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Title: Environmental performance of a naturally ventilated city centre library
Authors: Krausse, Birgit
Cook, Malcolm J.
Lomas, Kevin J.
Keywords: Building design
Natural ventilation
Energy efficiency
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB) / © the authors
Citation: KRAUSSE, B., COOK, M.J. and LOMAS, K.J., 2006. Environmental performance of a naturally ventilated city centre library. Proceedings of the International Conference on Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings - Getting them Right, Windsor, UK, 27th-30th April 2006, 12pp.
Abstract: To tackle climate change it is essential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. To this end, it is important to reduce the energy demands of buildings. The Frederick Lanchester Library at Coventry University, UK, incorporates natural ventilation, daylighting and passive cooling strategies. By using lightwells and perimeter stacks to supply and exhaust air, it can be adequately ventilated by natural means despite its deep plan form and sealed façade. This paper gives a brief overview of the Library’s design and the main cooling and ventilation strategies. Temperature and energy consumption data from the two most recent years of continuous operation are presented and the building’s performance is compared to the original design criteria and good practice guidelines. The data indicates that the building uses under half the energy of a standard air-conditioned building and yet, in summer, can keep the interior comfortable and up to 5 K below ambient.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12397
Publisher Link: http://nceub.org.uk/uploads/43KrausseLomas.pdf
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