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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA

     

FEASIBILITY OF COMBINED SOLAR/HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS FOR REDUCED RESIDENTIAL CONDITIONING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Greg Marsicek, Sanford Klein, Greg Nellis

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of using an airsource heat pump system in a thermally efficient house for two locations: Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX. In addition to an air-source heat pump, a geothermal heat pump system is implemented in the Chicago location. The source energy savings over a conventional system is reported as well as the life cycle costs for each of these cases. The conventional system is a natural gas furnace and air conditioner. In addition, to improve the performance of the air-source heat pump system, photovoltaics and solar thermal systems are implemented to analyze the effects on the energy savings and life cycle costs.
Pages: 152 - 159
Paper:
simbuild2012_03a_3_Marsicek