Field and Laboratory Testing of Approaches to Smart Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Control
Fenaughty, Karen; Parker, Danny; Lubliner, Michael; Howard, Luke
Ventilation; Cooling; Moisture; Buildings
Whole-house mechanical ventilation is a critical component to a comprehensive strategy for good indoor air quality (IAQ). However, due to lack of integration with standard heating and cooling systems, and perceptions from a portion of the homebuilding industry about risks related to increased energy use, increased cost, and decreased comfort, voluntary and code-required adoption varies amongst regions. Smart ventilation controls (SVC) balance energy consumption, comfort, and IAQ by optimizing mechanical ventilation operation to reduce the heating and/or cooling loads, improve management of indoor moisture, and maintain IAQ equivalence according to ASHRAE 62.2.Suggested Citation:Martin, E.; Fernaughty, K.; Parker, D.; Lubliner, M.; Howard, L. 2018. Field and Laboratory Testing of Approaches to Smart Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Control. Golden, CO; NationalRenewable Energy Laboratory. DOE/EE-1701.
https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1416954-field-laboratory-testing-approaches-smart-whole-house-mechanical-ventilation-control, Links to Pub at DOE: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1416954-field-laboratory-testing-approaches-smart-whole-house-mechanical-ventilation-controlhttps://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416954
Buildings - Cooling; Buildings - Moisture; Buildings - Ventilation
Florida Solar Energy Center and Martin, Eric, "Field and Laboratory Testing of Approaches to Smart Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Control" (2018). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 63.