Template All-air HVAC definitions.
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.
- HVAC_TYPES_DICT: A dictionary containing pointers to the classes of each
HVAC system. The keys of this dictionary are the names of the HVAC classes (eg. ‘VAV’).
- EQUIPMENT_TYPES_DICT: A dictionary containing pointers to the classes of
the HVAC systems. The keys of this dictionary are the names of the HVAC systems as they appear in the OpenStudio standards gem and include the specific equipment in the system (eg. ‘VAV chiller with gas boiler reheat’).