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Autumn 2008

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Dishwasher Graph
Energy End-Use of Generic Types
of Standard Size Dishwashers
Completed Side-by-Side Test Buildings
at Florida Solar Energy Center
SHR vs Inlet Air Wet-Bulb Temperature
By using a Scan Gauge, consumers can
save gas and get better mileage
Neil Moyer instructs attendees at the Energy Rater Training.
FSEC's Neil Moyer instructs attendees
at the Class 1 Energy Rater Training.
Hot Humid Symposium
16th Hot Humid Symposium is
December 15-17, 2008 in Dallas, TX.
Current Sponsors -
Funding Buildings Research Projects of $50k or more
-Atlantic Housing Partners
-Florida DCA
-Florida Energy Office
-Florida Power & Light Co.
-Southern Company
-USDOE Building America
-USDOE Energy Codes
-USDOE Software Tools

-USDOE State Energy Program

New Southern Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) Website
SEEC is a pilot, high-performance buildings technology application center serving the southern United States.
SEEC Website
Designing and Maintaining The High Performance Green Building Course Series
Ensure the green building you design and build, achieves the promise of high performance. Courses offered in 2009.
Course Description

Publications Now Online

Very Low Energy Homes in the United States: Perspectives on Performance from Measured Data
This report presents measured annual performance data from a dozen recent-vintage very low energy homes in North America.

Furnace Blower Electricity: National and Regional Savings Potential
This paper compares the potential regional and national energy savings of two-stage brushless permanent magnet blower motors to single-stage permanent split capacitor blower motors.

How Energy Efficient are Modern Dishwashers?
This paper presents measurements of three recent vintage dishwashers of very different efficiencies.

NightCool: A Nocturnal Radiation Cooling Concept
An experimental evaluation has been conducted on a night sky cooling system designed to substantially reduce space cooling needs in homes in North American climates.

AC System Equipment Specification, Installation and Operational Issues That Can Enhance Indoor Humidity Control
This report summarizes the research on equipment selection and operation issues with conventional air conditioning equipment.

In the News

Hoak Provides Techniques for Improving Gas Mileage
FSEC's David Hoak provided advice to Fox 35 for a two segment story on techniques for improving gas mileage.
Video Story

From Blueprints to Residential Energy Code Compliance
Step-by-step guidance as to how to complete a Florida energy code compliance form from plans. Offered December 1, 2008.
Course Description
EnergyGauge® FlaRes Pro Hands-On Training
Maximum use with minimum effort from Florida's Code and Rating Software. For new or experienced users, we'll walk you through EnergyGauge, energy code compliance, and zero energy home analysis. Offered December 2, 2008.
Course Description
EnergyGauge Class 3 Rater Training
Become a home energy rater. Class 3 Raters can rate new buildings only. Offered December 3, 2008.
Course Description
EnergyGauge Class 2 Rater Training
Become a home energy rater. Class 2 Raters can rate new or existing buildings using site audit data. Class 2 Raters must be certified for Class 3. Offered December 4 and 5, 2008. Seven Class 1 and 2 offerings in 2009 – classes sell out fast!
Course Description
Hot Humid Symposium
The sixteenth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot Humid Climates will be held on December 15-17, 2008 in Dallas, Texas.
Symposium Description
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