The following links give a brief overview of select energy related NCMA Series 6 Tek Notes. The full series as well as the original Tek Notes can be found at https://ncma.org/.
TEK 06-01C – R-Values of Multi-Wythe Concrete Masonry Walls
The TEK 06-01C reviews and highlights the key concepts of multi-wythe concrete masonry walls, as well as discusses concrete masonry energy performance as it relates to R-values and U-factors. In addition, the Series-Parallel R-value Calculation is introduced.
TEK 06-02C – R-Values and U-Factors of Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry Walls
The TEK 06-02C reviews and highlights the key concepts of single-wythe concrete masonry walls as well as discusses concrete masonry energy performance as it relates to R-values and U-factors. Typical R-values and U-factors are presented for standard concrete masonry units. R-values are also outlined in a table for various finish systems. In addition, the relationship between R-values and U-factors is shown through example.
TEK 06-04B – Energy Code Compliance Using COMCHECK
The TEK 06-04B overviews the COMcheck program and its applicability in relation to proving building code energy compliance using tradeoff procedures (this process is not allowed in California- see later discussion) . This review briefly overviews COMcheck’s outputs of above-grade concrete masonry walls and concrete masonry basement walls.
TEK 06-5A – Passive Solar Design
The TEK 06-05A reviews and introduces the concepts of Passive Solar design and discusses its relation to building codes and LEED. Additionally, “Rules of Thumb” are outlined as a basis for first steps in identifying building layout, size, and materials.
TEK 06– 010A – CONCRETE MASONRY RADIANT HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS
The TEK 06-010A reviews and introduces concrete masonry radiant heating and cooling systems as well as provides general design guidance. Air core walls, air core floors, air flow, controls of sensors, and thermal storage capacity are also discussed with figures demonstrating differing elements.
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