Energy ~

Tools

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has created a variety of tools to further advance the built environment in Alaska. 

  • AkWarm Energy Modeling Software is a tool for builders, designers, energy raters, lenders, and homeowners. The software can be used for energy design, retrofit, or to determine an energy rating.
     
  • The Energy Efficiency Calculator is designed to determine an appraisal price adjustment based on the efficiency level of a subject home and surrounding comparable homes. The tool also allows users to search for the star level and estimated energy costs for homes in the AHFC database. (Calculator video tutorials).
     
  • The Cash Flow Calculator allows the user to develop a preliminary analysis of the cost effectiveness of an energy efficiency retrofit by comparing cash flows of various funding scenarios. The cost of inaction is illustrated to help building owners identify the impact to their budget if a project is delayed.

  • The AHFC Building Monitoring System is a free open source building monitoring system that measure real-time energy use and provides a complete summary of operating performance. The system is able to track building occupancy, temperature, electricity, and fuel use as well as access data from multiple sources, including established weather stations, building automation systems, databases, and other points.