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This current awareness service is prepared by the WSU Energy Program Library with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. This information is provided for energy professionals and interested members of the public to highlight recent energy-related news, articles, and reports that discuss energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable sources of energy in engineering and policy circles.


All posts tagged 'Ducts'

Check out all of the posts tagged with 'Ducts' below. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Efficiency In The Round [VAV systems ductwork]

Engineered Systems, Oct. 2015, by Eugene Smithart.

"When it comes to ductwork for VAV systems, could the shortest path to better air handling cost and efficiencies be round (or spiral)? Aided by static regain and streamlined installation, here's the case for no more corners."

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Technology Solutions Case Study: Overcoming Comfort Issues Due to Reduced Flow Room Air Mixing

U.S. Department of Energy, Building America, March 2015.

"The U.S. Department of Energy Building America team IBACOS studied when HVAC equipment is downsized and ducts are unaltered to determine conditions that could cause a supply air delivery problem and to evaluate the feasibility of modifying the duct systems using minimally invasive strategies to improve air distribution."

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Duct Dynasty: Residential Duct-leakage Testing

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News, June 15, 2015, by David Richardson.

"HVAC professionals across the country are experiencing a recent change that is driven by energy codes. This change is related to duct-leakage testing on new and often retrofitted HVAC systems."

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Making the Case for Zero-Leak Ducts

Journal of Light Construction, Apr. 2014, by Mike MacFarland.

"Installing ducted distribution systems that fully contain and deliver all of the air that moves through to the intended locations offers many benefits for the builder, homeowner, installing contractor, and the environment."

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