Numerical Analysis of Hybrid Ventilation Performance Depending on Climate Characteristics

This study, which formed part of the Annex 35 Hybrid Ventilation in New and Retrofitted Office Buildings project, was completed at LEPTAB and supported by the French Research Ministry and the ADEME (Agence De lEnvironnement et de la Matrise de lEnergie). It consisted of modelling a typical classroom and comparing different control strategies to estimate the performance of a hybrid ventilation system for different climates.

The Usefulness of Climatic Maps of Built-Up Areas in Determining Drivers for the Energy and Environmental Efficiency of Buildings and External Areas

Global Information Systems (GIS) are being used to provide data on a wide range of environmental issues, and in the area of climate studies they are being used to determine zones of towns and cities where there are good or poor external environments. From this analysis, planning guidelines can be drawn up to ensure that developments either enhance or do not deter from the environmental quality of the surrounding area.

Glossary: carbon dioxide and climate.


Correction of tracer gas measurement results for climatic factors.

This paper deals with the problem of the weather influence on ventilation rate for naturally ventilated buildings with purpose provided openings and vertical shafts. Hitherto, it has not been possible to predict the ventilation rate or to extrapolate it for other weather conditions than the measured ones, without performing a heavy calculation exercise by means of running a computer program. In the paper a prediction as well as an extrapolation procedure is outlined . The procedures are based on generalised output data from a single zone infiltration and ventilation model (AIDA).