Investigation of Ventilation Strategies for the Day-Care Institutions

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Two existing nursery buildings, a mechanically and a naturally ventilated one, were chosen for investigations of energy saving potential and IAQ, using the different from present ventilation strategies and their control principles. These investigations are carried out applying a dynamic building simulation tool BSim. Each building is modelled separately and each of these models is “calibrated” using the detailed experimental data. Calibrated models are then used to evaluate different ventilation strategies for these particular buildings. This paper is aimed to illustrate the differences in assumptions for building operation on the design stage and actual building operation. Finally, it is not argued in favour to one or another ventilation principle, but in favour of demand controlled ventilation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics : NSB 2011
EditorsJ. Vinha, J. Piironen, K. Salminen
Number of pages8
VolumeVolume 3
Place of PublicationTampere, Finland
PublisherTampere University Press
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-2576-6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011) - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 29 May 20112 Jun 2011


ConferenceThe 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011)
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PDF for print: 8 pp. The proceedings is also published on a cd (ISBN 978-952-15-2577-3)


  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation


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