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Design and operational strategies for good Indoor Air Quality in low-energy dwellings: performance evaluation of two apartment blocks in East London, UK

Burman, E; Shrubsole, C; Stamp, S; Mumovic, D; Davies, M; (2018) Design and operational strategies for good Indoor Air Quality in low-energy dwellings: performance evaluation of two apartment blocks in East London, UK. In: IBPC2018, 7th International Building Physics Conference. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

To achieve stringent energy objectives, new dwellings are subject to energy conservation measures including low air permeability and high levels of insulation. Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) can be used to control the balance between energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in these buildings. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the design and operational strategies adopted in a new development comprising two apartment blocks in East London. The findings point to significant gaps in operational energy use compared against design projections, and high concentrations in benzene and formaldehyde three years after construction. It is suggested that a combination of internal source control measures at design stage and building fine-tuning in early stages of post-occupancy is necessary to close the performance gap in energy and IAQ.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Design and operational strategies for good Indoor Air Quality in low-energy dwellings: performance evaluation of two apartment blocks in East London, UK
Event: IBPC2018, 7th International Building Physics Conference, 23-26 September 2018, Syracuse, New York, USA
Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA
Dates: 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://ibpc2018.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Low-energy dwellings, IAQ, MVHR, Performance gap
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054611
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