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Proceedings of eSim 2012: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

Life Cycle Cost Comparison and Optimisation of Different Heat Pump Systems in the Canadian Climate

Martin Kegel, Roberto Sunye, Justin Tamasauskas, Nova Scotia

Abstract: This paper presents a life cycle cost analysis of several combinations of heat pump systems with renewable sources in the Canadian climate. Using TRNSYS, the proposed systems were modeled for three housing types-a 1980's house, an energy efficient house and a future Net Zero Ready" house in the Toronto region with a 210 m 2 heated floor area. Through optimisation and a 20 year life cycle analysis it was found that a standard air source heat pump system is the most economically viable for a 1980's and energy efficient house. A ground source heat pump system is the most economically viable for a future "Net Zero Ready" house. The effect of natural gas pricing on system selection was also investigated."
Pages: 492 - 505
Paper:
esim2012_A5d