ERIC Number: ED035214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Possible Economies in Air-Conditioning by Accepting Temperature Swings.
Loudon, A. G.; Petherbridge, P.
Public building air conditioning systems, which use constant and varying heat and cooling loads, are compared and investigated. Experiments indicated that constant temperature controls based on outside air temperature alone were inefficient. Ventilating a building with outside air and the methods of doing so are cited as being the most economical and efficient. Methods of calculating the thermal input and response of buildings are given. The influence of window treatments, air conditioning system sizes, building weight, construction, and designs are compared in conjunction with naturally ventilated and fully air conditioned environments. Diagrams and comparative charts are included. (TG)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Climate Control, Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Economic Research, Electrical Systems, Equipment, Heating, Operating Expenses, Solar Radiation, Structural Elements (Construction), 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