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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|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||© Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Citation: ||LOMAS, K.J., COOK, M.J. and SHORT, C.A., 2008. Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings: a US case study. 5th Windsor Conference of the Network-for-Comfort-and-Energy-Use-in-Buildings on Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 27-29 July 2008.|
|Abstract: ||A new building for a university near Chicago, USA, utilizes a hybrid advanced natural
ventilation (ANV) 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 ANV 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 prior to occupancy thereby improving the likely energy and
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 subsequently published in the journal, Building Research and Information, 37 (4), pp.397-412 [© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210902920797|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://nceub.org.uk|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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