Saving electricity and reducing GHG emissions with ECM furnace motors: results from the CCHT and projections to various houses and locations

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ConferenceProceedings, ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildngs 2004, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy: 01 August 2004, Pacific Grove, CA., U.S.A.
Pages129140; # of pages: 12
Subjectvariable drive DC motors, residential application, system integration, energy performance, savings, side-by-side house testing; Housing technology
AbstractTwo identical houses, a test house and a reference house, were used to compare the effects of energy efficient furnace motors on electricity and natural gas use by replacing the standard motor furnace in the test house with an electronically commutated motor (ECM). Electricity and natural gas use was assessed for a wide range of space heating and air conditioning weather for both continuous and non-continuous circulation. The HOT2000 energy simulation model was used to project the annual energy savings of energy-efficient furnace motors for a variety of houses and climates.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45419
NPARC number20377421
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