Air conditioning systems: design and energy efficiency

Guan, Lisa and Chen, Guangnan (2012) Air conditioning systems: design and energy efficiency. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-8. ISBN 0-8493-3653-8

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Air conditioning systems have become an integral part of many modern buildings. Proper design and operation of air conditioning systems have significant impact not only on the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings but also on the thermal comfort and productivity of the occupants. In this entry, the purpose and need for installing air conditioning systems are first introduced. The methods used for the classification of air conditioning systems are then presented. This is followed by a discussion on the pros and cons of each type of the air conditioning systems, including both common and new air conditioning technologies. The procedures used to design air conditioning systems are also outlined, and the implications of air conditioning systems, including design, selection, operation, and maintenance, on building energy
efficiency are also discussed.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 28 Feb 2012. Copyright 2011 by Taylor & Francis. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: air conditioning; system classification; design procedures; system selection; energy efficiency
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090701 Environmental Engineering Design
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE-120047391

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