This work investigates the impact of space planning, interior porosity and variable occupancy on the energy use in offices that is attributable to ventilation/infiltration and air movement.
Volume 8: 2009-2010
The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 8, 2009-2010
The gradual shift from the traditional approach of outdoor processes of habitation in Ghana to the indoor, coupled with an ingress of solar radiation, liberates excess heat into buildings and makes occupants feel uncomfortable.
This paper presents the influence of air blown through an injection nozzle in a circular section induction box on the axial jet and air induction.
The fan is one of the major noise sources of an air conditioner.
The ventilation of underground car parks is important to avoid health problems associated with the inhalation of combustion products released by car engines, in particular carbon monoxide CO (which is commonly used as the indicator of car park ind
Wind is an important factor that should be considered in the process of urban design.
Wind catcher systems have been employed in buildings in the Middle East for many centuries and they are known by different names in different parts of the region.
Particulate Matter Mass Concentration (PM10) under Different Ventilation Methods in Classrooms | 2009 | English
Recently, studies have shown that the classroom environment is very important for students' health and performance. Thus, the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) in a classroom is necessary to ensure students' well-being.
Energy Efficiency Design for a House with Temporary Heating and Winter Daytime Cross Ventilation | 2009 | English
According to the local climate in Auckland, New Zealand, a house does not normally need any active cooling controls such as air conditioning or ceiling fans during the summer. Temporary heating is mainly needed during the winter night.
The world urban population is expanding, resulting in taller buildings and increased building density.
The Design and Development of an Adaptable Modular Sustainable Commercial Building (Co2nserve) for Multiple Applications | 2009 | English
Co2nserve is a commercially sponsored project aimed at developing a cost effective modular building that is able to meet sustainability, energy and carbon efficiency needs, and is adaptable to meet a wide range of occupancy applications.
The Thermal Comfort of a Naturally Ventilated House resulting from the Evaporative Cooling of a Ceiling Fan in the Hot-Humid Climate of Chennai, India | 2009 | English
In a hot-humid climate, comfort ventilation involving air movement over the skin of the human body is a prime consideration for thermal comfort.
Investigating Natural Ventilation Inside Walk-Up Housing Blocks in the Egyptian Desert Climatic Design Region | 2009 | English
This paper presents a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of natural ventilation strategies used in government dwellings in the Egyptian desert climatic design region.
Natural ventilation is a well known strategy to improve indoor air velocity and reduce indoor temperature. It is the main criterion to achieve thermal comfort in terraced housing in Malaysia.
The identification of effective factors in the historical formation of architecture can help develop architecture and its various aspects (Mofidi, 2005). These factors may be classified in the groups of cultural, historical and climatic.
It is only comparatively recently, since the development of mechanical ventilation and refrigeration, that it has become possible to completely control the air quality and thermal environment inside buildings, irrespective of outdoor conditions.
Estimation of Cooling Energy Reduction by Utilizing Cross-Ventilation in Detached Houses, within the Japanese newly introduced Energy Regulation - Evaluating Energy Consumption for Different Uses | 2009 | English
The reduction of carbon dioxide emission due to energy consumption in the household sector is an urgent task, worldwide. As a measure to respond to the task, a new regulation has just been enforced since April 2009, in Japan.
Domain Decomposition Technique Applied to the Evaluation of Cross-Ventilation Performance of Opening Positions of a Building | 2009 | English
The prediction of indoor airflow is indispensable in evaluating the thermal sensation of occupants in a cross-ventilated space because enhanced heat loss due to the elevated convective heat transfer in the occupied zone is an essential part of imp
An experimental study of the phenomenon of buoyancy driven natural ventilation through single-sided horizontal openings was performed in a full-scale laboratory test rig.
Review of Cross-Ventilation Research Papers - from the Working Group for Natural Ventilation and Cross-Ventilation of the Architectural Institute of Japan | 2009 | English
A working group for natural ventilation and cross-ventilation at the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) was established in 2005 by researchers and designers with an interest in this topic.