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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Analysis of HVAC retrofit layouts including solar cooling system with adsorption heat pump - Modelling, dynamic simulation and multi-criteria evaluation

Paola Colombo, Giulia Filippini, Rossano Scoccia, Marcello Aprile, Mario Motta
Department of energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Abstract: This work deals with the HVAC systems retrofitting of a residential building located in Valencia (Spain), that is a pilot site in the European R&D project Heat4Cool. Using TRNSYS 17, the proposed layout has been modelled including a solar thermal system and a solar thermally driven adsorption chiller and varying the collectors’ surface. The simulations demonstrated that the renewable share of the generation energy can reach 51% for heating and 20% for cooling. Furthermore, the results obtained have been compared with the pre-retrofit status according to energy, environmental and economic perspectives.
Keywords: HVAC retrofitting, solar cooling, solar assisted adsorption chiller, TRNSYS
Pages: 120 - 126