Numerical simulation of indoor air quality - mechanical ventilation system supplied periodically vs. natural ventilation

Building integrated renewable energy sources e.g. photovoltaic system is one of the promised solution for improving energy efficiency in building. However such kind of the system is restrained by irregular power supplied and necessity to convert current from direct to altering form. Therefore, very often the electrical energy generated by photovoltaic system cannot be effectively utilised to supply building devices, e.g. components of HVAC or lighting system.

Predicting the optimum air permeability of a stock of detached English dwellings

Mechanical positive input and extract ventilation are common strategies employed in English houses, generally because they provide adequate indoor air quality and specifically because they are effective at minimizing mould growth and its associated negative health consequences. Air is either exclusively supplied or extracted (never both) by a mechanical system at a prescribed airflow rate designed to ensure adequate indoor air quality.