The application of the parametric analysis for improved energy design of a ground source heat pump for residential buildings
2013 (English)In: Energy and Buildings, ISSN 0378-7788, Vol. 63, 119-128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Energy use in buildings represents a major share of the overall energy used in developed countries. The reduction of the energy demand and the efficient energy use are often seen as feasible ways for a more sustainable energy use in the built environment. Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are efficient systems to supply heating and cooling energy to buildings but their design is critical for their performance. Furthermore, their performance depends on the cooling and heating demand and on the environmental conditions. The need for the end-use energy for a building supplied with GSHP has been studied with regard to four parameters in two different locations. The effect of two building performance parameters, roof and external walls insulation, and of two parameters affecting the performance of GSHP, boreholes spacing and number of boreholes, have been investigated by means of factorial analysis. Results show that from an energy point of view the optimal configurations of the boreholes change depending on the variation of building parameters such as insulation. The methodology proposed allows to quantify the impact of different design configurations on the need for end-use energy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 63, 119-128 p.
Parametric analysis, GSHP, Energy, Residential buildings
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105421DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.03.050ISI: 000320909500012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877789247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-105421DiVA: diva2:571011
FunderFormasVinnovaSwedish Research Council
QC 20130812. Updated from submitted to published.2012-11-212012-11-212015-05-07Bibliographically approved