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Title: Building America Case Study: Evaluating Through-Wall Air Transfer Fans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet)

In this project, Building America team IBACOS performed field testing in a new construction unoccupied test house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to evaluate heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) distribution systems during heating, cooling, and midseason conditions. Four air-based HVAC distribution systems were assessed:-a typical airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a low airflow ducted system to the bedrooms, a system with transfer fans to the bedrooms, and a system with no ductwork to the bedrooms. The relative ability of each system was considered with respect to relevant Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE standards for house temperature uniformity and stability, respectively.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1160172
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4437
KNDJ-0-40341-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by IBACOS team, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; IBACOS; BUILDING AMERICA; FIELD TEST RESULTS; ROOM-TO-ROOM UNIFORMITY; MINI-SPLIT; SINGLE POINT; HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC); PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA; NEW CONSTRUCTION UNOCCUPIED TEST HOUSE; ACCA MANUAL RS; ASHRAE STANDARD 55; OCCUPANT COMFORT; SPACE CONDITIONING; 50% BUILDING AMERICA BENCHMARK; COLD CLIMATE