Ventilation has an impact on a buildings energy use and air quality, as well as helping to determine how comfortable it is to be in. It is vital, then, for building designers to find an optimum balance between these three components. But this is complicated by the sometimes-conflicting demands of the government, the users and the building managers.
TNO can be of assistance during the design phase by modelling, in great detail, the ventilating currents of buildings and other structures with our specially designed programming. We also work closely with market participants to develop and optimise new ventilation products, such as components for natural ventilation, balanced ventilation and ventilation systems combined with heat recovery.
TNO does a great deal of research into the application of indirect adiabatic cooling combined with balanced ventilation systems (and heat recovery). Some examples:
We also research such topics as how to optimise apparatus for recycling the residual heat from the ventilating air. And we provide consultation on control systems for fresh air systems.