Flexible Residential Test Facility: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Cooling Season Energy and Moisture Levels.
Author: Parker, D.; Kono, J.; Vieira, R.; Fairey, P.; Sherwin, J.; Withers, C.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.
Pages/Volumes: 53 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
Notes: Work performed by BA-PIRC/Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, Florida.
Document Type: Subcontract Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1134129
Subject Code Description: Buildings
Abstract: 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.
Accession Number: 60293
Library Notes: NPL-1405 REV
Report Numbers: SR-5500-61012; DOE/GO-102014-4344
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