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Author Poerschke, A., author.

Title Comfort in high-performance homes in a hot-humid climate / prepared by A. Poerschke and R. Beach.

Publication Info. [Golden, CO] : U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 1.177:DOE/GO-102016-4762    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 43 pages) : colored illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series NREL/SR ; 5500-64994
NREL/SR ; 5500-64994.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on July 25, 2016).
"Prepared for: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy."
"January 2016."
Published through SciTech Connect.
Summary "9IBACOS monitored 37 homes during the late summer and early fall of 2014 in a hot and humid climate to better understand indoor comfort conditions. These homes were constructed in the last several years by four home builders that offered a comfort and performance guarantee for the homes. The homes were located in one of four cities: Tampa, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas. Temperature and humidity data were collected from the thermostat and each room of the house using small, battery-powered data loggers. To understand system runtime and its impact on comfort, supply air temperature also was measured on a 1-minute interval. Overall, the group of homes only exceeded a room-to-room temperature difference of 6 degrees F for 5% of the time. For 80% of the time, the rooms in each house were within 4 degrees F of each other. Additionally, the impact of system runtime on comfort is discussed. Finally, measurements made at the thermostat were used to better understand the occupant operation of each cooling system's thermostat setpoint. Builders were questioned on their perceived impact of offering a comfort and performance guarantee. Their feedback, which generally indicates a positive perception, has been summarized in the report.
Funding AC36-08GO28308 Subcontract KNDJ-0-40431-05
Subject Dwellings -- Air conditioning -- United States.
Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization.
Dwellings -- Air conditioning. (OCoLC)fst00899982
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Beach, R., author.
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, issuing body.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), sponsoring body. Researcher.
Building America (Program : U.S.), sponsoring body.
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Distributor.
Gpo Item No. 0429-A-90 (online)
Sudoc No. E 1.177:DOE/GO-102016-4762

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