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Seattle/Tacoma
 
In Seattle, all concrete wall types showed significant savings in heating and cooling costs as compared to the code-matching wall. The best performing wall was the ICF Flat Panel, 22% better than code, 14% better than wood, and 20% better than steel. Sandwich Panelwalls performed well also; 19% better than code for the assembly.  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 Seattle, WA
Annual HVAC Energy Cost, for Code Matching Wall in Seattle: $1,260 (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%
8%
6%
2%
2%
5%
16%
14%
20%
22%
26%
17%
25%
19%
33%
17%
29%
12%
19%
14%
26%

Seattle residential wall performance