FSEC Energy Research Center®, also known as the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC®), is the state's premier energy research center. Created by the Florida Legislature in 1975 to test and certify solar systems, FSEC® is administered by the University of Central Florida. As a result of FSEC's extensive research capabilities increasing throughout the years, Florida Solar Energy Center slowly outgrew its solar name. The Center is rebranding its research as the FSEC Energy Research Center®—at the University of Central Florida—to more accurately reflect its research, capabilities, and university affiliation.

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Submissions from 2021

Relative International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Energy Impacts by Compliance Path, Florida Solar Energy Center and Philip Fairey

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Connected Water Heater Load Shifting and Energy Efficiency Evaluation for the Southeast: Winter Laboratory Assessment, Final Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Karen Fenaughty

Resilient Florida Buildings: Alternative Fuel Options for Maintaining Power During Outages, BROCHURE, Florida Solar Energy Center and Colleen Kettles

Commercialization of Renewable Natural Gas in Florida is being submitted to the Association Gas Distributors of Florida, Inc., Florida Solar Energy Center and Tanvir Khan

Lab Home Testing of Residential Isolation Space Control to Minimize Infectious Disease Transmission in Existing Single-Family Homes, Florida Solar Energy Center and Tanvir Khan

Lab Home Testing of Residential Isolation Space Control to Minimize Infectious Disease Transmission in Existing Single-Family Homes -- FACT SHEET, Florida Solar Energy Center and Tanvir Khan

Survey of Unvented Attics in Climate Zone 2A, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Benchscale Methanol Synthesis Process Development & Testing, Florida Solar Energy Center and Nazim Muradov

Mitigation of Airborne Contaminant Spread through Simple Interventions in an Occupied Single-Family Home, Florida Solar Energy Center and Nazim Muradov

Comparison of the Commercial Provisions of the 2020 Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, 7th Edition with 2021 IECC & ASHRAE 90.1-2019, Florida Solar Energy Center and Bereket Nigusse

Comparison of the Residential Provisions of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation with the 2021 IECC, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Metal and Flexible Duct Systems Impacts upon Cooling Energy and Performance, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Submissions from 2020

Improving Energy Savings and Peak Demand Reduction Estimates Using AMI Data for Utility Commercial Rebate Programs, Florida Solar Energy Center and Karen Fenaughty

Market Driven Residential Energy Codes: Comparing Performance in a Changing Technical Environment, Code Official Survey Results, Florida Solar Energy Center and Karen Fenaughty

FSEC Energy Research Center Strategic Plan (2020-2025) Executive Summary, Florida Solar Energy Center and James Fenton

Characterization of Mechanical Ventilation Systems in New US Homes: What types of systems are out there and are they functioning as intended?, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Who's Leading: The Dance Between Mini-Splits and Existing HVAC Systems, Florida Solar Energy Center and Cheryn Metzger

Measured Cooling Energy Savings from Reflective Wall Finishes: Evaluation as an Efficiency Measure Across Climates, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Analysis Techniques for Evaluating Energy Conservation Programs Using Utility AMI Data, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Side-by-Side Testing of SolAire Solar AC, Florida Solar Energy Center and John Sherwin

FSEC Energy Research Center Highlights 2020, BROCHURE, Florida Solar Energy Center and Sherri Shields

Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, 7th Edition (2020) vs. 2018 International Energy Conservation Code Residential Stringency Analysis, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Significant Commercial and Residential Provision Changes Between the 6th Edition (2017) and 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation Volumes, BROCHURE, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Targeting the Best Performing Home Efficiency Programs with Advanced Metering Evaluation Supplemented by Simulation, Florida Solar Energy Center and Robin Vieira

Energy and Latent Performance Impacts from Four Different Common Ducted Dehumidifier Configurations, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Measured Energy and Moisture Performance Impacts from Vented and Unvented Attic with Insulation On Top of Ceiling in the Hot Humid Climate Zone, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Submissions from 2019

Environmental and economic implications of energy efficiency in new residential buildings: A multi-criteria selection approach, Florida Solar Energy Center and Delia D'Agostino

How will climate alter efficiency objectives? Simulated impact of using recent versus historic European weather data for the cost-optimal design of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs), Florida Solar Energy Center and Delia D'Agostino

Evaluating Moisture Control of Variable-Capacity Heat Pumps in Mechanically Ventilated, Low-Load Homes in Climate Zone 2A, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Ductless Heat Pumps in Existing Homes by Demonstrating Integrated Controls: Measurement and Verification Plan, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Quantitative and Economic Analysis of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Energy Code, Florida Solar Energy Center and Bereket Nigusse

Estimated Energy and Peak Demand Reductions of Multiple Energy Efficiency Retrofit Measures for Orlando Residences, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Evaluation of Heat Pump Retrofit Program for the Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Evaluation of Variable Speed Pool Pumps as a Utility Energy Efficiency Measure in Florida, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Estimated Energy and Peak Demand Reductions of Cool Roofs and Custom Incentives for Orlando Commercial Buildings, July 2019, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Estimated Energy and Peak Savings of Increased Ceiling Insulation for Orlando Residences, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Recommendations for New and Improved Programs for OUC, Florida Solar Energy Center and Robin Vieira

City of New Smyrna Beach Solar Feasibility Assessment, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

City of New Smyrna Beach Solar Feasibility Assessment -- City Hall Annex, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Further Investigation of Energy and Performance Impacts of Whole-House Dehumidifier Duct Configurations, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Improving Effective Energy-Efficient Commercial Package Dedicated Outside Air Systems Located in Hot-Humid Climate Zones, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Residential Attic Performance Comparison Research, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Submissions from 2018

Policies that Impact the Acceleration of Electric Vehicle Adoption, Florida Solar Energy Center

Battery Technologies for Mass Deployment of Electric Vehicles, Florida Solar Energy Center and R. Paul Brooker

Evaluation of Thermo-electric Generators to Increase Transit Bus Fuel Economy, Florida Solar Energy Center and Carlos Colon

Data on cost-optimal Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) across Europe, Florida Solar Energy Center and Delia D'Agostino

Development of SWITCH-Hawaii Model: Loads and Renewable Resources, Florida Solar Energy Center and Paritosh Das

Analysis of Differences between 2018 IECC R406 Code Compliance and ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301, Florida Solar Energy Center and Philip Fairey

Evaluation of Air Conditioning Performance Degradation: Opportunities from Diagnostic Methods, Florida Solar Energy Center and Karen Fenaughty

Intermodel Comparison Between Switch 2.0 and GE MAPS: Evaluating a New Tool for Integrated Modeling of Electric Vehicles and High-Renewable Power Systems, Florida Solar Energy Center and Matthias Fripp

Energy Savings and Comfort Enhancement Potential of a Smart Residential Ventilation Control Strategy, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Field and Laboratory Testing of Approaches to Smart Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Control, Florida Solar Energy Center and Eric Martin

Potential of a Very High Efficiency Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Electric Vehicle and Wireless Charging Laboratory, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Electric Vehicle Grid Experiments and Analysis, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for University Transportation Center PPPR#10, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for University Transportation Systems PPPR#9, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Electric Vehicle Interaction at the Electrical Circuit Level, Florida Solar Energy Center and Shawyun Sariri

Comparison of the 6th Edition Florida Building Energy Conservation Code with IECC 2018 & ASHRAE 90.1-2016, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Residential Air Leakage (Blower Door) Testing for Florida Code Compliance, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Residential Air Leakage Testing and Mechanical Ventilation Verification, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Investigation of Energy Impacts of Whole-House Ducted Dehumidifier Location, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Improved Dehumidification Performance of Variable Capacity Air Conditioning Systems, Florida Solar Energy Center and Charles Withers, Jr.

Submissions from 2017

Automated and Connected Vehicle Implications and Analysis, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Prediction of Electric Vehicle Penetration, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for University Transportation Systems PPPR#7, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Transportation Planning for Electric Vehicles and Associated Infrastructure, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Economic Impacts of Electric Vehicle Adoption, Florida Solar Energy Center and Makena Coffman

Measured Performance of a High-Efficiency Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater, Florida Solar Energy Center and Carlos Colon

PV-Driven Heat Pump Water Heater Final Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Carlos Colon

Solar Energy Research Institute India US (SERIIUS) Project, Quarterly Report April-June, 2017, Florida Solar Energy Center and Neelkanth Dhere

Electric Vehicle Battery Durability and Reliability Under Electric Utility Grid Operations, Florida Solar Energy Center and Matthieu Dubarry

Cost Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency and On-site Photovoltaic Power for 2015 International Energy Conservation Code ERI (Energy Rating Index) Compliance, Florida Solar Energy Center and Philip Fairey

Phased Deep Retrofit Project: Real-Time Measurement of Energy End-uses and Retrofit Opportunities, Florida Solar Energy Center and Karen Fenaughty

Electric Vehicle Charging Technologies Analysis and Standards, Florida Solar Energy Center and J. Doug Kettles

Florida Rural Small Business Energy Assistance Collaborative Final Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Janet McIlvaine

Electric Vehicle Energy Impacts, Florida Solar Energy Center and Katherine Mckenzie

Design of an Very High Efficiency Evaporatively Cooled Mini-split Air Conditioner, Florida Solar Energy Center and Danny Parker

Electric Bus Systems -A Case Study and Optimization Study, Florida Solar Energy Center and Nan Qin

Fuel Cell Vehicle Technologies Final Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Nan Qin

Optimal Charging Scheduler for Electric Vehicles on the Florida Turnpike, Florida Solar Energy Center and Zhihua Qu

Techno-Economic Analyses of Large-Scale Electric Vehicle Systems, Florida Solar Energy Center and Zhihua Qu

Assessing the SunGuide® and STEWARD Databases, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Electric Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for University Transportation Systems PPPR#8, Florida Solar Energy Center and Richard Raustad

Implications of Electric Vehicle Penetration on State and Federal Highway Revenues, Florida Solar Energy Center and Kevin Schleith

Improved Hot Water Code Calculation, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Residential Code Review for the 2017 Florida Building Energy Code, Florida Solar Energy Center and Jeffrey Sonne

Socio-economic Implications of Large-scale Electric Vehicle Systems, Florida Solar Energy Center and Omer Tatari

Residential Performance Code Methodology for Crediting Dehumidification and Smart Vent Applications Final Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Robin Vieira

Residential Performance Code Methodology for Crediting Dehumidification and Smart Vent Applications Interim Report, Florida Solar Energy Center and Robin Vieira

Comparative Performance of Two Ventilation Strategies in a Hot-Humid Climate, Florida Solar Energy Center and Sarah Widder

Submissions from 2016

2015 Electric Vehicle Market Summary and Barriers, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Automated, Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology Assessment, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center PPPR#5, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center PPPR#6, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Block

From Energy Guzzler to Near-Zero Energy Home: Lessons from the Phased Deep Retrofit Project, Florida Solar Energy Center and David Chasar

Effect of Ducted HPWH on Space-Conditioning and Water Heating Energy Use -- Central Florida Lab Home, Florida Solar Energy Center and Carlos Colon

Measured Performance of Ducted and Space-Coupled Heat Pump Water Heaters in a Cooling Dominated Climate, Florida Solar Energy Center and Carlos Colon

Comprehensive Modeling of Optimal Paths to Reach Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) for New Constructions in Europe, Florida Solar Energy Center and Delia D'Agostino