Chapter 8

HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis

When selecting and designing HVAC systems that will serve a particular building, modeling the building accurately is one of the key criteria in getting it right. The majority of your time during the mechanical design phase of a project can be spent on correctly modeling the building in a load-simulating program, such as Trane TRACE 700 or Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP).

Although these programs are essential to you, the mechanical designer, setting up the building accurately within these programs often can be a tedious task. Each space is set up individually, and typically the physical construction and use of each space will be different. Alterations to the building design or space usage ...

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