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MBPA Forum | Spring 2013

Central Air Conditioning in Northern Homes: MBPA Forum #6.1 from MN Building Performance Assn on Vimeo.

Here's Part 1 of the Minnesota Building Performance Association's Energy Forum on Central Air Conditioning, taught by Scott Pigg from the Energy Center of Wisconsin. Scott is a principal researcher at the Energy Center of Wisconsin, and has been involved with residential building-performance research for 25 years. Scott presents the results of several field studies involving residential central air conditioners in Wisconsin. You can also read his official report: http://www.ecw.org/prod/241-1.pdf Among other things, the studies looked at:
· How people actually use their central air conditioners
· The impact of refrigerant charge and airflow adjustment on field efficiency
· How system sizing affects energy consumption and indoor comfort
· The field performance of two-stage systems

This presentation covers a number of surprising observations and conclusions that can be made from these studies, and includes questions from Minnesota building performance professionals.

Central Air Conditioning in Northern Homes: MBPA Forum #6.2 from MN Building Performance Assn on Vimeo.

Here's Part 2 of the Minnesota Building Performance Association's Energy Forum on Central Air Conditioning, taught by Scott Pigg from the Energy Center of Wisconsin. Scott is a principal researcher at the Energy Center of Wisconsin, and has been involved with residential building-performance research for 25 years. Scott presents the results of several field studies involving residential central air conditioners in Wisconsin. You can also read his official report: http://www.ecw.org/prod/241-1.pdf Among other things, the studies looked at:
· How people actually use their central air conditioners
· The impact of refrigerant charge and airflow adjustment on field efficiency
· How system sizing affects energy consumption and indoor comfort
· The field performance of two-stage systems

This presentation covers a number of surprising observations and conclusions that can be made from these studies, and includes questions from Minnesota building performance professionals.

Central Air Conditioning in Northern Homes: MBPA Forum #6.3 from MN Building Performance Assn on Vimeo.

Here's Part 3 of the Minnesota Building Performance Association's Energy Forum on Central Air Conditioning, taught by Scott Pigg from the Energy Center of Wisconsin. Scott is a principal researcher at the Energy Center of Wisconsin, and has been involved with residential building-performance research for 25 years. Scott presents the results of several field studies involving residential central air conditioners in Wisconsin. You can also read his official report: http://www.ecw.org/prod/241-1.pdf Among other things, the studies looked at:
· How people actually use their central air conditioners
· The impact of refrigerant charge and airflow adjustment on field efficiency
· How system sizing affects energy consumption and indoor comfort
· The field performance of two-stage systems

This presentation covers a number of surprising observations and conclusions that can be made from these studies, and includes questions from Minnesota building performance professionals.

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