Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Study Demonstrates the Value of CMA

Today, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) released the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Simulation Study, which clearly demonstrates the benefits associated with the use of CMA in California buildings.

The study is based on simulations run for a variety of California buildings. According to John Lewis, NFRC’s director of new programs, the study shows that by using CMA construction professionals in California can achieve:

• Higher compliance margins for most buildings in California.

• More accurate HVAC loads modeling and sizing.

• Greater benefits from above-code incentive programs.

Other benefits from using CMA may include reducing utility demands, proving access to tax incentives, and helping improve re-sale value of a property.

Click here for a copy of the full NFRC press release. Learn more about CMA here