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Estimating balance point temperatures for residential buildings.

T.R Sharp

Estimating balance point temperatures for residential buildings.

by T.R Sharp

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Published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSharp, T. R.
ContributionsMacDonald, J.M.
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. $0.00 C.1.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17588846M

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The base temperature, also called the Balance Point Temperature (BPT) and is a building specific temperature based on building envelope, building form, internal loads and solar gains. BPT is that outdoor temperature at which heating or cooling systems need not operate inside the building to maintain thermal comfort inside (ASHRAE, ). This is the temperature at which the building require cooling. The lower the balance point the more heat is generated in a building. If a building uses "free cooling" via an economizer, the cooling balance point may be high even if there are significant internal gains. Based on a thermostat set point of 72F,typical balance points are.

Adjusting the Building Balance Point Temperature. The Balance Point Temperature Is the point at which a building does not require energy for heating and/or cooling. Used to calculate the number of heating or cooling degree days for each day in the billing period. Based on experience, a building manager may be able to assess the proper Balance.   Design heat loss is the amount of btu’s per hour at the 99% design temperature. Lets say the design temperature where you live is 8° and the temp calculated for the house is 68° The delta is 60 ° So you can estimate the btu’s/ deg F by dividing heat loss by


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Estimating balance point temperatures for residential buildings by T.R Sharp Download PDF EPUB FB2

Residences, small office buildings and schools are typical examples of skin load dominated buildings where the balance point temperature is set around 15 °C (60 °F). Solar gains can hamper internal load dominated buildings, contributing to overheating, while helping skin dominated buildings that lose heat due to poor envelope performance.

shown to be a function of the building balance point temperature. A protocol is presented which permits the estimate of building energy flows and building balance point temperatures over a yearly cycle. In addition to observations made on several site visits, the information evaluated includes building utility.

estimating the balance temperature in the field at two levels of sophistication. They are organized in a slightly different fashion than other VITAL SIGNS packages, in that the physical principles underlying the concept of the building balance point are divided into two separate discussions and grouped with their respective protocols.

If the outdoor temperature is at or below the base temperature, the building needs heat. That's pretty straightforward.

The base temperature is a balance point and has a nice, clear, conceptual meaning. It just doesn't correspond to an exact, constant number, which is how it's usually presented. Factors that affect base temperature.

The Balance Point and Passive Heating for residential buildings in Kosovo M. Dugolli*, *University of Prizreni “Ukshin Hotiâ€,Prizren, Kosovo, (e-mail:[email protected]) Abstract: The end use energy in buildings is a large share of total energy consumed in residential and commercial sector.

In total, 76 % of the world produced energy. Traditionally, degree days for both heating and cooling are calculated at a base temperature of 65°F (°C).

In theory the degree-day base temperature should equal the building's "balance point" temperature, defined as the temperature above which, or below which, the heating or cooling system is not needed, respectively.

The balance point temperature is about 25°F in this case. The effect of equipment Estimating balance point temperatures for residential buildings. book on balance point. If instead of a heat pump with a capacity of 18, BTU/hr we put in a heat pump with a 30, BTU/hr capacity, the balance point will be different.

A base temperature of 65 F is used most often in analyzing the space-conditioning temperature relationship. However, the actual balance point temperature depends on place-specific characteristics of the building stock, non-temperature weather conditions (e.g., humidity, precipitation, and wind), and cultural preferences.

The thermal mass density is the enclosed thermal capacitance of the building, M, divided by the gross floor area. The gain-loss ratio may be calculated as: GLR = Qs/( Lt DDb) (5) where DDb = annual heating degree-days to the balance point temperature of the house (C-days).

Heating degree day (HDD) is a measurement designed to quantify the demand for energy needed to heat a building. HDD is derived from measurements of outside air heating requirements for a given building at a specific location are considered to be directly proportional to the number of HDD at that location.

Related measurements include the cooling degree day. iv Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Wendes, Herbert. HVAC procedures and forms manual/by Herb Wendesnd ed. Includes index. Thus, if the average outside air temperature is 50 degrees F, and the building's heating balance point is 61 degrees F, eleven heating degree days would be produced.

61 (building's heating balance point) - 50 (average daily outside air temperature) = 11 heating degree days. Improved methods for evaluating base temperature for use in building energy performance lines A R Day, BEng PhD CEng MCIBSE MEI, I Knight, BSc PhD, G Dunn, BSc MSc MBEng, and R Gaddas Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 4, mean coincident dry-bulb temperature 3) Dew-point temperature corresponding to %, % and % annual cumulative frequency of occurrence and the mean coincident dry-bulb temperature and humidity ratio (calculated for the dew-point temperature at the standard atmospheric pressure at the elevation of the station).

HVAC COOLING LOAD CALCULATIONS AND PRINCIPLES Sensible Heat Gain – is the energy added to the space by conduction, convection and/or radiation. Latent Heat Gain – is the energy added to the space when moisture is added to the space by means of vapor emitted by the occupants, generated by a process or through air infiltration from outside or adjacent areas.

At a certain temperature - the balance point - the capacity is equal to the load. For temperatures below the balance point, the home will need supplemental heat. Balance points for many homes are in the mids Fahrenheit.

That's not a given, though. A unit, based on temperature difference and time, used in estimating fuel consumption and specifying nominal cooling load of a building in summer • annual fuel utilization efficiency The annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE; pronounced 'A'-'Few' or 'A'-'F'-'U'-'E') is a thermal efficiency measure of combustion equipment like furnaces.

Figure Determining the balance point using a kWh/day vs. Outdoor Temperature graph. Buildings have their own set of Balance Points for heating and for cooling – and they may not be the same. The Heating Balance Point can be defined as the outdoor temperature at which the building starts to heat.

In other words, when the outdoor. Outside Temperature For any building there exists a balance point at which the solar radiation (Qsolar) and internal heat generation rate (Qint) exactly balance the heat losses from the building.

where UA is the product of overall heat transfer coefficient and heat transfer area of the building, Tin is the required indoor temperature and Tout.

The balance point used in HDD and CDD calculations is 65 °F, since that is a level where heating and cooling demand are minimal. However, the actual temperature where heating or cooling demand begins does vary by region because of differences in building.

Question: A Vacant Building In El Paso, Texas Has A Balance Point Temperature Of 65 O F And A Total Heat Transfer Coefficient Of Btu / (hr O F). Estimate The Annual Energy Required To Cool This Building Assuming Cooling Equipment Efficiency Of Find The Annual Electricity Cost To Cool The Building If Electricity Costs $ Per KW-hr.

Use Cooling.or write to Craftsman Book Company, Carlsbad, CA for a FREE CATALOG of over books, including how-to manuals, annual cost books, and estimating software. Visit our Website: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author wishes to express his appreciation to: Gregg Lapore and Trackware, for help with Chapter Manual D—Residential Duct System Procedure (Manual D) (Rutkowski a).

Conditioned air delivery to the space is controlled by the type and size of the air outlet. ACCA Manual T—Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings (Manual T) (Rutkowski b) provides the guidance on selecting the air outlet size and type.