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Thermal Effects of UBC Webber House Hydronic Hot Water Heating Wang, Haifeng


The new Webber House development in Wesbrook Village for UBC Properties Trust consists of a six story, 4,233 m² residential building with 36 suites over two parking levels. The energy model for this building was established to explore the optimal thermostat temperature range with the ultimate goal of saving energy and achieving occupants’ thermal comfort. Besides, the energy consumption end use was estimated. The energy model was developed using Sketch up, Open studio and energy plus with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard. Based on the results of the energy model, Scenario A not only can achieve highly thermal comfort for occupants, but also can provide up to 51% energy saving compared with Scenario B (upper bond). Future work needs to be focused on the energy model adjustment. Some factors such as infiltration rate, lighting power density would have some impacts on heating consumption. Thus, to make the energy model more accurate, these numbers needs to be verified after operation. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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