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Title: Technology Solutions Case Study: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois

Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources.
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Research Org:
EERE Publication and Product Library
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
DOE/GO-102013-4063; NREL/FS-5500-60150; October 2013; steam systems; steam boilers; steam system balancing; steam system tuning; steam headers; steam risers; radiator; radiator vent; main line vent; multifamily buildings; tenant comfort; temperature distribution; residential; residential buildings; PARR; Building America