NZEB Knowledge Series | Low energy cooling and ventilation strategies for tropical residences
October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The webinar will present design and control of low energy cooling and ventilation strategies suitable for residences located in tropical countries. These strategies have been developed under the research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Research Council – Global Challenges Research Fund (EPSRC-GCRF) and is carried out by Loughborough University, UK and Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) at CEPT University. The webinar will explain the process of designing suitable ventilation openings for natural (NV) and mixed-mode (MM) residential buildings in tropical countries. The webinar will describe intelligent control algorithms that harness natural ventilation for residences to optimize indoor air quality and thermal comfort, whilst minimizing the use of air-conditioning. The webinar will also share the expected energy and comfort benefits of implementing the low energy cooling and ventilation strategies in tropical residences.
About the speaker:
Dr. Yashkumar Shukla is Technical Director (Energy Systems) at Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE). He has more than fifteen years of international experience in building energy-efficiency research and serves as a lead on several energy-efficiency research projects at CARBSE. His current research includes calibration of simulation models, performance characterization of envelope and HVAC systems, net-zero energy buildings, and development of next-generation control algorithms. He has extensive experience in the building management systems, building energy analysis, HVAC system operation, component characterization facilities, development of test chambers, building simulation modeling, and energy efficiency control algorithms.
This webinar is part of ‘NZEB Knowledge Series’ – an initiative supported by USAID’s MAITREE program (http://maitree.edsglobal.com) to accelerate the discussions and catalyse actions on Net Zero Energy Buildings in India.