Together with Jason Ciotti-Niebish and Kit Elsworth from KieranTimberlake, Krista Palen will talk about Transsolar's part in "Designing a Hybrid Ventilation System for Occupant Comfort and Energy Savings" at the Sustainability Symposium on Friday May 3rd 2019 held at Penn State in Philadelphia.
The Session will take place 12:45 - 1:45 pm (Session 3) and the content is described as followed:
"Hybrid ventilation systems can improve interior working conditions while also reducing energy consumption. This presentation will describe the experimental process of designing a hybrid system within a retrofit industrial building. In 2015, KieranTimberlake adapted a pre-existing bottling factory into its new Philadelphia studio. With intent to minimize reliance on mechanical cooling, they engaged Transsolar to design a control strategy that would provide effective hybrid natural ventilation while balancing occupant comfort and energy consumption. Transsolar developed a model that was calibrated using comprehensive building performance data collected by KieranTimberlake. This strategy allowed Transsolar to iterate modes of operation with comparative results relative to occupant comfort and energy consumption. This presentation will discuss the process and technical aspects surrounding the design and implementation of this system. It will explore lessons learned through trial-and-error and simulation. The principles derived from this case study can be applied to projects at multiple scales and locations."