On May 20th, Michael Ward and I presented our experience from HVAC technologies and systems in actual building case studies and practices to 25 students of architecture in Torino, Italy.
My presentation was about an actual building where the monitoring of indoor air quality and energy was the base information for evaluation of the actual building situation, i.e. indoor air quality and comfort of occupants. Then the models of current situation with constant volume system ventilation was developed which was a base for theoretical system models of variable air volume, demand controlled ventilation and improved demand controlled ventilation. The main message I did convey to the future architects was to pay the attention to the effective ventilation system in respect of energy operational costs and energy use. Do not make cutbacks on ventilation in the budget as the good indoor climate in a building increases the productivity of employees and facility value.
Michael´s presentation was all about the HVAC technology and he presented a detailed and very graphic presentation of current systems. Michael focused on an example of an office where the main task was to deliver fresh air and good indoor temperatures, provide hot & cold water and data cooling. He talked about air heat recovery, technology of fan coils versus climate beams, reuse of free air heat from comms room air conditioning, and water cooling recovery.
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