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Proceedings of eSim 2020: 11th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Estimation of Reduction in Energy Consumption, Energy Cost and Greenhouse Gas Emission Achieved through Gas-fired Absorption Heat Pump using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model in eQUEST

Altamash Ahmad Baig, Alan Fung
Ryerson University, Canada

Abstract: This paper presents analysis of the impact of gas-fired absorption heat pump (GAHP) on energy consumption for heating and cooling of a library building in Canadian climate. A building simulation model for a gas-fired absorption heat pump (GAHP) installed at a library building in Tweed, Ontario was developed using eQUEST and calibrated using energy consumption data from the utility bills for the building from 2012–2014. The energy consumption, energy cost and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the GAHP were compared with conventional HVAC equipment. After calibration, the eQUEST model was run for various cities and weather data in Canada. Results show that gas-fired absorption heat pump could have great potential for heating applications as a replacement for conventional heating equipment in Canada.