Florida's Phased Deep Retrofit Project

November/December 2013
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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October 31, 2013
What are the realistic energy savings that can be obtained in homes in a hot-humid climate? As part of U.S. DOE’s Building America Program, phased deep retrofit (PDR) project, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is retrofitting 58 Florida homes. FSEC is collecting detailed pre- and post-retrofit audit data in order to evaluate potential energy reductions. Since February 2013, a series of shallow retrofit measures have been installed. As of the end of May, there were enough of these completed to allow an estimate of the pre- and post-retrofit savings in about half of the homes. We will cover the progress to date in this article.

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