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Housing

  1. A Manufacturer’s guide to High Performance CSA P.9 Tested Combos
    Download Full Document (PDF document 1.57 MB) The primary purpose of this document is to provide manufacturers of condensing on-demand water heaters with a route to developing combination systems...
  2. Summer shading performance at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Gusdorf (Consultant) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) J. Sager (NRCan) Publication date: March 24, 2011 Discussion Maximizing free passive solar space heating should be...
  3. The zone saver field trial: Utility controlled demand response with residential zoned cooling
    Authors: D. Mountain (McMaster University) T. Strack (Strack and Associates) W. Zhou (McMaster University) B. Lomanawski (NRCan) Publication date: December 2011 The ZoneComfort® (ZC)...
  4. Performance Assessment of a high velocity zoned combination system at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) Publication date: May 2013 Zoned high velocity combination systems combine the provision of space heating and domestic...
  5. An assessment of peak demand reductions and energy savings of a high velocity centrally zoned combination system at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) R. Glazer (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) T. Strack (Strack and Associates) Publication date: September 2014 Zoned high-velocity combination systems combine the...
  6. Advanced Residential Load Reduction Pilot Project – A field trial of centrally zoned forced air systems
    Authors: D. Mountain (McMaster University) T. Strack (Strack and Associates)J. Sager (NRCan) Publication date: March, 2011The ZoneComfort® (ZC) technology enables occupants of suitably...
  7. Solar Ready Guidelines for Solar Domestic Hot Water and Photovoltaic Systems
    Download Full Document (PDF document) Natural Resources CanadaCanmetENERGY Ottawa CETC Number ISBN Number: 978-1-100-20633-2 / 2012-04-25 The Solar Ready Guidelines specify a number of design...

Refrigeration

  1. Using CO2 for Cold Distribution at a Loblaw Supermarket
    Download Full Document (PDF, 1.6 MB) Authors: Chantal Leroy and Daniel Giguère, Natural Resources Canada               Michael Ross, RER CETC number: 2014-198 Publication date: 2014-10-27...

Heat Pumps

  1. Cooling and Heating Season Performance Assessment of a cold climate air source heat pump at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) Publication date: September 2013Cold climate air source heat pumps (CC-ASHPs) are high efficiency heating and cooling...
  2. Cooling and Heating Season Performance Assessment of a mini-split cold climate air source heat pump at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M.Thomas (NRCan) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) J. Gusdorf (Consultant) Publication date: September 18, 2014 Cold climate air source heat pumps (CC-ASHPs...
  3. Capturing the Value of Thermal Energy: Innovations in Ejector Technology from CanmetENERGY
    Download Full Document (PDF, 531 KB) Authors: Jacques Martel and Dinesh Parakh, Natural Resources Canada CETC number: 2014-230 Publication date: 2015-01-13 Abstract: Ejectors are thermally...