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    • The 2005 Solar D House 

      Garrison, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2006)
    • Above Code: What does that mean? 

      Muns, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2007-12)
    • Absorption Cooling Optimizes Thermal Design for Cogeneration 

      Hufford, P. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1986)
      Contrary to popular concept, in most cases, thermal energy is the real VALUE in cogeneration and not the electricity. The proper consideration of the thermal demands is equal to or more important than the electrical demands. ...
    • AC System Equipment Specification, Installation and Operational Options for Improved Indoor Humidity Control 

      Shirey, D. B. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2008-12)
      High-efficiency home designs have significantly reduced sensible cooling loads, and some building codes and IAQ standards have begun requiring continuous outdoor ventilation air. These trends have led to an increased ...
    • Achieving Airtight Ducts in Manufactured Housing 

      McIlvaine, J.; Beal, D.; Moyer, N.; Chasar, D.; Chandra, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2004)
      This Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) study, conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP), compares mastic sealed duct systems to tape ...
    • ACT2 Project: Measuring Energy Savings 

      Krieg, B. L.; Baker, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1992-05)
      Pacific Gas and Electric Company has initiated a major demonstration project to test the hypothesis that substantial energy efficiency improvements can be achieved in customer facilities at costs competitive with supply. ...
    • Active Humidity Control Through Gas-Fired Desiccant Humidity Pump 

      Novosel, D.; Griffiths, W. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1988)
      High equipment first cost and high operating costs, if electricity is used to drive such a system, have prohibited the application of active humidity control equipment in comfort conditioning in the past. Instead, ...
    • An Advanced Economizer Controller for Dual Duct Air Handling Systems - with a Case Application 

      Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1996)
      Heating penalty is expected when economizers are applied to dual-duct air handling systems. The heating penalty can even be higher than the cooling savings when the hot air flow is higher than the cold air flow. To avoid ...
    • Advanced Open-Cycle Desiccant Cooling System 

      Ko, Y. J.; Charoensupaya, D.; Lavan, Z. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1989)
      The concept of staged regeneration as means of improving the desiccant cooling system performance is the subject of investigation in this study. In the staged regeneration, the regeneration section of desiccant dehumidifier ...
    • Advanced Technology for Economical Dehumidification to Improve Indoor Air Quality 

      Beckwith, W. R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1996)
      High humidity can have a detrimental effect on many aspects of indoor environments. Building materials, books, and records deteriorate more rapidly in humidity levels above 60% due to biodegradation. High humidity increases ...
    • Affordable Housing for Artists: A Sustainable Prototype 

      Ness, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1998)
      Although many architects and builders feel that designing for both sustainability and affordability is impossible, I believe that the only way we can afford to live is sustainably. Through the design of housing for artists, ...
    • Air Conditioner User Behavior in a Master-Metered Apartment Building 

      Kempton, W.; Feuermann, D.; McGarity, A. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1987)
      Air conditioner operation was studied in order to understand how energy consumption and peak power are determined by user behavior, equipment operation and building characteristics. In a multi-family building, thirteen ...
    • Air Exchange Rates in New Energy-Efficient Manufactured Housing 

      Hadley, D. L.; Bailey, S. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1990)
      During the 1989-1990 heating season, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, for the Bonneville Power Administration, measured the ventilation characteristics of 139 newly constructed energy-efficient manufactured homes and a control ...
    • Airside Economizer – Comparing Different Control Strategies and Common Misconceptions 

      Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory, 2008-12)
      Air-side economizer is broadly adopted in building HVAC design and operations. When the system is properly designed and the control sequence is properly implemented, air-side economizer provides significant energy savings. ...
    • Alternate Air Delivery Systems for Hot and Humid Climates 

      Wallace, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1996)
      Carter & Burgess first began using triple deck multi-zone units, in place of traditional VAV systems, on the Texas State Capitol restoration. Since the completion of that project design in early 1991, our firm has now used ...
    • Alternative Refrigerants for Building Air Conditioning 

      Bivens, D. B. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1996)
      The majority of building air conditioning has traditionally been achieved with vapor compression technology using CFC-I I or HCFC-22 as refrigerant fluids. CFC-11 is being successfully replaced by HCFC-123 (retrofit or new ...
    • Alternatives to Electric Air Conditioning Systems 

      Lindsay, B. B.; Koplow, M. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1988)
      The rapid escalation of electricity prices has created an opportunity to re-introduce gas-fired air conditioning systems to the commercial building market. In 1985 Gas Research Institute initiated a program to develop an ...
    • Analysis and System Design of a Large Chiller Plant for Korea, with or without Thermal Storage 

      Levin, C.; Simmonds, P. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1996)
      A 625,600 ft2 (58,120 m2) office building with retail in South Korea has a total cooling load of 3,330 tons refrigeration (1 1,7 12 kW). In order to evaluate the most economical manner to provide cooling, a simulation ...
    • Analysis for the Design of a Sustainable Housing Complex in Haiti 

      Dinka, M.; Cho, S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2010-08)
      This paper presents sustainable strategies for the design of a prototype sustainable housing complex in tropical climate that applies specifically to Haiti. The tropical climate zone is hot and humid with abundant rainfall ...