Thesis / Dissertation

Optimization of Sustainable Residential Heating and Cooling Systems

Hansani Yasodara Weeratunge, Saman Halgamuge (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Increased attention has been given to energy efficient, renewable energy systems for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) in buildings as these often account for 40% or more of the total building energy consumption. Among them, Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) are becoming increasingly attractive due to their reliability, low environmental impact and high efficiency when compared to conventional HVAC systems. However, their uptake has been limited due to the high initial cost involved in the drilling of boreholes for exchanging heat with the ground via HPDE (high density polyethileine) pipes. In addition, their system performance may also decline over long operating horizons if th..

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