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    Zonal Distribution

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    INTRODUCTION

    The Zonal Distribution screen is used to identify existing distribution systems for heating and cooling records entered on the Heating/Cooling screen and enter new measures to be installed.  A distribution record should be entered for every heating and cooling system.

    • Data entered on the Heating/Cooling screen has a direct relationship to distribution information entered here. All heating and cooling systems must be entered into the system before you can add distribution information. Available options on some selection lists are based on heating and cooling records.

    The Zonal Distribution screen is accessed by opening the client’s record from the Job List screen, then selecting Zonal Distribution from the WEATHERIZATION menu.

    1. To create a new record, click Add
    2. To view (read-only) an existing record, click View at the beginning of the row.
    3. To edit an existing record, click Edit at the beginning of the row. 
    4. To delete a record, click Delete at the beginning of the row.

     

    See the tasks below for directions on entering Zonal Distribution information.

     

    FEATURES AND TASKS

    Add a Distribution System, Add a Distribution Measure, Enter a Distribution Comment, Delete a Distribution System, Upload and View Photos, Print Distribution Information, Related Tasks and Information,

    ADD A DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

    From the WEATHERIZATION menu:

    1. Select Zonal Distribution and click Add.
    2. Select the Heating system from the drop-down list. The available options are based on data entered on the Heating/Cooling
    3. Select the Cooling system from the drop-down list. The available options are based on data entered on the Heating/Cooling
    4. Select the System Type from the drop-down list.
    • If you select Ducts for the System Type, enter the following information:
      1. Enter the length of the entire duct system in feet in the Quantity field (you may need to estimate this value).
      2. Select the percentage of the duct system that is inside the unit from the Percent within Envelope drop-down list.
      3. Select the option that best describes any leakage from the Duct Leakage drop-down list.
      4. Select the option that best describes the existing insulation from the Duct Insulation (outside envelope) drop-down list.   
    1. Enter the percent of Efficiency of the system.
    2. Click Save.

     

    • If there are separate heating and cooling systems in the unit that share the same distribution system, enter one distribution record and select both systems from the drop-down lists.

    ADD A DISTRIBUTION MEASURE

    1. Click the Select Measure tab and click Add.
    2. Select the Measure from the drop-down list.
    3. Enter the Unit Cost of the measure.
    4. Enter the Quantity.
    5. Enter the percent of Post Efficiency of the system.
    6. Click  to Save the record.
    7. When all measures have been entered, click Save at the bottom of the screen.

     

    • Health and Safety measures are not included in the overall SIR calculation for a job, but the cost of other non-energy savings measures will contribute to the SIR.

     

    ENTER A DISTRIBUTION COMMENT

    1. From Add Zonal Distribution or Edit Zonal Distribution, click the Comment tab.
    2. Click in the box and enter comments.
    3. Click Save.

     

    DELETE A DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

    From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Zonal Distribution and click Delete Delete_icon.png at the beginning of the row for that system. 

     

    UPLOAD AND VIEW PHOTOS

    From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Zonal Distribution.

    To upload a photo:

    1. Click the Upload Photo button at the bottom of the screen.
    2. Enter any Notes relating to the photo.
    3. Under Upload File, click Select File.
    4. Locate the file to upload and click Open.
    5. Click Save.

    To View a photo:

    1. Click the View Photo button at the bottom of the screen.

     

    PRINT DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    From the WEATHERIZATION menu select Zonal Distribution and click the Print button at the bottom of the screen.

    RELATED TASKS AND INFORMATION

    Heating/Cooling records must be added before entering zonal distribution information.  Selection lists for some fields on this screen are based on data entered for heating and cooling systems.  An associated zonal distribution record should be entered for all heating and/or cooling systems.

     

     

     

     

    FAQ:  Unable to add more than one Energy Savings measure to Distribution.

    Answer: Some states have set up Zonal Distribution to only support adding one energy savings measure. We recommend finding a measure that covers all energy savings measures needed. If you do not have one, we recommend contacting your state to see if they can adjust accordingly.

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