Conference Agenda

Session
Seminar 12: Applying Sorbent Ventilation Technology to Optimize Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency
Time:
Thursday, 23/June/2022:
9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Provincial

Session Topics:
Track B: Industrial HVAC-Innovations and Best Practices

Track B: Industrial HVAC-Innovations and Best Practices 


Presentations

Applying Sorbent Ventilation Technology to Optimize Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

Anurag Goel

enVerid Systems

The conventional strategy for achieving acceptable indoor air quality relies on providing prescriptive amounts of outside air to dilute and thus reduce concentrations of contaminants such as carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and total volatile organic compounds. As a result, during building design and construction, expensive ventilation systems are specified and installed to meet indoor air quality design targets. During building operation, conditioning and moving outside air results in added energy use and costs – negatively impacting energy efficiency design targets. Furthermore, increasing outdoor air to dilute indoor air introduces harmful outdoor contaminants such as ozone, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide, into the indoor environment.

How can we continue to provide high-quality indoor environments for all in a future with aggressive carbon reduction targets and increased outdoor air quality challenges?

Over the last 5 years, project teams have been exploring these questions by moving from a prescriptive to a performance-based approach to achieving acceptable indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Through performance-based indoor air quality design, project teams are developing tailored ventilation design strategies that leverage sorbent air cleaning and account for the potential indoor and outdoor contaminants of concern - including viral contaminants such as SARS-CoV-2. They are then measuring their indoor air quality and using this information to operate their buildings for both energy efficiency and enhanced indoor air quality.

In this session, power users of the performance-based indoor air quality design strategy will share their techniques for successfully and cost-effectively implementing , measuring, and verifying this approach on a variety of project types including warehouses, distribution centers, and mixed-use spaces.

We will also discuss how and why to pursue performance-based indoor air quality design and share perspectives from HVAC designers, building owners, and facility managers.