[Bldg-sim] eQuest DCV and fan mode

Karen Walkerman kwalkerman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 20:37:56 PST 2008

Hello.  I'm working late tonight and have come across something a little
strange.  If someone could explain this to me, I'd appreciate it.

I am modeling a building with system type PVVT (heat pump).  Indoor fan mode
during occupied hours is intermittent, night cycle control is enabled.  All
other defaults from the design development wizard are intact.

I set up a parametric run to evaluate energy savings from demand control
ventilation, and... my energy use increases!  Most of the increase is seen
in boiler energy for adding heat to the loop.  I understand that the
ventilation air may need to be heated when the heat pump is not running, but
I wouldn't think that this would put such a load on the boiler, especially
because the overall energy energy needed to condition ventilation air should
be reduced.

Any light on this issue is appreciated.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.onebuilding.org/pipermail/bldg-sim-onebuilding.org/attachments/20080121/71da0fe3/attachment.htm>

More information about the Bldg-sim mailing list