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Ventilation Potential Assessments For Residential Building Arrangements Based On Exceedance Probability Analysis, Wei You, Lian Tang, Wowo Ding Sep 2018

Ventilation Potential Assessments For Residential Building Arrangements Based On Exceedance Probability Analysis, Wei You, Lian Tang, Wowo Ding

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In this study, the building ventilation potentials were assessed at building group level. Exceedance probability analysis was applied to estimate the uncertainties associated with the influence of climate on wind environment. The criterion was proposed based on building facade pressures. Tw o typical residential building arrangements were investigated. Simulation results show that facade pressure based exceedance probability are efficient in assessing the natural ventilation potentials of building groups and building height variations are important for improving building natural ventilation potentials.


A Study On Natural Lighting Design Strategies For Teaching Buildings In Hot-Summer And Cold-Winter Zone Of China—A Case Of The Arts And Sciences Building Of Xinyang Normal University, Xinyue Yang, Jiehui Wang, Juanli Guo Sep 2018

A Study On Natural Lighting Design Strategies For Teaching Buildings In Hot-Summer And Cold-Winter Zone Of China—A Case Of The Arts And Sciences Building Of Xinyang Normal University, Xinyue Yang, Jiehui Wang, Juanli Guo

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The natural lighting of buildings plays an important role in creating a comfortable indoor light environment and reducing the energy consumption of artificial lighting. Teaching buildings have special requirements for the indoor light environment. Classroom glare, corridor backlit, and low natural illumination in corridor are light pollution problems easily appear in teaching building, which cannot be ignored in the design of teaching building. Regarding the issues above, the paper took the Arts and Sciences Building of Xinyang Normal University as an example, through the architectural modeling, space forms, facade effects and other features, used VELUX simulation software to simulate the ...


Pcm-To-Air Heat Exchangers For Free Cooling Applications, Mohamed Dardir, Mohamed El Mankibi, Fariborz Haghighat Sep 2018

Pcm-To-Air Heat Exchangers For Free Cooling Applications, Mohamed Dardir, Mohamed El Mankibi, Fariborz Haghighat

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Applications of PCM-to-air heat exchangers (PAHXs) were discussed in literature for free cooling application due to their latent thermal storage abilities. This paper aims to justify the generalization of a numerical model of PAHX and to compare the thermal performance of two different configurations of PAHX system. A generalized numerical model is developed and validated based on general apparent heat capacity method. The validation results show good agreement of the generalized approach in terms of averaged error with the experimental data. Model potential and limitations are discussed, and further recommendations are proposed to improve model accuracy. The paper ensures the ...


A Rain Simulator To Examine Green Roof And Soil Moisture Sensor Performance, Endla S. Feustel, Yige Yang, Cliff I. Davidson Sep 2018

A Rain Simulator To Examine Green Roof And Soil Moisture Sensor Performance, Endla S. Feustel, Yige Yang, Cliff I. Davidson

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Green roof technology plays a large role managing stormwater runoff in urban areas, where impervious surfaces cause substantial amounts of stormwater runoff to enter combined sewer systems. If the stormwater flow exceeds the capacity of treatment plants, this often results in the discharge of raw sewage into nearby bodies of water. Green roofs can reduce the occurrence of raw sewage discharge by decreasing the amount of mixed wastewater and stormwater flowing into combined sewers. Engineers and designers are looking for ways to improve the performance of green roofs and to understand parameters such as field capacity and time to onset ...


Building Information Modeling (Bim) Implementation For Sustainability Analysis: A Mega Airport Project Case Study, Basak Keskin, Baris Salman Sep 2018

Building Information Modeling (Bim) Implementation For Sustainability Analysis: A Mega Airport Project Case Study, Basak Keskin, Baris Salman

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It has been generally perceived that decision-making processes for implementing sustainable solutions to building elements should be in design and pre-construction phases. This perception hinders the transformation of current non-sustainable buildings into sustainable ones. It has been realized that retrofitting existing buildings can be more beneficial in terms of time and cost compared to new construction. This study aims to show that implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for energy analysis improves the retrofit planning process. This study explains that in practice, BIM tools provide significant opportunities for creation of Building Energy Modeling (BEM); and the outputs of BEM analysis ...


Experimental Investigation Of The Impact Of Pcm Containment On Indoor Temperature Variations, Iva Rešetar, Norbert Palz Sep 2018

Experimental Investigation Of The Impact Of Pcm Containment On Indoor Temperature Variations, Iva Rešetar, Norbert Palz

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In view of growing concerns on climate change and temperature extremes, there is a need to explore novel methods that provide thermal comfort in architecture. Latent heat thermal energy storage with phase change materials (PCM) has been widely researched in last decades in the field of energy technology and proved beneficial for reduction and shifting of the thermal loads and improving the overall thermal storage capacity of building components. Although a variety of PCM containments have been investigated for indoor cooling applications, the examples of exposed, design-oriented macro-encapsulations are rare. This paper presents a study of visible, suspended ceiling encapsulations ...


Study On Multivariate Regression Model Of Indoor And Outdoor Particulate Pollution In Severe Cold Area Of China, Yang Lv, Haifeng Wang, Yuwei Zhou, Tongke Zhao, Bin Chen, Lei Zhang, Qi Zhao Sep 2018

Study On Multivariate Regression Model Of Indoor And Outdoor Particulate Pollution In Severe Cold Area Of China, Yang Lv, Haifeng Wang, Yuwei Zhou, Tongke Zhao, Bin Chen, Lei Zhang, Qi Zhao

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At present, the widespread existence of haze phenomenon has a serious impact on indoor air quality. Indoor particulate pollution has been paid more and more attention by the society. However, the correlation and diffusion mechanism of indoor and outdoor particulate matter are still controversial. In order to explore the correlation between indoor and outdoor particulate matter of different building types in heating season and non-heating season, the indoor and outdoor particulate concentrations and meteorological parameters of 110 stations in severe cold area of China were monitored by experiments. The analysis shows that indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, air velocity, wind ...


Effects Of Gaseous Pollution And Thermal Conditions On The Corrosion Rates Of Copper And Silver In Data Centre Environment: A Literature Review, Rui Zhang, Roger Schmidt, Jeremy Gilbert, Jensen Zhang Sep 2018

Effects Of Gaseous Pollution And Thermal Conditions On The Corrosion Rates Of Copper And Silver In Data Centre Environment: A Literature Review, Rui Zhang, Roger Schmidt, Jeremy Gilbert, Jensen Zhang

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The objectives of the present review are to: 1) summarize the existing knowledge on the mechanisms of the corrosion, identify and analyze the major factors affecting the corrosion of copper and silver; 2) compare various measurement techniques for the study of atmospheric corrosion and models of corrosion; 3) identify knowledge gaps for atmospheric corrosion; 4) recommend “realistic worst case” pollution levels for laboratory testing of humidity and temperature effects on corrosion and assessment of datacom equipment reliability in data centers. This review focuses on the five pollutants: SO2, NO2, H2S, O3 and Cl2. Results of the review include: the pollution ...


Roof Windows For Passive Houses – What Can Be Improved?, Jan Tywoniak, Kamil Staněk, Vítězslav Calta Sep 2018

Roof Windows For Passive Houses – What Can Be Improved?, Jan Tywoniak, Kamil Staněk, Vítězslav Calta

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In general, skylights and roof windows in pitched roofs ca n be described as the critical components of buildings concerning heat losses, risk of surface condensation, increased risk of overheating of rooms behind etc. This is very sensible task especially for passive house solutions. The paper informs about studies analyzing the importance of these relatively small areas in the building envelope and more detailed in pitched roof of a passive house. One of the key problems is the position of roof window within the pitched roof construction. Second part of the paper comments results of detailed analysis of thermal performance ...


A Comparison Of Model Order Reduction Methods For The Simulation Of Wall Heat Transfer, Tianfeng Hou, Staf Roels, Hans Janssen Sep 2018

A Comparison Of Model Order Reduction Methods For The Simulation Of Wall Heat Transfer, Tianfeng Hou, Staf Roels, Hans Janssen

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In this paper, the potential of model order reduction for simulating building performance is assessed, via a case study of modelling heat transfer through a massive masonry wall. Two model order reduction techniques – proper orthogonal decomposition and proper generalized decomposition – are investigated and compared. Moreover, to illustrate the performance of model order reduction techniques, the accuracies of the two model order reduction techniques are respectively compared with a standard finite element method. The outcomes show that both of the two model order reduction techniques are able to provide an accurate result, and the proper generalized decomposition tends to be more ...


Analysis Of Thermal Bridges In Insulated Masonry Walls: A Comparison Between Vacuum Insulated Panels And Expanded Polystyrene, Adrian Bucur, Ligia Moga Sep 2018

Analysis Of Thermal Bridges In Insulated Masonry Walls: A Comparison Between Vacuum Insulated Panels And Expanded Polystyrene, Adrian Bucur, Ligia Moga

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The paper presents a comparative study between the thermal performances of a couple of masonry walls with no insulation and then insulated with vacuum insulation panels and expanded polystyrene. The research purpose is to demonstrate the superior thermal performance of the vacuum insulation panels compared to common thermal insulation, in initial state and even after 25 years in service. It also provides the steps to determine the effective thermal resistance of the buildings elements insulated with vacuum insulation panels, considering both local and geometric thermal bridges. Results emphasize that even after 25 years in use, the walls insulated with vacuum ...


Energy Flow Through The Onondaga County Convention Center Green Roof In Syracuse, Ny, Alyssa Pizzi, Cliff I. Davidson Sep 2018

Energy Flow Through The Onondaga County Convention Center Green Roof In Syracuse, Ny, Alyssa Pizzi, Cliff I. Davidson

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Buildings in the Northeast U.S. with large interior open spaces and high ceilings require substantial amounts of energy to heat and cool the spaces. The objectives of this experiment are to model the heat flux across different layers of a green roof and to estimate the thermal resistance of the layers. The project will examine conditions in winter and summer, considering air temperature and snow cover on the roof. The scope of this study includes measurements of the transfer of energy through the green roof on the Onondaga County Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. The methods include collection of ...


Long Term Measurements And Ham Modelling Of An Interior Insulation Solution For An Office Building In Cold Climate, Paul Klõšeiko, Targo Kalamees Sep 2018

Long Term Measurements And Ham Modelling Of An Interior Insulation Solution For An Office Building In Cold Climate, Paul Klõšeiko, Targo Kalamees

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Excessive mould damage was detected in an office building in Northern Europe and thus a renovation need was established. This paper studies a renovation solution using measurements and heat, air & moisture (HAM) modelling. Polyurethane (PUR) foam was used to fill the air gap in masonry while capillary active calcium silicate (CaSi) insulation was used on the interior surface at thermal bridges. During renovation works temperature and relative humidity (t&RH) and heat flux sensors were installed throughout the wall. Nearly 3 years of measurements are presented. Average thermal transmittance (U) of the wall was reduced around 3 times. While the ...


Thermal Performance Analysis Of Traditional Housing In Albania, Rudina Belba, Sokol Dervishi Sep 2018

Thermal Performance Analysis Of Traditional Housing In Albania, Rudina Belba, Sokol Dervishi

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This paper introduces the results of a one-year research, to gather and analyse data on the traditional housing buildings in Kukes region, Albania. The energy performance and the thermal comfort conditions in five different buildings were examined. The Design Builder Energy simulation software was used to analyse the thermal performance of the selected typologies. Detailed construction activity and weather information was applied in modelling the houses. Simulation results showed that these buildings require only heating during the winter. As for the first villa, seven improvement scenarios were applied and examined. The same scenarios incorporate the use of thermal insulation of ...


Estimating Time Constants For Over 10,000 Residential Buildings In North America: Towards A Statistical Characterization Of Thermal Dynamics, Camille John, Charalampos Vallianos, José Candanedo, Andreas Athienitis Sep 2018

Estimating Time Constants For Over 10,000 Residential Buildings In North America: Towards A Statistical Characterization Of Thermal Dynamics, Camille John, Charalampos Vallianos, José Candanedo, Andreas Athienitis

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Understanding the dynamic response of a building is essential in the design of sustainable energy-efficient buildings. Using data from over 10,000 smart thermostats, this study identifies patterns in the dynamic thermal response of residential buildings in Canada and the United States (US). The data set consists of one year of measurements recorded at 5-minute intervals for the indoor and outdoor air temperature as well as HVAC equipment run times. This study focuses on identifying effective values of time constants for the houses by applying the following procedure. First, periods complying with the following basic criteria are identified: a) the ...


Sensitivity Analysis Using The Swmm Lid Control For An Extensive Green Roof In Syracuse, Ny, Lucie L. Worthen, Cliff I. Davidson Sep 2018

Sensitivity Analysis Using The Swmm Lid Control For An Extensive Green Roof In Syracuse, Ny, Lucie L. Worthen, Cliff I. Davidson

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Green roofs are a popular form of sustainable drainage infrastructure. They provide many environmental benefits, such as reducing peak urban stormwater runoff by enabling retention and evapotranspiration similar to natural conditions. Each green roof has unique hydrologic behavior based on physical properties of its growth medium, types of vegetation, structural design, and climate. To improve the application of green roof technology at a site, there is a need to predict stormwater mitigation for several designs before commencing green roof construction. The Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) includes a low impact development control module which makes it possible to model the ...


Preliminary Monitoring Results Of Ventilated Heavyweight Building Envelope From Recycled Aggregate, Marina Bagarić, Ivana Banjad Pečur, Bojan Milovanović Sep 2018

Preliminary Monitoring Results Of Ventilated Heavyweight Building Envelope From Recycled Aggregate, Marina Bagarić, Ivana Banjad Pečur, Bojan Milovanović

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Potential of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) has already been acknowledged by many researchers, but the focus was primarily on its mechanical and durability properties at material level. If the focus is shifted to element and whole building level, then the question can be raised; how building envelopes made from RAC behave when exposed to real environment? The present paper describes an experimental set up to monitor hygrothermal behaviour of one three-storey family house built with prefabricated ventilated sandwich wall panels made from recycled concrete and recycled brick aggregate. This type of building envelope can be classified as a heavyweight envelope ...


A Framework For Comfort Assessment In Buildings And Districts Retrofit Process, Marco Arnesano, Federica Naspi, Livia Claudi, Gian Marco Revel Sep 2018

A Framework For Comfort Assessment In Buildings And Districts Retrofit Process, Marco Arnesano, Federica Naspi, Livia Claudi, Gian Marco Revel

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The retrofit design of buildings and districts cannot exclude the occupants’ perspective if comfortable and healthy conditions have to be obtained. For this reason, the NewTREND1 project developed a collaborative platform for the energy efficient buildings and districts retrofit that includes the users’ perspective. Three modules have been developed for thermal comfort, acoustic comfort and behavioural assessment. These modules are integrated into a Simulation and Design Hub that, after gathering data from on-site measurements, builds a simulation model of the district, calculates yearly results and exposes them to the design team through a dedicated District Information Model server and user ...


Assessment Of The Bipv Potential At The City Of Prague And Their Effect On The Built Environment, Nikolaos Skandalos, Jan Tywoniak, Kamil Stanek, Lenka Maierova Sep 2018

Assessment Of The Bipv Potential At The City Of Prague And Their Effect On The Built Environment, Nikolaos Skandalos, Jan Tywoniak, Kamil Stanek, Lenka Maierova

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This work highlights the BIPV potential in two urban areas with different characteristics at the city of Prague. Representative building blocks were selected and CitySim software tool was used for the assessment of the hourly irradiation profiles on each surface over one year period. Considering appropriate irradiation thresholds, suitable surfaces were then quantified. Integration criteria are discussed and suitable BIP V applications are proposed considering not only energy performance but also their impact on the quality of built environment. Results indicated that only 5.5% of the total area can be used in Vinohrady and 13.7% in Jizni Mesto ...


Determination Of Lead Dust Fall Rates During Deconstruction Of Wood Frame Buildings In An Urban Region In The Northeastern United States, Paul Crovella, Marc Delaney, Melisa Kohan Sep 2018

Determination Of Lead Dust Fall Rates During Deconstruction Of Wood Frame Buildings In An Urban Region In The Northeastern United States, Paul Crovella, Marc Delaney, Melisa Kohan

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Title: Lead dust fall deposition rates during deconstruction of wood frame buildings in an urban region in the Northeastern United States. Objectives: Determine the lead dust fall deposition rate due to hybrid deconstruction (separation and removal of building components) of wood-frame structures, and compare that to the lead dust fall deposition rate from demolition (compression and collapse of building components). Scope: A city block with a total of 11 wood-frame structures was selected as the location for the deconstruction leadfall testing. Testing was done during the deconstruction of 7 of the 11 pre-1950 homes (mean construction year 1928, mean floor ...


Improving Durability Of Wooden Beam Bearings In Inside Insulated Walls By Tempering The Beam’S Heads, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar Sep 2018

Improving Durability Of Wooden Beam Bearings In Inside Insulated Walls By Tempering The Beam’S Heads, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar

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Improving durability of wooden beam bearings after a thermal renovation via interior insulation is highly demanding for planners. Because of an isolated thermal bridge in the area of the wooden beam head the risk of condensation water forming in this area increases after installing interior insulation. The problem with wooden beam ends has been analysed increasingly in the last few years by many research institutions as wooden ceiling constructions are common in existing buildings. Furthermore, thermal renovation makes a vital contribution regarding improving the energy-efficiency of existing buildings. In this paper a method to temper wooden beam ends is introduced ...


The Effects Of Production Technologies On The Air Permeability Properties Of Cross Laminated Timber, Villu Kukk, Targo Kalamees, Jaan Kers Sep 2018

The Effects Of Production Technologies On The Air Permeability Properties Of Cross Laminated Timber, Villu Kukk, Targo Kalamees, Jaan Kers

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In building envelope, the cross laminated timber (CLT) is often used as air barrier layer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of production technologies such as edge bonding, different initial moisture content (MC) of lamination, and number of lamination layers (3 and 5) on the air-permeability properties of cross laminated timber. Air leakage and crack growth in CLT panels were measured after the panels were conditioned in environments with different relative humidity (RH) in progressive steps from humid to dry environments (RH 70%→ RH 50%→ RH 30%→ RH 10%). The test results showed that the most ...


Understanding Swelling Of Wood Through Multiscale Modeling, Dominique Derome, Chi Zhang, Mingyang Chen, Jan Carmeliet Sep 2018

Understanding Swelling Of Wood Through Multiscale Modeling, Dominique Derome, Chi Zhang, Mingyang Chen, Jan Carmeliet

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Wood is a well-used building material where the capacity of wood to absorb water leads to swelling and reduced mechanical properties, and also to questions of durability. The origin of the hygroscopic behavior of wood lies at the nanoscale material that composes its cell walls. Using atomistic modeling, we study the hygromechanical behavior of the different polymeric components of wood, separately and in aggregate configurations. We report the coupled effects of water sorption on the hygric and mechanical properties of the S2 cell wall layer and we upscale the findings using a poromechanical framework.


Fate Of Particles Released By A Puff–Dispersion With Different Air Distributions, Shichao Liu, Atila Novoselac Sep 2018

Fate Of Particles Released By A Puff–Dispersion With Different Air Distributions, Shichao Liu, Atila Novoselac

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Well-mixed assumption normally has flaws in the space with continuous-releasing particle sources. For transient point or puff sources, however, particle concentration might vary differently among locations during emission periods and afterwards. This study measures whether and how rapidly ventilation systems can distribute particles emitted from puff-like sources in an indoor space. The impact of ventilation pattern (over-head mixing ventilation and displacement ventilation), particle size (0.77, 2.5 and 7 μm) and source location are also examined. The results show that particles with sizes of 0.77 μm and 2.5 μm can be distributed uniformly by both mixing ventilation ...


Radon Levels In Rented Accommodation, Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen Sep 2018

Radon Levels In Rented Accommodation, Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen

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Indoor radon levels were measured in 221 homes located in 53 buildings, including 28 multioccupant houses and 25 single-family terraced houses. The homes consisted of rented accommodation located in buildings recorded as being constructed before 2010 and after the year 1850. In addition, the radon level was measured in the basement in 9 of the buildings. The mean year value of the indoor radon level was 30.7 (1–250) Bq/m3. The indoor radon level exceeded 100 Bq/m3 in 5.9% of the homes, all located in single-family terraced houses. The variable single-family terraced houses explained 5.9 ...


Analysis Of Dynamic Variation Characteristics And Influential Factors Of Pm2.5 On Subway Platforms Under Air-Conditioning Condition And Ventilation Condition, Lihui Wang, Jihua Zhang, Tianwei Hu, Meng Kong, Jensen Zhang, Jie Song, Yi Zheng Sep 2018

Analysis Of Dynamic Variation Characteristics And Influential Factors Of Pm2.5 On Subway Platforms Under Air-Conditioning Condition And Ventilation Condition, Lihui Wang, Jihua Zhang, Tianwei Hu, Meng Kong, Jensen Zhang, Jie Song, Yi Zheng

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the main influential factors of the subway Particulate Matter (PM) pollutants under the air-conditioning condition and ventilation condition, by an on-site field measurement in a subway station in Shanghai. It is found that the dust accumulation at fresh air shaft was the secondary dusting action under the influence of fresh air flow, leading to a higher concentration of the PM in the subway station than in the outdoor air even when the outdoor air quality was good. In addition, in the morning rush hour the PM 2.5 value near the platform ...


Hygrothermal Performance Of A Hygroscopic And Permeable Wall Assembly: Impact Of A Vented Wall Cavity, Diane Bastien, Martin Winther-Gaasvig Sep 2018

Hygrothermal Performance Of A Hygroscopic And Permeable Wall Assembly: Impact Of A Vented Wall Cavity, Diane Bastien, Martin Winther-Gaasvig

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Building envelopes that are hygroscopic and permeable to water vapour can contribute to improve the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in buildings by reducing indoor humidity fluctuations and the concentration of some contaminants like CO2. However, risks of interstitial condensation and mold growth need to be assessed to ensure the durability of such building envelopes. The objective of this paper is to perform hygrothermal simulations of a case study house designed with a Hygroscopic and Permeable Building Envelope (HPBE) and to assess the impact of having a vented cavity compared to a face-sealed wall. This contribution presents hygrothermal simulations of a ...


Sorption Hysteresis In Wood And Its Coupling To Swelling: A New Modelling Approach, Jan Carmeliet, Mingyang Chen, Dominique Derome Sep 2018

Sorption Hysteresis In Wood And Its Coupling To Swelling: A New Modelling Approach, Jan Carmeliet, Mingyang Chen, Dominique Derome

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Sorption hysteresis of amorphous cellulose is studied. Cellulose, as a renewable organic biopolymer, is an essential component of various natural composites such as wood. A coupling process between sorption and deformation leads to the hysteresis as observed in sorption and swelling, both experimental and simulated for cellulose and wood in general.


Assessing The Performance Of Photocatalytic Oxidation Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Three Different Scaled Set-Ups, Zahra Shayegan, Chang-Seo Lee, Ali Bahloul, Fariborz Haghighat Sep 2018

Assessing The Performance Of Photocatalytic Oxidation Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Three Different Scaled Set-Ups, Zahra Shayegan, Chang-Seo Lee, Ali Bahloul, Fariborz Haghighat

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are considered a major group of indoor air contaminants with several proven adverse health effects. Ultraviolet photocatalytic oxidation process (UVPCO) is a promising technology for the removal of VOC contaminants in indoor air environments. In addition, adequate efficiency of PCO has been proven in laboratory conditions. However, when PCO is scaled up and applied in real conditions, there are some limitations that need to be addressed. Several factors are involved in the efficiency of the PCO process such as humidity, flow rate (residence time), inlet of contaminant concentration, light source, etc. To the best of our ...


A Sustainable Approach To The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Brick Buildings:Analysis Of Energy Efficiency Strategies For Historic Facade Retrofits, Donghwan Kim, Juliana Felkner Sep 2018

A Sustainable Approach To The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Brick Buildings:Analysis Of Energy Efficiency Strategies For Historic Facade Retrofits, Donghwan Kim, Juliana Felkner

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There are many historic brick buildings in downtown areas of the U.S. that are awaiting appropriate strategies for their adaptive reuse and preservation. The adaptive reuse method enables the adaptation of existing, obsolete historic buildings into new, mixed-use developments that will play an essential role in enhancing urban environments. However, many of these buildings have poor energy performance. This paper explores sustainable methods to balance between historic preservation and reduction of peak energy loads, through analyzing design strategies and conducting energy simulations for a building in downtown, Austin, TX. Energy retrofits related to windows, high performance of the facades ...