Energy efficiency improvements through sunspace augmented positive input ventilation of buildings

Currie, John, Capper, Graham and Holmes, John (2006) Energy efficiency improvements through sunspace augmented positive input ventilation of buildings. In: EPIC 2006, 20-22 November 2006, Lyon.

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Positive input ventilation (PIV) systems were installed in a new build housing development in Ballantrae in south west Scotland; utilising a glazed sunspace on the south elevation of each dwelling to augment the energy saving potential of the installation. Data logging equipment was installed in each dwelling to enable assessment of the energy efficincy improvement to the property over traditional systems of ventilation. Additionally, an attempt was made to evaluate the system benefits relative to occupant comfort utilising monitoring equipment in the occupied zone of the dwellings with a questionnaire survey undertaken in support of this. Data collected over a 16 month period showed that using the sunspace in this configuration can save up to 15 % of the domestic heating requirements when compared with traditional infiltration ventilation, and more than doubled the energy benefit of that obtained by positive input only ventilation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy consumption, energy conservation
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2010 08:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:34

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