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Energy Related Characteristics of New Home Construction in Florida, 1999-2005

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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, University of Florida

Author(s): Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Funder(s): Florida Department of Community Affairs

Funder(s): Florida Department of Community Affairs

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: housing; energy efficiency

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida

Abstract:

The objective of this report is to provide the Department of Community Affairs and other interested organizations and individuals with insight into trends in the energy-related features of single-family homes being constructed in Florida. The summaries stratify the state into three climatic zones (i.e., south, central, and north) for the purpose of exposing any trends that may be present. Summaries include the following key areas: conditioned floor areas, exterior wall systems, insulation levels, glazing materials, cooling system, heating system, air handler location, domestic water heaters, water heating conservation credits, and HVAC credits, including ceiling dans, cross ventilation, programmable thermostate AC, programmable thermostate HP, multi-zone cooling, and multi-zone heating.