Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and one of its principal research
engineers, Neil Moyer, were awarded the Energy and Environmental
Building Association’s (EEBA) Legacy Award in October. The Legacy
Award recognized the most significant contributions made toward the
promotion and development of building performance, as it relates to
the science of new home construction, over the past 25 years.
FSEC is credited with providing services, such as the research, testing,
and certification of solar systems, that save homeowners $20 million
in energy costs each year throughout the country.
|Neil Moyer with MAD-Air model.
Neil Moyer was recognized as a co-developer for his efforts with
Mechanical Air Distribution And Interacting Relationships (MAD-Air),
one of the first models to demonstrate problems caused by pressure
differentials in homes. The relationship between duct system leakage
and interior door closure – and the pressure differences they
create – was discovered in the late 1980s, and was originally
used to diagnose home energy problems. The connection between these
factors later proved to be a key component in the health and safety,
durability, and comfort of homes.
“The Legacy Awards are the first of their kind to recognize
the significant work done by the pioneers in building science,” notes
Kathleen Guidera, EEBA Executive Director. “Their passion for
better building performance has provided all of us with a higher building
standard that can be applied to homes across the country.”
See EEBA’s press release for a complete listing of award winners.