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Spring 2017

Training Opportunities

05/16 Florida Residential Energy Code Compliance
05/17 Florida Commercial Energy Code Compliance
05/18 Commercial Energy Code and Green Building Modeling Using EnergyGauge Summit
05/19 EnergyGauge Commercial Rater Training
05/22 EnergyGauge Rater Training Class 1
05/31 ACCA Manual J, D, and S Introduction
05/31 ACCA Manual J and EnergyStar
05/31 ACCA Manual J Basics
06/02 HVAC QI Technician Checklist for EnergyStar V3
06/05 Installing Photovoltaic Systems
06/05 Weatherization Energy Auditor Single Family
06/19 RESNET 3D Practical Simulation Preparation
06/20 RESNET 3D Practical Simulation Preparation
06/22 Residential Building Air Leakage Testing


Funding Buildings Research Projects of $50k or more

FSEC's Eric Martin Received the UCF Research Incentive Award

Eric Martin

The UCF Research Incentive Awards (RIA) program supports outstanding research, scholarly, and creative activity that advances the body of knowledge in a particular field, including interdisciplinary research and collaborations. This award recognizes faculty contributions to UCF’s key goal of achieving international prominence in research and creative activities. Congratulations, Eric!
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FSEC Shares Building Science Wizardry at RFMA 2017


Over 1700 restaurant facility professionals gathered to network, gain insight and knowledge at the Restaurant Facility Management Association's annual conference. FSEC was there to share their building science wizardry.

Restaurant Building Science | Conference Info

UCF Researcher Issa Batarseh To Be Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Issa Batarseh

Issa Batarseh, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Florida Solar Energy Center’s Energy System Integration Division, was selected because of the depth of his research and his propensity for transferring the knowledge to the market through his two successful startup companies. Read More

Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) Research Presented at the National Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC) in San Diego

FSEC was invited to present research from a four-year US DOE Building America funded study, which investigated residential energy savings and economics, and demand reduction resulting from the installation of phased retrofit packages and advanced technologies. Details from this real-time energy end-use measurement study are of great interest to utility companies evaluating Demand Side Management (DSM) opportunities.


EV Workplace Charging Energy Use and Cost Case Study
This report presents a case study where EV charging is part of a buildings electric bill. Also presented are options for minimizing the electrical demand costs due to charging. Results show that workplace charging can be cheaper than charging at home.

Comparative Performance of Two Ventilation Strategies in a Hot-Humid Climate
This report compares the builder-standard run-time vent system to an ASHRAE 62.2-compliant ventilation system using a continuous exhaust fan and provides information about the data collection method and results from more than one year of data collection.

Measured Space-Conditioning Energy and Humidity in a Mechanically-Ventilated House Lab with Fixed and
Variable-Capacity Cooling Systems Located in a Hot and Humid Climate

This paper focuses on investigating potential energy-efficient methods of cooling and dehumidifying a research
lab home mechanically ventilated in accordance with ASHRAE 62.2-2013 (ASHRAE 2013a).

Are Residential Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Systems Reliable Enough to Mandate Tight Homes?
This paper presents the results of a field investigation of the failure rates of whole-house mechanical ventilation systems installed in Florida homes over the last 15 years. The paper includes homeowner survey and ventilation system testing results and code recommendations based on study findings.



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