Energy Efficient Office Building Design For A Hot And Humid Climate: Florida's New Energy Center
Parker, Danny; McIlvaine, Janet
Hot Humid Climates; Energy Efficiency; Buildings; Cooling; Ventilation
Hot and humid climates, such as those in Florida, pose unique challenges to architects and engineers seeking energy efficient office building designs. The severe impact of internal loads on cooling, the intense solar conditions and the need for increased ventilation set against high relative humidities, all serve to limit the success of many conventional methods of reducing building energy use. To provide a high-visibility demonstration of potential energy design solutions, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is building a state-of-the-art office complex for its new facility in Cocoa, Florida.
Buildings - Cooling; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Hot Humid Climates; Buildings - Ventilation
Florida Solar Energy Center and Fairey, Philip, "Energy Efficient Office Building Design For A Hot And Humid Climate: Florida's New Energy Center" (1995). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 800.