Air filter-associated fan energy consumption in variable air volume systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • Three methods have been developed to determine the filter-associated fan energy consumption. These methods are the hourly method, the segment method, and the BIN method. The hourly method calculates the hourly filter-associated fan power. The segment method estimates the lifespan filter-associated fan energy without conducting detailed AHU system simulation. The BIN method estimates the annual filter-associated fan energy without detailed filter installing date and detailed hourly AHU system simulation. These methods provide tools for detailed filter-associated fan energy simulation, the life-cycle cost analysis of energy efficient filters, and other engineering analysis purposes.

published proceedings

  • ASHRAE Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, M., Claridge, D. E., & Deng, S.

complete list of authors

  • Liu, M||Claridge, DE||Deng, S

publication date

  • July 2003