Energy Retrofit Field Study and Best Practices in a Hot-Humid Climate
Buildings; Retrofits; Hot Humid Climates
In the U.S. Census Bureau's Southern region, housing starts ranged from 4.6 to 5.9 million per decade from the 1970s through the 2000s, nearly twice as many as any other region across all decades. The potential for energy savings in these homes is vast, perhaps our most available untapped resource for reducing energy needs. This study was conducted in central Florida, which forms part of the Census Bureau's Southern region. It examines efficiency retrofit opportunities, typical renovation practices, and pathways for achieving U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals for existing homes in that region.
Hot Humid Climates; Buildings - Retrofits
Florida Solar Energy Center and McIlvaine, Janet, "Energy Retrofit Field Study and Best Practices in a Hot-Humid Climate" (2013). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 215.