December 22, 2005
Mixed-Humid Hot-Humid


High performance space conditioning and control systems that match the high performance of Building America enclosures are necessary to meet performance targets of DOE residential research program. Conditioning systems with integrated mechanical ventilation and year-around temperature and humidity control are necessary. The most significant climate-specific need is for system-integrated dehumidification for humidity control without overcooling the space. Cost-effective dehumidification without overcooling will enable continued and further reduction of sensible loads (including high-performance glazing) that would otherwise exacerbate humidity control problems in humid climates.