New Homes Wanted for Energy Research Study
COCOA, May 11, 2012 — The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is seeking homes to participate in a State of Florida-sponsored energy research study. Homeowners of selected homes will be compensated $200 for completion of the energy audit and participation in the energy monitoring study.
Eligible participants are homes that were permitted and built after March 2009, have 1500-2300 square feet of living area, and are owner-occupied year-round.
The FSEC research team will conduct an energy audit within each home and monitor energy use for approximately a three-month period. Testing will examine house airtightness, air conditioner performance and duct leakage. The FSEC research team will also collect the previous year’s energy bills.