Cooling; Retrofits; Zero Energy Homes; Photovoltaics; Buildings
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) conducted energy performance monitoring of two existing residences in Central Florida that were undergoing various retrofits. These homes were occupied by FSEC researchers and were fully instrumented to yield detailed energy, temperature, and humidity measurements. The data gave feedback about the performance of two levels of retrofit in two types of homes in a hot-humid climate. This report covers a moderate-level retrofit and includes 2 years of pre-retrofit data to characterize the impact of improvements. The other home, covered in a separate report (Parker and Sherwin 2012), is a deep energy retrofit that has performed at near zero energy with a photovoltaic system and extensive envelope improvements.
Buildings - Cooling; Photovoltaics; Buildings - Retrofits; Buildings - Zero Energy Homes
Florida Solar Energy Center and Chasar, David, "Measured Cooling Performance And Potential For Buried Duct Condensation In A 1991 Central Florida Retrofit Home" (2013). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 219.