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Controlled natural ventilation for energy-efficient buildings <<

Akronym KonLuft
Funding Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)
Request for Proposal EnBop: Energetische Betriebsoptimierung
Supporting Organisation Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
HFT project director Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker
Project Staff M.Sc. B.Eng. Reiner Braun, Dr. Tobias Erhart, Dipl.-Phys. Daniel Gürlich, M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. Xavier Jobard, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Schulze
Project partners Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) - Fachverband Sicherheit
Duration 01.05.2013 - 30.04.2016
Project description The natural ventilation of non-residential buildings can lead to significant reductions in primary energy consumption. This is due in particular to the substantial decrease in the amount of cooling energy consumed during the summer months and the fact that the level of ventilation required in order to meet hygiene standards can be achieved without electrically powered fans. The automated opening of apertures in the building shell is especially essential in the case of non-residential buildings. On the one hand, it needs to be possible to ventilate and cool them when not in use. On the other, a high level of user comfort needs to be ensured, especially if buildings take the form of open-plan offices, shopping centres or similar premises where manual opening and closing is not a practical option. With this in mind, the aim of this project is to develop planning and simulation tools which make it easier for planners and builders to incorporate the use of natural ventilation into their designs. Simulations will feed into control strategies which will be implemented and assessed in office spaces at HFT Stuttgart.