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Title: Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings: a US case-study
Authors: Lomas, Kevin J.
Cook, Malcolm J.
Short, C. Alan
Keywords: Building management system
Building performance
Hybrid building
Natural ventilation
Process improvement
Quality control
Building services
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: LOMAS, K.J., COOK, M.J. and SHORT, C.A., 2009. Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings: a US case-study. Building Research and Information, 37 (4), pp. 397-412.
Abstract: A new building for a university near Chicago, Illinois, US, utilizes a hybrid advanced natural ventilation strategy to condition a deep-plan library. The design and construction are described, but the paper focuses on the post-construction, pre-occupancy commissioning trials undertaken to test both the active and passive environmental control systems. These simple qualitative trials confirmed that the advanced natural ventilation strategy functioned broadly as intended, but reveal unexpected features of the mechanical systems, faulty components, errors in the control logic of the building management system, and design omissions. Many of these could be readily corrected before occupancy, thereby improving the likely energy and environmental performance. The trials highlighted the need for forms of contract and methods of working that enable the integrated working of design teams, especially when designing innovative buildings. The benefits of adopting simple qualitative commissioning trials, and some of the current barriers to achieving this, are discussed.
Description: This paper was published in the journal, Building Research and Information [© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210902920797
This paper was originally presented at the conference Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 27-29 July 2008.
DOI: 10.1080/09613210902920797
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11550
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210902920797
ISSN: 0961-3218
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