With U.S. Department of Energy goals of reducing existing home energy use by 30% and new home energy use by 50%, it is imperative to focus on several energy efficiency measures, including the quality of air and thermal barriers. This report provides results from a second-phase research study of a phenomenon generally referred to as wind washing. Wind washing is the movement of unconditioned air around or through building thermal barriers in such a way as to diminish or nullify the intended thermal performance. This study focused on the impact of poorly sealed and insulated floor cavities adjacent to attic spaces in Florida homes.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Withers, Jr., Charles, "Investigating Solutions To Wind Washing Issues In Two-Story Florida Homes, Phase 2" (2015). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 154.