Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

TitleMonitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEvan Mills, Paul A Mathew
Call NumberLBNL-1972E
Abstract

HVAC systems that are designed without properly accounting for equipment load variation across laboratory spaces in a facility can significantly increase simultaneous heating and cooling, particularly for systems that use zone reheat for temperature control. This best practice guide describes the problem of simultaneous heating and cooling resulting from load variations, and presents several technological and design process strategies to minimize it.

This guide is one in a series created by the Laboratories for the 21st century (Labs21) program, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Geared towards architects, engineers, and facilities managers, these guides provide information about technologies and practices to use in designing, constructing, and operating safe, sustainable, high-performance laboratories.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-1972E