Url https://www.cimne.com/sgp/rtd/Project.aspx?id=431
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Acronym NATVENT (2008)
Project title Caracterización de sistemas de ventilación natural en edificios residenciales , para su inclusión en el Código Técnico de la Edificación. Characterization of natural ventilation sistems in dwelling houses buildings for their approval in the Building Techni
Official Website https://seguweb.mec.es/proyectosid/
Reference ENE2008-06688
Principal investigator Jordi CIPRIANO LINDEZ - cipriano@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/01/2009 End date 31/12/2009
Coordinator CIMNE
Consortium members
Program LIA2. Proy.I+D: Investigación Fundamental Call Convocatoria 2008
Subprogram Investigación Fundamental No Orientada Category Nacional
Funding body(ies) MICINN Grant 10.890,00 €
Abstract This research aims at developing new methodologies for the analysis of natural ventilation systems in buildings, trying to overcome the existing barriers and contributing to massive implementation of these systems in the European building sector. The developed methodologies intend to be clear and user friendly enough to be included in the CTE as suitable technical documents. A new and innovative evaluation scheme for the overall performance analysis (energy performance, comfort and pollutants reduction) of such integrated systems will be developed within the frame of this project. This project addresses these goals by means of the following scientific and technical objectives: - To develop a methodology for the design and analysis of the natural ventilation systems which includes the mass flow rate prediction in urban environments, the thermal energy production, the reduction of the building energy consumption, and the improvement of the interior air quality. - To select those systems which can be generic and reproducible, and thus able to overcome the limitations of the current uptake which at present is limited to very specific projects in small communities. - To demonstrate the benefits of the use of this methodology for Engineers and architects. An extensive monitoring campaign over several dwelling houses which include wind induced ventilation systems and the construction of two buoyancy based ventilation prototypes will be undertaken. - To make the new methodologies and selected systems commercially available and approvable by the CTE, and to demonstrate their cost-effectiveness in the European building market. The major innovation that NATVENT project represents is in applying advanced sustainable design and manufacturing methods to the natural ventilation systems field and the building construction industry. For the underlying building technology, new components and natural ventilation systems will be designed along the lines of generating an infinite variety of styles and shapes that can be easily reconfigured to suit changing needs. In common with other industries, concepts such as design for production and built-in redundancy will be used to deliver easily scalable and replicable products. Furthermore, another innovations of this project focus on: - Development of understandable methodologies for the easy introduction of the natural ventilation systems in the house building sector. - Enhancement of a critical mass which leads to a real uptake of these systems - Showing that an intelligent building house conception with the introduction of industrialized systems could lead to dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The methodology to be followed within the NATVENT project is based on the previous experience of CIMNE and is supported by the companies ISOFOTON and PICH, which belong to the Renewable Energy and the construction sectors respectively.