The efficacy of natural ventilation in existing UK dwellings and its impact on potential reduction in CO² emissions

Symeonidis, Symeon (2015) The efficacy of natural ventilation in existing UK dwellings and its impact on potential reduction in CO² emissions. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research paper is being concerned with the efficacy of natural ventilation in the existing UK housing stock. Firstly, a quick review of the legislation set by the EU in combination with the needs of the UK domestic stock is being held. Once it is clear that the UK needs to upgrade the housing stock energy demand, a wide look through natural ventilation aspects and features in regards to existing dwellings and energy efficiency is taking place. When certain aspects like, methods, strategies, systems used in the UK, design considerations, constraints for existing dwellings and efficacy of natural ventilation have been analysed effectively, an experiment is being conducted in order to verify the already existing literature. The experiment is divided into two parts, first part is concerned with the infiltration rate and the second one with the efficacy of single sided ventilation in a dwelling built in the UK in 1960. The methodology followed in this paper is very straightforward. Secondary data were gathered from reputable sources and then primary data have been created. Once all data were gathered, a cross validation took place. The results in this paper were analysed and further research is being recommended in order to understand how natural ventilation can be part of the scheme of residential CO² emission reduction in the UK.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 16:22
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:22
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18060

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