International Ventilation Cooling Application Database

Peter Holzer, Theofanis Ch. Psomas, Paul OSullivan

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    Abstract

    The currently running International Energy Agency, Energy and Conservation in Buildings, Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling (VC) project, is coordinating research towards extended use of VC. Within this Annex 62 the joint research activity of International VC Application Database has been carried out, systematically investigating the distribution of technologies and strategies within VC. The database is structured as both a ticking-list-like building-spreadsheet and a collection of building-datasheets. The content of both closely follows Annex 62 State-Of-The- Art-Report. The database has been filled, based on desktop research, by Annex 62 participants, namely by the authors.

    So far the VC database contains 91 buildings, located in Denmark, Ireland and Austria. Further contributions from other countries are expected.

    The building-datasheets offer illustrative descriptions of buildings of different usages, sizes and locations, using VC as a mean of indoor comfort improvement.

    The building-spreadsheet highlights distributions of technologies and strategies, such as the following. (Numbers in % refer to the sample of the database’s 91 buildings.)

    It may be concluded that Ventilative Cooling is applied in temporary European and international Low Energy buildings. Still it’s not really widespread. Obstacles are challenges as regards noise, dust, weather and burglary, proving the research efforts of the Annex being necessary. The VC database forms a worthwhile basis for both dissemination and further research targets.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCLIMA 2016 : proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark
    EditorsPer Heiselberg
    Number of pages9
    Volume5
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
    Publication date2016
    Article number675
    ISBN (Electronic)87-91606-30-6 (vol. 5), 87-91606-36-5 (set)
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016
    Conference number: 12

    Conference

    ConferenceCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark
    Number12
    CountryDenmark
    CityAalborg
    Period22/05/201625/05/2016

    Keywords

    • Ventilative cooling
    • IEA ECB Annex 62
    • Hybrid ventilation

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