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  • Copyright 2018 ASHRAE. Today, sizing HVAC systems plays an important role in the building design process, requiring an accurate method in order to avoid problems from over- or under-sized systems. To date, there have been five peak cooling load methods published by ASHRAE, including: the Total Equivalent Temperature Difference/Time Averaging Method, the Transfer Function Method, the Cooling Load Temperature Difference/Solar Cooling Load/Cooling Load Factor Method, the Heat Balance Method, and the Radiant Time Series Method. This study provides a thorough review of the five methods with respect to their history and summarizes the method differences that can lead to inaccurate sensible cooling load calculations.

published proceedings

  • Science and Technology for the Built Environment

author list (cited authors)

  • Mao, C., Baltazar, J., & Haberl, J. S.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM