City@UMD Joins New Cutting Edge Project
We are excited to be a part of the UMD-led team to develop a new generation of personalized cooling and heating devices. The interesting part of this project is the merging of robotics with air conditioning components of the system. This project is sponsored by ARPA-E under their Delta program. More information will be available on the site as the project develops.
"Different modeling strategies of infiltration rates for an office building to improve accuracy of building energy simulations"
Calculations of time-dependent infiltration rates can improve accuracy of energy simulations, especially for climates with wind velocities persistently above 10 mph (4.5 m/s). Accurate assessment of infiltration rates is still a challenge for commercial buildings. The use of multi-zone models with a good database of typical leakage rates for different enclosure openings is probably the best approach at present.
By: Guiyuan Han, Jelena Srebric, and Elena Enache-Pommer
Big Ten & Friends Mechanical & Energy Conference
09/20/2015 - 09/23/2015: The Univeristy of Maryland will host 2015's annual Mechanical & Energy Conference. This event will bring together facility owners, operators, engineers, and administrators with focuses on campus infrastrucutre; all with the goal of developing and sharing plans and practices to reduce energy comsumption, improve indoor air quality, and provide occupant comfort. Come see how Building Science Group research impacts campus operation, design, and planning. Abstract deadline has been extended till May 20th.