The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) has acquired a new research facility, the Manufactured Housing Laboratory (MH Lab). The MH Lab is a 1600 ft2 ENERGY STAR® manufactured home that will serve as a training center and building science laboratory.
|FSEC began monitoring energy performance of the MH Lab in July of 2002. The data is downloaded through an internet modem every 15 minutes to FSEC, where it is processed and made available via the internet.Data summaries can be accessed online at the InfoMonitors web site. Detailed data queries and graphs can also be generated through FSEC's WebGet database.|
The MHLab features two complete separate heating and cooling systems: an overhead duct system connected to a package unit air conditioner with electric resistance heating and a floor-mounted duct system connected to a split system air conditioner also with electric resistance heating.
Working in the MH Lab, students will practice:
Research topics under consideration include: