FSEC’S Building America
Team Will Provide Technical Assistance for Two Orlando
2005 Showcase Homes
FSEC and other USDOE Building America teams
are working with consultants Steve Easley, Ron Jones,
and the contractor Bradford Building Corporation
on author and architect
Sarah Susanka’s NOT
SO BIG SHOWHOUSE (pdf). The home is
being designed for a whole house energy reduction
of 40% from typical design and construction. FSEC
will coordinate dehumidification, ventilation and
solar system design. FSEC will also coordinate Energy
Star and Florida Green Building Coalition green home
certifications and instrument the home to measure
actual energy use.
FSEC is also working with Building America team
IBACOS to monitor energy use for the NAHB
New America Home being built in Baldwin Park. FSEC
is documenting and inspecting progress during construction.
Climate Impacts on Heating Seasonal Performance
Factor (HSPF) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency (SEER)
Heat pumps use outside air as a heat source. FSEC has simulated the
variation of performance in different climates.
|Optimizing Manufactured Housing Energy Use
An energy-efficient optimized home shows a measured
energy savings of 52% for the heating, cooling, and DHW
energy use compared to the control unit.
Energy Star Manufactured Homes:
The Plant Certification Process
An outline of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) ENERGY STAR label for manufactured
homes. Certification at ten plants in
six states is presented, including Blower Door and Duct
Blaster test results from over 40 homes.
A two-day program to encourage green development and
building will be offered in Ft. Walton Beach, FL in November.
| FSEC's School Utility Report Card project
featured in Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning News.
Report Card Website