Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings Study Conducted for Department of the Army. Volume II. Technical Report.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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A study of the use of solar energy for the heating and cooling of buildings at Army installations was conducted with two principal objectives 1 the preliminary design of a solar heating system for retrofitting on an existing building and 2 the evaluation of solar system concepts for the combined heating and cooling of a building in the construction planning phase. A two story administration building at Fort Belvoir, Virginia was selected for the retrofit heating only application and a single story classroom building planned for Fort Huachuca, Arizona was selected for the evaluation of combined solar heating and cooling system concepts. In both applications, the solar energy was absorbed by roof mounted, flat-plate collectors, heating a circulating water flow which was collected in large thermal storage tanks until needed. Assessments were made of the principal technologies associated with solar collectors, thermal energy storage, and cooling by means of solar energy. Implementation plans for follow-on phases describing further design activities, schedules, and cost estimates are provided for both the Fort Belvoir and Fort Huachuca Buildings.
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- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating