Air quality control strategies for health, comfort, and energy efficiency

Within the last ten years, energy shortages, economic pressures, and changes in indoor environmental requirements have resulted in buildings that are more energy efficient but less forgiving, environmentally. These results indicate that energ

Airflow and multi-room thermal analysis.

Presents a model for computing the infiltration and air flow between rooms of a multi-room building in terms of basic principles of fluid mechanics. This model has been incorporated into a comprehensive loads-predicting computer program. Air flo

Ventilation rates and inter cell air flow rates in a naturally ventilated office building.

Determines ventilation rates and intercell flow rates in naturally ventilated office building using multiple tracer gases. Subdivides the building into 3zones and seeds each zone individually with a different tracer gas. Monitors the time histories of the concentrations of all gases in each zone using non-dispersive infra red gas analysers. Calculates air flow rates from experimental data.

Theoretical and experimental techniques for ventilation research in buildings.

Describes some new theoretical and experimental techniques developed by British Gas to investigate the ventilation of buildings. These include:< 1. The multi-cell model "vent" for predicting ventilation rates< 2. "Autovent", the multi-cell constant concentration tracer gas technique used for measuring ventilation patterns in buildings.< 3. Pressurization techniques for measuring air leakage in buildings.< Gives a selection of results from applications of these techniques to show their scope.

Calculation of inter-room air movement for multi-room building energy analysis.

Presents a model for computing the infiltration and air flow between rooms of a multi-room building in terms of basic principles of fluid mechanics. Incorporates model into a comprehensive loads-predicting computer program, and calculates air flows, room temperatures and heating loads for a typical townhouse. When the inter-room openings of a low-rise structure are large compared to the envelope openings, the infiltration and total load can be accurately and more quickly computed by assuming no resistance to air flow between rooms.

Ventilation efficiency - a guide to efficient ventilation.

Uses a two-zone model to describe the concept of and to define the effectiveness of ventilation. Deals with multiroom aspects and procedures for measuring ventilation effectiveness. The simple two-zone model predicts generally high effectiveness for ventilating systems using the displacement principle, taking advantage of stratification. Reviews tests using thisprinciple in an office room for 1-3 people (28 sq.m., 2.8m ceiling height).

Generalized two-region model for infiltration studies.

Uses a two-region model to predict infiltration, to take into account non-ideal mixing of tracer gas in a building. Considers versions of this model:< 1. Fluid flows between the 2 regions and the environment in any manner provided steady state and mass balance are maintained.< 2. There is limited interchange between the regions< 3 Air flows into the first region and out of the second with (unbalanced) interchange between the two.< 4. The second region is a "dead-water" zone, which is not directly connected with the outside.<5.