Estimating urban natural ventilation potential by noise mapping and building energy simulation

Michael Barclay, Stephen Sharples, Jian Kang, Bo Wang, Hu Du

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Abstract

Maximising the natural ventilation of a building can be beneficial in terms of comfort and reduced reliance on air conditioning. In noisy urban areas this can conflict with the need to reduce the ingress of external noise. In this study
the effect of building exposure to noise on natural ventilation potential is investigated. The occurrence of window openings on a building façade was adjusted according to road traffic noise levels. Road traffic noise levels at the
building façade were modelled using a noise map of Manchester in CadnaA. Win
dow openings were adjusted in representative Design Builder/EnergyPlus building energy models with calculated natural ventilation and opening schedulings. This enabled acoustic considerations to be quantified in terms of building ventilation and chiller energy use at the whole building level over a summer time period.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 23 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period23/08/1027/08/10

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    Barclay, M., Sharples, S., Kang, J., Wang, B., & Du, H. (2010). Estimating urban natural ventilation potential by noise mapping and building energy simulation. Paper presented at 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 , Sydney, Australia.