All-Air HVAC
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Apply an All-Air template HVAC to a list of Honeybee Rooms.
All-air systems provide both ventilation and satisfaction of heating + cooling demand with the same stream of warm/cool air. As such, they often grant tight control over zone humidity. However, because such systems often involve the cooling of air only to reheat it again, they are often more energy intensive than systems that separate ventilation from the meeting of thermal loads.

Inputs

    rooms [Required]
    Honeybee Rooms to which the input template HVAC will be assigned. This can also be a Honeybee Model for which all conditioned Rooms will be assigned the HVAC system.
    system_type [Required]
    Text for the specific type of all-air system and equipment. The "HB All-Air HVAC Templates" component has a full list of the supported all-air system templates.
    vintage
    Text for the vintage of the template system. This will be used to set efficiencies for various pieces of equipment within the system. The "HB Building Vintages" component has a full list of supported HVAC vintages. (Default: ASHRAE_2019).
    name
    Text to set the name for the HVAC system and to be incorporated into unique HVAC identifier. If the name is not provided, a random name will be assigned.
    economizer
    Text to indicate the type of air-side economizer used on the HVAC system. Economizers will mix in a greater amount of outdoor air to cool the zone (rather than running the cooling system) when the zone needs cooling and the outdoor air is cooler than the zone. Choose from the options below. (Default: NoEconomizer).
      NoEconomizer
      DifferentialDryBulb
      DifferentialEnthalpy
      DifferentialDryBulbAndEnthalpy
      FixedDryBulb
      FixedEnthalpy
      ElectronicEnthalpy
    sensible_hr
    A number between 0 and 1 for the effectiveness of sensible heat recovery within the system. Typical values range from 0.5 for simple glycol loops to 0.81 for enthalpy wheels (the latter tends to be fiarly expensive for air-based systems). (Default: 0).
    latent_hr
    A number between 0 and 1 for the effectiveness of latent heat recovery within the system. Typical values are 0 for all types of heat recovery except enthalpy wheels, which can have values as high as 0.76. (Default: 0).
    dcv
    Boolean to note whether demand controlled ventilation should be used on the system, which will vary the amount of ventilation air according to the occupancy schedule of the zone. (Default: False).

Outputs

    report
    Script variable OSHVACSystems
    rooms
    The input Rooms with an all-air HVAC system applied.
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