12 December 2023, Webinar – Smart ventilation in non-residential buildings. How to assess? How to design?
15:00 Europe/Brussels

A smart ventilation system is able to continually adjust itself to provide the desired IAQ while minimizing energy use, utility bills, thermal discomfort and noise. A smart ventilation system is also responsive to e.g., occupancy, outdoor conditions, and can provide information about e.g., IAQ, energy use and the need for maintenance or repair.

For buildings such as schools, elderly care homes and office buildings, there is a need for a performance-based method that approaches the design of a smart ventilation system as a whole, assessing and optimizing the performance of the system during its whole life cycle.

This was the aim of the research project “Towards Smart Ventilation in Mid-Sized Buildings”, supported by the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). In this webinar, KU Leuven, Ghent University, University of Antwerp and Buildwise presented some results of this project. We discussed an economic indicator to assess the performance of a smart ventilation system including energy use and costs induced by user satisfaction, IAQ, noise disturbance and sleep quality. A new metric to assess IAQ resilience of ventilation systems was also introduced. Moreover, a simulation method to optimize the design of the aeraulic lay-out based on the economic indicator was presented. We finished the webinar with a discussion on measurements of and guidelines for filtration of supplied ventilation air.

This webinar was organised with the support of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre and facilitated by INIVE.

Programme (CET)

  • 15:00 | Welcome & Intro "Smart Ventilation in Non-Residential Buildings: How to Assess? How to Design", Hilde Breesch (KU Leuven, Belgium) SlidesRecordings       
  • 15:10 | An (Economic) Indicator for Assessment of Smart Ventilation Systems, Klaas De Jonge (Ghent University, Belgium) | SlidesRecordings  
  • 15:25 | Quantitative Assessment Framework of IAQ Resilience in Buildings, Douaa Al-Assaad (KU Leuven, Belgium) | SlidesRecordings
  • 15:40 | Simulation Based Design of Smart Ventilation Systems, Zakarya Kabbara (University of Antwerp, Belgium) | SlidesRecordings
  • 15:55 | Improving the Supplied Ventilation Air Quality through Filtration, Joris Van Herreweghe (Buildwise, Belgium) | SlidesRecordings
  • 16:10 | Questions and answers | PDF, Recordings
  • 16:30 | End of the webinar

For further information please scroll down to download the flyer & slides and view the recordings.