Measurement and solutions to thermal comfort, CO2 and ventilation rates in schools

Luther, Mark B. and Atkinson, Steven E. 2012, Measurement and solutions to thermal comfort, CO2 and ventilation rates in schools, in Healthy Buildings 2012 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Healthy Buildings, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 1-6.

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Title Measurement and solutions to thermal comfort, CO2 and ventilation rates in schools
Author(s) Luther, Mark B.
Atkinson, Steven E.
Conference name Healthy Buildings. Conference (10th : 2012 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 8-12 Jul. 2012
Title of proceedings Healthy Buildings 2012 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Healthy Buildings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Healthy Buildings Conference
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) IEQ in schools
mechanical conditioning concepts
CO2 levels
ACH
thermal comfort
Summary An Australian research facility, conducted a study on several different school classrooms in regards to their thermal comfort, CO2 levels, air temperature stratification and ventilation rates in a selection of Victorian (Melbourne, Australia) schools during a winter season. A brief literature review reveals similar IAQ problems elsewhere (outside Australia) and suggests several HVAC concepts that provide potential solutions. Our intention is to highlight particular IAQ discrepancies in existing school classroom design resulting from these case study measurements, suggesting construction and mechanical operational conditioning improvements.In particular this research confirms the urgency and necessity of addressing IAQ problems in schools, world wide. Our results of the Australian school classroom measurements are similar to other parts of the world, indicating that CO2 levels, ventilation rates and air temperatures are non-compliant with the standards.
ISBN 9781921897407
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051281

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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