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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REFRIGERATOR REPLACEMENT IN FLORIDA: A CASE STUDY

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January 01, 1993

Florida's hot and humid climate challenges even the best refrigerators. Not surprisingly, refrigerators guzzle a lot of electricity in Florida. [continue reading]

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Will Duct Repairs Reduce Cooling Load?

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September 01, 1993

Summer air conditioning causes the peak demand for electricity in most parts of the United States. If utilities reduce air conditioning demand, then they can avoid building expensive power plants. [continue reading]

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Saving Energy with Reflective Roof Coatings

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May 01, 1994

Architects have traditionally used light surface colors to cool off buildings in hot climates, but until recently there was little research on the measured cooling-energy savings of reflective roofs. [continue reading]

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Florida House Aglow with Lighting Retrofit

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January 01, 1997

Most lighting studies focus on average lighting energy use or on how much energy can be saved by retrofitting large numbers of homes. However, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), we were interested in finding out how much lighting energy we could save in a single house. [continue reading]

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Saving Energy with Reflective Roofs

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November 01, 1998

In 11 Florida homes with roofs coated with a white material during midsummer, average air conditioning energy use decreased by 8 kWh/day, or 19%. [continue reading]

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Cool Home Features Bring Peak Energy Savings

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July 01, 1999

To test the feasibility of building new single-family homes that cut air conditioning use to a minimum, researchers here at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) recently built a 2,425 ft2 home in central Florida using many proven energy-saving building strategies, along with a 4 kW photovoltaic (PV) array that could meet most of the home's daytime electrical demand. [continue reading]

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Florida's Phased Deep Retrofit Project

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October 31, 2013

What are the realistic energy savings that can be obtained in homes in a hot-humid climate? As part of U.S. DOE’s Building America Program, phased deep retrofit (PDR) project, the Florida Solar ... [continue reading]

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