This Newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE. Contents include:
Post date: 17 Sep 2015
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group is an international group, founded in 1994. The committee comprise some 30 members from industry and academia serving a wider membership of 7520. The aims of the group are:
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
A call for papers is now open for the IAQ 2016 conference, Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices, co-organised by ASHRAE and AIVC. The conference will take place from 12 to 14 September 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, in Alexandria, Va. The conference programme will include internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, original peer reviewed papers, the latest in indoor environmental quality control, plus workshops and panel discussions.
Post date: 10 Aug 2015
This tool calculates initial estimates of the openings and the e-stack equipment required to naturally ventilate a building (office or school) successfully. It is intended to be used by architects and engineers at the early stages of design. The tool uses average values for the: floor area, buoyancy head, glazing area, glazing transmissivity, peak occupancy, lighting and equipment. However, if this information is available the parameters- assumptions can be modified.
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
This paper summarises recent research on urban heat islands carried out in Europe. Recent studies to identify the amplitude of urban heat islands as well as the main reasons that increase temperatures in urban areas are identified and discussed for southern, mid- and northern Europe. Studies aiming to identify the energy impact of heat islands are presented, as well as those that explore the impact of heat islands on the cooling potential of natural and night ventilation techniques.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Estia SA in collaboration with the Laboratory of Urban Architecture and Energy Reflexion (LAURE/EPFL) has developed a suite of software tools which aims to simultaneously assess:
Post date: 8 Oct 2013
Ventilative cooling refers to the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces, and thereby both improve thermal comfort and reduce space cooling energy use which may be critical to achieve new or renovated NZEB. The most common technique is the use of increased ventilation airflow rates and night ventilation but other technologies may be considered as well.
This community will focus on research issues but also on practical implementation, quality issues, opportunities and barriers.
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