Ventilation

Report

9 Sep 2018
20

Cool roof technology is known to reduce the cooling energy consumption of conditioned buildings during hot periods, and widespread implementation of such roofs in a neighbourhood or precinct can mitigate the urban heat island effect. Established building energy modelling techniques are able in principle to...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018
14

Buildings and the atmosphere are intrinsically connected via cooling and heating systems. Global climate is projected to grow warmer, while an increasing fraction of the population living in urban centers. This introduces the challenge for new approaches to project future energy demand changes in cities....

Guide

Fifth edition
1 Jun 2018
17

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and the former Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) developed this Handbook to assist users with the application and understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One energy efficiency provisions.

The objective...

Guide

1 Mar 2018
7

The Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) can be met using either a Performance Solution or a Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Solution or a combination of both solutions. The following demonstrates the performance based design process that should be used in conjunction with the Development...

Commentary

1 Feb 2018
19

I am often asked about testing buildings for air tightness, and specifically about what qualifies as “good” or “bad” construction. Believe me, I could talk about it for days but quickly the discussion gets abstract.

This is an effort to get back to basics...

Report

Case studies in Australia
1 Feb 2018
22

Beyond expensive building and equipment upgrades and retrofits, re-commissioning (analogous to performing a comprehensive tune-up on your car) and automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) for building systems offer significant energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings.

With Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems...

Audio interview

3 Jan 2018
17

There are calls for changes to the nation's building code to ensure homes are heat stress resistant in summer.

A study has found new 'energy efficient' homes can actually be less resistant to heat than older double-brick homes.

As a result, Australian's are...

Journal article

1 Jan 2018
53

In Australia, heatwaves are the deadliest natural hazard and a major driver of peak electricity demand. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit one’s ability to use air conditioning. Meanwhile, increased energy efficiency...

Report

6 Jun 2017
14

Radiant cooling and heating has the potential for improved energy efficiency, demand response, comfort, indoor environmental quality, and architectural design. Many radiant buildings have demonstrated outstanding performance in these regards, and application of the technology in commercial buildings is expanding. However, there are no well-established...

Journal article

23 May 2017
20

This paper demonstrates that the integration of passive features during the design/construction of sustainable buildings requires thorough modelling at the design stage as some features may have unintended consequences resulting in occupant dissatisfaction, and resulting in the building using more energy to maintain comfort.

Report

An industry foresighting perspective on developments in the Australian HVAC market
1 Jan 2017
20

This paper provides a snapshot of future HVAC in a net-zero world, and outlines some of the main themes from the workshop discussions such as:

The changing relationship between occupants and buildings; A shift in the approach and objectives for town planners; A move...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016
60

Purpose / Context – The purpose of this study is to investigate indoor environment and energy saving performance of houses, which employ passive ventilation systems, built in mild climate region and hot humid region in Japan.

Methodology / Approach – In this...

Discussion paper

15 Mar 2013
51

AIRAH undertook this project on behalf of the whole of industry to provide a forum or mechanism whereby the transition to low -­‐ emission HVAC&R practices and technologies could be discussed openly and transparently. The topic is broad and the views are varied and often...

Other text

30 Mar 2010
14

Provides a brief introduction to evidence-based design of classrooms.

Overview

 

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