AERCalc

AERCalc is used to calculate the annual energy performance of window attachments. 

AERCalc

AERCalc is used to calculate the annual energy performance of window attachments working with the Attachments Energy Ratings Council. The program allows a user to import windows with attachments from a WINDOW database, specify the air leakage values for specific products such as window panels, calculate the annual energy performance for heating and cooling based on EnergyPlus hourly simulations, and export the results. 

Program Features: 

AERCalc has the following features:

  • Import Windows with attachments from a WINDOW database
  • Specify the air leakage values for specific products such as window panels
  • Calculate the annual energy performance for heating and cooling based on EnergyPlus hourly simulations
  • Export the results 
Program Indices and Other Results: 

AERCalc calculates 

  • EPc: Energy Performance for cooling, based on EnergyPlus simulations for a cooling climate (Houston, TX)
  • EPh: Energy Performance for heating, based on EnergyPlus simulations for a heating climate (Minneapolis, MN)