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dc.contributor.authorMcDaniel, Matthew Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06162011-004453en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33610
dc.description.abstractThe work presented in this thesis focuses on reducing the energy demand of a residential building by using a coupled ground-source heat pump/energy recovery ventilation (GSHP-ERV) system to present a novel approach to space condition and domestic hot water supply for a residence. The proposed system is capable of providing hot water on-demand with a high coefficient of performance (COP), thus eliminating the need for a hot water storage tank and circulation system while requiring little power consumption. The necessary size of the proposed system and the maximum and normal heating and cooling loads for the home were calculated based on the assumptions of an energy efficient home, the assumed construction specifications, and the climate characteristics of the Blacksburg, Virginia region. The results from the load analysis were used to predict energy consumption and costs associated with annual operations.The results for the predicted heating annual energy consumption and costs for the GSHP-ERV system were compared to an air-source heat pump and a natural gas furnace. On average, it was determined that the proposed system was capable of reducing annual energy consumption by 56-78% over air-source heat pumps and 85-88% over a natural gas furnace. The proposed GSHP-ERV system reduced costs by 45-61% over air-source heat pump systems and 52-58% over natural gas furnaces. The annual energy consumption and costs associated with cooling were not calculated as cooling accounts for a negligible portion (6%) of the total annual energy demand for a home in Blacksburg.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMcDaniel_ML_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectenergy recovery ventilatoren_US
dc.subjectGround-source heat pumpen_US
dc.subjectbuilding energy demanden_US
dc.titleProposed Design for a Coupled Ground-Source Heat Pump/Energy Recovery Ventilator System to Reduce Building Energy Demanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBattaglia, Francineen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNain, Amrinderen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHuxtable, Scott T.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06162011-004453/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-06-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-07-29
dc.date.adate2011-07-29en_US


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