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dc.contributor.authorLeivonen, Douglas Ericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:32:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:32:30Z
dc.date.issued1991-07-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03302010-020217en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41821
dc.description.abstract

A methodology is developed to evaluate residential energy cost reduction options in response to increasing concern over rising fuel costs and diminishing energy reserves. Energy use factors such as climate and local geographic features are identified and energy monitoring techniques are proposed.

A flexible, computer-based decision and risk analysis tool is developed as a tool for the economic comparison of energy saving options. Single- and multi-variable sensitivity analysis is performed. A multi-criteria optimization method is presented which includes performance and cost factors. An efficient HV AC control program is developed using multiple sensors and fully automatic control.

Finally, a case study of two energy saving alternatives is conducted for two cities in different climatic regions. The results show that the desirability of various energy saving options is a function of local climate conditions, rate of energy cost increase and predicted savings attributable to the options.

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dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V851_1991.L459.pdfen_US
dc.subjectSuburban homesen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V851 1991.L459en_US
dc.titleUtilization of performance and cost criteria in evaluating energy saving alternativesen_US
dc.typeMaster’s projecten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03302010-020217/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-03-30en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-03-30
dc.date.adate2010-03-30en_US


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