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Advanced HVAC Equipment Design Strategies for Optimal Efficiency and Humidity Control

The purpose of this research is to develop and demonstrate an integrated humidity and ventilation control solution to improve indoor air quality, comfort, and energy performance for low-load homes in hot-humid and mixed-humid climates.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
Department of Energy
Program Area: 
Residential Buildings Integration
Sub-Program: 
Building America
Project Manager: 
Eric Werling
Agreement Type: 
Funding Opportunity
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Home Innovation Research Labs, Inc.
Partners (not funded): 
Goodman Manufacturing, Aprilaire Research Product, Wrightsoft, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, National Association of Home Builders, K. Hovnanian Companies, David Weekley Homes, AB Systems LLC
Agreement Total: 
$600,000
Match Total: 
$181,880
Project Start Date: 
August 31, 2017
Project End Date: 
September 29, 2020
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
HVAC
Sub-Technology Type: 
HVAC - Ventilation
Building Type: 
Single Family, Multifamily
New or Existing: 
New
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
BA Climate Region: 
Hot-Humid, Mixed-Humid
City: 
Upper Marlboro
State: 
Maryland