The building is targeting LEED Gold certification, with a 40% energy reduction over the baseline code through the use of chilled beams, geothermal wells and demand controlled ventilation
. "Rain gardens will filter and collect storm water and be used as a teaching tool to demonstrate the importance of recharging natural water aquifers," says CO Architects principal James Simeo.
Energy Saving in Buildings by Demand Controlled Ventilation
With the exhaust and equivalent amount of makeup air linked to the operation of the computers at each workstation, the system has been functioning as a method of demand controlled ventilation
. The first thing each person does when they arrive in the morning is turn on their computer, telling the ventilation system they require fresh air.
The ability to adjust ventilation rates to the actual demand within each space (demand controlled ventilation
) minimises running costs without compromising on comfort.
C[O.sub.2]-based demand controlled ventilation
under new ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010: a case study for a gymnasium of an elementary school at West Lafayette, Indiana.
With its broadband emission and low input power requirements, the MPE is suited to a wide variety of portable and traditional applications including but not limited to medical: respiratory measurements, capnography applications and glucose monitoring: environmental: greenhouse gas analysis, exhaust emissions monitoring, industrial plant leak detection; process control: protein and fat measurements, plastics sorting, moisture content analysis, contaminant detection; HVAC: demand controlled ventilation
, refrigerant monitoring; and general: breath alcohol testing, gas analysis, infrared spectroscopy.
Accordingly, the three phase project's first phase will be completed by September as the new school year begins and upgrades will include new high efficiency boilers and lighting, weatherstripping and air-sealing of windows and doors, new demand controlled ventilation
and retro-commissioning of the HVAC systems.
Demand controlled ventilation
systems reduce costs even more substantially and without reducing the required degree of comfort.
"Demand controlled ventilation
systems in commercial buildings." Chalmers University of Technology.
If your facility has demand controlled ventilation
, confirm these sensors are up to date to ensure that the ventilation responds to the space's actual needs.