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Ventilative cooling in a single-family active house from design stage to user experience

Christoffer Plesner, Nicolas Dupin, 2017
ventilative cooling | Active House | design stage | passive cooling | natural ventilation
Bibliographic info: 38th AIVC Conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings", Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017
Languages: English Pages (count): 9

Ventilative cooling through window airing presents a promising potential for low energy houses in order to avoid overheating risks and to reduce energy consumption of air conditioners. This case study aims at describing how ventilative cooling has been taken into account as from the design stage of a low-energy single-family active house located near Paris. Its performance on thermal comfort and air renewal, monitored from both sociological (feedback from a family) and scientific approach, is described and compares these two qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Key learnings from the sociological survey are presented and compared to the data monitored by environment sensors installed inside and outside the house.

Results from a research project carried out on the same house are presenting the accuracy of natural ventilation evaluation for design tools. Simulation tool were used to evaluate the potential of natural ventilation for its contribution to both air change and passive cooling of houses.


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