Reports
Code Information

The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code envelope requirements are based on the project location and mechanical system inputs (i.e., system type, fuel, and efficiency). Trade-offs/credit are only available under the limited equipment performance option and only for high performance gas and oil fueled furnaces/boilers and AC units.

Code/Location
What's my code?

If your location is not included here, choose a nearby location with similar weather conditions.

Project Type
Compliance Method
Building Characteristics
ft2
Explanation of duct testing requirements
FBC, Energy Conservation mandatory requirements
Heating System Type
Project Details (optional) Edit Project Details…

This information will appear on the compliance report.


Efficiency Packages
Credits:    Required    Proposed


Additional Efficiency Package(s) (R406)
None selected
- Edit...
R-Value/U-Factor Requirements Glazing Requirements
  • Component
    Post-Alterations Assembly
    Gross Area or Slab Perimeter
    Cavity Insulation R-Value
    Continuous Insulation R-Value
    U-Factor

Use the Component Buttons above to create a description of your building. Help

  • Component
    Description
    Heating Efficiency
    Cooling Efficiency
    Minimum Efficiency

Use the Component Buttons above to list the heating and/or cooling equipment in your building. Help

Note: These inputs are optional.

Compliance with the can be demonstrated using the Total UA ('Trade-Off') Alternative or the Performance Alternative. The UA Alternative is currently selected. The compliance method can be changed under the Project tab.

The UA Alternative does not consider mechanical systems so mechanical inputs are not available. Under the Performance Alternative, mechanical systems can be specified and may impact the results, however no trade-off credits for high efficiency mechanical equipment are allowed.

See the help for more information.

Compliance with the can be demonstrated using the Total UA ('Trade-Off') Alternative or the Performance Alternative. The UA Alternative is currently selected. The compliance method can be changed under the Project tab.

The UA Alternative does not consider mechanical systems so mechanical inputs are not available. Under the Performance Alternative, mechanical systems can be specified and may impact the results, however no trade-off credits for high efficiency mechanical equipment are allowed.

See the help for more information.

The does not directly allow for envelope/HVAC trade-offs. However, as an alternative, it does permit compliance via the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as it does allow for envelope/HVAC trade-offs.

Select the '2006 IECC' code on the Project tab to comply by this alternative. Note that several IECC requirements differ somewhat from those in the IRC.

See the help for more information.

Compliance with the 2010 New York Energy Conservation Construction Code can be demonstrated using the Total UA ('Trade-Off') Alternative or the Performance Alternative. The UA alternative is currently selected. The compliance method can be changed under the Project tab.

The UA Alternative does not consider mechanical systems so mechanical inputs are not available. Under the Performance Alternative, mechanical systems can be specified and may impact the results, however no trade-off credits for high efficiency mechanical equipment are allowed.

See the help for more information.

ft2 (includes all floors)
ft
Normalized ACH (max = 0.50)
% (max = 15%)
Btu/hr
Btu/hr
Btu/hr
Btu/hr Output

Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes

Wisconsin offers an energy efficient new homes program called "Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes" in which every certified home undergoes a series of performance tests and must meet specific program standards before being certified. Based on testing, each home is assigned a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index number. Per EPA guidelines, the minimum acceptable HERS index number is 80 - the lower the number, the more energy efficient the home. Homes certified through the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program provide homeowners with assurances that their new home is comfortable, safe, durable and energy efficient.

For more information about the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program, call Focus on Energy at 800-762-7077.

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.

Homeowners of Wisconsin Energy Star Homes can expect all of the following in their new homes:

  • Enhanced moisture control and indoor air quality
  • Draft free comfort
  • Effective insulation, properly installed
  • Sealed combustion and/or power-vented combustion appliances, and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure safety
  • High-performance windows and doors

Select the category of interest then select a requirement from the list to view and modify in the details section below. Help

Requirements

Details

«To display compliance results, click the Check Compliance button.
Your SHGC: Max. SHGC:
Your UA: Max. UA:
Compliance Method: UA-Trade Off
Max. UA: Your UA:
Compliance Method: Performance Alternative
Explanation of results...
UA Trade-Off
Max. UA: Your UA:
Equipment Performance
Explanation of results...
Help

Starting REScheck-Web