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Reference Number EP/K011669/1
Title Quantifying the Human Induced Ventilation of Buildings
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr EA Hathway
No email address given
Civil and Structural Engineering
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 24 July 2013
End Date 23 November 2014
Duration 16 months
Total Grant Value £100,645
Industrial Sectors Construction
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr EA Hathway , Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Leeds (0.000%)
Project Contact , Buro Happold Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of York (0.000%)
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Abstract As we increase the air tightness of our buildings in line with more stringent building regulations it is vital to specify adequate fresh air ingress to all occupied spaces to ensure the health and well-being of occupants. In order to optimise buildings for energy and health it is important that we have a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of indoor air flow, which is complicated by the impact of human behaviour. Current knowledge of how humans interact with their environment and implications for the airflow within buildings is virtually non-existent. This proposal aims to develop facilities for investigating the detailed fluctuations of air movement due to occupants opening and moving through doorways. This will have a significant impact on the understanding of contaminant transport and fresh air ingress into buildings; it will also have implications for ventilation specification and simulation as well as building energy prediction

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