Experimental analysis of PCM heat exchanger in ventilated window system

In this paper a new ventilated window with a PCM heat exchanger is proposed. In winter, the heat exchanger works as a solar collector to store heat for pre-heating of the ventilated air. In summer, it works in cooperate with night ventilation to pre-cool the ventilated air. In this work, the prototype of the heat exchanger is built and tested experimentally. The PCM heat capacity measured by differential scanning calorimetry DSC is used to help understand the phase change processes. The PCM temperature at different heights in both melting and freezing processes is measured.

Interrelated effects of cooling strategies and building features on energy performance of office buildings.

Makes a comparison between the effects on thermal performance and energy use of a number of pre-cooling and ventilation strategies, suitable for use to reduce peak power demands in office buildings in moderate temperature regions. Describes how simulations were performed for different building envelope parts, and for two levels of internal heat load. Lists the results as significant reductions of required daytime peak power loads which may be obtained by cooling strategies that contribute to lowering the internal mass temperatures.