Energy performance and infection risk evaluation of retrofitted ventilation systems in times of COVID.

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event9th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria: BauSIM 2022 - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Duration: 20 Sept 202222 Sept 2022


Conference9th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

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