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Title: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate

This report describes a research study that was conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team. BSC seeks to research and report on the field monitoring of the performance of in-situ supplemental dehumidification systems in low energy, high performance homes in a hot-humid climate. The purpose of this research project was to observe and compare the humidity control performance. Specifically, the study sought to compare the interior conditions and mechanical systems operation between two distinct groups of houses; homes with a supplemental dehumidifier installed in addition to HVAC system, and homes without any supplemental dehumidification. The subjects of the study were 10 single-family, new construction homes in New Orleans, LA.
  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
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Technical Report
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Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
Residential; Residential Buildings; BSC; Building America; New Orleans; hot-humid; supplemental dehumidification; humidity control; single family houses; new construction; datalogging; monitoring; interior conditions; whole house dehumidifier; stand alone dehumidifier; temperature measurements; relative humidity measurements; energy use measurements