Development of a Software Design Tool
CX(s) Applied: A9
Location(s): Hartford, Connecticut
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
The University of Hartford is proposing a project to "develop a stand-alone software tool for the design and economic analysis of hybrid geothermal heat pump systems for heating and cooling dominated buildings using solar collectors in both operating modes. An economic analysis module will be included in the software tool used on a methodology for direct capital cost comparisons and allow for simple payback and life-cycle cost analyses to be performed to aid design engineers in their decision-making process in evaluating geothermal heat pump systems."