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Title: Flexible Residential Test Facility: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Cooling Season Energy and Moisture Levels

Air infiltration and ventilation in residential buildings is a very large part of the heating loads, but empirical data regarding the impact on space cooling has been lacking. Moreover, there has been little data on how building tightness might relate to building interior moisture levels in homes in a hot and humid climate. To address this need, BA-PIRC has conducted research to assess the moisture and cooling load impacts of airtightness and mechanical ventilation in two identical laboratory homes in the hot-humid climate over the cooling season.
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  1. BA-PIRC/Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5500-66488; DOE/GO--102016-4909
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION residential; Residential Buildings; BA-PIRC; Building America; infiltration; mechanical ventilation; moisture control; simulated occupancy; CO2 tracer; space cooling energy; condensate measurement