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    • 44 Market St - Refurbishment of a Dual Duct Building 

      Bannister, P.; Foo, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2013)
      44 Market St is a high profile, A-grade, 27-storey, 28,000m2 office building constructed in the 1970s. In common with many other buildings of its era, it was equipped with a dual duct air-conditioning system, and its highest ...
    • Accounting for the Occupancy Variable in Inverse Building Energy Baselining Models 

      Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2001)
      The occupancy factor is often underestimated in inverse modeling of building energy use, or accounted for by grouping the daily data in occupied and unoccupied groups which are modeled separately. For instance, in institutional ...
    • Achieving Better Building Performance and Savings Using Optimal Control Strategies 

      Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2003)
      The Continuous Commissioning (CCSM) process has become a very important energy conservation topic for new and existing commercial buildings. This process can yield substantial operating savings, improved indoor air quality, ...
    • Achieving Energy Performance in spite of complex systems and dis-jointed design 

      Ardren, C.; Bannister, P. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2012)
      The extensively refurbished heritage government department office building in Canberra's Parliamentary circle, has managed to achieve its target energy performance levels contrary to expectations following difficult design ...
    • Achieving High Chilled Water Delta T Without Blending Station 

      Wang, Z.; Wang, G.; Xu, K.; Yu, Y.; Liu, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2007)
      Typically a blending station is designed to ensure that its user is able to avoid low chilled water return temperature in the district cooling system. When the chilled water return temperature drops to a low limit, building ...
    • Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort 

      Fisher, D.; Bristow, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (, 2009-11)
      Sustainability, energy savings, and occupant comfort are not mutually exclusive objectives, as buildings can be designed that incorporate all of these features. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the ...
    • Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building Design and Operations 

      Evans, J. B.; Himmel, C. N. (Energy Systems Laboratory (, 2009-11)
      Noise, vibration and acoustical design, construction, commissioning and operation practices influence building cost, efficiency, performance and effectiveness. Parameters for structural vibration, building systems noise, ...
    • Activities of Building Commissioning in Japan 

      Yanagihara, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
    • Advance of Systematic Design Methods on Fuzzy Control 

      Zhang, J.; Chen, Y. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system possesses some characteristics such as multi-parameters, nonlinear, and coupled parameters. Aimed at control problems, the author targets real-time fuzzy control ...
    • Advanced Control Technologies and Strategies Linking Demand Response and Energy Efficiency 

      Kiliccote, S.; Piette, M. A. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2005)
    • An Advanced Solar-Powered Rotary Solid Adsorption Refrigerator with High Performance 

      Zheng, A.; Gu, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      In this paper, according to practical consideration, a new solar powered rotary solid adsorption refrigerator system adopting activated carbon fibre + ethanol as its adsorption pair has been designed with higher performance. ...
    • Advances in the Research of Heat Pump Water Heaters 

      Shan, S.; Wang, D.; Wang, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      This paper presents the progress of many recently correlative research works on the heat pump water heater (HPWH) and on solar-assisted heat pump water heaters. The advances in the research on compressor development, ...
    • Advantages of Financing Continuous Commissioning® as an Energy Conservation Retrofit Measure 

      Wei, G.; Verdict, M.; Martinez, J. T. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2005)
    • Agent Technology to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort 

      Zeiler, W.; van Houten, R.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      Global warming, caused largely by energy consumption, has become a major problem. During the last decades the introduction of energy saving technologies has strongly reduced energy consumption of buildings. Users' preferences ...
    • AIM: A Home-Owner Usable Energy Calculator for Existing Residential Homes 

      Marshall, K.; Moss, M.; Malhotra, M.; Liu, B.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J.; Herbert, C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (, 2009-11)
      An energy efficiency metric for residential homes was developed to provide home-owners, realtors and builders a method to rate the energy efficiency of an existing house. To accomplish this, a web-based calculator was ...
    • Air Conditioning Cold/Heat Source Analysis of the Inclusion of the Monetary Values of Environmental Damage Based on the LCA Theory 

      Li, Z.; Duanmu, L.; Shu, H.; Zhu, Y. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      This is an analysis of the effect on the technical solutions when monetary values of externalities are included in a model for selecting air conditioning cold/heat sources. The focus of the study is on heating and cooling ...
    • Air Distribution and Microenvironment Evaluation of a Desktop Task Conditioning System 

      Zheng, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      Task conditioning aims to provide each occupant with personalized clean air direct to the breathing zone. The microenvironment of a typical office workplace, consisting of two desktop task conditioning systems (a Horizontal ...
    • Air Flow Distribution in the Sales Area of a Supermarket 

      Fang, X.; Song, C.; Zhao, J.; Wang, Z. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      Many kinds of goods are displayed in a supermarket, which have their own particularities. The consumer flow rate is great and the type of shelved goods varies significantly, thereby influencing the objects that generate ...
    • Air Handling Unit Supply Air Temperature Optimization During Economizer Cycles 

      Xu, K.; Liu, M.; Wang, G.; Wang, Z. (Texas A&M University ( Systems Laboratory (, 2007)
      Most air handling units (AHUs) in commercial buildings have an air economizer cycle for free cooling under certain outside air conditions. During the economizer cycle, the outside air and return air dampers are modulated ...
    • Airborne Particulate Matter in HVAC Systems and its Influence on Indoor Air Quality 

      Fu, Z.; Li, N.; Wang, H. (Energy Systems Laboratory ( A&M University (, 2006)
      This paper first reviews the mechanisms governing movement of PMs in HVAC systems. Then, the basic equations governing PM deposition in ducts are introduced and investigations on airborne PMs distribution in HVAC systems ...