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Parametric Analysis of Active and Passive Building Thermal Storage Utilization*

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Guo Zhou, Moncef Krarti

University of Colorado at Boulder, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0428

Gregor P. Henze

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Architectural Engineering, Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0681

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(1), 37-46 (Feb 07, 2005) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1824110 History: Received April 27, 2004; Revised April 29, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Plan view of office building
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Weekday occupancy and lighting schedule
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Central chilled water plant configuration
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Temperature and electricity consumption profile of a light mass and a heavy mass building
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(a) Temperature, state-of-charge, and (b) electricity use profile of optimal combined thermal storage control under strong and normal incentive rates
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Temperature and electricity use profile of optimal combined thermal storage control in Phoenix and Minneapolis
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Zone PMV and temperature profiles (a) without and (b) with comfort penalty optimal control
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(a) Control variables and (b) electricity use profiles of optimal combined thermal storage for two central plant sizes
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(a) Air flow rate and (b) electricity use profile of optimal combined thermal storage control with and without economizer

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