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Title: Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest

Abstract

A framework for quantifying environmental impact in future energy codes is explored based on exergy analysis. An example exergy analysis is performed that quantifies the environmental impact of electric resistance heating with exergetic efficiency of only 13% compared to 30% and 40% for air source and ground source heat pumps. This provides motivation for removing electric resistance as a space heating option in future energy codes in the Northwest.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. University of Portland
  2. University of California, Berkeley
  3. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1572703
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-147296
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Exergy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Dillon, Heather, Dzombak, Rachel, and Antonopoulos, Chrissi A. Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180.
Dillon, Heather, Dzombak, Rachel, & Antonopoulos, Chrissi A. Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest. United States. doi:10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180.
Dillon, Heather, Dzombak, Rachel, and Antonopoulos, Chrissi A. Fri . "Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest". United States. doi:10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180.
@article{osti_1572703,
title = {Exergy Analysis of Heating Options for Buildings in the Pacific Northwest},
author = {Dillon, Heather and Dzombak, Rachel and Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.},
abstractNote = {A framework for quantifying environmental impact in future energy codes is explored based on exergy analysis. An example exergy analysis is performed that quantifies the environmental impact of electric resistance heating with exergetic efficiency of only 13% compared to 30% and 40% for air source and ground source heat pumps. This provides motivation for removing electric resistance as a space heating option in future energy codes in the Northwest.},
doi = {10.1504/IJEX.2019.103180},
journal = {International Journal of Exergy},
number = 3,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}