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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Development of a Trade-off Path for HVAC National Energy Code for Buildings 2011 Compliance

Elisabeth Girgis, Michael Parent, Patrique Tardif

Abstract: In developing the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB), the need to simply identify the performance of a proposed heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system relative to a prescriptive building’s HVAC system was identified. This paper discusses the development of the trade-off paths for HVAC, and the analysis conducted prior code publication and during the development of an Excel based trade-off path tool. The trade-off path developed, which considered the equipment and controls of the entire systems, allows a mechanical designer to examine a system design and evaluate the overall performance for code compliance.
Pages: 256 - 266