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Air Conditioning Systems : Design and Energy efficiency

Guan, Lisa & Chen, Guangnan (2012) Air Conditioning Systems : Design and Energy efficiency. In Anwar, S (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Taylor & Francis Books, London.

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    Abstract

    Air conditioning systems have become an integral part of many modern buildings. Proper design and operation of air conditioning systems have significant impact not only on the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings, but also on the thermal comfort and productivity of the occupants. In this paper, the purpose and need of installing air conditioning systems is first introduced. The methods used for the classification of air conditioning systems are then presented. This is followed by a discussion on the pros and cons of each type of the air conditioning systems, including both common and new air conditioning technologies. The procedures used to design air conditioning systems are also outlined, and the implications of air conditioning systems, including design, selection, operation and maintenance, on building energy efficiency is also discussed.

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    ID Code: 49321
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Air conditioning, System classification, Design procedures, System selection, Energy efficiency
    ISBN: 0-8493-3653-8
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis Books.
    Deposited On: 23 Mar 2012 11:59
    Last Modified: 02 May 2013 07:01

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