Research Projects

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BUILDINGS Research Projects

Isolation Zone to Minimize Infectious Disease

Inexpensive dual blade, horizontal window fan in bedroom windoUsing a full-scale laboratory home, UCF researchers evaluated methods to create an isolation zone in a single-family home where an infected person could remain separated from the rest of the occupants. The researchers found that a basic isolation zone for a contagious person could be created with little cost and effort. Learn More: Isolation Zone to Minimize Infectious Disease

Smart Water Heater Project

AO Smith smart water heater

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! Do you own a residential “smart” water heater or plan to purchase one soon? If so, we’d like to talk to you. You have the opportunity to be a part of study federally-funded study in the Southeast that will look at how smart water heaters can help to create a more flexible and efficient electrical grid. See if you are eligible to be a part of something big, and earn some cash too. Learn More: Smart Water Heater Project

Indoor Air Quality Research Study

Researcher standing on ladder testing mechanical ventilation.

FSEC is conducting a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to learn about the indoor air quality in new homes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are partners in this study.

Learn More: Indoor Air Quality Research Study

SOLAR Research Projects

Floating solar system (10 panels x 10 panels)in Orlando, Fla. is part of research project. It is anchored in retention pond, accessed by personal watercraft. Quantifying and Valuing Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), systems are electricity-generating solar panels affixed atop buoyant platforms, sited directly on bodies of water. This research project will monitor the performance, durability, water-quality impacts and biodiversity interactions of four existing U.S. floating solar sites across diverse climatic regions. Learn More: Floating Solar

PAST Research Projects