Danny Parker

Danny Parker is principal research scientist at the Florida Solar Energy Center where he works within DOE’s Building America program. He has enjoyed participating in low energy home research since 1978.

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Improving Attic Thermal Performance

Author: Danny Parker
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November 01, 2004

With metal roofing systems becoming more popular for new construction and retrofits, the Florida Solar Energy Center wanted to learn more about these roofing systems and their effect on thermal performance. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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June 08, 2006

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Roofs Reflect Better Savings

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July 01, 2001

Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]

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Roadblocks to Zero-Energy Homes

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January 01, 2007

In order to reach zero energy, a new home will require at least $20,000 worth of PV capacity just to offset the consumption of miscellaneous devices! [continue reading]

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Evaluating Energy Use Feedback Devices

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July 01, 2008

Experience shows that occupant behavior can make all the difference when it comes to saving energy in homes. [continue reading]

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Reflective Walls

Author: Danny Parker
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May 06, 2009

In research spanning two decades, the record shows that reflective roofs on houses reduce cooling loads. Generally, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), where I do research, we have found cooling energy savings from ... [continue reading]

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Toward Zero Energy at Home

Author: Danny Parker
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May 03, 2010

A Personal Example [continue reading]

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