Methods for estimating air change rates and sizing mechanical ventilation systems for houses

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume93
Issue2
Pages22842302; # of pages: 19
Subjectmechanical ventilation; air infiltration; total air change rate; mechanical ventilation; heating requirements estimation programs; calculation method; forced ventilation rate; Ventilation; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThis paper presents a simple method for estimating the total air change rate of a house with or without mechanical ventilation. The proposed method can be used to assess the effect of a mechanical ventilation system on total air change rates. It can also be included in existing simple computer programs for estimating heating requirements for houses. A calculation procedure is also presented for sizing mechanical ventilation systems for houses. This procedure can be used to estimate the forced ventilation rate required to achieve the desired total air change rate.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1597
NRC number30422
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NPARC number20378191
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Record created2012-07-24
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