Terms Used In Florida Statutes 553.904
- Exterior envelope physical characteristics: means the physical nature of those elements of a building which enclose conditioned spaces through which energy may be transferred to or from the exterior. See Florida Statutes 553.902
- HVAC: means a system of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning. See Florida Statutes 553.902
Thermal designs and operations for new nonresidential buildings for which building permits are obtained after March 15, 1979, must at a minimum take into account exterior envelope physical characteristics, including thermal mass; HVAC, service water heating, energy distribution, lighting, energy managing, and auxiliary systems design and selection; and HVAC, service water heating, energy distribution, lighting, energy managing, and auxiliary equipment performance, and are not required to meet standards more stringent than the provisions of the Florida Building Code-Energy Conservation.