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    • Electrical Demand Control 

      Eppelheimer, D. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Almost every building owner or manager is interested in controlling electrical costs. Since the HVAC system is a large user of electricity, this article will discuss what can be done in the HVAC system to influence parts ...
    • Demand Control Utilizing Energy Management Systems - Report of Field Tests 

      Russell, B. D.; Heller, R. P.; Perry, L. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Energy Management systems and particularly demand controllers are becoming more popular as commercial and light industrial operations attempt to reduce their electrical usage and demand. Numerous techniques are used ...
    • Economic Analysis of Home Heating and Cooling 

      Wagers, H. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Over the last eleven years Houston Lighting & Power has raised utility rates an average of 17% per year. Over the last 3 1/2 years the utility rates have doubled. According to Houston City Magazine, Houstonians can expect ...
    • Design of Control Systems for HVAC Applications 

      Smith, A. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The design and application of temperature control systems on a commercial building will bring the question to mind: Should the system be Pneumatic? Should it be Electronic? There is concern as to which system will be more ...
    • The Value of the EWIT Computer Program in Identifying Economically Viable Retrofit Options for Existing Commercial Buildings 

      Andrews, W. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The Energy What If Tool (EWIT) program developed by the New Mexico firm of Area. Inc., offers architects and environmental designers a new and viable means to model the energy performance of their building designs while ...
    • A Gas-Fired Heat Pipe Zone Heater 

      Winn, C. B.; Burns, P.; Guire, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      A gas-fired vented zone heater has recently been developed by the Altar Corporation for Colorado State University (CSU) under a Gas Research Institute (GRI) contract. The unit war developed for auxiliary heating applications ...
    • A Research Into a New Method of Refrigeration Charging and the Effects of Improper Charging 

      Houcek, J.; Thedford, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The purpose of this report is to provide the results of research evaluating a new method of air conditioning charging and the effects of improper charging. The method is the visual accumulator-charger device. The ...
    • Energy Management Experience in Public Schools 

      McClure, J. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Public schools have a continuing dilemma of escalating energy costs, deferred maintenance, and enrollment shift. Schools have experienced difficulty in dealing with budgeting and subsequent control of maintenance and ...
    • A Study of the Electrical Energy Usage Patterns of a Texas Dairy 

      Schneider, K. C.; Pollard, K. W. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      A one-year study was done on a modern dairy operation located in Hopkins County, Texas to determine the load patterns and total energy use of the major electrical loads in the dairy. It was found that the vacuum pumps ...
    • Optimization of Chilled Water Systems 

      Gidwani, B. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Chilled water systems are one of the major energy consumers in industrial, commercial, and institutional complexes. The centralization of chilled water systems has considerable advantages, namely: simplified controls, the ...
    • Local Area Networks - Applications to Energy Management 

      Bakken, B. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      One of the newest advances in computer technology is the Local Area Network. Its many applications in the office environment are well publicized. This paper describes the application of Local Area Networks to another environment: ...
    • Energy Study of City Hall Building: Port Arthur, Texas 1980-1981 

      Andrews, J. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      As may be noted by the title, this is a detailed study of the energy consumption of this building. It deals in the real world of actual energy utilization and it concludes with a "How To" approach to reduce and/or control ...
    • The Influence of Residential Solar Water Heating on Electric Utility Demand 

      Vliet, G. C.; Askey, J. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Similar sets of residences in Austin, Texas with electric water heaters and solar water heaters with electric back-up were monitored during 1982 to determine their instantaneous electric demands, the purpose being to ...
    • Application of an Energy Management System to a Distribution Center 

      Warnick, T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Capital outlays for energy management must be economically attractive to warrant an expenditure. An energy management system has one of the most economic returns for an investment decision, if applied effectively. The ...
    • System Optimization - The Global Approach to HVAC Control 

      Thielman, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      System Optimization is a new approach to HVAC control as implemented by Energy Management Control Systems. System Optimization is defined as electronic building control strategies which treat a building's HVAC components ...
    • Selection, Sizing, and Testing of Stream Traps in Commercial Buildings 

      Armer, A.; Risko, J. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      For maximum effectiveness in steam systems, steam traps should have operating characteristics which closely match the requirements of the applications for which they are used. A trap which holds back condensate until it ...
    • League City Intermediate School - A Study in Energy Efficient Design 

      Longserre, J. T.; Ahrens, L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      For many design professionals, standardization of design and engineering strategies has become a key element in the construction of institutional facilities. Conservation features, such as innovative building design, and ...
    • Auxiliary Cooling Loads in Passively Cooled Buildings: An Experimental Research Study 

      Fairey, P.; Vieira, R.; Chandra, S.; Kerestecioglu, A.; Kalaghchy, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Currently accepted methods of passive cooling offset only sensible building loads. In the warm, humid southeastern gulf coast climates the latent building load can comprise 35% of the building load in the typical residence. ...
    • The DOE Slide Rule: An Energy Conservation Estimating Tool for Homebuilders 

      Winter, S.; Tuluca, A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      How much insulation should be placed in the ceiling of a home? Which furnace is the best investment? Is reflective glazing a marketable option? The DOE slide rules and accompanying guides are designed to help answer such ...
    • Designing for Energy Conservation - The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 

      Wiernik, L. B.; Ranzau, P. A. (Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1984)
      The concept of designing for energy conservation has long been a concern of Houston Lighting & Power (HL&P), culminating in the development of a local energy conservation design award competition in 1980. This competition ...