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ASHRAE - 4769

The Residential Heat Balance Method for Heating and Cooling Load Calculations

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Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 1 January 2005
Status: active
Page Count: 12
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The recent ASHRAE project, ?Updating the ASHRAE/ ACCA Residential Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Procedures and Data? (1199-Rp), developed two new residential load calculation procedures: residential heat balance (RHB), a detailed heat balance method that requires computer implementation, and residential load factor (RLF), a simplijedprocedure that is hand tractable and suitable for spreadsheet implementation. This paper describes RHB and its development. FOY calculation of sensible cooling load, RHB applies the general approach of the ASHRAE heat balance (HB) method, based on room-by-room 24-hour design-day simulation. The 24-hour procedure eliminates issues of gain diversi& that are troublesome in prior single-condition methods. RHB includes algorithms for calculating sensible cooling loads with temperature swing (temperature excursion above the cooling setpoint) and to handle master/slave control (room cooling controlled by a thermostat in another room). RHB is implemented in the ResHB FORTRAN 95 application, developed by modijication and extension of the ASHRAE Loads Toolkit. Thepaper documents RHB/ResHB models and modeling assumptions. Because RHB is a j├Črst-principles heat balance procedure, it can be directly validated and rejned using empirical data.

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4769
January 1, 2005
The Residential Heat Balance Method for Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
The recent ASHRAE project, ?Updating the ASHRAE/ ACCA Residential Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Procedures and Data? (1199-Rp), developed two new residential load calculation procedures:...

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