[Equest-users] Infra -red heating garage

Hector Lamprea hector.lamprea at fundyeng.com
Fri Sep 14 11:41:50 PDT 2012

Thanks Stormy,

I guess this a good estimate,  however I would like to show saving over a furnace system ( Most of the Infra-red pipes manufacturers  claim between 30 to 50 % energy saving over a conventional furnace system )

Hector Lampra, P. Eng, LEED AP, CEM

From: Stormy L. Shanks [mailto:shankssl at kjww.com]
Sent: September-14-12 3:36 PM
To: Hector Lamprea; equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: RE: Infra -red heating garage

Hi, Hector - I recently did this for a LEED submission and had to do an exceptional calculation. There isn't a method of modeling infrared heating directly in eQUEST. I modeled it as electrical baseboard heat and assigned a sub-meter to report the kWh used by the baseboard system in the space. Once I figured out the energy usage in kWh used by the baseboard, I converted it to natural gas therms and then divided by the average efficiency of the infrared system. I submitted a narrative explaining this, and the LEED reviewer accepted the calculation method. I'm sure there are more accurate (and more time-consuming) methods for modeling it, though.

Stormy Shanks, PE
Mechanical Engineer

From: equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org<mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org> [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org]<mailto:[mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org]> On Behalf Of Hector Lamprea
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 1:27 PM
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Subject: [Equest-users] Infra -red heating garage

Hi Guys,

Any idea how to simulate a infra-red tube heating system for a garage.


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