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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1979

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Energy And Cost Analysis Of Commercial Hvac Equipment: Offices And Hospitals, Robert E. Lyman Jr. Mar 1979

Energy And Cost Analysis Of Commercial Hvac Equipment: Offices And Hospitals, Robert E. Lyman Jr.

Masters Theses

A study was made to determine annual energy use in several typical heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for two commercial building types: offices and hospitals. The study was part of a program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a model to predict energy use in the commercial sector of the United States. This study's objective is to define relationships between energy use and capital cost for commercial HVAC systems.

The NECAP computer program was used to analyze the HVAC systems' energy use. Both pre-embargo and current energy efficient HVAC system designs were modeled with several energy ...