Assimakopoulos M N, Tsangrassoulis A, Mihalakakou G, Santamouris M, Jaure S
Bibliographic info:
Energy and Buildings, No 34, 2002, pp 363-368, 9 figs, 2 tabs, 6 refs.

The potential of natural ventilation control techniques when applied to full scale buildings is investigated with the use of both experimental and theoretical tools. An outdoor test cell was used to conduct experiments and two window types (bottom hung and sliding) were tested in different configurations under various meteorological conditions. Describes how theoretical methods for calculating airflow rates through the windows were developed, based on the experimental results and specific modelling activities. On comparison, good agreement was observed. As a result the researchers developed an algorithm for the control of natural ventilation.