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Cold climate heat pump models for EnergyPlus

asked 2021-09-29 17:02:35 -0500

ChristianKohler's avatar

updated 2022-02-06 12:13:42 -0500


I'm doing some residential modeling for cold climates (Chicago) and was wondering if there are examples out there for cold climate heat pumps (mini-split or central) that I can use. I am aware of the NEEP Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump list, but I'm looking for IDF models with the correct curves.



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Hi @ChristianKohler did you ever find or develop EnergyPlus residential models with Cold Climate ASHPs? I am looking for an example of a working IDF as well. Thanks in advance if you can share something!

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answered 2021-09-30 20:33:40 -0500

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Hi Christian, I'm currently using Trane Trace 3D+ and they offer cold climate heat pumps as part of the VRF air-cooled outdoor unit options. They have 2 cold climate options, heat pump and heat recovery.

You might try contacting them through this link:

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