
  4. Enter the Width of the basement section in lineal feet.
  5. In the Length/Height field, enter the section height if this is a wall or the length if it is a floor.
  6. The Square Foot is automatically calculated.
  7. Select the Thermal Boundary from the drop-down list.
  8. The Associated Components section on the lower half of the screen displays the additional components that must be entered to complete the complex calculation.
  9. Click Save & Close.
  10. Click Add to enter the next component.
  11. Select the same basement Section that you selected in step 2 above.
  12. Enter the Section Quantity. The quantity defaults to 1, but if you have more than one identical basement section, enter the number of sections here.  
  13. Select the Framing type from the drop-down list (available options are based on the Section selected above).
  • As you enter the required components for this section, the list will be automatically updated and only contain the types that have not been entered.
  1. Enter the R value of the existing insulation in the Existing R
  2. Enter the Width of the basement section in lineal feet.
  3. In the Length/Height field, enter the section height if this is a wall or the length if it is a floor.
  4. The Square Foot is automatically calculated.
  5. Click Save & Close.
  6. Repeat steps 12 – 19 until all the associated components for this section have been entered.
  7. Click Save.

 

  • From the Basement/Floor screen, click Validate to view a list of sections that are missing or are not linked to the basement section. The Validate Required Basement Sections window is automatically updated as components are added for the basement section.

 

ADD A BASEMENT OR FLOOR MEASURE

  1. Click the Select Measure tab and click Add.
  2. Select the Measure from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter the Unit Cost of the measure.
  4. Enter the Quantity.
  5. Click  to Save the record.
  6. When all measures have been entered, click Save.
  • Health and Safety measures are not included in the overall SIR calculation for a job, but the cost of other non energy savings measures will contribute to the SIR.

 

ENTER A BASEMENT OR FLOOR COMMENT

  1. Click the Comment tab.
  2. Click in the box and enter comments.
  3. Click Save.

 

DELETE A BASEMENT OR FLOOR SECTION

From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Basement/Floor and click Delete at the beginning of the row for that section. 

 

UPLOAD AND VIEW PHOTOS

From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Basement/Floor.

To upload a photo:

  1. Click the Upload Photo button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Enter any Notes relating to the photo.
  3. Under Upload File, click Select File.
  4. Locate the file to upload and click Open.
  5. Click Save.

To View a photo:

  1. Click the View Photo button at the bottom of the screen.

 

PRINT BASEMENT OR FLOOR INFORMATION

From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Basement/Floor and click the Print button at the bottom of the screen.

 

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