Conventional Mechanical Systems for Efficient Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems


This chapter provides a concise overview of mechanical systems used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in residential and commercial applications with emphasis on energy efficient equipment. Components and systems considered include vapor compression systems, chill water systems, heat rejection systems, radiant heating systems, gasfired heating systems, ventilation systems, design processes and strategies, equipment sizing, review of codes and standards, system integration, and future trends of these technologies. The focus of the chapter is on primary mechanical HVAC systems.

3.2Cooling Vapor Compression Systems
3.3Absorption Cooling Systems
3.4Mechanical Cooling Equipment — Chillers
3.5Heat Rejection Equipment
3.6Recommendations for Chiller System Operation in Commercial Buildings
3.7Cooling by Desiccant Equipment
3.8Summary for Cooling Equipment
3.9Heat Generation and Transfer Equipment
3.10Secondary Equipment: Air Handling Units
3.11High Efficiency System Integration
3.12Future Trends of HVAC Mechanical Systems

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