Monitoring energy performance of air conditioners in classrooms

Guan, Li-Shan & Bell, John M. (2010) Monitoring energy performance of air conditioners in classrooms. In Teng, J.G. (Ed.) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization ISCU 2010, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Construction and Land Use, China, Hong Kong, pp. 1915-1924.

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Air quality and temperatures in classrooms are important factors influencing the student learning process. To improve the thermal comfort of classrooms for Queensland State Schools, Queensland Government initiated the "Cooler Schools Program". One of the key objectives under this program was to develop low energy cooling systems as an alternative to high energy demand conventioanl split system of air conditioning (AC) systems. In order to compare and evaluate the energy performance of different types of air conditioners installed in classrooms, monitoring systems were installed in a state primary school located in the greater outer urban area of Brisbane, Australia. It was found that the installation of monitoring systems could have a significant impact on the accuracy of the data being collected. By comparing the estimated energy efficiency ratio (EER)for four qualified air conditioners included in this study, it was also found that AC6, a hybrid air conditioner newly developed by the Queensland Department of Public Works (DPW), had the best energy performance, although the current data were not able to show the full advantages of the system.

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ID Code: 40981
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Monitoring Systems, Energy Use, Energy Efficiency, Air Conditioners
ISBN: 9789881731104
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Systems Design (120404)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Faculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2011 00:05
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 20:01

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