AS 5389 (-int) has been revised and is open for public comments. Comments will be closing on the 26 August 2016.
DR AS 5389:2016 Space heating and cooling and ventilation systems – Calculation of energy consumption has been developed with the objective of providing manufacturers, regulators and conformity assessment bodies with a means of evaluating the annual energy performance of solar heating and cooling systems and ventilation systems for domestic and commercial buildings, with or without inclusion of hot water supplied.
The standard provides a test methodology for characterising the performance of:
The performance calculation then compares the annual energy use of representative buildings with conventional reference appliances to the same building with the nominated appliances. The performance is determined for a range of climatic conditions using the TRNSYS simulation program. It was released for public comment on 24 June 2016. Download the performance calculation
For copies of the software files, including weather data, that will be provided with the standard, please contact us.
Comments are invited on the technical content, wording and general arrangement of the draft. The method for submission of comment on this document is to register and fill in an online form via Standards Hub website. Instructions and examples of comment submission are available on the website. Please use the following link to comment: https://sapc.standards.org.au/sapc/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action
This presents an opportunity for new technologies to heat, cool and ventilate. The method allows for these technologies to fit into government support programs, and helps in communication and marketing efforts to show how products will save money and improve comfort.
We are an independent group of experts dedicated to supplying knowledge to design, implement, and simulate renewable energy, energy efficiency, and building performance. We are experts in the use of TRNSYS simulation software package for modelling transient thermal systems such as hot water systems and buildings. EnergyAE is the Australian distributor for the software and is authorised to sell the full TRNSYS licences on behalf the developers in Madison Wisconsin . We also provide TRNSYS training, both in-person, and via our online platform TRNSYS GURU.
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