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Title: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Space Conditioning Energy and Moisture Levels in the Hot-Humid Climate, Cocoa, Florida (Fact Sheet)

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. ‚Äč
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127261
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4345
KNDJ-0-40339-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; BA-PIRC; BUILDING AMERICA; INFILTRATION; MECHANICAL VENTILATION; MOISTURE CONTROL; SIMULATED OCCUPANCY; CO2 TRACER; SPACE COOLING ENERGY; CONDENSATE MEASUREMENT ​; ; Building America