FSEC Offers Important Energy Code Courses
Florida’s residential energy code as of July 1, 2017 requires blower door testing and for very tight houses, whole-house mechanical ventilation. Learn how to conduct blower door tests, test air flow on mechanical ventilation systems and learn about all other energy code changes. These courses are being offered at eight locations.
Come Say Hi!
FSEC hopes to see you at the Southeast Builders Conference in Kissimmee, Florida! We will be at booth #335 with a full size blower door. Stop by!
FSEC Selected to Lead Research Partnerships for High-Performance Housing
FSEC is one of six nationwide teams selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to receive $3.7 million to study how to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality in homes. The selected projects are expected to lead to improved home energy efficiency and smarter home operation for millions of American families, saving money on their energy bills while improving health and comfort. For one project, FSEC will further refine a new approach to using mini-split heat pumps in existing homes. For the second project, FSEC will be part of a national study aimed at characterizing indoor air quality in occupied homes. Eric Martin is the FSEC program manager for this DOE Building America research.
FSEC Selected for Two Solar Research Projects
FSEC was selected to receive two additional awards totaling $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative that is focused on making solar energy systems more efficient and affordable. The projects led by FSEC researchers Kristopher Davis and Joe Walters will address two specific areas of interest to the energy agency.
FSEC To Present at FESC Conference
FSEC buildings researchers will give presentations at Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainability Conference on July 31 –August 1, 2017. Presentations will include:
- Ultra-Efficient PV Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater with Increased Energy Storage
- Evaluating moisture control of variable capacity heat pumps in mechanically ventilated, energy efficient homes.
- “Smart” mechanical ventilation approaches for improved comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in homes.
EnergyGauge Rater Training
Become an Energy Rater – learn how to be the one called to help verify compliance with Florida’s Energy Code, the Energy Star for Homes program, green home designations or DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program. Courses offered in September 2017.