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Proceedings of eSim 2008: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

SIMULATING A NZEH WITH A SOLAR COMBI-SYSTEM AND RADIANT FLOOR HEATING

Mitchell Leckner, Radu Zmeureanu

Abstract: It is becoming increasingly important to find ways to reduce energy use in buildings in order to counteract climate change and rising energy costs. This paper presents a computer model, using the TRNSYS simulation environment, of a Net Zero Energy House (NZEH) equipped with a solar combisystem and radiant floor heating. Comparing the results from this model with those from the model of an average house in Montreal shows the potential improvement for energy performance, when new design approaches, equipment and materials are used. The simple payback time for solar collectors used with the combisystem is also addressed.
Pages: 33 - 40
Paper:
esim2008_033_040