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Title: Thermal performance of the Brookhaven natural thermal storage house

In the Brookhaven natural thermal storage house, an energy-efficient envelope, passive solar collectors, and a variety of energy conservation methods are incorporated. The thermal characteristics of the house during the tested heating season are evaluated. Temperature distributions at different zones are displayed, and the effects of extending heating supply ducts only to the main floor and heating return ducts only from the second floor are discussed. The thermal retrievals from the structure and the passive collectors are assessed, and the total conservation and passive solar contributions are outlined. Several correlation factors relating these thermal behaviors are introduced, and their diurnal variations are displayed. Finally, the annual energy requirements, and the average load factors are analyzed and discussed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5857138
Report Number(s):
BNL-30268; CONF-810865-8
ON: DE82005507
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Solar world forum, Brighton, UK, 23 Aug 1981
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; HOUSES; ENERGY CONSERVATION; PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; ATTACHED GREENHOUSES; DATA ACQUISITION; DIRECT GAIN SYSTEMS; HOURLY VARIATIONS; HUMIDITY; INSOLATION; SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; THERMAL INSULATION; TROMBE WALLS; BUILDINGS; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; GREENHOUSES; HEAT STORAGE; HEATING SYSTEMS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; STORAGE; VARIATIONS; WALLS 140901* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Space Heating & Cooling