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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Modeling and Simulation of Building Economizer and Energy Recovery Systems for Optimum Performance

Stephen Treado, Xing Liu

Abstract: This paper describes how building economizer and energy/enthalpy recovery system control and operation can be modelled and simulated to evaluate and optimize their performance. A improved method to determine optimum temperature setpoints and outdoor air fractions is discussed and demonstrated. Through the simulation, the new strategy based on total system energy use is shown to be able to save up to 11% of energy under certain conditions and to be most useful for dry climates.
Pages: 433 - 440