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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Industry Collaboration to Develop and Validate Design Software to Model Building and Air Side Plant Performance with Specific Heat Pump and Ground Loop Performance

Ian Highton, Peter Cole, Yongwei Zhang, Yubin Xue, Alan Jones

Abstract: Ground source heat pumps are an established technology for providing both heating and cooling to the built environment. Their use is likely to expand further given the requirements of both government and industry to reduce carbon emissions and overall energy use. Although not a 100% renewable source, typically 75% may be offset. For communities that depend substantially on electricity for conditioning in the built environment, this technology offers an opportunity to significantly reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation. The current paper describes work carried out by EDSLTAS, Mitsubishi and CABR to develop software that will accurately model specific heat pump and ground loop performance, but critically this is then linked to a full building simulation to correctly predict the part load demand and consequent overall energy consumption of the system for each hour through a whole year. The resulting software has then been compared and validated against comprehensive monitored data from the Mitsubishi headquarters in the UK.
Pages: 506 - 513