Load-dominated building

Load-dominated building

A building whose energy use is driven by internal loads like lighting, plug loads, and heat from people. Air conditioning that runs throughout the year in a cool or cold climate is probably load-dominated.
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* Internally load-dominated building with 100 people (standing), assumed latent load 250 Btu/h*person (73.3 W/person).
Therefore, in an internal load-dominated building, energy savings can usually be achieved by strategies that reduce the lighting load.
From the analysis of the impact of these variables on the simulation output, it was found that for internal load-dominated buildings, the effect of thermal mass was less than 10% of the total energy use since the envelope loads for such buildings are a very small percentage of the total loads, which mostly consist of occupancy, lighting, and plug loads.