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Summer 2003

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K-9 Comfort Cottage
The K-9 Comfort Cottage highlights a “whole building approach” that integrates multiple strategies to optimize K-9 comfort, sustainability and ergonomics
Systems Engineering approach examines important details
Philip Fairey
FSEC's Philip Fairey comments on housing's progress in Builder magazine
Current Sponsors - Funding Projects of $50k or more
-CDH Energy Group
-Florida Energy Office
-Florida Power & Light
-USDOE Building America
-USDOE Energy Codes
-USDOE Oak Ridge National
-USDOE Software Tools

-USDOE State Energy Program

Roof/Attic Insulation Testing Now Available
Roof material/attic insulation system testing available for season at FSEC's flexible roof facility.
Whole Story

Energy Star Certified Palm Harbor Homes
FSEC staff certify four Texas plants as Energy Star.
Whole Story

The K-9 Comfort Cottage
FSEC's design won “The Most Scientifically Designed Pet House” award at the Orlando Science Center contest.
Whole Story
Show Me the Money: Selling Builders on Systems Engineering
Energy Star homes are selling for more than the exact same non-Energy Star homes. In one case, there was an increase in appraised value of $4,000 on a 1,550 square foot home.
Whole Story
Publications Now Online

Energy Impacts of Air Handler Leakage
Study shows new Florida homes still have leaky ducts on the order of 12% of return air and 13% of supply air.
Whole Story

EnergyGauge USA 2.1 Now Available
The only software product with integrated hourly photovoltaic simulation for zero energy home analysis.
Whole Story | Order Form
System Interactions in Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems, Part I
HVAC equipment efficiency factors quantified for ASHRAE Standard 152P.
Whole Story
3 Building Science Courses Offered August 26th-28th
Florida Green Home Designation Certification Course, Energy-Efficient Florida Home Building, Checklist for Sustainable Developments.
Course Schedule
Staff in the News
Philip Fairey honored by National Home Energy Rating Industry for development of national standards.
Whole Story
Danny Parker's article on cool roofs featured in June Journal of Light Construction (not available on web).
Rob Vieira presents first Florida green development designation to The Bonita Bay Group.
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Builder magazine selects Philip Fairey as one of ten pundits to comment on housing's progress and future in their April issue.
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