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Title: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings: Chicago, Illinois. Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)

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.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1096675
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102013-4063
KNDJ-0-40346-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (BTO); Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), Chicago, Illinois
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 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