Sample records for building hvac systems

  1. Optimal Control of Building HVAC Systems in the Presence of Imperfect Predictions

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    minimization of building hvac systems using model predictivealgorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficient build-optimal control design for HVAC systems,” in Dynamic System

  2. Pitfalls in Building and HVAC Systems

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    Gidwani, B. N.

    PITFALLS IN BUILDING AND HVAC SYSTEMS B. N. Gidwani, P.E. Roy F. Weston, Inc. West Chester, Pennsylvania ABSTRACT The purpose of an energy audit is to identify and analyze areas of energy consumption and to pro pose methods of conservation.... In the process of completing an audit the following areas of consump tion should be considered: ? Building Envelope ? Air-Handling Systems ? Chilled Water Systems ? Boiler Systems ? Lighting/Electrical Systems Within these areas many potential...

  3. Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platformfor Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Zhu, Qi; Li, Cheng; Meggers, Forrest; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    algorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficientOptimal control of HVAC systems in the presence of imperfectminimization of building hvac systems using model predictive

  4. Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System 

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    Tanskyi, O.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the theoretical minimum energy use required by the HVAC system in a particular code compliant office building. This limit might be viewed as the "Carnot Efficiency" for HVAC system. It assumes that all ventilation and air...

  5. Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System

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    Tanskyi, O.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the theoretical minimum energy use required by the HVAC system in a particular code compliant office building. This limit might be viewed as the "Carnot Efficiency" for HVAC system. It assumes that all ventilation and air...

  6. An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Judkoff, R. 2002. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 1, Technicaland Judkoff, R. 2004. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 2, TechnicalOF INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HVAC SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS Marija

  7. Optimal Control of Building HVAC Systems in the Presence of Imperfect Predictions, ASME Dynamic System Control Conference

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal control design for HVAC systems,” in Dynamic Systemalgorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficient build-OPTIMAL CONTROL OF BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS IN THE PRESENCE OF

  8. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems

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    LBNL-6432E Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems Xin Zhou1 , Tianzhen Hong2 programs (BEMPs) for HVAC calculations: EnergyPlus, DeST, and DOE-2.1E. This is a joint effort between purposes, BEMPs can be divided into load modules and HVAC system modules. This technical report

  9. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems

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    Zhou, Xin

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Mehry Yazdanian. Comparisons of HVAC Simulations betweeninformation Comparison of HVAC System Simulations inCLT (kW) Comparison of HVAC System Simulations in Different

  10. Model Predictive Control Approach to Online Computation of Demand-Side Flexibility of Commercial Buildings HVAC Systems for Supply Following

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of commercial building HVAC fan as ancillary service foralgorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficientoptimal control design for HVAC systems,” in Dynamic System

  11. Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems

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    Najafi, Massieh

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wright, “Condition monitoring in HVAC subsystems using firstmonitoring packaged HVAC equipment. ASHRAE Transactions”,Detection and Diagnosis of HVAC Systems Using Support Vector

  12. A Scenario-based Predictive Control Approach to Building HVAC Management Systems

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    A Scenario-based Predictive Control Approach to Building HVAC Management Systems Alessandra Parisio and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems while minimizing the overall energy use. The strategy uses

  13. HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements

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    Hernandez, Adriana

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The project objective was the replacement of an aging, un-repairable HVAC system which has grown inefficient and a huge energy consumer with low energy and efficient HVAC units, and installation of energy efficient building control technologies at City's YMCA Community Center.

  14. Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings, infor building envelope and HVAC systems simu- lation - WillIntegrated simulation for HVAC performance prediction: State

  15. Comparison of Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal control design for HVAC systems. In Dynamic SystemOpti- mal control of HVAC systems in the presence of imper-consumption minimization of hvac sys- tems using model

  16. Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings Tom Rogg REU Student are important considerations in building design. Incorporation of a combination of passive ventilation systems of the National Science Foundation. Research Objectives · To provide proof of concept that a passive ventilation

  17. Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems -An analysis of solution

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    performance simulation of buildings and heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems can help, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for 10%-60% of the total building

  18. Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC

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    Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improving the energy-efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has the potential to realize large economic and societal benefits. This paper concerns the system identification of a hybrid system model of a building-wide HVAC system and its subsequent control using a hybrid system formulation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC). Here, the learning refers to model updates to the hybrid system model that incorporate the heating effects due to occupancy, solar effects, outside air temperature (OAT), and equipment, in addition to integrator dynamics inherently present in low-level control. Though we make significant modeling simplifications, our corresponding controller that uses this model is able to experimentally achieve a large reduction in energy usage without any degradations in occupant comfort. It is in this way that we justify the modeling simplifications that we have made. We conclude by presenting results from experiments on our building HVAC testbed, which s...

  19. Seamless Handover in Buildings Using HVAC Ducts: A New System Architecture

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    Seamless Handover in Buildings Using HVAC Ducts: A New System Architecture Ariton E. Xhafa, Paisarn-- In this paper, we present an innovative solution to the handover problem in multi-story buildings using HVAC of the indoor wireless networks that use the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts

  20. Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System

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    Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Claridge,D.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1An Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Entire Building HVAC System Presented by Dr. Claridge Date: 09/15/2014 ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14...-17, 2014 2Outline •Why we need the Energy/Load Ratio •How to get the Energy/Load Ratio •Methodology Adjustment •Case Study •Results Showed by tables and Plots ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations...

  1. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija; Hensena, Jan L.M.; Wetter, Michael

    2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated performance simulation of buildings HVAC systems can help in reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. However, no single building performance simulation (BPS) tool offers sufficient capabilities and flexibilities to analyze integrated building systems and to enable rapid prototyping of innovative building and system technologies. One way to alleviate this problem is to use co-simulation, as an integrated approach to simulation. This article elaborates on issues important for co-simulation realization and discusses multiple possibilities to justify the particular approach implemented in the here described co-simulation prototype. The prototype is validated with the results obtained from the traditional simulation approach. It is further used in a proof-of-concept case study to demonstrate the applicability of the method and to highlight its benefits. Stability and accuracy of different coupling strategies are analyzed to give a guideline for the required coupling time step.

  2. Building HVAC Requirements Overview Page 4-1 4 Building HVAC Requirements

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    Building HVAC Requirements ­ Overview Page 4-1 4 Building HVAC Requirements 4.1 Overview 4 conditioning (HVAC) systems. The requirements are presented in this chapter so that it may serve as a single. 2008 Residential Compliance Manual August 2009 #12;Page 4-2 Building HVAC Requirements ­ Overview 4

  3. System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System

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    Wu, Siyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    integrated into building automation systems, particularlyfrom existing building automation systems (BASs) for add-onof modern building automation and control systems, we have

  4. Methodology to Analyze the Sensitivity of Building Energy Consumption to HVAC System Sensor Error 

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    Ma, Liang

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes a methodology for determining sensitivity of building energy consumption of HVAC systems to sensor error. It is based on a series of simulations of a generic building, the model for which is based on several typical input...

  5. Building HVAC Control System Interaction Issues: Two Case Studies

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    Chen, Q.; Deng, S.; Toole, C.; Xu, C.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Direct Digital Control (DDC) allows HVAC equipment to be controlled at an upper level (supervisory control) through commands from a central system, or at a lower-level (local-loop control) by local controllers. The various levels of equipment...

  6. Total and Peak Energy Consumption Minimization of Building HVAC Systems Using Model Predictive Control

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal control design for HVAC systems,’’ in Proc. Dynamicelectricity consumption in hvac using learning- based model-algorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficient

  7. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Large HVAC Building

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Large HVAC Building Survey Information Database of Buildings over 100 Energy Systems: Productivity and Building Science Program. This program was funded by the California of Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. Project Management: Cathy Higgins, Program Director for New Buildings

  8. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated Simulation for HVAC Per- formance Prediction:air-conditioning equipment models (HVAC BESTEST), volume 1:air-conditioning equipment models (HVAC BESTEST), volume 2:

  9. Computational Study on Thermal Properties of HVAC System with Building Structure Thermal Storage

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    Sato, Y.; Sagara, N.; Ryu, Y.; Maehara, K.; Nagai, T.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building structure thermal storage (BSTS) HVAC systems can store heat during nighttime thermal storage operation (nighttime operation hours) by using off-peak electricity and release it in the daytime air-conditioning operation (daytime operation...

  10. Flexibility of Commercial Building HVAC Fan as Ancillary Service for Smart Grid

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal control design for HVAC systems,” in Dynamic Systemminimization of building hvac systems using model pre-algorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficient

  11. Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency

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    Wang, Liping

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dascalaki E, Gaglia A. HVAC and indoor thermal conditions inCommissioning of Building HVAC Systems for Improving Energyand diagnosis strategy for HVAC systems involving sensor

  12. Thermovote: Participatory Sensing for Efficient Building HVAC Conditioning

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    Thermovote: Participatory Sensing for Efficient Building HVAC Conditioning Varick L. Erickson, Measurement, Performance Keywords HVAC conditioning, PMV, thermal comfort, phones 1 Introduction Recently goal, the service that HVAC systems provide is arguably more important than reducing energy. Before we

  13. System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System

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    Wu, Siyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Y. Shu, Building envelope regulations on thermal comfort inof the building envelope on indoor thermal behavior, serveof the building envelope on indoor thermal behavior. This is

  14. Model-Based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Pinto, Alessandro; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    trol algorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficientH.R. Sualem. Building and HVAC System simulation with theOPTIMAL CONTROL DESIGN FOR HVAC SYSTEMS Mehdi Maasoumy,

  15. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Canada: International Building Perfor- mance SimulationExternal coupling between building energy simulation andexternal coupling of building energy and air ow modeling

  16. Life Cycle cost Analysis of Waste Heat Operated Absorption Cooling Systems for Building HVAC Applications

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    Saravanan, R.; Murugavel, V.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    effect from CO2 emission resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels in utility power plants and the use of chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, which is currently thought to affect depletion of the ozone layer. The ban on fluorocarbon fluids has been...LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS OF WASTE HEAT OPERATED ABSORPTION COOLING SYSTEMS FOR BUILDING HVAC APPLICATIONS V. Murugavel and R. Saravanan Refrigeration and Air conditioning Laboratory Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University...

  17. Renovating Residential HVAC Systems HVAC Systems

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    - 1 - LBNL 57406 Renovating Residential HVAC Systems HVAC Systems J.A. McWilliams and I.S. Walker Environmental Energy Technologies Division April 2005 ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY #12 Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy

  18. Software for fault detection in HVAC systems in commercial buildings

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    Deshmukh, Suhrid Avinash

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The building sector of the United States currently consumes over 41% of the United States primary energy supply. Estimates suggest that between 5 and 30% of any building's annual energy consumption is unknowingly wasted ...

  19. Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for Building 3862

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    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for Building 3862

  20. Duty-Cycling Buildings Aggressively: The Next Frontier in HVAC Control

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    Simunic, Tajana

    Duty-Cycling Buildings Aggressively: The Next Frontier in HVAC Control Yuvraj Agarwal, Bharathan the dominant energy consumer is the HVAC system. Despite this fact, in most buildings the HVAC system is run sensing to guide the operation of a building HVAC system. We show how we can enable aggressive duty

  1. Flexibility of Commercial Building HVAC Fan as Ancillary Service for Smart Grid

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient Building Control Systems, Smart Grid and AircraftCommercial Building HVAC Fan as Ancillary Service for Smart

  2. Energy Savings Potential of Flexible and Adaptive HVAC Distribution Systems for Office Buildings

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    Loftness, Vivian; Brahme, Rohini; Mondazzi, Michelle; Vineyard, Edward; MacDonald, Michael

    2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been understood by architects and engineers that office buildings with easily re-configurable space and flexible mechanical and electrical systems are able to provide comfort that increases worker productivity while using less energy. Raised floors are an example of how fresh air, thermal conditioning, lighting needs, and network access can be delivered in a flexible manner that is not ''embedded'' within the structure. What are not yet documented is how well these systems perform and how much energy they can save. This area is being investigated in phased projects of the 21st Century Research Program of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute. For the initial project, research teams at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, documented the diversity, performance, and incidence of flexible and adaptive HVAC systems. Information was gathered worldwide from journal and conference articles, case studies, manufactured products and assemblies, and interviews with design professionals. Their report thoroughly describes the variety of system types along with the various design alternatives observed for plenums, diffusers, individual control, and system integration. Many of the systems are illustrated in the report and the authors provide quantitative and qualitative comparisons. Among conclusions regarding key design issues, and barriers to widespread adoption, the authors state that flexible and adaptive HVAC systems, such as underfloor air, perform as well if not better than ceiling-based systems. Leading engineers have become active proponents after their first experience, which is resulting in these flexible and adaptive HVAC systems approaching 10 percent of the new construction market. To encourage adoption of this technology that improves thermal comfort and indoor air quality, follow-on work is required to further document performance. Architects, professional engineers, and commercial real estate developers will benefit from the availability of information that quantifies energy savings, first cost construction differences, and additional operating costs created when office space must be reconfigured to accommodate new tenants.

  3. Using measured equipment load profiles to "right-size" HVAC systems and reduce energy use in laboratory buildings (Pt. 2)

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    Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Frenze, David; Morehead, Michael; Sartor, Dale; Starr, William

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    load profiles to “right-size” HVAC systems and reduce energyGeorgia. ASHRAE [1999]. HVAC Applications Handbook 1999.Inefficiency of a Common Lab HVAC System,” presented at the

  4. System Optimization - The Global Approach to HVAC Control

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    Thielman, D. E.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    System Optimization is a new approach to HVAC control as implemented by Energy Management Control Systems. System Optimization is defined as electronic building control strategies which treat a building's HVAC components as a complete energy...

  5. COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC AND IMPROVEMENT TOOLS FOR HVAC-SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS IN LIGHT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

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    Abram Conant; Mark Modera; Joe Pira; John Proctor; Mike Gebbie

    2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Proctor Engineering Group, Ltd. (PEG) and Carrier-Aeroseal LLP performed an investigation of opportunities for improving air conditioning and heating system performance in existing light commercial buildings. Comprehensive diagnostic and improvement tools were created to address equipment performance parameters (including airflow, refrigerant charge, and economizer operation), duct-system performance (including duct leakage, zonal flows and thermal-energy delivery), and combustion appliance safety within these buildings. This investigation, sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, involved collaboration between PEG and Aeroseal in order to refine three technologies previously developed for the residential market: (1) an aerosol-based duct sealing technology that allows the ducts to be sealed remotely (i.e., without removing the ceiling tiles), (2) a computer-driven diagnostic and improvement-tracking tool for residential duct installations, and (3) an integrated diagnosis verification and customer satisfaction system utilizing a combined computer/human expert system for HVAC performance. Prior to this work the aerosol-sealing technology was virtually untested in the light commercial sector--mostly because the savings potential and practicality of this or any other type of duct sealing had not been documented. Based upon the field experiences of PEG and Aeroseal, the overall product was tailored to suit the skill sets of typical HVAC-contractor personnel.

  6. IMPLEMENTATION OF A HYBRID CONTROLLER FOR CRITICAL BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS

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    Craig Rieger

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many industrial facilities utilize pressure control gradients to prevent migration of hazardous species from containment areas to occupied zones, often using Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control systems. When operators rebalance the plant, variation from the desired gradients can occur and the operating conditions can change enough that the PID parameters are no longer adequate to maintain a stable system. As the goal of the ventilation control system is to optimize the pressure gradients and associated flows for the plant, Linear Quadratic Tracking (LQT) is a method that provides a time-based approach to guiding plant interactions. However, LQT methods are susceptible to modeling and measurement errors, and therefore the additional use of soft computing methods is proposed for implementation to account for these errors and nonlinearities. The performance of the resulting hybrid controller is demonstrated through simulation and experimental testing as compared to a representative PID controller.

  7. Proper Setup of HVAC System in Conjunction with Sound Building 'Skin' Design for Alleviation of IAQ and Energy Performance Problems

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    Rosenberg, M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    climates, not only because of the loss of energy, but also because of damage that can result to insulation, drywall, and structure in addition to promotion of mold and mildew growth. Proper setup of the HVAC system, in conjunction with sound building “skin...

  8. MAPPING HVAC SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION IN ENERGYPLUS

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    Basarkar, Mangesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LBNL-XXXXX MAPPING HVAC SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION IN ENERGYPLUSof California. MAPPING HVAC SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION INpresent a conventional view of HVAC systems to the user, and

  9. Cold Vacuum Drying facility HVAC system design description (SYS 30-1 THRU 30-5)

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    PITKOFF, C.C.

    1999-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). The CVDF HVAC system consists of the Administrative building HVAC system, the process bay recirculation HVAC system, the process bay local HVAC and process vent system, the process general supply/exhaust HVAC system, and the Reference air system. These HVAC sub-systems support the CVDF process and provide secondary confinement of contamination and the required filtration of exhaust.

  10. Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design

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    Franconi, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gabel and Andresen, HVAC Secondary Toolkil. Atlanta: ASHRAE,P_02 Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Designdesign and operation of the HVAC thermal distribution system

  11. Modeling Building Thermal Response to HVAC Zoning Virginia Smith

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    . Much of this wasted energy is used to heat or cool unoccupied spaces during long periods when people HVAC systems account for 38% of building energy usage. Studies have indicated at least 5-15% waste due to unoccu- pied spaces being conditioned. Our goal is to minimize this waste by retrofitting HVAC systems

  12. Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating...

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    HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating Loads Building America Webinar: HVAC Right-Sizing Part 1-Calculating Loads During this webinar, Building America Research Team IBACOS...

  13. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Response Controls for HVAC Systems Clifford Federspiel,tests. Figure 5: Specific HVAC electric power consumptioncontrol, demand response, HVAC, wireless Executive Summary

  14. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    . For these reasons, ground-coupled heat pump systems are potentially more efficient than conven- tional air-to-air -Source Heat Pump System Models in an Integrated Building and System Simulation Environment. HVAC&R Research 12 and Validation of Ground-Source Heat Pump System Models in an Integrated Building and System Simulation

  15. Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution...

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    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that integrate HVAC system...

  16. Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platformfor Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Zhu, Qi; Li, Cheng; Meggers, Forrest; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as part of a Building Automation System (BAS). The task of aflow for building automation and control systems,” in Real-of building automation and control systems,” Design Test of

  17. Software-as-a-Service Optimised Scheduling of a Solar-Assisted HVAC System with Thermal Storage

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    Mammoli, Andrea

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    solar-thermal- assisted hvac system. Energy and Buildings, [of a Solar-Assisted HVAC System with Thermal Storage A.of a solar-assisted HVAC system with thermal storage. Energy

  18. Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial Buildings

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial.agarwal@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Commercial buildings contribute to 19% of the primary energy consumption in the US, with HVAC systems accounting for 39.6% of this usage. To reduce HVAC energy use, prior studies have pro- posed using

  19. Model Code for the Control of Residential HVAC Distribution System Leakage and HVAC-Induced Building Leakage

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    Wemhoff, P.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consumption for air conditioning, as well as a 50 percent increase in peak cooling load and an 80 percent increase in peak heating load. In addition, building air leakage may be expected to be several times greater when duct leakage is present or when avenues...

  20. DEMONSTRATION OF A HYBRID INTELLIGENT CONTROL STRATEGY FOR CRITICAL BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS

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    Craig Rieger; D. Subbaram Naidu

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many industrial facilities utilize pressure control gradients to prevent migration of hazardous species from containment areas to occupied zones, often using Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. Within these facilities, PID control is often inadequate to maintain desired performance due to changing operating conditions. As the goal of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) control system is to optimize the pressure gradients and associated flows for the plant, Linear Quadratic Tracking (LQT) provides a time-based approach to guiding plant interactions. However, LQT methods are susceptible to modeling and measurement errors, and therefore a hybrid design using the integration of soft control methods with hard control methods is developed and demonstrated to account for these errors and nonlinearities.

  1. Analysis of the Design of an HVAC System in a Public Building

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    Wei, P.; Shao, Z.; Chen, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The optimized combination of these three systems is carried out in this building to meet the demand on comfort, energy conservation, and fire control and protection, which can provide a reference for the design of similar buildings....

  2. NREL's Advanced Thermal Conversion Laboratory at the Center for Buildings and Thermal Systems: On the Cutting-Edge of HVAC and CHP Technology (Revised)

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    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This brochure describes how the unique testing capabilities of NREL's Advanced Thermal Conversion Laboratory at the Center For Buildings and Thermal Systems can help industry meet the challenge of developing the next generation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and combined heat and power (CHP) equipment and concepts.

  3. An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heating and Cooling Task 12B and IEA Energy Conservation inNeymark, J. and Judkoff, R. 2002. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 1,Technical report of a IEA Solar Heating and Cooling

  4. Review of Pre- and Post-1980 Buildings in CBECS - HVAC Equipment

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    Winiarski, David W.; Jiang, Wei; Halverson, Mark A.

    2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PNNL was tasked by DOE to look at HVAC systems and equipment for Benchmark buildings based on 2003 CBECS data. This white paper summarizes the results of PNNL’s analysis of 2003 CBECS data and provides PNNL’s recommendations for HVAC systems and equipment for use in the Benchmark buildings.

  5. Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems

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    Najafi, Massieh

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Massieh Najafi 1 ,tools for determining HVAC diagnostics, methods todetect faults in HVAC systems are still generally

  6. Energy Savings Potential and RD&D Opportunities for Commercial Building HVAC Systems

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:RevisedAdvisoryStandard |inHVAC | Department of Energy HVAC EnergyCommercial

  7. Thinking small leads to efficient HVAC system

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    Not Available

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy efficient design of a Park Avenue office tower is discussed. The 27 story, 260,000 sq. ft. building features an energy efficient HVAC system, including separate mechanical rooms on each floor and a pre-cooling coil utilizing water from a cooling tower. The building was designed so that condenser water from the cooling tower is run through a pre-cooling coil on each floor in order to provide free cooling before the water goes through the condenser coil. The building also uses a Honeywell energy management system to control the start and stop of various mechanical equipment according to outside conditions and building loads. (MJF)

  8. Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings

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    Patrick O'Neill

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

  9. Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platformfor Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Zhu, Qi; Li, Cheng; Meggers, Forrest; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    concerns worldwide. Smart buildings today have sophisticateding building energy consumption by designing smart control

  10. Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates

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    Tanskyi, Oleksandr

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    air distribution system VAV ? Variable air volume VFD ? Variable frequency drive wb ? wet-bulb WERC ? Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center viii TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office...

  11. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Small HVAC System Design Guide

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Small HVAC System Design Guide DESIGNGUIDELINES October 2003 500;#12;Small HVAC System Design Guide Acknowledgements i Acknowledgements The products and outcomes presented; Darren Goody, PECI, Design Guide review. #12;Small HVAC System Design Guide Preface ii Preface The Small

  12. SIMULATION OF RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

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    1 LBNL-47622 SIMULATION OF RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Walker, I., Siegel, J ..................................................... 9 #12;3 ABSTRACT In many parts of North America residential HVAC systems are installed outside of the simulations is that they are dynamic - which accounts for cyclic losses from the HVAC system and the effect

  13. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu) The correct citation for the paper is: Rees, S.J., J cooling loads is of critical concern to designers of HVAC systems. The work reported here has been carried of the HVAC industry worldwide would be improved if common methods of performing key design calculations were

  14. Reliability and Functional Availability of HVAC Systems

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    Myrefelt, S.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RELIABILITY AND FUNCTIONAL AVAILABILITY OF HVAC SYSTEMS Sonny Myrefelt Dep. of Build. Serv. Eng., KTH, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden, and SKANSKA Sydost, V?xj?, Sweden Summary This paper presents a model to calculate the reliability... system, therefore, there must be sufficient documentation of design airflow rates. The compulsory ventilation checks performed in Sweden have focused on the importance of maintaining the design air flow rates. More about this activity can be seen...

  15. Fuzzy Rule Reduction and Tuning of Fuzzy Logic Controllers for a HVAC System

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    Granada, Universidad de

    Fuzzy Rule Reduction and Tuning of Fuzzy Logic Controllers for a HVAC System R. AlcalÂŽa, J. Alcal, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems are equip- ments usually implemented for maintaining satisfactory comfort conditions in build- ings. The design of Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLCs) for HVAC Systems

  16. RF propagation in an HVAC duct system: impulse response characteristics of the channel

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    RF propagation in an HVAC duct system: impulse response characteristics of the channel Pavel V, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) duct system in buildings is a complex network of hollow at RF and microwave frequencies of com- mon interest. HVAC ducts can be used as a wireless communication

  17. Energirigtige pumpekoblinger i HVAC-systemer

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    Energirigtige pumpekoblinger i HVAC-systemer PSO 2003 - FORSKNING & UDVIKLING I EFFEKTIV energieffektive HVAC-aggregater #12;InformationomProjektnr.:335-021 PROCESSEN: Projektet er gennemfĂžrt af en reguleringsprincipper, mens Exhausto har leveret HVAC-aggregat og knowhow inden for klimasystemer. Grundfos

  18. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Introduction.

  19. Energy Savings with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong 

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    Yang, J.; Chan, K.; Wu, X.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in energy consumption in recent years, particularly electricity use in commercial buildings. The growth of electricity demand in future years is crucial both economically and environmentally. As over half...

  20. Energy Savings with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong

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    Yang, J.; Chan, K.; Wu, X.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in energy consumption in recent years, particularly electricity use in commercial buildings. The growth of electricity demand in future years is crucial both economically and environmentally. As over half...

  1. Modeling and Simulation of HVAC Faulty Operations and Performance Degradation due to Maintenance Issues

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    Wang, Liping

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Atlanta: American2012. Modeling and simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus,Modeling and Simulation of HVAC Faulty Operations and

  2. Personalized HVAC control system

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    Feldmeier, Mark Christopher

    We present a novel method of building comfort control, focused around the occupant. Custom sensing, communication, and actuation hardware were developed to locate users in a building, and measure various parameters directly ...

  3. An Application of State-Of-The-Art HVAC and Building Systems

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    Fiorino, D. P.

    planning, design, and management of the project is given particular emphasis. Also, the engineering strategies used to integrate energy efficiency, performance optimization, current technology, and cost effectiveness are underscored throughout... as well as the pre-established finish-out allowance and capital budget for the project. The standard code used for building energy efficiency was ASHRAE Standard 90 "Energy Conserva? tion in New Bui lding Design." ASH RAE Standard 90 provides minimum...

  4. Cooperative Control of Air Flow for HVAC Systems

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    Shuai, Liu; Lihua, Xie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in a variable air volume HVAC system,” Energy, vol. 21, no.Global optimization for overall HVAC systems-part I problemGlobal optimization for overall HVAC systems-part II problem

  5. Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system

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    Trcka, Marija; L.M. Hensena, Jan; Wetter, Michael

    2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated performance simulation of buildings and heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) systems can help reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. However, no single building performance simulation (BPS) tool offers suffcient capabilities and flexibilities to analyze integrated building systems and to enable rapid prototyping of innovative building and system technologies. One way to alleviate this problem is to use co-simulation to integrate different BPS tools. Co-simulation approach represents a particular case of simulation scenario where at least two simulators solve coupled differential-algebraic systems of equations and exchange data that couples these equations during the time integration. This article analyzes how co-simulation influences consistency, stability and accuracy of the numerical approximation to the solution. Consistency and zero-stability are studied for a general class of the problem, while a detailed consistency and absolute stability analysis is given for a simple two-body problem. Since the accuracy of the numerical approximation to the solution is reduced in co-simulation, the article concludes by discussing ways for how to improve accuracy.

  6. A PDI for your HVAC System

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question "HVAC proper installation energy savings: over-promising or under-deliverying?"

  7. Improving efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling, zonal design, and thermoelectric devices Improving efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling, zonal...

  8. Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed Cooling/Heating...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Efficient HVAC System for Distributed CoolingHeating with Thermoelectric Devices Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed CoolingHeating with Thermoelectric Devices 2012 DOE...

  9. Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications...

  10. Building America Expert Meeting: Transitioning Traditional HVAC...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure...

  11. Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platformfor Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Zhu, Qi; Li, Cheng; Meggers, Forrest; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platform foroptimal systems. We propose a co-design approach that an-mod- els, we explore the co-design of the control algorithm

  12. Review of Residential Low-Load HVAC Systems

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    Brown, Scott A.; Thornton, Brian; Widder, Sarah H.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building America Program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted an investigation to inventory commercially available HVAC technologies that are being installed in low-load homes. The first step in this investigation was to conduct a review of published literature to identify low-load HVAC technologies available in the United States and abroad, and document the findings of existing case studies that have evaluated the performance of the identified technologies. This report presents the findings of the literature review, identifies gaps in the literature or technical understanding that must be addressed before low-load HVAC technologies can be fully evaluated, and introduces PNNL’s planned research and analysis for this project to address identified gaps and potential future work on residential low-load HVAC systems.

  13. Total Quality Commissioning for HVAC Systems to Assure High Performance Throughout the Whole Life Cycle 

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    Maisey, G.; Milestone, B.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TOTAL QUALITY COMMISSIONING FOR HVAC SYSTEMS TO ASSURE HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE LIFE CYCLE By: Grahame E. Maisey, P.E., and Beverly Milestone, LEED AP Building Services Consultants INTRODUCTION Current HVAC systems... not provide a life cycle, high performance assurance program. Continuous commissioning is being used to continually adjust the HVAC systems to regain good performance from the original systems, but again, is not a life cycle, high performance assurance...

  14. Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system

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    Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Practices for Residential HVAC Systems”. Boston, MA. Jump,techniques for measuring HVAC grille air flows". ASHRAEPractices Guide for Residential HVAC Retrofits. LBNL 53592.

  15. Field Evaluation of Desiccant-Integrated HVAC Systems: A Review of Case Studies in Multiple Commercial/Institutional Building Types

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    Yborra, S. C.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An independent field research effort co-funded by the Gas Research Institute and The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is documenting the performance and energy usage characteristics of active desiccant-integrated HVAC...

  16. Model Predictive Control of HVAC Systems: Implementation and Testing at the University of California, Merced

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    Haves, Phillip

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Model Predictive Control of HVAC Systems:    Implementation and  air  conditioning  (HVAC)  account  for  27%  of  the reduction potential of HVAC systems with  active thermal 

  17. Requirements for Commissioning HVAC Systems Using BEMS and Commissioning the BEMS Itself Based on Questionnaire Surveys

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    Yoshida, H.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Choiniere, D.; Wang, F.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper the present status and requirements for commissioning of HVAC Systems using Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and commissioning the BEMS itself are investigated and summarized. The information presented is based on the results...

  18. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder In this...

  19. Implementation and main results Ecient Management of HVAC Systems

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    Schenato, Luca

    , Ventilation and Air-Conditioning System Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) represents Implementation and main results HVAC Systems Multiple-chiller systems Heating, Ventilation and Air #12;Motivation Implementation and main results HVAC Systems Multiple-chiller systems Heating

  20. Scaling and Optimization of Magnetic Refrigeration for Commercial Building HVAC Systems Greater than 175 kW in Capacity

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    Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL] [ORNL; West, David L [ORNL] [ORNL; Mallow, Anne M [ORNL] [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) account for approximately one- third of building energy consumption. Magnetic refrigeration presents an opportunity for significant energy savings and emissions reduction for serving the building heating, cooling, and refrigeration loads. In this paper, we have examined the magnet and MCE material requirements for scaling magnetic refrigeration systems for commercial building cooling applications. Scaling relationships governing the resources required for magnetic refrigeration systems have been developed. As system refrigeration capacity increases, the use of superconducting magnet systems becomes more applicable, and a comparison is presented of system requirements for permanent and superconducting (SC) magnetization systems. Included in this analysis is an investigation of the ability of superconducting magnet based systems to overcome the parasitic power penalty of the cryocooler used to keep SC windings at cryogenic temperatures. Scaling relationships were used to develop the initial specification for a SC magnet-based active magnetic regeneration (AMR) system. An optimized superconducting magnet was designed to support this system. In this analysis, we show that the SC magnet system consisting of two 0.38 m3 regenerators is capable of producing 285 kW of cooling power with a T of 28 K. A system COP of 4.02 including cryocooler and fan losses which illustrates that an SC magnet-based system can operate with efficiency comparable to traditional systems and deliver large cooling powers of 285.4 kW (81.2 Tons).

  1. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    of system energy consumption and electrical demand in hourly or shorter time intervals. The development, and environmental friendli- ness make them a viable alternative for residential and commercial HVAC systems. Ground and improvements in load profiles. However, despite the perceived economic benefits of such systems, there has been

  2. Influence Of Three Dynamic Predictive Clothing Insulation Models On Building Energy Use, HVAC Sizing And Thermal Comfort

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    Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ON BUILDING ENERGY USE, HVAC SIZING AND THERMAL COMFORT aThe results showed that when the HVAC is controlled based onequipment sizing. When the HVAC is controlled based on the

  3. The Optimization of Control Parameters for VAV HVAC System Commissioning

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    Song, S.; Maehara, K.; Sagara, N.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the technical subjects in commissioning for HVAC system is to enhance control performance and time efficiency, while the tuning of the optimal parameters to control HVAC system takes much time and labor in particular. Therefore, we propose a...

  4. Development of HVAC System Performance Criteria Using Factorial Design and DOE-2 Simulation

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    Hou, D.; Jones, J. W.; Hunn, B. D.; Banks, J. A.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new approach is described for the development of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) System Performance Criteria for the Texas Building Energy Design Standard. This approach integrates a design of experimental methodology and DOE-2...

  5. A Unified and Integrated Energy Management System for HVAC Spaces and Power House 

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    Kaya, A.; Debban, G. D.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a totally integrated energy management system throughout the plant and facilities. The equipment involves: the power plant (boilers, cogeneration turbines, chillers); HVAC of buildings; air handling and other distribution...

  6. Implementation of a Scenario-based MPC for HVAC Systems

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Implementation of a Scenario-based MPC for HVAC Systems: an Experimental Case Study Alessandra, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems play a fundamental role in maintaining acceptable thermal energy savings potential. Developing effective MPC-based control strategies for HVAC systems

  7. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu). The correct citation for the paper is: Spitler, J.D. 2007. Research Planning for the HVAC&R Industry. HVAC&R Research 13(5):681- 682. #12;VOLUME 13, NUMBER 5 HVAC&R RESEARCH SEPTEMBER 2007 681 EDITORIAL Research Planning for the HVAC&R Industry Jeffrey D

  8. Using Energy Management Control Systems for HVAC Operational Diagnostics

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    Stum, K.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    USING ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR HVAC OPERATIONAL DIAGNOSTICS Karl Stum, P.E. Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. 92 1 SW Washington, Suite 3 12 Portland, OR 97205 503-248-4636 Fax 503-295-0820 ABSTRACT The power and flexibility... Proceedings, June 1997. Meyers, S.; E. Mills; A. Chen; L. Demsetz "Building Data Visualization for Diagnostics," ASHRAE Journal, June 1996. PECl (Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.). Energy Management C0ntrof Systems-A Practical Guiak, 1997. Sparks, R...

  9. Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system

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    Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

    2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This case study focusing on a residence in northern California was undertaken as a demonstration of the potential of a systems approach to HVAC retrofits. The systems approach means that other retrofits that can affect the HVAC system are also considered. For example, added building envelope insulation reduces building loads so that smaller capacity HVAC system can be used. Secondly, we wanted to examine the practical issues and interactions with contractors and code officials required to accomplish the systems approach because it represents a departure from current practice. We identified problems in the processes of communication and installation of the retrofit that led to compromises in the final energy efficiency of the HVAC system. These issues must be overcome in order for HVAC retrofits to deliver the increased performance that they promise. The experience gained in this case study was used to optimize best practices guidelines for contractors (Walker 2003) that include building diagnostics and checklists as tools to assist in ensuring the energy efficiency of ''house as a system'' HVAC retrofits. The best practices guidelines proved to be an excellent tool for evaluating the eight existing homes in this study, and we received positive feedback from many potential users who reviewed and used them. In addition, we were able to substantially improve the energy efficiency of the retrofitted case study house by adding envelope insulation, a more efficient furnace and air conditioner, an economizer and by reducing duct leakage.

  10. Cooperative Control of Air Flow for HVAC Systems Shuai Liu1,2, Yushen Long1, Lihua Xie1 and Alexandre M. Bayen3

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    Cooperative Control of Air Flow for HVAC Systems Shuai Liu1,2, Yushen Long1, Lihua Xie1 for building heating, ven- tilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. The strategy consists in two level and the HVAC system parameters. I. INTRODUCTION In recent years, energy saving and environment protection have

  11. A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems

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    McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Best Practices Guide for retrofitting residential HVAC systems has recently been completed by DOE. The guide uses diagnostics and checklists to guide the user to specific retrofit packages that maximize retrofit energy savings, comfort and safety potential. The guide uses a systems approach to retrofitting where the interaction of different building components is considered throughout the retrofit selection process. For example, added building envelope insulation reduces building loads so that smaller capacity HVAC systems can be used. In this study, several houses were surveyed using the Best Practices Guide and a single house was selected for retrofitting. The objectives were to demonstrate how a successful system-wide retrofit can be carried out and to provide feedback to improve the guide. Because it represents a departure from current practice, a key aspect of this study was to investigate the interactions with contractors and code officials who are unfamiliar with the systems approach. The study found that the major barrier to the systems approach in retrofits was in changing the working practices of contractors and code officials.

  12. Salsbury and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning -1 -Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning

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    and Diamond: Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning - 1 - Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720 Synopsis This paper describes an approach to the automation of the commissioning of HVAC systems. The approach

  13. Long Range Passive UHF RFID System Using HVAC Ducts

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    Hochberg, Michael

    INVITED P A P E R Long Range Passive UHF RFID System Using HVAC Ducts To provide a potential communications channel, HVAC ducts can function as electromagnetic waveguides; a 30-m read range has been-conditioning (HVAC) ducts as a potential communication channel between passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio

  14. Thermal Storage Options for HVAC Systems

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    Weston, R. F.; Gidwani, B. N.

    THERMAL STORAGE OPTIONS FOR HVAC SYSTEMS B. N. Gidwani, P.E. Roy F. Weston, Inc. West Chester, Pennsylvania ABSTRACT With the ever-increasing cost of electricity and the high demand charges levied by utility compa nies, thermal storage... for cooling is rapidly becom ing a widely recognized method to lower cooling costs. There are three maior types of thermal stor age systems: ? Ice Storage: This utilizes the latent heat of fusion of ice for thermal storage. During off Deak periods...

  15. Distributed scheduling for efficient HVAC precooling operations

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    Yang, Su

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Springer, J. W.ventilation and air conditioning in buildings. Wiley, 2012.Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems’ in-building

  16. Analysis of a hybrid UFAD and radiant hydronic slab HVAC system

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    Raftery, Paul; Lee, Kwang Ho; Webster, Thomas; Bauman, Fred

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Air- Conditioning Engineers HVAC & R Research, vol. 50, Sep.and radiant hydronic slab HVAC system.   Paul RAFTERY a,* ,of a novel integrated HVAC system. This system combines an

  17. Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric...

  18. Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates 

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    Tanskyi, Oleksandr

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    to evaluate energy reduction potential and the performance of innovative technologies such as dedicated outdoor air system, displacement ventilation, improved cooling system efficiency, air source heat pumps and natural gas heat pumps....

  19. Thermal Modeling for a HVAC Controlled Real-life Yong Fu1, Mo Sha1, Chengjie Wu1, Andrew Kutta1, Anna Leavey2, Chenyang Lu1,

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    Lu, Chenyang

    consumption in build- ings is heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). For an HVAC system to provide of energy consumption in buildings is heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), accounting for 33

  20. Energy efficient HVAC system features thermal storage and heat recovery

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    Bard, E.M. (Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineering Inc., Boston, MA (United States))

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes a HVAC system designed to efficiently condition a medical center. The topics of the article include energy efficient design of the HVAC system, incentive rebate program by the local utility, indoor air quality, innovative design features, operations and maintenance, payback and life cycle cost analysis results, and energy consumption.

  1. Continuous Energy Management of the HVAC&R System in an Office Building System Operation and Energy Consumption for the Eight Years after Building Completion

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    Akashi, Y.; Shinozaki, M.; Kusuda, R.; Ito, S.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    setting was detected, and the system performance improved significantly as a result of correcting the fault. Recently, however, problematic issues, such as the malfunction of chillers and deteriorated performance of the heat exchangers, have emerged...

  2. Automated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond

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    Diamond, Richard

    carrying out a proof of operation. In large modern buildings, the energy management and control system to exercise systems while under closed-loop control. The test signals are in the form of setpoint changesAutomated Testing of HVAC Systems for Commissioning Tim Salsbury and Rick Diamond Lawrence Berkeley

  3. Electric, Gas, and Electric/Gas Energy Options for Cold-Air HVAC Systems

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    Meckler, G.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and incorporated into HVAC design for medium-to-large buildings, it is possible to structure system arrangements that reduce energy operating costs very significantly compared to conventional all-air VAV systems and also to all-air VAV ice thermal storage systems...

  4. Analysis of a hybrid UFAD and radiant hydronic slab HVAC system

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    Raftery, Paul; Lee, Kwang Ho; Webster, Thomas; Bauman, Fred

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cooling systems,” American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers HVAC & R Research,

  5. HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method - Building America Top Innovation...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Furthermore, this research led to the creation of ASHRAE Standard 193, "Method of Test for Determining the Airtightness of HVAC Equipment," which was ready for adoption in...

  6. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 Paper 535 HVAC filters as "passive" samplers: fate analysis of indoor particles

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 Paper 535 HVAC filters as "passive" samplers: fate analysis: fedenoris@mail.utexas.edu SUMMARY To assess the potential use of HVAC filters as passive indoor samplers, exfiltration, and capture in the HVAC filter. The results suggest that large particles are likely to deposit

  7. The influence of HVAC systems on secondary organic aerosol formation Michael S. Waring1

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    The influence of HVAC systems on secondary organic aerosol formation Michael S. Waring1 , Jeffrey A, ventilation, and air- conditioning (HVAC) system. This study models the influence of HVAC systems on SOA. The most influential HVAC parameters are the flow rates, particle filtration, and indoor temperature

  8. Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    buildings and heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (building type, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (

  9. OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy

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    Carreira-Perpiñån, Miguel Á.

    OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á & control General Terms Algorithms, Machine Learning, Measurement Keywords Occupancy, HVAC, Ventilation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems[2]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC

  10. Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency

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    Wang, Liping

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus, Trend Data Introduction The performance of HVACthe commissioning of HVAC systems. Analyzing trend data is aHVAC systems, such as improper operations of air-side economizers, simultaneous heating and cooling, and ineffective optimal start, were identified through trend

  11. Diagnosis of Effectiveness of HVAC System and Energy Performance of Osaka-Gas Building through Retro-Commissioning Part 1 Outline of HVAC Systems and Diagnosis of Energy Efficiency of Air Systems

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    Hatanaka,T.; Aoki,K; Matsuda, N.; Yamaha,M.; Tanaka,H.; Nakahara,N.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    volumes in the AC-22 system at 11:00 on January 17, 2014 Based on Fig. 6.4, the cold air/warm air ratio in the cooling/heating areas is as follows: Cooling supply area: QH = 0.22QC Heating supply area: QC = 0.10QH 11?00 17?00 INV Output % Power...

  12. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group that is typically only the case for envelope-dominated buildings in a given location. · Reasonably constant ground thermal properties between locations for which the rule-of-thumb would be applied. The main example

  13. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors

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    Burdick, A.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

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    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    to reductions in electrical energy usage, and allow more effective demand-side management. However, comparedThis paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group

  15. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    function (TF) method was the method of choice for cooling load calculation. There- fore, information; Rundquist 1990; Treado and Bean 1992). Recently, ASHRAE developed two new cooling load calculation: Chantrasrisalai, C., and D.E. Fisher. 2007. Lighting heat gain parameters: Experimental results. HVAC&R Research

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    is presented. INTRODUCTION Although originating in the residential building sector, ground-source heat pump conductivity is a signif- icant challenge facing designers of ground-source heat pump (GSHP heat pump systems" may include a range of system configurations, closed-loop systems, where the ground

  17. COMPARATIVE STUDY AMONG HYBRID GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEM, COMPLETE GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP AND CONVENTIONAL HVAC SYSTEM

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    Jiang Zhu; Yong X. Tao

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a hotel with hybrid geothermal heat pump system (HyGSHP) in the Pensacola is selected and simulated by the transient simulation software package TRNSYS [1]. To verify the simulation results, the validations are conducted by using the monthly average entering water temperature, monthly facility consumption data, and etc. And three types of HVAC systems are compared based on the same building model and HVAC system capacity. The results are presented to show the advantages and disadvantages of HyGSHP compared with the other two systems in terms of energy consumptions, life cycle cost analysis.

  18. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    system with condensing gas boilers and vapor compression refrigeration. Introduction Ground source heat to that of a conventional system with condensing gas boilers and vapor compression refrigeration. #12;Building Representative time series of heating and cooling plant demands were required for the analysis of the ground

  19. Direct Digital Control- A Tool for Energy Management of HVAC Systems

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    Swanson, K.

    Direct digital control (DDC) applied to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems corrects many of the deficiencies of conventional automatic temperature control systems. By applying new control sequences, DDC optimizes HVAC energy...

  20. Design of Control Systems for HVAC Applications

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    Smith, A. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design and application of temperature control systems on a commercial building will bring the question to mind: Should the system be Pneumatic? Should it be Electronic? There is concern as to which system will be more appropriate to a certain...

  1. Design of Control Systems for HVAC Applications 

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    Smith, A. L.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design and application of temperature control systems on a commercial building will bring the question to mind: Should the system be Pneumatic? Should it be Electronic? There is concern as to which system will be more appropriate to a certain...

  2. Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design

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    Franconi, E.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Substantial commercial building energy savings have been achieved by improving the performance of the HV AC distribution system. The energy savings result from distribution system design improvements, advanced control capabilities, and use of variable-speed motors. Yet, much of the commercial building stock remains equipped with inefficient systems. Contributing to this is the absence of a definition for distribution system efficiency as well as the analysis methods for quantifying performance. This research investigates the application of performance indices to assess design advancements in commercial building thermal distribution systems. The index definitions are based on a first and second law of thermodynamics analysis of the system. The second law or availability analysis enables the determination of the true efficiency of the system. Availability analysis is a convenient way to make system efficiency comparisons since performance is evaluated relative to an ideal process. A TRNSYS simulation model is developed to analyze the performance of two distribution system types, a constant air volume system and a variable air volume system, that serve one floor of a large office building. Performance indices are calculated using the simulation results to compare the performance of the two systems types in several locations. Changes in index values are compared to changes in plant energy, costs, and carbon emissions to explore the ability of the indices to estimate these quantities.

  3. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    -source heat pump (GSHP) systems have been gaining increasing popularity in commercial and residential in construction to a domestic water well). Water is circulated from the well through the heat pump in an open, water is recirculated between the well and the building (heat pump). Deep bores are drilled in hard rock

  4. Multicriteria Genetic Tuning for the Optimization and Control of HVAC Systems

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    Casillas Barranquero, Jorge

    Multicriteria Genetic Tuning for the Optimization and Control of HVAC Systems Rafael Alcala1, Jose of genetic algorithms for the optimization and control of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC of these systems. An optimum operation of the HVAC systems is a necessary condition for mini- mizing energy

  5. Tile of the document: HVAC system component-based modeling and implementation

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    Austin, Mark

    1 Abstract Tile of the document: HVAC system component-based modeling and implementation Karam the foundation for modeling components that are used in HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning such functionalities. #12;2 HVAC system component-based modeling and implementation By Karam H. Rajab Scholarly

  6. BLACK-BOX MODELLING OF HVAC SYSTEM: IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCES OF NEURAL NETWORKS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    BLACK-BOX MODELLING OF HVAC SYSTEM: IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCES OF NEURAL NETWORKS Eric FOCK Ile de La RĂ©union - FRANCE ABSTRACT This paper deals with neural networks modelling of HVAC systems of HVAC system can be modelled using manufacturer design data presented as derived performance maps

  7. Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers

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    -Speed-Drive Chillers Tengfang Xu June 15, 2005 The project is funded by the California Energy Commission's Industrial Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Water Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers Tengfang Xu Contents HVAC.............................................................................................. 2 Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers

  8. RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System Tamim Sookoor & Kamin. In this paper we present a CPS that enables a centralized Heating, Ventila- tion, and Air Conditioning (HVAC application due to residential HVAC systems ac- counting for over 15% of all U.S. energy usage, making it one

  9. Performance Validation and Energy Analysis of HVAC Systems using Simulation

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    Diamond, Richard

    monitored system outputs for performance validation and energy analysis. The paper presents results from1 Performance Validation and Energy Analysis of HVAC Systems using Simulation Tim Salsbury and Rick Francisco. 1 Introduction Significant potential exists with the current technology of energy management

  10. Randomized Model Predictive Control for HVAC Systems Alessandra Parisio, Damiano Varagnolo, Daniel Risberg,

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Randomized Model Predictive Control for HVAC Systems Alessandra Parisio, Damiano Varagnolo, Daniel Conditioning (HVAC) sys- tems play a fundamental role in maintaining acceptable ther- mal comfort and Indoor. A possible solu- tion is to develop effective control strategies for HVAC sys- tems, but this is complicated

  11. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this scoping study were to develop and test control software and wireless hardware that could enable closed-loop, zone-temperature-based demand response in buildings that have either pneumatic controls or legacy digital controls that cannot be used as part of a demand response automation system. We designed a SOAP client that is compatible with the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) being used by the IOUs in California for their CPP program, design the DR control software, investigated the use of cellular routers for connecting to the DRAS, and tested the wireless DR system with an emulator running a calibrated model of a working building. The results show that the wireless DR system can shed approximately 1.5 Watts per design CFM on the design day in a hot, inland climate in California while keeping temperatures within the limits of ASHRAE Standard 55: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

  12. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    temperature-based demand response in buildings that havedemand response advantages of global zone temperature setup in buildings

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    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    ,J. The correlations form the basis of a newconvective heat transfer model. This modelhas been tested in the Building

  14. Smart Buildings: Business Case and Action Plan

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    Ehrlich, Paul

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and typical building automation systems. A key element ofsystem and building automation systems for HVAC systemnetwork for Building Automation System (BAS) data. GSA is

  15. The Effect of Optimal Tuning of the Heating/Cooling Curve in AHU of HVAC System in Real Practice

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    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper 81, ICEBO 2004 TNO Bouw, The Netherlands Page: 1 of 12 THE EFFECT OF OPTIMAL TUNING OF THE HEATING-/ COOLING CURVE IN AHU OF HVAC SYSTEM IN REAL PRACTISE P.A. (Bert) Elkhuizen(1), J.E. (Jan Ewout) Scholten(1), H.C. (Henk) Peitsman(1... to the settings of the heating/ cooling curve in the central Air Handling Unit?s (AHU?s) of HVAC systems without loss of comfort. In most cases the number of complaints will also be reduced. The method can be used in both new and existing buildings...

  16. The Effect of Optimal Tuning of the Heating/Cooling Curve in AHU of HVAC System in Real Practice 

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    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper 81, ICEBO 2004 TNO Bouw, The Netherlands Page: 1 of 12 THE EFFECT OF OPTIMAL TUNING OF THE HEATING-/ COOLING CURVE IN AHU OF HVAC SYSTEM IN REAL PRACTISE P.A. (Bert) Elkhuizen(1), J.E. (Jan Ewout) Scholten(1), H.C. (Henk) Peitsman(1... to the settings of the heating/ cooling curve in the central Air Handling Unit?s (AHU?s) of HVAC systems without loss of comfort. In most cases the number of complaints will also be reduced. The method can be used in both new and existing buildings...

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    Plus is a new whole-building energy simulation program being developed for the United States Department is modular in structure, and uses the heat balance technique to simulate building thermal loads. The Energy to calculate the airflows, which are used by EnergyPlus in the subsequent heat balance simulation. The paper

  18. MAPPING HVAC SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION IN ENERGYPLUS

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    Basarkar, Mangesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/. Modelica, 2012.Modelica andthe Modelica Association — Modelica Association [WWW

  19. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the most recent CBECS survey (EIA, 2003) only 24% of theEIA, 2003, “Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey,”

  20. Strategy Guideline: HVAC Equipment Sizing

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    Burdick, A.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is arguably the most complex system installed in a house and is a substantial component of the total house energy use. A right-sized HVAC system will provide the desired occupant comfort and will run efficiently. This Strategy Guideline discusses the information needed to initially select the equipment for a properly designed HVAC system. Right-sizing of an HVAC system involves the selection of equipment and the design of the air distribution system to meet the accurate predicted heating and cooling loads of the house. Right-sizing the HVAC system begins with an accurate understanding of the heating and cooling loads on a space; however, a full HVAC design involves more than just the load estimate calculation - the load calculation is the first step of the iterative HVAC design procedure. This guide describes the equipment selection of a split system air conditioner and furnace for an example house in Chicago, IL as well as a heat pump system for an example house in Orlando, Florida. The required heating and cooling load information for the two example houses was developed in the Department of Energy Building America Strategy Guideline: Accurate Heating and Cooling Load Calculations.

  1. Modeling Building Thermal Response to HVAC Virginia Smith, Tamim Sookoor, and Kamin Whitehouse

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    by the occupants. Much of this wasted energy is used to heat or cool unoccupied spaces during long periods when-15% waste due to unoccupied spaces be- ing conditioned. Our goal is to minimize this waste by retrofitting the influence of the HVAC system. We present a technique for dynamically estimating the heat load due to weather

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    for the heat gain due to lights, both of ASHRAE's new cooling load calculation procedures require contributor to the space heat gain and the space cooling load in many commercial buildings. To account's new cooling load calcu- lation procedures (Pedersen et al. 1998) use a simple lighting heat gain model

  3. Design and tuning of robust PID controller for HVAC systems

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    Kasahara, Masato; Matsuba, Tadahiko; Kuzuu, Yoshiaki; Yamazaki, Takanori; Hashimoto, Yukihiro; Kamimura, Kazuyuki; Kurosu, Shigeru

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper concerns the development of a new design and tuning method for use with robust proportional-plus-integral-plus-derivative (PID) controllers that are commonly used in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) fields. The robust PID controller is designed for temperature control of a single-zone environmental space. Although the dynamics of environmental space are described by higher-order transfer functions, most HVAC plants are approximated by first-order lag plus deadtime systems. Its control performance is examined for this commonly approximated controlled plant. Since most HVAC plants are complex with nonlinearity, distributed parameters, and multivariables, a single set of PID gains does not necessarily yield a satisfactory control performance. For this reason, the PID controller must be designed as a robust control system considering model uncertainty caused by changes in characteristics of the plant. The PID gains obtained by solving a two-disk type of mixed sensitivity problem can be modified by contrast to those tuned by the traditional Ziegler-Nichols rule. The results, which are surprisingly simple, are given as linear functions of ratio of deadtime to time constant for robustness. The numerical simulation and the experiments on a commercial-size test plant for air conditioning suggest that the robust PID controller proposed in this paper is effective enough for practical applications.

  4. Validation of a Building Simulation Tool Using Field Data for Three Identical Configuration Full-Serve Restaurants Using Different HVAC Systems

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    Brillhart, P. L.; Worek, W. M.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Spears (2000), for three full-service restaurants. A standard vapor-compression system, an enthalpy assisted vapor-compression system, and a desiccant-assisted vapor-compression system are compared. The vapor-compression portion of each system...

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    efficient than conventional air-to-air systems. In practice, ground-source heat pump systems have also.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 2000. Recent Developments in Ground Source Heat Pump System Design, Modelling A28, p.34. #12;Page 1 of 1 Recent Developments in Ground Source Heat Pump System Design, Modeling

  6. Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance 

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    Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . M. Liu [9] reduced the utility cost of a 123,000 ft2 laboratory-office building up to $369,000/yr by simply detecting and fixing a leaking pneumatic line on the cooling coil control valves and implementing a supply air temperature reset schedule...

  7. NREL research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes.

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    NREL research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes. As U.S. homes become more energy efficient, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems to optimize overall space conditioning system design in both heating and cooling modes. Potential Impact

  8. Proposal for the Award of a Contract for Maintenance, Operation and Minor Installation Work for CERN Cooling and HVAC Systems

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    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the Award of a Contract for Maintenance, Operation and Minor Installation Work for CERN Cooling and HVAC Systems

  9. Study on Control Performance of HVAC System or Interior Zone and Perimeter Zone in Office Building; Estimation of Optimal PI Tuning in Cooling Operation

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    Maehara, K.; Sagara, N.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of not being able to satisfy the requirements of room temperature control during the cooling period in summer, an optimal PID parameter (O-PI) is selected through simulation of its two feedback control systems with mutual influence using the models identified...

  10. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    International Heat Pumps in Cold Climates Conference, Aylmer, Québec. August 17-18, 2000. #12;GLHEPRO ­ A DESIGN University Stillwater, OK, U.S.A. KEY WORDS Ground source heat pump systems, ground loop heat exchangers size in order to meet user-specified minimum or maximum heat pump entering fluid temperatures

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    include improved performance of heat pumps with water as the working fluid (instead of air) and lower.D. Smith, J.D. Spitler. 2002. Advances in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems - An International Overview. Proceedings of the Seventh International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference. 1:313-324. Beijing. May 19

  12. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    Elementalheatexchangermodelsareincreasinglyusedin heat pump design calculations because of their ability to accu. INTRODUCTION The heat exchanger model is an important aspect of the overall design and simulation of the air-to-air heat pump. There are many convergence criteria in the system design and simulation program

  13. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    environmental systems. The accuracy ofthe thermal load calculation procedure is, therefore, ofconcern to heating oftwo newproceduresfor design cooling load calculations: the heat balance method (HBM) andradiant time (Spitler et al. 1997) is a simplified, heat balance-based design cooling load method intended

  14. Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance

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    Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hp/each) and three return air fans (40hp/each). Each AHU serves both interior and exterior zones. Each MAHU serves half of the building (south and north). The main supply air ducts of two MAHUs are interlinked in a so-called ?donut? shape.... Two centrifugal chillers have been installed (450 ton/each). Each chiller has one dedicated constant- speed primary chilled water pump (15hp/each) and one dedicated constant-speed condensing water pump (25hp/each), respectively. A variable speed...

  15. Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC:

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you0 ARRAM-04-07 Audit Report:FieldBodman StatementBuilding America 2014A Guide

  16. Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC:

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T, Inc.'s ReplyApplicationCommitteeBringing A Woman'sAbout the Fuel CellBuild aandA

  17. Multi-carrier Signal Transmission through HVAC Ducts: Experimental Results for Channel Capacity

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    Multi-carrier Signal Transmission through HVAC Ducts: Experimental Results for Channel Capacity, for the first time, experimental results on channel capacity of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC through a building HVAC duct system demonstrate the ability to transmit with a spectral efficiency of 3

  18. A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology 

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    Davis, Clinton Paul

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    functions, such as maintaining the water level in a boiler, controlling the output water temperature of a chiller, and throttling a fan. As a result of the numerous system configurations available, the method of control used in a particular control system...

  19. Systems and methods for controlling energy use in a building management system using energy budgets

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wenzel, Michael J; Drees, Kirk H

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for limiting power consumption by a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem of a building are shown and described. A feedback controller is used to generate a manipulated variable based on an energy use setpoint and a measured energy use. The manipulated variable may be used for adjusting the operation of an HVAC device.

  20. A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology

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    Davis, Clinton Paul

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Circuit Branch ......................................... 56 Figure 4-40 ? Calculated Cold Water Loop Pressures ..................................................... 57 Figure 5-1 ? A Single Duct Constant Air Volume System... for approximately 25% of the flow through fans. In commercial duct systems, most of this leakage typically occurs at joints versus the seams. Leakage rates typically vary as an exponential function of the static pressure difference at the duct?s surface (Aydin...

  1. Energy Conservation Studies of Existing HVAC Systems

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    Patterson, C. L.; Phelan, T. R.

    and control system (EMCS) can provide the energy.savings of the local microprocessor control system and also be used to moni to r buil di ng energy consumption. An EMCS application program for monitori ng operation conditions of air handling units would... be corrected. Construction cost of an EMCS for monitori ng of the 25 ai r handl i ng sys tems was es timated to be about .$260,000. Estimated energy saving fran monitoring is $170,000 per year. An EMCS capable of both monitori ng and control of the 25 air...

  2. ETME 422 -REFRIGERATION & HVAC SYSTEMS FALL 2011 LEC -10:00 -10:50am M W F RH 312

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    Dyer, Bill

    10/31/2011 ETME 422 - REFRIGERATION & HVAC SYSTEMS FALL 2011 LEC - 10:00 - 10:50am M W F RH 312. -- Refrigeration and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) for comfort and industrial applications, low temperature refrigeration cycles; air distribution and fan-duct analysis, design/selection of HVAC

  3. Minimization of energy consumption in HVAC systems with data-driven models and an interior-point method

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    Minimization of energy consumption in HVAC systems with data-driven models and an interior-driven approach is applied to minimize energy consumption of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC online 13 June 2014 Keywords: HVAC Interior-point method Internal heat gain Multilayer perceptron

  4. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HVAC FAULTS IN ENERGYPLUS

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    Basarkar, Mangesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodology for Secondary HVAC Systems, Doctoral Thesis,2002, Particulate Fouling of HVAC Heat Exchangers, Doctoraland diagnosis strategy for HVAC systems involving sensor

  5. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model HVAC contractor business model...

  6. Flexibility of Commercial Building HVAC Fan as Ancillary Service for Smart Grid

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of building automation and control systems,” Design Test ofSystems Control. [Online]. Available: http://www.nerc.com [18] Apogee Building Automation [

  7. Joint-Frequency Bins versus Conventional Bin Weather Data in Analysis of HVAC System Operation

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    Jones, A.; Baltazar, J. C.; Claridge, D. E.

    this study the use of joint-frequency bins has relative added value to the analysis of HVAC system operation depending on whether the system is dominated by ventilation loads....

  8. A Qualitive Modeling Approach for Fault Detection and Diagnosis on HVAC Systems

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    Muller, T.; Rehault, N.; Rist, T.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the basics and first test results of a model based approach using qualitative modeling to perform Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) on HVAC and R systems. A quantized system describing the qualitative behavior of a...

  9. Hvac systems as a tool in controlling indoor air quality: A literature review. Final report, May-August 1993

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    Samfield, M.M.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The report gives results of a review of literature on the use of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to control indoor air quality (IAQ). One conclusion of the review is that HVAC systems very often contribute to the indoor air pollution because of (1) poor system maintenance, (2) overcrowding or the introduction of new pollution-generating sources with buildings, and (3) the location of outdoor air near ambient pollution sources. Another conclusion is that failure to trade off between energy conservation and employee productivity may result in increased IAQ problems. The report contents are based on literature survey covering the years 1988 through 1993, involving 60 references, 32 of which are cited in the report.

  10. Airborne Particulate Matter in HVAC Systems and its Influence on Indoor Air Quality

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    Fu, Z.; Li, N.; Wang, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ], microorganisms [2], in the case of abnormal maintenance. Because there are all kinds of components in the duct systems, tapping the law of particle distribution in HVAC systems is not an easy work. Generally speaking, flow in the duct system... is turbulent except those in some kind of components like filters. Particle movement, especially particle deposition, is strongly related to organized structures in near-wall turbulence [3]. The mechanisms governing particle transport in HVAC systems...

  11. CO2 - Based Demand-Controlled Ventilation Control Strategies for Multi-Zone HVAC Systems

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    Nassif, N.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CO2-based demand-controlled ventilation DCV strategy offers a great opportunity to reduce energy consumption in HVAC systems while providing the required ventilation. However, implementing CO2-based DCV under ASHRAE 62.1.2004 through 2010...

  12. Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology and User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diagnostic trends of VAV zone temperatures HVAC 0200 - 4 1trend points. Each day eight person hours are dedicated to building-by-building HVAC

  13. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HVAC FAULTS IN ENERGYPLUS

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    Basarkar, Mangesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Symptoms Decreased boiler efficiency due to the increasedresult in reduced boiler efficiency if the sensor hasboiler and two chillers in the plant loop. The building envelope prescriptive minimums and HVAC system efficiencies

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, VOL. 51, NO. 5, MAY 2003 945 Propagation Model for the HVAC Duct as a

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    for the HVAC Duct as a Communication Channel Pavel V. Nikitin, Member, IEEE, Daniel D. Stancil, Senior Member (HVAC) ducts in buildings are typically hollow metal pipes which can be used as waveguides to carry such a communication system. This paper presents a propagation model for a straight HVAC duct terminated at both ends

  15. Zuo, W. and Chen, Q. 2010 "Simulations of air distribution in buildings by FFD on GPU," HVAC&R Research, 16(6): 785-798.

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Zuo, W. and Chen, Q. 2010 "Simulations of air distribution in buildings by FFD on GPU," HVAC&R Research, 16(6): 785-798. SIMULATIONS OF AIR DISTRIBUTIONS IN BUILDINGS BY FFD ON GPU Wangda Zuo, Ph to perform real-time simulation for a moderate size building with 107 grids and t = 0.1s using the FFD

  16. Distributed scheduling for efficient HVAC precooling operations

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    Yang, Su

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of supply and return fans for HVAC systems under di?erentOp- timal Scheduling of HVAC Pre-cooling Operations withScheduling for E?cient HVAC Pre-cooling Operations ? Yang

  17. Systems and methods for controlling energy use in a building management system using energy budgets

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wenzel, Michael J.

    2012-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for limiting power consumption by a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem of a building are shown and described. A mathematical linear operator is found that transforms the unused or deferred cooling power usage of the HVAC system based on pre-determined temperature settings to a target cooling power usage. The mathematical operator is applied to the temperature settings to create a temperature setpoint trajectory expected to provide the target cooling power usage.

  18. Application of black-box models to HVAC systems for fault detection

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    Peitsman, H.C. [TNO Building and Construction Research, Delft (Netherlands). Dept. of Indoor Environment, Building Physics and Systems; Bakker, V.E. [Univ. of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands). Dept. of Computer Science

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the application of black-box models for fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. In this study, multiple-input/single-output (MISO) ARX models and artificial neural network (ANN) models are used. The ARX models are examined for different processes and subprocesses and compared with each other. Two types of models are established--system models and component models. In the case of system models, the HVAC system as a whole is regarded as a black box instead of as a collection of component models. With the component model type, the components of the HVAC system are regarded as separate black boxes.

  19. Using Building Control System for Commissioning

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    Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Salsbury, T.; Choiniere, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden [2]. outdoor temperature room temperature supply air temperature schedule occupancy heating coil valve heating coil pump outdoor temperature room temperature supply air temperature... of Technology Stockholm, Sweden. [3] Pakanen J., Dexter A. L., and al 2001, ?Computer-aided Evaluation of HVAC System Performance: the Practical Application of Fault Detection and Diagnosis Techniques in Real Buildings?, source book document IEA-ECBCS Annex...

  20. HVAC Installed Performance

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question HVAC proper installation energy savings: over-promising or under-delivering?"

  1. Procedures to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities applied to HVAC system: example of VSD of chilled water pumps

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Procedures to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities applied to HVAC system: example of VSD among the list of Energy Conservation Opportunities (137) identified in the HARMONAC project [1]. First of HVAC equipment using variable speed drive (VSD) is an Energy Conservation Opportunity (ECO) which can

  2. Integrated high efficiency blower apparatus for HVAC systems

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Liu, Xiaoyue; Weigman, Herman; Wang, Shixiao

    2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated centrifugal blower wheel for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) blower unit includes a first blade support, a second blade support, and a plurality of S-shaped blades disposed between the first and second blade supports, wherein each of the S-shaped blades has a trailing edge bent in a forward direction with respect to a defined direction of rotation of the wheel.

  3. Analysis of the HVAC System at the Willow Branch Intermediate School

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    Wei, G.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was built in 1983. It was recently expanded in 1994 and renamed the Willow Branch Intermediate School. It now has a total floor area of 88,617 square feet. The system under investigation is a water-loop heat pump system which provides the HVAC needs...

  4. The Identification and Optimization of the HVAC Partial Subsystems in Intelligent Buildings

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    Zhao, Z.; Xiong, Y.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents on modeling of outside air systems (OAS) and air condition systems (ACS) of intelligent buildings (IB). The open loop identification estimation method is adopted for uncorrelated noises between the input and output (I...

  5. Energy Management in Small Commercial Buildings: A Look at How HVAC Contractors Can Deliver Energy Efficiency to this Segment

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    Hult, Erin; Granderson, Jessica; Mathew, Paul

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While buildings smaller than 50,000 sq ft account for nearly half of the energy used in US commercial buildings, energy efficiency programs to-date have primarily focused on larger buildings. Interviews with stakeholders and a review of the literature indicate interest in energy efficiency from the small commercial building sector, provided solutions are simple and low-cost. An approach to deliver energy management to small commercial buildings via HVAC contractors and preliminary demonstration findings are presented. The energy management package (EMP) developed includes five technical elements: benchmarking and analysis of monthly energy use; analysis of interval electricity data (if available), a one-hour onsite walkthrough, communication with the building owner, and checking of results. This data-driven approach tracks performance and identifies low-cost opportunities, using guidelines and worksheets for each element to streamline the delivery process and minimize the formal training required. This energy management approach is unique from, but often complementary to conventional quality maintenance or retrofit-focused programs targeting the small commercial segment. Because HVAC contractors already serve these clients, the transaction cost to market and deliver energy management services can be reduced to the order of hundreds of dollars per year. This business model, outlined briefly in this report, enables the offering to benefit the contractor and client even at the modest expected energy savings in small buildings. Results from a small-scale pilot of this approach validated that the EMP could be delivered by contractors in 4-8 hours per building per year, and that energy savings of 3-5percent are feasible through this approach.

  6. Comparison of heating and cooling energy consumption by HVAC system with mixing and displacement air distribution for a restaurant dining area in different climates

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    Zhivov, A.M. [International Air Technologies, Inc., Savoy, IL (United States); Rymkevich, A.A. [St. Petersburg Academy of Refrigeration and Food Technology (Russian Federation). Dept. of Refrigeration Machines and Air-Conditioning Systems

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Different ventilation strategies to improve indoor air quality and to reduce HVAC system operating costs in a restaurant with nonsmoking and smoking areas and a bar are discussed in this paper. A generic sitting-type restaurant is used for the analysis. Prototype designs for the restaurant chain with more than 200 restaurants in different US climates were analyzed to collect the information on building envelope, dining area size, heat and contaminant sources and loads, occupancy rates, and current design practices. Four constant air volume HVAC systems wit h a constant and variable (demand-based) outdoor airflow rate, with a mixing and displacement air distribution, were compared in five representative US climates: cold (Minneapolis, MN); Maritime (Seattle, WA); moderate (Albuquerque, NM); hot-dry (Phoenix, AZ); and hot-humid (Miami, FL). For all four compared cases and climatic conditions, heating and cooling consumption by the HVAC system throughout the year-round operation was calculated and operation costs were compared. The analysis shows: Displacement air distribution allows for better indoor air quality in the breathing zone at the same outdoor air supply airflow rate due to contaminant stratification along the room height. The increase in outdoor air supply during the peak hours in Miami and Albuquerque results in an increase of both heating and cooling energy consumption. In other climates, the increase in outdoor air supply results in reduced cooling energy consumption. For the Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Seattle locations, the HVAC system operation with a variable outdoor air supply allows for a decrease in cooling consumption up to 50% and, in some cases, eliminates the use of refrigeration machines. The effect of temperature stratification on HVAC system parameters is the same for all locations; displacement ventilation systems result in decreased cooling energy consumption but increased heating consumption.

  7. Re-Commissioning of the CAMET HVAC System: A Successful Case Study

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    Andre, P.; Cuevas, C.; Lacote, P.; Lebrun, J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commissioning is a unique opportunity, for all partners concerned, to learn a lot about the real behavior of a HVAC system. It has to start from comfort and health requirements in occupancy zones, and going back to the plant through the whole air...

  8. A CONTROLLER FOR HVAC SYSTEMS WITH FAULT DETECTION CAPABILITIES BASED ON SIMULATION MODELS

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    thresholds are exceeded. The paper presents results from testing the controller with a dual-duct air-handling unit. INTRODUCTION Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are typically controlled energy consumption, and increased wear on controlled elements, such as actuators, valves, and dampers

  9. Impact of the Variable Refrigerant Volume Air Conditioning System on Building Energy Efficiency

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    Zhu, H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-1-3 Impact of the Variable Refrigerant Volume Air Conditioning System on Building Energy Efficiency Huawei Zhu Zhejiang Urban and Rural Planning Design Institute... conditioning system has led to extensive criticism. 2. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIABLE REFRIGERANT VOLUME AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND ITS PRESENT APPLICATION ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-1-3 2...

  10. Detection and diagnosis of faults and energy monitoring of HVAC systems with least-intrusive power analysis

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    Luo, Dong, 1966-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Faults indicate degradation or sudden failure of equipment in a system. Widely existing in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, faults always lead to inefficient energy consumption, undesirable indoor ...

  11. Optimized Fan Control In Variable Air Volume HVAC Systems Using Static Pressure Resets: Strategy Selection and Savings Analysis

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    Kimla, John

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential of static pressure reset (SPR) control to save fan energy in variable air volume HVAC systems has been well documented. Current research has focused on the creation of reset strategies depending on specific system features...

  12. Comparison of emerging diagnostic tools for large commercial HVAC systems

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    Friedman, Hannah; Piette, Mary Ann

    2001-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Diagnostic software tools for large commercial buildings are being developed to help detect and diagnose energy and other performance problems with building operations. These software applications utilize energy management control system (EMCS) trend log data. Due to the recent development of diagnostic tools, there has been little detailed comparison among the tools and a limited awareness of tool capabilities by potential users. Today, these diagnostic tools focus mainly on air handlers, but the opportunity exists for broadening the scope of the tools to include all major parts of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems in more detail. This paper compares several tools in the following areas: (1) Scope, intent, and background; (2) Data acquisition, pre-processing, and management; (3) Problems detected; (4) Raw data visualization; (5) Manual and automated diagnostic methods and (6) Level of automation. This comparison is intended to provide practitioners and researchers with a picture of the current state of diagnostic tools. There is tremendous potential for these tools to help improve commercial building energy and non-energy performance.

  13. Measurement of HVAC system performance and local ventilation using passive perfluorocarbon tracer technology

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    Dietz, R.N.; Goodrich, R.W.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In April of 1993, two (2) perfluorocarbon tracer (PFT) ventilation/indoor air quality assessment tests were performed in the Gleeson Hall building of the SUNY Farmingdale campus. The building was being modified, in part, as a result of significant occupant complaints of perceived poor air quality. The four story building had a basement first floor with air supplied normally by an HVAC system labelled as AC1. During this study, AC1 was inoperational and the basement interior rooms (walls) were primarily gone; the other three floors were still being used for classes. It is possible that a sense of poor air quality may have been perceived by first-floor occupants because they were working in the basement, but this issue could not be addressed. The second floor had two (2) lecture halls--Rm 202 (handled by AC4) and Rm 204 (handled by AC5); the balance of the second floor interior rooms and corridors was split between two other air handling systems, AC2 for the west side of the building and AC3 for the east side. The remaining 3rd and 4th floors were also split about evenly between AC2 and AC3. The perimeter rooms, equipped with wall units having their own outside air (OA) source plus centralized return air (RA) bypasses, were not included in this testing which was restricted to the basement floor (1st floor) and the four operating air handling systems, AC2 to AC5, during Test 1 and only AC2 to AC5 during Test 2. Two types of tests were performed using the full suite of 5 PFT types available. The first test was designed to measure the infiltration, exfiltration, and air exchange between the 5 AC zones above and the second test used the 5th tracer, which had been in the basement, as a distributed source throughout the four other zones to act as a surrogate pollutant source. This report provides final conclusions of both tests and suggestions regarding its usefulness in similar building ventilation and indoor air quality assessments.

  14. Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne

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    shutdown and purge cycles, and automated heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) operational degrees of applicability to particular buildings and ventilation systems. This document presents ventilation system recommissioning, building envelope airtightening, building pressurization, relocation

  15. Integrated Ice Storage/Sprinkler HVAC System Sharply Cuts Energy Costs and Air-Distribution First Costs

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    Meckler, G.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated ice thermal storage/sprinkler HVAC systems developed and applied by the author in several commercial applications shift a major portion of electric utility demand to cheaper off-peak hours, while also reducing significantly the first cost...

  16. Software-as-a-Service Optimised Scheduling of a Solar-Assisted HVAC System with Thermal Storage

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    Mammoli, Andrea

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    performance of a solar-thermal- assisted hvac system. Energyfor rows of fixed solar thermal collectors using flatassisted by a 232 m solar thermal array providing heat to a

  17. Recent Developments of the Modelica"Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems

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    Wetter, Michael; Zuo, Wangda; Nouidui, Thierry Stephane

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Modelica 2009 conference, we introduced the Buildings library, a freely available Modelica library for building energy and control systems. This paper reports the updates of the library and presents example applications for a range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Over the past two years, the library has been further developed. The number of HVAC components models has been doubled and various components have been revised to increase numerical robustness.The paper starts with an overview of the library architecture and a description of the main packages. To demonstrate the features of the Buildings library, applications that include multizone airflow simulation as well as supervisory and local loop control of a variable air volume (VAV) system are briefly described. The paper closes with a discussion of the current development.

  18. Comparative guide to emerging diagnostic tools for large commercial HVAC systems

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    Friedman, Hannah; Piette, Mary Ann

    2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This guide compares emerging diagnostic software tools that aid detection and diagnosis of operational problems for large HVAC systems. We have evaluated six tools for use with energy management control system (EMCS) or other monitoring data. The diagnostic tools summarize relevant performance metrics, display plots for manual analysis, and perform automated diagnostic procedures. Our comparative analysis presents nine summary tables with supporting explanatory text and includes sample diagnostic screens for each tool.

  19. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 53, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2005 335 On the Capacity Limits of HVAC Duct Channel for

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    and experimental channel-capacity estimates of heating, ventilation, and air condi- tioning (HVAC) ducts based in indoor wireless networks. Index Terms--Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems building is already equipped with a microwave distribution system: the heating, ventilation, and air

  20. Revision Date: 8/29/11 ETME 425 -Building Systems Fall 2011

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    Dyer, Bill

    system integration. Incorporate the elements (pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, heaters. HVAC Equipment 10. Sanitary Venting and Draining 3. Heat Loss and Heat Gain 7. Building Water Supply in modern buildings - including system selection, heating and cooling load calculations, component selection

  1. Chapter 19: HVAC Controls (DDC/EMS/BAS) Evaluation Protocol

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    Romberger, J.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The HVAC Controls Evaluation Protocol is designed to address evaluation issues for direct digital controls/energy management systems/building automation systems (DDC/EMS/BAS) that are installed to control heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in commercial and institutional buildings. (This chapter refers to the DDC/EMS/BAS measure as HVAC controls.) This protocol may also be applicable to industrial facilities such as clean rooms and labs, which have either significant HVAC equipment or spaces requiring special environmental conditions. This protocol addresses only HVAC-related equipment and the energy savings estimation methods associated with installing such control systems as an energy efficiency measure. The affected equipment includes: Air-side equipment (air handlers, direct expansion systems, furnaces, other heating- and cooling-related devices, terminal air distribution equipment, and fans); Central plant equipment (chillers, cooling towers, boilers, and pumps). These controls may also operate or affect other end uses, such as lighting, domestic hot water, irrigation systems, and life safety systems such as fire alarms and other security systems. Considerable nonenergy benefits, such as maintenance scheduling, system component troubleshooting, equipment failure alarms, and increased equipment lifetime, may also be associated with these systems. When connected to building utility meters, these systems can also be valuable demand-limiting control tools. However, this protocol does not evaluate any of these additional capabilities and benefits.

  2. Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency

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    Wang, Liping

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2008. [28] California Commissioning Collaborative .Existing Building Commissioning Toolkit. 2012. Retrievedof Commerical-Buildings Commissioning. A Meta-Analysis of

  3. System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System

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    Wu, Siyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    695. [50] M. Wetter, Modelica-based modelling and simulationhave been working on Modelica and EnergyPlus simulation59], DOE-2, TRANSYS, Modelica [50], etc. make use of the

  4. System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System

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    Wu, Siyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    setpoint may demand less cooling supply air. A fouled airsetpoint may demand less cooling supply air. A fouled airrequires more cooling or heating supply air from its upper-

  5. Proposal for the award of a contract for dismantling, removal and packaging of the existing Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems in the PS tunnel

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the award of a contract for dismantling, removal and packaging of the existing Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems in the PS tunnel

  6. Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems for the PS accelerator infrastructure

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems for the PS accelerator infrastructure

  7. Proposal to negotiate an amendment to an existing contract for the supply and installation of an HVAC system for the HIE-ISOLDE infrastructure

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    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal to negotiate an amendment to an existing contract for the supply and installation of an HVAC system for the HIE-ISOLDE infrastructure

  8. The Impact of Uncertain Physical Parameters on HVAC Demand Response

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    Sun, Yannan; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Lu, Shuai; Fuller, Jason C.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVAC units are currently one of the major resources providing demand response (DR) in residential buildings. Models of HVAC with DR function can improve understanding of its impact on power system operations and facilitate the deployment of DR technologies. This paper investigates the importance of various physical parameters and their distributions to the HVAC response to DR signals, which is a key step to the construction of HVAC models for a population of units with insufficient data. These parameters include the size of floors, insulation efficiency, the amount of solid mass in the house, and efficiency of the HVAC units. These parameters are usually assumed to follow Gaussian or Uniform distributions. We study the effect of uncertainty in the chosen parameter distributions on the aggregate HVAC response to DR signals, during transient phase and in steady state. We use a quasi-Monte Carlo sampling method with linear regression and Prony analysis to evaluate sensitivity of DR output to the uncertainty in the distribution parameters. The significance ranking on the uncertainty sources is given for future guidance in the modeling of HVAC demand response.

  9. HVAC, Water Heating, and Appliances Overview - 2015 BTO Peer...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    HVAC, Water Heater and Appliance R&D - 2014 BTO Peer Review Research & Development Roadmap: Emerging HVAC Technologies This thermoelastic system provides a promising...

  10. Evaluation of Emerging Diagnostic Tools for Commercial HVAC Systems

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    Friedman, H.; Piette, M. A.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    six tools in our analysis: Architectural Energy Corporation's ENFORMA? software, Facility Dynamics Engineering's Performance And Continuous Re-commissioning Analysis Tool (PACRAT), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Whole Building Diagnostician...

  11. A New Approach to Commissioning of the VAV Control System

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    Han, Z.; Xia, C.; Zhu, Y.; Xu, G.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commissioning of the HVAC system has been practiced in buildings for the purpose of energy conservation and performance optimization. Commissioning of the HVAC automation system should be paid more attention. In this paper, Objective Control Method...

  12. Multi-Sensor Single-Actuator Control of HVAC Systems 

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    Lin, C.; Auslander, D.; Federspiel, C.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is common to control several rooms in a building with a single sensor in one of the rooms and a single actuator driving just one control element such as an air damper. New, low-cost, wireless sensor technology now offers the opportunity...

  13. Multi-Sensor Single-Actuator Control of HVAC Systems

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    Lin, C.; Auslander, D.; Federspiel, C.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is common to control several rooms in a building with a single sensor in one of the rooms and a single actuator driving just one control element such as an air damper. New, low-cost, wireless sensor technology now offers the opportunity...

  14. Diagnosis of Effectiveness of HVAC System and Energy Performance of Osaka-Gas Building through Retro-Commissioning Part 2 Handling the Data Produced by BEMS and Some Results of Analyses

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    Yamaha, M.; Ando,T.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Operation patterns of heat source plants vary from 2003 to 2012 according to change in plant’s operational strategy. 90 percent of primary energy was consumed by generators and chillers. Since the plant is run by combined heat and power system, waste... heat from the generators is recovered and used for chillers. The efficiency of the generators had been kept around 0.35 which was almost same as specification of the machines. The efficiency of the entire system, however, was decreased, especially...

  15. Modeling and Simulation of HVAC Faulty Operations and Performance Degradation due to Maintenance Issues

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    Wang, Liping; Hong, Tianzhen

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Almost half of the total energy used in the U.S. buildings is consumed by heating, ventilation and air conditionings (HVAC) according to EIA statistics. Among various driving factors to energy performance of building, operations and maintenance play a significant role. Many researches have been done to look at design efficiencies and operational controls for improving energy performance of buildings, but very few study the impacts of HVAC systems maintenance. Different practices of HVAC system maintenance can result in substantial differences in building energy use. If a piece of HVAC equipment is not well maintained, its performance will degrade. If sensors used for control purpose are not calibrated, not only building energy usage could be dramatically increased, but also mechanical systems may not be able to satisfy indoor thermal comfort. Properly maintained HVAC systems can operate efficiently, improve occupant comfort, and prolong equipment service life. In the paper, maintenance practices for HVAC systems are presented based on literature reviews and discussions with HVAC engineers, building operators, facility managers, and commissioning agents. We categorize the maintenance practices into three levels depending on the maintenance effort and coverage: 1) proactive, performance-monitored maintenance; 2) preventive, scheduled maintenance; and 3) reactive, unplanned or no maintenance. A sampled list of maintenance issues, including cooling tower fouling, boiler/chiller fouling, refrigerant over or under charge, temperature sensor offset, outdoor air damper leakage, outdoor air screen blockage, outdoor air damper stuck at fully open position, and dirty filters are investigated in this study using field survey data and detailed simulation models. The energy impacts of both individual maintenance issue and combined scenarios for an office building with central VAV systems and central plant were evaluated by EnergyPlus simulations using three approaches: 1) direct modeling with EnergyPlus, 2) using the energy management system feature of EnergyPlus, and 3) modifying EnergyPlus source code. The results demonstrated the importance of maintenance for HVAC systems on energy performance of buildings. The research is intended to provide a guideline to help practitioners and building operators to gain the knowledge of maintaining HVAC systems in efficient operations, and prioritize HVAC maintenance work plan. The paper also discusses challenges of modeling building maintenance issues using energy simulation programs.

  16. Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution -

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  17. Model-Based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Pinto, Alessandro; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Re- frigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 1989. [16]ventilating, and air conditioning system with thermal loadand cooling loads in air conditioning practice. The walls

  18. VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 HVAC&R RESEARCH APRIL 2005 Ground-Source Heat Pump System Research--

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    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 HVAC&R RESEARCH APRIL 2005 165 EDITORIAL Ground-Source Heat Pump System Research-- Past, Present, and Future J.D. Spitler, PhD, PE Fellow ASHRAE Ground-source heat pump (GSHP-source heat pumps installed worldwide. These systems may be closed-loop ("ground-coupled") or open

  19. Case Study of an Innovative HVAC System with Integral Dehumidifier

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    Shirey, D. B.; Raustad, R. A.

    and humidistat. The dehumidification element of the system is completely independent from the air conditioner and works nearly the same as conventional dehumidification equipment. At times, both the dehumidification equipment and the air conditioner operate...

  20. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wetter, M. , 2009. Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation totools like TRNSYS or Modelica [http://www.modelica.org] have

  1. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    General-Purpose Approach for Co-Simulation with ADAMS. In :and to scale the use of co-simulation to a large communitymore research and development. Co-simulation has been

  2. Controllability and invariance of monotone systems for robust ventilation automation in buildings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Controllability and invariance of monotone systems for robust ventilation automation in buildings [2] and control [3] of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems leads to an improved comfort for the users and a reduction of energy consumption. Compared to traditional ceiling ventilation

  3. Realt-Time Building Occupancy Sensing for Supporting Demand Driven HVAC Operations

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    Ekwevugbe, T.; Brown, N.; Pakka, V.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    regarding energy use. These all constitute drivers for the adoption of more sustainable ways of securing our energy needs (Shuai et al., 2011). Approximately about 40% of the world?s energy is consumed by buildings (ASHRAE, 2007), of which roughly about... short-comings; Passive infrared (PIR) sensor is the most commonly used technology for occupancy sensing in non-domestic buildings especially for lighting control (Delaney et al., 2009), however it fails to detect stationary occupants, thus switching...

  4. A study of time-dependent responses of a mechanical displacement ventilation (DV) system and an underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system : building energy performance of the UFAD system

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    Yu, Jong Keun

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electricity demand responses in a building. The remedieselectricity demand responses for a building. An alternativedemand response (DR), is widely suggested for building HVAC

  5. Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Massieh Najafi1

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    . of Statistics, U. of California Berkeley, bartlett@cs.berkeley.edu 4 Leader, Commercial Building Systems Group of five to fifteen percent are achievable in commercial buildings by detecting and correcting building;1. Introduction A commercial building's various energy systems creep from their original design goals

  6. Value impact analysis of Generic Issue 143, Availability of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Chilled Water Systems

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    Daling, P.M.; Marler, J.E.; Vo, T.V.; Phan, H.; Friley, J.R. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study evaluates the values (benefits) and impacts (costs) associated with potential resolutions to Generic Issue 143, ``Availability of HVAC and Chilled Water Systems.`` The study identifies vulnerabilities related to failures of HVAC, chilled water, and room cooling systems; develops estimates of room heatup rates and safety-related equipment vulnerabilities following losses of HVAC/room cooler systems; develops estimates of the core damage frequencies and public risks associated with failures of these systems; develops three proposed resolution strategies to this generic issue; and performs a value/impact analysis of the proposed resolutions. Existing probabilistic risk assessments for four representative plants, including one plant from each vendor, form the basis for the core damage frequency and public risk calculations. Both internal and external events were considered. It was concluded that all three proposed resolution strategies exceed the $1,000/person-rem cost-effectiveness ratio. Additional evaluations were performed to develop ``generic`` insights on potential design-related and configuration-related vulnerabilities and potential high-frequency ({approximately}1E-04/RY) accident sequences that involve failures of HVAC/room cooling functions. It was concluded that, although high-frequency accident sequences may exist at some plants, these high-frequency sequences are plant-specific in nature or have been resolved through hardware and/or operational changes. The plant-specific Individual Plant Examinations are an effective vehicle for identification and resolution of these plant-specific anomalies and hardware configurations.

  7. Feasibility of Retrofitting Centralized HVAC Systems for Room-Level Zoning Tamim Sookoor, Brian Holben, Kamin Whitehouse

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    and enable rooms to be heated or cooled individually, in order to reduce waste caused by conditioning into each room. Such a system could reduce wasted energy that is used to heat and cool unoccupied rooms {sookoor,bnh4k,whitehouse}@cs.virginia.edu Abstract--Heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) accounts

  8. 2013 Energy Code Changes That Effect the HVAC

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    California at Davis, University of

    2013 Energy Code Changes That Effect the HVAC Industry Tav Commins Mechanical Engineer California Energy Commission #12;HVAC Mandatory Measures For All Newly Installed Residential HVAC Systems (New tons provided by air cooled chillers #12;Non Residential HVAC Measures Cooling Towers greater than 150

  9. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVAC consumes more electricity in September, the daily trendsHVAC Equipment Figure 44 Building 2 typical weekday electricity consumption trendHVAC Equipment Figure 45 Building 2 typical weekend electricity consumption trend

  10. Implementation and Testing of a Fault Detection Software Tool for Improving Control System Performance in a Large Commercial Building

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    on a dual-duct air-handling unit installed in a large office building in San Francisco. We demonstrate related to implementation. Introduction Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in the treated building, greater energy consumption, and increased wear on controlled elements, such as actuators

  11. Energy and Buildings 81 (2014) 371380 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy and Buildings 81 (2014) 371­380 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Energy buildings. Improved HVAC control may reduce its energy consumption without additional costs. The supervisory and Buildings journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/enbuild Performance optimization of HVAC systems

  12. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings Jordan

  13. Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and Operation

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ventilation, and air conditioning LBNL: Ernest Orlandoventilation and air conditioning system of a universityheating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a

  14. Scalable Scheduling of Building Control Systems for Peak Demand Reduction

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    Pappas, George J.

    by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0004261. (HVAC&R) systems, boiler/chiller systems, and lighting

  15. Building and Environment 42 (2007) 203217 Model-based analysis and simulation of airflow control systems of

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    Melnik, Roderick

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , testing, operation, and management of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems rely systems of ventilation units in building environments Zhuang Wua , Roderick V.N. Melnikb,Ă, Finn Borupc and simulation of the airflow control system of ventilation units is of primary importance for the design

  16. Report on HVAC option selections for a relocatable classroom energy and indoor environmental quality field study

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    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LBNL- 49026 Report on HVAC Option Selections for aTable 3. High performance HVAC system filter selectionDrop ("H 2 O) Appendix A – RC HVAC working drawings. Figure

  17. Best practices guide for residential HVAC Retrofits

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    Walker, Iain S.

    2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This best practices guide for residential HVAC system retrofits is aimed at contractors who want guidance on delivering energy efficient, cost effective and innovative products. It has been developed around the idea of having packages of changes to the building HVAC system and building envelope that are climate and house construction dependent. These packages include materials, procedures and equipment and are designed to remove some of the guesswork from a builder, contractor, installer or homeowner decisions about how best to carry out HVAC changes. The packages are not meant to be taken as rigid requirements--instead they are systems engineered guidelines that form the basis for energy efficient retrofits. Similar approaches have been taken previously for new construction to develop extremely energy efficient homes that are comfortable safe and durable, and often cost less than standard construction. This is best epitomized by the Building America program whose partners have built thousands of residences throughout the U.S. using these principles. The differences between retrofitting and new construction tend to limit the changes one can make to a building, so these packages rely on relatively simple and non-intrusive technologies and techniques. The retrofits also focus on changes to a building that will give many years of service to the occupants. Another key aspect of these best practices is that we need to know how a house is working so that we know what parts have the potential for improvement. To do this we have put together a set of diagnostic tools that combine physical measurements and checklists/questionnaires. The measured test results, observations and homeowner answers to questions are used to direct us towards the best retrofits applicable to each individual house. The retrofits will depend on the current condition of the building envelope and HVAC system, the local climate, the construction methods used for the house, and the presence of various energy saving systems (e.g., a Heat Recovery Ventilator) and/or materials. This is just like a doctor referring a patient for blood tests or x-rays before actually performing surgery. This way the doctor can be sure that he does the right thing. To take this analogy further--we can borrow from the medical profession and say that the first thought when retrofitting a house is to do no harm, i.e., do not make changes that could make the house worse to live in.

  18. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014 focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

  19. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar on Nov. 18, 2014, continued the series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

  20. Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings

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    Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing

    2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a large impact on the heating and cooling energy consumption in multifamily residential buildings. This paper compares the energy performance of three HVAC systems: a direct expansion (DX) split system, a split air source heat pump (ASHP) system, and a closed-loop water source heat pump (WSHP) system with a boiler and an evaporative fluid cooler as the central heating and cooling source. All three systems use gas furnace for heating or heating backup. The comparison is made in a number of scenarios including different climate conditions, system operation schemes and applicable building codes. It is found that with the minimum code-compliant equipment efficiency, ASHP performs the best among all scenarios except in extremely code climates. WSHP tends to perform better than the split DX system in cold climates but worse in hot climates.

  1. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lighting Efficiency Modern control systems typically trendAnalogous to modern HVAC control systems, which offer datamodern building automation systems (BAS) are able to store, trend, and plot system-level operational or control

  2. Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings

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    Oh, Sukjoon

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

  3. HVAC Efficiency Controls Could Mean Significant Savings | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    to produce more advanced HVAC controllers and for building owners to adopt these energy-saving methods." The PNNL team hopes the report will encourage manufacturers to...

  4. Event-based Green Scheduling of Radiant Systems in Buildings Truong X. Nghiem, George J. Pappas and Rahul Mangharam

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    Pappas, George J.

    -based state feedback scheduling strategy that, unlike periodic scheduling, directly takes into account systems over forced-air HVAC systems for residential and commercial buildings have been well-studied [2]. Essentially, there are three major benefits: human comfort, reduced heat loss, and peak energy demand

  5. Gosselin, J.R. and Chen, Q. 2008. "A dual airflow window for indoor air quality improvement and energy conservation in buildings," HVAC&R Research, 14(3), 359-372.

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    and energy conservation in buildings," HVAC&R Research, 14(3), 359-372. A Dual Airflow Window for Indoor Air with exhausted indoor air. The energy needed to condition outdoor air is reduced because of the counterflow heat, the dual airflow window has a great potential for conserving energy and improving indoor air quality

  6. Systems building in architecture

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    Tzannetakis, Charilaos Panayotis

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is an inquiry into the interventions of the systems design in the whole building process. At the beginning, three approaches which represent different points of view of interventions in production and use are ...

  7. BUILDING ENERGY 1987 Edition

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    changes in lighting control and HVAC requirements. The lighting control requirements in Section 2-5319(a, are required for all alterations. The HVAC requirements of new buildings are requ ired for some HVAC alterat for a wide variety of building shapes. "SECOND GENERATioN" ALTERNATIVE HVAC COMPLIANCE CODIFIED 4

  8. Quantitative Methods for Comparing Different HVAC Control Schemes

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    Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimentally comparing the energy usage and comfort characteristics of different controllers in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems is difficult because variations in weather and occupancy conditions preclude the possibility of establishing equivalent experimental conditions across the order of hours, days, and weeks. This paper is concerned with defining quantitative metrics of energy usage and occupant comfort, which can be computed and compared in a rigorous manner that is capable of determining whether differences between controllers are statistically significant in the presence of such environmental fluctuations. Experimental case studies are presented that compare two alternative controllers (a schedule controller and a hybrid system learning-based model predictive controller) to the default controller in a building-wide HVAC system. Lastly, we discuss how our proposed methodology may also be able to quantify the efficiency of other building automation systems.

  9. Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from...

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    Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from a Solar PV System at the San Jos Convention Center Indirect Benefits (Increased Roof Life and HVAC Savings) from a...

  10. HVAC Program

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal848 Unlimited Release1/2 HR 1.00 $ ForHVAC

  11. Fuzzy Linguistic Knowledge Based Behavior Extraction for Building Energy Management Systems

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    Dumidu Wijayasekara; Milos Manic

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Significant portion of world energy production is consumed by building Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units. Thus along with occupant comfort, energy efficiency is also an important factor in HVAC control. Modern buildings use advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) control schemes to realize these goals. However, since the performance of HVAC units is dependent on many criteria including uncertainties in weather, number of occupants, and thermal state, the performance of current state of the art systems are sub-optimal. Furthermore, because of the large number of sensors in buildings, and the high frequency of data collection, large amount of information is available. Therefore, important behavior of buildings that compromise energy efficiency or occupant comfort is difficult to identify. This paper presents an easy to use and understandable framework for identifying such behavior. The presented framework uses human understandable knowledge-base to extract important behavior of buildings and present it to users via a graphical user interface. The presented framework was tested on a building in the Pacific Northwest and was shown to be able to identify important behavior that relates to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

  12. Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future of CSP:Brookhaven Teaching FellowsBuilderHVAC A Guide for

  13. Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results 

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    Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -ICE for the same building. The dataset collected at the demonstration building consists of total energy consumption, weather data, indoor conditions and HVAC system parameters, measured in at least hourly time steps. This paper presents the first steps in modelling...

  14. Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results

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    Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

    -ICE for the same building. The dataset collected at the demonstration building consists of total energy consumption, weather data, indoor conditions and HVAC system parameters, measured in at least hourly time steps. This paper presents the first steps in modelling...

  15. The Energy-Navigator -A Web Based Platform for Quality Management in Buildings

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    Plesser, S. Pinkernell, C.; Fisch, N.; Rumpe, B.; Kurpick, T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy efficient buildings require high quality standards for all their technical equipment to enable their efficient and successful operation and management. Building simulations enable engineers to design integrated HVAC systems with complex...

  16. Demo Abstract: TOSS: Thermal Occupancy Sensing System

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    materials harnessing passive solar technologies along with increasingly efficient HVAC systems have,jlusby,acerpa}@andes.ucmerced.edu ABSTRACT We propose a system that can accurately determine the oc- cupancy of zones within a building to a building's energy management system in order to control the Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition- ing, (HVAC

  17. THE DOE-2 COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THERMAL SIMULATION OF BUILDINGS

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    of the energy addition and extraction actually to be supplied at the heating and cooling coils by the HVAC of the hour-by-hour heat loss and gain to the building spaces and the heating and cooling loads imposed upon of the HVAC system, the time-varying temperature set-points, and the heating, cooling and fan schedules

  18. The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems

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    Marseille, T.J.; Schliesing, J.S.

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many commercial buildings need heat in one part and, at the same time, cooling in another part. Even more common is the need for heating during one part of the day and cooling during another in the same spaces. If that energy could be shifted or stored for later use, significant energy might be saved. If a building's heating and cooling subsystems could be integrated with the building's structural mass and used to collect, store, and deliver energy, the energy might be save cost-effectively. To explore this opportunity, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) examined the thermal interactions between the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and the structure of a commercial building. Computer models were developed to simulate the interactions in an existing building located in Seattle, Washington, to determine how these building subsystems could be integrated to improve energy efficiency. The HVAC subsystems in the existing building were modeled. These subsystems consist of decentralized water-source heat pumps (WSHP) in a closed water loop, connected to cooling towers for heat rejection during cooling mode and boilers to augment heating. An initial base case'' computer model of the Seattle building, as-built, was developed. Metered data available for the building were used to calibrate this model to ensure that the analysis would provide information that closely reflected the operation of a real building. The HVAC system and building structure were integrated in the model using the concrete floor slabs as thermal storage media. The slabs may be actively charged during off-peak periods with the chilled water in the loop and then either actively or passively discharged into the conditioned space during peak periods. 21 refs., 37 figs., 17 tabs.

  19. Residential HVAC Data, Assumptions and Methodology for End-Use Forecasting with EPRI-REEPS 2.1

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    Johnson, F.X.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency Choice 6.3 New Home HVAC System Choice 6.4. NewJuly. EPRI. 1990. REEPS 2.0 HVAC Model Logic, prepared by1990. Review of Equipment HVAC Choice Parameters. Cambridge

  20. Deposition of Biological Aerosols on HVAC Heat Exchangers

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    LBNL-47669 Deposition of Biological Aerosols on HVAC Heat Exchangers Jeffrey Siegel and Iain Walker of Biological Aerosols on HVAC Heat Exchangers Jeffrey A. Siegel Iain S. Walker, Ph.D. ASHRAE Student Member that are found in commercial and residential HVAC systems of 1 - 6 m/s (200 - 1200 ft/min), particle diameters

  1. MATERIALS AND INFORMATION FLOWS FOR HVAC DUCTWORK FABRICATION AND SITE

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    MATERIALS AND INFORMATION FLOWS FOR HVAC DUCTWORK FABRICATION AND SITE INSTALLATION Matt Holzemer,1, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems requires a set of complex activities and handoffs between multiple architecture-, engineering-, and construction practitioners. This paper highlights one part of the HVAC

  2. Methods for Automated and Continuous Commissioning of Building Systems

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    Larry Luskay; Michael Brambley; Srinivas Katipamula

    2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Avoidance of poorly installed HVAC systems is best accomplished at the close of construction by having a building and its systems put ''through their paces'' with a well conducted commissioning process. This research project focused on developing key components to enable the development of tools that will automatically detect and correct equipment operating problems, thus providing continuous and automatic commissioning of the HVAC systems throughout the life of a facility. A study of pervasive operating problems reveled the following would most benefit from an automated and continuous commissioning process: (1) faulty economizer operation; (2) malfunctioning sensors; (3) malfunctioning valves and dampers, and (4) access to project design data. Methodologies for detecting system operation faults in these areas were developed and validated in ''bare-bones'' forms within standard software such as spreadsheets, databases, statistical or mathematical packages. Demonstrations included flow diagrams and simplified mock-up applications. Techniques to manage data were demonstrated by illustrating how test forms could be populated with original design information and the recommended sequence of operation for equipment systems. Proposed tools would use measured data, design data, and equipment operating parameters to diagnosis system problems. Steps for future research are suggested to help more toward practical application of automated commissioning and its high potential to improve equipment availability, increase occupant comfort, and extend the life of system equipment.

  3. Measurements of Smoke Characteristics in HVAC Ducts 

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    Wolin, Steven D; Ryder, Noah L; Leprince, Frederic; Milke, James; Mowrer, Frederick; Torero, Jose L

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The characteristics of smoke traveling in an HVAC duct have been observed along with the response of selected duct smoke detectors. The simulated HVAC system consists of a 9 m long duct, 0.45 m in diameter. An exhaust fan is placed at one end...

  4. Using Simulation Models for Building Commissioning

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    Claridge, D. E.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Sweden. This building utilizes multiple innovative HVAC systems. They used the IDA simulation environment to assess these untested HVAC-solutions and for dimensioning. During the initial commissioning they evaluated the performance using extensive... D2 is titled Use of Whole Building Simulation in Commissioning. Regular participants of the subtask meetings have included Oliver Baumann (Germany), David Claridge, Chair (USA), Jorgen Eriksson (Sweden), Nestor Fonseca, Johnny Holst (Norway), Per...

  5. Building Automation and Controls Systems: Integrated Room Control for Personalized Comfort and Increased ROI

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    Gill, D.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    14-17, 2014 Smart Room Control Solution Architecture Example HVAC Master Controller 1 Light Module Blind Module Power Multisensors Room Sensors Power Mobile App ESL-IC-14-09-05 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building... Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 An End-to-End Solution ? Simplified design, installation and integration of integrated room control solutions ? Increased reliability of integrated systems ? Simplified architecture = simpler design...

  6. FAULT DETECTION IN HVAC SYSTEMS USING MODEL-BASED FEEDFORWARD CONTROL

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    Diamond, Richard

    building, greater energy consumption, and increased wear on controlled elements, such as actuators, valves Laboratory 507 E Michigan Street 1 Cyclotron Road Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA Berkeley, California 94720, USA, Comfort/Energy, Control/Simulation/Field Tests, Air-Conditioning Systems, Feedforward Control, Diagnostics

  7. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A design flow for building automation and control systems,’’Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yangdesign of the build- ing automation system (including the

  8. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy and building automation systems. Lilburn, GA:providers' use of building automation systems (BAS), orweb- based building control and automation systems and their

  9. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    design flow for building automation systems that focuses onflow for building automation and control systems,’’ in Proc.Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yang

  10. Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC

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    Jones, S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heat pump utilizing VFD Inverter Compressors and LEV’s Unlike conventional commercial and residential HVAC systems in the USA The predominate method of cooling and heating in the world ESL-KT-13-12-33 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency... Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Heat Pump operation at lower ambient conditions -13 -4 5 17 23 32 41 470 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 Residential Heating Capacity at Low Temperatures MUZ-FE18NA MUZ-FE09NA MUZ-FE12NA Unitary Outdoor Temperature (F...

  11. Influence Of Three Dynamic Predictive Clothing Insulation Models On Building Energy Use, HVAC Sizing And Thermal Comfort

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    Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Predictive Clothing Insulation Models based on Outdoor AirPREDICTIVE CLOTHING INSULATION MODELS ON BUILDING ENERGYthat the clothing insulation is equal to a constant value of

  12. Comparison of HVAC filter test methods for particle removal efficiency Brent Stephens1,*

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    Comparison of HVAC filter test methods for particle removal efficiency Brent Stephens1,* , Jeffrey Introduction The use of HVAC filters in buildings is one strategy to reduce occupant exposure to particulate matter. However, HVAC filters are typically tested only in laboratory settings and little is known about

  13. Assessment of Energy Use and Comfort in Buildings Utilizing Mixed-Mode Controls with Radiant Cooling

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    Borgeson, Samuel Dalton

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cooling hours for a commercial hybrid HVAC system." Environmental Progresscooling hours for a commercial hybrid HVAC system." Environmental Progress

  14. Assessment of organic compound exposures, thermal comfort parameters, and HVAC system-driven air exchange rates in public school portable classrooms in California

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    Shendell, Derek Garth

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SPECIFY UNITS) when heat (of HVAC) is turned off?using the heat (from HVAC)? A. B. C. D. January Februaryair conditionmg (from HVAC)? A. B. C. D. January February

  15. Air-Side Energy Use Calculations for Four HVAC Systems: Dual Duct Constant Volume (DDCAV), Dual Duct Variable Volume (DDVAV), Constant Volume with Reheat (CAVRH0), Variable Volume with Reheat (VAVRH)

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    Haberl, J. S.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains engineering calculations for four (4) air-side, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) systems, including: dual duct constant volume (DDCAV), dual duct variable volume (DDVAV), constant volume with reheat...

  16. Simulation of Control Options for HVAC Management of a Typical Office Julien CAILLET julien.caillet@mines-paristech.fr

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Simulation of Control Options for HVAC Management of a Typical Office Building. Julien CAILLET thermal comfort and to reduce energy consumption of buildings. Among defect correction, HVAC control appears as a way of significant improvement. HVAC control is examined by using a dynamic simulation

  17. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar will be:

  18. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar will continue our series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar...

  19. Energy Renovations: Volume 14: HVAC - A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners

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    Gilbride, Theresa L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Hefty, Marye G.; Hand, James R.; Love, Pat M.

    2011-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared by PNNL for DOE's Building America program and is intended as a guide that energy performance contractors can share with homeowners to describe various energy-efficient options for heating, cooling, and ventilating existing homes. The report provides descriptions of many common and not-so-common HVAC systems, including their advantages and disadvantages, efficiency ranges and characteristics of high-performance models, typical costs, and climate considerations. The report also provides decision trees and tables of useful information for homeowners who are making decisions about adding, replacing, or upgrading existing HVAC equipment in their homes. Information regarding home energy performance assessments (audits) and combustion safety issues when replacing HVAC equipment are also provided.

  20. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork This occupied test home received a...

  1. Design and Optimization of Control Strategies and Parameters by Building and System Simulation 

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    Baumann, O.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The shading system is controlled by the building control system to ensure proper operation in particularly during unoccupied periods. HVAC System Central heating system The central heating system consists of two heat pumps and one wood-fired furnace.... The ground water coupled heat pumps, 120 kW each, supply the basic load for heating at low temperatures of 28 ?C (82 ?F) to a maximum of 35 ?C (95 ?F). At these supply tem- peratures, in combination with ground water tempera- tures at about 10 ?C (50 ?F...

  2. Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed

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    Wetter, Michael

    2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

  3. Distributed Control of HVAC&R Networks

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    Elliott, Matthew Stuart

    2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    retains a degree of modularity—changing one component does not require changing all controllers. The final contribution is a new distributed optimization algorithm that is rooted in distributed MPC and is especially motivated by HVAC&R systems...

  4. Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this document is to offer information that could be used to compare and contrast sustainable building rating systems.

  5. Results of CC Follow-Up in the G. Rollie White Building

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    Liu, C.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. L.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of energy consumption of G. Rollie White Coliseum included energy consumption and HVAC system operation data analysis, measurement on HVAC systems, and examination of the control program. HVAC hardware problems, HVAC operation problems, and control program...

  6. EVALUATION OF EMERGING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS FOR COMMERCIAL HVAC SYSTEMS Hannah Friedman Mary Ann Piette

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    Tool (PACRAT), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Whole Building Diagnostician (WBD), Pacific Gas

  7. HVAC Maintenance and Technologies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation covers the HVAC maintenance and technologies, and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

  8. Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system for the computer room of the CERN Control Centre

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system for the computer room of the CERN Control Centre

  9. Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system for the HIE-ISOLDE infrastructure

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system for the HIE-ISOLDE infrastructure

  10. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    HVAC system selection & sizing * Operations: HVAC fault diagnosis, dynamic control & demand response * Market: code development & compliance, ratings, incentives, M&V, policy,...

  11. Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...

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    Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification...

  12. Interdisciplinary Innovation and Vision in the HVAC 

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    Hecker, T.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    8th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations - ICEBO?08 Conference Center of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Berlin, October 20 - 22, 2008 Tomas Hecker AL-KO Therm GmbH Hauptstrasse 248 - 250 89343... Jettingen-Scheppach 00 49 82 25/ 39 - 1 28 tomas.hecker@al-ko.de Interdisciplinary Innovation and Vision in the HVAC High energy costs in buildings are forcing the building owners, developers, fund and facility managers to find alternate energy...

  13. Energy performance of underfloor air distribution systems

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    Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Linden, Paul; Buhl, Fred

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVAC  energy  for  large  office  building  new  construction  for  given UFAD  market HVAC energy  for  large  office  building  new construction  for  given  UFAD market HVAC energy for large office building new construction for given UFAD market

  14. MAPPING HVAC SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION IN Author(s), Mangesh Basarkar, James O'Donnell, Philip

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    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720 ­ U.S.A. ABSTRACT For building energy simulation required by the whole building energy simulation tool EnergyPlus. This paper describes each stage energy simulation models are difficult to create and modify (See et al., 2011). Building geometry

  15. WEATHER SEQUENCES FOR PREDICTING HVAC SYSTEM BEHAVIOUR IN RESIDENTIAL UNITS LOCATED IN TROPICAL CLIMATES.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The sensations of thermal discomfort in these buildings have increased the energy consumption by the use. This development needs precise information about the effect of climate patterns on buildings. For energy find three types of database for the energy buildings simulations: - Simulations can be made by using

  16. Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)

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    Anita Lewis

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project provides a combination of software and services that more easily and cost-effectively help to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. Featuring an open-platform, cloud- hosted application suite and an intuitive user experience, this solution simplifies a traditionally very complex process by collecting data from disparate building systems and creating a single, integrated view of building and system performance. The Fault Detection and Diagnostics algorithms developed within the IBMS have been designed and tested as an integrated component of the control algorithms running the equipment being monitored. The algorithms identify the normal control behaviors of the equipment without interfering with the equipment control sequences. The algorithms also work without interfering with any cooperative control sequences operating between different pieces of equipment or building systems. In this manner the FDD algorithms create an integrated building management system.

  17. Zone Level Occupant-Responsive Building Energy Systems at the GSA

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    Robinson, Alastair

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The General Services Administration (GSA) partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement building energy system retrofits, aiming to reduce energy consumption of at least two building systems by a total of 30 percent or more, as part of DOE’s Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) Program. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) provided technical expertise in support of this DOE program, working with the GSA and a team of consultants. This case study reports expected energy savings from appropriate energy efficient design and operations modifications to lighting and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at the selected study sites. These retrofits comprised installation of new lighting systems with dimming capability and occupancy-sensor control at the individual light fixture level, and utilized lighting system occupancy sensor signals to continually readjust zone-level ventilation airflow according to the number of people present, down to minimum rates when vacant.

  18. Comparative Study of Availability on Energy/Environment Commissioning Using Existing HVAC Simulation Programs for a Model Building

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    Niwa, H.; Nakahara, N.; Okumiya, M.; Suganaga, M.; Tanaka, H.; Pan, S.; Watanabe, T.; Zheng, M.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    limit of VAV air flow rate: 50% of minimum ? Heat Source System: Thermal storage system using AHP(Air-soure HeatPumps) ? Performance characteristics of fan, pump, heat pump are defined as manufacturer's ? Internal heat gain schedules are set...

  19. TITLE: HVAC TESTING & BALANCING FOR MAJOR AND MINOR PROJECTS OBJECTIVE AND

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    TITLE: HVAC TESTING & BALANCING FOR MAJOR AND MINOR PROJECTS OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE: To provide an independent test & balance for the adjustment of all HVAC systems in all major projects and minor projects

  20. A Distributed Building Evacuation System

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    Qumsiyeh, Dany M.

    2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the feasibility of a smart building evacuation system, capable of guiding occupants along safe paths to exits and responding to changing threats. Inspired by developments in amorphous computing, ...

  1. Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering Spring 2013 Solar Innovations -HVAC and Waste Stream Analysis

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering Spring 2013 Solar Innovations - HVAC and Waste Stream Analysis Overview There are two problems that were voiced by Solar Innovations, HVAC system design and recycling stream improvement. The HVAC system was not providing even conditioning of office

  2. VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 HVAC&R RESEARCH APRIL 2005 An Optimization-Based Approach for

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    Luh, Peter

    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 HVAC&R RESEARCH APRIL 2005 215 An Optimization-Based Approach for Facility formulation and the correspond- ing solution methodology for HVAC systems. The problem is to minimize the energy and demand costs through control of HVAC units while satisfying human comfort, system dynamics

  3. The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems

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    Marseille, T.J.; Schliesing, J.S.

    1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial buildings often have extensive periods where one space needs cooling and another heating. Even more common is the need for heating during one part of the day and cooling during another in the same spaces. If a building's heating and cooling system could be integrated with the building's structural mass such that the mass can be used to collect, store, and deliver energy, significant energy might be saved. Computer models were developed to simulate this interaction for an existing office building in Seattle, Washington that has a decentralized water-source heat pump system. Metered data available for the building was used to calibrate a base'' building model (i.e., nonintegrated) prior to simulation of the integrated system. In the simulated integration strategy a secondary water loop was manifolded to the main HVAC hydronic loop. tubing in this loop was embedded in the building's concrete floor slabs. Water was routed to this loop by a controller to charge or discharge thermal energy to and from the slabs. The slabs were also in thermal communication with the conditioned spaces. Parametric studies of the building model, using weather data for five other cities in addition to Seattle, predicted that energy can be saved on cooling dominated days. On hot, dry days and during the night the cooling tower can beneficially be used as a free cooling'' source for thermally charging'' the floor slabs using cooled water. Through the development of an adaptive/predictive control strategy, annual HVAC energy savings as large as 30% appear to be possible in certain climates. 8 refs., 13 figs.

  4. National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: National System Templates: Building Sustainable...

  5. Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team...

  6. Model Predictive Control of HVAC Systems: Implementation and Testing at the University of California, Merced

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    Haves, Phillip; Hencey, Brandon; Borrell, Francesco; Elliot, John; Ma, Yudong; Coffey, Brian; Bengea, Sorin; Wetter, Michael

    2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A Model Predictive Control algorithm was developed for the UC Merced campus chilled water plant. Model predictive control (MPC) is an advanced control technology that has proven successful in the chemical process industry and other industries. The main goal of the research was to demonstrate the practical and commercial viability of MPC for optimization of building energy systems. The control algorithms were developed and implemented in MATLAB, allowing for rapid development, performance, and robustness assessment. The UC Merced chilled water plant includes three water-cooled chillers and a two million gallon chilled water storage tank. The tank is charged during the night to minimize on-peak electricity consumption and take advantage of the lower ambient wet bulb temperature. The control algorithms determined the optimal chilled water plant operation including chilled water supply (CHWS) temperature set-point, condenser water supply (CWS) temperature set-point and the charging start and stop times to minimize a cost function that includes energy consumption and peak electrical demand over a 3-day prediction horizon. A detailed model of the chilled water plant and simplified models of the buildings served by the plant were developed using the equation-based modeling language Modelica. Steady state models of the chillers, cooling towers and pumps were developed, based on manufacturers performance data, and calibrated using measured data collected and archived by the control system. A detailed dynamic model of the chilled water storage tank was also developed and calibrated. Simple, semi-empirical models were developed to predict the temperature and flow rate of the chilled water returning to the plant from the buildings. These models were then combined and simplified for use in a model predictive control algorithm that determines the optimal chiller start and stop times and set-points for the condenser water temperature and the chilled water supply temperature. The report describes the development and testing of the algorithm and evaluates the resulting performance, concluding with a discussion of next steps in further research. The experimental results show a small improvement in COP over the baseline policy but it is difficult to draw any strong conclusions about the energy savings potential for MPC with this system only four days of suitable experimental data were obtained once correct operation of the MPC system had been achieved. These data show an improvement in COP of 3.1% {+-} 2.2% relative to a baseline established immediately prior to the period when the MPC was run in its final form. This baseline includes control policy improvements that the plant operators learned by observing the earlier implementations of MPC, including increasing the temperature of the water supplied to the chiller condensers from the cooling towers. The process of data collection and model development, necessary for any MPC project, resulted in the team uncovering various problems with the chilled water system. Although it is difficult to quantify the energy savings resulting from these problems being remedied, they were likely on the same order as the energy savings from the MPC itself. Although the types of problems uncovered and the level of energy savings may differ significantly from other projects, some of the benefits of detecting and diagnosing problems are expected from the use of MPC for any chilled water plant. The degree of chiller loading was found to be a key factor for efficiency. It is more efficient to operate the chillers at or near full load. In order to maximize the chiller load, one would maximize the temperature difference across chillers and the chilled water flow rate through the chillers. Thus, the CHWS set-point and the chilled water flow-rate can be used to limit the chiller loading to prevent chiller surging. Since the flow rate has an upper bound and the CHWS set point has a lower bound, the chiller loading is constrained and often determined by the chilled water return temperature (CHWR). The CHWR temperature

  7. A BEMS-Assisted Commissioning Tool to Improve the Energy Performance of HVAC Systems

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    Choiniere, D.; Corsi, M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of process cost and manual effort on site, improved quality assurance process and the adoption of automated energy audit capabilities to improve overall building performance. This paper presents the concept for a new automated commissioning tool that verifies...

  8. VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3 HVAC&R RESEARCH MAY 2010 The Effects of Filtration on

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3 HVAC&R RESEARCH MAY 2010 273 The Effects of Filtration on Pressure Drop and Energy Consumption in Residential HVAC Systems (RP-1299) Brent Stephens Atila Novoselac, PhD Jeffrey A of high-efficiency HVAC filters is a common strategy to control exposure to airborne particulate matter

  9. Self-Correcting HVAC Controls Project Final Report

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    Fernandez, Nicholas; Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Cho, Heejin; Goddard, James K.; Dinh, Liem H.

    2010-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This document represents the final project report for the Self-Correcting Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Controls Project jointly funded by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP). The project, initiated in October 2008, focused on exploratory initial development of self-correcting controls for selected HVAC components in air handlers. This report, along with the companion report documenting the algorithms developed, Self-Correcting HVAC Controls: Algorithms for Sensors and Dampers in Air-Handling Units (Fernandez et al. 2009), document the work performed and results of this project.

  10. System/Building Tech Integration | Clean Energy | ORNL

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    SystemBuilding Integration SHARE System Building Technologies Integration The buildings industry encompasses numerous designers, builders, construction materials and components...

  11. Conventional Facilities Chapter 6: HVAC Systems 6-1 NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    American Society for Testing Materials Standards American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings American Water Works Association ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62 supply units, and miscellaneous cooling equipment. Since the chilled water pumps at the central plant

  12. Co-Simulation of Detailed Whole Building with the Power System to Study Smart Grid Applications

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    Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Fuller, Jason C.; Srivastava, Viraj; Ciraci, Selim; Daily, Jeffrey A.

    2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Modernization of the power system in a way that ensures a sustainable energy system is arguably one of the most pressing concerns of our time. Buildings are important components in the power system. First, they are the main consumers of electricity and secondly, they do not have constant energy demand. Conventionally, electricity has been difficult to store and should be consumed as it is generated. Therefore, maintaining the demand and supply is critical in the power system. However, to reduce the complexity of power models, buildings (i.e., end-use loads) are traditionally modeled and represented as aggregated “dumb” nodes in the power system. This means we lack effective detailed whole building energy models that can support requirements and emerging technologies of the smart power grid. To gain greater insight into the relationship between building energy demand and power system performance, it is important to constitute a co-simulation framework to support detailed building energy modeling and simulation within the power system to study capabilities promised by the modern power grid. This paper discusses ongoing work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and presents underlying tools and framework needed to enable co-simulation of building, building energy systems and their control in the power system to study applications such as demand response, grid-based HVAC control, and deployment of buildings for ancillary services. The optimal goal is to develop an integrated modeling and simulation platform that is flexible, reusable, and scalable. Results of this work will contribute to future building and power system studies, especially those related to the integrated ‘smart grid’. Results are also expected to advance power resiliency and local (micro) scale grid studies where several building and renewable energy systems transact energy directly. This paper also reviews some applications that can be supported and studied using the framework introduced to understand their implications before they can be successfully implemented in the power system.

  13. Presented at SimBuild 2004, August 4-6, 2004, Boulder, CO, and published in the proceedings. A Simulation-Based Testing and Training Environment for Building

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    in the proceedings. A Simulation-Based Testing and Training Environment for Building Controls Peng Xu and Philip, Building Sustainability and Performance Through Simulation, August 4-6, 2004, Boulder, CO, USA A SIMULATION for controls testing and training is described. A real-time simulation of a building and HVAC system is coupled

  14. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings OIRA Comparison Document Green Building Certification Systems...

  15. A Guide to Building Commissioning

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    Baechler, Michael C.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commissioning is the process of verifying that a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems perform correctly and efficiently. Without commissioning, system and equipment problems can result in higher than necessary utility bills and unexpected and costly equipment repairs. This report reviews the benefits of commissioning, why it is a requirement for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and why building codes are gradually adopting commissioning activities into code.

  16. Post-Retrocommissioning HVAC Operations Monitoring Using Enterprise-Wide energy Management System

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    Amarnani, N.; Roberts, B.; Choy, H.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    components/systems to diagnose and resolve root causes of operational deficiencies. During the implementation phase, new energy efficiency measures were installed, sequence of operations were optimized and functionally tested. System-level benchmark models...

  17. Total Quality Commissioning for HVAC Systems to Assure High Performance Throughout the Whole Life Cycle

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    Maisey, G.; Milestone, B.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    popular systems. Although first costs can sometimes be greater, they can be designed to be highly flexible and adaptable, not to mention efficient and long lived. Systems employing earth or geothermal conditions can provide increased efficiency.... FIGURE 12 – GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM WITH ROTARY WHEEL – Although the geothermal portion of this system is highly advisable, the rotary wheel is not. The rotary wheel does not perform well for very long and has an average useful life cycle of six years...

  18. Air-Side Energy Use Calculations for Four HVAC Systems: Dual Duct Constant Volume (DDCAV), Dual Duct Variable Volume (DDVAV), Constant Volume with Reheat (CAVRH), Variable Volume with Reheat (VAVRH), Four Pipe Fan Coil Unit (FC), Four Pipe Induction Unit (FI), and Single Zone (SZ) Systems, Revised June 2002

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Haberl, J. S.; Bou-Saada, T. E.; Saman, N. F.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains engineering calculations for seven (7) air-side, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) systems, including: dual duct constant volume (DDCAV), dual duct variable volume (DDVAV), constant volume with reheat...

  19. Daylighting controls; Orphan of HVAC design

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    Rundquist, R.A. (R.A. Rundquist Associates Inc., Northampton, MA (US))

    1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that in the array of strategies employed for energy-efficient design and retrofitting in commercial buildings, the use of daylighting controls is often overlooked or omitted. Thus, daylighting controls are a worthy but neglected orphan of the design process, stranded between the lighting designer, architect and engineer. Most daylighting analysis ignores HVAC effects, despite obvious interactions between windows, heat-from-lights, and thermal loads.

  20. Field comparison of conventional HVAC systems with a residential gas-engine-driven heat pump

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    Miller, J.D.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through its Office of Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the US Department of Energy (DOE) provides technical and administrative support to federal agency programs directed at reducing energy consumption and cost in federal buildings and facilities. One such program is the New Technology Demonstration Program (NTDP). In this context, NTDP is a demonstration of a US energy-related technology at a federal site. Through a partnership with a federal site, the utility serving the site, a manufacturer of an energy-related technology, and other organizations associated with these interests, DOE can evaluate new technologies. The partnership of these interests is secured through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, Texas) NTDP is a field evaluation of a 3-ton gas-engine-driven residential heat pump. Details of the technical approach used in the evaluation, including instrumentation and methodology, are presented. Dynamic performance maps, based on field data, are developed for the existing residential furnaces and air conditioners at Fort Sam Houston. These maps are the basis for comparisons between the candidate and current equipment. The approach offers advantages over pre/post-measure evaluations by decoupling the measured equipment performance from the effects of different envelope characteristics, occupant behavior, and weather.

  1. Improving Building Control and System Operation Through the Continuous Commissioningź Process: A Case Study

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    Redmann, N.; Liu, M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) functionality. It also aided in the identification of mechanical systems needing repair. The optimization of the HVAC systems and advanced utilization of the EMCS reduced the combined heating and cooling energy...

  2. Analysis of a hybrid UFAD and radiant hydronic slab HVAC system

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    Raftery, Paul; Lee, Kwang Ho; Webster, Thomas; Bauman, Fred

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    speed, and the cooling tower supply water temperature set-operates in ‘free-cooling’ mode to supply cool water to thealso include a cooling system that can supply cool water to

  3. SIMMODEL: A DOMAIN DATA MODEL FOR WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION

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    O'Donnell, James

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    whole building energy simulation program. In: IBPSA BuildingExchange Protocols for Energy Simulation of HVAC&R EquipmentInteroperability for Energy Simulation. buildingSmart (2010)

  4. A LIBRARY OF HVAC COMPONENT MODELS FOR USE IN AUTOMATED1 DIAGNOSTICS2

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    A LIBRARY OF HVAC COMPONENT MODELS FOR USE IN AUTOMATED1 DIAGNOSTICS2 3 4 Peng Xu, Philip Haves a library of equipment reference models developed for automated fault detection and diagnosis of secondary of automatic documentation methods in the library. INTRODUCTION The increasing complexity of building HVAC

  5. Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings (Presentation)

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    Hayter, S. J.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation on integrating renewable energy systems into building was presented at the August, 2011 ASHRAE Region IX CRC meetings.

  6. Building International Emergency Management Systems | National...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Building International Emergency Management Systems | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing...

  7. Classroom HVAC: Improving ventilation and saving energy -- field study plan

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    Apte, Michael G.; Faulkner, David; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Sullivan, Douglas P.

    2004-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goals of this research effort are to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate a very practical HVAC system for classrooms that consistently provides classrooms (CRs) with the quantity of ventilation in current minimum standards, while saving energy, and reducing HVAC-related noise levels. This research is motivated by the public benefits of energy efficiency, evidence that many CRs are under-ventilated, and public concerns about indoor environmental quality in CRs. This document provides a summary of the detailed plans developed for the field study that will take place in 2005 to evaluate the energy and IAQ performance of a new classroom HVAC technology. The field study will include measurements of HVAC energy use, ventilation rates, and IEQ conditions in 10 classrooms with the new HVAC technology and in six control classrooms with a standard HVAC system. Energy use and many IEQ parameters will be monitored continuously, while other IEQ measurements will be will be performed seasonally. Continuously monitored data will be remotely accessed via a LonWorks network. Instrument calibration plans that vary with the type of instrumentation used are established. Statistical tests will be employed to compare energy use and IEQ conditions with the new and standard HVAC systems. Strengths of this study plan include the collection of real time data for a full school year, the use of high quality instrumentation, the incorporation of many quality control measures, and the extensive collaborations with industry that limit costs to the sponsors.

  8. An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Canada. Conference ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable

  9. An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Canada. Conference ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,

  10. Modeling and Optimal Control Algorithm Design for HVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sun on the external sides of the walls in deriving the differential equations of the temperature distribution

  11. Commissioning of Building HVAC Systems for Improved Energy Performance: A Summary of Annex 40 Results

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    Visier, J. C.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ( Japan, France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, USA, Germany, Norway, Finland) took part as full members, observers participated from 4 other countries (The Netherlands, Korea, China, Hungary). The Annex is organized in 5 tasks according...

  12. Methodology to Analyze the Sensitivity of Building Energy Consumption to HVAC System Sensor Error

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    Ma, Liang

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    parameters. There are a total of eight scenarios considered in this simulation. The simulation tool was developed based on Excel. The control parameters examined include room temperature, cold deck temperature, hot deck temperature, pump pressure, and fan...

  13. Remote Fault Detection of Building HVAC System Using a Global Optimization Program

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    Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D. E.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , V.K., 1983. Automatic calibration of conceptual rainfall-runoff models - the question of parameter observability and uniqueness, Water Resources Res., 19 (1): 260- 268. Subbarao, K., Burch, J., Hancock, C.E., Lekov, A., Balcomb, J.D., 1990...

  14. US India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD): Advanced HVAC Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group current C3E Ambassadors and U.S.MANAGEMENTNoticeEnergyUS India Project

  15. PROJECT REPORT HVAC EQUIPMENT DEMOGRAPHICS AND CAPACITY

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    California at Davis, University of

    - nently reduce the connected capacity, with respect to the HVAC system, by disconnecting compressors within RTUs that contain multiple compressors. We reviewed existing literature and col- lected primary data by conducting field surveys in order to estab- lish how multiple compressor RTUs are typically

  16. A DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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    Auslander, David; Culler, David; Wright, Paul; Lu, Yan; Piette, Mary

    2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the 2.5 year Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) project was to reduce peak electricity load of Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley by 30% while maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the occupants. We sought to bring together both central and distributed control to provide “deep” demand response1 at the appliance level of the building as well as typical lighting and HVAC applications. This project brought together Siemens Corporate Research and Siemens Building Technology (the building has a Siemens Apogee Building Automation System (BAS)), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (leveraging their Open Automated Demand Response (openADR), Auto-­Demand Response, and building modeling expertise), and UC Berkeley (related demand response research including distributed wireless control, and grid-­to-­building gateway development). Sutardja Dai Hall houses the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which fosters collaboration among industry and faculty and students of four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz). The 141,000 square foot building, occupied in 2009, includes typical office spaces and a nanofabrication laboratory. Heating is provided by a district heating system (steam from campus as a byproduct of the campus cogeneration plant); cooling is provided by one of two chillers: a more typical electric centrifugal compressor chiller designed for the cool months (Nov-­ March) and a steam absorption chiller for use in the warm months (April-­October). Lighting in the open office areas is provided by direct-­indirect luminaries with Building Management System-­based scheduling for open areas, and occupancy sensors for private office areas. For the purposes of this project, we focused on the office portion of the building. Annual energy consumption is approximately 8053 MWh; the office portion is estimated as 1924 MWh. The maximum peak load during the study period was 1175 kW. Several new tools facilitated this work, such as the Smart Energy Box, the distributed load controller or Energy Information Gateway, the web-­based DR controller (dubbed the Central Load-­Shed Coordinator or CLSC), and the Demand Response Capacity Assessment & Operation Assistance Tool (DRCAOT). In addition, an innovative data aggregator called sMAP (simple Measurement and Actuation Profile) allowed data from different sources collected in a compact form and facilitated detailed analysis of the building systems operation. A smart phone application (RAP or Rapid Audit Protocol) facilitated an inventory of the building’s plug loads. Carbon dioxide sensors located in conference rooms and classrooms allowed demand controlled ventilation. The extensive submetering and nimble access to this data provided great insight into the details of the building operation as well as quick diagnostics and analyses of tests. For example, students discovered a short-­cycling chiller, a stuck damper, and a leaking cooling coil in the first field tests. For our final field tests, we were able to see how each zone was affected by the DR strategies (e.g., the offices on the 7th floor grew very warm quickly) and fine-­tune the strategies accordingly.

  17. Energy Master Plans for Sustainable, High Performance HVAC and Associated Systems for Hot and Humid Climates

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    Maisey, G. E.; Milestone, B.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the upper management objectives and strategies. If upper management considers comfort and productivity an issue, then it will be improved. If upper management considers energy efficiency and overall maintenance effectiveness an issue, it will improve... than the ambient temperature for thermal comfort. A radiant temperature system using water in pipes, serpentined in the ceiling and floor, walls, etc., not only will provide better comfort, but it can move energy around ten times more efficiently...

  18. Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197E T A * S HBatteries withAbstractSystemHydrocarbon

  19. Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Building America Best Practices...

  20. Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems

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    Ma, Yudong

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    storage in building cooling systems. Technical report,storage in building cooling systems. Decision and Control,for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems Yudong Ma ? ,

  1. Columbia Water and Light- Residential HVAC Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Columbia Water and Light (CWL) provides an HVAC incentive for residential customers that are replacing an older heating and cooling system. Customers should submit the mechanical permit from a...

  2. Advanced control strategies for HVAC&R systems—An overview: Part II: Soft and fusion control

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    D. Subbaram Naidu; Craig G. Rieger

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A chronological overview of the advanced control strategies for HVAC&R is presented. The overview focuses on hard-computing or control techniques, such as proportional-integral-derivative, optimal, nonlinear, adaptive, and robust; soft-computing or control techniques, such as neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms; and the fusion or hybrid of hard and soft control techniques. Part I focused on hardcontrol strategies; Part II focuses on soft and fusion control and some future directions in HVA&R research. This overview is not intended to be an exhaustive survey on this topic, and any omissions of other works is purely unintentional.

  3. Self-Correcting HVAC Controls: Algorithms for Sensors and Dampers in Air-Handling Units

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    Fernandez, Nicholas; Brambley, Michael R.; Katipamula, Srinivas

    2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the self-correction algorithms developed in the Self-Correcting Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Controls project funded jointly by the Bonneville Power Administration and the Building Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. The algorithms address faults for temperature sensors, humidity sensors, and dampers in air-handling units and correction of persistent manual overrides of automated control systems. All faults considered create energy waste when left uncorrected as is frequently the case in actual systems.

  4. A standard simulation testbed for the evaluation of control algorithms & strategies related to variable air volume HVAC systems

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    DeSimone, Mark

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The parameters for a dynamic, computer simulation model were developed. The parameters characterize the physical and geometric properties of a building shell, the internal and external building loads, the buildings secondary ...

  5. A Distributed Facilities Automation System For IBM Buildings

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    Houle, W. D. Sr.

    to the host would be via an IBM-supplied local communications network protocol. Remote appli cations would include process control, security, energy manage ment, facilities automation or any other automation application. The remote systems... of these areas which are affected are: - HVAC - Chemical Processes Control - Utilities Generation - Tank Farm Monitoring Resource Management - Solvent Supply and Recovery Systems - DI Water Distribution - Sewage and Waste Treatment Plant Control...

  6. Modeling of Residential Buildings and Heating Systems

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    Masy, G.; Lebrun, J.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -zone building model is used in each case. A model of the heating system is also used for the multi-storey building. Both co-heating and tracer gas measurements are used in order to adjust the parameters of each building model. A complete monitoring...

  7. Modeling of Residential Buildings and Heating Systems 

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    Masy, G.; Lebrun, J.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -zone building model is used in each case. A model of the heating system is also used for the multi-storey building. Both co-heating and tracer gas measurements are used in order to adjust the parameters of each building model. A complete monitoring...

  8. UNIT NUMBER: C-304 Buildina/HVAC Picina Svstem- Soil Backfill

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    63 UNIT NUMBER: C-304 BuildinaHVAC Picina Svstem- Soil Backfill UNIT NAME: REGULATORY STATUS: AOC .OCATION: Adjacent to C-304 building APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 100 feet wide by 200...

  9. What are the Best HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High Performance Homes?"

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 26, 2012, and addressed the question What are the best HVAC solutions for low-load, high performance homes?"

  10. Advanced Residential Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factsheet describing the Advanced Residential Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

  11. Advanced Commercial Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factsheet describing the Advanced Commercial Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

  12. High-Speed Internet Access via HVAC Ducts: A New Approach Daniel D. Stancil, Ozan K. Tonguz, Ariton Xhafa, Ahmet Cepni, and Pavel Nikitin

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    High-Speed Internet Access via HVAC Ducts: A New Approach Daniel D. Stancil, Ozan K. Tonguz, Ariton conditioning (HVAC) ducts for indoor wireless transmission systems and networks. Mea- surements and system to 100 Mbps should be possible, when HVAC system is used in con- junction with OFDM technology. Keywords

  13. SMUD's HVAC Programs Ravi Patel-Program Planning

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    California at Davis, University of

    with building envelop · Higher overall rebate ­ More measures may be added soon · Thermostats (pending smart-grid1 SMUD's HVAC Programs 5-7-13 Ravi Patel- Program Planning Bruce Baccei- R&D #12;SMUD's Residential program planning process · What's on the horizon for Title 24, CEE, etc? · Modify programs accordingly

  14. Classroom HVAC: Improving ventilation and saving energy -- field study plan

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    Apte, Michael G.; Faulkner, David; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Sullivan, Douglas P.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in this study. Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation andV8doc.sas.com/sashtml. Classroom HVAC: Improving VentilationBerkeley, CA 94720. Classroom HVAC: Improving Ventilation

  15. HVAC component data modeling using industry foundation classes

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    Bazjanac, Vladimir; Forester, James; Haves, Philip; Sucic, Darko; Xu, Peng

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVAC Component Data Modeling Using Industry Foundationof a major extension of the HVAC part of the IFC data model.generic approach for handling HVAC components. This includes

  16. HVAC Market Study:

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal848 Unlimited Release1/2 HR 1.00 $ ForHVAC Market

  17. HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder, Houston, Texas (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2: FinalOffers3.pdf0-45.pdf0 BudgetGoals andSenatethe__ PERFORMANCEUSADepartment ofHVAC

  18. Building a Phrase-Based SMT System Building a Phrase-based SMT System

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    Duh, Kevin

    1 Building a Phrase-Based SMT System Building a Phrase-based SMT System Graham Neubig & Kevin Duh Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) 5/10/2012 #12;2 Building a Phrase-Based SMT System Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) Divide sentence into patterns, reorder, combine Today

  19. "We retrofitted mechanical systems in 8 buildings!"

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    "We retrofitted mechanical systems in 8 buildings!" LOW INTEREST RATE LOANS AVAILABLE NOW! County of Contra Costa California Energy Commission Apply Today! See Case Study on Back of Flyer "Our low interest and cooling systems in eight buildings. The energy efficient measures include replacing pneumatic controls

  20. Report on HVAC option selections for a relocatable classroom energy and indoor environmental quality field study

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    Apte, Michael G.; Delp, Woody W.; Diamond, Richard C.; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Kumar, Satish; Rainer, Leo I.; Shendell, Derek G.; Sullivan, Doug P.; Fisk, William J.

    2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    It is commonly assumed that efforts to simultaneously develop energy efficient building technologies and to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are unfeasible. The primary reason for this is that IEQ improvements often require additional ventilation that is costly from an energy standpoint. It is currently thought that health and productivity in work and learning environments requires adequate, if not superior, IEQ. Despite common assumptions, opportunities do exist to design building systems that provide improvements in both energy efficiency and IEQ. This report outlines the selection of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to be used in demonstrating such an opportunity in a field study using relocatable school classrooms. Standard classrooms use a common wall mounted heat pump HVAC system. After reviewing alternative systems, a wall-mounting indirect/direct evaporative cooling system with an integral hydronic gas heating is selected. The anticipated advantages of this system include continuous ventilation of 100 percent outside air at or above minimum standards, projected cooling energy reductions of about 70 percent, inexpensive gas heating, improved airborne particle filtration, and reduced peak load electricity use. Potential disadvantages include restricted climate regions and possible increases in indoor relative humidity levels under some conditions.

  1. Control System Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations

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    Salsbury, T. I.; Singhal, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper highlights the import role control systems play in the operation of modern buildings and describes ways to improve the final stage of commissioning. We also describe practical issues associated with modern IT-oriented control systems...

  2. HPCBSHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems Tudi Haasl, David Sellers and Hannah Friedman (PECI)

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    , California 94720-8134 USA Ken Gillespie Pacific Gas and Electric Co 3400 Crow Canyon Road San Ramon, Norman Bourassa, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Ken Gillespie, Pacific Gas and Electric Abstract Functional tests are a set of detailed instructions for building commissioning that demand extensive HVAC

  3. Building operating systems services: An architecture for programmable buildings.

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    Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    7.3.2 Building Performance Analysis . . . . . . 7.4 RelatedWork 2.1 Building Physical Design . . . . . . . . . .3.2.6 Building Applications . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Building America Case Study: Evaluating Through-Wall Air Transfer Fans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project, Building America team IBACOS performed field testing in a new construction unoccupied test house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to evaluate heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) distribution systems during heating, cooling, and midseason conditions. Four air-based HVAC distribution systems were assessed:-a typical airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a low airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a system with transfer fans to the bedrooms, and a system with no ductwork to the bedrooms. The relative ability of each system was considered with respect to relevant Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE standards for house temperature uniformity and stability, respectively.

  5. Geothermal System Overview ASHRAE Headquarters Building

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Geothermal System Overview ASHRAE Headquarters Building Dennis Meyer Director of Commercial Sales center #12;Geothermal Loop · Vertical closed-loop ­ 12 bores at 400 feet deep with 1.25" HDPE ­ Boreholes enhanced grout · Standard 2-pipe building loop with VFD pump #12;#12;#12;#12;ClimateMaster Geothermal

  6. 3D World Building System

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    None

    2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This video provides an overview of the Sandia National Laboratories developed 3-D World Model Building capability that provides users with an immersive, texture rich 3-D model of their environment in minutes using a laptop and color and depth camera.

  7. 3D World Building System

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    None

    2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This video provides an overview of the Sandia National Laboratories developed 3-D World Model Building capability that provides users with an immersive, texture rich 3-D model of their environment in minutes using a laptop and color and depth camera.

  8. Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Emerging...

  9. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by  decentralized  cooling  systems  and  district  heating m 2 ) Operation hours cooling system HVAC heating system Airof its district cooling system, in which the chillers and 

  10. Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings

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    Ruch, R.; Ludwig, P.; Maurer, T.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant interaction with the boilers, distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. This paper explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs. The research was conducted by The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) in conjunction with Elevate Energy. The team surveyed existing knowledge on cost-effective retrofits for optimizing distribution in typical multifamily hydronic systems, with the aim of identifying common situations and solutions, and then conducted case studies on two Chicago area buildings with known balancing issues in order to quantify the extent of temperature imbalance. At one of these buildings a booster pump was installed on a loop to an underheated wing of the building. This study found that unit temperature in a multifamily hydronic building can vary as much as 61 degrees F, particularly if windows are opened or tenants use intermittent supplemental heating sources like oven ranges. Average temperature spread at the building as a result of this retrofit decreased from 22.1 degrees F to 15.5 degrees F.

  11. Indoor environmental quality and ventilation in U.S. office buildings: A view of current issues

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    Fisk, W.J.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Much of the current focus on indoor environmental quality and ventilation in US office buildings is a response to sick building syndrome and occupant complaints about building-related health symptoms, poor indoor air quality, and thermal discomfort. The authors know that serious ``sick-building`` problems occur in a significant number of US office buildings and that a significant proportion of the occupants in many normal (non-sick) buildings report building-related health symptoms. Concerns about the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke have also focused attention on the indoor environment. The major responses of industry and governments, underway at the present time, are to restrict smoking in offices, to attempt to reduce the emissions of indoor pollutants, and to improve the operation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Better air filtration, improved HVAC commissioning and maintenance, and increased provisions for individual control of HVAC are some of the improvements in HVAC that are currently being, evaluated. In the future, the potential for improved productivity and reduced airborne transmission of infectious disease may become the major driving force for improved indoor environments.

  12. Energy Savings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Re-tuning Measures: Large Office Buildings

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    Fernandez, Nicholas; Katipamula, Srinivas; Wang, Weimin; Huang, Yunzhi; Liu, Guopeng

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, many large commercial buildings use sophisticated building automation systems (BASs) to manage a wide range of building equipment. While the capabilities of BASs have increased over time, many buildings still do not fully use the BAS's capabilities and are not properly commissioned, operated or maintained, which leads to inefficient operation, increased energy use, and reduced lifetimes of the equipment. This report investigates the energy savings potential of several common HVAC system retuning measures on a typical large office building prototype model, using the Department of Energy's building energy modeling software, EnergyPlus. The baseline prototype model uses roughly as much energy as an average large office building in existing building stock, but does not utilize any re-tuning measures. Individual re-tuning measures simulated against this baseline include automatic schedule adjustments, damper minimum flow adjustments, thermostat adjustments, as well as dynamic resets (set points that change continuously with building and/or outdoor conditions) to static pressure, supply air temperature, condenser water temperature, chilled and hot water temperature, and chilled and hot water differential pressure set points. Six combinations of these individual measures have been formulated - each designed to conform to limitations to implementation of certain individual measures that might exist in typical buildings. All of these measures and combinations were simulated in 16 cities representative of specific U.S. climate zones. The modeling results suggest that the most effective energy savings measures are those that affect the demand-side of the building (air-systems and schedules). Many of the demand-side individual measures were capable of reducing annual HVAC system energy consumption by over 20% in most cities that were modeled. Supply side measures affecting HVAC plant conditions were only modestly successful (less than 5% annual HVAC energy savings for most cities for all measures). Combining many of the retuning measures revealed deep savings potential. Some of the more aggressive combinations revealed 35-75% reductions in annual HVAC energy consumption, depending on climate and building vintage.

  13. HVAC's Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology

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    Jones, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1 Comfort by Design Steve Jones Commercial Sales Manager for Mitsubishi Southwest Business Unit HVAC?s Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology HVAC Industry Overview HVAC Market Dollar Volume $18 Billion Source:;NABH Research... Moveable Ductless 5 VRF Technology Overview 6 What is VRF Technology? Variable Refrigerant Flow More Comfort, Less Energy Usage 8 INVERTER-driven Compressor Time R oo m T em pe ra tur e ? Enables capacity operation as low as 4% ? Sizing...

  14. Pedernales Electric Cooperative- HVAC Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pedernales Electric Cooperative offers equipment rebates to its members who install energy efficient HVAC equipment. Eligible equipment includes:

  15. Lau, J. and Chen, Q. 2007. "Floor-supply displacement ventilation for workshops," Building and Environment, 42(4), 1718-1730.

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    of the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems used in U.S. buildings are mixing ventilation1 Lau, J. and Chen, Q. 2007. "Floor-supply displacement ventilation for workshops," Building and Environment, 42(4), 1718-1730. FLOOR-SUPPLY DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION FOR WORKSHOPS Josephine Lau and Qingyan

  16. Building integrated photovoltaic systems analysis: Preliminary report

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    none,

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has estimated that the deployment of photovoltaics (PV) in the commercial buildings sector has the potential to contribute as much as 40 gigawatts peak electrical generation capacity and displace up to 1.1 quads of primary fuel use. A significant portion of this potential exists for smaller buildings under 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters) in size or two stories or less, providing a strong cross over potential for residential applications as well. To begin to achieve this potential, research is needed to define the appropriate match of PV systems to energy end-uses in the commercial building sector. This report presents preliminary findings for a technical assessment of several alternative paths to integrate PV with building energy systems.

  17. Development of High-Efficiency Low-Lift Vapor Compression System - Final Report

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    Katipamula, Srinivas; Armstrong, Peter; Wang, Weimin; Fernandez, Nicholas; Cho, Heejin; Goetzler, W.; Burgos, J.; Radhakrishnan, R.; Ahlfeldt, C.

    2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    PNNL, with cofunding from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Building Technologies Program, conducted a research and development activity targeted at addressing the energy efficiency goals targeted in the BPA roadmap. PNNL investigated an integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system option referred to as the low-lift cooling system that potentially offers an increase in HVAC energy performance relative to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

  18. PV Integration by Building Energy Management System

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    Boyer, Edmond

    stands for any variable that could be PV, grid power, or load power if calculation is valid for allPV Integration by Building Energy Management System Rim.Missaouič, Ghaith.Warkozekč, Seddik. BachaLab.grenoble-inp.fr Abstract- This paper focuses on Energy Management System (EMS) applied to the residential sector. The EMS

  19. High-performance commercial building systems

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    Selkowitz, Stephen

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and health and performance benefits to occupants. At the same time this program can strengthen the growing energy efficiency industry in California by providing new jobs and growth opportunities for companies providing the technology, systems, software, design, and building services to the commercial sector. The broad objectives across all five program elements were: (1) To develop and deploy an integrated set of tools and techniques to support the design and operation of energy-efficient commercial buildings; (2) To develop open software specifications for a building data model that will support the interoperability of these tools throughout the building life-cycle; (3) To create new technology options (hardware and controls) for substantially reducing controllable lighting, envelope, and cooling loads in buildings; (4) To create and implement a new generation of diagnostic techniques so that commissioning and efficient building operations can be accomplished reliably and cost effectively and provide sustained energy savings; (5) To enhance the health, comfort and performance of building occupants. (6) To provide the information technology infrastructure for owners to minimize their energy costs and manage their energy information in a manner that creates added value for their buildings as the commercial sector transitions to an era of deregulated utility markets, distributed generation, and changing business practices. Our ultimate goal is for our R&D effort to have measurable market impact. This requires that the research tasks be carried out with a variety of connections to key market actors or trends so that they are recognized as relevant and useful and can be adopted by expected users. While some of this activity is directly integrated into our research tasks, the handoff from ''market-connected R&D'' to ''field deployment'' is still an art as well as a science and in many areas requires resources and a timeframe well beyond the scope of this PIER research program. The TAGs, PAC and other industry partners have assisted directly in this effort

  20. Recent Developments of the Modelica "Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems

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    Recent Developments of the Modelica "Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems 94720, USA Abstract At the Modelica 2009 conference, we introduced the Buildings library, a freely develop an open-source Modelica library for building en- ergy and control systems. The library is freely

  1. Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)- 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Closed Application Deadline: January 12, 2015 This Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) 2015 FOA contributes to advancement in two core technological areas: non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies.

  2. Model Predictive Control of Regulation Services from Commercial Buildings to the Smart Grid

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Services from Commercial Buildings to the Smart Grid Mehdicommercial building hvac fan as ancillary service for smartbuildings flexibility can be utilized for frequency regulation provision in the smart

  3. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    greenblgcert.docx More Documents & Publications EA-1991: Final Environmental Assessment Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major...

  4. Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    More Documents & Publications Building America System Research Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump - 2013 Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO...

  5. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lighting Efficiency Modern control systems typically trendAnalogous to modern HVAC control systems, which offer data

  6. Web-based energy information systems for energy management and demand response in commercial buildings

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    Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann; Kinney, Satkartar; Herter, Karen

    2003-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Information Systems (EIS) for buildings are becoming widespread in the U.S., with more companies offering EIS products every year. As a result, customers are often overwhelmed by the quickly expanding portfolio of EIS feature and application options, which have not been clearly identified for consumers. The object of this report is to provide a technical overview of currently available EIS products. In particular, this report focuses on web-based EIS products for large commercial buildings, which allow data access and control capabilities over the Internet. EIS products combine software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to collect, analyze and display building information to aid commercial building energy managers, facility managers, financial managers and electric utilities in reducing energy use and costs in buildings. Data types commonly processed by EIS include energy consumption data; building characteristics; building system data, such as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting data; weather data; energy price signals; and energy demand-response event information. This project involved an extensive review of research and trade literature to understand the motivation for EIS technology development. This study also gathered information on currently commercialized EIS. This review is not an exhaustive analysis of all EIS products; rather, it is a technical framework and review of current products on the market. This report summarizes key features available in today's EIS, along with a categorization framework to understand the relationship between EIS, Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCSs), and similar technologies. Four EIS types are described: Basic Energy Information Systems (Basic-EIS); Demand Response Systems (DRS); Enterprise Energy Management (EEM); and Web-based Energy Management and Control Systems (Web-EMCS). Within the context of these four categories, the following characteristics of EIS are discussed: Metering and Connectivity; Visualization and Analysis Features; Demand Response Features; and Remote Control Features. This report also describes the following technologies and the potential benefits of incorporating them into future EIS products: Benchmarking; Load Shape Analysis; Fault Detection and Diagnostics; and Savings Analysis.

  7. Monitoring Building Systems for Schedule Compliance

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    Jensen, Andrew M.; Belew, Shan T.

    2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    As Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) initiated a Core Business Hours program, it became a challenge to ensure that the hundreds of systems campus wide were operating within their programmed schedules. Therefore, a collaborative exchange between PNNL operations and PNNL researchers developing the Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM) software package was initiated to create a tool to solve this problem. This new DSOM tool verifies systems are operating within scheduled operation times by polling Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) identifiers of systems’ on/off or command statuses. The tool records the time spent in operation state (ON) and totalizes each system over a rolling 7-day period, highlighting systems that are running over the scheduled hours. This snapshot view allows building management to look quickly at the entire campus to ensure that systems are not operating beyond their scheduled hours.

  8. Green Scheduling: Scheduling of Control Systems for Peak Power Reduction

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    Pappas, George J.

    and refrigera- tion (HVAC&R) system, chiller systems, and lighting systems trigger concurrently resulting

  9. Database Supported Bacnet Data Acquisition System for Building Energy Diagnostics

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    Li, Z.; Augenbroe, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports a tool that can be used to acquire and store the BACnet (A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks) data for the purpose of building energy system Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD). Building...

  10. Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Concentration in Building Systems 1

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    systems but encompasses specialized training in fields such as green building, structural timber design sensitive building materials & systems (green building); wood-concrete composite systems; innovative in Building Systems 1 Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Building Systems Concentration A

  11. Are CHP Systems Ready for Commercial Buildings?

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    Katipamula, Srinivas; Brambley, Michael R.; Zaltash, Abdi; Sands, Jim

    2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper highlights challenges associated with integration of CHP systems with existing buildings and maintaining their performance over time. The paper also identifies key research and development needs to address the challenges, so that CHP technologies can deliver the promised performance and reach their full potential market penetration.

  12. Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models

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    Basu, Chandrayee

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building systems for low energy buildings: System analysismeasurement of six low energy buildings in different partspointed out that low energy buildings may under- perform

  13. The dynamics of 'systems building' : An analysis of process mutations

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    Paul, Rathindra Jurg

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates systems building in architecture. As the systems approach is an organized process for problem solving, the understanding of structural and functional relationships is essential. As systems building ...

  14. Whole-building systems integration laboratory survey

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    Crawley, D.B. (American Consulting Engineers Council, Washington, DC (USA). Research and Management Foundation)

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared for the Pacific Northwest Laboratory as a subcontracted activity by the Research Management Foundation of the American Consulting Engineers Council. The objective of the survey reported herein was to independently assess the need for a Building System Integration Laboratory from the viewpoint of academicians in the field of building science. The subcontractor-developed questionnaire was sent to 200 professors of architecture and engineering at US universities. In view of this diverse population, the 10% rate of return on the questionnaire was considered acceptable. Although the responses probably do not reflect an unbiased summary of the collective perceptions of the original population surveyed, they do provide a valid insight into the interests and concerns of the academic community with respect to building sciences issues.

  15. SPECIFIC AIMS: The Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research Building has served as a central research building for the University of Utah School of Medicine for nearly 30 years. However, the current facilities no longer meet

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Marc, Robert E.

    modern research needs. The labs are outdated and the infrastructure (HVAC, electrical, computer network efficient and ecologically responsible while simultaneously stimulating the local construction job market is to modernize the entire building infrastructure, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and communications, thus

  16. Compression effects on pressure loss in flexible HVAC ducts

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    Abushakra, Bass; Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings.Pressure Loss in Flexible HVAC Ducts Bass Abushakra, Ph.D.to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings.

  17. Fouling of HVAC fin and tube heat exchangers

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    Siegel, Jeffrey; Carey, Van P.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    air ? air ? part ? part FPI HVAC REFERENCES Anonymous, 1987,LBNL-47668 Fouling of HVAC Fin and Tube Heat ExchangersCIEE SPONSOR. FOULING OF HVAC FIN AND TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS

  18. Chapter 5: Lighting, HVAC, and Plumbing

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Design Mechanical System Design Central Plant Systems Plumbing and Water Use Building Control Systems Electrical Power Systems Metering LANL | Chapter 5 High-Performance...

  19. Operation Diagnosis for Buildings Connecting Building Management Systems with Energy Management Systems 

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    Mehler, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    8th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations - ICEBO?08 Conference Center of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Berlin, October 20 - 22, 2008 Dipl.-Ing. G?nther Mehler Johnson Controls Systems & Service Gmb...

  20. Advanced Technologies and Practices - Building America Top Innovations...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); water heating components; and indoor...

  1. D-Zero HVAC Heat Pump Controls

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    Markley, Dan; /Fermilab

    2004-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This engineering note documents the integration of Dzero Heat Pump 1 through Heat Pump 15 into the cryo/gas process control system commonly referred to as the cryo control system. Heat pumps 1 through 15 control the ambient air temperature on the 3rd, 5th, and 6th floor office areas at Dzero. The entire Johnson HVAC control system was replaced with a Siemens control system in 1999 leaving behind the 15 heat pumps with stand-alone Johnson controllers. Now, these 15 heat pump Johnson controllers are being replaced with small stand alone Beckhoff BC9000 controllers. The Beckhoff BC9000 controllers are network able into the existing Intellution control system. The Beckhoff BC9000 controllers use the cryo private Ethernet network and an OPC driver to get data into the Intellution SCADA node databases. The BC9000 is also programmed over this same Ethernet network.

  2. Investigation and Analysis of Energy Consumption and Cost of Electric Air Conditioning Systems in Civil Buildings in Changsha

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    Xie, D.; Chen, J.; Zhang, G.; Zhang, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of cold and heat sources and the HVAC area of the buildings. Meanwhile the economical and feasible types of cold and heat sources are pointed out, i.e., oil boilers and gas boilers for heat source, and centrifugal and screw water chillers for cold source...

  3. A study of time-dependent responses of a mechanical displacement ventilation (DV) system and an underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system : building energy performance of the UFAD system

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    Yu, Jong Keun

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to HVAC operating cost based on recent energy markets forenergy market, UFAD still has the advantage on overall HVAC

  4. Open Automated Demand Response for Small Commerical Buildings

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    Dudley, June Han

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HVAC Control System Advanced Telemetry No DDC Zone Control Data Trending DDC Zone Control Data Trending Detail EMCS Trends

  5. Columbia Water & Light- Residential HVAC Rebates

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Columbia Water & Light (CWL) provides residential customers with rebates on energy efficient HVAC equipment. Customers should submit the mechanical permit from a Protective Inspection, a copy...

  6. NREL: Technology Deployment - Building Energy Systems

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: Grid Integration NRELCostBuilding Energy Systems NREL experts

  7. Intelligent Building Control System for EPBD Certification Support 

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    Kabele, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tools that support additional aspects of the commissioning process, including new control system for building energy services. The paper is focused on specification of new function of building control system, providing information...

  8. Control Systems & LEED

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    Cooperman, Alissa; Dieckmann, John; Brodrick, James

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article discusses the LEED guidelines (2009 v3), and corresponding points, that can only be attained using control systems for lighting, HVAC, and/or the entire building. Integrating and centralizing control systems allows for better building management, energy savings and can potentially award 29 points towards certification across the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, and Indoor Air Quality. In closing, potential energy savings are highlighted and the overall market potential for control systems are summarized.

  9. Measuring Outdoor Air Intake Rates into Existing Building

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    Fisk, William; Sullivan, Douglas; Cohen, Sebastian; Han, Hwataik

    2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Practical and accurate technologies are needed for continuously measuring and controlling outdoor air (OA) intake rates in commercial building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This project evaluated two new measurement approaches. Laboratory experiments determined that OA flow rates were measurable with errors generally less than 10 percent using electronic air velocity probes installed between OA intake louver blades or at the outlet face of louvers. High accuracy was maintained with OA flow rates as low as 15 percent of the maximum for the louvers. Thus, with this measurement approach HVAC systems do not need separate OA intakes for minimum OA supply. System calibration parameters are required for each unique combination of louver type and velocity sensor location but calibrations are not necessary for each system installation. The research also determined that the accuracy of measuring OA flow rates with velocity probes located in the duct downstream of the intake louver was not improved by installing honeycomb airflow straighteners upstream of the probes. Errors varied with type of upstream louver, were as high as 100 percent, and were often greater than 25 percent. In conclusion, use of electronic air velocity probes between the blades of OA intake louvers or at the outlet face of louvers is a highly promising means of accurately measuring rates of OA flow into HVAC systems. The use of electronic velocity probes downstream of airflow straighteners is less promising, at least with the relatively small OA HVAC inlet systems employed in this research.

  10. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronic HeatingManagement ofTheHomes'research team

  11. REDUCING ENERGY USE IN FLORIDA BUILDINGS

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    Raustad, R.; Basarkar, M.; Vieira, R.

    to determine the energy saving features available which are, in most cases, stricter than the current Florida Building Code. The energy savings features include improvements to building envelop, fenestration, lighting and equipment, and HVAC efficiency...

  12. Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology and User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy and building automation systems. Fairmont Press, Inc.to the use of building automation systems (BAS) and energyweb-based building control and automation systems and their

  13. Study of Possible Applications of Currently Available Building Information Modeling Tools for the Analysis of Initial Costs and Energy Costs for Performing Life Cycle Cost Analysis 

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    Mukherji, Payal Tapandev

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology BLCC Building Life Cycle Cost DOE Department of Energy BIPV Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems BEES Building for Environmental And Economic Sustainability HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air..., Fee Costs Construction Costs Other Costs Financing Costs Operation Costs (Energy, water, utilities, energy price, energy price projections etc.) Maintenance Costs Initial Costs (Purchase and Acquisition) Owner?s Total Costs Residual...

  14. Energy Savings in Industrial Buildings 

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    Zhou, A.; Tutterow, V.; Harris, J.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and electricity for equipment such as pumps, air compressors, and fans. Lesser, yet significant, amounts of energy are used for industrial buildings – heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and facility use (such as office equipment). Due...

  15. Building load control and optimization

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    Xing, Hai-Yun Helen, 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers and practitioners have proposed a variety of solutions to reduce electricity consumption and curtail peak demand. This research focuses on load control by improving the operations in existing building HVAC ...

  16. Innovative Faade Systems for Low-energy Commercial Buildings

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    Innovative Façade Systems for Low-energy Commercial Buildings Eleanor Lee, Stephen Selkowitz abstract Glazing and façade systems have very large impacts on all aspects of commercial building for commercial buildings to significantly reduce energy and demand, helping to move us toward our goal of net

  17. Invensys Building System | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup | OpenHunanInformation sourceInvensys Building System Jump to:

  18. Fouling of HVAC Fin and Tube Heat Exchangers Jeffrey Siegel and Van P. Carey

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , particularly air conditioner evaporators, is especially important as space cooling in buildings is an important-entrained in the airflow. Before discussing the details of particle deposition on air conditioner evaporators in residential, commercial and industrial HVAC applications. Invariably, indoor and outdoor air contaminants foul

  19. Residential HVAC Indoor Air Quality(ASHRAE 62.2)

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    Residential HVAC && Indoor Air Quality(ASHRAE 62.2) Tav Commins #12;Contact Information · Energy construction, Additions /Alterations · Nonresidential and Residential #12;Residential HVAC && Indoor Air Quality(ASHRAE 62.2) ·HVAC EfficiencyHVAC Efficiency ·Quality Installation (HERS Measures) S li b HERS R t

  20. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building to outside entities, supporting and aligning with current developments in demand side management,

  1. Buildings and corporate strategy : towards a management system model

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    Brana, Rodrigo

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on buildings as a subject of attention and inquiry in a corporate setting. It attempts to draw implications for the design of a management system to deal with the special nature of buildings as a resource. ...

  2. Achieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency?

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    Hutyra, Lucy R.

    · Led BU Energy Audit over past 3 years · University Sustainability CommiAchieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings ·How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency? Focus on HVAC. ·Our solu0on

  3. HVAC Modeling for Cost of Ownership Assessment in Biotechnology & Drugs Manufacturing

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    Broomes, Peter; Dornfeld, David A

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2000 Broomes, Peter. , “HVAC Modeling for Cost of Ownership2000 Broomes, Peter. , “HVAC Results Comparison”, April,HVAC Modeling for Cost of Ownership Assessment in

  4. Investigation of IAQ-Relevant Surface Chemistry and Emissions on HVAC Filter Materials

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    Destaillats, Hugo

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VOCs emitted by reactions of HVAC filters with ozone usingChemistry and Emissions on HVAC Filter Materials HugoChemistry and Emissions on HVAC Filter Materials Authors:

  5. Comparisons of HVAC Simulations between EnergyPlus and DOE-2.2 for Data Centers

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABORATORY Comparisons of HVAC Simulations between EnergyPlusemployer. Comparisons of HVAC Simulations between EnergyPlusThis paper compares HVAC simulations between EnergyPlus and

  6. Laboratory measurement of secondary pollutant yields from ozone reaction with HVAC filters.

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    Destaillats, Hugo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from Ozone Reaction with HVAC Filters Hugo Destaillats,from Ozone Reaction with HVAC Filters Hugo Destaillatsfrom Ozone Reaction with HVAC Filters Hugo Destaillats

  7. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Measured energy performance data are essential to national efforts to improve building efficiency, as evidenced in recent benchmarking mandates, and in a growing body of work that indicates the value of permanent monitoring and energy information feedback. This paper presents case studies of energy information systems (EIS) at four enterprises and university campuses, focusing on the attained energy savings, and successes and challenges in technology use and integration. EIS are broadly defined as performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to store, analyze and display building energy information. Case investigations showed that the most common energy savings and instances of waste concerned scheduling errors, measurement and verification, and inefficient operations. Data quality is critical to effective EIS use, and is most challenging at the subsystem or component level, and with non-electric energy sources. Sophisticated prediction algorithms may not be well understood but can be applied quite effectively, and sites with custom benchmark models or metrics are more likely to perform analyses external to the EIS. Finally, resources and staffing were identified as a universal challenge, indicating a need to identify additional models of EIS use that extend beyond exclusive in-house use, to analysis services.

  8. A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation

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    Wetter, Michael

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This chapter presents what a future environment for building system modeling and simulation may look like. As buildings continue to require increased performance and better comfort, their energy and control systems are becoming more integrated and complex. We therefore focus in this chapter on the modeling, simulation and analysis of building energy and control systems. Such systems can be classified as heterogeneous systems because they involve multiple domains, such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, electrical systems, control systems and communication systems. Also, they typically involve multiple temporal and spatial scales, and their evolution can be described by coupled differential equations, discrete equations and events. Modeling and simulating such systems requires a higher level of abstraction and modularisation to manage the increased complexity compared to what is used in today's building simulation programs. Therefore, the trend towards more integrated building systems is likely to be a driving force for changing the status quo of today's building simulation programs. Thischapter discusses evolving modeling requirements and outlines a path toward a future environment for modeling and simulation of heterogeneous building systems.A range of topics that would require many additional pages of discussion has been omitted. Examples include computational fluid dynamics for air and particle flow in and around buildings, people movement, daylight simulation, uncertainty propagation and optimisation methods for building design and controls. For different discussions and perspectives on the future of building modeling and simulation, we refer to Sahlin (2000), Augenbroe (2001) and Malkawi and Augenbroe (2004).

  9. Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As  we  develop low?energy buildings, the need for models Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Building  Energy  Information  and  Control  Systems  for  Low­

  10. A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integrations of Heterogeneous Systems

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    Wetter, Michael

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BACnet compliant building automation systems to Ptolemy II.the future, with Building Automation Systems (BAS). Typical

  11. An Evaluation of the HVAC Load Potential for Providing Load Balancing Service

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    Lu, Ning

    2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the potential of providing aggregated intra-hour load balancing services using heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. A direct-load control algorithm is presented. A temperature-priority-list method is used to dispatch the HVAC loads optimally to maintain consumer-desired indoor temperatures and load diversity. Realistic intra-hour load balancing signals were used to evaluate the operational characteristics of the HVAC load under different outdoor temperature profiles and different indoor temperature settings. The number of HVAC units needed is also investigated. Modeling results suggest that the number of HVACs needed to provide a {+-}1-MW load balancing service 24 hours a day varies significantly with baseline settings, high and low temperature settings, and the outdoor temperatures. The results demonstrate that the intra-hour load balancing service provided by HVAC loads meet the performance requirements and can become a major source of revenue for load-serving entities where the smart grid infrastructure enables direct load control over the HAVC loads.

  12. Experimental results of a predictive neural network HVAC controller

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    Jeannette, E.; Assawamartbunlue, K.; Kreider, J.F. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Curtiss, P.S. [Architectural Energy Corp., Boulder, CO (United States)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) control is widely used in many HVAC control processes and requires constant attention for optimal control. Artificial neural networks offer the potential for improved control of processes through predictive techniques. This paper introduces and shows experimental results of a predictive neural network (PNN) controller applied to an unstable hot water system in an air-handling unit. Actual laboratory testing of the PNN and PID controllers show favorable results for the PNN controller.

  13. A Data and Knowledge Management System for Intelligent Buildings

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    Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    words: Intelligent building; Assessment; Methodology; Information system 1. INTRODUCTION It is the development and application of modern technologies in the areas of information, communication, materials, and machinery in the construction.... According to our literature review [12], key technologies that support IBs include sustainable architecture, building structure control, building facility control, computer and network, information and communication, safety and security control...

  14. Development of Building Automation and Control Systems

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    Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is not suitable for low energy buildings that requirelow energy solutions such as natural ventilation and active facade. In this BUILDINGlow energy green buildingsVzero energy in the ideal caseVis very challenging. There are examples of zero energy buildings

  15. The New European GreenBuilding Programme to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments in non-Residential Buildings

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    Adnot, J.; Bertoldi, P.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -generation;Building shell (insulation, windows);Passive cooling, heating and natural ventilation;Renewable Energies (solar, biomass, etc.); #0;5#0;5 Renewable Energies GreenBuilding Modules HVAC Lighting Co-generation Office equipment Commercial Appliances Distribution...;5#0;5 Renewable Energies Some Examples of GreenBuilding Projectswith Improved Cooling System #0;5#0;5 Renewable Energies CRF Canteen: Architecture and functional scheme ECO-MENSA: SCHEMA FUNZIONALE In all seasonsIn all seasonsthe electrical power produced...

  16. Systems building of short span precast concrete bridges

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    Steele, Marvin

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SYSTEMS BUILDING OF SHORT SPAN PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGES A Thesis by MARVIN STEELE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Major... Subject: Civil Engineering SYSTEMS BUILDING OF SHORT SPAN PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGES A Thesis by MARVIN STEELE Aoproved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department ( mber) fi (Member) May 1975 ABSTRACT Systems Building...

  17. Energy and Buildings 82 (2014) 310321 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system operation and management. A data in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system has drawn growing concerns. It constitutes over

  18. Integration of Real-Time Data Into Building Automation Systems

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    Mark J. Stunder; Perry Sebastian; Brenda A. Chube; Michael D. Koontz

    2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The project goal was to investigate the possibility of using predictive real-time information from the Internet as an input to building management system algorithms. The objectives were to identify the types of information most valuable to commercial and residential building owners, managers, and system designers. To comprehensively investigate and document currently available electronic real-time information suitable for use in building management systems. Verify the reliability of the information and recommend accreditation methods for data and providers. Assess methodologies to automatically retrieve and utilize the information. Characterize equipment required to implement automated integration. Demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of using the information in building management systems. Identify evolutionary control strategies.

  19. Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems, will take place on January 21, 2015.

  20. LBNL: High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Eleanor Lee, LBNL View the Presentation LBNL: High Performance Active Perimeter Building Systems - 2015 Peer Review More Documents & Publications FLEXLAB LBNL: NYC Office...

  1. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Small HVAC Database Of Monitored

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    , it is not individual building components, equipment, or materials that optimize energy efficiency. Instead, energy efficiency is improved through the integrated design, construction, and operation of building systems: Architectural Energy Corporation Pete Jacobs, Lead Author Boulder, Colorado Managed By: New Buildings Institute

  2. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Large HVAC Energy Impact Report

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    , it is not individual building components, equipment, or materials that optimize energy efficiency. Instead, energy efficiency is improved through the integrated design, construction, and operation of building systems Buildings Institute Cathy Higgins, Program Director White Salmon, Washington CEC Contract No. 400

  3. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Small HVAC Problems and Potential

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    , it is not individual building components, equipment, or materials that optimize energy efficiency. Instead, energy efficiency is improved through the integrated design, construction, and operation of building systems in Each Building (product 4.5.1) Statewide Energy Impact (product 4.5.3) TECHNICALREPORT October 2003 500

  4. Thermal Systems Group; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Thermal Systems Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

  5. Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings 

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    Radhi, H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings Hassan Radhi Assistant Professor College of Engineering UAE University Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates ABSTRACT In the market... due to the PV panels represents an important factor when the EPBT is estimated Keywords: BiPV, embodied energy, UAE commercial buildings. INTRODUCTION Developments in the design and manufacture of photovoltaic cells have recently been a...

  6. Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings

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    Radhi, H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings Hassan Radhi Assistant Professor College of Engineering UAE University Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates ABSTRACT In the market... due to the PV panels represents an important factor when the EPBT is estimated Keywords: BiPV, embodied energy, UAE commercial buildings. INTRODUCTION Developments in the design and manufacture of photovoltaic cells have recently been a...

  7. Recovery Act-Funded HVAC projects

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    The U.S. Department of Energy was allocated funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to conduct research into heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies and...

  8. 1736 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 51, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2003 Impulse Response of the HVAC Duct as a

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    Hochberg, Michael

    Member, IEEE, and Dagfin Brodtkorb, Member, IEEE Abstract--Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning-area network (LAN). I. INTRODUCTION THE heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) duct system in most

  9. Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    about this Top Innovation. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that demonstrate advanced...

  10. Reduce Building Energy Consumption by Improving the Supply Air Temperature Schedule and Recommissioning the Terminal Boxes, Submitted to the Energy Management and Operations Division at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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    Liu, M.; Athar, A.; Zhu, Y.; Claridge, D. E.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the request of the Energy Management and Operations Department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Energy Systems Laboratory of Texas A&M University performed a study of optimizing the HVAC operation at its Basic Research Building. The Basic...

  11. Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012

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    Gestwick, M.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

  12. Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    EST The webinar will continue our series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

  13. Occupancy Modeling and Prediction for Building Energy Management VARICK L. ERICKSON, University of California, Merced

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    Carreira-Perpińán, Miguel Á.

    -conditioning (HVAC) systems [EIA 2010]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC energy can be saved by setting: Occupancy-based system for efficient reduction of HVAC energy," in Proceedings of the 10th International control strategy," in Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy

  14. Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: Focus on Smart Buildings

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    of a deeply coupled system of energy usage, comfort and work derived. At a macroscale, buildings use approxi computers and laptops in offices and homes will exceed over 3x the energy use by all data centers combinedCyber-Physical Energy Systems: Focus on Smart Buildings Jan Kleissl Dept. of Mechanical

  15. Preliminary Findings from an Analysis of Building Energy Information System

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    -based energy monitoring, web-based energy management linked to controls, demand response, and enterprise energyLBNL-2224E Preliminary Findings from an Analysis of Building Energy Information System Technologies of Building Energy Information System Technologies Jessica Granderson Mary Ann Piette Girish Ghatikar Phillip

  16. UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF ENERGY IN BUILDINGS USING MODAL ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY

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    John Gardner; Kevin Heglund; Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg; Craig Rieger

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is widely understood that energy storage is the key to integrating variable generators into the grid. It has been proposed that the thermal mass of buildings could be used as a distributed energy storage solution and several researchers are making headway in this problem. However, the inability to easily determine the magnitude of the building’s effective thermal mass, and how the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system exchanges thermal energy with it, is a significant challenge to designing systems which utilize this storage mechanism. In this paper we adapt modal analysis methods used in mechanical structures to identify the primary modes of energy transfer among thermal masses in a building. The paper describes the technique using data from an idealized building model. The approach is successfully applied to actual temperature data from a commercial building in downtown Boise, Idaho.

  17. Market assessment for active solar heating and cooling products. Category B: a survey of decision-makers in the HVAC marketplace. Final report

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    None

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive evaluation of the market for solar heating and cooling products for new and retrofit markets is reported. The emphasis is on the analysis of solar knowledge among HVAC decision makers and a comprehensive evaluation of their solar attitudes and behavior. The data from each of the following sectors are described and analyzed: residential consumers, organizational and manufacturing buildings, HVAC engineers and architects, builders/developers, and commercial/institutional segments. (MHR)

  18. 4.462 / 4.441 Building Technologies II: Building Structural Systems I, Spring 2003

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    Ochsendorf, John Allen

    This course serves as an introduction to the history, theory, and construction of basic structural systems with an introduction to energy issues in buildings. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of basic ...

  19. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaefer To: CongestionDevelopment of aLogging SystemsResidential SavingsOand Major

  20. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaefer To: CongestionDevelopment of aLogging SystemsResidential SavingsOand

  1. Study on Commissioning Process for Control Logic of Thermal Storage System

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    Shioya, M.; Tsubaki, M.; Nakahara, N.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    thermal storage system in an actual building using the CLT. Introduction In thermal storage systems, as large temperature difference between the supply water and the return water as possible should be maintained in order to ensure high system..., at the secondary water circuit of a heat exchanger installed between the thermal storage system and secondary HVAC system of an actual building. One of the authors, Nakahara, acted as Commissioning Authority during construction phase and later as a consultant...

  2. An Integrated Air Handling Unit System for Large Commercial Buildings

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    Song, L.; Liu, M.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an integrated air handling unit system (OAHU) for large commercial buildings. The system introduces outside air into the interior section and circulates the return air to the exterior section. Detailed analytical models...

  3. Human-Machine Interface in Building Automation Systems

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    Sobczak, N. L.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    problem between the non-computer knowledgeable operator and the computer based Building Automation System. One of the solutions to this problem is the design and implementation of a human machine interface which educates the operator to utilize the system...

  4. Operation of Energy-Efficient Air-Conditioned Buildings: An Overview

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    Khalil, E. E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To design an optimum HVAC airside system that provides comfort and air quality in the air-conditioned spaces with efficient energy consumption is a great challenge. This paper evaluates recent progresses of HVAC airside design for the air...

  5. Operation of Energy-Efficient Air-Conditioned Buildings: An Overview 

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    Khalil, E. E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To design an optimum HVAC airside system that provides comfort and air quality in the air-conditioned spaces with efficient energy consumption is a great challenge. This paper evaluates recent progresses of HVAC airside ...

  6. Rethinking energy conservation via an evaluation of the heating system: A

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.3 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.3.1 HeatRethinking energy conservation via an evaluation of the heating system: A Case Study of Zilverling Intan Permatasari The purpose of this research is to study the heating system in Zilverling building

  7. ASHRAE standard 90a-1980: energy conservation in new building design - an updated version of ASHRAE 90-75

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    Not Available

    1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A National Voluntary Consensus Standard developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is presented. ASHRAE 90A-1980, like its predecessor, establishes energy-efficient design requirements for: Building exterior envelopes; HVAC systems and equipment; Service water heating systems; Electrical distribution systems. ''The purpose of this standard'', its foreward states, ''is to provide design requirements which will improve utilization on the depletion of energy resources''.

  8. Modeling and simulation of HVAC Results in EnergyPlus

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    LBNL-5564E Modeling and simulation of HVAC Results in EnergyPlus Mangesh Basarkar, Xiufeng Pang;MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HVAC FAULTS IN ENERGYPLUS Mangesh Basarkar, Xiufeng Pang, Liping Wang, Philip

  9. Automated Continuous Commissioning of Commercial Buildings

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    Bailey, Trevor

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between building energy consumption data and the EnergyPlusnon-zero energy consumption whereas the data shows no energyequipment energy consumption (kW) Sub-metering data for HVAC

  10. VARIABLE SPEED INTEGRATED INTELLIGENT HVAC BLOWER

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    Shixiao Wang; Herman Wiegman; Wilson Wu; John Down; Luana Iorio; Asha Devarajan; Jing Wang; Ralph Carl; Charlie Stephens; Jeannine Jones; Paul Szczesny

    2001-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This comprehensive topical report discusses the key findings in the development of a intelligent integrated blower for HVAC applications. The benefits of rearward inclined blades over that of traditional forward inclined blades is well documented and a prototype blower design is presented. A comparison of the proposed blower to that of three typical units from the industry is presented. The design of the blower housing is also addressed and the impact of size limitations on static efficiency is discussed. Issues of air flow controllability in the rearward inclined blower is addressed and a solution to this problem is proposed. Several motor design options are discussed including inside-out radial flux designs and novel axial flux designs, all are focused on the various blower needs. The control of the motor-blower and airflow through the use of a high density inverter stage and modern digital signal processor is presented. The key technical challenges of the approach are discussed. The use of the motor as a sensor in the larger heating/ventilating system is also discussed. Diagnostic results for both the motor itself and the blower system are presented.

  11. Building America Case Study: Balancing Hydronic Systems in Multifamily Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In multifamily hydronic systems, temperature imbalance may be caused by undersized piping, improperly adjusted balancing valves, inefficient water temperature and flow levels, and owner/occupant interaction with the boilers, distribution and controls. The effects of imbalance include tenant discomfort, higher energy use intensity and inefficient building operation. This paper explores cost-effective distribution upgrades and balancing measures in multifamily hydronic systems, providing a resource to contractors, auditors, and building owners on best practices to improve tenant comfort and lower operating costs. The research was conducted by The Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) in conjunction with Elevate Energy. The team surveyed existing knowledge on cost-effective retrofits for optimizing distribution in typical multifamily hydronic systems, with the aim of identifying common situations and solutions, and then conducted case studies on two Chicago area buildings with known balancing issues in order to quantify the extent of temperature imbalance. At one of these buildings a booster pump was installed on a loop to an underheated wing of the building. This study found that unit temperature in a multifamily hydronic building can vary as much as 61 degrees F, particularly if windows are opened or tenants use intermittent supplemental heating sources like oven ranges. Average temperature spread at the building as a result of this retrofit decreased from 22.1 degrees F to 15.5 degrees F.

  12. Energy Analysis and Energy Conservation Options for the Addition to Records Storage Building 

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    Farzad, M.; O'Neal, D. L.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with the HVAC system. Two Air Handling Units (AHU) are used for Storage building. The AHU schedules are shown in Table 2.4. Heat pumps are used in the Office area. The Coefficient Of Performance (COP) for the heat pumps is assumed to be 2.0. The temperature...-D BUILDING MONTHLY LOADS SUMMARY VARIABLE AIR VOLUME HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS STATE PROJECT, BASE CASE REPORT- SS-A SYSTEM MONTHLY LOADS SUMMARY FOR FLOOR-G VARIABLE AIR VOLUME HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS STATE PROJECT, BASE CASE REPORT- SS-A SYSTEM MONTHLY LOADS SUMMARY...

  13. Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 31513160 Ozone removal by HVAC filters

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 3151­3160 Ozone removal by HVAC filters P. Zhao, J.A. Siegel�, R May 2006; accepted 14 June 2006 Abstract Residential and commercial HVAC filters that have been loaded of the relative importance of HVAC filters as a removal mechanism for ozone in residential and commercial

  14. Tematiche di ricerca Controllo di sistemi HVAC&R

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    Schenato, Luca

    Tematiche di ricerca Controllo di sistemi HVAC&R Controllo di processo per l'industria dei;Tematiche di ricerca Controllo di sistemi HVAC&R Controllo di processo per l'industria dei semiconduttori controllo di sistemi HVAC&R 2 Controllo di processo per l'industria dei semiconduttori 3 Problemi di

  15. Proceedings: Indoor Air 2005 OZONE REMOVAL BY RESIDENTIAL HVAC FILTERS

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    Siegel, Jeffrey

    Proceedings: Indoor Air 2005 2366 OZONE REMOVAL BY RESIDENTIAL HVAC FILTERS P Zhao1,2 , JA Siegel1, Austin, Texas 78758, USA ABSTRACT HVAC filters have a significant influence on indoor air quality% for Filter #2 at a face velocity of 0.81 cm/s. The potential for HVAC filters to affect ozone concentrations

  16. An update on acoustics designs for HVAC (Engineering) K. Marriott

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An update on acoustics designs for HVAC (Engineering) K. Marriott IOA, 29a Ashburton Road, Croydon and Air Conditioning (HVAC) engineer is to engineer ways for keeping these factors under control the HVAC engineer's environmental requirements while minimizing noise generated in the process considering

  17. Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)

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    ARBI

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

  18. Singapore's Zero-Energy Building's Daylight Monitoring System

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    LBNL-3708E Singapore's Zero-Energy Building's Daylight Monitoring System Author(s), L. Grobe; S thereof or The Regents of the University of California. #12;Singapore's Zero-Energy Building's daylight, 94720 California, USA 1. Abstract A setup to monitor the daylighting performance of different glazing

  19. Comparison of Two Statistical Approaches to Detect Abnormal Building Energy Consumption with Simulation Test

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    Lin, G.; Claridge, D.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?or? Emea?Esim Eller?Building ? HVAC?system:?DDVAV ? Baseline?period:?March?August,1997 Simulation?Data?Sets 8 0...?ID Eller 1 Outside?airflow?ratio??increase?of??3.1% 2 Outside?airflow?ratio??decrease?of??3.1% 3 Cold?deck?leaving?temperature??increase?of?4?F 4 Cold?deck?leaving?temperature??decrease?of?4.5?F 5 Hot?deck?leaving?temperature??increase?of?10?F 6 Hot...

  20. Design of a Green Demo Building in a Hot and Humid City in China 

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    Hammer, W.; Kluz, E.; Sonan, A.; Jiang, Y.; Bacall, A.; Jones, B.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    green features are incorporated into the design, such as geothermal heat pump, hybrid ventilation, daylighting dimmer, green roof, and composting toilets, etc. INTRODUCTION The building industry in China has grown rapidly in recent years... the design conditions for Shanghai, China (Table 1 based on 99% for heating and 1% for cooling). The HVAC system is sized to meet the maximum heating and cooling loads under these conditions. Table 1. Outdoor Design Conditions for Shanghai. o F o C...