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Simulation- Assisted Audit of an Air Conditioned Office Building
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The case study presented here concerns the audit of a typical, medium-size, office building erected in Brussels at the end of the sixties. This building is equipped with a classical old fashioned air conditioning system composed of air handling units and four-pipes induction units. In the first part of the paper, a classical audit procedure is applied. It consists in a systematic analysis of all information available, with help of very simple calculation. In the second part of the paper, an equation-based building-HVAC simulation tool is used to assist the audit. Fuel and electricity consumption are then interpreted and significant energy saving opportunities are identified.
Bertagnolio, S.; Lebrun, J.; Hannay, J.; Silva, C. A. (2008). Simulation- Assisted Audit of an Air Conditioned Office Building. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from