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Smart HVAC Zoning For Residential Buildings


Abstract The concept of this thesis came up as a part of the efforts being devoted around the world to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, global warming and ozone layer depletion. In the United States, HVAC units in residential buildings consumed about 350 billion kWh in 2017 [1],[2]. Although HVAC manufacturers are investing in new technologies and more efficient products to reduce energy consumption, there is still room for further improvement.

One way of reducing cooling and heating energy in residential buildings is by allowing the centralized HVAC unit to supply conditioned air to only occupied portions of the house by applying smart HVAC zoning. According to the United States Energy Information Administration [3], the percentage of hou... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Fairag, Amr (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Bocanegra, Luis (Committee member) / Shuaib, Abdelrahman (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Cooling / HVAC / Residential / Smart / Zoning
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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