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An Approach to the Design of Natural and Hybrid Ventilation Systems for Cooling Buildings

Published

Author(s)

James W. Axley, Steven Emmerich, William Stuart Dols, George Walton

Abstract

This paper presents an approach to the design of natural and hybrid ventilation systems that accounts for specific climatic and operational conditions and is organized to serve the building designer at each distinct phase of design predesign analysis, preliminary design, design development, and design performance evaluation. The approach makes use of: a) a climate suitability analysis method, presented in a companion paper, that establishes design ventilation rates needed for preliminary design calculations; b) the loop equation design method to estimate preliminary sizes of system components and control and operational strategies; and c) detailed multizone coupled thermal-airflow analysis, using CONTAM97R, for design development and, ultimately, system performance evaluation. A representative application, limitations of the approach, and research needed to support the approach will be briefly outlined.
Proceedings Title
9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Volume
2
Conference Dates
June 30-July 5, 2002
Conference Location
Monterey, 1, CA
Conference Title
Indoor Air

Keywords

Climate Suitability, CONTAM, Design Method, Hybrid Ventilation, Natural ventilation

Citation

Axley, J. , Emmerich, S. , Dols, W. and Walton, G. (2002), An Approach to the Design of Natural and Hybrid Ventilation Systems for Cooling Buildings, 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Monterey, 1, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860870 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created June 30, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021