Single-Zone VAV Systems


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Recent changes to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 require single-zone VAV systems in some applications. This ENL will review these new requirements, discuss the benefits of single-zone VAV systems (energy savings, better part-load dehumidification, and lower part-load sound levels), identify common applications for this system, and discuss ways to address application-related challenges (air distribution, demand-controlled ventilation, and building pressure control). In addition, we intend to review a case study of a retrofit project where a constant-volume rooftop unit was replaced with a single-zone VAV unit.

Presenters: John Murphy and Eric Sturm

What you will learn:

  • The benefits of a single-zone VAV system
  • Recent changes to ASHRAE 90.1 that require single-zone VAV control
  • Typical challenges of applying a single-zone VAV system
  • How to apply design and control strategies to address these challenges