'Test Cell Evaluation of Supply Air Windows to Characterise their Optimum Performance and its Verification by the Use of Modelling Techniques' in Energy and Buildings, vol. 35. November 2003, pp 1009 – 1020. ISSN: 0378-7788
The inspiration for the work carried out in this article came from an EPSRC project that investigated all aspects of supply air window design. Specific design of the window had already been carried out and it was now necessary to see how the window performed with a common ventilation system such as PSV. To achieve this a window was installed at the test cell facilities of the Building Research Establishment in Scotland.
This article was part of an ongoing investigation into the optimum design and implementation of supply air windows and subsequently had a close relationship with previous and subsequent research that looked into other factors.
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. The company is involved in design and consultancy relating to the system and one of the outcomes of this work was to demonstrate the ability of a whole house building modelling tool to accurately predict the window performance, a methodology the company still uses. In addition the work carried out here was the first time that the effective combination of PSV and supply air windows was experimentally verified and was therefore pivotal to the formation of the company.
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