Multi-Apartment Air Conditioning

TYPICAL AIRCONDITIONING CAPACITIES

For this post the following RoT’s have been used.

Apartment sizes:

  • Studio and single apartments:         50 m2
  • Double bedroom apartments:          70 m2
  • 3 room apartment                                 90 m2

Cooling load rule of thumb of 150 W/m2 (GTH)

‘Day/Night’ Zoning (Day zone @ 70% floor area10% floor area non air conditioned.

The following apartment cooling capacities can be determined:

  • Studio and single apartments:         50 m2 = Capacity = 4.7 kWr
  • Double bedroom apartments:          70 m2 = Capacity = 6.6 kWr
  • 3 room apartment                                 90 m2 = Capacity = 8.5 kWr

Air conditioning heat loads must be undertaken with reputable software (typically A.C.A.D.S CAMEL, in Australia).

Heat load analysis is worthy of a separate post (Go To Apartment Design Guide Post)

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