Design strategies for decreasing cooling demand and increasing individual thermal comfort in open-plan offices: A review

Haider Latif*, Samira Rahnama, Göran Hultmark, Klemen Rupnik, Alireza Afshari

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Abstract

This study presents a state of the art review of ventilation systems that provide occupants with desired individual thermal comfort while minimizing cooling demand in offices. Conventionally, air terminal devices (ATDs) used in building ventilation systems operate to distribute air uniformly to all workstations, but these systems can not satisfy individual thermal comfort preferences. Using task ambient ventilation systems (TASs) with a variety of ATDs is an energy efficient solution which creates separate microclimate zone for each individual in office buildings. However, they cause draft problems due to high air movement. Whereas the proposed ventilation system will set up different operating criteria for ATDs to make them work in different ways through the control of supply air velocity and direction. This review paper discusses the developments in functionality, design and performance of the ventilation systems till date in providing local indoor climate while identifying the future course in design strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020 : Proceeding book
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication dateNov 2020
Article numberABS-0351
ISBN (Print)978-171382360-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Event16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 1 Nov 2020 → …

Conference

Conference16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period01/11/2020 → …

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