This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) are working with industry stakeholders to develop voluntary national guidelines that will improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs.
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Don't get fooled into buying a more expensive and complex system if what you really need is a dehumidifier.
Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation framework to analyze performance data from four demonstration sites; and production of a new simulation capability that enables modeling of TES integrated with packaged AC in EnergyPlus. This report includes the evaluation framework and analysis results from the project.
Whether you choose a refrigerant-based or a desiccant-based system, dehumidifiers use energy and produce waste heat.
This module considers the development of VRF systems and newer implementations for producing higher temperature hot water for hydronic heating systems
"Proper design and specification of VAV terminals or fan coils can be quite challenging as there are many items that must be considered, including perimeter zone needs, motor types, discharge air temperatures, energy consumption, as well as compliance with local codes and current standards. One item in particular seems to make the selection process that much more difficult—the coils."