An Energy-Efficiency Program For Florida Condominiums

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Title:
An Energy-Efficiency Program For Florida Condominiums
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Fact sheet
Creator:
The Governor's Energy Office
Publisher:
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status:
Published
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"Publication date: November 1992."
General Note:
"EES-8"

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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University of Florida
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IR00004844:00001


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FactSheetEES-8 November1992 AnEnergy-EfficiencyProgramforFloridaCondominiums1 TheGovernor'sEnergyOffice2Asaresultofrisingenergycosts,Floridiansare becomingincreasinglyawareoftheimportanceofenergy conservationandefficiency.Inarecentsurvey,thecost ofenergywasidentifiedasakeyproblembymanystate residents.Moreandmore,Floridiansaremakingefforts toincorporateenergy-savingpracticesintotheirdaily lives--athome,atworkandontheroad. Florida'sresidentialsectoraccountsfor23percent ofthetotalenergyconsumedinthestate.Thisis exceededonlybytransportationwhichuses38percent ofthestate'senergy.Withover700,000units, condominiumscompriseanimportantpartofFlorida's residences.Condominiumsrepresentanareawheresubstantialamountsofenergyandmoneycanbesavedby the1.5millionpeople(16percentofFlorida's population)wholiveincondominiums. TheFloridaEnergyOfficeandtheFlorida CooperativeExtensionServiceoftheUniversityof Floridahavedesignedaspecialprogramtohelp condominiumsconserveenergy.Assistingthisprogram istheFloridaEnergyExtensionService,whichoperates energyprogramsinboththecommercialandresidential sectors. Thepurposeofthisprogramistoprovide condominiumdwellersandassociationswithpractical conservationopportunitiesandthetechnicalassistance necessaryfortheirimplementation.Thisis accomplishedprimarilythroughCooperativeExtension Agentswholiveandworkinyourcounty.Theseagents areavailabletohelpyouoryourassociationestablisha conservationprogramforsavingenergyandmoney.AVAILABLEFREETOCONDOMINIUMSTheFloridaCooperativeExtensionServicehas materialstohelpyoureduceenergycostsinyour condominium.Thesematerials,availablefromExtension Agents,include: Pamphletswithenergy-savingsuggestions. Anenergyguidebookforowners. Amanualformaintenancepersonnel. Energychecklistsforassociations. Alsoavailableare: Speakersforprogramsonenergy-efficiency opportunitiesforcondominiums. 1.ThisdocumentisFactSheetEES-8,aseriesoftheFloridaEnergyExtensionService,FloridaCooperativeExtensionService,InstituteofFoodand AgriculturalSciences,UniversityofFlorida.Publicationdate:November1992. 2.TheGovernor'sEnergyOfficeincooperationwiththeDivisionofFloridaLandSalesandCondominiums,CooperativeExtensionService,Institute ofFoodandAgriculturalSciences,UniversityofFlorida,GainesvilleFL32611. TheFloridaEnergyExtensionServicereceivesfundingfromtheFloridaEnergyOffice,DepartmentofCommunityAffairsandisoperatedbythe UniversityofFlorida'sInstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciencesthroughtheCooperativeExtensionService.Theinformationcontainedhereinis theproductoftheFloridaEnergyExtensionServiceanddoesnotnecessarilyreflecttheviewsoftheFloridaEnergyOffice. TheInstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciencesisanequalopportunity/affirmativeactionemployerauthorizedtoprovideresearch,educational informationandotherservicesonlytoindividualsandinstitutionsthatfunctionwithoutregardtorace,color,sex,age,handicap,ornational origin.Forinformationonobtainingotherextensionpublications,contactyourcountyCooperativeExtensionServiceoffice. FloridaCooperativeExtensionService/InstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciences/UniversityofFlorida/ChristineTaylorStephens,Dean

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AnEnergy-EfficiencyProgramforFloridaCondominiums Page2 BooksandfilmsfromyourCountyCooperative ExtensionServiceOffice.APARTMENTOWNERSGUIDESpecificallydesignedfortheFloridacondominium resident,thisguidebookprovidesillustratedinstructions forcheckingtheefficiencyoftheenergysystemsinyour condominiumandshowsyouhowtocorrectanyproblems.Withsimple"how-to"suggestions,itcanhelpyou saveenergyandmoneywithoutlosingcomfort.MANUALFORMANAGERSThismanualforcondominiummanagersand maintenancepersonnelwaspreparedbyateamof consultingengineersanddescribespracticalwaysof reducingtheenergyusageincondominiums.Itincludes anenergyauditchecklistformajorequipment.GUIDEFORASSOCIATIONSTheguideforassociationscontainsalistofenergy measuresthatacondominiumboardcanuse toreducemonthlymaintenancecosts.Itsuggests profitableideasforinvestinginenergyWHATOTHERSAREDOING ADelrayBeachcondominiumhasa"redflag" systemfortrackingutilityexpenditures. ABocaRatoncondominiumhasreducedelectric consumption60percentwithloadmanagement equipment,awasteheatrecoverysystemandmore efficientlighting. ADeerfieldBeachcondominiumhasinstalledsolar pool-heatingequipment. AnOrlandocondominiumhasplacedphotoelectric controlsonoutdoorlighting. Formoreinformationaboutenergyprogramsfor condominiums,contactyourCountyCooperative ExtensionService.