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Spring 2006

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15th Hot Humid Symposium is
July 24-26, 2006 in Orlando, FL.
Current Sponsors -Funding Projects of $50k or more
-CDH Energy Corp.
-Florida Energy Office
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Florida Legislature Passes Rebates for Solar and Tax Holiday for Energy Efficient Measures/Appliances
The Florida legislature authorized $2.5 million for the purpose of funding commercial and consumer solar incentives and designated an energy efficiency week during which sales tax will not be collected on the sale of new energy-efficient appliances and other energy-efficient products priced at $1,500 or less. In addition, $15 million was appropriated for funding a Renewable Energy Technologies Grants program. The legislature also established a nine-member Florida Energy Commission to continually review the state energy policy and recommend to the Legislature any additional necessary changes or improvements.
View the 161-page Energy Bill (pdf)

Publications Now Online

Understanding the Dehumidification Performance of Air-Conditioning Equipment at Part-Load Conditions
The moisture removal capacity of an AC cooling coil degrades at part-load conditions – especially when the supply fan operates continuously while the coiling coil cycles on and off.  This report summarizes the results of a comprehensive project to better understand and quantify the moisture removal (dehumidification) performance of cooling coils at part-load conditions.
Contract Report (13 MB - pdf)


Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium
A remarkable new Symposium, aimed at helping citizens deal with threats to the global environment, will be offered at FSEC on June 11th from 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM for the first time in the southeastern U.S.  FSEC will sponsor and Dr. Ross McCluney will host the day-long multimedia event.

FSEC Helps Bring 15th Hot Humid Symposium to Florida
The fifteenth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot Humid Climates will be held in Florida for the first time, July 24-26, 2006.

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