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An Energy Saver Called NECAPOne of the most comprehensive and most effective programs is NECAP, an acronym for NASA Energy Cost Analysis Program. Developed by Langley Research Center, NECAP operates according to heating/cooling calculation procedures formulated by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The program enables examination of a multitude of influences on heat flow into and out of buildings. For example, NECAP considers traditional weather patterns for a given locale and predicts the effects on a particular building design of sun, rain, wind, even shadows from other buildings. It takes into account the mass of structural materials, insulating values, the type of equipment the building will house, equipment operating schedules, heat by people and machinery, heat loss or gain through windows and other openings and a variety of additional details. NECAP ascertains how much energy the building should require ideally, aids selection of the most economical and most efficient energy systems and suggests design and operational measures for reducing the building's energy needs. Most importantly, NECAP determines cost effectiveness- whether an energy-saving measure will pay back its installation cost through monetary savings in energy bills. thrown off
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Document Type
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1979
Subject Category
Technology Utilization and Surface Transportation
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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