Margraves, Charles; Ranjan, Reetesh
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Commercial buildings such as educational and commercial offices require large amounts of fresh air to maintain the indoor air quality as required by the building codes. This raises the energy costs of the buildings, especially when the number of occupants are large. In order to reduce the energy costs, traditionally, energy is recovered from the outgoing exhaust air to the incoming fresh air by use of various energy recovery technologies. The proposed advanced energy recovery system consists of desiccant, and heat wheels along with an indirect evaporative cooler (M-cycle). When this system is integrated into the air-conditioning system of the building it has a potential to significantly reduce the energy costs, and pave the way for use of PV/T panels to make the building a zero energy building.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Commercial buildings--Energy conservation; HVAC systems
xiii, 84 leaves
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