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Building Energy Analysis Software

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.130.1 - 3.130.15



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Jr., Harry J. Sauer

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Effective utilization and conservation of energy have been of great importance in recent decades because of the energy crisis of the 1970's. The quickest and the most accurate way to evaluate an energy saving idea is by using the computer. The HVAC simulation program developed for this project significantly reduces the time required to analyze various energy saving ideas against a base case (no energy saving option).

With this software, five types of HVAC systems (or terminal systems) can be simulated. These HVAC systems are:

Variable (or constant) air volume system with (or without) reheat Dual duct/multizone (2 deck) system Four-pipe fan coil system Triple deck multizone system Closed water loop heat pump system

As an example, Figure 1 provides as schematic of the dual deck multizone systems with several energy saving options.

Fig. 1 - Schematic of multizone system with economizer and air-to-air energy recovery equipment.

The following energy conserving options can be selected, either singly or in combination, for each type of terminal system:

Sauer, J. H. J. (1998, June), Building Energy Analysis Software Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--6949

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