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Phoenix
 
For this location, all concrete wall types showed significant savings in heating and cooling costs as compared to the code-matching wall. The best performing wall was ICF Flat Panel, performing 32% better than code. Sandwish Panel walls also performed well, about 30% better than code. In Phoenix, the location of the insulation in the cast-in-place assembly is less important than in other locations, though there was still some benefit to exterior applications. Houses with concrete walls also showed additional savings from a reduction in the required HVAC system capacity. Click Here to read the full article.
 
Energy Cost Savings and HVAC Size Reduction for
Various Wall Types in Phoenix, AZ
Annual HVAC Energy Cost, for Code Matching Wall in Phoenix: $1,693 (US Dollars)
Wall Type
Heating and Cooling Cost Savings Based on the Code-Matching Wall, Percent
Average Furnace and Air Conditioner Size Reduction Based on the Code-Matching Wall, Percent
Code Matching
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21%
18%
16%
14%
21%
19%
14%
14%
32%
30%
28%
27%
30%
29%
29%
28%
25%
23%
27%
25%

pheonix residential wall performance