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Autumn 2011

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FLeX House
The FLeX House is designed to easily
adapt to different site situations and
plan configurations.
Power Haus takes home 2011 LEED for Homes Award
The “Power Haus” takes home award
from the 2011 Greenbuild Toronto.
Lifestyle Homes wins award.
Lifestyle Homes, based in Melbourne,
wins Zero Energy Home award.
Nelson presenting certificate to City of Winter Park.
Project Evaluator Jeremy Nelson (left) presents certificate to recently
certified City of Winter Park.
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Funding Buildings Research Projects of $50k or more
-Atlantic Housing Partners
-Florida DBPR
-Florida Energy Office
-Florida Natural Gas Association
-Florida Power & Light Co.
-Southern Company
-Syracuse University
-USDOE Building America
-USDOE Energy Codes
-USDOE Software Tools
-USDOE State Energy Program
Publications Now Online
Two-Story Homes Sought for Home Energy Research Study
Participants are needed for a study of two-story homes in the following Florida counties: Brevard, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Marion, Putnam, Flagler, St. Johns, Clay, Duval, and Nassau.  Participants would be eligible for a $50 payment.
Team Florida's FLeX House Competes in Solar Decathlon
The Solar Decathlon is an international contest where universities from around the world compete to design and build net zero energy houses. This year, UCF/FSEC participated as part of Team Florida, a four university team consisting of USF, UF, UCF, and FSU, to construct the FLeX House, a manufactured house designed to passively cool itself. FSEC’s Mike Flynn, a UCF student when the decathlon project began, helped with the data acquisition.
About FLeX House and Team Florida
FSEC LEED for Homes Projects Win Awards
Congratulations to Josh Wynne Construction's Power Haus in Sarasota, FL for winning the 2011 LEED for Homes Award for Outstanding Single Family Project and SEBC Grand Aurora Awards in the following categories: Energy Efficient Home, Best Solar Energy Efficient House, Best Natural Gas Single Family Home and Green Construction. Also, congratulations to the KB Home Greenhouse in Windermere, FL for winning a Grand Aurora Award in the Energy Efficient Home category. Both projects are certified Platinum under the LEED for Homes program with FSEC acting as LEED for Homes Provider.
Josh Wynne Power Haus | KB Home Greenhouse
Lifestyle Homes Wins Zero Energy Home Award
Congratulations to the Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) partner Lifestyle Homes for winning the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year Award from the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. FSEC’s BA-PIRC team provided technical assistance during design and construction of the St. Croix home located in Melbourne, FL.
News Release | Case Study
Green Local Government Program Celebrates 5 Years
With support from the State of Florida, FSEC’s Eric Martin and Robin Vieira led development of the FGBC Green Local Government Program in 2004. The voluntary certification program guides, encourages, and rewards sustainability throughout local government policies and practices. Pinellas County became the first certified government in 2006.  The program continues to help cities and counties set and achieve their environmental goals with 35 certified local governments.
FGBC Green Local Government Program
Online Courses Approved for Continuing Education Credit
FSEC now offers two courses online and both have been approved for CEU credits: From Blueprints to Residential Energy Code Compliance (4 CEU credits) and EnergyGauge Pro Hands On (3 CEU credits).
Online Training Courses
2012 FSEC Training Schedule Now Available!
FSEC currently offers a wide range of courses covering renewable energy and building energy technology topics. Most include both classroom instruction and hands-on field experience. In many cases, attendees can receive CEU credits and some courses are approved for Florida professional license renewals. New courses are also being developed for retrofitting homes.
View FSEC's Training Schedule
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