ASHRAE, DOAS, Sustainable Building

The Benefits of Using a Dedicated Outdoor Air System

Dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS), is defined by the ASHRAE Journal as a system which uses separate equipment to condition all outdoor air (OA) brought into a building for ventilation, delivered to each occupied space, either directly or in conjunction with local space or central (zoned) HVAC units serving those same spaces. The local or central HVAC units are used to maintain space temperature setpoint requirements.
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ASHRAE, Energy Saving, Sustainable Building, Thermal Comfort

Understanding Thermal Comfort & How To Predict It

Traditionally, interior conditioning strategies have only ever placed importance on the management of indoor temperature and humidity conditions with the use of mechanical conditioning systems to provide thermal comfort. Owners and designer may not have known the alternatives available to them or the impact thermal comfort has on the building and its occupants.

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