Comparing central and split air-conditioning systems

Hongxing Yang, J. Burnett, K. Lau, Lin Lu

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The energy consumption and life-cycle costs between a split system and a central system in a 29-story high-rise office building was compared in terms of initial cost, maintenance/operation costs among other factors. It was found that for large-scale buildings with a high cooling load, a central air-conditioning system should be used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalASHRAE Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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