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Research into Evaporative Cooling of Buildings in Maritime Climates
Costelloe, Ben; Finn, Donal
Concern with environmental emissions has focused attention on traditional forms of energy use in buildings, with a view to reducing and making more rational use of energy consumption. One area of concern is the traditional, refrigeration based, commercial air conditioning system, which has high levels of electrical power consumption in fans and refrigeration compressors. There is also concern among building owners and design teams, supported by the PROBE series of post occupancy studies, conducted by the CIBSE, that many buildings, with traditional forms of air conditioning, under perform in terms of occupant satisfaction, ease of operation and control, maintenance costs and successful commissioning. These developments have led to a search for lower energy and more satisfactory alternatives. Research into evaporative cooling indicates that the technique can offer a satisfactory alternative to refrigeration based cooling in a number of appropriate applications.
Keyword(s): evaporative cooling research; health and safety with evaporative cooling; energy efficiency with evaporative cooling; cooling towers; cooling water temperature possible with evaporative cooling; low approach cooling towers; Architectural Technology; Architecture; Business; Construction Engineering; Engineering; Engineering Education; Environmental Design; Real Estate
Publication Date:
2002
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Contributor(s): CIBSE (RoI region), Enterprise Ireland applied research grant, DIT Faculty of Engineering research seed fund
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): Reports
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
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