General knowledge of HVAC engineering principles and MS Windows software applications.
Practicing engineers involved in the design, specification and analysis of commercial HVAC systems/equipment. Instructional tool in colleges and universities. Design/build contractors, HVAC contractors, facility engineers, energy service consultants and other professionals involved in the design and analysis of commercial building HVAC systems. Useful for new design, retrofit and energy conservation work.
Building geometry, envelope construction, internal heat gains and their schedules; equipment components, configurations, controls and efficiencies; utility rates.
Over 50 design, and energy analysis reports and graphs document hourly, daily, monthly and annual energy and cost performance and are available to view or print. Design reports provide system sizing information, check figures, component loads and building temperatures. Simulation reports provide hourly, daily, monthly and annual performance data. All reports can be exported for use in word processors and spreadsheets. Energy costs can be calculated using complex utility rates which consider all of the common billing mechanisms for energy use, fuel use and demand.
HAP balances ease of use with technical sophistication. Technical features are comparable to DOE 2.1; comparison studies with DOE 2.1 have yielded good correlation. The Windows graphical user interface, report features, data management features, on-line help system and printed documentation combine to provide an efficient, easy to use tool. HAP can receive equipment performance data via electronic link from Carrier equipment selection tools.