B.S., Engineering Technology
University of Central Florida
David Beal has been a Research Analyst at the Florida Solar Energy Center since 1987. He has been Principle Investigator on several FSEC projects and has been involved in various building Science Projects including Radiant Barrier Technology, Roof Material Testing, Ventilation Studies, and Industrialized Housing. At present he acts as a consultant to various HUD Code manufacturers, focusing on moisture problems and duct systems. David is a RESNET certified home energy rater and has provided technical assistance to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas.
David has been responsible for instrumentation, monitoring and analysis of many projects and was integral to FSEC's early work on wall and roof systems, including radiant barrier performance that led to Florida energy code credit for the technology. Recently, he conducted experiments on the effect of various ground cover systems on the relative humidity under manufactured homes.