Building Level Analysis of Steam Heating vs Hot Water Heating

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This project evaluated the potential energy savings at the building level due to conversion from steam to a hot water heating system. Two buildings were selected: Student Community Center (SCC) containing space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) loads and Robbins Hall containing space heating, DHW and process (laboratory) loads. Calculations suggests savings of 20% and 48% over the baseline for Robbins Hall and SCC, respectively, which are primarily due to lower distribution losses and virtually negligible condensate loss.

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