American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

WLHP Systems in Commercial Buildings: A Case Study Analysis Based on a Dynamic Simulation Approach

Giovanni Barone, Annamaria Buonomano, Cesare Forzano and Adolfo Palombo

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.659.668

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 659-668

Abstract

In this study, the results of the performance analysis of a WLHP system applied to a large mall building located close to Naples (South Italy) is presented. The investigation was carried out through a purposely developed dynamic simulation model conceived for building-WLHP systems analyses. Through such computer tool, hourly, daily and seasonal system energy, economic and environmental assessments can obtained. For the developed case study the results of the WLHP system optimization procedure are also reported. A comparison of the modeled WLHP system Vs. traditional HVAC ones is also performed. Encouraging energy, economic and environmental results are achieved.

Copyright

© 2016 Giovanni Barone, Annamaria Buonomano, Cesare Forzano and Adolfo Palombo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.