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

     

MODELLING INTEGRATED MECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN RESIDENTIAL HOUSING

Alex Ferguson, Peter Edwards, David Landsberg

Abstract: We propose an abstract model for estimating the annual energy consumption of integrated mechanical systems (IMS). The model was designed specifically for compatibility with the Canadian Standards Agency's (CSA) new IMS rating standard, and is easily calibrated using the data collected in this test protocol. Unlike previous, high-resolution IMS models, this model provides a generic representation of IMS technology, allowing application to a wide range of system configurations. This paper reviews relevant parts of the CSA test standard, and describes the model and its implementation in the ESP-r simulation environment.
Pages: 251 - 258
Paper:
esim2008_251_258