Analysis Platform

Technical and economic performance estimation for building heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, including power generating options such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, and cogeneration. Based on representative loads in residential and commercial sectors. Focus on HVAC, aggregated electric, and integrated systems.

Keywords

heating, cooling, and SWH equipment, commercial buildings

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Moderate.

Users

N/A

Audience

Building end-use analysts, engineers, policy analysts.

Input

Building loads (selected from library, electric and fossil fuel rates, weather parameters, type of equipment, equipment operating parameters, and operating schedules. Allows detailed specification of equipment behavior, or use of default data. Data options correspond to selectable skills levels.

Output

Hourly outputs of energy and other performance parameters; monthly, seasonal, costs for fuel and other economic variables; graphical displays; side-by-side comparisons of alternatives; emissions impacts; user-designated reports.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible, with DOS.

Programming Language

C

Strengths

Simple to use, rapid analysis of hourly energy using consistent loads; can analyze large number of systems; built-in libraries of rates, building loads, equipment performance parameters.

Weaknesses

Equipment simulation only; no building interaction; works only with plant loads.

Contact

Company:

Arthur D. Little Inc.

Address:

20 Acorn Park
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
United States

Telephone:

(617) 498-5887

Facsimile:

(617) 498-7206

E-mail:

Website:

Availability

Contact technical contact; free to DOE contractors.