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Title: Improving Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling (Presentation)

Improving Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump Modeling (Presentation) A new approach to modeling residential air conditioners and heat pumps allows users to model systems by specifying only the more readily-available SEER/EER/HSPF-type metrics. Manufacturer data was used to generate full sets of model inputs for over 450 heat pumps and air conditioners. A sensitivity analysis identified which inputs can be safely defaulted 'behind-the-scenes' without negatively impacting the reliability of energy simulations.
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OSTI Identifier:1036904
Report Number(s):NREL/PR-5500-54361
TRN: US201206%%653
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: Presented at the Building America Stakeholder Meeting, 29 February - 2 March 2012, Austin, Texas; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Building Technologies Program
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR CONDITIONERS; HEAT PUMPS; MANUFACTURERS; METRICS; RELIABILITY; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; SIMULATION AIR CONDITIONER; HEAT PUMP; MODELING; PERFORMANCE; MAP; CURVE; INPUTS; SEER; SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO; HSPF; HEATING SEASONAL PERFORMANCE FACTOR; BEOPT; STANDARDIZED; LIBRARY; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings