This project investigates hybrid solutions using enhanced ventilation in order to achieve indoor comfort conditions, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and finally test it in a selected school building located in Sydney, which co-funded this project. In order to achieve this objective, the following activities were carried out:
- Assessment of the thermal comfort conditions and air quality over 1 year (2018-2019)
- Investigation of passive/hybrid solutions for improving thermal comfort conditions of school classrooms
- Installation and evaluation of a hybrid ventilation system to improve thermal comfort and air quality.
The main outcome of the project will help to develop design solutions for enhanced thermal comfort and low carbon footprint in school buildings. This new knowledge and the proposed design solutions is beneficial for other school buildings.