INSPIRING FUTURES

Energy efficiency improvements through sunspace augmented positive input ventilation of buildings.

Currie, John, Capper, G and Holmes, J (2006) Energy efficiency improvements through sunspace augmented positive input ventilation of buildings. In: EPIC 2006 AIVC Vol 3, 20-22 November 2006, Lyon, France.

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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)
Print ISSN: 2-86834-122-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: positive input ventilation; gloazed sunspace; energy efficiency; domestic heating; infiltration ventilation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 697 Heating, ventilating & air-conditioning
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
700 Arts & recreation > 720 Architecture > 720 Architecture
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Item ID: 2016
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2008 11:57
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2009 11:33
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2016

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