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Accession Number DE14-1118094
Title Applying Best Practices to Florida Local Government Retrofit Programs.
Publication Date Dec 2013
Media Count 106p
Personal Author J. McIlvaine K. Sutherland
Abstract In some communities, local government and non-profit entities have funds to purchase and renovate distressed, foreclosed homes for resale in the affordable housing market. Numerous opportunities to improve whole house energy efficiency are inherent in these comprehensive renovations. BA-PIRC worked together in a multi-year field study making recommendations in individual homes, meanwhile compiling improvement costs, projected energy savings, practical challenges, and labor force factors surrounding common energy-related renovation measures. The field study, Phase 1 of this research, resulted in a set of best practices appropriate to the current labor pool and market conditions in central Florida to achieve projected annual energy savings of 15-30% and higher. This report describes Phase 2 of the work where researchers worked with a local government partner to implement and refine the 'current best practices.' A simulation study was conducted to characterize savings potential under three sets of conditions representing varying replacement needs for energy-related equipment and envelope components. The three scenarios apply readily to the general remodeling industry as for renovation of foreclosed homes for the affordable housing market. Our new local government partner, the City of Melbourne, implemented the best practices in a community-scale renovation program that included ten homes in 2012.
Keywords Construction
Decision making
Energy efficiency
Florida
Funds
Houses
Local government
Market
Residential buildings
Retrofitting


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
Corporate Author Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1416
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308 KNDJ-0-40339-03

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