Residential total energy system installation at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

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ConferenceWorld Energy Engineering Congress: 15 August 2007, Atlanta, GA.
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjectresidential total energy system, cogeneration, ground source heat pump, Canadian Centre for Housing; Housing technology
AbstractThis paper describes a demonstration project that examined the feasibility of distributed cogeneration to satisfy the total energy needs of a house. It presents operational results of the heat pump system in heating mode. The residential total energy system consisted of: two one-ton ground source heat pumps; an air handler for supplemental/back-up heating; a natural gas fired hot water tank; an indirect domestic hot water tank; and, a multistage thermostat. The bore-field for the heat pumps consisted of three vertical wells arranged to suit a typical suburban landscape. Two of the wells served the heat pumps and the third well was arranged between the other two to sink the waste heat from a future cogeneration unit. The heat pump system was sized to satisfy the cooling load in Canada's heat dominated climate, leaving room in the operation of the system to accept waste heat from the cogeneration unit, either directly or indirectly, by recycling the heat through the ground to the heat pumps.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50273
NPARC number20377104
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