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Memphis
 
In Memphis, all concrete wall types showed significant savings in heating and cooling costs as compared to the code-matching wall and, except for AAC, out-performed both wood and steel walls. The best performing wall was ICF Flat Panel, performing 23% better than code, 13% better than wood, and 18% better than steel. 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 Memphis, Tennessee
Annual HVAC Energy Cost, for Code Matching Wall in Memphis: $1,272 (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
0%
0%
10%
9%
5%
5%
9%
14%
16%
19%
23%
24%
18%
21%
19%
25%
18%
24%
14%
17%
15%
22%

memphis residential wall performance