ABACODE

ABACODE logo.

Interactive online-updated Trade-off worksheets designed to help in complying with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The ABACODE spreadsheets use the MECcheck Trade-off Worksheet User's as well as other online catalogues and resources for IECC code calculations. Screen Shots

Keywords

Residential code compliance, IECC

Validation/Testing

ABACODE spreadsheets are direct implementation of the tables and the procedures, which are explained in MECcheck Trade-off Worksheet. The validation of ABACODE spreadsheets were done by comparing ABACODE spreadsheets results with manual calculations.

Expertise Required

None required

Users

More than 300.

Audience

Designers, Builders, Manufacturers, Students, and Owners

Input

Users input the areas of building components, select building component R-values, and building location.

Output

IECC Trade-off worksheets in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format which can be customized to include the user�s information or logo, and can be incorporated in reports.

Computer Platform

Any supporting Excel with Visual Basic

Programming Language

Visual Basic in Excel

Strengths

Extremely user friendly and easy to use, does not require installation, updated online, gives advice and suggestions, provides links to products and specifications, can be used as educational tool, allows users to track calculations and verify results, and all tables, charts, and databases, which are used in calculations, are available for reviewing.

Weaknesses

Requires Excel to be installed on the users� computer.

Contact

Company:

ABACODE

Address:

Telephone:

+1 (571) 322-0131

E-mail:

habaza@vt.edu

Website:

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/habaza/abacode/

Availability

Available at no cost for download from web site.