ERIC Number: ED433685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Efficient Florida Educational Facilities: Phase VI. Progress Report: Phase I and II.
Callahan, Michael P.; Parker, Danny S.
A Florida study examined differences in energy uses in two adjacent portable classrooms to determine if these types of facilities can be made more energy efficient through retrofitting. Retrofitting included an efficient lighting system, new air conditioners, and reflective white metal roofs. Data show the white metal roofing reduced roof, decking, and attic temperatures significantly. The newer air conditioning system (Bard 2.5 ton HVAC unit) had a much higher ventilation rate than the old air conditioning unit and achieved energy savings of approximately 45 percent. The T8 lamp-electronic ballast system that replaced the old T12 system provided energy savings of 20 percent with an average increase in brightness of 4 percent. (Contains 7 references and 6 figures.) (GR)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Comparative Analysis, Educational Facilities Improvement, Energy Management, Lighting, Middle Schools, Public Schools, Relocatable Facilities
Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa, FL 32922-5703.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Educational Facilities.
Authoring Institution: Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.
Identifiers - Location: Florida