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Energy Efficiency; Buildings; Cooling; Ventilation


This research project was conducted with the primary objective to identify approaches and technologies which can achieve energy-efficient latent cooling in light of code requirements that may increase overall ventilation rates in new Florida homes. This report covers the work of two primary efforts of completing a literature review and testing a few space conditioning methods in a mechanically ventilated building. Results from a literature review provide a list of various approaches to managing the latent load in homes with emphasis on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In addition to a literature review, controlled experiments using four different approaches to space conditioning a building with mechanical ventilation at two different rates were also conducted. The purpose of the testing was to measure the resulting energy use and indoor relative humidity from each approach with results shared in the report.

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Buildings - Cooling; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - Ventilation


FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection



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