More than 50 percent of Florida’s electricity is used in its 14 million plus residences. The energy provisions of the Florida Building Code have been a key tool in achieving statewide increases in residential energy efficiency. Since the late 70s, the state of Florida has called upon FSEC to conduct buildings research that evaluates opportunities to improve Florida’s building energy code. This research has resulted in recommended building codes and standards changes that have significantly increased residential energy efficiency.
- Why Doesn’t 25 Years of an Evolving Energy Code Make More of a Difference?
- Investigation of the Effectiveness and Failure Rates of Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Systems in Florida
- Assessment of Energy Efficient Methods of Indoor Humidity Control for Florida Building Commission Research
- Evaluating the Economic Impacts of the Legislatively Delayed Provisions of the 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code
- Developing Exhaust Air Energy Recovery Credits for the Florida Energy Code
- Where Should We Focus Efforts to Improve Building Energy Code Enforcement Rates? Results From a Research Study in Florida