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

Publication Type

Report

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-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.

Year of Publication

2009

Call Number

LBNL-1972E