Energy Analysis - Florida

Right-Energy® Florida

Combine Right-Energy® Florida with the #1 ACCA certified Manual J load calculation solution to generate Florida 2017 Energy Code compliance reports in a single easy-to-use program.

This revolutionary, Florida Building Commission approved program allows users to quickly, easily and effectively comply the new Florida Energy code. Unlike any other product of its kind, Right-Energy® Florida uses a state-of-the art hourly building energy simulator in conjunction with Wrightsoft’s Right-J® (for Manual J load calculations), and Right-D® (for Manual D duct designs and Manual S (for equipment selection). Designed to simplify the code submittal process, this solution’s easy-to-use interface and product integration will save time and increase productivity.

In addition to the integrated platform, the program encompasses all approval documents necessary to comply with current energy codes, including an Energy Conservation Code Documentation checklist, a Form 405 Report, ELP Display Card and Mandatory Requirements, as well as a checklist for prerequisites for the Performance Method.

Featuring easy to use, drag-and-drop inputs, Right-Energy® eliminates painful surface by surface data entry. This new module is fully integrated with our Manual J software modules in Right-Suite® Universal, enabling users to easily meet requirements for Florida 2017 Energy Code in a single solution with Wrightsoft’s state-of-the-art hourly simulator.

Key features include:

  • Combines system design (Manual J Load Calculations and Manual D Duct Designs) with code compliance into one solution.
  • Integrated with Right-Suite Universal software = no duplicated inputs
  • Includes Energy Conservation Code Documentation Checklist, a Form 405 Report, EPL Display Card and Mandatory Requirements, as well as a checklist for prerequisites for the Performance Method.
  • State of the art hourly building energy simulator
  • Use for Low Energy Design as well as Code Compliance
  • System Design and Code Compliance in one program
  • Describe a Simple Attic Screen or an Advanced Attic method
  • Meets Florida 2017 Energy Code requirements*

* Approved by the Florida Building Commission for Performance Method, New Construction, Single-Family Houses for 2014 and 2017.

Combine Right-Energy® Florida with the #1 ACCA certified Manual J load calculation solution to generate Florida 2017 Energy Code compliance reports in a single easy-to-use program.

This revolutionary, Florida Building Commission approved program allows users to quickly, easily and effectively demonstrate compliance with the new Florida Energy code. Unlike any other product of its kind, Right-Energy® Florida uses a state-of-the art hourly building energy simulator in conjunction with Wrightsoft’s Right-J® (Manual J load calculation), and Right-D® (Manual D duct design) and Manual S (equipment selection). Designed to simplify the code submittal process, this solution’s easy-to-use interface and product integration will save time and increase productivity.

In addition to the integrated platform, the program produces all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with Florida Building Code Sixth Edition (2017) Energy Conservation. Documentation produced includes:

  • Energy Conservation Code Documentation checklist
  • Form R406-2017 report
  • EPL Display Card
  • Mandatory Requirements
  • 2017 Air Barrier and Insulation Inspection Component Criteria checklist
  • 2017 Envelope Leakage Test Report
  • 2017 Duct Leakage Test Report
  • Building component characteristics of the ERI rated/reference design

Featuring an easy to use, drag-and-drop building description, Right-Energy® eliminates painful surface by surface data entry. This new module is fully integrated with our Manual J software modules in Right-Suite® Universal, enabling users to easily demonstrate compliancewith Florida’s 2017 Energy Code in a single solution with Wrightsoft’s state of the art hourly simulator.

Key features include:

  • Combines system design (Manual J Load Calculations and Manual D Duct Designs) with code compliance into one solution.
  • Integrated with Right-Suite Universal software = no duplicated inputs
  • Includes Energy Conservation Code Documentation Checklist, Form R406-2017 report, EPL Display Card, Mandatory Requirements, 2017 Air Barrier and Insulation Inspection Component Criteria checklist, 2017 Envelope Leakage Test Report, 2017 Duct Leakage Test Report and Building component characteristics of the ERI rated/reference design.
  • State of the art hourly building energy simulator
  • Use for Low Energy Design as well as Code Compliance
  • System Design and Code Compliance in one program
  • Use a Simple/Detailed Attic description
  • Meets Florida 2017 Energy Code requirements*

* Approved by the Florida Building Commission for R406 (ERI) for New Construction, Single-Family Houses for Florida Building Code Sixth Edition (2017) Energy Conservation

Testimonials

Rick Blair Certified Home Energy Rater & Thermographer, Performance Point, LLC says,

"If you're a Wrightsoft user and have been wanting to go to the next level, Right-CAD is it. I'm not conversant with CAD but I was up and running with 3D almost immediately, importing some of my more complex duct designs already created with RSU, and amazed at seeing what I could only imagine before. The 3rd dimension takes the guesswork out of interstitial duct runs, navigating dropped ceiling areas, dropped girders, etc.

Learning curve is simplified by utilizing the familiar tools & tabs already within RSU, and yet with lots of bells and whistles for rainy day exploration and further fine tuning of design presentation. I see this as the future of professional & field ready HVAC design, without the cost and lengthy learning curve of Revit."

Mac owner of Michigan Energy says,

"This company is awesome. The software is pretty easy to use given it's complexity but the real benefit is the service.

Tech support is friendly and patient, the 10 day training course was perfect for a novice user and the trainer was open and understanding - the kind that doesn't make you feel stupid and knows his stuff so well he can explain why the software is doing what it is doing.

A great overall experience!"

Roquey from Integrity Comfort Solutions says,

"I have used Wrightsoft since the days of monochromatic screens and the spreadsheet-only format. I've attended several classes, been to the World Headquarters in Lexington, and even hosted training classes. The level of support is phenomenal. Both in the classroom, call in and email.

I've used the Right J, Right Draw modules extensively in the new construction markets not only for the purpose intended, but also to "value engineer" the materials selection process for my clients. I can't imagine a better product. The learning curve is pronounced and requires commitment on the part of the user, but with constant use it becomes almost second nature.

As a 40+ year veteran of our industry, I highly recommend this company."

Mike Douglas, from Advent Air Conditioning says,

"As a business owner, one of the things I like is that Right-Draw gives us a level of professionalism whether it’s a specialty home or a basic starter home. Within the past year, we have actually picked up new accounts because our customers were so impressed by the professionalism of our designs, particularly when we go up against contractors who are giving them what amounts to a crayon rendition on a napkin."

Bob Pietrangelo from Comfort Solution says,

"I’ve always been a proponent of proper sizing of air conditioning equipment. For a standard 3,000 square foot, 4 bedroom house, doing the load calculations manually would take many hours. Then I found Wrightsoft, and by using their Right-J and Right-D, I was able to produce load calculations and duct design in about an hour."

Al Gagne from Bayside Mechanical says,

On our Training:
"I've been to three of your trainings over the last 7 years and every time I go I learn something new. The class provides a thorough understanding of Right-Suite® Universal and helpful shortcuts so that I can continue to run my business effectively in this changing market."

On our Software:
"Wrightsoft’s Right-Suite® Universal has helped us to turn bids around faster, especially for custom home builders. I can simply import the AutoCAD building plans as a layer in the program, trace to complete the load calculations and add my ducts to the design, saving me a considerable amount of time. The full design and calculation is then saved in the AutoCAD file as another layer."

Mike Truitt Resnet Rater from This Efficient House says,

“Hands down, the best tool for the job. Our HVAC partners love the 2-line mode drawings, and the export to REM/Rate module saves me at least 2 hours per project! That's a real game changer for us in terms of billable hours and revenue. Mike (sales) and Donald (tech support) have been there for us for over 10 years! Keep up the good work and thanks again guys. - Just another loyal happy customer.”

Jim Heinz President of Heinz Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. says,

“We are primarily a residential replacement air conditioning and heating company in Clearwater, Florida.  We found a serious issue with improperly sized air conditioning systems in existing homes that was causing issues with humidity, or lack of cooling.  We have used Manual J for over 30 years, but due to the time-consuming process of entering information manually, it was not done unless we had a consumer complaint.  We partnered with Wrightsoft over 15 years ago and can now do a Manual J Load Calculation in less than 30 minutes. Wrightsoft is always there for us, with tech support staff that answers the phone quickly, and offer advice when needed.  There is also a library of how to videos available 24 hours a day on their website. Wrightsoft has continued to be the best option for us for Manual J load calculations.”

Tim Kohut Director of Sustainable Design, National Community Renaissance says,

“I reached out to technical support [to complete an advanced task].  [Technical support] responded within an hour or two, guided me through the process, and even QC’d my spreadsheet (making corrections needed).  I was really impressed… I’ve found that my questions are always answered, usually within hours, and there’s never an attempt to dodge an issue. Wrightsoft’s responsiveness on the support side is what truly sets you apart.  Your team has made my life easier and using RSU has become an integral cornerstone to the work I do guiding our teams in the design and construction of high performance, soon to be ZNE affordable housing.”

Steve Paxton from Air-Dynamics says,

“I've been using Wrightsoft since the late 80’s. Public Service Company in Oklahoma's "Good Cents" program required an ACCA Manual J load calculation and ACCA Manual D duct design to qualify as a "Good Cents" structure. As long as the information is entered correctly, Wrightsoft takes all of the guesswork out of the equation. It has given me peace of mind and keeps our quality of installation above the rest. I can't imagine doing an install without it, it's as important to us as the rest of the tools on our trucks.”

Tom Tumminelli from Brothers Plumbing, Air & Electric says,

“The Wrightsoft experience has been great from the beginning to end.  Their support staff are patient and professional.  Proper equipment sizing is imperative regarding our customers comfort. We have been able to provide our customers with accurate professional data to backup our proposals awarding us multiple projects over our competitors. Well worth the investment of time and money.”