A programme of testing to evaluate a passive approach to whole-house ventilation

McEvoy, Mike and Southall, Ryan (2010) A programme of testing to evaluate a passive approach to whole-house ventilation Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 10 (4). pp. 395-407. ISSN 1471-4175

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe a programme of research into an innovative approach to whole-house ventilation with heat reclaim. This poses potential problems of indoor air quality, condensation and mould growth, with implications for human health. Adequate and controlled ventilation is a necessity, and in Europe the adoption of mechanical systems incorporating heat reclaim has become the preferred technology. The relatively mild climate of the UK undermines the efficiency of these fan-driven solutions. The programme of research has been to test the viability of an engineered system of natural ventilation for use in temperate climates.

Item Type:Journal article
Subjects:K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1108/14714171011083560
Faculties:Faculty of Arts
ID Code:9120
Deposited By:Michael Mcevoy
Deposited On:07 Oct 2011 14:04
Last Modified:26 Apr 2012 16:28

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