ERIC Number: ED035212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Energy Consumption and Cost in Large Air-Conditioned Buildings. An Interim Report.
Milbank, N. O.
Two similarly large buildings and air conditioning systems are comparatively analyzed as to energy consumption, costs, and inefficiency during certain measured periods of time. Building design and velocity systems are compared to heating, cooling, lighting and distribution capabilities. Energy requirements for pumps, fans and lighting are found to be the major contributors to operating costs. This analysis suggests a method of obtaining reliable estimates of energy consumption and costs so architects and clients may become aware of the implications of their environmental control and design decisions. Charts and graphs are used to analyze the problem; a reference list is supplied. (TG)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Equipment, Building Design, Climate Control, Comparative Analysis, Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Controlled Environment, Electrical Systems, Environmental Influences, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Facility Case Studies, Heating, Lighting, Maintenance, Operating Expenses, Refrigeration, Solar Radiation, Temperature, Thermal Environment, Ventilation
Publications Officer, Building Research Station, Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, Herts, England (single copies free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts (England). Building Research Station.
Identifiers: Building Research Station (England)
Note: Paper presented at the IHVE/BRS Symposium 'Thermal environment in modern buildings - aspects affecting the design team', February 29, 1968