Exploring the Feasibility of an Integrated HVAC System in the U.S.

Yuewei Li, Bing Dong, Zhipeng Deng, Jianshun Zhang, Xuezheng Wang, Rui Zhang

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Abstract

New York State (NYS) has over 750,000 dwelling units with inefficient HVAC and domestic hot water (DHW) supply. To explore the opportunities of carbon neutrality, in this paper, we investigated and evaluated an integrated HVAC and domestic hot water system that could meet all the heating, cooling, ventilation, dehumidification, DHW and air cleaning requirements for a single dwelling unit. To evaluate its feasibility in the U.S., lab testing was conducted at first. It focused on the air side to evaluate the system capacities in an environmental chamber that could mimic different outdoor conditions in lab space. Then, a nation-wide EnergyPlus simulation was conducted in seven different climate zones. Lastly, a nation-wide energy simulation using MPC was also conducted. Compared to the results of EnergyPlus, it showed around 60% energy saving for both cooling and heating seasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment
EditorsLiangzhu Leon Wang, Hua Ge, Mohamed Ouf, Zhiqiang John Zhai, Dahai Qi, Chanjuan Sun, Dengjia Wang
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages971-979
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811998218
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment, COBEE 2022 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2022Jul 29 2022

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1863-5539

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment, COBEE 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/25/227/29/22

Keywords

  • Capacity test
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • Integrated HVAC system
  • Nation-wide energy simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems

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