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Energy Conserving Features of New Homes in Florida

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Publication Date: July 2009

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: multi-family; energy; single-family

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida

Abstract:

In January 2001, The Shimberg Center entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Community Affairs to serve as the receiving point for Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction (FEECBC) Compliance forms submitted by local building officials across the state. The analysis provided in this report is based on the data captured on the FEECBC compliance forms submitted for 231 single-family homes built between late 2005 and 2006. The objective of this report is to provide the Department of Community Affairs and other interested organizations with a snapshot of the single-family detached and multi-family housing built in Florida. Part I of this report addresses single-family detached homes constructed in Florida in the 2005-2006 time frame. Part II addresses the multi-family housing constructed between 2004 and 2006. Topics include floor area, insulation, heating and cooling, water heating, air ducts, and window glazing