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The U.S. DOE recognizes G.W. Robinson Builders as one of the top leaders
in building energy-efficient homes
in Florida.
ACCA Manual J
New SizePro version to calculate
ACCA Manual J eighth edition for
sizing heating and cooling systems.
Attend GreenBuild 2009 in Phoenix, AZ and visit FSEC's booth #3558!
Measured electricity use in
North Carolina control
portable classroom.
The Top Ten Checklist describes
one of the best tools for
achieving energy efficiency.
Learn key energy-efficient approaches to control humidity in the classroom.
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Energy-Efficient Builders Reaping Benefits
Construction is on the rise for six Florida energy-efficient homebuilders who partner with DOE's Building America program. “The future of new home construction is energy-efficient, high-quality housing,” said Subrato Chandra, FSEC’s Building America program director.
ACCA Manual J 8th edition now in EnergyGauge USA
With Release 2.803, EnergyGauge USA now offers a SizePro version for sizing HVAC systems. Entries can be made room by room, by zones or whole house. If entered by room, reports will show sizing loads for rooms, systems, and the entire house. EnergyGauge USA
LEED 2009 Energy Calculation now in EnergyGauge Summit Premier
Summit Premier now offers the ability to automatically calculate the baseline building and points for LEED 2009 and LEED NC 2.2.
EnergyGauge Summit
FSEC Exibits at GreenBuild 2009 on November 11-13th
The Phoenix, Arizona exhibit hall will be the largest in GreenBuild history. As a GreenBuild exhibitor, FSEC will display three booths representing building research, training opportunities, and the latest software availabilities.
Visit FSEC's booth #3558! See map
USGBC's LEED for Homes Green Rater Program
As of October 2009, there are nearly 20,000 units registered with LEED for Homes throughout the U.S., all of which require on-site verification from a credentialed LEED for Homes Green Rater. To help meet this demand, USGBC has designed the all-new LEED for Homes Green Rater Program to establish minimum qualifications and competencies among Green Raters who perform in-field verification on LEED for Homes projects.
Florida LEED for Homes | Green Rater Program
Pubs Now online
Improving Energy Efficiency in Relocatable Classrooms
Portables or "relocatable" classrooms have been used for years to accommodate growing school populations, especially in the Southeastern United States. There are large numbers of these units in service and many of them need significant improvement or replacement. This report discusses the big impact "temporary" classrooms can have on the energy footprint of a school.
Energy Note
Top Ten Checklist for Energy-Efficient Buildings in the Southern United States
Commercial and institutional buildings vary greatly, from one to another, in size, use, and type of construction. Due to a wide range of building types, this checklist assumes a medium-sized (20,000 to 50,000 ft2) office building located in areas with hot and humid summers. The issues that are raised here may equally apply to schools, churches, theatres, and some retail buildings.
Energy Note
Energy-Efficient Approaches to Relative Humidity Control in Schools
During periods when air conditioning is needed, ideal indoor conditions in school buildings are about 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 50% relative humidity (RH). This report discusses energy-efficient strategies designed to control relative humidity in schools.
Energy Note
Energy Code and Energy Rater Training Available in November and December 2009
There's still time to be trained on learning software, classroom and diagnostic training for becoming an energy rater, and blueprints for code purposes. Limited room!
Enroll Now
The 2010 Course Schedule is Available!
FSEC offers a wide range of courses covering renewable energy and building energy technology topics. Most include both classroom instruction and hands-on field experience. In many cases, attendees can receive CEU credits and some courses are approved for Florida professional license renewals.
View FSEC's Course Schedule
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