UCF to Study Method for Reducing Energy Use by 50-75% in Older Homes

The University of Central Florida was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the DOE to see if a pre-packed pod is very efficient for heating, cooling and water heating.

According to UCF Today, “We have an opportunity to make a significant difference in reducing energy costs for people living in less-efficient existing homes, thereby making a lasting impact on people’s lives,” says Eric Martin, principal investigator on the project and program director at UCF’s FSEC Energy Research Center. “The PV-GEMS concept is especially effective when deployed alongside more conventional cost-effective, non-disruptive energy-efficient retrofit strategies.”

PV-GEMS is a pod technology that consists of high-efficiency heat pumps for heating, cooling and water heating.

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