Using simulation to validate and optimise the design of a hybrid solar-GCHP system

M. Kummert, M. Bernier, M. Roy

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Abstract

Detailed TRNSYS simulations are used to validate and optimize the design of a hybrid ground-coupled heating plant including solar thermal collectors in three buildings (187 housing units total). The HVAC system design is constrained by several factors, including pre-existing equipment and funding opportunities for particular options. The TRNSYS simulation uses building loads that were calculated in an earlier stage of the design process with DOE-2. In order to use realistic temperature levels, a global heat exchange coefficient for radiators and floor heating is estimated. The long-term system performance is analyzed for the selected design, which does not follow conventional design rules. The system provides 33% of the total heating load from renewable energy on a yearly basis (average performance over 20 years of operation).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IBPSA-Canada's 4th Biennial Building Performance Simulation Conference (eSim 2006)
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Solar system
Radiators
Systems analysis
Heating
Temperature
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • simulation
  • building simulation
  • building design
  • construction engineering

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Kummert, M., Bernier, M., & Roy, M. (2006). Using simulation to validate and optimise the design of a hybrid solar-GCHP system. In Proceedings of IBPSA-Canada's 4th Biennial Building Performance Simulation Conference (eSim 2006)
Kummert, M. ; Bernier, M. ; Roy, M. / Using simulation to validate and optimise the design of a hybrid solar-GCHP system. Proceedings of IBPSA-Canada's 4th Biennial Building Performance Simulation Conference (eSim 2006). 2006.
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