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Philip Fairey

Philip Fairey

Director, Florida Solar Energy Ceneter, University of Central Florida

Phone: (321) 638-1005

Fax: (321) 638-1010

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703



M.S., City and Regional Planning, Clemson University, 1974

Research Interests:

Mr. Fairey has more than 28 years experience in building science research. He initiated the building science research program at FSEC in 1980 and has had primary responsibility for more than 30 major building science research contracts totaling more than $14 million. He has served as Deputy Director of the Center since 1990. Mr. Fairey has extensive expertise in combined heat and moisture transfer in buildings; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; building energy efficiency; humidity and moisture control; indoor air quality (IAQ); building forensics; energy codes and standards; computer simulation and modeling; and building energy-efficiency rating systems. He conceived and developed the Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System and led the development of EnergyGauge®, a user-friendly, windows-based software tool for code compliance, energy ratings and economic analysis. He also initiated and led the development of a sophisticated, finite element, combined heat and moisture transport building simulation software research tool, FSEC 3.0, capable of accurately simulating complex building science phenomena in detail. Mr. Fairey is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he currently serves as a voting member on SSPC 140, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs and on SSPC 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Mr. Fairey has also served as a member of ASTM C-16, where he chaired the Task Group that developed ASTM Standard C-1158 on Radiant Barrier Systems. He also currently serves on the International Standards Organization's TC163 WG3 on Energy Performance of Buildings. He is the current President of the national Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and a founding member of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). Mr. Fairey is author or co-author of 4 books and more than 90 technical articles and has received two U.S. Patents. He received the U.S. Department of Energy's National Award for Innovation in Research in 1984 and the University of Central Florida's highest award for research in 1987. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature and has been qualified by the Courts as a Building Science Expert.