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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2022: 9th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

     

ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND INFECTION RISK EVALUATION OF RETROFITTED VENTILATION SYSTEMS IN TIMES OF CO VID

Fatos Pollozhani, Robert Mcleod, Thomas Klimach, Ulrich Pöschl, Christina Hopfe

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/29761662.2022.68
Abstract: The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of efficient ventilation systems in reducing the risk of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This study evaluates the energetic performance and viral transmission characteristics of a low-cost mechanical extract ventilation system in comparison to alternative strategies in an educational context. The results show a significant improvement in indoor air quality combined with energy savings relative to natural ventilation strategies.
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