SIMPLIFIED RESIDENTIAL COOLING CALCULATION PROCEDURE: THE REM METHOD. Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • A simplified, annual cooling calculation procedure has been developed as part of the Residential Energy Manual (REM). Cooling calculations are regionally specific but stem from the same unified methodology. Both sensible and latent cooling loads are addressed. Cooling issues handled by the method include: arbitrary amounts of thermal mass, shading, solar and internal gains, ventilation, ventilation and cooling setpoints, auxiliary energy requirements, and control strategies. The technical basis for the method and the means of development using SERI/RES building energy simulation are presented.

author list (cited authors)

  • Derickson, R. G., Holtz, M. J., & Claridge, D. E.

publication date

  • December 1984