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


Optimization of Typical US HVAC Systems Through Improved Controls

Chen Luo, Annie Marston, Oliver Baumann
Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers 734 15th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20005, USA

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of the energy saving potential for a typical US office building by primarily optimizing the control strategies. The resulting efficiency strategies are assumed to be low or no-cost measures and are modeled and analyzed using a whole building simulation (EnergyPlus version 7.0). Conclusions and recommendations are developed for reducing the all-air system energy consumption under the premise of maintaining and even improving the thermal comfort for occupants.
Pages: 390 - 399