Presenter: Eric Martin, Florida Solar Energy Center
Building America research projects develop and demonstrate market-ready building solutions that improve the energy efficiency of new and existing homes, increasing comfort, health, safety, and durability. When fully deployed, proven solutions will reduce building-related energy use in new and existing residential building stock by 30% and 25%, respectively, by 2020, and by 50% and 40% by 2030. The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) team focuses on cost-effective efficiency solutions for new and existing homes in hot-humid and marine climates. BA-PIRC is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida. BA-PIRC works closely with industry and utility partners to develop real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners, builders, and remodelers.