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dc.contributor.authorJusto Alonso, Maria
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Peng
dc.contributor.authorMarman, Stine Flage
dc.contributor.authorJørgensen, Rikke Bramming
dc.contributor.authorMathisen, Hans Martin
dc.description.abstractVentilation control logics are usually based on the control indicators of occupancy. However, strategies including control of contaminants not linked to occupancy are requested and more feasible with the introduction in the market of low-cost sensors (LCS). In this work, a methodology for the improvement of demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) using measurements of IAQ parameters with LCS, correlation analysis, and co-simulation EnergyPlus/CONTAM is presented. Its goal was reduced annual energy use and the fraction of time with room air concentration of IAQ parameters outside thresholds. The ventilation control sequences of supply airflow rates and recirculation of return air focused on the significant parameters chosen by cross-correlation functions in the de-trended measurements. The results revealed that the methodology successfully developed control sequences that simultaneously reduced annual energy use and the number of hours outside the recommended IAQ guidelines compared to the baselines. In cold cities with excellent outdoor air quality, recirculation could reduce energy use and increase the RH in winter. Further simulations demonstrated that the use of recirculation had a protective effect on the indoor concentrations of PM2.5, assuming low outdoor air quality. However, when using recirculation, it is essential to control the IAQ to avoid excessive pollutants, RH, and temperatures.en_US
dc.description.abstractHolistic methodology to reduce energy use and improve indoor air quality for demand-controlled ventilationen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0*
dc.subjectAnnual energy useen_US
dc.subjectIndoor air qualityen_US
dc.subjectLow-cost sensorsen_US
dc.subjectAirborne pollutantsen_US
dc.titleHolistic methodology to reduce energy use and improve indoor air quality for demand-controlled ventilationen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 The authorsen_US
dc.source.journalEnergy and Buildingsen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 257660en_US

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