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Author Maxwell, Sean, author.

Title Evaluation of ventilation strategies in new construction multifamily buildings / prepared by Sean Maxwell, David Berger, and Marc Zuluaga ; prepared for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Publication Info. Golden, CO : U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, 2014.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 1.77:DOE/GO-102014-4451    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 75 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "July 2014."
"NREL technical monitor: Cheryn Metzger."
"DOE/GO-102014-4451"--Page [76].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-75).
Summary In multifamily buildings, particularly in the Northeast, exhaust ventilation strategies are the norm as a means of meeting both local exhaust and whole-unit mechanical ventilation rates. The issue of where the 'fresh' air is coming from is gaining significance as air-tightness standards for enclosures become more stringent, and the 'normal leakage paths through the building envelope' disappear. CARB researchers have found that the majority of high performance, new construction, multifamily housing in the Northeast use one of four general strategies for ventilation: continuous exhaust only with no designated supply or make-up air source, continuous exhaust with ducted make-up air to apartments, continuous exhaust with supply through a make-up air device integral to the unit HVAC, and continuous exhaust with supply through a passive inlet device, such as a trickle vent. Insufficient information is available to designers on how these various systems are best applied. Product performance data are based on laboratory tests, and the assumption is that products will perform similarly in the field. Proper application involves matching expected performance at expected building pressures, but there is no guarantee that those conditions will exist consistently in the finished building. This research effort, which included several weeks of building pressure monitoring, sought to provide field validation of system performance. The performance of four substantially different strategies for providing make-up air to apartments was evaluated.
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308
Prepared under subcontract no. KNDJ-0-40342-04
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 25, 2014).
Subject Apartment houses -- Heating and ventilation -- Research.
Buildings -- Environmental engineering -- Research.
House construction -- Energy conservation.
Added Author Berger, David, author.
Zuluaga, Marc, author.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), issuing body.
Building America (Program : U.S.), sponsoring body.
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Building Technologies, sponsoring body.
Gpo Item No. 0429-A-90 (online)
Sudoc No. E 1.77:DOE/GO-102014-4451

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