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ASHRAE - 4768

Development of the Rsidential Load Factor Method for Heating and Cooling Load Calculations

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Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 1 January 2005
Status: active
Page Count: 17
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The recent ASHRAE project, "Updating the ASHRAEI ACCA Residential Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Procedures and Data" (RP-I 199), developed two new residential loads calculation procedures: residential heat balance (RHB), a detailed heat balance method that requires computer implementation, and residential load factor (RLF), a simplified d procedure that is hand tractable and suitable for spreadsheet implementation. This paper describes RLF and its development. The form of RLF resembles prior methods. However; the sensible cooling load procedure was derived using linear regression to j n d relationships between design conditions, building characteristics, and peak cooling load predicted by RHB. This eliminated the need for semi-empirical adjustments, such as averaging, that have been used in the development of other methods. Results comparing RLF to RHB are presented. The RLF heating load calculation is also described; it uses the traditional UAΔT formulation except for improvements to procedures for infiltration leakage rate and ground (slab and basement) losses.

Document History

4768
January 1, 2005
Development of the Rsidential Load Factor Method for Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
The recent ASHRAE project, "Updating the ASHRAEI ACCA Residential Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Procedures and Data" (RP-I 199), developed two new residential loads calculation procedures:...

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