This report provides results of analysis of the Florida Energy Code (FEC) with respect to requirements of Florida House Bill 7135. The analysis uses Florida's performance-based code compliance software, EnergyGauge® USA, to conduct detailed analysis of H.B 7135 requirements to significantly increase the efficiency of new homes over time. First, results of an analysis of the long-term, year 2019 requirement for a 50% increase in new home energy efficiency are presented. Next, the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is analyzed with respect to the H.B. 7135 dual requirements that the 2009 IECC become the foundation code for the FEC and that the 2010 FEC achieve a 20% increase in new home energy efficiency relative to the 2007 FEC. Finally, the report presents results of analysis of three potential prescriptive compliance options for meeting the 20% efficiency improvement requirement of H.B. 7135.
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