Plays Key Role in School “Utility Report Card”
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and Florida
Energy Office director Alexander Mack help launch
report card project at an Orange County, FL elementary
school. Schools receive an electronic report card
that tracks and compares their energy use.
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|North Carolina & Florida Performance
Enhanced Relocatable Classrooms (PERC) Show 50% Energy
In side-by-side comparisons, prototype energy-efficient
classrooms reduce energy bills by 50% or more.
PERC | FL
|FSEC research scientist Dr. Ross
McCluney has authored (and edited, respectively) two new
Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense
in a Troubled World is an original work dealing with
the long term consequences of our combined energy and
environmental crises. It addresses the historical and
philosophical bases of these problems in an engaging,
easy-to-read manner. Getting to the Source: Readings
on Sustainable Values is an anthology of works by
noted environmental writers, journalists, and philosophers,
with an introduction by the editor. Learn more at www.sunpinepress.com.
|FSEC Building America Team Releases
Standard for Clean Air Florida Homes
These standards should result in a house with
excellent indoor air quality where allergy or asthma sufferers
can breathe easier.
at Part Load
Dynamic building simulation tools provide the best means
for engineers to evaluate how well their designs perform
at part-load conditions. Unfortunately, most mainstream
hourly building simulation tools currently do not predict
space humidity levels properly at part load. This paper
presents experimental data and confirms the validity
of a latent degradation model for single-capacity systems.
Courses Offered in August
Eleven courses for residential and commercial building
industry professionals were offered at FSEC in August.
FSEC Research and Development
Featured in Florida Engineering Society Journal in April
Two page overview of current FSEC activities.
Selects FSEC's Philip Fairey as New President
Philip Fairey, Interim Director of FSEC, was
selected as the President of Residential Energy Services
Facility Featured in ASHRAE Journal
March ASHRAE journal article, New Approach to Energy
Savings for Rooftop AC, features FSEC's Building
Science Laboratory as the field test site for a
prototype rooftop unit.
Old House relies on FSEC's
Danny Parker to answer question
In responding to question on how to cool a
hot flat roof, the magazine requested Danny Parker's
advice. Parker recommended the simple solution of painting
the roof with a white elastomeric coating.