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The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other than the control system and compare the temperature measurements from the first location with expected temperature measurements. The expected temperature measurements are based at least in part upon past temperature measurements obtained by said HVAC control system and said outside temperature measurements. The processors then calculate one or more rates of change in temperature at said first location.

Title
System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building
Application Number
12/959225
Publication Number
8131497 (B2)
Application Date
December 2, 2010
Publication Date
March 6, 2012
Inventor
Scott Douglas Hublou
Redwood City
CA, US
John Douglas Steinberg
Millbrae
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
EcoFactor
CA, US
IPC
G01K 9/00
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