A nozzle pulse pressurisation technique for measurement of building leakage at low pressure

Air tightness is essential to building energy performance, which has been acknowledged for a long time. It plays a significant role in improving building energy efficiency by minimising the heating/cooling loss incurred during unwanted air movement through the building envelope, consequently reducing the building’s energy demand and cutting down carbon emission in the building sector.

Performance of low pressure mechanical ventilation concept with diffuse ceiling inlet for renovation of school classrooms

In a great portion of Danish primary schools the mechanical ventilation systems is outdated or simply rely on opening of windows to ventilate the classrooms. This leads to high energy consumption for fans and/or ventilation heat losses and poor indoor environment, as the ventilation systems cannot provide a sufficient ventilation rate. A recent study with 750 Danish classrooms show that 56 % had CO2-concentrations over a 1000 ppm, which is the recommended limit by the Danish working environment authority and this adversely affects the performance and well being of the pupils.