High performance schools: displacement ventilation an improvement?

W. Zeiler, D.J.B.W. Schuiling, G. Boxem

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Ventilation in schools is very important as it has a direct relation to health and performance of pupils. The status quo of school ventilation in the Netherlands is presented: lots of problems and insufficient situations were found. Different aspects of the problems were studied to find new solutions. A new Integral Design approach was developed to design adequate solutions for ventilation of school buildings. The design procedure and a first design result are described: a displacement ventilation system for indoor climate control of schools. The design is implemented in an existing school and measurements were done in this school. In an existing school building a new displacement ventilation system was installed in a classroom. Afterwards during several weeks all relevant parameters were measured to calculate the PMV values. In the same period users of this classroom had to fill in a questionnaire in which they rated temperature, stability of temperature and air speed. The measurements and calculations provide an insight in the effects of displacement ventilation on the climate itself and the individual perception of the thermal comfort. Bench marking of specific parameters concerning thermal comfort gives a clear picture of the performance of the concept. Displacement ventilation is good solution for classroom ventilation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th AIVC Conference on Trends in High Performance Buildings and the Role of Ventilation, 1-2 October 2009, Berlin, Germany
EditorsB. Rosenthal
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Eventconference; 30th AIVC conference; 2009-10-01; 2009-10-02 -
Duration: 1 Oct 20092 Oct 2009


Conferenceconference; 30th AIVC conference; 2009-10-01; 2009-10-02
Other30th AIVC conference


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