Energy Savings potential of energy recovery ventilation in an Animal Housing Facility

This paper summarizes efforts to identify economically viable strategies to reduce HVAC-related energy use while improving the indoor air quality for a public zoo facility that houses primates and large cats. The primary focus of energy conservation strategies for the facility centered on use of airto-air energy recovery devices. Computer simulations, validated with experimental data from the facility, were used to estimate energy savings for alternative energy conservation strategies.

Heat recovery in building envelopes

Infiltration has traditionally been assumed to contribute to the energy load of a building by an amount equal to the product of the infiltration flow rate and the enthalpy difference between inside and outside. Some studies have indicated that application of such a simple formula may produce an unreasonably high contribution because of heat recovery within the building envelope. The major objective of this study was to provide an improved prediction of the energy load due to infiltration by introducing a correction factor that multiplies the expression for the conventional load.

Humidity control in offices in the Belgian climate

In the survey study ‘Kantoor 2000’ the HVAC-system of several large office buildings in Flanders was monitored. Some of these buildings use air humidity control, most of them not. This triggered the question : why? In this paper the humidity control strat

Accurate performance testing of residential heat recovery units

The Norwegian Building Research Institute (NBI) has completed a study of the performance of balanced residential ventilation systems with heat recovery (HRVs) in Norway. The study involved both a national questionnaire survey and thorough laboratory tests of 10 HRVs on the market. The overall conclusion is that balanced ventilation with heat recovery provides very good air quality, and has a payback time of 4~6 years for the most profitable systems despite Norways cheap hydropower (0.09 /kWh in 2002).

Total energy performance of the air conditioning system using outdoor air cooling potential

From the view point of designing the energy efficient air conditioning system with maximized ventilation, the possibility of an all fresh air system was discussed using the simulation results of a model building in Tokyo. The algorithm of single duct cooling system for simulating the cooling coil of air handling unit based on the heat balance model of whole system components is also described as a base for the simulation of cooling effect of ventilation fresh air.

Efficient air conditioning of swimming pools buildings Effiziente Klimatizierung von Schwimmhallen

The article discusses the design of the system with heat recovery to be used for the ventilation/air conditioning of a swimming pool building, in which air reaches high temperatures and humidities. The systems described and analysed use heat recovery through air to air heat exchanger or heat recovery through heat exchanger and heat pump.

Dynamic calculation of thermal performance of balanced ventilation in an individual house : comparisons between different systems

Using performance characteristics of balanced ventilation units tested in laboratory of CETIAT, a complete ventilation system in an individual house is modelised, in details. Simulations are made with TRNSYS program and hourly dynamic calculations on the heating season, on different French climates (three) and different ventilation configurations (five) : high efficiency or classical balanced system inside the attic or inside the heated volume and simple exhaust ventilation system.

Intercomparaison test of ventilation heat recovery units in houses

The CEN TC 156 / WG2 (ventilation for residential buildings) has prepared a new European draft for the test method of Heat Recovery Units (prEN 13141-7). This method should ensure a common way of testing these units all over Europe. In order to determine if the draft procedure is sufficient enough, both VTT and CETIAT has proceeded to some tests according to the new European standard on the same unit. Results on this first intercomparison give interesting data on the test method applied.

Ground heat exchangers Erd-Luft-Wärmetauscher

Describes the principle of ground heat exchangers for outside fresh air, giving indications about their design rules and their energy performance, as well as recommendations for their hygienic operation.

Houses withous heating systems. Evaluation of the first winter

Twenty terrace houses without heating system has been built in Sweden. The houses are extremely well insulated and very airtight. They are also quipped with a high efficiency ventilation heat recovery system. The total electricity consumption and the air temperature in two positions has been monitored for each of the houses on an hourly bases. Further has the environmental conditions, i.e. outdoor temperature, wind, sun etc been monitored. In six of the houses separate measurements of electricity consumption for ventilation and hot water has also been performed.