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AbstractThis report is not only submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for a Master of Architecture but also is designed to be used as guide to help architectural professionals and students in the selection and analysis of HVAC systems. This report divided into four sections. Part I is an introduction of basic concepts and terminologies, such as how energy is transfered, sun -earth relations, thermal resistance, and what is entropy. Part II is a review of basic HVAC systems and principles, such as heating and cooling loads, variable volume system, and Constant Volume system. In Part III, duct design will be introduced, for example, low- velocity duct design. Part IV will be applications of above principles and methods.