This Strategy Guideline covers the pros and cons of compact air distribution systems and the decision criteria that must be considered early in the whole-house design process.read publication
To illustrate the air distribution basics and the issues faced when implementing a robust duct design methodology for an energy efficient house, two theoretical houses that meet the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) prescriptive path were modeled.read publication
This guide discusses the concept of partnering in residential new construction and how it applies to achieving least-cost solutions for higher performance housing. IBACOS produced this guideline as part of its work with the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.
Right-sizing of a residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system involves the selection of equipment and the design of the air distribution system to meet the accurate predicted heating and cooling loads of a house. This Strategy Guideline follows the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Manual S—Residential Equipment Selection to describe what information is needed and how to use that information to initially select the equipment for a properly designed HVAC system.read publication
The heating and cooling load calculation is the first step of the iterative HVAC design procedure; a full HVAC design involves more than the just the load estimate calculation. Right-sizing the HVAC system, selecting HVAC equipment and designing the air distribution system to meet the accurate predicted heating and cooling loads, begins with an accurate understanding of the heating and cooling loads on a space.read publication