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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- Conference: Presented at the Building America Stakeholder Meeting, 29 February - 2 March 2012, Austin, Texas; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Building Technologies Program
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- United States
- 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
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