Benchmarking twin houses and assessment of the energy performance of two gas combo heating systems

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Conference9th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology: 27 February 2003, Vancouver, B.C.
Pages365381; # of pages: 17
Subjecttwin-house testing, residential gas combo heating systems, combination space heating and water heating, energy measurements, consumption, space heating, water heating, energy performance
AbstractA research project was undertaken at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology to benchmark the energy performance of twin houses and assess the relative energy performance of two different natural gas combo systems. Commissioning and benchmarking of the twin house facility was performed in preparation for these first experiments with the combo systems. One gas combo heating system consisted of a conventional water heater that provided domestic hot water directly and space heating through a heating coil in an air handler that was connected to the house's forced air distribution system. The second gas combo was connected in the same way, but featured condensing gas technology. Both units were installed in parallel to the reference equipment in the same house ? a conventional hot water heater and a condensing gas furnace.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number38459
NPARC number20378626
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