Radiant heating is currently a widespread technology, while radiant cooling is still often used with hesitation, because of the flaws reported for early applications and the consequent concerns. The use of a proper control and the combination with a ventilation system may avoid nevertheless the common risks associated with this technology, especially condensation. Combining a high temperature radiant cooling system with a ventilation system it is possible to obtain energy savings and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, because ventilation airflow rates can be substantially reduced. The combination of radiant cooling with a suitable ventilation strategy can moreover largely increase the cooling capacity of the system. Nevertheless a careful design process is required in order to associate the proper ventilation strategy to the radiant system. The opportunities and threats related to the matched use of radiant cooling and ventilation are reported, highlighting last findings of research.

Radiant Cooling combined with Ventilation Systems

CAUSONE, FRANCESCO;
2011

Abstract

Radiant heating is currently a widespread technology, while radiant cooling is still often used with hesitation, because of the flaws reported for early applications and the consequent concerns. The use of a proper control and the combination with a ventilation system may avoid nevertheless the common risks associated with this technology, especially condensation. Combining a high temperature radiant cooling system with a ventilation system it is possible to obtain energy savings and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, because ventilation airflow rates can be substantially reduced. The combination of radiant cooling with a suitable ventilation strategy can moreover largely increase the cooling capacity of the system. Nevertheless a careful design process is required in order to associate the proper ventilation strategy to the radiant system. The opportunities and threats related to the matched use of radiant cooling and ventilation are reported, highlighting last findings of research.
Cooling Systems: Energy, Engineering and Applications
9781612093796
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