Thermal Architecture Lab

A fresh (air) look at ventilation for COVID-19: Estimating the global energy savings potential of coupling natural ventilation with novel radiant cooling strategies

25 March 2021

Dorit Aviv, Kian Wee Chen, Eric Teitelbaum, Denon Sheppard, Jovan Pantelic, Adam Rysanek, Forrest Meggers

Increased fresh air supply may double energy costs when operating a conventional HVAC system. This article proposes an alternative HVAC solution which couples novel radiant systems with natural ventilation.

We estimate this solution would address thermal comfort needs in all major climate zones. Where adopted, this solution could reduce building HVAC energy demand by 10–45%.

Read the full article in Applie Energy Journal.