Technology Solutions Case Study: Design Guidance for Passive Vents in New Construction, Multifamily Buildings
In an effort to improve indoor air quality in high-performance, new construction, multifamily buildings, dedicated sources of outdoor air are being implemented. Passive vents are being selected by some design teams over other strategies because of their lower first costs and operating costs. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings constructed eight steps, which outline the design and commissioning required for these passive vents to perform as intended.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
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- United States
- residential; residential buildings; carb; consortium for advanced residential buildings; building america; indoor air quality; multifamily
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