Oct 30, 2020 NZEB Knowledge Series Webinar – Low energy cooling and ventilation strategies for tropical residences
The webinar presents the design and control of low energy cooling and ventilation strategies suitable for residences located in tropical countries. These strategies have been developed under the research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Research Council – Global Challenges Research Fund (EPSRC-GCRF) and is carried out by Loughborough University, UK and Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) at CEPT University. The webinar explains the process of designing suitable ventilation openings for natural (NV) and mixed-mode (MM) residential buildings in tropical countries. It describes intelligent control algorithms that harness natural ventilation for residences to optimize indoor air quality and thermal comfort, whilst minimizing the use of air-conditioning. The webinar also shares the expected energy and comfort benefits of implementing the low energy cooling and ventilation strategies in tropical residences.
The webinar hosts Dr. Yashkumar Shukla, Technical Director (Energy Systems) at Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE). His current research includes calibration of simulation models, performance characterization of envelope and HVAC systems, net-zero energy buildings, and development of next-generation control algorithms.