The Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning system for this ten (10) story (400,000 S.F.) office building is of unique design. The only form of heat in the building is 1400 radiant ceiling panels of 500 watts each located around the perimeter of the building. The supply air for cooling is controlled by a variable air volume system. This supply air is delivered to exterior and interior zones. Variable air volume boxes serve both of these zones and the boxes are controlled by wall mounted thermostats. These thermostats are located on a 30 foot by 30 foot grid system. With this type of control, the HVAC system is able to respond to heat loss or gain of the building due to weather, people, lights, and solar heat gain.
Edison Electric Institute AXCESS Energy Program was run on this building before it was built based on consulting engineers data. These estimated usages for lights and HVAC equipment are given in this paper. The actual metered usage will be compared to this estimated usage. Discussion has been included to explain the differences that exist.
Murry, Milton J., "Community Federal Office Center -- A Unique HVAC System" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 373, pp. 233-236.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Building Energy Usage
© 1978 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.
12 Oct 1978