‘Description of A Programme Of Testing And Simulation To Establish The Determinants Of The Effective U-Value Of A ‘Supply Air’ Window’ with M. McEvoy, inArchitectural Science Review, vol 49 (June 2004)
The inspiration for the work carried out in this article came from an EPSRC project to investigate all aspects of supply air window design. This particular journal article dealt with the early stages of the project including initial mathematical modelling and steady state laboratory testing.
As the article described work that was part of a large EPSRC project looking at all aspects of supply air window design it relates closely to other work carried out under the auspices of this project. It also confirmed the ability of the window to deliver low U-Values, and the initial designs identified at this stage went on to inform the designs tested at later stages in the project.
This work was carried out as part of an £100K EPSRC funded project which was rated ‘Tending to outstanding’ by the EPSRC at the end of the project. This is their second highest rating.
The knowledge gained during this and other work carried out under the auspices of the project have lead to the formation of a company by Prof Mike McEvoy and myself to market an energy-efficient whole house ventilation system, called Dwell-Vent, based on supply air windows coupled with Passive Stack Ventilation (PSV) systems. An outcome from this work was the demonstration that supply air windows can deliver very low U-values in a UK context and some of the basic parameters discovered are stil the basis of the Dwell-Vent system now.