Title

Florida Building Code - Enhance Florida's Building To Next-Generation Energy & Mechanical Codes and Enrich Compliance

Secondary Author(s)

Cummings, James; Sen Sharma, Raju; Withers Jr., Charles; Basarkar, Mangesh

Report Number

FSEC-CR-1678-06

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-CR-1678-06.pdf

Keywords

Energy Codes; Buildings

Abstract

The project Implemented ASHRAE 90.1 2004 into Florida's compliance tool, EnergyGauge, to allow inclusion of the methodologies and rule sets of ASHRAE 90.1-2004. The project also implemented IECC 2003 into Florida's compliance tool to allow inclusion of the methodologies of Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the International Energy Conservation Code 2003 (IECC 2003). Field testing was completed in 40 central Florida homes (built after March 1, 2002) to examine compliance with the balanced return air, duct leakage, and combustion/dilution air requirements of the Florida Mechanical Code. A course titled Complying with Duct System Requirements of the Florida Energy Code to Avoid Energy and Mold Problems in Homes was developed and presented in five Florida cities during the period October 12 - December 10, 2005. A course brochure was developed and distributed widely in Florida.

Date Published

11-29-2006

Subjects

Buildings - Energy Codes

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