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Sustainable HVAC Systems for Healthy Buildings

Author(s): Chandra Sekhar
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, Vol. 1
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-193-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 17-24
Total Pages: 8
Language : English

Abstract: The notion of healthy buildings does not pertain to the physical infrastructure built but the occupant comfort, health and wellbeing in the built environment. In this regard, the design and operation of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems play an important role in ensuring good thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) in the occupied zones. The concept of decoupling “ventilation air” from “supply air” is fast emerging as an ideal solution to combat thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in a sustainable manner. This talk will highlight some of the current and future technologies for airconditioning and air-distribution that can collectively contribute to sustainable healthy buildings (SHB). Some of these technologies include the single coil twin fan (SCTF) system with zone-based demand cooling and demand ventilation; personalized ventilation system coupled with secondary ambient air distribution system and dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) coupled with chilled ceiling or chilled beams.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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