Energy efficiency uncertainty in environmentally conscious design

Jeffrey T. Mikulina, Zhu D. Yu, Deborah L Thurston

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Abstract

Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of environmentally conscious design. Uncertainty in energy efficiency can impact both operating costs and environmental damage such as global warming. This paper presents a spreadsheet-based decision tool for helping engineers make tradeoff decisions under uncertainty. An example of air conditioning chillers utilizing alternative refrigerants illustrates how the tool can help factor in the effect of uncertainty on the rank ordering of alternative designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages213-218
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE - Oak Brook, IL, USA
Duration: May 4 1998May 6 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE
CityOak Brook, IL, USA
Period5/4/985/6/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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