ASHRAE Toolkit for Building Load Calculations

Curtis O. Pedersen, Daniel E. Fisher, Richard J. Liesen, Richard K. Strand

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The loads toolkit represents the third element of TC 4.7's toolkit trilogy. Following the primary and secondary system toolkits, it represents an important step in making computer technology available to a broader segment of ASHRAE engineers. One common characteristic of engineers is that they like to see and know how things work. This is why they generally are skeptical of black box calculation programs and why the toolkits are important. They make the underlying physics of the processes used in load and energy calculation procedures open and available for inspection and understanding. This paper describes the toolkit components and the their organization on the CD format being distributed by ASHRAE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-589
Number of pages7
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Issue numberPart 1
StatePublished - 2003
EventASHRAE 2003 Winter Meeting CD, Technical and Symposium Papers - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jan 1 2003Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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